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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution,Office of Quincentenary Programs
Dates:
1984-1993
Size:
37.86 cu. ft. (37 record storage boxes) (2 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities which the Office of Quincentenary Programs coordinated or organized to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The Quincentenary programs began in 1985 under the coordination of Smithsonian's Directorate of International Activities, Magali ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
26.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the SAO as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is provided below in order to facilitate use of the files...

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Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc.
Zink, Philip G.
Zink, Scott
Dates:
circa 1920s-2001
Size:
15 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0777
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents trailer park life, particularly the Ryder Mobile Homes Park founded by Ralph Ryder in New Haven, Connecticut in 1930.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Creators:
McDonald, David N.
Dates:
ca. 1880
Size:
2 Volumes (100 drawings, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4452A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Vol. 1: 46 drawings of war scenes on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers retained. Inside of cover inscribed D.N. McDonald, US Army. Vol. 2: 54 drawings on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers not retained. Scenes are primarily of warfare, but also include horse raids, c...

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Creators:
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973
Dates:
1890-1971
Size:
11.61 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.everphil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Philip Evergood measure 11.61 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1971. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, speeches, and sound recordings of radio appearances; subject files; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork, including oil paintings, sketches, and childhood drawings; and photographs of Evergood, his family and friends, and his work.

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Creators:
Waugh, Donald.
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.
Dates:
1909-1963
Size:
2.1 Linear feet ((5 boxes; 1 map case drawer))
1,749 Photographic prints
1,035 lantern slides
1579 negatives (photographic)
80 Film reels (16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.003
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Leuman Maurice Waugh collection contains papers, photographs, and film holdings that were created by Waugh during his dental research expeditions to indigenous communities in Newfoundland and Labrador in eastern Canada and in Arctic Alaska.

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Creators:
Kisan
Dates:
1886 or before
Size:
98 Drawings (ink, 14 x 17.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS211195
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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