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The Foundation Company Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Foundation Company (The).  Search this
Names:
Chase Manhattan Bank  Search this
Ohio Edison Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
9 Cubic Feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photograph albums
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Date:
1887-1969
Scope and Contents note:
These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also photographs, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings concerning projects for office building and power plant foundations, docks, dry docks, and piers, and work for the Ohio Edison Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Boston Common Underground Garage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photographs

Series 2: Drawings
Biographical/Historical note:
The Foundation Company was a New York subaqueous concrete construction firm founded in 1902. It was created to pool the knowledge of engineers who specialized in the construction of bridge piers and building foundations. The compnay was a leader in the development of the pneumatic caisson method for the construction of foundations. This method made possible the skyscrapers of New York City. Additonally, the company also worked on power houses/stations, shipyards, and docks.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1966.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Pumping machinery  Search this
Mine shafts  Search this
Lifting-jacks  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Air locks (Chambers)  Search this
Subways  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad bridges  Search this
Concrete construction  Search this
Dams  Search this
Derricks  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Caissons  Search this
Canals  Search this
Concrete  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Underwater tunnels  Search this
Waterways  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Citation:
The Foundation Company Records, circa 1887-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0974
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The Foundation Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0974
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Harry A. McBride Railroad Photographs

Donor:
McBride, Harry A.  Search this
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca. 1940s-1950s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approxiamtely 3,000 views of railroads, railroad equipment, stations, yards and employees. The emphasis is on American railroads, but the collection includes a few views of railroad subjects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Scandinavia and several island nations.
Arrangement:
1 series, arranged by railroad.
Biographical / Historical:
McBride was a foreign service officer and museum official. He was also a railroad enthusiast.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Colonel Harry A. McBride, Date Unknown
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Railroad trains  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Railroads -- Rolling-stock  Search this
Railroads -- Employees  Search this
Citation:
Harry A. McBride Railroad Photographs, 1940s-1950s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1171
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1171
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U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums

Creator:
Aikins, Russell Chorley, 1896-  Search this
U.S. Steel Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises of 21 albums depicting the steel making and finishing operations of the United States Steel Corporation. All of the images were made by Russell Aikins around 1940. The albums contain photographic prints (8" x 9-1/2"). The majority of prints are mounted on spiral-bound pages. The photographs were created for public relations purposes and provide visual documentation of American steel making technology, production practice, and worker manager relationships. Subject matter varies widely, depicting the process of manufacturing steel or steel-related products. The photographs have a strong human and dramatic emphasis. The strongest theme is industrial mobilization for the war effort. Many photographs document female wartime work in industry, and African American workers are also represented. The theme of worker safety is well documented with images depicting safety glasses and protective garments. Printed captions below each photograph usually identify workers by name and occupation.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series, chronologically by album number.
Biographical:
Russell Chorley Aikins was born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1896. He began his photographic career at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a news photographer in 1917. Two years later, Aikins joined the New York Times Sunday Rotogravure Section and the World Wide Syndicate as a staff photographer. In the early 1920s, Aikins organized and ran the New York Times Washington picture bureau. Aikins served briefly, in 1929, as an editor for the newly developing Associated Press (AP) photo service. Following the growing trend in the photo news industry Aikins left the AP and became a freelance photographer. He opened his studio in New York City and did work for Fortune, Time, Life, and Colliers.

Aikins career shifted in 1937 when he decided to "devote all my time to the portrayal of business and industry." Aikins noted the need for big business to be represented and saw his images as tools for business self-promotion: "It had been a growing conviction with me that industry in addition to its product advertising should promote its fitness to serve the public and its ability to make quality goods." He started to recruit companies to combat the stereotypical cold, unfeeling edge of big business. Aikins called this new style of photography "camera-reporting," which he thought could transport stockholders, customers, and the public into the mills, giving the viewer greater confidence in the corporation and its products. A few companies Aikins represented included Chrysler Corporation, General Electric Company, Johnson & Johnson, and the United States Steel Corporation. After World War Two the demand for the technique Aikins helped to pioneer began to diminish as public and labor attitudes changed. After 1948, there is no record of Aikins' activities.

Source

Division of Work and Industry staff.
Historical:
The United States Steel Corporation was created in 1901 by the purchase and consolidation of several companies by financier J.P. Morgan. At the time of formation, it was the largest company in the world. U.S. Steel represented Morgan's attempt to bring stability to the volatile steel market. Morgan purchased Andrew Carnegie's highly aggressive Carnegie Steel and brought it together with Federal Steel, National Tube, American Steel and Wire, American Sheet Steel, American Hoop Steel, American Tin Plate, American Bridge, and the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines. Other companies were added later.

Capitalized at $1.4 billion, U.S. Steel was in 1901 the largest company in the world. It controlled over 50% of American Steel production but was in many ways hamstrung by its size. While the operation of Carnegie Steel was characterized by technological efficiency, US Steel avoided innovation. Some in the company referred to the Corporation's policy as "no inventions, no innovation." The company was thought by many to be driven by a banker's vision of protecting investment, not an industrialist's vision of increasing production. Always sensitive about public antitrust action, Elbert Gary, the leader of the company, sought to cast U.S. Steel as a "good trust." In 1936, the CIO formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC), and began a massive union drive. Although strongly antiunion, U.S. Steel, under Myron Taylor was the first major steel company to recognize the steelworkers union in 1937.

An industry once characterized by low wages and harsh conditions emerged by the late 1940s as one of the highest-paying blue collar employers, forced to negotiate with one of the nation's most powerful unions. Following recognition of the union U.S. Steel followed a corporate strategy of paying for wage settlements by increasing steel prices. This often put the giant company at odds with governmental economic policy.

Source

Division of Work and Industry staff.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School

1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection

The 1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection contains photographs that were on display in New York City and Chicago in an exhibition sponsored by the National Alliance of Art and Industry.

United States Steel Corporation photographs, circa 1940-1960

A large collection of black and white gelatin silver prints depicting the United States Steel Corporation's steel plants, works, personnel, machinery, mining operations, buildings, warehouses and production of the numerous products manufactured by the company, circa 1940-1960.

Industrial Life Photograph Collection, 1920-1941

Photographs collected by the Business Historical Society to document major industries in the United States and industrial processes.

Lowell National Historical Park

Youngstown Center for Industry and Labor
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work  Search this
Safety  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Citation:
U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1037
See more items in:
U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1037
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The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Names:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Kilkelly, Ann  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes , Black-and-white photoprints: on fiber-base paper. Silver gelatin)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Transcripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Appalachian Region
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
1997-2003
Scope and Contents:
Carol Burch-Brown's photographs (200 photoprints, mostly silver gelatin, but including a few digital prints), copies of tape-recorded interviews (31, on 26 compact discs), and transcripts of interviews (3 volumes plus a compact disc containing Word files) made at the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2000 (photoprints made in 2003), documenting a working class "gay" bar. Photographs include "drag" performances and other activities at the bar. A colleague of the photographer, Ann Kilkelly, is shown in costume in some of the photographs. The project was later entitled "It's Reigning Queens in Appalachia" by the photographer.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints

Series 2: Text (including transcripts of interviews)

Series 3: Compact discs
Biography:
Carol Burch-Brown is Professor of Art and Humanities at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, and is a photographer, painter, and musician. Photographer and co-author with David Rigsbee, Trailers, University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Other Title:
It's Reigning Queens in Appalachia
History:
During its heyday, the Shamrock Bar in Bluefield, West Virginia was a gathering place for gays and lesbians. The photographer reported in March 2003, before donating this collection, that Miss Helen Compton, proprietor of the Shamrock, had died and the establishment had been closed.
Provenance:
Photographs taken and interviews created by Carol Burch-Brown, 1997-2000. Photographs printed and collection prepared for donation, 2003.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright. Requests will be referred to the photographer.
Topic:
Bisexuality  Search this
Working class  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Gay artists -- Interviews  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Compact discs
Photographs -- Digital prints -- 20th century
Digital images
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown, 1997-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0857
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0857
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Tad Hershorn Collection

Creator:
Hershorn, Tad  Search this
Names:
Granz, Norman  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Concert programs
Programs
Photographs
Typescripts
Date:
1956-1991.
Scope and Contents note:
Materials relating to jazz, including photographs of jazz performers; printed material, including clippings about the jazz promoter Norman Granz, and nine concert programs; and a typescript history of jazz at the Philharmonic.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Tad Hershorn.,Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Jazz -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Concert programs
Programs -- Concerts
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Typescripts
Citation:
Tad Hershorn Collection, 1956-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0680
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0680
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Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook

Creator:
Clairmook, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Greeting cards
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1930 - 1932
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook documenting the radio career of young Jean Clairmook, containing letters, greeting cards, clippings and photographs.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Child radio singer during the 1930s.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.
Topic:
Radio programs, Musical  Search this
Singers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Greeting cards -- 1920-1940
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Correspondence -- 1920-1930
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook, 1930-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0674
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0674
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M. Francis Misklea Carousel Collection

Creator:
Spillman Engineering Corporation  Search this
Misklea, M. Francis  Search this
Allan Herschell Co.  Search this
Hershell-Spillman Company  Search this
Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters (correspondence)
Advertisements
Design drawings
Clippings
Stereographs
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1879-1956.
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous documents, catalogs, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material relating to the carousels and other amusement park rides of the Allan Herschell Company (which earlier in its existence was called the Herschell-Spillman Company and the Spillman Engineerng Corporation).
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Employee of the Allan Herschell Company, which manufactured amusement park rides.
Provenance:
Donated by Francis Misklea in 1974.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.
Topic:
Merry-go-round art  Search this
Amusement rides  Search this
Amusement ride equipment industry  Search this
Merry-go-round  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Advertisements
Design drawings
Clippings
Stereographs
Scrapbooks
Photographs -- 19th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Citation:
M. Francis Misklea Carousel Collection, 1879-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0665
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0665
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Henry S. Bukowski Big Band Collection, [primarily photoprints]

Creator:
Bukowski, Henry S., 1922-  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930s-1940s
Summary:
Publicity photographs and postcards of entertainers, mostly jazz musicians and leaders of dance bands, etc., and related memorabilia.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection contains primarily publicity photographs: a mixture of prints from original negatives, prints from copy negatives, etc. Most are 8" x 10" or 5" x 7", some smaller, and some are postcard size or smaller (these include Areal photo@ postcards, i.e., original photographic images printed on special silver gelatin paper). A few photomechanical images are included, as well as a few letters from celebrities to Mr. Bukowski, 1938-1939. The earliest item noted in the collection is a 1933 Christmas card. Several examples of Gene Krupa=s novelty pin, consisting of crossed drumsticks and a miniature phonograph record, are included. The actual number of items in each folder is shown in the Container List; items are conventional silver gelatin photoprints unless otherwise identified. There is also a scrapbook containing news clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia, with a list, affixed to the back cover, of bands which Mr. Bukowski heard in person. Although some of the photographs bear autographs with generic, somewhat impersonal messages, many are addressed personally to the collector and are fine examples of the interaction between celebrity and fan. The notation Asigned@ in the Container List identifies items autographed by performers.

Most of the subjects are musicians and entertainers associated with big jazz and popular music bands of the period; however, most of the images are studio publicity portraits of individual bandleaders and stars, rather than pictures of entire bands. Photographers represented include Bruno of Hollywood and Maurice Seymour, although many others are not identified.

Publicity photographs often were not archivally processed, and many photoprints in the collection show evidence of fading and yellowing from inadequate fixation or washing. Prints which are in exceptionally good condition are noted in the Container List.

Mr. Bukowski formed this collection in the 1930s and 1940s, but he added a few related items in the 1980s and 1990s.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry S. Bukowski collected these pictures and other memorabilia during the 1930s and 1940s as a fan of big band music. He began his collection while in grammar school through library research, by locating bands active in New York City, then sending them penny postcards to request autographed publicity pictures. He also listened to late-night radio broadcasts and copied the addresses of bands based in other parts of the country. AOut went my penny postcards,@ he notes. After hearing trombonist Tommy Dorsey=s band at a local ballroom at age fourteen, he became interested in the instrument, and his older brothers Bernie and Ted bought him his first trombone from a pawnshop for ten dollars. When he was old enough, he frequented the New Haven Arena and the State Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut to hear bands in person. These bands and the admission prices he paid (25 to 99 cents) are listed in his scrapbook. Mr. Bukowski maintained an avid interest in popular Abig band@ jazz and swing music as both a fan and a player, and eventually served with a U.S. Army band for three and a half years after being drafted.

Mr. Bukowski was born on April 11, 1922 in Wallingford, Connecticut, the youngest of nine children. He was married to Mildred Moss for forty-eight years until her death October 15, 2000; they had no children. In a letter of September 1, 2001, he reported that he had one surviving sibling, a brother in Wallingford.

Source

Letter, 2 pp., in Archives Center collection control file. The Archives Center is grateful to Mr. Bukowski for his generous gift as well as his thoughtfulness in providing the above information.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Henry S. Bukowski, 1984.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Most of the photographs presumably are under copyright, but they were made and widely distributed for free publication.
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Musicians -- 1900-1950  Search this
Big bands  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Henry S. Bukowski Big Band Collection, ca. 1930s-1940s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0678
See more items in:
Henry S. Bukowski Big Band Collection, [primarily photoprints]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0678
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Maria von Matthiessen Photoprints

Printmaker:
Acevedo, Edwin  Search this
Acevedo, Gilbert  Search this
Photographer:
Von Matthiessen, Maria  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
paper,,Silver gelatin on,matted.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
circa 1990-1998
Summary:
Photographic prints depicting Country and Western musicians. Many of the photographs are humorous, whimsical, or even surrealistic.
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of country and Western musicians from the portfolio and book, "Songs from the Hills".
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin Acevedo served as printer for the photographer in the 1980s until his death from cancer. His brother, Gil Acevedo, printed for Ms. von Matthiessen afterward.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Maria von Matthiessen, date unknown.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Artist retains copyright.
Topic:
Country music  Search this
Portraits -- 1980-2000  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Maria von Matthiessen Photoprints, ca 1990-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0622
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0622
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The California Shop Records

Creator:
California Shop.  Search this
Kemp, Helen Misch, 1894-1948 (store owner/manager)  Search this
Kemp, Barbara  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Photographs
Place:
California -- Fashion -- 1930-1940
New York (N.Y.) -- Fashion -- 1930-1940
Date:
1938-1942.
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs, typed manuscripts and a guest/scrapbook of materials relating to the history and social events of the California Shop, New York, N.Y.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series. Unarranged.
Biographical/Historical note:
Helen Kemp opened the California Shop in New York, 1938, to sell women's clothing and other merchandise from California. The business closed in 1942 due to difficulties in obtaining merchandise because of the war.
Provenance:
Barbara Kemp
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown or uncertain.
Topic:
Women in business -- 1930-1940  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Women -- History -- 1930-1940 -- New York  Search this
advertising -- 1930-1940 -- California  Search this
advertising -- Clothing and dress -- 1930-1940  Search this
advertising -- Clothing trade -- 1930-1940  Search this
advertising -- Fashion -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Citation:
The California Shop Records, 1938-1942, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Barbara Kemp.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0572
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0572
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Jan Faul, "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio

Creator:
Faul, Jan, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios (groups of works)
Photographs
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1990-2000
Waukesha County (Wis.) -- 1990-2000
Date:
1994
Summary:
Photographs taken under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. This project shows the urbanization of this mostly rural county in central Wisconsin located between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s and became part of America's dairy history. After five or six generations, many of these farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices.
Scope and Contents:
32 photographs made in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, May 1994, under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. They include images of farms, dairy barns, silos, cemetery, and roads.

Welsh men and women came to the County in the 1840s to launch another part of America's dairy history; after five or six generations, many farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices (up to $50,000/acre perked) and their central location between Milwaukee (east), Madison (west), and Chicago (south).
Arrangement:
Arranged into two series. Sequence arranged by artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Artist b. Port Chester, New York, 1945; childhood in several American cities and Switzerland; studied printmaking at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., graduated 1969; gave up printmaking for photography due to influence of Farm Security Administration photographs he had seen at the Library of Congress as a teenager. Self-employed photographer since 1970, working on grants and contracts to document workers, and rural poverty.; also landscape, still life, and portraiture. To Denmark 1979: commercial photography for about ten years before returning to the U.S. Work in many museum and private collections. Artist's residency, Yaddo, 1992-1993.

Artist's comment about the portfolio subjects: Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s to launch another part of America's dairy history; after five or six generations, many farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices (up to $50,000/acre perked) and their central location between Milwaukee (east), Madison (west), and Chicago (south).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Barbara Scheide and Jan Faul, December 30, 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Use and copyright restrictions: rights retained by the artist. The Museum may exhibit and reproduce photographs in its publications, but cannot make copies or authorize reproduction by others.,Contact artist for reproduction arrangements.
Topic:
Cemeteries -- Wisconsin  Search this
Dairy farms -- Photographs -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Agricultural land -- Photographs -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Barns -- Photographs -- 1990-2000  Search this
Real estate development -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Welsh Americans -- 1990-2000 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Silos -- Photographs -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portfolios (groups of works) -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Landscapes (representations) -- Wisconsin
Citation:
Jan Faul "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio, 1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist [or Barbara Scheide: consult finding aid for credits for specific photographs].
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0526
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles W. Trigg Papers

Author:
Trigg, Charles W., 1898-1989 (chemist)  Search this
Names:
Carnegie-Mellon Institute (Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
King Coffee Products Corporation  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic Feet (13 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Notes
Clippings
Laboratory notebooks
Reprints
Patents
Publications
Reports
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Abstracts
Typescripts
Notebooks
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1834-1961
Scope and Contents:
Most material in this collection was generated by Trigg early in his career as an industrial research fellow at Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 1916-1920. It includes laboratory notebooks; formal weekly reports (typewritten) on his investigations; correspondence with his industrial sponsors; a few personal letters and some correspondence relating to his interest in coffee processing; his patents and correspondence relating to them; clippings and reprints of technical articles on tea and coffee processing and culture, 1883-1963; U.S. patents relating to these subjects, 1834-1921; foreign patents--British, French and German--1855-1918. Pamphlets contain technical articles on coffee and related subjects, including U.S. Department of Agriculture and Canadian government publications. Trigg's personal file of more than 5000 4" x 6" cards (mainly hand-written, arranged chronologically) reflect his extensive reading of technical literature; they contain bibliographical data and Trigg's brief abstractions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: C.W. Trigg Work At Mellon Institute

Series 2: Personal Data and Patents of C.W. Trigg

Series 3: Abstracts From Technical Articles on Coffee and Tea

Series 4: Patents and Patent Abstracts

Series 5; Technical Publications

Series 6: Trigg Card File
Biographical / Historical:
Charles W. Trigg (1898-1989) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. he graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute(1914); B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (1917); and a M.A., University of Southern California (1931). He was an Industrial Research Fellow at Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 1916-1920, doing original research on processes for producing instant coffee. In 1920, he joined King Coffee Products Corporation, Detroit, as chief chemist. He later served in various college teaching positions; dean of instruction and lecturer, University of Southern California (1950-1963). During World War II, Trigg served as Lt. Cmdr., USNR. He published numerous articles in trade journals, was granted five patents related to coffee processing and was book review editor of the Journal of Recreational Mathematics. Trigg was considered one of the foremost recreational mathematicians of the twentieth century.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

University of Calgary Library

Charles W. Trigg fonds,1894-1986, predominant 1940-1986

11.7 m of textual records consisting of correspondence; research material on a broad range of mathematical topics; manuscripts of mathematical articles, notes, calculations and solutions to mathematical problems; and published work.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Charles W. Trigg, 1991, May 8.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Caffeine  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Coffee, Instant  Search this
Tea  Search this
Coffee  Search this
Coffee -- Processing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Notes
Clippings
Laboratory notebooks
Reprints
Patents
Publications
Reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Pamphlets
Abstracts
Typescripts -- 1910-1920
Notebooks
Citation:
Charles W. Trigg Papers, 1834-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0411
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Charles W. Trigg Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0411
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Rocky Herosian Collection

Creator:
Ryan, Francis Carroll (elementary school student)  Search this
Herosian, Rocky (former NMAH guard)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Report cards
School records
Memorabilia
Picture postcards
Postcards
Certificates
Greeting cards
Health reports
Valentines
Date:
1910-1943
Scope and Contents note:
Includes pictorial greeting cards for Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc., and picture post cards, some with written messages; and grade school report cards, health reports, perfect attendance certificates, a Routt College High School commencement program (1937), and other school documents. Most of the material relates to or is addressed to Francis Carroll Ryan, a schoolboy.
Arrangement:
1 series. In 4 sections by type of material and date.
Biographical/Historical note:
Papers and memorabilia of an Illinois family, especially a boy, (Francis) Carroll Ryan, who attended the Long Point and Little Hope schools, Morgan County, Ill., and graduated from Routt College High School), 1937.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Rocky Herosian, Febuary 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Saint Valentine's Day -- 1910-1950  Search this
Holidays -- 1910-1950  Search this
Education -- 1930-1940 -- Illinois  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs -- Graduation ceremonies -- 1930-1940
Report cards -- 1930-1940 -- Illinois
School records -- 1920-1940 -- Illinois
Memorabilia -- 1910-1950
Picture postcards -- 1920-1940
Postcards -- 1920-1940
Certificates -- School attendance -- 1930-1940 -- Illinois
Greeting cards -- 1920-1940
Health reports -- 1920-1940 -- Illinois
Valentines -- 1920-1940
Citation:
Rocky Herosian Collection, 1910-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0295
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0295
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David Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection

Creator:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
1900-1933
Summary:
The collection consists of 932 postcards with images of African Americans. Most of the postcards are illustrated with stereotypical images of Blacks depicted in drawings, cartoons, and similar forms.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 932 postcards with images of African Americans. The variety of these images and the richness of the artwork is quite unusual to find in one holding. Most of the postcards are illustrated with stereotypical images of Blacks depicted in drawings, cartoons, and similar forms. Some postcards are illustrated with photographs of African Americans taken by studio and amateur photographers. These photographs are important not only because of what they tell us about how African Americans presented themselves but they also provide a more positive view of Blacks than what is typically portrayed during this period. The majority of the postcards were manufactured in the United States while others are from England, South Africa and the West Indies. The collection is arranged in 6 series: Photographs, Cake Walk, Season's Greetings, Advertisements, Foreign Printed Cards, and Publishing Companies.
Biographical / Historical:
The Hoffman/Boaz African-American Postcard Collection was assembled between 1946 and 1970 by David and Iris Hoffman and Iris's sister Joyce Boaz. Most of the cards were purchased in antique shops during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. They created the collection to visually document the historical changes in the way African Americans were treated and perceived.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by David and Iris Hoffman, in December 1987.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1950
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
David Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection, 1900-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box X, folder XX, digital image file XXXXXXX.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0281
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0281
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Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection

Donor:
Moglie, Loretta  Search this
Collector:
Moglie, Albert F., 1890-1988  Search this
Photographer:
Rembrandt photo studio  Search this
Scavelli, Ramon  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Mishkin  Search this
Names:
Budapest String Quartet -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Culp Quartet  Search this
Joachim Quartet -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Moglie, A. F., & Co.  Search this
Sayn-Sevely Trio -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Brody, Saul (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973 -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Dumbois, Maurice (cellist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Hamer, Sidney (cellist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Jacobson, Sasha (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Kindler, Hans (Director, National Symphony Orchestra) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Knox, Emily Rose (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Koffman, Carl W. -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Kreisler, Fritz (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Lewister, Joseph S. (cellist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Mitchell, Howard (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Mulwig, J. J. (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Parrouchi, Bernard (cellist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Rubinoff (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Schumsky, Oscar (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Seidel, Sasha (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Taylor, Millard (violinist) -- Form subdivision--Photographs  Search this
Musician:
Gibbons, Mary Fulton  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Notebooks
Tear sheets
Certificates
Date:
1916-1987
Scope and Contents:
The largest number of items in the collection are publicity portrait photoprints, autographed by the subjects and presented to Albert Moglie; obviously they were professional musicians for whom Moglie did repair and restoration work. Most of the musicians are violinists, such as Fritz Kreisler and Rubinoff, although cellists, including Pablo Casals, are included as well. Their complimentary comments on the photographs attest to their confidence in Moglie's work. The photographers and studios represented include Harris & Ewing, Ramon Scavelli, and Mishkin. There are also photographs of Moglie at work in his shop, and a large group photograph of the Washington, D.C., National Symphony Orchestra, 1933 1934 season. The collection includes a total of 57 photoprints. Although a number of well-known musicians' portraits are included, some signatures are illegible, so the subjects have not been identified.

There are also certificates, an advertising postcard, offprints about Moglie from Music Trade (Dec. 27, 1917), a notebook on auctioned instruments (1981 through 1985), calendars, samples of Moglie's stationery, business cards, photographs of violins, price lists, and of other documents. These photographs and documents form Series 1.

Series 2 consists of ledgers for Moglie's business transactions. These items are in poor condition and fairly untidy. They contain miscellaneous loose papers, some of which may be removed from the ledgers, as their locations within the pages of the ledgers seems random.

Series 3, which was not transferred to the Archives Center from the Musical History Collection until 2006, consists of Albert Moglie's business documents of various sorts including correspondence, notes, bills of sale, and certificates of authenticity and valuation for various instruments. Instruments include some by Stradivarius, Guarneri, Gagliano, Eberle, Gabrielli and Amati. Of particular interest are the documents attesting to Mr. Moglie's success, including letters of appreciation from clients, letters from Presidents Carter and Nixon, an autographed photographic portrait of the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, a certificate of knighthood from the Republic of Italy, a commemorative certificate from the National Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of Mr. Moglie's ninetieth birthday and documents commemorating a concert given by the Julliard String Quartet also to celebrate his birthday. Also included are promotional literature on some of Mr. Moglie's clients and copies of newspaper articles about Mr. Moglie. There are also some personal photographs of unidentified people.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints and documents, 1916-1966

Series 2: Ledgers, 1920-1934

Series 3: Business Papers, 1919-1987
Biographical / Historical:
Albert F. Moglie, master violinmaker and repairman, operated a violin repair and restoration business in Washington, D.C., and other cities for many years. Born in Rome, his mother was a concert pianist and young Albert studied the violin, but he was more interested in making and repairing such instruments than playing them. He soon became an expert craftsman in this specialized field and at age 24, in 1914, he was brought to be the United States to care for the Stradivarius collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer in Cincinnati. Later sent to New York by Wurlitzer, Moglie opened his own shop near Times Square; subsequently he tended the Henry Ford violin collection in Detroit.

Moglie came to Washington in 1922 and opened a shop. In 1926 he married his wife Loretta, whom he had met in Cincinnati years earlier. In addition to operating his own Washington shop for more than fifty years, he was conservator for the Stradivarius violins in the Library of Congress collection. His third shop occupied a perpetually cluttered third floor space in the Franklin Building at 1329 F Street, N.W., since 1941, which finally closed on July 1, 1987, and Moglie retired.

Due to the impending closing of the shop, Mr. and Mrs. Moglie donated a number of artifacts, instruments and tools to this Museum's Division of Musical History, through Gary Sturm, collections manager, in 1987, and the photographs and related documents came to the Archives Center at that time.2 Mr. Moglie died in 1998, shortly after his retirement.

Source

Eugene L. Meyer. "Violins Lose Artist's Touch: Maestro Repairman Retires at 96," The Washington Post, June 12, 1987, pp. E1 E2.
Separated Materials:
Related objects are held in the Division of Culture and the Arts and include viloin shop signs, violins, stools, bending iron, workbench, and violin parts. See Accessions number 1987.0472, 1987.0501, and 1987.0583.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Loretta and Albert Moglie, June 15, 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Possible usage or copyright restrictions on some material in collection. Users should perform copyright searches before reproducing photographs. Fees for commercial reproduction.,Permission to reproduce from the Archives Center, but with the copyright caveat.,Rights conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor, but copyrights may be retained by the photographers.
Topic:
Violinists  Search this
Violins -- 1910-1960  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Repairing -- Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Notebooks
Tear sheets
Certificates
Citation:
The Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection, ca. 1917-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Loretta and Albert Moglie.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0283
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Albert F. Moglie Violinists and Violin-Making Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0283
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Jack Siefert Woody Herman Collection

Performer:
Herman, Woodrow Charles "Woody", -1987  Search this
Collector:
Siefert, Jack William, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1913-1990.
Scope and Contents:
Sound recordings, business records, photographs, correspondence, and concert posters documenting the career of Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman.
The Jack Siefert/Woody Herman Collection includes manuscript materials, photographs, open-reel audio tapes, cassettes, CDs, audio discs and videos documenting the career of Woody Herman. The collection is organized into six series as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1969-1988 Includes a few letters to Woody Herman, but the bulk of the correspondence is to or from Jack Siefert.

Series 2: Photographs, circa 1920 - 1987

The photographs are divided into 5 subseries (family, in performance, friends and colleagues, publicity, and miscellaneous) and arranged chronologically within each subseries. This series includes original and copy prints.

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1946 – 1990

Consists of 3 subseries (Misc. Business Papers, Publicity and Programs, and Itineraries) with the bulk of the materials documenting performance schedules and itineraries. The post-1987 materials include programs and announcements for tributes to Woody Herman.

Series 4: Clippings, 1945 – 1990s

Magazine and newspaper articles about Woody Herman and his various bands.

Series 5: Ephemera

Includes several cartoons and Herman's entry in 'Who's Who in America." Also Jack Siefert's log to the audio materials titled Musical History of Woody Herman.

Series 6: Audio-Visual Materials

Commercial audio disc recordings, reference recordings and transcription discs, ¼" open-reel audio tapes, audio cassettes, CDs and videos.
Arrangement:
Divided into 6 series. Chronologically arranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 16, 1913. He became involved with music at an early age, working in vaudeville and becoming a professional saxophone player at 15.

He joined Isham Jones in 1934 and then when Jones' group disbanded in 1936, Herman used several former Jones musicians to form the core for Herman's first band, the Woody Herman Orchestra. This group was known for….

Renamed Woody Herman and his Herd in 1943, the group was heavily influenced by Duke Ellington. The first Herd's music was admired for its swinging arrangements. Herman disbanded this group in 1946 for family reasons, but reformed the band in 1947 as the Second Herd.

Although considered an excellent musician, Herman's talent as a organizer ensured his place in the history of American popular music. He had a rare ability to assemble musicians to create bands with distinctive and, ultimately, popular sounds.
Provenance:
Collection donated by J. William Siefert,1998, August 13.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Jack Siefert Woody Herman Collection, 1913-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0659
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0659
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Doughnut Machine Company Scrapbooks

Creator:
Vorchheimer, Bert  Search this
Wertheimer, Frederick P.  Search this
Vorchheimer, Carol  Search this
Names:
Doughnut Machine Company.  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Date:
ca. 1928.
Summary:
Two scrapbooks dating from 1927-1928 documenting Frederick Philip Wertheimer's advertising and marketing work for the Doughnut Machine Corporation.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection contains sales and marketing plans for doughnut machines, as well as, plans for advertisements and devices to sell "Downyflake Doughnuts" to consumers. There are catalogs for bakery equipment, print advertisements and promotional items. There are also detailed plans for sales and marketing include scripted dialog to assist local bakeries in selling more doughnuts. Most items are black ink on white paper, but there are some in full color. There is also an interesting recipe book showing how to utilize doughnuts in several dessert variations. There are promotional items showing then current views on nutrition and gender roles.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1, Scrapbooks, 1927-1928
Historical:
The Doughnut Machine Corporation operated out of New York City in 1927 and 1928. They manufactured doughnut machines, which they sold to individual bakeries. They also provided selling strategies to the bakeries to improve doughnut sales. The brand name they were marketing was "Downyflake Doughnuts." In 1927, Frederick Philip Wertheimer, a newly minted New York University liberal arts graduate with a major in advertising, was employed by Doughnut Machine Corporation as the assistant to the advertising manager, George LeRoy. The output was a number of concurrent sales campaigns designed and implemented by Wertheimer.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Bert and Carol Vorchheimer.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Doughnut making machine  Search this
Doughnuts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Doughnut Machine Company Scrapbooks, ca. 1928, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0662
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Doughnut Machine Company Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0662
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Archives Center Carousel Collection

Creator:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994  Search this
Illions, Bernard J.  Search this
Cernigliaro, Salvatore  Search this
Brill, Aaron K.  Search this
Cernigliaro, Marguerite  Search this
Pfaff, Mildred T.  Search this
Royal, Verna F.  Search this
Illions, Rudolph C.  Search this
Misklea, M. Francis  Search this
Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Photographs
Patents
Auction catalogs
Clippings
Cyanotypes
Design drawings
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Date:
1925-1994.
Scope and Contents note:
A diverse collection of papers relating to amusement parks and playgrounds, with most of the papers relating to carousels. Contents include correspondence, photographs (including one cyanotype), exhibition catalogs, trade literature and trade catalogs, price lists, articles and clippings, newsletters, and patents (photocopies) for carousel animals. One series, that relating to the woodcarver Salvatore Cernigliaro, contains his sketchbook for carousel animal designs.
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series, arranged by donor.
Provenance:
Collection donated by multiple donors.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Merry-go-round  Search this
Merry-go-round art  Search this
Playground equipment  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Amusement ride equipment industry  Search this
Amusement rides  Search this
Figure sculpture -- United States  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Wood-carvers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Photographs -- 20th century
Patents -- 20th century
Auction catalogs
Clippings
Cyanotypes
Design drawings
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Archives Center Carousel Collection, 1925-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0675
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Archives Center Carousel Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0675
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Charlie Ventura Collection

Donor:
DePasquale, Dolores  Search this
Creator:
Ventura, Charlie, 1916-1992  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Contracts
Letters (correspondence)
Awards
Articles
Correspondence
Audio cassettes
Videocassettes
Photographs
Date:
19XX
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life and career of jazz saxophonist Charlie Ventura. It includes letters, photographs, business records such as contracts, printed materials such as magazine and newspaper articles, awards, and audiovisual materials including videocassettes and cassette tapes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Chalie Ventura was a jazz saxophonist.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2013 by Dolores DePasquale.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Awards
Articles -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Audio cassettes
Videocassettes
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Charlie ventura Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1308
See more items in:
Charlie Ventura Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1308
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Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection

Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P.  Search this
Extent:
65 Cubic Feet (124 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1900-2012, undated
Summary:
Duncan Schiedt (1921-2014) was a jazz scholar, writer, photographer, film maker, researcher and pianist. He authored four books relating to jazz history. Many of his photographs and articles were featured in magazines, periodicals and documentaries. Schiedt also collected the work of other photographers on the subject of jazz. The collection primarily consists of photographs created by or collected by Mr. Schiedt.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Schiedt's own photographs of jazz performers, photographs of jazz performers taken by other photographers, research notes, films, and recordings of jazz.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Background Information and Research Materials, 1915-2012, undated

Series 2: Photographic Materials, 1900-2012, undated

Subseries 2.1: Historical Photographs and Negatives, 1915-2012

Subseries 2.2: Artist Files Photographs, 1900-2000, undated

Subseries 2.3: Subject Files Photographs, 1916-2002, undated

Subseries 2.4: Roscoe Allen Photographs, undated

Subseries 2.5: Individual Instrumentalists Photographs and Negatives, 1938-1990, undated

Subseries 2.6: John Minor Negatives, undated

Subseries 2.7: Indianapolis Theater Photographs and Negatives, 1935-1956, undated

Subseries 2.8: Theater and Vaudeville Negatives, 1910-1948, undated

Subseries 2.9: Glass Plate Negatives and Copy Prints, undated

Subseries 2.10: Publicity and Festival Negatives, 1930-1962, undated

Series 3: Charles T (Ted) Grubb Papers, 1919-1999, undated

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1901-1950, undated

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials, undated
Biographical / Historical:
For over sixty-five years, professional photographer Duncan Preston Schiedt combined his love of jazz with his love of photography. Born in 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Jacob and Kitty Schiedt, he later moved with his family to New York City. In the mid-1930s, he discovered the two loves of his life. Ironically, he first heard jazz or "swing music" as it was then known in a radio broadcast while attending a boys' school in England in 1936. Back in the States by 1938, he was enthralled when a friend showed him his basement darkroom and taught him how to develop film. He soon bought his own camera and began taking pictures in the Times Square movie palaces, nightclubs, and big band shows of New York. In World War II, he served as a cameraman in the Army Air Force, where he recorded atomic bomb tests in the western Pacific area, including Bikini Atoll.

In 1950, Schiedt married Betty Benjamin and moved to Hollywood where he worked at the Atomic Energy Commission's film laboratory for eight months. After returning to civilian life, he worked as a photographer in advertising in New York before moving in 1951 to Pittsboro, Indiana, where his parents had relocated. He had two children, Cameron and Leslie.

Thereafter, his interests in jazz and photography merged and became more than a hobby, as he transformed himself into one of the country's leading jazz historians and photographers. He traveled the country to photograph performers in movie houses, night clubs, big-band shows, jazz festivals, and other venues. Schiedt always shot in black and white, since to him that was the essence of jazz. As he wrote in the introduction to his book, Jazz in Black and White: The Photographs of Duncan Schiedt, "Jazz is a black and white music. Its range, from blinding brilliance to deepest shadings, seems to demand the drama that black and white can so easily provide. Consequently, when I take a photograph of a jazz subject, I see it in those terms."

He processed all his own film in his own darkroom so that any picture bearing his name was totally his own work. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the Chicago Public Library, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Pensacola Art Museum. While shooting, Schiedt also interviewed his subjects, and those interviews added to his ever-growing scholarship in the field. He was the author of three books, The Jazz State of Indiana, Twelve Lives in Jazz,and Jazz in Black and White: The Photographs of Duncan Schiedt, and co-author of Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller. His photographs and articles have been published in the leading jazz periodicals and magazines. Over the years, he also amassed a first-rate collection of historical photographs of jazz musicians. Both his historical photographs and his original work were featured extensively in Ken Burns' Public Broadcasting Station series "Jazz." Duncan Schiedt died on March 12, 2014.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Duncan Schiedt's daughter and son, Leslie Michel and Cameron Schiedt.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1323
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