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MS 4418 Newsclippings and copies of correspondence relating to Bureau of American Ethnology publications, staff, and activities

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca. 1900-1950
Scope and Contents:
1 volume partly mounted clippings and correspondence giving views and reactions to B.A.E. Bulletin 30 and other B.A.E. publications ca. 1900-1911. One folder miscellaneous unmounted clippings relating to B.A.E. staff and activities, ca. 1900-1950.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4418
Citation:
Manuscript 4418, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4418
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4418

Open letter to Roland L. Redmond, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Creator:
Redmond, Roland Livingston, 1892-1982  Search this
Subject:
Baziotes, William  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Ferber, Herbert  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Grippe, Peter J.  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Lipton, Seymour  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Schnabel, Day N.  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Tomlin, Bradley Walker  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1950 May 20
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Protesting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9959
See more items in:
Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9959

William E. Hallett Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Hallett, William E., 1864-1932  Search this
Names:
Alamo Engine Company  Search this
Hall Gas Engine Company Bucyrus, Ohio  Search this
Hayes Wheel Company Albion, Michigan  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Date:
1900-1925.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection relates to Hallett's career as an engineer and his work with engines. The collection includes correspondence, engineering notebooks, writings, photographs, patent materials, clippings, and publications,.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hallett was an engineer for the Alamo Manufacturing Company, and designed the first Alamo Engine. While employed with the Hall Gas Engine Company he developed a heavy-duty gas engine. His last position was divisional chief engineer for the Hayes Wheel Company in Albion Michigan.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research 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.
Topic:
Engines  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Patents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
William E. Hallett Papers, 1900-1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1112
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1112

Business correspondence

Collection Creator:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation  Search this
Westbrook Theatre  Search this
Collection Other:
Robinson, Verna Kimball, 1904-1988  Search this
Robinson, Colby W., 1900-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records, 1934-1950, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1296-ref14

Letters concerning John W. Hudson

Creator:
Abbott, George Knapp  Search this
Subject:
Hudson, John W  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87523

Affidavit regarding the route of the Sunbury Trail

Creator:
Warren, E  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Topic:
Sunbury Trail  Search this
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87524

Wasco word list

Creator:
Mann, Jesse E  Search this
Culture:
Wasco linguistics  Search this
Type:
Vocabulary
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87526

Morris Steggerda photographs of Maya Indians

Creator:
Steggerda, Morris, 1900-1950 (collector and probable photographer)  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Genetics  Search this
Extent:
70 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Date:
1931
Scope and Contents note:
Anthropometric portraits of Maya Indians in the vicinity of Chichen Itza, probably made for Steggerda's Carnegie Institution publication 434, Anthropometry of Adult Maya Indians: A Study of Their Physical and Physiological Characteristics, 1932.
Biographical/Historical note:
Morris Steggerda (1900-1950) was a physical anthropologist and authority on Mayan culture. He received his BA from Hope College in Michigan (1922) and his MA (1923) and PhD (1928) from the University of Illinois Department of Zoology. While still in his PhD program, he met Charles Davenport of the Department of Genetics at Carnegie Institution of Washington, with whom he studied the indigenous people of the British West Indies and published Race-Crossing in Jamaica (1929). Steggerda became an assistant professor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, (1928-1930) before joining the research staff of the Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics based in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. During his fourteen-year career with the Institution, Steggerda did research in Yucatan, Mexico, and wrote two reports that were published by the Carnegie Institution in 1932 and 1941. In 1944, he was appointed professor of Anthropology at Hartford Seminary Foundation (Connecticut), a position which he kept until his death. Steggerda was a founding member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in 1930 (later serving on its Executive Committee and as its vice president) and a councilmember for the American Anthropological Association.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 3319
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Steggerda photographs held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Bureau of American Ethnology-Smithsonian Institution Illustrations.
Correspondence from Steggerda held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Handbook of South American Indians Records, Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence, John Lawrence Angel Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, and MS 4846.
The Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine holds the Steggerda Collection of anthropometric records.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 3319, Morris Steggerda photographs of Maya Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.3319
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-3319

Memorandum on the changes of the human body under the influences of American life

Creator:
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Topic:
Physical anthropology--effect of American life  Search this
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87529

Prehistory of Trinidad and Tobago

Creator:
Bullbrook, J. A  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tobago
Trinidad
Topic:
Archeology  Search this
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87531

Report of a 1921 Sun Dance by Blackfeet

Culture:
Blackfoot sun dance  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87532

Photograph of Kauanui of the Palolo Valley, Oahu, Hawaii

Creator:
Kelsey, Theodore  Search this
Subject:
Kauanui Hawaiian  Search this
Culture:
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology General correspondence 1900-1950 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87544

Arne Nordskog Collection

Creator:
Nordskog, Arne, 1885-1962  Search this
Names:
Behymer, Lynden Ellsworth, 1862-1947  Search this
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946  Search this
Cohen, Sol B., 1891-  Search this
Gentle, Alice  Search this
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977  Search this
Noack, Sylvain  Search this
Oberhoffer, Emil, 1867-1933  Search this
Ory, Edward "Kid", 1886-1973  Search this
Sarli, Antonio  Search this
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936  Search this
Tanguay, Eva, 1878-1947  Search this
Tsianina, Princess  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Programs
Correspondence
Business records
Drawings
Date:
1915-1924.
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to the early musical history of Los Angeles, California, and Nordskog's work in promoting it. Includes letters, drawings, writings, photographs, business records, and printed material. The names listed below are represented in the collection by letters or photographs.
Arrangement:
Divided into 6 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Los Angeles music promoter, he also owned a recording studio and record label, Nordskog Records.
Provenance:
Gift.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research 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.
Topic:
Music -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Music -- Performance -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Music trade  Search this
Promoters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Programs -- Concerts
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Business records -- 1910-1930
Drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Arne Nordskog Collection, 1915-1924, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0539
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0539
Additional Online Media:

William J. Savage Company

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
William J. Savage Company (Knoxville, Tennessee)  Search this
Calligrapher:
Whitman, John (President of Oakland Group, Inc.)  Search this
Names:
Oakland Group, Inc.  Search this
Horsley, J.C.  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Blueprints
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
12/8/1983
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains blueprints, photographs, correspondence, trade literature, and business records relating to the Savage Company's manufacture of crushing, milling and pulverizing equipment.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
The William J. Savage Company manufactured crushing, millling and pulverizing equipment used in cotton, feed and flour mills.
Provenance:
Collected for the Division of Work and Industry formerly the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering), National Museum of American History.
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:
Milling  Search this
Mills and mill-work -- Tennessee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Blueprints -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Citation:
William J. Savage Company Records, 1914-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0991
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0991

Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records

Collector:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Author:
Parke, Davis Company  Search this
Names:
Davis, George S.  Search this
Duffield, Samuel P., Dr. (physician, pharmacist)  Search this
Parke, Harvey  Search this
Extent:
179 Cubic feet (177 boxes, 21 map folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Notebooks
Lantern slides
Date:
1867 - 1971
Scope and Contents:
Includes engineer's files of equipment used in the Detroit plant; blueprints and linen drawings of the Detroit plant, including building floor layouts, equipment & placement, and computer readouts of the linen drawings; plant operating manuals from the Detroit factory; incomplete sets of the "Parke-Davis Review" and "Parke-Davis Notes"; photographs of the Detroit plant, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment; lantern slides of the Parke-Davis biological laboratory; trademark file, listing product name, registration numbers and dates; product catalogues; the book, Scientific Contributions from the Laboratories, 1866-1966; pocket lab book used by Parke-Davis researchers in their experiments as presented in the research files listed next;

Bound drug research files (1902-1940s) at Parke-Davis in their Detroit labs, including external and internal correspondence; reprints in loose-leaf binders of articles based on this research; and a card file of these researchers by name and dates.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Joint Research Notebooks, 1910-1945

Series 2: Individual Laboratory Notebooks, 1907-1968

Series 3: Miscellaneous Reports and manuals, 1913-1970

Series 4: Reprints, undated

Series 5: Pocket Laboratory Notebooks, 1908-1960

Series 6: Drawings, 1911-1971

Series 7: Addendum, 1867-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Company founded by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, physician and pharmacist. Partnership of Duffield and Harvey C. Parke formed 1866. George S. Davis third partner, 1867. Duffield withdrew 1869. Name Parke, Davis & Company adopted 1871; incorporated 1875. Company first showed profit 1876, first dividend paid to shareholders 1878; dividends paid until mid-1960s. Research was a major activity. Due to weakening financial position, company susceptible to take-over, purchased by Warner-Lambert early 1970s.

The business was started by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. In 1866 the partnership of Dr. Duffield and Hervey C. Parke was formed. In 1867 a third partner, George S. Davis, was found. Dr. Duffield withdrew in 1869. In 1871 the company adopted the name Parke, Davis & Company. In 1875 the company was incorporated. In 1876 the company's books finally showed a profit. In 1878, the first dividend was paid to shareholders. Parke Davis paid dividends each year until the Mid 1960's. Research was a major activity of the company with many achievements to its credit. However, due to a weakening in Parke Davis's financial position, the company became susceptible to a take over and was purchased in the early 1970's by Warner Lambert, a company looking to diversify its interests.

Included are engineers files of equipment used in the Detroit plant; blueprints and linen drawings of the Detroit plant, including building floor layouts, equipment & placement, and computer readouts of the linen drawings; plant operating manuals from the Detroit factory; incomplete sets of the "Parke Davis Review" and "Parke Davis Notes"; (*) Photographs of the Detroit plant, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment; (*) lantern slides of the Parke Davis biological laboratory; (*) trade mark file, listing the product's name and registration numbers and dates; product catalogues; the book, Scientific Contributions from the Laboratories, 1866 1966; pocket lab books used by Parke Davis researchers in their experiments as presented in the research files listed next; Bound drug research files from 1902 to the 1940's at Parke Davis in their labs in Detroit, including external and internal correspondence; reprints in loose leaf binders of articles based on this research; and a card file of these researchers by name and dates.
Provenance:
The initial collection of approximately 185 cubic feet was donated by the Warner-Lambert Company, through Jerry A. Weisbach, Vice-President on February 3, 1982.
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:
Pharmaceutical industry -- 1900-1950  Search this
Medical scientists -- 1900-1950  Search this
Drugs -- 1900-1950  Search this
Pharmacology -- 1900-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0001
See more items in:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0001
Additional Online Media:

W. C. Handy Collection

Creator:
Shurr, Robert L.  Search this
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958  Search this
Names:
Pace, Harry (song writer)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheet music
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Photographs
Personal papers
Date:
1928
1948 - 1948
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of a photograph, several letters written by Handy, and several pieces of music which he published.

Handy remains among the most influential of American Blues songwriters. Handy is credited with giving Blues, its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a regional music style with a limited audience to one of the dominant national forces in American music.

Handy was an educated musician who used folk material in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from several performers.
Arrangement:
Divided into 4 series: (1) Correspondence, 1928; (2) Photographs, 1948; (3) Sheet music, 1948; and (4) Robert L. Shurr papers.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Christopher Handy, a composer and music publisher, was born in Florence, Alabama on November 16, 1873. He is known as the "father of the blues" because he was the first person to collect and write the songs down which had been played by workers, illiterates, and share croppers. These original blues songs had a three line verse, a definite musical pattern which usually expressed a lament of some kind, and often ended in "ironical self -ridicule, fatalistic resignation, or absurd incongruous laughter" He also had a minstrel show band.

Among the more than sixty songs he wrote were "Memphis Blues, St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues, Mississippi Blues, and Joe Turner Blues." Handy wrote other secular songs, made arrangements of spirituals, and did orchestral work as a composer and conductor.

To get his music published. Handy, with Harry Pace, a songwriter, founded a music publishing house in Memphis in 1907 which was moved to New York in 1918. Among the songs his company published was "A Good Man is Hard to Find" which Sophie Tucker, a white singer, sang on Broadway and helped to make it a hit.

Handy died on March 29, 1958 in New York City. Later that year a movie based on his life was issued. It was titled "St. Louis Blues" and Nat "King" Cole played the role of Handy.
Related Archival Materials:
Received with George Washington Carver Collection, same donor.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert L. Shurr.
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:
Popular music -- Publishing and writing  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
African American composers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Personal papers
Citation:
W. C. Handy Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0132
See more items in:
W. C. Handy Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0132

Julius G. Berger Collection

Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Berger, Julius G., 1888- ((electrical engineer))  Search this
Former owner:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Stevens Institute.  Search this
Extent:
1 Boxe (3 boxes, 9 volumes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Notebooks
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Date:
1909-1918.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection traces the training and employment of an early electrical engineer. It includes 4 manuals filled with Berger's lab training at Stevens and G.E., a lecture notebook, two business correspondence scrapbooks, an industrial power data reference book, and a group of G.E. technical newsletters.
Biographical/Historical note:
Berger served as a General Electric Company electrical engineer, a William Gordon Corporation contractor, and eventually began his own electrical design firm. He was educated in 1910 at the Stevens Institute, and enrolled in the General Electric continuing education program at Lynn, Mass.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Electrical engineers  Search this
Electrical science and technology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Manuscripts -- 1900-1950
Newsletters -- 20th century
Citation:
Julius G. Berger Collection, 1909-1918, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0075
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0075

Everhart Brothers Records

Creator:
Johnson, Sarah  Search this
Everhart Brothers Music Store.  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Instructional materials
Letters (correspondence)
Invoices
Trade catalogs
Date:
1884-1918.
Scope and Contents note:
Records of the Everhart Brothers Music Store, including letters; business records such as invoices and receipts; insurance documents; and printed material including product catalogs, instruction manuals, and material relating to the patent process.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Musical instrument dealers, York, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Sarah Johnson.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Musical instrument industry  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1880-1950
Instructional materials
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Invoices
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Everhart Brothers Records, 1884-1918, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0575
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0575

Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records

Creator:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
17.4 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cashbooks
Advertising
Airbrushing
Photographs
Correspondence
Newsletters
Letterpress copybooks
Financial records
Drawings
Date:
circa 1866-1944
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines and compressors, 1921-1925, 1936-1944; C. & G. Cooper steam engine catalogs and price lists, 1870-1888, 1908-1910, 1924; Stein furnace book and sales literature, 1932; letterpress copybook, 1866; cash books, 1873-1920; Chapman Engineering cash book, 1917; financial records, 1918-1923; newsletters; correspondence, 1914-1935; office and plant photographs, 1881-1935; and photographs, air brush renderings, and drawings of steam, gas, and diesel engines, generators, and installations.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection is unprocessed.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation, Mt. Vernon, Ohio circa 1965 and 1969.
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:
Furnaces  Search this
Engines  Search this
Diesel motor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cashbooks
Advertising
Airbrushing
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Newsletters
Letterpress copybooks
Financial records
Drawings -- 20th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Citation:
Archives Center, Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records, circa 1886-1944, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0961
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0961

W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Stine, W.P.  Search this
LaBrose, Susan Stine  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Blueprints
Letterpress copybooks
Place:
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Date:
1904-1911.
Summary:
W. P. Stine was an engineer involved in the building of the Panama Canal. He also worked on road building projects in Panama. The collection consists of blueprints, letters, and a letterpress book pertaining to the Panama Canal.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of bound letters and documents dated 1905-1909, a blueprint plan of Santiago dated June 10, 1911, a postcard, and several miscellaneous letters and documents pertaining to Walter Stine's involvement in the completion of the Panama Canal. It also includes a copy of the Commission's standard contract. The loose papers were found stashed in the front of the letterpress book. The letterpress book and several documents are written in Spanish; the ink is fading and bleeding, which has caused some of the fragile pages to disintegrate.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Panama Canal Papers, 1904-1911
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in Grand Haven, Michigan on April 2, 1883, Walter Pearce Stine graduated from the University of Michigan in 1904 as an engineer. Upon graduation, he and several classmates traveled south to Panama to help the Canal Commission construct the Panama Canal. He directed the building of a network of roads along Panama's Pacific coast and later became Panama's Director of Public Works. Upon his return to the United States, Stine joined Gulf Oil Corporation and retired to Beaumont, Texas. He was prominent in professional engineering societies, including the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He passed away on January 23, 1957 after a brief illness.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook Photograph Albums (NMAH.AC.0708)

Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album (NMAH.AC.1040)

A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums (NMAH.AC.1015)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Susan Stine LaBrose in 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Materials in poor condition. Consult staff prior to handling.
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:
Canals -- Panama  Search this
Roads -- Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Blueprints -- 1900-1950
Letterpress copybooks -- 20th century
Citation:
W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers, 1904-1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1039
See more items in:
W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1039

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