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Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection

Creator:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation  Search this
Names:
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Author:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Design drawings
Advertisements
Letters (correspondence)
Point-of-purchase displays
Date:
1949 - 1996
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover, and others; and a 1955 letter to Eisenhower requesting that he appear on one of the posters.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The oil company Crown Central Petroleum developed its Governor's Highway Safety Program in the late 1940s.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Crown Central Petroleum. 2016
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:
Marketing -- 1950-2000  Search this
Service stations  Search this
Advertising history -- 1950-2000  Search this
Gasoline  Search this
Credit cards  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Marketing  Search this
advertising  Search this
Credit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 1950-2000
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Advertisements -- 1950-2000
Letters (correspondence) -- 1950-2000
Point-of-purchase displays -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, ca.1949-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1398
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1398

Berryman family papers

Creator:
Berryman family (Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Society of Washington Artists (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949  Search this
Berryman, Florence Seville, 1900-1992  Search this
Berryman, James Thomas, 1902-1971  Search this
Berryman, Kate  Search this
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925  Search this
Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966  Search this
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933  Search this
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948  Search this
Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962  Search this
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926  Search this
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967  Search this
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954  Search this
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924  Search this
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G., 1886-1972  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924  Search this
Extent:
11.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Date:
1829-1984
bulk 1882-1961
Summary:
The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and to a lesser extent, son Jim Berryman.
Scope and Content Note:
The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and his son, Jim Berryman, though the latter's career is not as well represented. The papers also contain material relating to Kate Berryman, including a scrapbook and diaries.

The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork by Clifford and Jim Berryman and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series according to individual family members; each series is arranged into subseries and material within each subseries is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Clifford and Kate Berryman papers, 1829-1963, undated (boxes 1-7, 11-12, OVs 14-15, 7.9 linear ft.)

Series 2: Florence Berryman Papers, 1902-1984, undated (boxes 8-10, 13, 2.3 linear ft.)

Series 3: Jim Berryman Papers, 1919-1964, undated (boxes 10, 13, 1.1 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
The patriarch of the Berryman family, Clifford Kennedy Berryman, was born in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1869. His first job was in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. He became a cartoonist for the Washington Post in 1891. From 1907, until his death in 1949, Clifford Berryman was political cartoonist for the Washington Star, earning a reputation as the "Dean of American Cartoonist," and winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt, "Drawing the Line in Mississippi," 1902, began the American Teddy Bear craze, and created Berryman's cartoon trademark. He was also the first cartoonist to become president of the Gridiron Club. His wife, Kate, was an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Their daughter, Florence Berryman, 1900-1992, abandoned her study of music because of a loss of hearing and turned her attention to art. In the 1920s, she became a free-lance local art critic, writing articles for newspapers. She later assisted Leila Mechlin, as an art critic for the Washington Star. In 1946, Florence Berryman succeeded Mechlin and worked for the Star until her retirement in 1961. She also served as editor for the American Federation of Arts until 1944.

Clifford and Kate Berryman's son, James Thomas Berryman, 1902-1976, attended George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art. He worked as a reporter for the New Mexico State Tribune, until his return, in 1923, to Washington, D.C. because of his mother's illness. He worked at the Washington Star, as an editorial artist and illustrator, until 1933, when he became a sports cartoonist. When his father suffered a storke in 1935, Jim intermittently drew political cartoons for the STAR. Jim Berryman also won a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartoons.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel D111) including a scrapbook of memorabilia, 1905-1945, collected by Kate Berryman regarding her husband. The scrap book includes letters from Bernard Baruch, William Jennings Bryan, Harry Flood Byrd, Jay Darling, John Nance Garner, Herbert Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge, Harry Truman, and Woodrow Wilson; clippings; cartoons; printed material; and photographs of Clifford, family members, William Jennings Bryan, John Nance Garner, Brenda Putnam, and William Howard Taft. Though some items in the scrapbook were subsequently donated, lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Portions of the Berryman family papers were donated in 1965 by Florence Berryman, and in 1992 by her estate. The latter donation included portions of a scrapbook of memorabilia which had previously been lent for filming (reel D111) by Florence Berryman in 1962. The whearabouts of the other items in the scrapbook which were donated is unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Berryman family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Politicians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cartoonists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art critics -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art criticism -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Women art critics -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Politicians -- Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Political cartoons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cartooning -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.berrfami
See more items in:
Berryman family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berrfami

J. Edgar Hoover : the man and the secrets / by Curt Gentry

Author:
Gentry, Curt 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation History  Search this
Physical description:
846 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
CT275.H7893 G3 1991
CT275.H7893G3 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419325

Hoover's FBI : the inside story by Hoover's trusted lieutenant / Cartha "Deke" DeLoach

Author:
DeLoach, Cartha 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
440 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
C1995
Call number:
CT275.H7893 D45 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_599888

Secrecy and power, the life of J. Edgar Hoover / Richard Gid Powers

Author:
Powers, Richard Gid 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
x, 624 p. [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1987
Topic:
Police--Biography  Search this
Government executives--Biography  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H7893 P8
CT275.H7893P8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308694

G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture / Richard Gid Powers

Author:
Powers, Richard Gid 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 356 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Criminal investigation in mass media  Search this
Detectives in mass media  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Call number:
HV8138.P68 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312709

The boss : J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition / Athan G. Theoharis and John Stuart Cox

Author:
Theoharis, Athan G  Search this
Cox, John Stuart  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 489 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Police--Biography  Search this
Government executives--Biography  Search this
Subversive activities  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H7893 T3
CT275.H7893T3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_350513

The Union Station massacre : the original sin of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI / Robert Unger

Author:
Unger, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation History  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Missouri
Kansas City
Kansas City (Mo.)
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Murder--Case studies  Search this
Police murders--Case studies  Search this
Organized crime--History  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HV6534.K2 U54 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526154

The last crusade : Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI, and the Poor People's Campaign / Gerald D. McKnight

Author:
McKnight, Gerald  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
v, 192 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Poor People's Campaign  Search this
Internal security--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545633

Bobby and J. Edgar : the historic face-off between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that transformed America / Burton Hersh

Author:
Hersh, Burton  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, Robert F. 1925-1968  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972  Search this
Kennedy, Joseph P (Joseph Patrick) 1888-1969  Search this
United States Congress Senate  Search this
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
x, 612 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
1961-1963
1963-1969
Topic:
Attorneys general  Search this
Legislators  Search this
Government executives  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841371

Percival Bryan Autograph Albums

Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Names:
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Autograph albums
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1941 to 1993
Scope and Contents:
This description is for Series 3 of the Percival Bryan collection.
The collection contains 298 autograph albums. Mr. Bryan collection started in 1941 with book 1. At this time he obtained the autographs of Attorney General Homer S. Cummings and several other members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's cabinet. From that point Byran collected over 160,000 autographs from average people and celebrities alike. Within the pages of these books are general greetings, expository, poems, sketches, and even a few watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Galena, St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, Percival Bryan (1906-1996) came to the United States in 1924 as a stowaway in search of adventure and opportunity. He settled in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involved himself with various social and civic organizations, and was instrumental in forming the Caribbean American Inter-cultural Organization. He worked as a White House butler under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). Bryan also served as a chauffer for Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (1870-1956) before becoming a cab driver. An autograph collector, Mr. Bryan collected over 100,000 signatures of notable individuals.
Local number:
ACMA 06-001.2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Collectors  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Signatures  Search this
Politicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001, Series 3
See more items in:
Percival Bryan collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref602
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