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Untitled: Here and beyond, Chicago, Illinois

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 13 x 19 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1998 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
Three young men in swim trunks and towels stand by the water in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American--Social life and customs  Search this
African American youth  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.47
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Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs / Photographs / Prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref559

Untitled: Second Annual Carnival Ball/DuSable Museum of African American History/Chicago, Illinois

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 13 x 19 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1987 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
People in costume at a carnival ball in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American--Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.48
See more items in:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs / Photographs / Prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref560

Untitled: Break-Dancers, Chicago, Illinois

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 13 x 19 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1984 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
Young men break-dance (b-boy) in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American--Social life and customs  Search this
African American youth  Search this
African American dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.51
See more items in:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs / Photographs / Prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref563

Untitled: Breakdancer, Chicago, Illinois

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 9.5 x 13 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1984 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
A man breakdances (b-boys) while a crowd looks on in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American--Social life and customs  Search this
African American youth  Search this
African American dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.73
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Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs / Photographs / Prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref585

Untitled: Boy with bowtie, Chicago, Illinois

Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Coppin, Kerry Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (giclée print , b&w, 9.5 x 13 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1987 (printed 2006)
Scope and Contents:
A boy displays his bowtie in Chicago, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American--Social life and customs  Search this
African American children  Search this
African American boys  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Iris prints
Collection Citation:
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Kerry Stuart Coppin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-053, Item ACMA 2006.7029.75
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Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs
Kerry Stuart Coppin photographs / Photographs / Prints
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-053-ref587

J.W. (James Williams) Lucus and Ethel Minns Lucus pose with their wedding party

Creator:
Woodard Studios  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lucus, Ethel Minns  Search this
Lucus, James William  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 7 x 9 1/2 in. (17.8 x 24.1 cm))
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Studio portraits
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1926
Collection Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Studio portraits
Collection Citation:
James and Ethel Lucus papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Meridith McCurtis and Hildred Lucus McCurtis.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-023, Item ACMA PH2004.7002.05
See more items in:
James and Ethel Lucus papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-023-ref552

Western Electric Company Photograph Album

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Western Electric Company.  Search this
Names:
Bell System.  Search this
Hawthorne Works.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Albums
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1925.
Scope and Contents note:
This album, prepared for a Bell System conference in Chicago, 1925, contains black-and-white photographs of the Hawthorne, Illinois Works of the Western Electric Company including views of buildings and grounds, offices, laboratories, shops, and the rod and wire mill.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Unknown.
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:
Manufacturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930
Photograph albums -- 1920-1970
Albums -- 1920-1930
Citation:
Western Electric Company Photograph Album, 1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1036
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1036

Frank Paulin Photoprints

Photographer:
Paulin, Frank  Search this
Donor:
Silverstein, Bruce  Search this
Silverstein, Silke  Search this
Names:
Graham, Billy, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
New Orleans (La.)
Seville (Spain)
Date:
circa 1951-1961, 1994
Scope and Contents:
Photoprints of city scenes, mostly taken during the 1950s, but including a few later images. Most of the images were made in New York City, Chicago, and New Orleans. One photograph was taken in Seville, Spain. The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson appears in two of the photographs, photographing the Saint Patrick's Day parade; evangelist Billy Graham in another.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Paulin, born in Pittsburgh in 1926, spent his early life in New York City and Chicago. He apprenticed at a photography studio in Chicago at the age of 16. In 1944 at 18, he went into the Army, serving with the Signal Corps in Europe, where he honed his photographic skills by shooting images of devastated cities. After the war he returned to Chicago and studied first at the Chicago Art Institute, then the Institute of Design with the famed artist and theorist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and photographer Harry Callahan. In 1953 he returned to New York to work as a fashion illustrator, and studied with Alexey Brodovitch at the New School. During this period he began walking the streets at night and developed his interest in street and documentary photography. His work has been exhibited widely, beginning with the pioneering New York gallery, Limelight, in 1957.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2016 by Bruce and Silke Silverstein.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
"All Frank Paulin photographs copyright 2007Silverstein. Frank Paulin and the Frank Paulin Archive. All rights reserved by: Silverstein Photography / Silverstein Publishing."

Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photographers -- 20th century  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Parades -- 1950-1960  Search this
St. Patrick's Day  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frank Paulin Photoprints, 1950s-1994 (bulk 1950-1960), Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Bruce and Silke Silverstein.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1373
See more items in:
Frank Paulin Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1373
Online Media:

This press is one that has met with marked success... [advertisement and price list]

Advertiser:
Rockwell-Barnes Company (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 14 cm x 21.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Advertisements
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois -- 1900-1910
Date:
[undated.]
Scope and Contents:
Advertisement for the Universal Improved Fastener Press, brass washers, and paper clips (office equipment fasteners).
Arrangement:
Box 7, Folder F.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0002300.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Fasteners  Search this
Office equipment & supplies  Search this
Paper clips  Search this
Washers (Fasteners)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment / Business Records and Marketing Material / R
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-office-ref695

The Federal Express Advertising History Collection

Interviewer:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Fallon McElligott Advertising Agency  Search this
Federal Express Corporation  Search this
Names:
Ally & Gargano, Inc. (advertising agency)  Search this
Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Interviewee:
Ally, Carl  Search this
Altenburg, Nancy  Search this
Burnham, Patrick  Search this
Frazier, Sharon  Search this
Gargano, Amil  Search this
Kelly, Patrick  Search this
Miller, William B.  Search this
Moschitta, John (actor)  Search this
Oliver, Tom  Search this
Presley, Carol  Search this
Sedelmaier, Joe (filmmaker)  Search this
Smith, Fred  Search this
Tesch, Mike  Search this
Williams, Carl  Search this
Extent:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Oral history
Commercials
Videotapes
Clippings
Storyboards
Posters
Audiocassettes
Abstracts
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Place:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Minneapolis (Minn.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1972-1989
Summary:
Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.
Scope and Contents:
The Federal Express Advertising Collection documents the dvelopment of the overnight air freight delivery company with particular emphasis on the innovative advertising campaigns used to introduce and promote the company's services. The oral histories with individuals associated with both Federal Express Corporation and the advertising agencies form the core of the collection. Abstracts that provide biographical information and summaries of the interviews supplement the oral histories. Research files and company publications provide background information. Television commercials and print advertising contain examples, particularly illustrating the campaigns discussed in the interviews.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Research Files, 1972-1988

Subseries 1.1, Federal Express Clippings Files

Subseries 1.2, Federal Express Research Reports

Subseries 1.3, Research Files

Series 2, Interviewee Files, 1988

Series 3, Oral History Interviews, 1988

Subseries 3.1, Original Interviews

Subseries 3.2, Researcher Copies

Subseries 3.3, Masters

Series 4, Television Advertising, 1973-1989

Subseries 4.1, Television Commercials

Subseries 4.2, Storyboards

Subseries 4.3, Slides and Photographs

Series 5, Print Advertising, 1972-1988

Subseries 5.1, Federal Express Print Advertising

Subseries 5.2, Federal Express Mechanicals

Subseries 5.3, Slides of Mechanicals and International Marketing

Subseries 5.4, Federal Express Posters

Subseries 5.5, Print Reference Materials

Series 6, Public Relations Materials, 1973-1988

Series 7, Company Publications, 1973-1988

Series 8, Miscellaneous, Undated
Biographical / Historical:
In 1971, Fred Smith of Memphis, Tennessee created the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system. He based his idea for a new approach to the air freight delivery service on the "hub and spoke system." According to Smith's innovative model, a fleet of airplanes would fly packages from cities across the nation each evening to a central "hub" in Memphis, where the parcels would be unloaded, sorted, and re-loaded onto other planes for travel to their final destinations. Smith's objective was two-fold: to expedite delivery of the parcels and to ensure their security in the process.

In 1977, Congress passed the Air Cargo Deregulation Act. This enabled Federal Express to fly much larger planes and to expand its business without substantial capital investment. During its first decade of existence, the corporation achieved remarkable success, enjoying its first billion-dollar revenue in 1981.

Federal Express originally employed two advertising agencies: Ally & Gargano, Inc. of New York City (1974-1987) and Fallon McElligott of Minneapolis (1987 - 1994). In its early years, Federal Express was attracted to Ally & Gargano due to the agency's small size and its entrepreneurial spirit. Fred Smith believed these traits would foster the creativity necessary for original and effective advertising to introduce Federal Express. It was the responsibility of the agency to convince customers not only to abandon such incumbants in the industry as Emery, United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, but also to trust Federal Express, a newcomer.

Ally & Gargano targeted the professional community and the general public through print advertisements and television commercials. Especially in the latter medium, the agency used humor as its primary marketing technique, emphasizing competitors' "slowness" and "unreliability." In 1981, the agency launched a series of widely acclaimed ads with John Moschitta as the "Fast Talking Man." The slogan "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight" seen at the close of most commercials served as a practical reminder of Federal Express' function.

Federal Express moved its account from Ally & Gargano to Fallon McElligott in 1987. Fallon McElligott's first television campaign used the phrase "It's more than just a package -- it's your business" and depicted scenes of different work environments. The campaign stressed the seriousness with which Federal Express handled its customers' parcels. In 1988, Federal Express was a sponsor of the Winter Olympics.
Related Materials:
Ally and Gargano, Inc. Print Advertisements (AC0938)
Provenance:
Made by the Smithsonian Institution and donated by the Federal Express Corporation, 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:
Television advertising  Search this
Advertising campaigns  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Service industries  Search this
Overnight delivery service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 1970-1990
Oral history
Commercials
Videotapes
Clippings
Storyboards
Posters
Audiocassettes
Abstracts
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Citation:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection, 1972-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smiithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0306
See more items in:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0306

Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection

Collector:
Stone, Benjamin, 1838-1914  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Photographer:
Whitney & Zimmerman  Search this
Whitney's Gallery  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gurnsey, B. H. (Byron H.), 1833-1880  Search this
Extent:
170 Items (circa 170 enlarged prints from microfilm)
1 Roll (microfilm)
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Ute  Search this
Cree  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux)  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Kootenai (Kutenai)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Northwest Coast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Roll
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
circa 1862-1907
bulk circa 1862-1871
Scope and Contents note:
Microfilm of the Benjamin Stone collection of photographs relating to Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India, and Australasia. Prints made from the microfilm are mostly of portraits of American Indians and some field images relating to delegations, expeditions, dwellings, and the 1862 Sioux uprising in Minnesota. They include depictions of Arikara, Ojibwa, Miniconjou, Dakota, Pawnee, Winnebago, Iroquois, Ute, Blackfoot, Cree, Crow, Salish, and Kootenai Indians. There are also images of buildings, boats, railroads, and scenic views from around America, as well as the Smithsonian Castle in 1871 and Chicago after the Great Fire. Photographers represented include B. H. Gurnsey, Joel Emmons Whitney, and Adrian J. Ebell.
Biographical/Historical note:
Sir John Benjamin Stone (1838-1914) was born in Birmingham, England, to a glass-making family, a profession he briefly joined before starting a career in politics. He was elected representative of the Duddlestone Ward on the Birmingham Town Coucil in 1869, later becoming Mayor Cutton (1886-1891) and Member of Parliament for East Birmingham (1895-1910). Inspired by a love of antiquities, Stone began to collect and then make photographs during his international travels to East Asia, the West Indies, Africa, and North and South America. As the first president of the Birmingham Photographic Society, he encouraged the development of the Warwickshire Photographic Survey. Additionally, he helped found the National Photographic Record Association, and served as President of the organization. During his time in Parliament, Stone made a photographic survey of the Palace of Westminster and was official photographer for the Coronation of King Geroge V in 1910. His photographs were published in the two-volume Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures (1905).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R4859
Reproduction Note:
Prints made by the Smithsonian Institution, 1969.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Some photographs have been separated into Photo Lot 24. These photographs are represented by item-level descriptions linked to this record.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
See others in:
Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection, circa 1862-1907 (bulk circa 1862-1871)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints of photographs in the Birmingham Public Library in Birmngham, England. Reference copies can be made for Smithsonian Institution staff only. Permission to publish and other prints can be obtained from the Birmingham Public Library.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot R4859, Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4859
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r4859

Emmett McBain Afro-American Advertising Poster Collection

Topic:
Marlboro (cigarette brand)
Black Folk Us (Chicago arts festival)
Creator:
McBain, Emmett  Search this
Names:
Burrell McBain Advertising (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
McDonald's Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Posters
Place:
Chicago (Ill.) -- Art festivals -- 1970-1980
Date:
1971 - 1976
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains examples of advertisements done by McBain for McDonald, Malboro, and a Chicago Arts Festival entitled "Black Folk Us." The nine posters in the collection date from 1971 to 1976.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Emmett McBain has been an art supervisor for the J.W. Thompson advertising agency in Detroit, a creative consultant for Soft Sheen Products, and co-founder of Burrell McBain Advertising in Chicago.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mr. Emmett McBain in 1985.
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:
African Americans -- 1970-1980  Search this
Art festivals -- 1970-1980 -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Cigarettes -- advertising -- 1970-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 1950-2000
Posters -- 1960-1980
Citation:
Emmett McBain Afro-American Advertising Poster Collection, 1973-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0192
See more items in:
Emmett McBain Afro-American Advertising Poster Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0192
Online Media:

People who sell fine woolens--and people who weave them--.. [Print advertising.]

Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Artist:
O'Neill, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (col., 38 x 25.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 14, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1928
Scope and Contents:
Caption: "People who sell fine woollens--and people who weave them--...". Woman and man near bank of trees.
Published Sept.-Dec. 1928.
Local Numbers:
245489

Ivorydata4 1346

0307910151 (Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
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.
Topic:
Laundry  Search this
Premiums (Retail trade)  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Nature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 1: Ivory Soap Products Advertisements / Advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0791-ref2563

Reception / to / Clara Barton / Abraham Lincoln Center / Chicago / May 13, 1910 [ribbon]

Names:
Barton, Clara  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Fabric, 4.8" x 2".)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Ribbons
Place:
Illinois -- 1900-1910
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
May 13, 1910
Scope and Contents:
Ribbon for a Reception to Clara Barton at the Abraham Lincoln Center, Chicago on May 13, 1910. The ribbon is white with a red cross in the center.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001285 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Receptions  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ribbons
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref622

[Billy Strayhorn playing piano in a home,] May 26th, 1952 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Miner, John  Search this
Collector:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Tribune Company  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/4" x 2-1/2".)
Culture:
African Americans -- 1950-1960  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Scope and Contents:
Possibly taken in Chicago because the newspaper on the piano is the Chicago Tribune. Box 2, John Miner Negatives "M to Z" ("Billy Strayhorn" envelope). Made on Kodak Safety Film 470.
Local Numbers:
AC1323-0000012.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Occupation:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection / Series 2: Photographic Materials / 2.2: Artist Files Photographs / Strayhorn, Billy
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], 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
Creator:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas  Search this
Names:
Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway  Search this
Chicago Traction and Subway Commission  Search this
Detroit Rapid Transit System  Search this
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Texas
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Fremont (Neb.)
Columbus (Neb.)
New York
Boston (Mass.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Death Valley
Date:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Summary:
Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.
Scope and Contents:
These records contain reports (some containing photographs and full size drawings folded) from the New York engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas. Included are typewritten and printed reports for a variety of clients. The bulk of the reports relate to power and transportation. The collection includes five 16mm motion picture films, relating to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1960-2003

Series 2: Reports, 1906-1918

Series 3: Moving Image, 1960 and undated
Biographical / Historical:
On January 1, 1885, William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932) and his younger brother Henry de Berkeley Parsons founded a consulting engineering firm in New York City. The brothers combined their talents as civil and mechanical engineers to create a firm that would making a lasting mark on designing and constructing infrastructure. Among the firm's most notable projects were the original IRT line of the New York City Subway, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), the Cape Cod Canal, and the charting the course of a railway in China from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton (Guangzhou). The firm also designed and built large water supply systems, railroads, hydro-electric dams, refrigeration warehouses, marine terminals, and conducted survey work. Through the years, the firm diversified its engineering competence and knowledge by adding partners: Eugene A. Klapp (b. 1867), chief engineer and bridge specialist; Henry M. Brinckerhoff (b. 1868), a traction engineer; Walter J. Douglas (b. 1872), structural engineer and bridge specialist; and Maurice Quade (1900-1966), structural engineer. The firm had several name changes and became known as Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas with both domestic and foreign offices. Today the company operates in the fields of strategic consulting, planning, engineering, construction management, infrastructure and community planning. Parsons Brinckerhoff was acquired by WSP Global in 2014.

Sources

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Notes, December 1960.

Bobrick, Benson. Parsons Brinckerhoff The First 100 Years. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1985.

Petroski, Henry. "William Barclay Parsons," American Scientist, Volume 96, No. 4, July-August 2008, pp. 280-283.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Streetcars and Subways (AC0060)

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

William Barclay Parsons papers, 1880-1939

Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and materials used in preparation of Parsons's book, Engineers and Engineering in the Renaissance, published in 1939. Correspondence, 1881-1900, relates to his student days at the Columbia University School of Mines, appointments to various railroads, and activity as Columbia trustee. Notes on lectures about mining at Columbia, 1880-1881, are illustrated with drawings and plates. Materials used in the preparation of Parsons's book include final typescript, proofs, illustrations, maps, notebooks, and other source materials.

Columbia University

Papers, 1899-1915

Correspondence including letters from Grover Cleveland, Gilbert Parker, and printed monographs and magazine articles. Mr. Parsons' diaries of Panama Canal years and World War I have been catalogued as book manuscripts.
Provenance:
The initial collection was donated in 1967, presumably by the firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (now the 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:
Wharves  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Subways  Search this
Subways -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Dams  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Reports
Citation:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection, 1905-ca. 1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0969
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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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New Indexed Standard Guide Map of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1893 [map]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Advertiser:
Rand-McNally & Company  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Map (Ink on paper)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents:
Map of 1893 World's Columbian Exposition from Rand McNally's "Week at the Fair" booklet.
Local Numbers:
040060187.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
World expositions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions / Images, Keepsakes, Promotional Material, Publications, and Other / CHICAGO
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-world-ref555
Online Media:

Paul R. Strain Columbian Exposition Diary

Author:
Strain, Paul R., 1879-1954  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Strain, Thomas H.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1893.
Scope and Contents:
A diary kept by Paul R. Strain during his visit to the Exposition, October 1893. It describes various buildings he toured and the exhibits that caught his attention, and records his personal impressions of the Exposition. The diary takes the form of hand-written notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul R. Strain of Colliers, West Virginia, attended the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, October 1893, with his father, Thomas H. Strain, who received the Blue Ribbon for Spanish Merino Wool at the Exposition. Paul Strain was fourteen at the time and this was his first long-distance trip.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Paula M. Strain, 1989, April 14.
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:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 1890-1900
Citation:
Paul R. Strain Columbian Exposition Diary, 1893, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0330
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Leon Weinraub Chicago World's Fair Scrapbook

Collector:
Weinraub, Leon  Search this
Names:
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Menus
Scrapbooks
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1933
Summary:
One scrapbook, assembled by Leon Weinraub, documenting the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The scrapbook contains postcards, photographs, menus, and other ephemera from the Fair.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a souvenir scrapbook printed by the organizers of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Contents from the Fair include: Postcards, admission pass (signed by Jean Harlowe), photos, autographs, correspondence, menus, caricatures, and other ephemera. Leon Weinraub included additional material from 1924 and 1934-1937 (not inclusive). These items are an address book, photos, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Materials consist of approximately 1 cubic foot.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Leon Weinraub was born in 1910. He was a member of the Evening Sun Newsboy's Band in Baltimore Maryland. In 1933 he was in Chicago attending the University of Chicago art school. He was also an employee at the Antiseptic Super Bandage exhibit at the World's Fair. After the fair ended, he worked for the Typewriter Specialists and changed his name to Leon Traub.
Provenance:
Leon Weinraub's daughter, Ms. Gail Leon of Bethesda, Maryland, donated this scrapbook in 2000.
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.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- Chicago (Ill.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Postcards -- 1930-1940
Menus
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Leon Weinraub 1933 Chicago World's Fair Scrapbook, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0746
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0746

[Blank telegram form for Democratic National Convention, Chicago 1932, with shadow images of Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and Woodrow Wilson : printed form.]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Names:
Democratic National Convention (1932 : Chicago, Ill.).  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7.2" x 8.7")
Container:
Box 693, Folder 7: Blank Forms, Political Conventions
Type:
Archival materials
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1932
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000028.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but Series 11 and films are stored off-site. Special arrangements must be made to view some of the audiovisual materials. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Topic:
Democratic Party  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 22: Telegrams / 22.3: Western Union Telegrams--Specialty / Political Conventions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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