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Prints: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Collection Creator:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
F.C. Brown Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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F. C. Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0693-ref195

Folder 14 Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1884-1901.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 201, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0201-refidd1e4184

Letter of thanks from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Collection Creator:
American Bank Note Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Frame 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December 31, 1943
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:
American Bank Note Company Records, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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American Bank Note Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Collection Creator:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Registrar  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 5/15/1998 e-mail, Lee to Grimsley; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-128, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Registrar, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-128-refd1e2398

Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1960-1979

Collection Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 580, National Postal Museum , Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Ella B. Howard Pearis papers

Creator:
Pearis, Ella B. Howard  Search this
Names:
American Red Cross  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Pearis, Ella B. Howard  Search this
Extent:
2.32 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Papers
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1923-1998
bulk 1970-1981
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1923 to 1998 and measures 2.32 linear feet, documents the career of community activist, Ella B. Howard Pearis The papers are comprised of correspondence with and documents from community organizations, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the activities of Ella B. Howard Pearis between 1923 and 1998. It contains materials related to Mrs. Pearis's work with local and national civic organizations. Included in the collection are awards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and scrapbooks.

The papers are organized into five series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Biographical Series II: Civic Organizations Series III: Photographs Series IV: Scrapbooks Series V: Miscellaneous
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into five series. The content of each series is arranged alphabetically. The series are arranged as follows:

Series I: Biographical Series II: Civic Organizations Series III: Photographs Series IV: Scrapbooks Series V: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Ella B. Howard Pearis was born in 1905 in Washington, DC. She graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High in 1923 and then went on to attend Miner Teachers College. For fifteen years she taught 1st and 2nd grade in Maryland and Virginia and later she worked fifteen years at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, from where she retired in 1956.

Mrs. Howard had deep roots in the Anacostia community; her great-grand parents moved to Anacostia in 1863. Macedonia Baptist Church was founded by her great-grandfather in 1866, and her great-grandfather's niece was one of the founders of St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867. Mrs. Pearis's house on Elvans Road was built by her grandfather in 1876. As a result of this history, Mrs. Pearis felt that it was her duty to be an advocate for and promoter of the Anacostia community. She volunteered her time to work with community groups and neighborhood civic associations. Her community work brought changes to Anacostia including getting new schools established and getting more public transportation in the area.

In 1974 she and other community activists founded the Anacostia Historical Society. The Society was established in partnership with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum's Center for Anacostia Studies. Mrs. Pearis said that the idea for the Society started when, "…a group of us started to get together one Saturday and bring any family heirlooms that you had. " From there the group began to work with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Together they developed the exhibit, "Anacostia Story," which opened at the Museum in March 1977.

In addition to her work with the Anacostia Historical Society, Mrs. Pearis served on the advisory board of the Anacostia--ongress Heights Red Cross Service Center. This center was a part of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross. Later in her life, Mrs. Pearis remarked that physical limitations limited her ability to make it to all of the community functions. Yet she found others ways to contribute to her community.

Mrs. Ella B. Howard Pearis died on February 23, 1998 and her funeral service was held at St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church --the church founded by her family in 1867.
Related Arcihval Materials note:
Finding Aid to the Anacostia Historical Society located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Finding Aid to the Alice Bell Finlayson Papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

Finding Aid to the Charles Qualls Papers located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
District of Columbia Art Association  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Papers
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Citation:
The Ella B. Howard Pearis papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-012
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Ella B. Howard Pearis papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-06-012
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Album, black cover and pages, containing 121 silver gelatin photoprints

Collection Collector:
Turner, Lynn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Applegate  Search this
Filson & Son  Search this
Bairstow, J. B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Mostly views of Washington, D.C., including Washington Monument and grounds, Union Station, main post office, the Mall (one view includes three sailors on a bench), the Smithsonian Institution building, the Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Capitol, Almost all scenes of people photographed outdoors in Washington, D.C., and suburbs. One snapshot of a young woman is dated September 1920 and there are many others of young American soldiers with girl friends and wives in U.S. Army camp settings. Settings include the U.S. Capitol, parks, the Tidal Basin, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington Monument, Logan Circle, C & 0 Canal, and the Great Falls area.
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:
Lynn Turner Family Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lynn Turner Family Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Interview 1: 4 December 1986

Collection Creator:
Pearis, Ella B. Howard. interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Restricted; (2) see finding aid for details on restrictions; (3) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9540, Pearis, Ella B. Howard. interviewee, Ella B. Howard Pearis Interview
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Ella B. Howard Pearis Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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[Album of etchings and engravings mainly after designs by Rembrandt]

Author:
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 1606-1669  Search this
Lutma, Joannes  Search this
Marvy, Louis 1815-1850  Search this
Moreau, Jean Michel 1741-1814  Search this
Chatelain  Search this
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Baillie, William 1723-1810  Search this
Bailliu, Pieter de 1613-1660  Search this
Walker, Anthony 1726-1765  Search this
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
McArdell, James 1710 or 1728-1765  Search this
Phillips, Charles active 1820  Search this
Preisler, Valentin Daniel 1717-1765  Search this
Pether, William 1731-1795  Search this
Tempesta, Antonio 1555-1630  Search this
Former owner:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[55] leaves : [65] illustrations ; 68 cm
Type:
Books
Albums
Date:
1800
1899
[18--]
19th century
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE2054.5.R4 A35
NE2054.5.R4A35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201836

25c War Savings exhibition plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA WS8
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue green) / engraving
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 6, 1942
Object number:
0.309126.1289
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.309126.1289

$2 Warren G. Harding frame plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 833
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (green) / engraved
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1938
Object number:
0.242263.15840
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.15840
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3c American Authors Ralph Waldo Emerson die proof attached to plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 861P
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (bright red violet) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 8 x 6 in. (20.32 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 2, 1940
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.15924.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.15924.2
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5c Army West Point plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 789
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (54.61 x 44.45 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 19, 1937
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21090.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21090.1

5c Army West Point die proof attached to plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 789
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (ultramarine) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 4 in. (8.89 x 10.16 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1937
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21090.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21090.2
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5c Seal of the US Naval Academy plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 794
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (54.61 x 43.82 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 18, 1937
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21094.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21094.1

5c Seal of the US Naval Academy die proof attached to plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 794P
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (ultramarine) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. (8.89 x 9.84 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1937
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21094.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21094.2
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5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 862
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 18 7/8 x 21 in. (47.94 x 53.34 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
December 14, 1939
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21679.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21679.1

5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott die proof attached to plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 862P
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 8 x 6 in. (20.32 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
December 19, 1939
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21679.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21679.2
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3c Pan American Union plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 895
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (purple) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 18 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (47.94 x 54.93 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 8, 1940
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21738.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21738.1

3c Pan American Union die proof attached to plate proof

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 895P
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (lavender) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 8 x 6 in. (20.32 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Bureau Plate Proofs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 12, 1940
Topic:
National Stamp Collection  Search this
Object number:
0.242263.21738.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.242263.21738.2
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