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1946 Turrialba Coffee -- Costa Rica

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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1976 Tokyo, Japan Part 1

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1972 Zagreb

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Riverside County Reservations (California), Sacaton (Akimel O'odham/Pima) and Other Views in Arizona, Oregon and Wisconsin

Collection Creator:
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Extent:
126 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 16
Culture:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1905-1906
Scope and Contents:
This album contains 126 photographic prints taken by Frank Churchill in April 1905 on various reservations in Riverside County, California, March-April 1906 in Arizona, 1905 in Crater Lake, Oregon and September-November 1906 in Wisconsin during Frank Churchill's assignment as U.S. Indian Inspector to visit Indian day schools and boarding schools. The album was later compiled and captioned by Clara Churchill. Some of the photographs were also later hand colored by Clara Churchill. The majority of photographs were taken among the Cahuilla communities at the Torres Martinez, Cabazon and San Manuel reservations in San Jacinto Valley, California; the Akimel O'odham (Pima), Tohono O'odham (Papago) and Maricopa in Arizona; and the Potawatomi and Menominee in Wisconsin.

Photographs in California include—Cahuilla Indian School and graveyard; the original "Ramona" and son Condino Diego; Tule houses; Saboba School; and views of San Jacinto Valley including orange groves near Banning. Torres Martinez photographs include—Wells and barley in the desert; Indian Agent Dr. L.A. Wright; Martinez Indian School, Home of Captain Joaquim Alamos; Frank Churchill with L.A. Wright; and an Old woman with tools. Cabazon photographs include—Captain Poncho Romero; Judge Bob Mullin's House; and views of "Old Cabazon".

Photographs in an around Sacaton among the Akimel O'odham and Maricopa include—Women making baskets; School girls peeling vegetables; Pima houses; Agency views; girls' school; "Lish Bechard's" trading post; Irrigation ditch; and a series of images on Issue day of groups coming to Sacaton for rations. Individuals photographed include—Sepia Banks; Reverend C.H. Cook; Melissa Jones and her mother Mary; Florence Babel; Mr. and Mrs. Churchill; Miss Maud Squier; and Jack McCoy (US Mail). There are a few photographs on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa reservation of a grist mill and women making pottery with Clara Churchill. Additional photographs in Arizona include—San Xavier Mission; John M. Berger and W.S. Sturges "Chuck Wagon is Tucson; Tohono O'odham (Papago) Kee's; Mojave Apache camp outside of Phoenix.

Photographs in Crater Lake, Oregon include—Annie Creek Canyon; Girls' School; and the Superintendent of the Phoenix Indian School at Crater Lake. Photographs in Wisconsin include—Potawatomi Indians and the depot in Wabeno; A hotel; railroad station, Mr. Morstad's home and family in Carter; Wausaukee; Menominee Agent's office, Green Bay Indian School, Thanksgiving Day and Spirit Rock in Keshena; and views of Keshena falls. There is an additional photograph of Christmas dinner in 1909 from the Keshena Indian School which was most likely not taken by the Churchills. Many of the photographs in this album, particularly those from Oregon and Wisconsin, do not have corresponding negatives.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill collection, NMAI.AC.058, National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.058, File P23370
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Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill collection / Series 2: Photographs in the Southwest and Midwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Califonia, Minnesota and Wisconsin / 2.1: Photograph Albums
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Hopi Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Views in Utah, and Cherokee (North Carolina) [RESTRICTED]

Collection Creator:
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Extent:
213 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 23
Culture:
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Kaibab Paiute  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
July 1907-May 1908
Scope and Contents:
This album contains 213 photographic prints taken by Frank Churchill in July 1907-May 1908 in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and North Carolina during Frank Churchill's assignment as U.S. Indian Inspector to visit Indian day schools and boarding schools. The album was later compiled and captioned by Clara Churchill. Some of the photographs were also later hand colored by Clara Churchill.

Photographs in Arizona include images made in Flagstaff, Red Rock and Tuba. Photographs in Tuba City include—Views of the U.S. Indian School in Tuba; Mormon houses; Hopi, Dine (Navajo), and Paiute men and women; S.S. Preston's Trading Store; M.M. Murphy (Western Navajo Agent); Paiute Council; Mormon men J.T. Hall, H.N. Cowles with Paiute men Joda and Mike. Additional views near Tuba include Red Lake, the Needle and the Idol.

Photographs in Utah include—images in Oljato; Wetherill Trading Post; Anvil Rock; Cliff dwelling near Wetherill Trading Post; Batatakin ruins near Marsh Pass. Photographs in Navajo Country include—A sheep herd; young Diné (Navajo) girl with dog and Frank Churchill on horseback.

Photographs among the Hopi include (many of these images are RESTRICTED)—Views of Moencopi Pueblo; Hopi women and children winnowing wheat; Clara Churchill with women and children; Walpi Pueblo views; Diné (Navajo) arriving for the Snake Dance in Walpi; Snake Dance (RESTRICTED); The Butterfly Dance on August 16 at Tewa Pueblo (RESTRICTED); Hopi boys playing in Oraibi; Flute Dance in Oraibi (RESTRICTED).

Photographs on the Eastern Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina were made between October 1907 and May 1908 and include—Scenic views of the Occonaluftee River, Rattlesnake Mountains and Soco Creek; images of the U.S. Indian school, school superintendent's cottage, employee buildings, dormitories and commissary; Lambert's grist mill and Will West's chair shop; Cherokee Council; two different ball games. People photographed include—Sally Catolster, Eve Catolster, Etta Hill, David Owl (and grandson), M. Roberts, K. Norton, Lydia Jessen, Amos (Ammons) Runningwolf, Will West, Dora Johnson (and children), Frank Russell Theodore Johnson, Bird Salolamietz, John Shell (Saluh), Suate Martin, George Martin, William Talala, Waldsutte, Ben Talala, John Talala, Stacy Welch (and baby), David Crow, Lorenzo Dow Swayney, James Blythe, John Gooings, Superintendent D.S. Harris, L. Dow Cornsilk, Joseph Saunooke, F. Kyselka, Sampson Owl (and wife), Frank and Clara Churchill. Additional locations photographed in North Carolina include Culberson, Murphy, Mountain Day school, and the railroad station at Whittier.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill collection, NMAI.AC.058, National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.058, File P23380
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Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection

Creator:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Summary:
Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material related primarily, but not exclusively, to early North American railroad locomotives. Photographs and negatives comprise the bulk of the material in the collection, with the number of individual images well exceeding 10,000. While the collection is particularly valuable for its images of locomotives from smaller or relatively obscure railroad lines and industrial concerns (such as mining and lumber companies), it also includes a substantial number of images from the leaders of the railroad industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (such as the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad).

Norrell's organization of the collection reflects his technical knowledge of railroad engines and his familiarity with various railroad companies. His use of Whyte notation as an organizational schema gives evidence to this. Whyte notation is broadly utilized by the railroad industry as a way to classify locomotives based on their wheel configuration. A count of leading (non-driving) wheels, middle driving wheels, and trailing wheels (non-driving) is represented by a three-digit hyphenated number. For example, a locomotive with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels would be classified as a 4-4-2. Norrell utilized this convention when subdividing railroad companies for which he had collected many images, such as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, among others. Norrell subdivided portions of his collection of Pennsylvania Railroad images based on that company's distinct classification system, where letters of the alphabet corresponded to different Whyte notations.

Norrell used other criteria to help subdivide larger assemblages of single-company railroad images, and these have been maintained. In some instances, he used the company number designation found on the locomotive itself (as in the case of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad). Other times, subject designations were used to distinguish rail yards, passenger cars, and special or prominent locomotives. Because the Pennsylvania Railroad comprised such a large segment of images, Norrell organized it according to a number of subdivision types (including year, Whyte notation, and subject) rather than any single one.

The collection is arranged into three series: Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960, and Series 3, Ephemera, undated.

Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated,contains photographic negatives and is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, and Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated.

The series contains original negative images, copy negatives of other printed images, and copy negatives of printed material, such as book illustrations. The inclusive dates for the series reflect the subject of the material photographed (as in the case of copy negatives) rather than the date the negative was created.

The negatives primarily depict views of single locomotive engines from various North American and international mainline and short line railroads. Interspersed among these are views of company-owned locomotives representing such North American industries as mining (coal, iron, limestone, copper, gold, quartz, zinc), lumber (timber, pulp, paper), metallurgical production (coke, iron, steel), stone/brick production (masonry, cement, gravel), utilities (power, light, telephone), chemical production, leather production, automotive production, and food service. A number of military railroad locomotives as well as early metropolitan transit systems are also represented among the negatives. Most of the images depict steam locomotives, though some diesel engines, diesel-electric hybrid engines, passenger and freight cars, and assorted repair/service vehicles are also spread throughout.

Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated consists of polyester film negatives ranging in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 5" x 7". Additional larger polyester film negatives are interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2 and range in size from 5" x 7" to 8" x 10".

The negatives are physically arranged by size, then by the negative series number originally assigned to them by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This numbering system generally, but not always, follows an alphabetical order by name of railroad company (North American and international) or industrial company. The majority of the film negatives are 5" x 7" or smaller, and the number series for this size of negative begins with 85-20939 and ends with 85-31126.

Film negatives larger than 5" x 7" are separated and interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2. As such, the negative series number range for these larger film negatives is not always consecutive. The first series number range begins at 82-4189 and ends at 82-4429. The second range begins at 82-13786 and ends at 82-13795. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The envelope enclosures for all negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive number, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), the year of the engine/locomotive's construction, a brief description of the image, the size of the negative, and the negative series number.

Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, consists of glass plate negatives ranging in size from 5" x 7" to 10" x 12". Three broken glass plate negatives have been re-housed and are stored separately. Otherwise the plates are arranged by size, then by original negative series number as assigned by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This number range is not always consecutive because the glass plate negatives are interfiled with the larger film negatives of Subseries 1. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The 8" x 10" glass plate negative number series begins with 82-4168 and ends with 82-4424.

The 5" x 7" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-13783 to 82-13785.

The 12" x 10" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-4430 to 82-4452.

The envelope enclosures for the negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), in some cases a brief description of the image, and the negative series number.

Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960,consists of visual material, including photographic postcards, illustrated postcards, photographic prints (made through a variety of photographic processes), and a photograph album. It contains five subseries: Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies; Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies; Subseries 3, Railroad Builders; Subseries 4, Subjects; and Subseries 5, Duplicate Images.

Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960 includes photographic and illustrated postcards and photographic prints of North American railroad companies, industrial railroads, and urban transit companies. The images range in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 8" x 10," with the majority being silver gelatin prints. Occasional albumen prints, cyanotype prints, and salted paper prints are found in the collection. The majority of the images are views of single locomotive engines, though some images of railroad stations, roundhouses, rail yards, and passenger cars are interspersed throughout. While the majority of the photographs are 4" x 6" or smaller, there are prints larger than 4" x 6" which are arranged alphabetically by railroad or industrial company name. In some cases multiple larger images from railroad companies with names close to each other alphabetically are filed together in a single folder and identified with the first common letters of the company names.

Norrell's original alphabetical organization by railroad or industrial company name has been preserved. In some instances where a substantial number of images for a particular railroad company exist, Norrell subidivided the images either by Whyte notation (wheel arrangement) or by subject. This usually follows either an alphabetical or numerical organization, but not in every case. In many instances, hand-written notes and postage appear on the reverse of the photographic postcards. Addresses and salutations indicate that many of the postcards were not sent to Thomas Norrell directly, but were acquired by him at a later date.

Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960, includes photographs, illustrated postcards, and a photograph album depicting international railroads and railroad locomotives. Of particular interest is the photograph album compiled by Thomas Norrell containing sixty individual photographs of steam locomotive engines from eighteen assorted British, continental European, and South American railroad companies. The images are all approximately 14" x 10," and each corresponds to an identification chart mounted in the front of the album indicating the railroad company, engine number, Whyte notation (wheel arrangement), and special notes about each engine.

Subseries 3, Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960 consists photographic prints and photographic postcards containing images of locomotives separated by builder. Norrell's original alphabetical arrangement of the images by locomotive works or manufacturing company name has been preserved.

Subseries 4, Subjects, 1804-1940, contains photographic prints and photographic postcards organized by subject. The images are arranged chronologically by date of the subject of the images. Of particular interest are Norrell's photographs of locomotives at the 1933-1934 Chicago and 1939-1940 New York World's Fairs.

Subseries 5, Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960, contains duplicate photographic prints and duplicate copy prints created from the either the photographs in Series 2 or from the film and glass plate negatives from Series 1. The duplicate images, including photographic postcards and photographic prints, are subdivided by first letter of the name of the railroad or industrial company. The duplicate copy prints created from the negatives are arranged numerically by a negative number recorded on the negative itself.

Series 3, Ephemera, undated,consists of an unidentified and undated piece of railroad track.

References

Staufer, Alvin F. Pennsy Power III 1847-1968. Medina, OH: Alvin F. Staufer, 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 1: Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 2: Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Series 2: Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 1: North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 2: International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 3: Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 4: Subjects, 1804-1940

Subseries 5: Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960

Series 3: Ephemera, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Norrell was born in West Ham (Essex County) England on November 11, 1899. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and became a naturalized citizen in 1911. He took an apprenticeship at the Baldwin Locomotive Works around 1920. Although the Baldwin works benefited from a boom in the export of steam locomotives meant to replenish foreign rail systems impacted by use during the First World War, the upswing was short-lived. Business at Baldwin slowed considerably in the 1920s as diesel engines began replacing steam locomotives. Recognizing that opportunities for advancement within Baldwin were scarce, Norrell moved out of railroad work completely and into the paper box industry. He married his wife Wilhelmina in 1929, and they resided in Cranston, Rhode Island and later Silver Spring, Maryland.

Despite his shift away from railroads as a vocation, Norrell maintained a life-long interest in trains and was a collector of photographic and print material related to locomotive engines, train cars, and industrial railroads. He contributed a number of articles to various railroad periodicals and was generous in providing images from his collection to other authors for reproduction in their publications. Norrell also influenced and supported a number of prominent railroad historians, including John H. White Jr., curator of the Division of Transportation in the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). It was through White's efforts that Norrell's collection became part of the Smithsonian Institution.

In 1942 Norrell gained some degree of notoriety for having rediscovered the famed Brady Civil War negatives in the vault of the Phelps Publishing Company in Springfield, Massachusetts while searching for an unrelated daguerreotype of an early Massachusetts locomotive. The locomotive had been identified from a wood-engraving made by an artist for a Phelps subsidiary publication, and Norrell secured permission to search the Phelps Company's vault for the image. During his search, Norrell stumbled upon and recognized the famed Civil War collection from earlier printed publications of the images. He brought the collection to the attention of the National Archives, which deferred to the Library of Congress. The storage fees for the images had been unpaid for many years by their owner, and the Phelps Company, interested only in recovering compensation for the use of the space, seized the images and sold them at cost to the Library of Congress in 1944.

Norrell later lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to his daughter Elise Mann. He died there on February 1, 1985.

References

Bell, Kurt R. "On the Shoulders of a Giant: A Profile of John H. White, Jr.," Railroad History, 204 (Spring-Summer 2011): 6-23.

Hodge, Robert, comp. An Index to the Death Notices in the Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia), 1981-1991. Fredericksburg, VA: Robert A. Hodge (1992).

Norrell, Thomas. "The Norris Construction Record," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 150 (1983): 57-XX.

Norrell, Thomas. "Uriah Wells, Locomotive Builder of Petersburg," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 124 (1969): 40-XX.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930: Population Schedule. Massachusetts Enumeration District 9-169, Supervisor's District 10, Sheet 4-1, 1930.

Vanderbilt, Paul, comp. Guide to the Special Collections of Prints and Photographs in the Library of Congress. Washington D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1955.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Baldwin Locomotive Works Collection (Engine Registers and Order Books), 1833-1956, (AC0157)

Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings, 1870-1890, (AC0353)

John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, 1880s-1990, (AC0523)

Materials Held by the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

Three images from the collection, including an 1848 daguerreotype image of the locomotive "Tioga", an 1855 daguerreotype image of a locomotive on the Niagara Falls, and a circa 1870 daguerreotype image of a Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburgh locomotive.

Materials Held by Other Institutions

Thomas Norrell photographic album, and other views of rail transportation in Canada and the United States, circa 1920-1979, R5500-27-4-E, Andrew Audubon Merrilees fonds. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation (now known as the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry) by Thomas Norrell on April 19, 1966.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the negatives are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Some glass plate negatives are broken and may require special handling care.Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown, though most images are in the public domain.
Topic:
Railroad companies -- Europe  Search this
Railroad companies -- Africa  Search this
Railroad companies -- North America  Search this
Railroad companies -- South America  Search this
Railroad accidents  Search this
Mine railroads  Search this
Locomotive builders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Ephemera
Citation:
Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1174
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection

Topic:
S.S. President Roosevelt (ship)
Creator:
Nixdorff, Louis S., 1906-1992 (Olympic athlete)  Search this
Names:
Baltimore Sun  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Properties Incorporated  Search this
Anderson, Harry  Search this
Biddison, Tom  Search this
Eagan, James  Search this
Fairinholt, Larkin  Search this
Hamm, Ed  Search this
Helfrich, George  Search this
Kegan, Bill  Search this
Lang, John  Search this
Logan, William  Search this
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964  Search this
Mallonee, C. Gardner  Search this
McKim, Josephine  Search this
Meany, Helen  Search this
Merrill, Vale  Search this
Nice, Deely  Search this
Owens, Helen  Search this
Ray, Joie  Search this
Robinson, Elizabeth (Babe)  Search this
Schwarz, Bill  Search this
Weismuller, Johnny  Search this
Wingate, W. Wilson  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Postcards
Clippings
Place:
Thousand Islands
Mohawk Trail
Europe -- description and travel -- 1910-1950
Chesapeake Bay
Virginia Beach
St. Lawrence River
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Cherbourg (France)
Switzerland
Marken (Holland)
Scheueningue (Holland)
Fontainebleau (France)
Volendam (Holland)
New York (N.Y.)
Québec (Québec)
Paris (France)
Reims (France)
Date:
1926 - 1987
Summary:
The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains an oversize scrapbook of newspaper clippings, loose clippings from a Baltimore newspaper Sunday supplements, a diary recorded by Nixdorff, and an album of photographs that Nixdorff took on the Amsterdam visit and several other trips.

The newspaper clippings in an oversize scrapbook follow the fortunes of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, national champions for 1926 and 1927, through its 1928 season, a post-season series, the playoffs to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in the summer of 1928, and the Olympic lacrosse games in Amsterdam. Newspaper clippings years later reminisce about the 1928 lacrosse team at the Olympic games in Amsterdam.

The newspaper clippings recounting various games are seldom identified and most of the articles are not dated. Some are from the Baltimore Post, later taken over by the News and were written by Yale Merrill. Others are from the Sunpapers, morning and evening. Some carry an Associated Press identification. Many of the accounts of the 1928 intercollegiate season prior to the Olympic Games were written by W. Wilson Wingate. Some of the news clippings are incomplete.

The trip of the 268 Olympic athletes to Amsterdam on the S.S. President Roosevelt is described graphically by Louis S. Nixdorff in his diary. The diary transcript included later in this Register has been transcribed exactly as written by the author, regardless of omissions of obvious words or occasional misspellings. The diary entries relating to the voyage clearly depict the boredom of the long voyage for young athletes eager to get to Amsterdam and compete in the Olympics. Training was continued during the trip insofar as it was possible on shipboard. Training and meals represented welcome relief from the monotony of the journey.

The diary is written in a clear hand in a soft-cover, lined notebook. Nixdorff presumably purchased it specifically to put his thoughts and observations down on this exciting and, to him, historic trip. The diary covers the period from the departure of the lacrosse team from the Baltimore and Ohio railroad station in Baltimore for New York on July 10, 1928, to the departure from Cherbourg for home on August 15, 1928. It includes Mr. Nixdorff's accounts of shipboard life, the game against the Canadians that the Americans won and their loss to the English team on the following day. England's subsequent loss to Canada meant that each team had a win and a loss. No team was declared a victor. The diary also covers a one-week stay in Paris, including a trip to the nearby World War I battlefields.

The collection contains snapshots that Nixdorff took on the S.S. President Roosevelt en route to Amsterdam, and images of Olympic events and of sightseeing in and around Amsterdam and Paris. These photographs mounted in an album portray an individual's effort to document his travels in a meaningful way.

Other material in the collection includes copies of three reminiscent articles published in the Baltimore Sun magazine section on April 5, 1951, June 26, 1955, and April 23, 1978; photogravure pictures of a Hopkins University of Virginia game and a Hopkins-University of Maryland game without attribution or date; Mr. Nixdorff's visa for France; Gen. Douglas MacArthur's report on the ninth Olympiad to the president of the United States; the official program for August 5, 1928; the passenger list for the S.S. President Roosevelt's return to New York; a cloth Olympic blazer patch; and two cloth lacrosse numbers.

This collection represents a contribution to both sports history and the history of the Olympics. The collection complements several Archives Center photographic collections, emphasizing international travel and touring by an American between the two World Wars.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1926-1987

Series 2: Diary, 1928

Series 3: Photographs, 1928

Series 4: Newspaper clippings/Scrapbook, 1928, 1951, 1955, 1978

Series 5: Programs, Awards, Invitations, 1928
Biographical / Historical:
Louis S. Nixdorff (October 1, 1906-January 23, 1992), a native Baltimorean, spent his life there. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1924 and from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928 with a degree in business administration. While attending Johns Hopkins he was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He later became a real estate executive and president of Properties Incorporated in Baltimore. Mr. Nixdorff continued to make real estate appraisals and to manage properties after retirement. He belonged to the Johns Hopkins Club, the Baltimore City Real Estate Brokers Round Table and the Maryland Historical Society. He also was an enthusiastic golfer.

The tremendous interest and excitement generated by lacrosse in Baltimore in 1928 is clear from the press coverage of intercollegiate lacrosse for that year. Stories on important games began at least a day before the event, continued during the day of the game in morning and evening papers and lasted for at least a day afterward.

The process that culminated in the selection of the Johns Hopkins University team to represent the United States in the Olympic games in Amsterdam was a formal one. The lacrosse ladder selected by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association to place before the Olympic Committee included ten teams. Of these, six were chosen by the Olympic Lacrosse Committee for national playoffs: the Mount Washington Club, Army, Navy, the University of Maryland, Rutgers and the Johns Hopkins University. In the playoffs the University of Maryland defeated Rutgers 7-2 and Navy 6-2. Hopkins defeated Mt. Washington 6-4 and Army 4-2. In ever-mounting excitement, Hopkins on June 23, 1928, overwhelmed Maryland 6-3. The executive committee of the American Olympics Commission formally ratified this selection of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team to represent the United States at the 1928 Olympics. Four members of that team are in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame: C. Gardner Mallonee, John Lang, Tom Biddison, and Bill Logan.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George W. Sims Collection (AC0127)

Clyde W. Stauffer Photographic Album (AC0139)

Donald Sultner-Welles Collection (AC0145)
Separated Materials:
An Olympic blazer patch and two lacrosse numbers are in the Division of Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Mrs. Anne Byrd Nixdorff, January 1992.
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:
Photographers (amateur)  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sailing  Search this
Travel photography -- 1910-1950  Search this
Travel  Search this
Sports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Postcards
Clippings
Citation:
Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0443
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8773e0336-e9e7-46e0-857f-330cdcdae694
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0443
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Micrasterias arcuata

Biogeographical Region:
North American Terrestrial  Search this
Collector:
C. Bullard  Search this
Place:
Lakewood, behind railroad station, Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Aug 1917
Taxonomy:
Plantae Chlorophyta Zygnematales Desmidiaceae
Published Name:
Micrasterias arcuata
Barcode:
00236075
USNM Number:
47614
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Botany
Algae
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/399603706-fb2f-4d31-8b4a-d20111b4d727
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2232673

Gymnogongrus furcellatus

Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Place:
Paita, north of railroad station, Piura, Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1926
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gigartinales Phyllophoraceae
Published Name:
Gymnogongrus furcellatus
Barcode:
00558937
USNM Number:
33972
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36c09b1b8-a4c6-45a2-9324-88ce5616060a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2278483
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Ahnfeltia durvillaei

Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Place:
Paita, north of railroad station, Piura, Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1926
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gigartinales Phyllophoraceae
Published Name:
Ahnfeltia durvillaei
Barcode:
00251068
USNM Number:
33979
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37ce0f24c-3d29-48f6-a799-cf2de4c947e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2278484
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Ulva fasciata Delile

Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Place:
Paita, north of railroad station, Piura, Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1926
Taxonomy:
Plantae Chlorophyta Ulvales Ulvaceae
Published Name:
Ulva fasciata Delile
Barcode:
00242443
USNM Number:
54919
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Botany
Algae
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3be58b360-02f0-4116-bd31-dbe48c2434c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2318494

Ramalina calicaris (L.) Fr.

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Bro. Hioram  Search this
Place:
Near railroad station, Novaliche, Guautananco., Oriente, Cuba, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
27 Feb 1920
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Parmeliaceae
Published Name:
Ramalina calicaris (L.) Fr.
Barcode:
04552409
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Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32277789a-beeb-4e71-acc6-5814d4585c5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16690757

Oloptum miliaceum Röser & H. R. Hamasha

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Barbara J. Ertter  Search this
Place:
Alameda Co.: Oakland Railroad Station on Wood Street, weedy area at N end of parking lot., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jan 1991
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Oloptum miliaceum Röser & H. R. Hamasha
Barcode:
04103935
USNM Number:
3661932
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/398a7dcac-64d3-42c7-8c3b-25f81f2cc926
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16740688

Poa pratensis L.

Biogeographical Region:
11 - Middle Europe  Search this
Collector:
Sune Holt  Search this
M. Chytrý  Search this
V. Grulich  Search this
J. Holt  Search this
Min. Elevation:
480  Search this
Place:
Southern Bohemia, Holubovské hadce serpentine, Křemže (11 km N of Český Krumlov). 12 m from a forest track 40° S slope. 1.55 km SSE of the railroad station in the village., South Bohemian, Czechia, Europe
Collection Date:
22 May 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa pratensis L.
Barcode:
04126805
USNM Number:
3617316
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/338b44ae3-d275-43bb-853f-9c85a90b1dad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16743743

Polystichum platyphyllum (Willd.) C. Presl

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
Elbert Luther Little Jr.  Search this
R. R. Little  Search this
Max. Elevation:
2256  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2134  Search this
Place:
At railroad station Tablanca, 40 km. W.NW. of Bogotá. Depto. de Cundinamarca. Cordillera Oriental., Cundinamarca, Colombia, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Dec 1944
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Dryopteridaceae
Published Name:
Polystichum platyphyllum (Willd.) C. Presl
Barcode:
04135245
USNM Number:
2357401
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/396c206fb-fab5-45ae-9668-aad0523ea281
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16747148

Poa chaixii Vill.

Biogeographical Region:
11 - Middle Europe  Search this
Collector:
Sune Holt  Search this
M. Chytrý  Search this
V. Grulich  Search this
J. Holt  Search this
Min. Elevation:
700  Search this
Place:
Southern Bohemia, Plešská hornatina Plain by Jezerní potok Stream, Nová Pec (28 km W of Český Krumlov): Road ditch. 2.72 km WNW from the railroad station in the village., Czechia, Europe
Collection Date:
24 May 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa chaixii Vill.
Barcode:
04126564
USNM Number:
3617192
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31255acb1-af09-424d-a4f7-ea6e21780f00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16751594

[People on train engine at New Delhi railroad station], New Delhi, India

Collection Creator:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New Delhi, India
Date:
1964-06
General:
Original caption reads, "India; New Delhi R.R. [railroad] station". Original number, "219"
Series Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Series Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Lynn McLaren Photographs, EEPA 2007-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-009, Item EEPA 2007-009-0252
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Lynn McLaren Photographs
Lynn McLaren Photographs / Slides
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo779e196cb-d9f6-460e-83a4-2c2c60b564ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-009-ref812

[Trade catalogs from General Electric Co.]

Company Name:
General Electric Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian General Electric Co., Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) ; Carboloy Co. (Detroit, MI) ; Cooper-Hewitt Electric Co. (Hoboken, NJ) ; Fort Wayne Electric Works (Fort Wayne, IN) ; General Electric Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Ivanhoe-Regent Works (Cleveland, OH) ; Samson Tractor Co. (Janesville, WI) ; Samson Sieve-Grip Tractor Co. (Stockton, CA) ; Victor X-Ray Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Hotpoint Electric Heating Co. (Ontario, CA) ; GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc. ; M-O Valve Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; General Electric Vapor Lamp Co. ; Cunningham Tubes ; Chemical Dept. (Pittsfield, MA) ; Metallurgy Div. ; Clock & Timer Dept. (Ashland, MA)  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Boxes, books, and envelopes organized as follows: air conditioning and refrigeration ; appliances ; automobiles and buses ; aviation ; boats and ships ; "GE Bulletin" ; cables, wires and wiring ; capacitors ; catalogs ; circuit breakers ; control ; "Electrical Developments"; electronics ; general-business ; general-science ; general product information ; generators ; furnaces ; heating ; indexed publications ; instruction books ; instruments ; lighting ; lightning protection ; metallurgy ; meters ; misc. equipment ; motors ; parts bulletins ; photographic equipment ; plastics and chemicals ; power equipment ; radio and television ; railroads ; station equipment ; switches ; switch gears ; technical papers ; transformers ; turbines ; welding ; x-ray ; "Fort Wayne Electric Works Bulletins". GE all purpose mixer appliance catalog is found in: TX715. R43 NMAH Culinary History collection. 1989 GE Capacitor handbook ; dry type transformer ; panel meters ; electronic controls ; form G motors ; fan-cooled motors ; AC / DC motors ; LEDs ; solid state relays ; glow lamps ; indicator and circuit components ; sub-miniature lamps ; solid state lamps ; silicone lubricants ; silicone greases ; silicone rubber ; " LEXAN " plastic ; "Optoelectronics Manual" ; employee benefits plan document ; "One Hundred Publications of the General Electric Company 1878-1978" ; "General Electric Goes to War" (WWII war production)...this comprises the uncataloged portion
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Plastic.
Physical description:
9906 pieces; 275 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Schenectady, New York, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fairs and exhibitions  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Glass  Search this
Heating  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11789
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11789

Aristolochia tonduzii O.C. Schmidt

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Henri F. Pittier  Search this
Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Place:
La Colombiana Plains of Santa Clara "La Colombiana" is a historical collecting site on the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica Railroad station on the Llanura de Santa Clara, NW of Siquirres., Limón, Costa Rica, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Jun 1899
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae (basal) Piperales Aristolochiaceae
Published Name:
Aristolochia tonduzii O.C. Schmidt
Barcode:
01182159
USNM Number:
796849
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Crowdsourcing Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e1b162c3-5e78-4765-9116-def01264589d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10831209
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Bromus tectorum L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Hans Wilkens  Search this
Place:
Berks County. Gibraltar: around the Pennsylvania Railroad station., Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Collection Date:
30 May 1929
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Bromus tectorum L.
Barcode:
04085970
USNM Number:
2437026
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3db82994e-2e12-4889-b567-75c8a3dc9ede
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15964817

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