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James J. Childs Numerical Control Collection

Creator:
Childs, James J., 1926-  Search this
Extent:
55 Cubic feet (132 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Design drawings
Correspondence
Date:
1952-1991
Scope and Contents note:
Archival materials, including correspondence, photographs, and drawings relating to the field of numerical control of machinery; also a large quantity of printed material, especially trade catalogs and trade literature.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Expert in the field of numerical control, has served as a consultant to U.S. Government agencies on the subject.
Provenance:
Collection donated by James J. Childs.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Numerical control  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Design drawings
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
James J. Childs Numerical Control Collection, 1952-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0420
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James J. Childs Numerical Control Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0420

Serenade

Designer:
Ilonka Karasz, (American, born Hungary, 1896–1981)  Search this
Client:
Katzenbach and Warren, Inc., (New York, NY, USA)  Search this
Medium:
Graphite, pen and ink on linen
Type:
wallpaper designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Matthew L. Edelman
Accession Number:
2016-37-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq446450fc3-c5ba-425f-837b-08ae329ddd9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-37-2

Child with Cat (Mise-en-carte)

Artist:
Julia Fybel, (American, born Germany, 1890–1969)  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and graphite on paper
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
mid-20th century
Accession Number:
1971-31-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b1250f21-7b2a-41d8-a6e4-50a671918aa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-31-3

Edgecraft Corporation Records

Creator:
Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004  Search this
Child, Julia  Search this
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-  Search this
Edgecraft Corporation  Search this
Friel, Daniel D.  Search this
Claiborne, Craig  Search this
Yan, Martin, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Articles
Financial records
Business records
Press releases
Correspondence
Audio cassettes
Videocassettes
Photographs
Point-of-purchase displays
Advertisements
Design drawings
Clippings
Date:
1984-2004
Summary:
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners. It contains print advertisements, including foreign ads; press releases; press kits; point-of-purchase displays; articles from numerous magazines, including some in foreign languages; catalogs; photographs, including from trade fairs and company events; trade literature; audiovisual materials including VHS recordings of demonstrations of the product, and an interview with Chef Craig Claiborne; biographical material on Daniel Friel, who invented the Chef's Choice knife sharpener; design drawings; business records including correspondence and financial statements; notes; letters from famous chefs praising the knife sharpener, including Julia Child, Jeff Smith, Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan and others. A letter from race car driver Janet Guthrie is also included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Office Files, 1984-2016

Series 2: Product Information, 1984-2016
Biographical / Historical:
Founded in 1984, by retired Dupont Engineer Daniel Friel, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef's Choice brand of electric knife sharpener. They also offer other small kitchen appliances.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Edgecraft Corporation, 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cutlery trade  Search this
Kitchen utensil industry  Search this
Knives  Search this
Kitchen utensils  Search this
Knife sharpening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Articles -- 21st century
Press releases -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Videocassettes -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Point-of-purchase displays -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Citation:
Edgecraft Corporation Records, 1984-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1382
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1382

HASH, I forgot my blanket

Designer:
Mike Mills, American, b. 1966  Search this
Medium:
printed cardboard
Type:
packaging designs
print
Object Name:
print
Designed in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Mike Mills
Accession Number:
1995-156-3-a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40a395682-92fe-42e8-8768-8d0afab83929
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-156-3-a
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Childcraft

Manufacturer:
Equitable Bag Co., Inc., New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Type:
packaging designs
Shopping bag
Object Name:
Shopping bag
Credit Line:
Gift of Eric Ettlinger and family in memory of his cherished wife, Lyse
Accession Number:
1993-45-39
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40cf9c8c4-fdcb-4684-ab2e-f80eaf97c635
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-45-39

Wicker Work Pattern

Medium:
Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu)
Type:
textile designs
Katagami
Object Name:
Katagami
Made in:
Japan
Date:
late 18th - mid 19th century
Accession Number:
1948-128-74
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42abba50a-4d59-4d76-9800-59a66eaa4ceb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1948-128-74

Project: A Hand Bell

Medium:
Pen, sepia, red-brown watercolor on brown-grey paper
Type:
tableware designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Europe
Date:
1800–1850
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-7849
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48fc65106-886d-4a9e-a74d-3904de2da745
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-7849

Hand bell

Medium:
Pen, sepia and red-brown watercolor on brown-grey paper
Type:
tableware designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1572
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-7941
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42bf4a5b4-c2d1-4c8c-88e6-ab5070af9e3a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-7941

Project for an andiron

Medium:
Black chalk, ink, pen in grey/brown watercolors on paper.
Type:
tableware designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1700–1750
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-5947
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq406ffaa3b-5ec3-4de7-816c-8458917d1f5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-5947

Studies of Irises

Designer:
Sophia L. Crownfield, (American, 1862–1929)  Search this
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink on trace
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
early 20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney
Accession Number:
1937-59-40
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a8278c49-4d10-4a60-9d11-4760cc5d3481
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-59-40
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Study of Cornflowers

Designer:
Sophia L. Crownfield, (American, 1862–1929)  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on grey laid paper
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
early 20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney
Accession Number:
1937-59-42
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b1c7b174-f077-482c-a727-d018ce27d3c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-59-42
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Studies of Tulip Tree Flowers

Designer:
Sophia L. Crownfield, (American, 1862–1929)  Search this
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite, brush and watercolor, gouache on tracing paper
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
early 20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney
Accession Number:
1937-59-55
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ed87b403-f365-402b-83c4-f37e0e4e0877
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-59-55
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Study of Poppies

Designer:
Sophia L. Crownfield, (American, 1862–1929)  Search this
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite, brush and watercolor on tracing paper
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
early 20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney
Accession Number:
1937-59-57
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq453d5d76a-2b69-41a7-bceb-c2f57c7692a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-59-57
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Design for a Decorative Panel (with Nymphs and Garlands)

Designer:
Gilles Paul Cauvet, French, 1731–1788  Search this
Medium:
Red chalk on paper
Type:
wallpaper designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1775
Credit Line:
Gift of H. O. Havemeyer
Accession Number:
1907-13-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48d68cdb3-ede0-4f68-8f76-09efcdb46d6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1907-13-2

Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers

Creator:
MacDowell, Helen Sandford, 1889-  Search this
Pease, L.F.  Search this
Prince, Georgiana K., 1861-1915  Search this
Sandford Greeting Card Company  Search this
Gilman, Georgiana Sandford, 1887-1982  Search this
Sandford, Frank S., 1853-1924  Search this
Sandford, Mary Elizabeth, 1852-1936  Search this
Sandford, Ruth, 1879-1972  Search this
Donor:
Gilman, R. Thompson  Search this
Gilman, R. Thompson  Search this
Names:
American Red Cross  Search this
Women's Christian Temperance Union  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic Feet (37 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cartes-de-visite
Clippings
Travel diaries
Photograph albums
Programs
Advertising
Photographs
Letters (correspondence)
DVDs
Business cards
Trade catalogs
Genealogies
Diaries
Design drawings
Business records
Account books
Calling cards
Cabinet photographs
Daguerreotypes
Memoirs
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Date:
1831-2004
Summary:
Collection documents the business activities of the Sandford Card Company and include the papers of Mary Elizabeth Sandford, founder of the company, and her immediate family.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the business activities of the Sandford Card Company primarily in the early part of the century. It includes product designs and samples; advertising and marketing materials, as well as, correspondence and financial papers. In addition, there are the papers of Mary Elizabeth Sandford, founder of the company, and her immediate family. These materials consist primarily of diaries, photographs, correspondence, family histories and genealogies. The collection is arranged into four series. Series one documents the business activities of the Sandford Card Company. Series two contains the personal papers of Mary Elizabeth Sandford, her husband Frank Sherman Sandford and their children. Series three is the personal papers of Mary Elizabeth Sandford's parents and siblings. Series four is the personal papers of extended family members mostly by marriage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Sandford Card Company Records, 1880-1967; undated

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1909-1936; undated

Subseries 1.2: Financial Records, 1880-1926; undated

Subseries 1.3: Product Designs and Samples, 1911-1941; undated

Subseries 1.4: Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1924-1967; undated

Series 2: Sandford Family Papers, 1831-2003; undated

Subseries 2.1: Frank Sherman Sandford, 1870-1925; undated

Subseries 2.2: Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Sandford, 1868-2003; undated

Subseries 2.3: Ruth Louise Sandford, 1900-1972; undated

Subseries 2.4: John Joseph Sanford, 1900-1987; undated

Subseries 2.5: Georgiana Kennedy Sandford Gilman, 1870-1973; undated

Subseries 2.6: Helen Louise Sandford McDowell, 1899-2000; undated

Subseries 2.7: Family Papers, 1831-1992; undated

Subseries 2.8: Frances Rohe, 1913, 1920; undated

Series 3: Kennedy Family Papers, 1861-2003; undated

Subseries 3.1: James Frank Kennedy, 1861-1920s; undated

Subseries 3.2: Mary Jane Durkee Kennedy, 1867-1882

Subseries 3.3: Lillian Frances Kennedy Pease, 1875-2003

Subseries 3.4: Emma Jane Kennedy, 1877-1883; undated

Subseries 3.5: Georgiana Kennedy Prince, 1878-1915; undated

Subseries 3.6: Family Papers, 1934-1992; undated

Series 4: Other Family Papers, 1840s-2004; undated

Subseries 4.1: Durkee Family, 1864-2004; undated

Subseries 4.2: Gilman Family, 1840s-1902

Subseries 4.3: Gilman Family, 1916-2004; undated

Subseries 4.4: McDowell Family, 1920; undated

Subseries 4.5: Pease Family, 1953-1984; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Sandford founded the Sandford Card Company in Dansville, New York in 1907. The Sandford Card Company was intended to provide consumers with a means to send messages to family and friends. These messages contained well thought out verses and images on products other than the typical postcards that were available during this time period. Initially, Mary Elizabeth created four verses with images and had five thousand of each printed by the F. A. Owen Publishing Company. The four samples were sent to two hundred bookstores and drugstores. Sales were later made with distributors and agents in various cities throughout the country. In addition, the company also sold cards to fraternal organizations using their symbols or mottos in the design. Eventually, fraternal organizations became a big part of the company's customer base expanding to more than fifty groups.

The company grew as a mail order business. All card shipments were made directly from Dansville, New York to forty eight states and countries including Canada, Alaska, Cuba, Japan, Guam, Philippines, Hawaii, Panama, and Netherlands, West Indies, England and Scotland. Although the Sandford Card Company started as a greeting card business it eventually offered place cards, calling cards, calendars, program folders, napkins, banquet supplies, gifts and souvenirs to its product line. All printing work was contracted out to lithographic businesses in New York, Boston and Cincinnati. With the death of Mary Elizabeth Sandford and her husband Frank Sherman Sandford the company continued to be operated under the guidance of their daughter Ruth Louise Sandford. In 1948, Ruth Sandford hired John G. Holden as business manager. In 1965, the company moved from Dansville to Baldwinsville, New York under the management of the third generation of the founding family. It continued to operate as a family business until 19?? when it was sold to John G. Holden. The company was later purchased by Rodney Pease the grandson of Mary Elizabeth Sandford's sister Lillian Frances Pease. Pease eventually changed the name of the company and took it in a different direction.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Lillian Pease Card Company Records (AC1251)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by R. Thompson Gilman, Executor for the estate of Elizabeth G. Essley.
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:
Women-owned business enterprises  Search this
Women -- Political activity  Search this
Women -- Organizations  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
Greeting cards -- 20th century  Search this
Greeting card industry  Search this
Family-owned business enterprises  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Temperance  Search this
Health resorts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartes-de-visite
Clippings -- 20th century
Travel diaries -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Programs -- 20th century
Advertising -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
DVDs
Business cards
Trade catalogs -- 20th century
Genealogies
Photographs -- 19th century
Diaries -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Account books -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Calling cards
Cabinet photographs
Diaries -- 19th century
Daguerreotypes
Memoirs
Citation:
Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers, circa 1839-2000; undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1252
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Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1252
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