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Tito Puente Thunder Timbs

Maker:
Latin Percussion  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 47.5 cm x 21.5 cm; 18 11/16 in x 8 7/16 in
drum small: 10 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 43.815 cm
cymbal on stand: 5 in x 12 3/16 in x 42 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 30.95625 cm x 107.95 cm
cow bell large: 2 9/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 10 13/16 in; 6.50875 cm x 14.605 cm x 27.46375 cm
cow bell small: 2 1/4 in x 3 13/16 in x 7 9/16 in; 5.715 cm x 9.68375 cm x 19.20875 cm
jam blue bell: 1 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 16.51 cm x 15.875 cm
drum large: 10 5/8 in x 18 in; 26.9875 cm x 45.72 cm
Object Name:
timbale set
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives (through: Dr.Refugio l. Rochin,Director)
ID Number:
2000.3039.03
Catalog number:
2000.3039.03
Nonaccession number:
2000.3039
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5d62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1194310
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Cow Bell

Maker:
Latin Percussion  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7.5 cm x 21 cm x 13.5 cm; 2 15/16 in x 8 1/4 in x 5 5/16 in
bell: 2 15/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 7.46125 cm x 13.97 cm x 20.955 cm
stick: 8 15/16 in x 5/16 in; 22.70125 cm x .79375 cm
Object Name:
bell
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives (through: Dr.Refugio l. Rochin,Director)
ID Number:
2000.3039.09
Nonaccession number:
2000.3039
Catalog number:
2000.3039.09
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3f66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1194316
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Untitled (landscape with cattle grazing)

Artist:
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
12 x 16 1/8 in. (30.5 x 40.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1897
Topic:
Landscape\plain  Search this
Landscape\lake  Search this
Animal\cattle  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Alan and Melvin Frank
Object number:
1983.95.77
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7420b815d-1f9f-4215-9164-88a3fe5cf640
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.95.77

Fire horn

Culture/People:
Wichí (Mataco)  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Fire horn
Media/Materials:
Cow horn, chaguar/caraguata fiber
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Chaco Province; Argentina
Catalog Number:
15/2935
Barcode:
152935.000
See related items:
Wichí (Mataco)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60563b9c1-5ad4-49e4-86fd-f2e6e8988e63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_164151
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Fire horn

Culture/People:
Wichí (Mataco)  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Fire horn
Media/Materials:
Cow horn, gourd, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Chaco Province; Argentina
Catalog Number:
15/2937
Barcode:
152937.000
See related items:
Wichí (Mataco)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws661731ebe-bb2d-4652-94c3-3dabacbcae2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_164153
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Bo Diddley / Lee Michaels

Designer:
William S Henry  Search this
Printer:
Family Dog Productions  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
1967
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer
Accession Number:
1979-34-35
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/kq4a34aa418-9f80-48a7-812d-875d12f73a21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1979-34-35
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Bull

Maker:
Adriaen Pijnacker, Dutch  Search this
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Figure
Object Name:
Figure
Place:
Delft, Netherlands
Date:
ca. 1690
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1931-41-22
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42c587fd0-eae1-40ff-9f7c-21503f563907
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1931-41-22
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Remate en Estancia

Collection Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Documentary film about a cattle auction of 6000 head at a large ranch on the plains of La Pampa Province, Argentina. Film was shot in the 1960s and released in 1971.
Series Restrictions:
Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jorge Prelorán films
Jorge Prelorán films / Series 1: Completed Films and Videos / 1.1: Films directed by Prelorán
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2007-10-ref108

Remate en Estancia

Collection Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1971
Scope and Contents:
Includes English narration, "Cattle Auction on the Pampas".
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Various copyrights and restrictions on commercial use apply to the reproduction or publication of film, video, audio, photographs, and the digital books.

Access to the Jorge Prelorán collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jorge Prelorán films
Jorge Prelorán films / Series 5: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2007-10-ref417

24 RUALES

Collection Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Container:
Disk 2011.7
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Benjamin Ruales, former resident of Buenos Aires who became a cattle herder and kept a dairy of 'decimas' (poetic lyrics). The book tells Ruales' story through his decimas and the narrative of his daughter, Margarita Ruales.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Various copyrights and restrictions on commercial use apply to the reproduction or publication of film, video, audio, photographs, and the digital books.

Access to the Jorge Prelorán collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jorge Prelorán films
Jorge Prelorán films / Series 10: "Nos = Otros" / 10.2: Digital books
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2007-10-ref796

Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Range:
Assam to C and S Japan
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Chinese Plum Yew
Cows-tail pine
Harrington Plum Yew
Japanese Plum Yew
Plum Fruit Yew
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Pinidae
Order:
Cupressales
Family:
Taxaceae
Genus:
Cephalotaxus
Species:
harringtonia
Accession Number:
2012-1386A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2012-1386A
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Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Range:
Assam to C and S Japan
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Chinese Plum Yew
Cows-tail pine
Harrington Plum Yew
Japanese Plum Yew
Plum Fruit Yew
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Pinidae
Order:
Cupressales
Family:
Taxaceae
Genus:
Cephalotaxus
Species:
harringtonia
Accession Number:
2012-1387A
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Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2012-1387A
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Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Range:
Assam to C and S Japan
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Chinese Plum Yew
Cows-tail pine
Harrington Plum Yew
Japanese Plum Yew
Plum Fruit Yew
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Pinidae
Order:
Cupressales
Family:
Taxaceae
Genus:
Cephalotaxus
Species:
harringtonia
Accession Number:
2012-1388A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2012-1388A
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MS 7235 Vocabularies and notes based on material collected by Horatio Hale from enslaved African-Brazilians

Creator:
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Articles
Vocabulary
Place:
Africa -- Linguistics
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript probably represents what Horatio Hale originally intended to publish on southern Africa in his Philology and Ethnology that is one of the volumes of the report of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). It includes several vocabularies, comparative vocabularies, and notes on the location and appearance (especially the cicatrization and other body decoration) of African tribes.
Local Numbers:
NAA ACC 76-120 (part)

SI LIB MS 68 (part)

NAA MS 7235
Local Note:
The manuscript appears to be in Hale's hand. In it, Hale describes how and why he collected material from African slaves in Rio de Janeiro.
Autograph manuscript
Topic:
Body decoration -- Africa  Search this
Makonde language  Search this
Ndau language  Search this
Kongo language  Search this
Makhuwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 7235, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7235
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7235
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MS 4419 Copy and Fragment of John Colton Sumner Journal

Creator:
Sumner, John Colton  Search this
Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922  Search this
Addressee:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1869
Scope and Contents:
August 17-27 [1869]. 3 pages. Found in J. W. Powell's 1869 journal (Manuscript 1795a). Written in pencil on 3 torn-out leaves similar to those in the notebooks used by Powell for his journal. Believed to be a fragment of Sumner's original notes. July 5- August 31, 1869. 22 leaves and pages. Typed copy made from handwritten copy believed to have been made by Sumner from his original notes. Stanton, Robert Brewster to William H. Holmes, Washington, D. C. New York City, March 23, 1907. 1 page Typed letter signed. Acknowledges receipt of copy of Sumner's journal, which he recognises as being in Sumner's hand and signed by him. [No previous correspondence in Smithsonian Institution files, June, 1954.]
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4419
Genre/Form:
Journals (accounts)
Citation:
Manuscript 4419, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4419
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4419
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MS 350-a Clackamas-English vocabulary

Annotator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
450 Items (ca. slips ca. 450 slips)
Culture:
Clackamas Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
On slips marked, "CL"at upper right. In hand of a clerk, with occasional corrections in the hand of Franz Boas. Unarranged, as of 1/64.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 350-a
Local Note:
Language identified by Dell Hymes, November 16, 1960.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Wasco language  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 350-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS350A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms350a
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John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera

Manufacturer:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales  Search this
Allis-Chalmers -- 20th century  Search this
Case -- 20th century  Search this
International Harvestor. Case-IH -- 20th century  Search this
John Deere and Company. John Deere Plow Company -- 20th century  Search this
Sperry New Holland -- 20th century  Search this
Todd Equipment Company -- 20th century  Search this
Creator:
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005  Search this
Extent:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1859-2011, undated
Summary:
The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of farming and rural life ephemera, dating from about 1859-2011, and undated. The materials are national in scope and include agricultural ephemera from all regions of the United States. Since Parlett's collecting interest spanned the entire spectrum of agricultural work, the collection is not livestock or crop specific. It covers many types of farming from dairying, beekeeping, poultry, cattle, sheep, and hogs to raising tobacco, small grains, hay and forage. It includes almanacs, operator's manuals, catalogues, promotional materials, pocket ledgers and notebooks, mail order catalogs, state fair advertising and catalogues, livestock care and feeding manuals, correspondence, receipts, guarantees, chemical and fertilizer handbooks, account books, "Ladies'" notebooks and calendars, directories, price lists, corporate "yearbooks," clothing advertisements and catalogues, farming practices handbooks, agent's sales order books, seed guides, National Grange material, farming co-op by-laws and ephemera, agriculture related convention materials, poultry magazines and journals, beekeeping magazines, barn and housing design material, gardening manuals, sales contracts for machinery, appliance manuals, commodity marketing guides, auction catalogues, home canning and meat processing manuals and guides, price lists, pamphlets, sale brochures, and dealer service manuals.

The range and national scope of items in the collection illustrate the progression of invention within agriculture. The machinery manuals not only describe machinery in detail, but break it down to the machinery components, how it is put together and how it is repaired. The invention aspect tracks the development of farm mechanization from hand work with intensive labor requirements to machinery developed to decrease labor costs and numbers while at the same time increasing production. The changes in agricultural technology in the later years of the Industrial Revolution, on the cusp of mechanization and the availability of mail order products for the home and farm, are documented in the collection by advertisements and mail order catalogues, for products purchased in nearby towns and equipment used in farm tasks.

The sizeable mail order component of the collection provides research opportunities into economics and marketing both to an agricultural community and an urban community. The demographic changes resulting from increased urbanization and employment opportunities in manufacturing -- and how small farms coped with them -- are documented in the collection by detailed descriptions of who was expected to do what tasks and how those tasks were accomplished. With the beginning of mail order by Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1872, mail order became an integral part of life in rural America. Mail order catalogs allowed rural residents to buy new equipment and follow the latest trends in fashion or household appliances without ever leaving the farm. Mail order also allowed rural American to reap the benefits of growing mass production. Homemade clothing gave way to ready-to-wear clothes sold through retail outlets and through mail order catalogues. Likewise tools and machinery that had been locally built and maintained gave way to parts and machinery that could be purchased through mail order as well as local equipment company dealers. Mail-order buying was made even more accessible in 1896 with the first rural free delivery (RFD) service.

Gender and ethnic aspects of farm life are documented in the collection. For example, sausage, lard, pudding making and similar tasks were traditionally done by women; labor was often divided along racial or ethnic lines and used different machinery and tools for various types of farms in different locations. The collection has a sizeable component of community materials related to farm life such as county and state fair catalogues, National Grange materials, and instructional booklets given away by feed and machinery manufacturers. "How to" booklets and pamphlets covering virtually every aspect of the farm and farm work targeted members of the farm family and its labor force.

The collection complements the Smithsonian's invention holdings as innovation was taking place on the farm as well as in the factory throughout the Industrial Revolution. The machinery manuals with their operation and repair guidelines, the schematic drawings and details on "new and improved" machinery provide a cohesive span of primary material to inform the evolution of farm work from hand and physical labor involving many people to the more mechanized farming capable of being done by one farmer alone or with minimal family or hired help.

The collection includes the business records (1971-1981, undated) for Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia, a John Deere dealership. These records include equipment inventories, a John Deere Consumer Products Dealer Parts Administration Manual, JD Dart operators manual, and a Sperry New Holland dealer sales aid manual, sales accounts, all of which help document the transition from manual based accounting systems to product specific (in this case JD Dart for John Deere) computer based systems. This portion of the collection is illustrative of suburbanization. With the farm crisis of the early 1980s, Custom Auto and Equipment ceased selling farm machinery and concentrated on the urban aspect of the John Deere brand: lawnmowers, tillers and those pieces of machinery used in housing developments being built in and around Manassas. The market for farming equipment nearly ceased to exist and in an effort to salvage their business they adapted to the environment around them.

This collection also includes sales materials for Todd Equipment Company located in Chesapeake, Virginia with a branch office in Hagerstown, Maryland. Todd serves farm equipment dealers in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They carry an extensive line of machinery catering to all types of agricultural cultivation, care, and harvesting. As of 2015 they are still in business.

The collection is arranged in eight series with items arranged chronologically and in some series alphabetically.

Series 1, Allis-Chalmers, AGCO Allis, and Deutz Allis, 1957-1980, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains operator's manuals, sales ephemera, brochures, service manuals, setting up directions, a lease plan, and a sales book. This series includes brand names AGCO Allis, Allis-Chalmers, Athens Plow Company, Baldwin, and Jeoffroy Manufacturing Incorporated, L&M

Series 2, Case, Case-IH, International Harvester, 1903-1986, undated. This series is arranged chronologically. This series includes brand names McCormick-Deering, Farmall, International-Farmall, and McCormick. It includes sales brochures, price lists, operator and maintenance manuals, product guides, advertisements, pamphlets and brochures, catalogues, and a program from McCormick Day, 1931 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Series 3, John Deere and Company, John Deere Plow Company, 1910-2008, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains publications, operator's and maintenance manuals, sales brochures and pamphlets, sales manuals, catalogues, product magazines, and safety manuals.

Series 4, Sperry-New Holland, 1975-1984, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains operator's and maintenance manuals, sales brochures and pamphlets.

Series 6, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia Business Records, 1971-1981, undated. These records include equipment inventories, John Deere Consumer Products Dealer Parts Administration Manual, JD Dart operator,s manual, and a Sperry New Holland dealer sales aid manual, and sales accounts.

Series 6, Todd Farm Equipment, Incorporated, 1973-1980, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains the contents of Todd's sales manual detailing various companies and their products. The series includes sales brochures, equipment specifications and capabilities as outlined in corporate sales material, and a Todd catalogue.

Series 7, Assorted Companies, Catalogues, Periodicals, and Publications, 1859-2011, undated. This series is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically for the undated material. This series contains material from a variety of companies and purveyors of farm-related equipment, products, and disciplines as well as farm culture-related materials. This series includes mail order catalogues, sales and instructional pamphlets, almanacs, advertisements, government publications, magazines, catalogues, convention and souvenir brochures, National Grange materials, manuals, cook books, record books, price lists, county and state fair ephemera, beekeeping-related materials, dairying related publications and equipment brochures, operator's manuals, and the auction catalogue from the Parlett Farm-Life Museum auction.

Series 8, Poultry, 1912-1949, undated, is arranged alphabetically. This series contains material related to the production of poultry. It includes magazines, advertisements for poultry products, and educational materials related to poultry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in eight series.

Series 1, Allis-Chalmers, AGCO Allis, and Deutz Allis, 1957-1980, undated.

Series 2, Case, Case-IH, International Harvester, 1903-1986, undated.

Series 3, John Deere and Company, John Deere Plow Company, 1910-2008, undated.

Series 4, Sperry-New Holland, 1975-1984, undated.

Series 6, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia Business Records, 1971-1981, undated.

Series 6, Todd Farm Equipment, Incorporated, 1973-1980, undated.

Series 7, Assorted Companies, Catalogues, Periodicals, and Publications, 1859-2011, undated.

Series 8, Poultry, 1912-1949, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
John K. Parlett (1937-2005) was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and was a life-long resident of the county and state. He was a farmer and businessman and served as a St. Mary's County Commissioner from 1974-1978 and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1981-1986.

Parlett began collecting farm equipment and agriculture-related ephemera in the 1960s. His son, John K. Parlett, Jr., stated, "The more he collected the more his passion grew." Even though Parlett lived in Maryland, his collecting was national in scope and included materials he and his wife bought on collecting trips around the country. Parlett expanded his collection of equipment and agricultural ephemera after retiring in 1986. John K. Parlett, Jr., stated, "he [Parlett Sr.] caught 'the antique bug' . . . [they] went out almost every weekend collecting more things." Parlett did not merely collect old machinery, he sought and acquired catalogues, equipment operation manuals, posters, ephemera, county and state fair ephemera, and even records from an agricultural equipment dealer, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales, in Manassas, Virginia.

Between 1988 and 1993 the collection grew so large that Parlett built a 60,000 square foot building on his farm to hold the machinery component. He converted many farm sheds, turkey and chicken houses into display areas and a library. Parlett eventually founded the John K. Parlett Farm Life Museum of Southern Maryland located on his farm, known as Green Manor. Beginning in 1996, the museum was opened annually for the Farm Life Festival, benefitting the St. Mary's County Christmas in April program, founded by Parlett. The collection was open by appointment for study; the local Amish community consulted some of the materials in the collection for help in repairing their outdated equipment. Parlett was highly respected in collecting circles. He was a tenacious and indefatigable collector who made an effort to collect all types of agricultural machinery as well as archival materials relating to farm life. Rare or obsolete items are included in this collection, as are ephemeral items relating to farm and ranch life. "If it was used on the farm or in rural America in the last 100 years, chances are it'll be at the Southern Maryland Farm Life Festival," enthused Agrifarm.com in 2008 when describing the Parlett holdings.

The last year for the Farm Life Festival was 2009. The Parlett Collection, consisting of 1007 lots of machinery, tools, tractors, household, and general store items, was auctioned by Aumann Auctions in the fall of 2011. At the auction, some materials and machinery were purchased by The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and other museums throughout the United States.

NMAH Curators Pete Daniel and Larry M. Jones surveyed the collection while Parlett was still alive. Jones was credited with advising Parlett while he was building the collection. Jones commented on the collection in 2005, "I was blown away by what he had put together; here was a man who turned an interest into one of the best rural farm life collections I've ever seen. And John has such an eye for good and appropriate stuff. It's just a sensational collection." He reportedly wrote a memo suggesting the Museum "investigate the possibility" of acquiring portions of the collection if and when Parlett was willing to donate items. There was no further discussion of acquiring any of the collection until 2010, when Craig Orr, archivist-curator, talked with John K. Parlett Jr., who expressed a willingness to donate the archival materials as the entire collection was being prepared for auction. Orr and Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist, surveyed the collection in early 2011 and selected the materials included in the collection.
Related Materials:
Maid of Cotton, Cotton Council Collection, Southern Agriculture Oral History, Robinson and Via Family Papers, Louisan Mamer Papers, Harness-Maker's Account Books, Memphis Cotton Carnival Records, New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book, Hagan Brothers Account Books, Product Cookbook Collection, Maryland Farm Diary (1879-1894), Bermis B. Brown Collection, and The Cincinnati Boss Collection. The William E. Kost Farm Records, 1939-1989 and The Kent Family Records, 1879-1933.

There are holdings in the Division of Home and Community Life related to farming and agriculture including farm clothing, home arts materials such as needlework, quilts, sewing, kitchen appliances, farming implements and machinery, and 4-H objects. The Lemelson Center has assited in acquiring objects and archival collections in the field of invention and innovation in various divisions of NMAH.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Catherine Parlett, widow of John K. Parlett, in 2012.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Tobacco -- 20th century  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Farmers  Search this
Farm ownership  Search this
Farm management  Search this
Tobacco farmers  Search this
Farm produce -- 1820-1850  Search this
Farm buildings  Search this
Family farms  Search this
Farm life -- 20th century  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Farmers' markets  Search this
Farmers -- Virginia  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Cotton farming  Search this
Hay  Search this
Community organization  Search this
Family  Search this
Factories  Search this
Machinery -- 1940-1990  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Harvesting machinery  Search this
Machinery -- 1960-1990  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Farmers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Farmers -- 1940-1990  Search this
Farmers -- 19th century  Search this
Farmers -- 1860-1870  Search this
Citation:
John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1225
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John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1225

[Charles Francis Hall's Diary]

Author:
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Collection Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, 14.0" x 8.5".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
circa 1860
undated
Scope and Contents:
Journal with preparations for Charles Francis Hall's first expedition.
Local Numbers:
AC0702-0000019
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.
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Francis Hall Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0702-ref11
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General store ledger

Collection Creator:
Stone, William Dickinson, 1836-1908  Search this
Collection Donor:
Perdue, Crispin  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1865-1867
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:
William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book, 1865-1867, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers
William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers / Series 1: William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1358-ref20
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Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori Memorial Notebooks

Creator:
Tottori, Mitsumyo, 1898-  Search this
Translator:
Kawanishi, Jitsunin  Search this
Donor:
Kaneko, Sadako  Search this
Kaneko, Sadako  Search this
Names:
Buddhist missionaries.  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies, Buddhist.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prayers
Date:
1943-2003
2003
Summary:
Copies of photographs and narrative text relating to Japanese American soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean War. The memorial notebooks were created and maintained by Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori and include detailed biographical information on Totorri and copies of the original memorial notebooks and English translations.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of three volumes memorializing Japanese-American soldiers from Hawaii who died and/or participated in World War II and the Korean War. The volumes were translated into English by the Reverend Jitsunin Kawanishi (1929-) and Aiko Tottori, Bishop Tottori's wife.

The first volume consists primarily of copies of information on the life of Bishop Tottori, information on the translator of the volume, Reverend Jitsunin Kawanishi, as well as copies of photographs of Bishop Tottori's original memorial notebooks. The first volume is divided into thirteen sections: foreword, preface, biography of Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori, acknowledgement, introduction, Platform for the Hungry Ghost and Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori, World War II Casualties, Korean Conflict, Aja Military Men Stationed Around the World, Tōba memorial Tablets, Kinen Mei Bo (Prayer book of Names), Buddhist Sutras and O-Ihai Memorial Tablets.

The second volume contains photocopies of English translations of Hawaiian Nisei soldiers killed in combat during World War II. The notebook is divided into six sections: Introduction, Notebook 1, Notebook 2, Notebook 3, index by last name and index by hometown. Notebook 1 (September 1943 to June 1944), Notebook 2 (July 1944 to November 1944, and Notebook 3 (November 944 to November 1949) contain rosters of deceased soldiers that are arranged chronologically. Each solider entry in the roster consists of a Buddhist name or 'kaimyo" given by Bishop Tottori, a religious affiliation if known, name, rank and date of death, address or hometown, relationship to the deceased, petition for prayer and address or hometown of the petitioner.

The third volume is made up of photocopies of the original memorial notebooks of Tottori for all Japanese Americans who served during the Korean Conflict, including one notebook of those who died. Each page is followed by an English translation. The volume is divided into these sections: Korean Conflict Casualties, Index, Notebook I, Notebook II, Notebook III Notebook IV, Notebook V, Notebook VI, Notebook VII, and Index. The Korean Conflict Casualties are Notebook IV of the prayer files from the previous volume. Included, if available, are the soldier's name, date of death, age, address or hometown, and the person requesting the prayers. Notebooks I (1950 July), II (1950), III (1951), IV (October 24, 1951), VI, and VII (July 21, 1953) are prayer books for draftees and volunteers. If provided, the soldier's name, age or date of birth, date of enlistment, hometown or home address, and name of person requesting the prayers was included. The last notebook is unnumbered and was part of a combined prayer ceremony to dedicate the prayer book of names from August 2, 1958 to the Japanese American soldiers stationed around the world; many of them in Vietnam and Japan. There are two indexes in this volume and they list the soldiers alphabetically by last name and their location by notebook and page number.
Arrangement:
Notebooks arranged into one series.

Series 1, Notebooks, 1943-1958, 2003
Biographical / Historical:
Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori (1898-1976) was a Buddhist clergyman and missionary who attained the ranks of Archbishop and Abbott. A native of Japan, Tottori left his home country at the age of 27 to become a missionary to the people of Hawaii. Although he returned to Japan for four years, he spent the rest of his life serving the people of Lahana, Maui and Haleiwa, Oahu in Hawaii.

During World War II, Tottori was the Japanese Buddhist minister in Hawaii who was not interned. He prayed assiduously for the souls of deceased Japanese-American soldiers. And made a total of 420 tōba (religious memorial tablets) to honor the fallen men. Later, during the Korean War, he continued his practice of prayer and commitment to fallen Japanese-American soldiers by keeping a notebook entitled "Prayer Book of Names". He continued his prayers for and devotion to soldiers from both wars until his death in 1976.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Bishop Tottori's daughter in 2006. Additional volume donated by Bishop Tottori's daughter in 2007.
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:
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1950-2000
Prayers
Citation:
Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori Memorial Notebooks, 1943-1958, 2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0926
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Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori Memorial Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0926

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