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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
14.07 Cubic feet (consisting of 26.5 boxes, 9 folders, 39 oversize folder, 3 map case folders, 4 flat boxes (2 full, 2 partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1798-1977
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Periodicals forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of periodicals (serial publications), including trade literature, educational, general interest, and leisure publications marketed to children, youths, and adults, plus related subscription information, and advertising information.

It dates from 1811-1966 but the bulk of the material dates from 1850-1920. The periodicals relate to a number of different interest groups including women, children, men, and family. Subjects include farming, the home, horses, advertising, art, railroads, hotels, food, literature, religion, medicine, mining, architecture, fashion and current events. While the majority of these periodicals are directed toward consumers, there are also a number of specialized professional and business publications. The periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title. Much of the material consists of subscription information directed to readers and information for advertisers including receipts, circulars cards and letters. Individual copies of the publications are listed with their date(s) of issue. Most of these were issued monthly; others weekly or quarterly.

Periodicals provide valuable information about the customs, styles and attitudes of the times and places in which they appear. Many feature elaborate illustrations and photographs by well-known practitioners and articles and stories by notable persons. Advertisements provide insight into social customs, commercial practices, and the evolving complexity of life in the last half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

The first group of materials, Periodicals, consists of copies of periodicals and related materials including receipts, circulars, subscription information, advertising information, letters, notes, and cards; arranged alphabetically by title.

Subscription Agencies and Dealers in Periodicals includes advertising circulars, price lists, and order forms arranged alphabetically by name of company.

Related Materials contains miscellaneous printers and publishers, samples of cover designs, and export/import documents
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Periodicals is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Periodicals
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-periodicals
Online Media:

Video Game Pioneers Oral History Collection

Interviewee:
Alcorn, Allan, 1948-  Search this
Dabney, Samuel Frederick "Ted", 1937-2018  Search this
Daglow, Donald  Search this
Edwards, Daniel  Search this
Graetz, Martin  Search this
Piner, Stephen  Search this
Russell, Stephen, 1937-  Search this
Samson, Peter, 1941-  Search this
Saunders, Robert Alan  Search this
Wiitanen, Wayne  Search this
Names:
Bushnell, Nolan  Search this
Laurel, Brenda  Search this
Interviewer:
Weaver, Christopher  Search this
Extent:
45.6 Gigabytes (19 .wav files)
12 Documents (12 .pdf files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Documents
Oral history
Video recordings
Born digital
Date:
2017-2018
Summary:
Born-digital audio interviews and transcripts with individuals involved in the early development of video games.
Content Description:
Born-digital audio interviews and transcripts with video game pioneers: Allan Alcorn, Nolan Bushnell, Samuel "Ted" Dabney, Donald Daglow, Daniel Edwards, Martin Graetz, Brenda Laurel, Stephen Piner, Stephen Russell, Peter Samson, Robert Saunders, and Wayne Wiitanen.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series1: Transcripts, 2017-2018

Series 2: Audio Files, 2017-2018
Historical:
The oral histories in this collection were conducted as part of the Lemelson Center's Video Game Initiative launched in 2017 to preserve first-hand accounts of the invention, development, marketing, and play of video games. The oral histories capture the interviewees recollections, emotions, and other perspectives often missing from written records. The Video Game Initiative is intended to support scholarly and public history research; public engagement with science, engineering, and innovation; and future exhibitions at the National Museum of American History.
Provenance:
Made for the National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of born digital audio materials available in the Archives Center reading room.
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:
Video games  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 2010-2020
Video recordings
Born digital
Citation:
Video Game Pioneers Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1498
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Video Game Pioneers Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1498

Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-2006

Creator:
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Ralph L.  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Murdock, Roland P.  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Smith, Vernon  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Hartell, John  Search this
Cantene, David  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Kraushaar, Antoinette M.  Search this
Harrison, Preston  Search this
Heliker, John  Search this
Williams, Esther  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Navas, Elizabeth S.  Search this
DeLonga, Leonard  Search this
Evett, Kenneth Warnock  Search this
Halberstadt, Ernst  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Morris, Carl  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Smalley, David  Search this
Flannery, Vaughn  Search this
Cowles, Russell  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Hardy, Thomas  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Prendergast, Charles  Search this
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Albrizio, Humbert  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Bignou, Etienne  Search this
Kirsch, Frederick D. (Frederick Dwight)  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Allard, J.  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Juley, Peter A.  Search this
Stanley, Alix W.  Search this
Arnest, Bernard  Search this
Brueming, Karen  Search this
Miller, Harriette  Search this
Kraushaar, John F.  Search this
Guillaume, Paul  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Wichita Art Museum  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
New Britain Institute  Search this
Ernest Brown and Co.  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
University of Nebraska--Lincoln  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Drawings
Exhibition catalogs
Financial records
Notes
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209946
AAA_collcode_kraugall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209946
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Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963

Creator:
Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Cowles, Russell  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Dehner, Walt  Search this
Demuth, Charles  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Gleitsmann, Raphael  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Heliker, John  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
James, Alexander  Search this
Kinigstein, Jonah  Search this
Kirsch, Frederick D. (Frederick Dwight)  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Mattson, Henry E. (Henry Elis)  Search this
Morris, Carl  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Moyer, Roy  Search this
Murdock, Louise Caldwell  Search this
Murdock, Roland P.  Search this
Oscar, Charles  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Poor, Anne  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Smith, Houghton Cranford  Search this
Sparhawk-Jones, Elizabeth  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Williamson, Clara McDonald  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Wichita Art Museum  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Kansas -- Witchita  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8075
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210246
AAA_collcode_navaeliz
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210246

American Artists Group records, 1934-1965

Creator:
American Artists Group  Search this
Subject:
Ahgupuk, George Aden  Search this
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William)  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer  Search this
Babcock, R. Fayerweather  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A.  Search this
Bakós, Józef  Search this
Barker, Ken  Search this
Behncke, Nile Jurgen  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Bolton, Clarence  Search this
Botke, Cornelius  Search this
Botke, Jessie Arms  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Buff, Conrad  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Bye, Ranulph  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Cosgrave, John O'Hara  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore  Search this
Denison, Harold  Search this
Detwiller, Fred  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Dubois, Yvonne Pène  Search this
Duvoisin, Roger  Search this
Dwight, Mabel  Search this
Eby, Kerr  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph)  Search this
Sawyer, Helen  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert  Search this
Freeman, Don  Search this
Funk, Tom  Search this
Gaige, Richard  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Golden, Samuel  Search this
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster)  Search this
Gordon, Witold  Search this
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Grant, Vernon  Search this
Harmon, Jim  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Helik, Peter  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Hunt, Peter  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Hutson  Search this
Jacobs, Elmer  Search this
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur  Search this
Karasz, Ilonka  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
King, Nettie  Search this
Kleiber, Hans  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina  Search this
Kloss, Gene  Search this
Komroff, Manuel  Search this
Kotula, Jo  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kronengold, Adolph  Search this
Kuehne, Max  Search this
Lahey, Richard  Search this
Landacre, Paul  Search this
Landon, Edward  Search this
Latham, Barbara  Search this
Laughlin, Margaret  Search this
Lederer, Wolfgang  Search this
Lenski, Lois  Search this
Lewicki, James  Search this
Loeffler, Gisella  Search this
Luce, C. A.  Search this
Luneau, Omer Joachim  Search this
Markham, Kyra  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Mays, Maxwell  Search this
Morris, Dudley  Search this
Naegele, Thomas  Search this
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby)  Search this
Nesbitt, Alexander  Search this
Neville, Vera  Search this
Neufeld, Woldemar  Search this
Newcombe, Warren  Search this
Newton, Edith Whittlesey  Search this
Nichols, Dale  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Nicolett, Frank L.  Search this
Nordmark, Olle  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Pajaud, William E.  Search this
Paull, Grace  Search this
Pellew, John C.  Search this
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon)  Search this
Pescheret, Leon Rene  Search this
Petroff, Gilmer  Search this
Pike, John  Search this
Pitz, Henry Clarence  Search this
Plummer, Virginia  Search this
Poray, Stan  Search this
Prentiss, Tina  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Rees, Rosalie  Search this
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Roland, Conrad  Search this
Ronnebeck, Arnold  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg)  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty  Search this
Ross, Sanford  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Ruzicka, Rudolph  Search this
Kantor, Martha Ryther  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Santo, Patsy  Search this
Schaldach, William Joseph  Search this
Schreiber, Georges  Search this
Shane, Fred  Search this
Sharp, John  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph  Search this
Shepler, Dwight  Search this
Shevis, William  Search this
Shokler, Harry  Search this
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W.  Search this
Slotnick, Mortimer H.  Search this
Smith, Bissell Phelps  Search this
Soderberg, Ynve Edward  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Thieme, Anthony  Search this
Ulreich, Nura Woodson  Search this
Vorst, Joseph Paul  Search this
Walker, Maynard  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Whorf, John  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton)  Search this
Wiggins, Myra Albert  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur  Search this
Woiceske, Ronau William  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Marketing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Reproduction  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6979
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209108
AAA_collcode_amerartg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209108

How Big Puzzle

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
puzzle
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Entertainment, general  Search this
Children's Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.052
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.052
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8f5e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1250794
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The Golden ABC

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
puzzle
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.054
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.054
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8f6a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1250795
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A Day At the Beach

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Illustrator:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
puzzle
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.055
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.055
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8f6b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1250796
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Train To Timbuctoo

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
puzzle
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.056
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.056
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-0f5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1250797
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The Happy Man and His Dump Truck Puzzle

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Illustrator:
Gergely, Tibor  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
puzzle
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1950
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.053
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.053
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-145e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_748918
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Nurse Nancy

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster  Search this
Printer:
Western Publishing Co., Inc.  Search this
Illustrator:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Author:
Jackson, Kathryn  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Object Name:
book and drawings
Date made:
1952
Subject:
Children's Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
COLL.GOLDNBK.000025
Accession number:
1992.0634
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Popular Entertainment
Little Golden Books
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e6de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1444821
Online Media:

Nurse Nancy

Maker:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.087.01
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.087.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-83a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1252967

Nurse Nancy

Maker:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 33.9725 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.087.02
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.087.02
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Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7a7e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1252968

Nurse Nancy

Maker:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 34.29 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.087.03
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.087.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-32d7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1252969

Nurse Nancy

Maker:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 34.29 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.087.04
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.087.04
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7a7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1252970

Nurse Nancy

Maker:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 1/2 in x 12 7/8 in; 46.99 cm x 32.7025 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1952
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.087.05
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.087.05
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Nurse Nancy

Author:
Jackson, Kathryn  Search this
Illustrator:
Malvern, Corinne  Search this
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster  Search this
Maker:
Simon and Schuster  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1952
ID Number:
1990.0375.29
Accession number:
1990.0375
Catalog number:
1990.0375.29
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Aladdin Industries, Inc. Records

Creator:
Johnson, Victor S., Sr., 1882-1943  Search this
Johnson, Victor, Jr., 1906-  Search this
Aladdin Industries, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.).  Search this
Names:
Allen, Steve  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Extent:
50 Cubic feet (120 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Newsletters
Commercial art
Picture postcards
Laboratory notebooks
Patents
Design drawings
Business records
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Date:
1889-2003
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately 50 cubic feet of material documenting Aladdin Industries Inc., manufacturers of vacuum ware and lunch boxes. The majority of the material dates from 1947 to the 1970s. The strength of the collection is with the lunch box documentation and product development, marketing, and sales records. There is some interesting labor history—specifically United Steel Workers agreement. The files of Victor S. Johnson, Sr. and Victor S. Johnson, Jr. form the core of the collection and provide rich documentation on the company's activities.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seventeen series.

Series 1: Historical and Background Materials, 1919-1997

Series 2: Victor S. Johnson Sr. Files, 1916-1945

Series 3: Victor S. Johnson Jr. Files, 1906-1983

Series 4: Employee and Personnel Records, 1910-2001

Series 5: Research and Development Records, 1910-1976

Series 6: Patent Records, 1889-1973

Series 7: Sales Records, 1939-2000

Series 8: Advertising and Marketing Records, 1931-2001

Series 9: School Lunch Kits, 1952-1989

Series 10: Lamps and Kerosene Heaters, 1911-2000

Series 11: Temp-Rite, 1972-2000

Series 12: Competitors, 1963-2001

Series 13: Style Guides, 1966-1998

Series 14: Newsletters, 1943-1998

Series 15: Photographs, 1923-1986

Series 16: Scrapbooks, 1908-1962

Series 17: Audiovisual Materials, 1993-1996
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Samuel Johnson Sr., (1882-1943) was born in Nebraska. As a soap salesman for the Iowa Soap Company, he became interested in kerosene mantle burners. Dissatisfied with the available kerosene lamps, he began selling and dealing U.S. made mantles and incorporated the Mantle Lamp Company of America in Chicago in 1908. Johnson selected the name "Aladdin" from the famous story, "Aladdin; or The Wonderful Lamp." Johnson began research and development of a mantle lamp that gave off a steady white light and did not smoke. The Mantle Lamp Company began manufacturing lamps in 1912, with Plume & Atwood Manufacturing Company burners, and marketed them as "Aladdin Lamps." The company diversified in 1917 and began producing insulated cooking dishes, known as Aladdin Thermalware jars, for the U.S. military. These jars had an aluminum or steel jacket wrapped around a heavy glass receptacle. The space between was filled with cork. The introduction of the thermalware began the company's venture into heat and cold retaining receptacles.

In 1919, Johnson organized a subsidiary of the Mantle Lamp Company of America, Aladdin Industries, Inc., to market and sell the Aladdin thermalware jars and vacuum ware. At the same time, Mantle lamp Company of America formed Aladdin Limited in Canada and England to sell thermalware as well as Pathfinder Radio Corporation, Cadillac Photograph Corporation, Aladdin Chemical Corporation, Aladdin Phonograph Corporation, Johnson Laboratories, Inc. (radio components), and Aladdin Radio Industries (magnetic and radio research). Pathfinder, Cadillac, Aladdin Chemical and Aladdin Phonograph all failed. In 1926, the Mantle Lamp Company acquired Lippincott Glass Company of Alexandria, Indiana, where it manufactured and fabricated glass chimneys, shades and lamp bases, mantles, wicks, and metal lamp bases. The Alexandria plant closed in 1952 and eventually moved to Nashville.

In 1943, Victor S. Johnson Sr. died and his son, Victor S. Johnson Jr. (1906-), succeeded him as president of Aladdin Industries Inc. Johnson Jr. moved Aladdin from Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee in 1949 to place the company strategically in mid-America to distribute its products. Aladdin's general offices, vacuum bottle production, and electric lamps and kerosene completed the move by 1952.

In 1950, Aladdin began illustrating flat metal school lunch kits (lunch boxes with liquid containers) with images of popular radio, movie and television figures. Hopalong Cassidy was the first character kit. This innovative marketing decision produced an explosive growth in the lunch kit market and made Aladdin a pioneer in image licensing. Character lunch boxes became a large part of the childhood experience and are collector's items today. Over the years, Aladdin extended the range of characters depicted and began manufacturing plastic and soft, vinyl lunch kits with printed themes. It also introduced "3D" embossing on the flat metal kits. Embossed metal lunch kits were completely phased out in 1986 due to high production costs. In addition to the school lunch kits, Aladdin also introduced wide mouth vacuum bottles (pint and quart size) in 1953. The wide mouth bottles also carried "adult" themes such as the "Angler" fisherman's bottle. The thermosware line eventually moved from metal to plastic jackets and from a glass insulated filler to foam.

In 1965, Aladdin purchased the Stanley steel bottle operation from Landers, Frary and Clark in New Britain, Connecticut. Aladdin's diversification strategy led to the introduction in 1968 of the Temp-Rite® meal distribution plan, an insulated thermal tray service for hospitals, the airline industry, and prisons. The Temp-Rite® system gave rise to a full line of products and services and Aladdin formed a subsidiary, known as Aladdin Synergetics, Inc., to handle its health care and food service operations. Aladdin Synergetics was sold to Welbilt Corporation in 1998; the new operation was named Aladdin Temp-Rite. Other products added over the years included electric lamps, shades, kerosene stoves, and an electronics division in 1956. This division was established from a small technical research group whose function was patent licensing. As a subsidiary of Aladdin Industries, it produced transformers and radio and telephone filters. The subsidiary was sold to Vernitron in October, 1979.

At various times, Aladdin established offices in Alexandria, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland Oregon, Canada; Hungry; France; Australia, New Zealand; England; Iraq, Iran, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, France, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, and South Africa to market and sell its products.

Aladdin was financially mismanaged in the 1990s and rapidly declined. Aladdin Industries Inc. reorganized in 1999 and became known as Aladdin Industries LLC. High labor costs and unsuccessful efforts to develop new products led to further decline. By January, 2002, Aladdin had sold its remaining product lines and closed its Nashville plant. Aladdin lamps are still sold today by the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History, holds 30 lunch boxes and 28 thermos bottles from Aladdin Industries, Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, there is a pair of lamps. See Accession 2003.0255. Although the children's steel lunch boxes predominate, the collection represents the full spectrum of Aladdin box designs including vinyl, hard plastic, and fabric.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Aladdin Industries in 2003.
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:
Lunchboxes  Search this
Character merchandising  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Food containers  Search this
Food container industry  Search this
Thermos bottles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Commercial art
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Laboratory notebooks
Patents -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Business records -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Aladdin Industries, Inc. Records, 1889-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0844
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:24:23 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Oral history interview with Fred Martin, 1980 Aug. 27-Sept. 19

Interviewee:
Martin, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
St. John, Terry  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism -- California  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12046
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212016
AAA_collcode_martin80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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