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Archives Center Business Americana Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Extent:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Calendars
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Advertising cards
Trade catalogs
Print advertising
Commercial imagery
Photographs
Letterheads
Maps
Place:
Europe
Puerto Rico
Date:
circa 1900-present
Summary:
This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.
Scope and Contents:
An artificial collection of material organized with the same subject headings as the Warshaw Collection, i.e., generally by product type. Additional subject headings will be added as needed. New material, much of it from the second half of the twentieth century, is added regularly to this collection. This collection is sometimes informally called "Warshaw Junior" by the staff and researchers.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by subject categories.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains miscellaneous business ephemera. The material is similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, but no new material is incorporated into the Warshaw Collection. The material in the Archives Center Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources, including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian staff.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Collection (AC1146)

Cincinnati Boss Company Records, 1900-1990 (AC0741)
Provenance:
This collection was compiled by the Archives Center from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Possible copyright and/or trademark restrictions on material in collection. Consult repository.
Topic:
Aged -- Care  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Franchises (Retail trade)  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Abrasives industry  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Easter  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Storage and moving trade  Search this
Vegetarianism  Search this
Weight loss  Search this
Computers  Search this
Credit  Search this
Children's clothing  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Parades  Search this
Internet  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Halloween  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Advertisements
Calendars
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Advertising cards
Trade catalogs
Print advertising
Commercial imagery
Photographs -- 20th century
Letterheads
Maps -- 20th century
Citation:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0404
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Archives Center Business Americana Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep809addfd6-47f7-460a-a41c-118347559a08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0404
Online Media:

Patent Medicine (Oversize)

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Materials relate to the production and sales of patent and homeopathic medicinal treatments in the United States and originate from the manufacturers of medicinal treatments, doctors, and alternative medicine schools.

The oversize items are comprised of printed advertisements, posters, store signage and displays, circulars, product packaging, pamphlets, ledgers, labels, related publications, and images. Many items include testimonials, pictures of products, and images of people, herbs and botanicals.

The items offer treatments that profess to cure spavins, callouses, rheumatism, coughs, colds, asthma, skin diseases, aches and pains, influenza, deafness, catarrah, and whooping cough among others. The material dates mostly from the nineteenth century

SUBJECT TERMS: BT Pharmaceuticals , BT Medical Treatments NT Cures, NT Pills , NT Syrups , NT Liniments , NT Lozenges , NT Tonics , RT Homeopathic Treatments RT Alternative Medicine
Related Materials:
See also, MEDICINE
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Patent Medicines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Patent Medicines
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Patent Medicines / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b8fc7e3d-225c-4225-8a46-d7ace8d1ad33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-patentmedicines-ref3360

Marketplace of the marvelous the strange origins of modern medicine Erika Janik

Author:
Janik, Erika  Search this
Physical description:
337 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
19e siècle
Topic:
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric--History  Search this
Medicine--Specialties and specialists--History  Search this
Medicine--History  Search this
Complementary Therapies--history  Search this
Materia Medica--history  Search this
History, 19th Century  Search this
History of Medicine  Search this
Médecines parallèles--Histoire  Search this
Médecine magique, mystique et spagirique--Histoire  Search this
Médecine--Histoire  Search this
history of medicine  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric  Search this
Medicine--Specialties and specialists  Search this
Alternative Medizin  Search this
Professionalisierung  Search this
Call number:
R733 .J36 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148003

cuff buttons

Depicted:
Hahnemann, Samuel  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (cuff buttons(2) material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 cm x 4 cm; x 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 4.7625 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
Cuff Buttons
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Homeopathic Remedies  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Carroll Dunham Smith
ID Number:
MG.M-01439
Catalog number:
001439
Accession number:
67509
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4a1b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724355
Online Media:

Medallion

Depicted:
Hahnemann, Samuel  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in; x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
medallion
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Homeopathic Remedies  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Carroll Dunham Smith
ID Number:
MG.M-01438
Accession number:
67509
Catalog number:
M-01438
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6d2f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1412982

Studies in the history of alternative medicine edited by Roger Cooter

Author:
Cooter, Roger  Search this
Society for the Social History of Medicine  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 180 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Congress
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Actes de congrès
Date:
1988
Topic:
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Complementary Therapies--history  Search this
Complementary Therapies  Search this
Médecines parallèles  Search this
Médecines parallèles--Histoire  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Alternative Medizin  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Kongress  Search this
Call number:
R733.S87 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360350

Alternative Medicine

Collection Creator:
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Possible copyright and/or trademark restrictions on material in collection. Consult repository.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87bb1e1a3-09e3-47e2-90d4-f1369b642168
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0404-ref28

Alternative Medicine: Implications of a Vegetarian Diet on Health Care Costs by Dr. Neal Barnard

Collection Creator:
Kushi, Aveline, 1923-  Search this
Kushi, Michio, 1926-  Search this
Ohsawa, George  Search this
Container:
Box 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. The Patient Files and Consultation audio tapes in Series 3 are restricted for seventy-five years (to 2066).

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
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:
Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection
Michio and Aveline Kushi Macrobiotics Collection / Series 3: Kushi Institute / 3.8: Audio Tapes / 3.8.6: Summer Conference
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d4f7ebee-52b2-4b2e-917d-88bfe673f3cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0619-ref2058

Playbill for Having Our Say

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Booth Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Alice, American, born 1941  Search this
Gloria Foster, American, 1933 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21.6 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.41
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd517b935c0-9569-4aff-8d13-1a53ceb47445
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.41
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Barden Family Papers

Creator:
Barden, Henry, 1806-1871  Search this
Barden, William Wallace, 1843-1932  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Family papers
Photographs
Date:
1842-1934
Summary:
Business correspondence of homeopathic physicians Henry Barden and his son, William Wallace Barden, of Penn Yan, New York and Barden Family correspondence.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of business correspondence of homeopathic physicians Henry Barden and his son, William Wallace Barden, of Penn Yan, New York. The collection also contains personal corespondence to and from extended family members in New York State and the Midwest, specifically Michigan. The business correspondence contains orders for products, requests for medical advice, and testimonials from satisfied customers. Many of the order envelopes are annotated by Barden. Materials are both handwritten and typescript.
Arrangement:
A rough arrangement was imposed by Sarah Markham prior to auction by R.M. Smythe Company, Inc., circa 2000. The collection is divided into two series. The contents of Series 1: Family Correspondence are arranged alphabetically by surname of the individual to whom the correspondence was addressed. Series 2: Business Correspndence is arranged chronologically. The original arrangement was retained. The letters were removed from their associated envelopes and flattened, but remain together.

Series 1: Family Correspondence, 1842-1934

Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1856-1892
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Barden (1806-1871) graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1833, and began practice in Benton, New York, locating finally in Penn Yan about 1840. Henry Barden married Caroline Purdy and they had two children, Helen J. (nee Barden) Van Wyck (1840-1915) and William Wallace Barden.

William Wallace Barden (1843-1932) was born in Penn Yan, New York. He graduated from Philadelphia University Homeopathic Medical College and Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Chemistry in 1869.
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction from R.M. Smythe Company, New York, New York.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Patent medicines  Search this
Homeopathy  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Family papers
Business records -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1890-1900
Citation:
Barden Family Papers, 1820s-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0824
See more items in:
Barden Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e2d93eea-2ad2-4078-826c-44ef19c9fb61
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0824

Prescribing faith : medicine, media, and religion in American culture / Claire Hoertz Badaracco

Author:
Badaracco, Claire  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 264 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
©2007
Topic:
Medicine--Religious aspects  Search this
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Spiritual healing--History  Search this
Mass media--Religious aspects  Search this
Health in mass media  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054526

Alternative medicine? : a history / Roberta Bivins

Author:
Bivins, Roberta E. 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 238 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
Topic:
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_902307

Vitalism : the history of herbalism, homeopathy, and flower essences / Matthew Wood

Author:
Wood, Matthew 1954-  Search this
Wood, Matthew 1954- Magical staff  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 215 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Homeopathic physicians  Search this
Naturopathy  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Complementary Therapies--history  Search this
Homeopathy--history  Search this
Naturopathy--history  Search this
Phytotherapy--history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718390

The politics of healing : histories of alternative medicine in twentieth-century North America / Robert D. Johnston, editor

Author:
Johnston, Robert D  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 388 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
2004
20th century
Topic:
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Alternative medicine--Political aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736102

Rainforest home remedies : the Maya way to heal your body & replenish your soul / Rosita Arvigo & Nadine Epstein

Author:
Arvigo, Rosita  Search this
Epstein, Nadine  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 221 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Alternative medicine  Search this
Mayas--Medicine  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Medicinal plants  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732974

Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now / Charles E. Rosenberg

Author:
Rosenberg, Charles E  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 214 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Medicine--History  Search this
Medical care--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903378

Marginal medicine / edited by Roy Wallis and Peter Morley

Author:
Wallis, Roy  Search this
Morley, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
173 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Alternative medicine  Search this
Alternative medicine--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
R733 .M37 1976X
R733.M37 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90287

Healing powers : alternative medicine, spiritual communities, and the state / Fred M. Frohock

Author:
Frohock, Fred M  Search this
Physical description:
x, 340 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Alternative medicine  Search this
Alternative medicine--Social aspects  Search this
National health services  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462189

Alternative medicine and American religious life / Robert C. Fuller

Author:
Fuller, Robert C. 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 164 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1965-
Topic:
Alternative medicine  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
R733.F85 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413911

Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions / Bonnie Blair O'Connor

Author:
O'Connor, Bonnie Blair  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Alternative medicine  Search this
AIDS (Disease)--Alternative treatment  Search this
Hmong Americans--Medicine  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487132

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