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The story of the telegraph and a history of the great Atlantic cable a complete record of the inception, progress, and final success of that undertaking : a general history of land and oceanic telegraphs : descriptions of telegraphic apparatus, and biographical sketches of the principal persons connected with the great work by Charles F. Briggs and Augustus Maverick ; abundantly and beautifully illustrated

Author:
Briggs, Charles F (Charles Frederick) 1804-1877 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr91008257 http://viaf.org/viaf/76168680  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Author:
Maverick, Augustus http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr93039321 http://viaf.org/viaf/14646487  Search this
Physical description:
255, [3], 5, [1] pages, [2] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, color map, port, 20 cm
Type:
Books
History
Publishers' advertisements
Place:
United States
Date:
1858
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Transatlantic cables  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Call number:
TK5625 .B85X 1858
TK5625.B85X 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284755

Guide for the Selection of United States Commemorative Postage Stamps

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959
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: Philately, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Philately / 4: Publications / 4.3: Literature for Collectors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-philately-ref560

John Coltrane Music Manuscript

Creator:
Guernsey's New York, New York  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 folder)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1964
Summary:
The original manuscript for Coltrane's compositionA Love Supreme.
Scope and Contents:
The music manuscript is the original 1964 manuscript of A Love Supreme, a work that exalts the greatness, power, and love of God. The collection includes handwritten music, doodles, lyrics, and notes. A Love Supreme is thought to be one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
Biographical / Historical:
John Coltrane was born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Surrounded and influenced by music from a young age, Coltrane trained in Philadelphia at Granoff Studios and the Ornstein School of Music. He went on to play in the U.S. Navy Band when he was called to military service during World War II.

When the war was over, Coltrane played with the likes of Jimmy Heath, the Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson Band, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958, he joined the Miles Davis Quintet and became famous for his three-on-one chord approach and "sheets of sound," a method of playing multiple notes a one time.

Coltrane formed his own quartet by 1960 with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. It was with this group that he created his famous A Love Supreme, a work that discusses the greatness, power, and love of God. Coltrane believed that everyone should contribute positively to the world, and his way of doing so was creating positive thought patterns through his music.

Coltrane accumulated much recognition throughout his career, including a posthumous 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance for "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, he was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp. He also has a street named on the Universal Studios lot in his honor. Coltrane's former home has been turned into a National Historic Landmark to commemorate his influence on American culture.

Coltrane died of liver disease in July 1967. His music is still heard today in various avenues of popular culture, including movies and television shows. Coltrane and his wife Alice had one child, Ravi, a prominent jazz saxophonist.
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Materials in the Archives Center

William Claxton Photographs, 1955-1960 (NMAH.AC.0695)

Audrey Wells "Women in Jazz" Radio Series, 1981-1982 (NMAH.AC.0899)
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction, 2005.
Restrictions:
Copy available for general research use. Original manuscript available by special request.
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:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 1960-1970
Citation:
John Coltrane Music Manuscript, 1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0903
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0903
Online Media:

The Page & panel journal of the American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels

Title:
Page and panel journal of the American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels
Page and panel journal
Author:
American Society for Philatelic Pages and Panels  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
First day covers (Philately)  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.F57 P34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_761762

Painting of John Wanamaker

Depicts:
John Wanamaker, American, 1838 - 1922  Search this
Medium:
canvas; wood; paint (oil)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 57 1/2 × 47 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (146.05 × 120.65 × 8.89 cm)
Type:
Art
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Topic:
Postal Employees  Search this
Object number:
0.283371.7
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87f827bcd-5e9a-407d-a89c-e13a4ef825b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.283371.7

Eastman Kodak Company salutes photography

Maker:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Kodak Corp.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
stamp
postage stamp
color photograph
envelope
Date made:
June 26, 1978
Subject:
Mail  Search this
Anniversary  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.059
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0059
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c84c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806419

Eastman Kodak Company salutes photography

Maker:
Kodak Corp.  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
postage stamp
color photograph
envelope
Subject:
Anniversary  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0066.060
Accession number:
2016.0066
Catalog number:
2016.0066.0060
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-49e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806420

Field notes, Ceylon, 1944

Alternate Title:
Deignan, H. G., Ceylon 1944 BB  Search this
Collection name:
Herbert Girton Deignan Field Notes, 1935-1962, from the Division of Birds
Physical Description:
1 fieldbook
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Sri Lanka
India
United States
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
1944
End Date:
1944
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-289
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Herbert Girton Deignan Field Notes, 1935-1962, from the Division of Birds
See more records associated with this person:
Deignan, H. G. (Herbert Girton), 1906-
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI7562
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Tuskegee Institute (general)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.4: Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee, AL), Professor of Military Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1806
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Hugh McLellan Southgate collection

Creator:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Southgate, H. M. (Hugh McLellan), 1871-1940  Search this
Source:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Associated name:
Sloane, George B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Former owner:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Extent:
27 Volumes (approximately 6,900 p.; 1 index v., 29 cm. +)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
[189-?]-1940
Summary:
The collection consists chiefly of hand-written notes made by Southgate on a wide range of postal history topics and related matters, generally on lined or graph paper measuring 25 x 15 cm. or smaller, for keeping in triple-post binders. Some of the notes were made in "Lefax" or other commercially-available notebooks. The collection includes numerous mounted newsclippings, brochures, and excerpted articles from philatelic journals, as well as statistical data, advertisements, copies of correspondence, and diagrams made by Southgate to illustrate plate variations, etc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hugh McLellan Southgate (b. Sept. 3, 1871; d. Oct. 23, 1940), a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was an important postage stamp collector and an active member of several philatelic societies. He was a founder and the first president of the Philatelic Plate Number Association (1926-1928), as well as the first president and chairman of the board (1930-1940) of its successor, the Bureau Issues Association (now the United States Stamp Society). He was also an authority on the printing of stamps by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
General note:
Each leaf containing data has been photocopied from the original notebooks, with the exception of v. 5, which consists entirely of a printed checklist of Bureau of Engraving and Printing precancels and Presidential series for 1938-1940 (an index sheet noting the contents of v. 5 is present, only).
The presence of blank leaves in the original notebooks is noted in the index sheets and the finding aid.
Local Notes:
The volumes are numbered 1 through 26, plus a miscellaneous compilation labelled "vol. xl" (or "HMS notebook prelim. no. 1" by G.W. Brett). There is also a separate index volume containing copies of all the index sheets that Brett created to serve as tables of contents for each volume in the collection.
Provenance:
George W. Brett, gift, 2005?
Topic:
Covers (Philately) -- United States  Search this
Precancels -- United States  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)  Search this
Revenue stamps -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- Forgeries  Search this
Postage stamp design -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- United States -- History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps) -- United States  Search this
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Air mail stamps -- United States  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps -- United States  Search this
Playing cards -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- History  Search this
Duck stamps -- United States  Search this
Savings bonds -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- Metered mail  Search this
Postcards -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Envelopes (Stationery)  Search this
Postal service -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-NPM.XXXX-0012
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-npm-xxxx-0012

The story of the St. Lawrence Seaway commemorative stamp / presented by the United States Post Office Department

Author:
United States National Archives and Records Administration  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (13 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in
Type:
Video recordings
Sponsored films
Place:
United States
Saint Lawrence Seaway
Date:
2009
1959
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
video 001595
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920946

Hamilton and Burr’s Dueling Pistols Are Coming to Washington, D.C.

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 09 May 2018 20:59:26 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_bacad95cba58c287f042fe6873b813d4

Golden moments : a collection of United States 1984 commemorative Olympic issues / paintings and 1984 Olympic designs by Robert Peak ; foreword by James A. Michener

Author:
Peak, Robert  Search this
Michener, James A (James Albert) 1907-1997  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
76, [2] pages : col. ill. ; 29 x 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
Topic:
Olympics on postage stamps  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Olympics in art  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.O4 G618 1984
HE6183.O4G618 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244512

The 1965 United States Dante stamp / Christopher D. Cook

Title:
Nineteen sixty-five United States Dante stamp
Book designer:
Cook, Christopher D. 1982-  Search this
Author:
Expanded version of (work): Cook, Christopher D. 1982- United States Dante commemorative postage stamp of 1965  Search this
Publisher:
Silver Anchor Press  Search this
Printer:
Kenwel Printers (Columbus, Ohio)  Search this
Igloo Letterpress (Worthington, Ohio)  Search this
Binder:
Lincoln Bookbindery (Urbana, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321 On postage stamps  Search this
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321 Art  Search this
Gorsline, Douglas W. 1913-1985  Search this
Physical description:
88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
First day covers
Plate number blocks
Postage stamps
Art
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Poets on postage stamps  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088004

Linn's plate number check list : United States commemoratives and special issues / compiled by George W. Linn

Compiler:
Linn, George Ward 1884-1966  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003759

Description of United States postage stamps : historical and commemorative issues : from 1893 to 1938

Sponsoring body:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Farley, James A (James Aloysius) 1888-1976  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Juvenile literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021489

Legends of the silent screen : a collection of U.S. postage stamps

Author:
Champlin, Charles  Search this
Klinger, Linda  Search this
Hirshfeld, Al  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 x 31 cm. + 1 sheet of postage stamps
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.M7 L44 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804663

A collection of stamps and stationery issued for the 1980 Olympic Games / United States Postal Service

Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
Topic:
Olympics  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.O4 U55 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804835

Wildlife America : a collection of U.S. commemorative stamps

Author:
McGonigle, Hugh  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.W55 M34 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804837

1986 Presidential mint set

Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Physical description:
[26] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Portraits
Miscellanea
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Postage stamps--Topics  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.P63 A16 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805289

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