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FAMU Spirit

Published by:
Fidelity Sound Recordings, American  Search this
Recorded by:
Florida A&M University, American, founded 1887  Search this
Subject of:
Florida A&M University, American, founded 1887  Search this
Owned by:
William Patrick Foster, American, 1919 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
plastic, cellophane and paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Case): 4 15/16 × 5 5/8 × 3/8 in. (12.5 × 14.3 × 1 cm)
Type:
sound recordings
compact disks
Place used:
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
Education  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Anthony Foster in memory of William P. Foster
Object number:
2019.94.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Florida A&M University Marching Band. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd519126e0e-80a7-44d1-ab93-827e22089c59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.94.6

Sheldon-Claire Company Records

Donor:
Shalett, Lew  Search this
Photographer:
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Creator:
Sheldon-Claire Company  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 21 map-folders, 2 films, 1 videocassette)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
1926-1968
Summary:
Employee motivational materials, circa 1926-1968, produced by the Sheldon-Claire Company.
Scope and Contents:
Employee motivational materials, circa 1926-1968, produced by the Sheldon-Claire Company. Materials include posters, pamphlets, manuals and other materials, in addition to the papers documenting the development and promotion of these products. Many are reproductions of work by famous photographers, such as Russell Lee. Some reflect World War II themes or constitute wartime propaganda.
Arrangement:
The collections is arranged into 14 series.

Series 1: Poster Campaigns, 1943-1964

Series 2: Bulletins, 1949-1963

Series 3: Supervisors Manuals, undated

Series 4: Small versions of Posters by Topics, undated

Series 5: Mail-O-Grams, undated

Series 6: Meet Bill Jones Service, 1926-1927

Series 7: Endorsements and Acknowledgments, undated

Series 8: The Greenly Plan, undated

Series 9: Scrapbook, undated

Series 10: Papers on Client Relations

Series 11: Background and Historical Materials, undated

Series 12: Copyright Papers, 1936-1968

Series 13: Posters, 1927-1962

Series 14: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
In 1981, Mr. Lew Shallet sold his employee motivation program to Pratt, Whitney. However, that firm found that there was no market for it and it was discontinued. Mr. And Mrs. Lew Shalett moved to Florida in 1981. Mr. Shalett passed away on January 29, 1994.
Materials at Other Organizations:
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

In 1943, Mr. Shalett donated a set of his "This is America" posters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt; they were placed into the collection at Roosevelt's Hyde Park Library, where they joined previous poster series that Shalett had donated. In 1980, Mr. Shalett donated to the Chicago Historical Society his "valuable personal and private organized collection of graphic arts and related material consisting of original lithographed posters produced in the 20's [sic], 30's [sic], and during World War II."
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Mrs. Wanda Shalett in December 2001.
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:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Industrial relations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 20th century
Citation:
Sheldon-Claire Company Records, 1926-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0768
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Sheldon-Claire Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8458da57e-ddf0-4157-bfa7-2336461062f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0768
Online Media:

Cub press

Maker:
Superior Marking Equipment Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
sheet steel (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Press, printing
Other Terms:
Press, printing; Printing Press; Letterpress
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
mid 20th century
ca 1961
ID Number:
1994.0383.01
Catalog number:
1994.0383.01
Accession number:
1994.0383
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Exhibition:
Printing at Home
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ed8e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1030654

Ace press

Maker:
Superior Marking Equipment Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
sheet steel (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 13 in x 9 in; 20.32 cm x 33.02 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Press, printing
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
mid 20th century
ca 1950
ID Number:
1991.0800.01
Catalog number:
1991.0800.01
Accession number:
1991.0800
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-bb0d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1288700
Online Media:

Copperplate press, miniature

Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 24.13 cm x 19.685 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
Press, Printing
press, printing, model
Object Type:
Intaglio Processes
Other Terms:
Press, Printing; Printing; Flatbed Cylinder
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
Early 20th century
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
1990.0524.01
Accession number:
1990.0524
Catalog number:
1990.0524.01
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-f9ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1158411

Lithographic hand press, Robert Mayer

Maker:
Mayer, Robert  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 60 in x 42 in; 121.92 cm x 152.4 cm x 106.68 cm
Object Name:
Press, Printing
Other Terms:
Press, Printing; Lithographic
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
GA.23604
Catalog number:
GA*23604
Accession number:
302788
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-368d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_819039

Lithographic hand press, Robert Mayer

Maker:
Mayer, Robert  Search this
Robert Mayer & Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 60 in x 50 in; 121.92 cm x 152.4 cm x 127 cm
Object Name:
Press, Printing
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
GA.22669.01
Catalog number:
1977.0278.01
Accession number:
1977.0278
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a8cb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1212639

Mission Church, New Mexico

Graphic artist:
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Photographer:
Jackson, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
sheet: 43.2 cm x 32.9 cm; 17 in x 12 15/16 in
plate: 20 cm x 30 cm; 7 7/8 in x 11 13/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
roulette
Etching
Associated Place:
United States: New Mexico
Date made:
1881
Associated Date:
1881
Subject:
Indians  Search this
ID Number:
GA.14750
Catalog number:
14750
Accession number:
94830
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Ferris Collection
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Communications
Religion
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b251-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1002264
Online Media:

Elm City press

Maker:
Elm City Toy Manufacturing Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Press, Printing
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Date made:
mid 20th century
ca 1950
ID Number:
1988.0823.03
Catalog number:
1988.0823.03
Accession number:
1988.0823
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Exhibition:
Printing at Home
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-455e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1328536

Automatic Rotary Printer No. 6A

Maker:
Cincinnati Time Recorder Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 16 in; 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
Press, Printing
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
1983.0841.01
Catalog number:
1983.0841.01
Accession number:
1983.0841
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9fb6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1212529

Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model 8502

Maker:
Superior Type Company  Search this
Superior Type Company  Search this
Physical Description:
sheet steel (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 in x 15 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Press, printing
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
ca. 1940s
Date made:
ca1940s
ca1950
ca 1950
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Marabeth S. Finn
ID Number:
1998.0266.01
Catalog number:
1998.0266.01
Accession number:
1998.0266
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ee17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_552828

Oral history interview with Gabor Peterdi

Interviewee:
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
International Graphic Arts Society  Search this
Bucher, Jeanne, 1872-1946  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Putzel, Howard, 1898-1945  Search this
Extent:
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 Apr. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gabor Peterdi conducted 1971 Apr. 29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Peterdi speaks of his youth in Hungary and his early desire to be a painter, Paris and his first encounter with surrealism, studying printmaking with Stanley William Hayter and the Paris art scene in the 1930s. He comments on coming to the U.S. in 1939, his involvement with the Julien Levy, Norlyst, Laurel and Borgenicht Galleries and his service in the U.S. Army. He discusses Hayter's New York studio, the International Graphic Arts Society, teaching at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and starting its graphics workshop, the interaction of prints and paintings, symbolism, teaching, various print techniques and printmaking as a creative art form. He recalls Jeanne Bucher, Bill Hayter, Howard Putzel and Julien Levy.
Biographical / Historical:
Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001) was a printmaker from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.peterd71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw988c7870e-2072-458b-bc00-f4ad29d9bf0e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peterd71
Online Media:

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair

Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Souvenirs
Photographs
Pamphlets
Guidebooks
Exhibition posters--1930-1940
Diaries
Ephemera
Film transparencies
Motion picture film
Posters
Place:
Flushing Meadows Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1835-2000, undated
Summary:
Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.
Scope and Contents:
Collection primarily documents the conception, planning, construction, management, and operations of the 1939 New York World's Fair located in Flushing Meadows, New York. Materials provide historical context and cultural significance as recorded in publications, artwork, photographs, ephemera, postcards, maps, plans, exhibitor's literature, souvenirs, and motion picture film. Most of the materials were primarily created for people who attended the fair. Some of the materials include scrapbooks created by fair visitors to document their experiences. There is a significant amount of material relating to other fairs, New York tourism, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and the World's Fair Collector's Society. Other forms of entertainment such as festivals, the Olympic games, and Disney World are also found among these materials. There is little information relating to Edward Orth's personal and professional life as a city planner. The collection is arranged into eleven series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eleven series.

Series 1, Edward J. Orth Personal Papers, 1915-1989, undated

Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, 1939-1989

Subseries 1.2, Other Materials, 1915-1989, undated

Series 2, Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and World's Fair Collector's Society, Incorporated Records, 1942-1990, undated

Subseries 2.1, General Information, 1960-1988, undated

Subseries 2.2, Correspondence, 1942-1990, undated

Subseries 2.3, Classified and Wanted Advertisements, 1956-1988, undated

Subseries 2.4, Financial Records, 1976-1989

Subseries 2.5, Newsletters, 1969-1988, undated

Subseries 2.6, Membership Materials, 1970s-1989, undated

Series 3, New York World's Fair, Incorporated Records, 1900-1988, undated

Subseries 3.1, Administrative Files, 1900-1977, undated

Subseries 3.2, Amusement Zone, 1937-1940, undated

Subseries 3.3, Communications and Business Systems Zone, 1939-1965, undated

Subseries 3.4, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1949, undated

Subseries 3.5, Food Zone, 1939-1975

Subseries 3.6, Government Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.7, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.8, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.9, Ephemera, 1938-1988, undated

Series 4, Photographic Materials, 1939-1968, undated

Subseries 4.1, General, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.2, Amusement Area, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.3, Business Systems Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.4, Communications Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.5, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.6, Food Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.7, Government Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.8, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.9, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.10, Miscellaneous, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.11, Oversize Photographs, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.12, Color Slides, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.13, Color Transparencies, 1940-1942, undated

Subseries 4.14, Edward Orth, 1967-1968

Series 5, Scrapbooks, 1938-1981

Series 6, Postcards, 1906-1985, undated

Subseries 6.1, Amusement Area, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.2, Business Systems Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.3, Communications Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.4, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.5, Food Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.6, Government Zone, International, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.7, Government Zone, Federal and States, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.8, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.9, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.10, General, 1940, undated

Subseries 6.11, By Type, 1906-1985, undated

Series 7, Publications Related to World's Fairs, 1922-1989, undated

Subseries 7.1, Magazines, 1922-1988, undated

Subseries 7.2, Newspaper Articles, 1935-1989, undated

Subseries 7.3, Other Publications, 1937-1989, undated

Subseries 7.4, Other Subjects, 1962-1989

Series 8, Materials Relating to Other Fairs, 1851-2000, undated

Subseries 8.1, Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or Crystal Palace Exhibition, 1851

Subseries 8.2, Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1853-1853

Subseries 8.3, International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine or Centennial International Exhibition, 1876

Subseries 8.4, World's Columbian Exposition or Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Subseries 8.5, Exposition Internationale D'Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium

Subseries 8.6, Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, 1897

Subseries 8.7, Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898

Subseries 8.8, Expositions, 1901

Subseries 8.9, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1906

Subseries 8.10, Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, 1907

Subseries 8.11, Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposition, 1909

Subseries 8.12, Panama-California Exposition, 1915-1916

Subseries 8.13, Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts, and Industries, 1918

Subseries 8.14, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926

Subseries 8.15, Barcelona International Exposition, 1929

Subseries 8.16, L'Exposition Coloniale, Paris, 1931

Subseries 8.17, Olympics, 1932

Subseries 8.18, A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933

Subseries 8.19, Expositions, 1933-1935

Subseries 8.20, Expositions, 1936-1937

Subseries 8.21, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, 1937

Subseries 8.22, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

Subseries 8.23, Festival of Britain, Britain, London, United Kingdom, 1951

Subseries 8.24, Milan Fair, 1955

Subseries 8.25, Exposition Universelle et venti Internationale de Bruxelles, 1958

Subseries 8.26, American National Exhibition, 1959

Subseries 8.27, New York's World Fair, 1961-1977, undated

Subseries 8.28, Century 21 Exhibition, 1961-1962

Subseries 8.29, International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, 1967

Subseries 8.30, Long Beach, California, 1967-1968

Subseries 8.31, HemisFair 68, 1968

Subseries 8.32, Expo 70 or Japan World Exposition, 1970

Subseries 8.33, Expo 74 or International Exposition on the Environment

Subseries 8.34, Expo 75 or International Ocean Exposition, 1975

Subseries 8.35, American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976, 1976

Subseries 8.36, Queen's Bicentennial Festival, 1975-1976

Subseries 8.37, Plovdiv International Exhibition of 1981 or Expo 81

Subseries 8.38, Kobe Port Island Exposition or Portopia 81, 1981

Subseries 8.39, Knoxville International Energy Exposition or 1982 World's Fair, 1982

Subseries 8.40, Louisiana World Exposition, 1984

Subseries 8.41, Games of the XXIII Olympiad, 1984

Subseries 8.42, The International Exposition, Tsukuba, Japan or The International Science Technology Exposition, 1985

Subseries 8.43, Queen's Festival, 1985

Subseries 8.44, 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication or Expo 86, 1986

Subseries 8.45, World Expo 88, 1988

Subseries 8.46, Universal Exposition of Seville or Expo 92, 1992

Subseries 8.47, Expo 2000, 2000

Subseries 8.48, Other Events and Celebrations, 1886-1989

Subseries 8.49, Combined Fairs, 1968-1994

Subseries 8.50, General information about world's fairs, 1964-1980

Series 9, Ephemera, 1892-1989, undated

Subseries 9.1, New York and New York World's Fair, 1892-1989, undated

Subseries 9.2, Other States and Countries, 1835, 1939, undated

Subseries 9.3, Motion Picture Film and Entertainment, 1937-1981, undated

Series 10, Audio Visual Materials, 1939, 1964-1965, undated

Subseries 10.1, Moving Images, 1939, 1964-1965, undated

Subseries 10.2, Sound Recordings, undated

Series 11, Oversize, 1835-1992, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Biographical / Historical

Edward Joseph Orth grew up with a strong interest in history, particularly the history of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Orth's visit to the fair as a twelve-year-old boy led to a life-long passion of collecting. At the time of his death, he had amassed enough materials to fill two homes in California. Orth also collected materials from several other fairs. In addition, he saved some of the records of the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and the World's Fair Collector's Society.

Orth was born April 19, 1927, to Andrew Joseph Orth and Florence Minnie Gordon Orth in Glendale, New York. In the 1930s, the Orth family lived in several locations in New York including Ridgewood, Brooklyn, Glendale, and Queens. The home that made the most impact in young Orth's life came in 1935 when the family moved to St. Albans, Queens seven miles from Flushing Meadow Park, the future site of the 1939 fair. Sadly in 1939 there were several deaths in the family including three grandparents. The severe loss of life limited family social activities but a drive by the future site of the fair provided Orth a glimpse of the Trylon and Perisphere. He would later remark that the sight appeared to be magic. In the summer of 1939, he went to the fair with his classmates from Public School 136. The next summer Orth and his father purchased a 10-admission ticket from an elementary school in Hollis, Queens, New York. He saved every souvenir and any information he could find about the fair. He filled scrapbooks with images from newspapers and postcards from the Curt Teich and Manhattan Postcard companies. When his family moved from an apartment to a house, he acquired a fair bench which was kept in the backyard.

In 1941, Orth attended Newton High School in Elmhurst, and Queens, New York. The high school offered a college preparatory program with heavy emphasis on mathematics, science, mechanical drawing, and workshop courses. Orth's education and training combined with the knowledge he gained from motion picture films viewed at the fair, including Thomas Edison's "The City of Light," Ford Motor Company's "Road of Tomorrow," "Democracy," and General Motors' "Futurama" provided the foundation and inspiration for a career in architecture and landscaping. He ultimately became a city planner for the state of California. By 1943, Orth was exploring used magazine and bookstores in New York City to acquire more fair materials before enlisting in the United States Army in 1945. Upon his discharge he resumed buying and trading fair postcards. From 1948-1953, Orth attended the University of California and the University of Connecticut where he studied architecture and landscape design. During these years he posted advertisements in various publications in his continued pursue for fair materials.

In March 1953, Mr. Orth moved to Los Angeles, California. There he formed lasting friendships with other collectors. By 1967, Orth and several of his closest friends including Peter Warner, Oscar Hengstler, David Oats, Larry Zim, and Ernest Weidhaas conceived the idea of a fair collector's organization. By the summer of 1968, the group had formally created the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO).

As time passed Orth became increasing concerned about the welfare of his collection. He wanted it to go to a museum rather than be sold in parts. In his will he stipulated that the collection would be given to the Smithsonian Institution upon his death. Jon Zackman, former Smithsonian employee, interviewed Orth's brother George and fair collector Peter Warner. Orth and Warner corresponded and traded objects over many years. Mr. Orth primarily covered the west coast area while Peter Warner was his east coast counterpart. Edward Orth died on September 6,1989 in Los Angeles, California at the age of sixty-two.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

New York World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0134

Landor Design Collection, NMAH.AC.0500

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subject Category, World Expos, NMAH.AC.0060

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0519

Alice R. Hillis World's Fair Film, NMAH.AC.0531

Borden Company 1939 New York World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.1063

Memories of the New York World's Fair, NMAH.AC.0592

Archives Center World Expositions Collection, NMAH.AC.0825

Daniel H. Meyerson World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0745

Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, NMAH.AC.1132

Princeton University Posters Collection, NMAH.AC.0433

Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records, NMAH.AC.0395

Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, NMAH.AC.0417

Messmore and Damon Company Records, NMAH.AC.0846

Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, NMAH.AC.1174

William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection, NMAH.AC.1288

Wurlitzer Company Records, NMAH.AC.0469

Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, NMAH.AC.0200

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library The New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records, 1935-1945, MssCol 2233.

New York City 1939 World's Fair architectural drawings, circa 1935. Museum of the City of New York. Museum of the City of New York.

New York City 1939 World's Fair Collection, 1939-1940. Museum of the City of New York. New York World's Fair 1939/40 Collection. Queens Museum.

1939 New York World's Fair Postcards, Identifier: 1972-320, Audiovisual Collections Repository, Hagley Museum & Library
Separated Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts from the collection include several thousand souvenirs and examples of memorabilia commemorating the fair to include buttons and badges, ceramics, glassware, clothing, costume jewelry, coins and medals, commemorative spoons and flatware, toys and games, and philatelic material which are all part of the Division of Home and Community Life's holdings (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. 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. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Amusement parks--History  Search this
Amusement parks--New York (State)--History  Search this
Architecture--Exhibitions  Search this
Architecture--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans  Search this
Burlesque shows--New York (State)--New York--1930-1940  Search this
Business history Business enterprises--United States--History  Search this
Chicago's Century of Progress  Search this
Construction and civil engineering  Search this
Construction industry--United States--Management--History  Search this
Corporate culture--History  Search this
Corporate culture--United States  Search this
Engineering--History--20th century  Search this
Exhibition buildings – New York (State) – New York  Search this
Exhibition buildings--1920-1940  Search this
Exhibitions -- Design  Search this
Fairs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History  Search this
Fashion--History--20th century  Search this
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.)--History  Search this
Food in popular culture--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Graphic arts--United States--History--20th century  Search this
International exhibitions  Search this
International Exhibitions Bureau  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative--History--20th century  Search this
Technology -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Transportation--New York Metropolitan Area--Planning  Search this
Transportation--New York (State)  Search this
United States --Foreign relations --1933-1945  Search this
Urban parks--United States--History  Search this
Urban design  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Consumers--History--20th century  Search this
General Motors Corporation  Search this
Grand Central Parkway extension  Search this
Organizational behavior--United States--History  Search this
Public relations--History  Search this
New York World's Fair Commission  Search this
Queens (New York, N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenirs -- 1930-1940
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Pamphlets -- 1930-1940
Guidebooks -- 1930-1940
Exhibition posters--1930-1940
Diaries
Ephemera -- 20th century
Film transparencies
Motion picture film
Posters -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0560
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep808504c62-92bb-48b1-8a76-f9d279516c33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0560
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gabor Peterdi, 1971 Apr. 29

Interviewee:
Peterdi, Gabor, 1915-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bucher, Jeanne  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Putzel, Howard  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
International Graphic Arts Society  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13119
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211976
AAA_collcode_peterd71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211976

Oral history interview with Eleanor M. Garvey, 1997 February 28-June 13

Interviewee:
Garvey, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Martha), 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Abbot, Agnes Anne  Search this
Bentinck-Smith, William  Search this
Campbell, Alexander  Search this
Campbell, Louisa Dresser  Search this
Coffey, Katherine  Search this
Conant, Kenneth J.  Search this
Der Nersessian, Sirarpie  Search this
Freedberg, S. J. (Sydney Joseph)  Search this
Hofer, Philip  Search this
McAndrew, John  Search this
O'Gorman, James F.  Search this
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson)  Search this
Sawyer, Charles Henry  Search this
Winship, George Parker  Search this
Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)  Search this
Houghton Library  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Wellesley College  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Book design  Search this
Illustrated books -- 19th century  Search this
Illustrated books -- 20th century  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12667
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216049
AAA_collcode_garvey97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216049
Online Media:

Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Boyer, Helen King, 1919-  Search this
Subject:
Boyer, Louise  Search this
Boyer, Ernest W.  Search this
Colescott, Warrington  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of Social and Cultural History. Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6432
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215567
AAA_collcode_wrighele
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215567

4. San Gabriel Mission Bells

Graphic artist:
Rieder, M.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
Object Name:
Print
postcard
Object Type:
Lithograph
Other Terms:
Print; Chromolithograph
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
GA.24880.083
Catalog number:
24880.083
Accession number:
1978.0801
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-10a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_809339

Alexey Brodovitch and his influence. [Editor, George R. Bunker]

Title:
Brodovitch
Author:
Brodovitch, Alexey 1898-1971  Search this
Bunker, George R  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
Subject:
Brodovitch, Alexey 1898-1971  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. illus. 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
C1972
20th century
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Graphic arts--History  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B842 P5
TR647.B84 P5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47718

American advertising cookbooks how corporations taught us to love Spam, bananas, and Jell-o by Christina Ward

Author:
Ward, Christina  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Cooking--History and criticism  Search this
Advertising--Food--History  Search this
Food habits--History  Search this
COOKING--Essays  Search this
COOKING--History  Search this
DESIGN--Graphic Arts--Advertising  Search this
HUMOR--History  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Agriculture & Food  Search this
Advertising--Food  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113264

Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Captain Roger Welles to January 8, 1918

Author:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Subject:
Beeson, Loring W  Search this
Welles, Roger 1862-1932  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Photography  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
United States Navy Department  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Paper
Date:
January 8, 1918
20th century
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2014-06978
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14236

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