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Baldwin Locomotive Works Scrapbooks

Creator:
Baldwin Locomotive Works.  Search this
Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Baldwin, Matthias W. (industrialist)  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 volumes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Clippings
Articles
Blueprints
Trade literature
Photographs
Specifications
Scrapbooks
Letterheads
Contracts
Date:
1867-1929.
Scope and Contents note:
Four scrapbooks containing items relating to the Baldwin Locomotive Works, including: blueprints, photographs, examples of company letterhead and blank company forms, clippings and articles, business records such as contracts and specifications, trade literature, and miscellany.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was started as a sole proprietorship by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831. The company was the largest railroad engineering plant of its kind in the world. It is now out of business.
Provenance:
Collection donated by James C. Macinnes.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Locomotive industry -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1860-1930
Clippings
Articles
Blueprints
Trade literature
Photographs -- 20th century
Specifications
Scrapbooks
Letterheads
Contracts
Photographs -- 19th century
Citation:
Baldwin Locomotive Works Scrapbooks, 1867-1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1181
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1181

Historical Background

Collection Creator:
Call Carl, Inc.  Search this
Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s-1974
Scope and Contents:
Includes an employee Christmas party program (1937), a Stag Night ticket and program (1934), letterhead for the Automotive Organization Team, Inc., and printed materials detailing the history of Call Carl, Inc.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Call Carl, Inc. Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Call Carl, Inc. Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1474-ref1

Business letterhead samples

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Clinton B.  Search this
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Alexander Binder Company Records, 1921-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Alexander Binder Company Records
Alexander Binder Company Records / Series 3: Advertising and Sales Materials / 3.1: Advertising Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1100-ref58

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Author:
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox  Search this
Extent:
1 Scrapbook (10 in x 13 in)
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1901-1920
Scope and Contents:
Contains newspaper clippings, journal publications, pamphlets, promotional material for books and business cards/letterhead/advertising for Tyrrell as engineer and consulting engineer.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0948-ref211

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Author:
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox  Search this
Extent:
1 Scrapbook (11 in x 17 in)
Container:
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1909-1920
Scope and Contents:
Contains newspaper clippings, journal publications, pamphlets, promotional material for books and business cards/letterhead/advertising for Tyrrell as engineer and consulting engineer.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0948-ref212

Grattan Tyrrell Co. letterhead (blank)

Collection Creator:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Author:
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers
Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers / Series 3: Business Records / 3.1: Engineering
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0948-ref54

Ralph Lauren/Chaps ID (scouts)

Designer:
Joe Duffy, American, b. 1949  Search this
Sara Ledgard, American  Search this
Client:
Ralph Lauren  Search this
Object Name:
letterhead
Type:
letterhead
Date:
1987–1988
Credit Line:
Gift of Joe Duffy
Accession Number:
1997-55-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d45ce41d-8ddd-4834-b281-0b3be21ccb19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-55-11

Ralph Lauren/Chaps ID (tennis player)

Designer:
Joe Duffy, American, b. 1949  Search this
Object Name:
letterhead
Type:
letterhead
Credit Line:
Gift of Joe Duffy
Accession Number:
1997-55-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49d0ca55e-ebf9-4301-86c6-10bf74974d2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-55-15

Duffy Inc., ID(2nd sheet)

Designer:
Joe Duffy, American, b. 1949  Search this
Type:
graphic design
letterhead
Object Name:
letterhead
Credit Line:
Gift of Joe Duffy
Accession Number:
1997-55-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4db4dae71-3054-44eb-8a41-8149425d3760
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-55-2

W. Oscar Sullivan Papers

Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Sullivan, W. Oscar, 1891-  Search this
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Author:
Sullivan family  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Cubic feet (8 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Books
Appointment books
Scripts (documents)
Diaries
Photographs
Date:
1900-1960
Summary:
Papers and photographs document the careers in show business (traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows) of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates.
Scope and Contents:
These papers and photographs mostly relate to the careers in show business of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates. Their activities included traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows. Most of the photographs are unidentified and undated. The publicity releases, theater handbills and newspaper clippings are often undated as are numerous handwritten scripts, ideas for jokes, and songs. Many diaries and daily account books are included but often do not indicate the identity of the record-keeper or his/her associates. Some racist materials contained in the comedy acts reflect the prejudices of Oscar Sullivan's time and his Southern background. His reference to black persons in his diaries and his songs concerning blacks were degrading. His comedy routines involving black characters portrayed them with, the usual stereotypes.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Publicity, Scripts, Routines, Songs, 1910-1947

Series 2: Photographs, 1912-1960

Series 3: Correspondence, diaries, appointment books, 1909-1956 Series 4: Books, 1863-1942

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1900-1959

Arranged roughly chronologically within each series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Sullivan collection (1900-1960) consists of advertisements, publicity materials, photographs, letters, appointment calendars, and work papers of W. Oscar Sullivan, his wife, Aline Moore and his daughters, Laverne and Virginia. Sullivan and his family were vaudeville, medicine and tent show performers who entertained in small towns, especially in the Southeast. Their act included monologues, singing, dancing, acrobatics, and comedy, including blackface. The Collection documents their careers as small-time entertainers who managed to eke out a living through their talents.

W. Oscar Sullivan was born in Georgia about October 10, 1891. He left school after the 6th grade. In 1909 he was known as Ruscara Sullie, "the Phenomenal Boy Assistant" to Lee Hubert & Co., "Magic, Mental Telepathy, Spiritualistic Phenomena."

Sullivan was encouraged by his brother, Lee, to stick with show business. Lee often dissuaded Oscar from writing home-sick letters to his mother who evidently wanted him to stay in Savannah, Georgia and get a steady job.

In October 1912, Sullivan became an agent for The Southern Ruralist, a semi-monthly farm journal, soliciting subscriptions. Also in October 1912, he applied to J. Frank Denton & Co., dealers in Lightning Rod and Fixtures in Spread, Georgia, for a salesman's job. He was told that the arrangement would be payment by commission and a horse and rig. The horse would have to be fed out of the commission. The company believed that being paid on commission would spur him on to work.

In November, 1912, Sullivan wrote to Archie Fourneia's Show which advertised that it presented up-to-date vaudeville and moving pictures. Sullivan's brother Robert a dentist, previously managed the Lyric Theater in Macon, Georgia where he met Ollie Hamilton, the stage manager for Fourneia. Fourneia offered Sullivan a job as straight man for Negro acts and to talk about the moving pictures and make announcements. He would receive $12 per week and all expenses. The terms were accepted, but delays followed. Another letter told him that he was expected to do "Nigger act show on type of Over the River Charlie"? and two acts a night. Fourneia cancelled on December 5 because he had previously wired money to another man who had finally arrived.

On December 6, 1912, Sullivan got an offer from Russell Craner to join "The Irish Piper", a play. But Sullivan turned the offer down because he had a contract with the Paul Anderson Stock Co. to handle general business and juvenile parts.

In 1912, Sullivan advertised himself as a "Character Elocutionist" for a twelve minute act. In 1913, he advertised that he could do a fifteen minute show presenting "Mighty Moments from Great Plays". He added he could do light comedy, juvenile leads, low comedy and heavy character roles.

On May 1, 1913, Sullivan was offered $12 per week for two acts a night-a specialty and closing act-by the R.L. Russell Show. He was to cut out the "nigger acts". Evidently he did not take it but went with another show to New England.

Sullivan did plays with the C.F. Haraden Show for the 1913 and 1916 seasons. In the early years, Sullivan wrote songs and poetry. His spelling was very bad. Some of the work was quite racist and nasty. Some of the poetry and writings were rather risqué.

There is no information when Oscar and Aline Moore were married. In 1917, their letterhead stationary announced "Sullivan-Moore" were experienced in drama, vaudeville, musical comedy and that they were "sober and reliable." The collection contains many programs printed in local newspapers showing them acting in plays at the Empire Theatre in Ironton, Ohio in 1918-1919. In May 1922, the family including two daughters, lived in Savannah, Georgia. Both were members of Actor's Equity. In January, 1924, Sullivan was offered a job at $35 a week for 30 weeks with the Princess Floating Theatre of Beverly, Ohio. There is no indication of whether he took it.

By 1927, the Sullivans were living in Ironton, Ohio again. The children went to school there. Presumably, when Laverne was 11 and Virginia was 7, they had an act called "Sullivans and Their Knick Knack Kids."

In 1931, the Sullivans were looking for work and not eating well. The family in Savannah helped when they could. In 1931, Sullivan's mother died. Through these years, their show people friends offered them a variety of jobs. During the depression years, much unemployment was reported in letters from friends, relatives, neighbors and show people.

On February 16, 1933, Aline Sullivan died at age thirty eight after an operation and influenza. The family had been performing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Laverne was then eighteen and Virginia was fifteen years of age.

After her death, Sullivan and his daughters played in stage shows between movie shows and were known as "Flashes of 1933". After performing in Dallas in 1934, they became the "Dancing Cowgirls" or "Sullivan's Cowgirls with Diving Dog". The diving dog was Buddy who did a high dive before each performance in front of the theatre to draw in crowds. They received $100 for seven shows and a midnight performance.

Their show was a vaudeville act consisting of singing, dancing, acrobatic acts, roller skating, and comedy in blackface. The publicity and letter of reference described the act as culture, refined and usually clean. They toured small Southern towns and CCC camps where the commanders gave them good references. In 1937, they played at the Chicago World's Fair. By 1941, Nell Brenizer, the pianist for the act, had become Oscar's second wife. On May 1, 1941, Buddy died at the age of seventeen. He was buried in a Pet Cemetery in Atlanta at a cost for the funeral of $55. The family visited his grave whenever they were in Atlanta.

On May, 1941, Virginia Sullivan appeared in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not". The caption under her drawn picture read: "Virginia balances three lighted lamps while bending backward from a standing position - lies flat on floor - and rises again."

During 1941, Sullivan drove around Georgia trying to book the act into schools and other locations. At the time it was considered a "tent" show with a trailer and a company of three performances.

There is no information concerning the family during the war years although in 1945, Virginia Sullivan received thanks from the Savannah Junior Chamber of Commerce for putting on many "Shows for the Boys".

In 1947, the family played as Eddie's Medicine Show with Virginia and Oscar. On occasional weekends, Laverne and her husband, Ken helped out. Nell played the accordion and Eddie lectured on the human body. They played in vaudeville at movie houses and dance halls, at fairs and expositions, at medicine shows and on empty lots. An incomplete 1951 diary shows income from candy and snow cones. The group still traveled frequently noted that his eyes needed an operation.

In 1955, they were still traveling - generally in small Southern towns. Sometimes they would spend $1 to advertise on the local radio.
Provenance:
Collection donated by William Jerry Eagle, October 15, 1980.
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:
Entertainment -- 1900-1960  Search this
Minstrel shows -- 1900-1960  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Racism -- 1900-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Books
Appointment books
Scripts (documents)
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
W. Oscar Sullivan Papers, Archives Center, 1900-1960, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0072
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W. Oscar Sullivan Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0072
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Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Falcon Trio.  Search this
Names:
Bykowski, Edward  Search this
Maziarz, Edward F.  Search this
Walker, Anton  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1912-1913
Scope and Contents:
The Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection consists mostly of scrapbook pages that cover the career of the Falcon Trio. Included are photographs of the Trio while performing, those probably used for publicity purposes, some personal photographs, and photographs of fellow vaudevillians. Most of the images are unidentified, but beside the Trio, there are images of other acts that were on the same circuit. The collection also includes newspaper clippings of advertisements, write-ups featuring the Trio, and of the numerous theaters where they played for up to a week's engagement. There is also correspondence between Falcon and the many booking agents who handled the act. In addition, there are railroad stubs and ephemera belonging to Ed Maziarz, mementos of the Falcon's travels.

The material is not in chronological order making it difficult to compare the gains in salaries through the years, particularly from 1918 through the 1920s, and also to compare the cost of railroad travel.

Most of the contracts were between Ed Falcon, signing for the Trio, and the managers of the theaters where they performed. The terms of the contracts covered rehearsal time, publicity material the act was to provide, personal behavior, the commission percentage, billings, and length of time of performance. Some letters from the Falcon's agents suggested ideas for publicity that might be utilized by the performers. One mimeographed letter from E. F. Albee (B. F. Keith circuit) to the vaudeville artists reminded them to provide good photographs, have good costumes, to keep up standards, to keep the act interesting, not to use old material, and to keep the act fresh and clean.

Many of the contracts, in the early years especially, provided that no act could play in the same city within a year or two years. The act's name may have been changed to get around these provisos.

Several letters are of special interest because they give an idea of the relationship with the booking agents and their efforts on behalf of their clients. Bookings were obtained keeping in mind that travel should be cheap and easy. Occasionally there was trouble with lost baggage. From the letterheads and from the contents of the letters, one can see the variety of specialties of the booking agents such as those only working with circuits, with fairs, or in certain geographic areas.

The collection should be of particular use to those interested in the vaudeville days and booking of acts.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward F. Maziarz (Eddie Falcon) was born on September 12, 1891 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By the fall of 1911, he, Edward Bykowski, and Anton (Tony) Walker had begun their aerial act. From photographs, it seems they did their stunts from airplanes. Once on the vaudeville circuit, their act was done on aerial rings on stage. In their publicity, they stressed the difference between rings and the use of bars and the trapeze. The latter provided a foundation on which to sit or stand or rest, aerial rings required the performers to continue the routine until it was accomplished without any stalling. There was comedy throughout the six to eight minutes of the trio's performance. It is assumed that Eddie Falcon was the comic because of several of the images in which he appears.

Except for an interruption while Eddie Falcon served in the Navy (1918-1919), the group performed quite steadily from 1912 to 1931. The Trio played tour circuits, such as Pantages, Keith, Lowes, Hippodrome, and state and county fairs. They had contracts with a number of booking agents to whom they paid a commission of 5%, and were solicited by other booking agents who wanted to represent them. From press write-ups and letters from their own agents and those soliciting them, it appears that the Falcon Trio had a good reputation and did not often have open dates.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Division of Home and Community Life, April 1985.
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:
Entertainers -- 1900-1940  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Aerialists  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Falcon Trio Vaudville Collection, 1912-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0160
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Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0160
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Finances Ledger-Asch Recording Studio, Scranton, Clark Phonograph Co.

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Oversize 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1946
General note:
Ledger's organizing principle includes categories as follows:

(pg 1-19) Date, Income, Out go, Records (Records I, Records O), Shop (In, Out), Sound (In, Out), Bank (Dep. In Iss. Out), Receipts, Expenses;

(pg 20-74) Receipts: Date, Name, Cash Received, Dist., Acc Rec, Sundry, Item, Cash Sale, Bank Deposit;

(pg 75) [blank],

(pg 76-77) information about 2-12" records;

(pg 78-99) [blank];

(pg 100-142) Cash Disbursements;

(pg 143-152) Scranton and Clark Phonograph Company. Ledger also includes five loose pages of duplicate invoices on Scranton Record Co. letterhead.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 3: Business Records / 3.2: Ledgers - Oversize
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref9440

Romany Coppersmiths workshop

Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Collection Author:
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Demonstration of metal-utensil repair processes in a workshop situation. The Romany Coppersmiths workshop, 214 Bowery, grew out of an approach made by Steve Kaslov to President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. Eleanor Roosevelt's referral to the Foreign Language Information Service, Inc., a social service agency for the foreign-born, led the way to establishment of the workshop. Read Lewis of the PLIS, Chairman of the Intersection Committee on Gypsy Problems of the Welfare Council and its Special Committee for a Gypsy Workshop organized a fund-raising campaign in February 1939. By September 1939 he reported that the workshop was proceeding slowly. Also in 1939 the Gypsies associated with the workshop made a brooch for Eleanor Roosevelt on commission. In October 1940 Steve Kaslov was still writing on letterhead stationery identifying him as manager of the Romany Coppersmiths. We do not know how long the workshop was in operation; it is unlikely it continued after Steve Kaslov was imprisoned in 1942. Letters referring to Romany Coppersmiths are in the collection (box 2, folder 2). Correspondence of Steve Kaslov with Eleanor Roosevelt is in the FDR Library at Hyde Park, N.Y.; copies are in the reference file, Division of Community Life. #99.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Photographs by de Wendler-Funaro are available for reproduction. Fees for commercial use. Permission to reproduce photographs by Alexander Alland must be granted by the photographer's estate; other photographs may have copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection / Series 7: Photographs by de Wendler Funaro: Gypsies in the United States / 7.1: Rom
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0161-ref190

Lloyd Goodrich letter to Max Weber

Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Subject:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1954 May 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15593
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Max Weber papers, 1902-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15593

Letterhead for The Touchstone

Subject:
Roberts, Mary Fanton  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
circa 1917
Topic:
Magazines (periodicals)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10209
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Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10209

Juliana Force, New York, N.Y. letter to Mary Fanton Roberts, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Subject:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1933 Nov. 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10211
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Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10211

Allen Tupper True design for a Christmas card

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955  Search this
True, Jane  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
193-?
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11222
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11222
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George Leslie Stout letter to Margaret Hayes Stout

Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie), 1897-1978  Search this
Stout, Margaret Hayes  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1943 October 11
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15582
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George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15582

Delila Aluotto letter to Alberto Vargas

Creator:
Aluotto, Delila  Search this
Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982  Search this
Subject:
Vargas, Alberto  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15714
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Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15714
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Eero Saarinen letter to Aline B. (Aline Bernstein) Saarinen

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Subject:
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein)  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Date:
1954
Topic:
Love letters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20175
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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20175

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