Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. and Mrs. William F. Meggars amassed a collection between 1914 and 1970 of, as Edith's will states, "old typewriters, music boxes, cameras, objects of art and other items of tangible personal property" and called the collection "The Museum." The original collection donated to the NMAH was quite large and varied in materials and since its incorporation into the museum has been split up among appropriate divisions.
Collection donated by Edith R. Meggars on May 22, 1974.
Collection is open for research.
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.