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Typescript transcription of diary with additions by George W. Grantham

Collection Author:
Winslow, Joseph Pope (farmer, carpenter)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1876
Scope and Contents:
Includes introductory note and epilogue; index of names, deaths and places, things and events mentioned in the diary; xerographic copies of diary entries for September 18 22, 1876; marriage certificate of Mary Winslow and Dan Grantham; copies of photographs of J.P. Winslow and his family and of Dan Grantham and his; four maps (of Missouri about 1870, of Nodaway County 1876 1880), a section from the 1893 plat book of Nodaway County after Mr. Winslow had died and the farm had been sold and a contemporary (1990 91) map of the Sweet Home area; nine pages of the family records of the Winslow family and their descendants; and a family record of Joseph Pope Winslow and his family.
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:
Joseph Pope Winslow Diary, 1876, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Joseph Pope Winslow Diary
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Plat Book of Factory

Collection Creator:
Automatic Button Company.  Search this
American Pearl Button Company.  Search this
Claus Schmarje Button Company.  Search this
Barry Manufacturing Company.  Search this
Schmarje, Claus  Search this
Sessler, Mary Alice  Search this
U.S. Button Company.  Search this
Weber and Sons Button Company.  Search this
Perkins Freshwater Pearl Products, Inc.  Search this
McKee Button Company.  Search this
Schmarje, Clarence  Search this
Ronda Button Company.  Search this
Hawkeye Pearl Button Company.  Search this
Hahn, Bernard  Search this
J & K Button Company  Search this
Iowa Button Company.  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 8
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:
Iowa Button Industry Collection, ca. 1920s-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Iowa Button Industry Collection
Iowa Button Industry Collection / Series 4: Barry Manufacturing Company/The Barry Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Philadelphia Theater Plat Book

Creator:
Simonson, Frank  Search this
Donor:
See, Wayne  Search this
See, Wayne  Search this
Names:
American Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Arch Street Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Forrest Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Kensington Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Standard Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Wilmington Theatre -- Geographic subdivision--Wilmington (Del.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Design drawings
Plat books
Date:
1911-1913, undated
Summary:
Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one item, a theater plat book compiled by Frank Simonson, a stage carpenter, containing design drawings and placement for stage sets for a variety of plays. The volume includes not only diagrams for the placement of flats and platforms, furniture, and props but also includes elevation renderings for a small number of plays. The plats are not always dated and contain little information other than dimensions and placement of sets, flats, and furniture. The volume illustrates a wide range of the sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate, sets employed in the theater of the early 20th century.

Series 1, Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated The volume was begun in 1911 when Frank Simonson was employed at the American Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1913 is the latest date found in this plat book. A list of plays appears at the beginning of the volume, and the designs are indexed. The volume contains set diagrams for many popular and now obscure plays including Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Prisoner of Zenda, Romeo and Juliet, Lena Rivers, George M. Cohan's Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway, Jane Eyre, Secret Service, The Squaw Man, and many others. The volume is indexed and contains plats and/or renderings for 152 plays.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Simonson was born in April 1879 in New York, New York, the son of George and Harriet Hunter Simonson. George was a carpenter and his son persumably learned the trade from him. The family lived in East Rockaway, Queens until 1900 when upon George's death, they moved to Palmer Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On August 23, 1902 he married Mabel Matheys, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Warley Matheys in Manhattan, New York. The Simonsons first lived on Gordon Street in Philadelphia, but by 1920 they had moved to East Dauphin Street. He and his wife appear to have had no children.

Simonson was a charter member of the local chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He built sets for several Philadelphia theaters, including the Arch Street Theater, Standard Theater, Forrest Theater, Kensington Theater, American Theater, and the Wilmington Theater. In the 1900 United States Census Simonson listed his occupation as "stage carpenter". In the 1906-1907 Julius Cahn's Official Theatrical Guide Simonson is listed as "prop man" for the Standard Theater. In the 1909-1910 edition of the Cahn guide he is listed at the same theater as a "stage carpenter". Simonson's plat book was started in 1911 while he was employed at the American Theater, Philadelphia. By the 1940 Census Simonson was listed as "installing sound equipment" in the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia where he was listed as part of the technical staff. Simonson died on August 18, 1958 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The plat book was obtained by Wayne See in 1981 when IATSE (Local 8) was vacating its offices at 1720 Delancey Street in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian by Wayne See in May 2014.
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:
Stagecraft  Search this
Theater  Search this
Stagehands  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Design drawings
Plat books
Citation:
Philadelphia Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1318
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Philadelphia Theater Plat Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Theater Plat Book

Collection Creator:
Simonson, Frank  Search this
Collection Donor:
See, Wayne  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1913, 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:
Philadelphia Theater Plat Book, 1911-1913, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1318, Series 1
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Philadelphia Theater Plat Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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S – Z

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1865–May 1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M869, File 6.2.5
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 6: Records Relating to Restoration of Property / 6.2: Registered Applications for Restoration of Property
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Town & village of Ovid, Seneca Co., N.Y. : from actual surveys / by Frank French

Author:
French, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill., maps ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ovid (N.Y.)
Date:
1973
1858
Topic:
Maps  Search this
Views  Search this
Call number:
G1254.S6 F87 1973
G1254.S6F87 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361369

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