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Lillian Vernon Collection

Creator:
Vernon, Lillian, 1927-2015  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audio cassettes
Cd-roms
Dvcs
Sales catalogs
Videotapes
Date:
1974-2008
Summary:
Collection documents Lillian Vernon, entrepreneur who started a catalog business on her kitchen table. Materials include video and audio cassettes, awards, certificates, clippings, and sales catalogs.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 12 cubic feet of material relating to Lillian Vernon, entrepreneur, who started her catalog business at her kitchen table. Materials include video and audio cassettes, awards, certificates, clippings, and sales catalogs, 1987-2008.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Lillian Vernon Bound Catalogs, 1987-2007

Series 2: Biographical Material, 1989-2004 Series 3: Audio Visual Materials, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lillian Vernon, born Lilli Menasche (1927-2015), immigrated with her family to the United States from Germany after escaping the Nazi regime of the 1930s. Vernon inherited her family's entrepreneurial spirit and in 1951 when pregnant with her first child, she searched for a way to stay home and yet augment the family budget. Using her combined wedding gifts, Vernon invested $2,000 in the business and placed her first advertisement in Seventeen for monogrammed accessories for teenagers. She received an overwhelming response and her business was launched. In the early years, the size of the business was limited to Vernon and her kitchen table, where she sorted and filled orders.

Vernon grew her enterprise into one of the nation's most successful mail-order catalogs and a major corporation. The Lillian Vernon Catalog, which the company launched in 1956, became an iconic shopping resource for American women. Produced monthly, the catalog was typically 120 pages and usually featured 750 items. In response to a catalog and shopping mall boom in the United States in the 1980s, the company produced a number of specialty catalogs in order to broaden its market, including ones targeted for children and homemakers.

In 1987, Vernon's company became the first business founded by a woman to be publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Responding to the increasingly important online market in the early 1990s, the Lillian Vernon Corporation opened a storefront on AOL in 1995 and followed with an online catalog and website. However, by the end of the 1990s, the company began to struggle to meet online needs, especially after the collapse of the dot-com bubble. Vernon sold the company to Zelnick Media in 2003, but retained the symbolic title of non-executive chairman.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Work and Industry holds related objects: engravo-graph machine, engraving blocks, kitchen table, wood sign, purse, and belt. See accession 2019.0306.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Fred P. Hochberg and David Hochberg, 2019.
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:
American woman entrepreneur  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Direct marketing  Search this
Mail-order business  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audio cassettes
CD-ROMs
DVCs
Sales catalogs
Videotapes
Citation:
Lillian Vernon Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1495
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b38cef11-ceea-4f69-b3d7-dad9c94b334b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1495

Louise Kruger Papers

Collection Creator:
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1973
Scope and Contents:
Series includes a resume, seventeen photographs of Kruger's sculpture including a list of her works with brief descriptions focusing on the chronology of her work, and printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements and clippings.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Louise Kruger papers, 1949-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.krugloui, Series 1
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Louise Kruger papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd82ce48-ab0a-45d4-9bdf-68da020b656c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-krugloui-ref3

Descriptions of seventeen new species of Recent crinoids

Author:
Clark, Austin Hobart  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1909
Citation:
Clark, Austin Hobart. 1909. "Descriptions of seventeen new species of Recent crinoids." Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 36, (1691) 633–651. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.36-1691.633.
Identifier:
85614
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.36-1691.633
ISSN:
0096-3801
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_85614

Bill's Design Talks: Emily Oberman

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-04-03T12:58:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_WwA1qGubdHU

Killer Bee Competition

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-16T00:29:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_BcR4Dy9E84I

Storyteller Xanthe Gresham: Simurgh and the Conference of Birds

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-03-18T14:00:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_hezbP56SeAE

AstrOlympics: Pressure

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-07-28T20:01:41.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
YouTube Channel:
cxcpub
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vzeV8_5xmoc

Dr. Maya Angelou In Conversation with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-30T20:24:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-sHTpGfPe1c
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Ai Weiwei on his Activism and Detention in China- Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-08T18:06:34.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_4v2r_H2kcOE

Ai Weiwei on the importance of social media – Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-08T18:03:54.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6hvZ6JJdSUM

Joseph Kosuth at Hirshhorn: Demetrion Lecture

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-06-12T19:55:20.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_COTBEyHZePE

Claes Oldenburg: Spirit of the Monument

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-12-08T16:55:38.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_DkymJJU3Xzk

James T. Demetrion Lecture: Robert Irwin

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-09-11T19:27:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_SXgr1xSgg50

Ai Weiwei on his first Tweet – Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-20T21:12:35.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UWLpJxitYCU

Ai Weiwei on the refugee crisis – Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-08T18:12:20.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_XloptL2MB1c

Marilyn Minter - Demetrion Lecture - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-02T18:22:38.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_djQBWbxEjbo

Ai Weiwei on the inspiration of his Father- Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-08T17:58:09.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gnW5tKIIbH8

Ai Weiwei on the creation of Trace- Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-20T21:13:54.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zYfY-Yjp8is

Pedro Martinez Portrait Presentation Ceremony

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-04-23T01:17:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Sports  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eUiQbRBSkjc

A Conversation with Alice Waters - National Portrait Gallery

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-03-15T20:15:32.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_iq6eQ7YgHDg
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