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John Peabody Harrington papers 1907-1959 (some earlier)

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Subject:
Geronimo 1829-1909  Search this
Physical description:
683 linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Type:
Writings
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Correspondence
Financial records
Personal records
Poetry
Newspaper clippings
Printed material
Stats (copies)
Maps
Photographs
Sound recordings
Botanical specimens
Date:
1907-1959 some earlier
1930-1950
Topic:
Linguistics  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America--Languages  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Toponymy  Search this
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John Peabody Harrington Papers 1907-1959 (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87802

What is Deaf Folklore?: Hathaway, Jones, Jan de Lap, Moore, Ennis, Sheila Grinnell

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 June 26
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item FP-1981-7RR-0240
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Folklore of the Deaf / 6.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref296
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Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records

Author:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
Collector:
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Moto-Cycle Manufacturing Company  Search this
Alder, Cyrus  Search this
Brooks, Byron A.  Search this
Edwards, John C.  Search this
Smith, Edward F.  Search this
Travis, William H.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1886-1902
Scope and Contents:
The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The correspondence also concerns the organization and operation of the Philadelphia Typewriter Company.
Biographical / Historical:
The Philadelphia Typewriter Company was organized July 25, 1886, to manufacture typewriters designed by Byron A. Brooks. A year later, he sold his shares to the Philadelphia Typewriter Company (then under the management of John Elfreth Watkins, president, and John C. Edwards, both of Washington, D.C.; William H. Travis, secretary; and Edward F. Smith, treasurer, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Cyrus Adler of Baltimore, Md.). They organized and operated the Philadelphia Typewriter Manufacturing Company, which was briefly called the "Moto-Cycle Manufacturing Company."

Sources

According to C.P. Keane and J. Emmerick, eds., "Marvyn Scudder Manual of Extinct or Obsolete Companies" (Vol. I, p. 968), the Philadelphia Typewriter Company went out of existence in 1900 when its stock lost its value.

Watkins was later a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution; he "accepted a salaried position...building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." (Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XIX, 1936, p. 539.)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Typewriters -- 1880-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1880-1910
Correspondence -- 1880-1910
Citation:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records, 1886-1902, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0123
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Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0123

Tuch-Rite Self Teaching Course

Physical Description:
paper, plastic (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 13 in x 13 in; 2.54 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm
Object Name:
typewriting course
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Marler
ID Number:
2016.0168.02
Catalog number:
2016.0168.02
Accession number:
2016.0168
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Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
Exhibition:
Girlhood
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-dfb1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1812175
Online Media:

"Chauffeur of the Skies" by A. Roy Knabenshue, pages 101-201

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 1: Personal / 1.2: Articles and Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref38
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National Park Service

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 2: Career / 2.2: National Park Service
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref48
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Miscellaneous Ride Handwritten Speech Notes, (folder 3 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 38, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 6: Space and Stem Education Advocacy / 6.1: Space Advocacy / 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref526
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Smith, Harry

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-1998
Scope and Contents note:
Publications/clippings, 1992-1997; biographical information; printed ephemera, 1992-1998; typewriter art
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.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_01_033_005
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref3370

COOK01088: Red Camp, Red Camp Horizontal

Collection Creator:
Cook Labs  Search this
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 151
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Proof: album summary

Typed album notes, 3 pages

Typewriter key sheet

Handwritten note: Tenderly also on…

License for "What Is This Thing Called Love?" by Porter; 1954 November 15

Typed note: copyright agreement...

To Cook Labs from Harry Fox: license; 1955 March 25

License for "El Cumbanchero" by R Hernandez; 1955 March 25

License for "Porgy and Bess" by D Heyward and G Gershwin; 1955 March 30

To Cook Labs from Harry Fox: checking; 1955 March 25

To Cook Labs from Harry Fox: licenses; 1955 May 27

License for "Out of Nowhere" by J Green and E Heyman; 1955 May 27

License for "Laura" by D Raksin and J Mercer; 1955 May 27
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Cook Labs records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cook Labs records
Cook Labs records / Series 4: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-cook-ref1478

Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
283 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Indonesia
Egypt
Syria
Japan
Paris (France)
London (England)
Date:
1904-1908
Scope and Contents:
Letters written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) during multiple trips to Europe and Asia between 1904 and July of 1908. After a decade absence, Freer travelled again to Asia, taking extended tours of Egypt, Syria, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Japan. Also included are letters written from Detroit that describe the status of Freer's offer of his collection to the Smithsonian.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3172
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[Man in overcoat shows bouquet of flowers to woman seated at typewriter desk. Active no. 21234 : black-and-white half-stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/2" x 3-3/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 16185
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.51 [100].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Flowers  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Love  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Typewriters  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Comic, The  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16091-16193
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12619

[Man seated with arm around woman seated at typewriter desk. Active no, 21264 : non-stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 3-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 16189
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.51 [108].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Comic, The  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Love  Search this
Typewriters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16091-16193
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12623

Typewriter 1. ["Office romance," from a series : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Creator:
Barnes Crosby and Co. (publisher?)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
"Comic / Typewriter 1 / 3 Color Stereo Only" on envelope. Secretary writes in front of typewriter as boss watches.
Local Numbers:
RSN 5719

AC0143-0005719 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 197-A.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices -- 1890-1920  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Color photography -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5660

Typewriter 3 [Office romance: stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Calendar on wall shows June 1901. Secretary with typewriter, standing, showing paper to man, seated.
Local Numbers:
AC0143-0005720 (AC Scan No.)

RSN 5720
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 198.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices -- 1890-1920  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5661

[Secretary seated on boss's lap, from office romance series : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Barnes Crosby and Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Secretary is half-sitting on boss's lap, her arm over his shoulder, his arm around her waist, with typewriter on table in foreground. "3 Color Stereo Only Barnes Crosby 6/26/?" on original envelope.
Local Numbers:
RSN 5721

AC0143-0005721 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 199-D.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices -- 1890-1920  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Color photography -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5662

Typewriter 4 [Office romance; secretary and boss are startled by boss's wife : stereoscopic photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Wife carries umbrella; secretary apparently had been sitting on boss's lap.
Local Numbers:
RSN 5722

AC0143-0005722 (AC Scan No.)
General:
"Typewriter 4".
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 200-B.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5663

Typewriter 4 [sic-- from office romance series: stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Barnes Crosby and Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Secretary and boss are on their knees begging forgiveness from the wife. "Typewriter 4" / "3 Color Stereo only Barnes Crosby 6/26/05" on envelope.
Local Numbers:
RSN 5723

AC0143-0005723 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 202-A.
Cancelled by scratching.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices -- 1900-1910  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Color photography -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color separation negatives
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5664

Typewriter 5 [from office romance series : stereoscopic photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Wife pulls kneeling secretary's finger (?) as boss cowers. Chair is overturned. Name on typewriter is Smith Premier No. 4.
Local Numbers:
RSN 5724

AC0143-0005724 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [159]. Orig. no. 201-A.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Clerks  Search this
Offices  Search this
Love  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1920  Search this
Sex in the workplace  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Expatriate typewritting a letter, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
A 2 NIG 36 EE 59
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Time Life Magazine no. 58482 62
Frame value is 2.
Slide No. A 2 NIG 36 EE 59
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 206
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
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William Pettit Correspondence

Collector:
Durrie, Paul, -1985  Search this
Gordon, Gertrude Durrie  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern, Dr.  Search this
Author:
Pettit, William (civil servant)  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States. Congress  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Lincoln, Mary Todd  Search this
Pettit, Agnes  Search this
Pettit, Hannah  Search this
Pettit, Lucy  Search this
Pettit, Mary  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1860-1920
Elkhorn (Wis.)
Date:
1864-1865
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of thirty-eight letters which William Pettit wrote to his wife from Washington, D.C.; a letter written soon after Lincoln's assassination by Pettit's wife; a letter from Lucy Pettit (Pettit's daughter) to her grandparents describing her birth on February 2, 1843; and a first draft of "my family reminiscences" - consisting of seventeen hand-written pages describing the family's genealogy from the middle 1600's when they first arrived in this country.

All 38 letters of the collection have been transcribed on typewriter. Pettit was concerned about how much wood his wife should order and what she should pay for it. He commented about his children's schooling and their penmanship. He discussed how much money he was sending home and how he was budgeting himself. His first letter describes New Year's Day when he went to the White House to see the ambassadors pay their respects to Uncle Sam. He got pushed with the crowd inside the White House and describes Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln and the types of people crowding in. He continued to go to the White House open houses because he was amused at the types of people who went there including those who put on airs, showed off their clothes, or thought they themselves were important.

Pettit had a subtle sense of humor as he describes well-known personages, church leaders, and people he worked with. He lived in a boarding house on 9th St., N.W. He has some interesting comments to make about the life and opinions of the time concerning the United States and war, bureaucracy and politics.

Pettit was strongly anti-slavery and had very positive views of Negroes. Some of these came from his religious convictions and others as a result of actual behavior of blacks during the War in incidents which he describes.

He wrote about the coming 1864 election and the competition against Lincoln. He mentioned that Grant had been to Washington. He reported about the troops in the Army of the Potomac and rumors of war activities. For example, he mentions that the Southern rebels planned to blow up prisoners of war in Richmond if the city was to be taken. There is a description of an escape from a Confederate camp by a Northern officer.

Pettit tells about meeting with a drunken soldier whom he helped to get food and housing; and who tried to save from being knocked in the head as was happening weekly in Washington. He went to concerts and commented on the performances. He particularly expressed his preference for Wisconsin performers. He described church services and decorations for Easter and Christmas.

Pettit mentioned a Negro victory in battle, and commented that talk of re-enslaving such men was "mean." He said that Negroes had helped many to escape from the Confederates.

In the letter from Hannah dated April 17, 1865, his wife comments about Lee's surrender and her thoughts on the President's assassination. She said it was like losing a family friend. At first, they had thought it was a mistake but was shocked when it was verified. She said that she had spent a gloomy Easter because of it although the day was beautiful. She asked the rhetorical question whether the vice president could do the job and concluded that this event would be a great trial for the Nation's good.
Biographical / Historical:
William Pettit came to Washington, D.C. from Elkhorn, Wisconsin in the summer of 1863 to work as a clerk in the War Department. He left his wife, Hannah, and three daughters, Mary, Agnes and Lucy, at home. His main duties as a clerk were to answer letters received by the Department. He lived very frugally since he earned only $93.50 per month, part of which sent home to pay for his family's expenses and life insurance. He wrote many letters to his wife describing his activities and his thoughts related to wartime Washington. He took advantage of many opportunities available to a civil servant of the period in the nation's capitol. He occasionally attended the fortnightly open house at the White House, lectures at the Smithsonian Institution, and sessions of the Congress and Supreme Court. Since the letters in this collection are from January 2 through March 30th and October 5th through December 30th, 1864, the six summer months activities are unknown.

According to a note from his great granddaughter, Pettit was riding horseback in Washington, the day after the last letter was written, and was killed. Since there is a letter written April 17, 1865 from his wife, it is impossible to know exactly when he died.
Provenance:
These letters and other material were donated to the Smithsonian Institution in August 1985 by Dr. Bern Dibner of the Burndy Library, Norwalk, Connecticut. He received the materials from Gertrude Durrie Gordon who inherited them from her brother Paul Durrie who died in 1985. His wife was a descendant of the Pettit family of Wisconsin.
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:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Civil service  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Supreme Court  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1840-1930
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870
Citation:
William Pettit Correspondence, 1864-1865, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0177
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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