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Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection

Creator:
Mundel, Marvin Everett, 1916-1996 (industrial engineer)  Search this
Names:
A.O. Smith Company  Search this
Aji-no-moto Corporation  Search this
Albert Trostel and Sons  Search this
Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Comp  Search this
American Colortype Company  Search this
American Institute of Industrial Engineers  Search this
Asian Productivity organization  Search this
Barbar and Coleman  Search this
Bridgestone  Search this
Briggs & Stratton Corporation  Search this
Buffalo China Company  Search this
Cindahy Brothers Company  Search this
College of Technology Birmingham, England  Search this
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company  Search this
Gardner Board and Carton Company  Search this
Hamilton Manufacturing Company  Search this
Herbst Shoe Manufacturing Company  Search this
Japan Productivity Center  Search this
Japanese Management Association  Search this
Kanaki Gear Plant  Search this
Kanebo Spinning Co.  Search this
Kawasake Dockyard  Search this
Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Comp  Search this
Milwaukee Dental Research Group  Search this
Milwaukee Gas Company  Search this
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.  Search this
Nihon Denso  Search this
Nippon Electric Company  Search this
Nippon Kokan Tsurumi  Search this
Pillsbury Mills  Search this
Purdue University  Search this
S.C. Johnson and Son  Search this
Society for the Advancement of Management  Search this
Stephan A. Young Company  Search this
Sumitomo  Search this
Walgreen's  Search this
Western Printing and Lithography Corp  Search this
Westover Engineers  Search this
Yanmar Diesel Engine Company  Search this
Deming, Edwards  Search this
Gambrell, C.B.  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
75 Motion picture films
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Photographs
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence
Charts
Place:
United States Navy Long Beach Naval Shipyard
United States Rock Island Arsenal
Date:
1937-1996
Summary:
The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel, a well-known expert in the field of work management and productivity enhancement.
Scope and Contents:
The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel and demonstrate his work practices and teaching techniques.

The collection is organized chronologically into eleven series: Biographical Materials, Writings, Industrial Engineering, Work Methods, Purdue University, Time and Motion Study, Government Work, Japanese Consulting, Asian Productivity Organization, Dupont Case Study, and Films and Videos. While the years in each series may overlap, the separation of series demonstrates the evolution of Mundel's work and teachings. Photographs can be found throughout the collection. Information about the film and video series is located in Appendix A.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996, consists of documentation about Mundel and his career. The series contains bibliographies and curriculum vitae, correspondence, documentation on his memberships in Industrial Engineering groups, photographs, and certificates.

Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994, brings together Mundel's papers, speeches, books, and publications. When possible, the writings are arranged chronologically. The remaining writings are arranged by topic. This series should not be considered a definitive bibliography of Mundel's writings.

Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995, combines Mundel's research with correspondence to and from other Industrial Engineers. It also includes Mundel's contributions to the Encyclopedia Britannica on "Industrial Engineering," "Work Measurement," and "Memomotion."

Series 4, Work Methods, undated, contains documents such as forms, office procedure manuals, visual aids, and printed matter about office equipment that offer insight into Mundel's work methods and innovative methods of making his own office more efficient.

Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957, documents his teaching career at the Industrial Engineering Department as well correspondence from his trip to England where he taught classes on industrial engineering.

Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984, includes notes, data, printed matter, correspondence, charts, and photographs from his consultant work for various companies. This series contains seven subseries: Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966; Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960; Subseries 3, Course work, undated; Subseries 4, Equipment, undated; Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984; Subseries 6, Memberships, 1970-1977; and Subseries 7, Research, 1957.

Subseries 1, Consulting work, 1954-1966, contains correspondence and data from the corporations that hired Mundel as a consultant. Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960, the contains letters to and from people with diverse interests in time and motion study. Many people wrote to Mundel asking for advice with projects. Visual aids and handouts make up Subseries 3, Course work. In order to create memomotion, Mundel needed to refine certain electrical and motor parts on the cameras and projectors with which he worked. Subseries 4, Equipment, undated, have brochures on many different kinds of motors and switches. Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984, contains most of the documentation that relates directly to films and video cassettes in this collection. Mundel was active in many organizations related to industrial engineering that shared his interests in time and motion study. Finally, copies and clippings make up the research subseries, 1957.

Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971, documents Mundel's work for the government, from his work at Rock Island Arsenal to seminars for NASA. This series contains correspondence, data, reports, course work, visual aids, and photographs. The consulting work is arranged in a chronological manner and, in some instances, alphabetically.

Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987, documents Mundel's consulting work for Japanese corporations. The files are arranged alphabetically by company and contain research, data, charts, notes, reports, and correspondence about each manufacturing firm. His notebooks and trip files give insight into his cultural understanding of Japanese firms and his teaching practices. Of special interest are the notebooks that contain photographs and firsthand experiences of adapting to Japanese culture and understanding Japanese work practices.

Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994, consists of year and country files of Mundel's seminars throughout the Far East. The course work, notes, visual aids, reports, and photographs demonstrate Mundel's shift in emphasis from work measurement to managerial organization. This series also contains books published by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) that give a context to Mundel's work and writings.

Series 10, Dupont Case Study, 1978-1984, contains correspondence, data, notes, reports, research, and visual aids concerning one of the many American companies where Mundel consulted. Dupont was selected because of its prominence in the American business world.

Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973, is comprised of 16mm films and 1⁄2" VHS videocassette tapes. The bulk of the series is 16mm films. The films relate to the documents in Series 6: Time and Motion Studies. There are six subseries: Rating Films, 1939-1973; Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959; Multi-Image Loops, circa, 1956-1958; Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962; Travel Films, circa 1955-1958 and Papers, undated.

Films are labeled either OF, RF, OV, or RV, for Original Film, Reference Film, Original Video, and Reference Video, respectively. [Example: For "676.24 OF Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc, circa 1960 (REF. FILM 676.24 and REF. VIDEO 676.70)," 676 is the collection number; 24 is the item number; OF means original film; "Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc" is the title; 1960 is the date followed by any reference copies. In this case there are both a reference film and a reference video. The Archives Center will eventually have reference copies for all of the films. for researchers to view.

Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973, represents Mundel's work with rating or pace films. This technique films a worker doing a repetitive work unit and allows trained motion study analysts to establish time standards. These films show a wide variety of jobs held by both men and women, American workers and Japanese workers. There are three groups of films:

Demonstration Rating Films: These films have the same format as titles with 10 scenes of workers doing a work unit at different paces. The films are arranged according to Mundel's numerical system and retain the original titles. These films should be projected at 1000 frames per minute.

Poultry Rating Films: These are rating films that Mundel did for the USDA and the Consumer Protection Programs.

Miscellaneous Films: These are Mundel's rating films for Tung Sol, ASF, Woods Veterans Hospital, and Montfort. There is also a rating film taken by an English company.

Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959, includes memomotion examples that were incorporated into instructional films. Memomotion is a filming technique created by Mundel. Time and motion analysts film a non-repetitive or extended crew activity at one frame per second and then project the film at normal speed. In this manner, the analyst can record a longer work period at a fraction of the cost and be able to analyze the film much more quickly. Memomotion is often used in conjunction with work flow diagrams.

Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958, combines seven of Mundel's multi-image loops onto one film core. The films display twelve images of rating films at the same time. The worker in each image is working at a different pace (fastest in the top left-hand corner and the slowest in the bottom right-hand corner). Time and motion study analysts could watch the loops for as long as they needed to get an idea of what the range of paces for a certain job could be. The loops were disassembled and spliced together for preservation and viewing purposes.

Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962, includes Mundel's attempts to educate others about his filming techniques and overall industrial engineering themes. The films teach ways to improve productivity through motion studies, how to make memomotion films, and the College of Technology, Birmingham, England's method of making microscope slides.

Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958, includes films that combine Mundel's love for travel and different cultures with film documentation of Japanese seminars.

Subseries 6, Papers, undated, contains papers directly related to the films. Of importance are the rating sheets which associate different percentages of efficiency to the paces in the film.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into eleven series.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996

Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994

Subseries 1, Books, 1942-1994

Subseries 2, Papers, 1959-1989, undated

Subseries 3, Publications, 1937-1993, undated

Subseries 4, Speeches, undated

Subseries 5, University of Iowa Studies, 1938-1940

Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995

Series 4, Work Methods, undated

Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957

Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984

Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966

Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960

Subseries 3, Course Work, undated

Subseries 4, Equipment, undated

Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984

Subseries 6, Memberships-Industrial Management Society, 1970-1977

Subseries 7, Research, 1957

Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971

Subseries 1, General, 1955-1967, undated

Subseries 2, Rock Island Arsenal, 1952-1958

Subseries 3, Consulting, 1959-1971

Subseries 4, Seminars, 1963-1969

Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987

Subseries 1, Consulting, 1961-1980

Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1959-1980

Subseries 3, Keio University, 1960-1961

Subseries 4, Memberships, 1959-1987

Subseries 5, Notes, undated

Subseries 6, Photographs, undated

Subseries 7, Scrapbooks, 1960-1965

Subseries 8, Seminars, 1959-1967

Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994

Subseries 1, Annual Reports, 1973-1994

Subseries 2, Books, 1985-1989

Subseries 3, General, 1976-1995, undated

Subseries 4, Seminars, 1973-1989

Subseries 5, Presentation Album of Jakarta Seminar, 1973

Series 10, DuPont Case Study, 1978-1984

Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973

Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973

Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959

Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958

Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962

Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958

Subseries 6, Papers, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Marvin Everett Mundel, born April 20, 1916, was a major figure in the fields of industrial engineering and time and motion studies. He is known particularly for his consulting work, seminars and teaching, as well as numerous publications based on his expertise in work management and productivity enhancement. He began his engineering career in 1936 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York University (1936), followed by an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering earned in 1938 and 1939, respectively, from the State University of Iowa.

In the late 1930s and 1940s, work measurement studies were considered the state-of-the-art method for improving industrial production. Mundel continued and built upon the achievements of pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth during his teaching career at both Bradley and Purdue Universities. He also conducted seminars at Marquette University Management Center and the University of Wisconsin's Extension Center in Milwaukee. In addition to his American teaching career, Mundel was a visiting professor at both the University of Birmingham in England and Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1952, Mundel started a consulting firm which aided corporations and governments in either work measurement consulting or, later in his career, industrial engineering consulting. His first clients were United States government agencies that wanted to gain control over lost revenue or manpower. His position from 1952 to 1953 at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, as the first Director of the Army Management Engineering Training Program, transformed management techniques in the Army.

After his employment at Rock Island, Mundel began a series of consultant roles with corporations eager to standardize labor practices and make production more efficient. From 1953 to 1963, Mundel conducted time and motion studies at various manufacturing companies and developed techniques to measure work units. His most important contribution to the field of time and motion study was the development of memomotion, a stop-action filming technique used to determine time standards for work tasks.

Following his refinements of time and motion study, Mundel took his expertise to Japan where he offered his consultant services to various Japanese manufacturing firms during the 1960s. His interests evolved from time and motion studies to include work management and overall management organization consulting. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mundel also returned to government consulting in the United States with these new techniques, in offices such as the Bureau of the Budget and United States Department of Agriculture. This period marked an important evolution in Mundel's career, from time and motion study to work measurement and then to industrial consulting. Mundel was among the first consultants to export American management techniques to Japan, and, in his later career, to other Asian countries. He became an integral part of the Asian Productivity Organization, a group that helped developing Asian countries learn how to increase productivity. His seminars sought to provide corporations and governments with efficient management techniques so that Asia would become a strong economic center. Mundel was sensitive to cultural differences as well as varied methods of management and standards of productivity.

Mundel won the Gilbreth Award in 1982. He continued conducting seminars and writing books and articles well into the 1980s, until failing health prevented him from traveling. When Mundel died in 1996, he was well respected in the field of industrial engineering for his many contributions.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History by Marvin Mundel's wife, Takako Mundel, in January, 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hospitals -- Materials management  Search this
Food processing plants  Search this
Industrial productivity -- measurements  Search this
Industrial films  Search this
Government consultants -- Asia -- Japan  Search this
Government productivity -- Japan  Search this
Machine shops  Search this
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Punched card systems -- Machinery  Search this
Steel founding  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Plant layout  Search this
Diesel motor industry  Search this
Meat -- Packing  Search this
Shipbuilding industry  Search this
Meat inspection  Search this
Meat industry and trade  Search this
Pharmaceutical industry  Search this
Materials handling  Search this
Poultry -- Inspection  Search this
Dental offices  Search this
Box making  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Refuse collection  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Shoe industry  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Methods engineering  Search this
Industrial engineering -- 1930-2000  Search this
Chronophotography  Search this
Drafting table  Search this
Organizational effectiveness  Search this
Industrial management  Search this
Work measurement  Search this
Motion study  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Charts
Citation:
Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection, 1937-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0676
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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US Navy dress jumper worn by Lorenzo DuFau on USS Mason

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United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Worn by:
Lorenzo A. DuFau, American, 1920 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
wool, cloth tape, and plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 27 1/2 × 25 × 11 in. (69.9 × 63.5 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (flat): 27 1/4 × 17 in. (69.2 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
pullovers
military uniforms
Date:
1944-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Race relations  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lorenzo A. DuFau
Object number:
2009.5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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US Navy dress uniform hat worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Kingform Cap Company, Inc., founded 1955  Search this
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Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
a: plastic, cotton canvas, synthetic fiber, and metal;
b: cotton canvas and metal;
c: metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D ((a) on form): 8 1/2 × 9 7/8 × 7 in. (21.6 × 25.1 × 17.8 cm)
H x W x D ((b) on hat): 3 3/4 × 6 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (9.5 × 15.9 × 21 cm)
H x W x D (c): 2 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 5/8 in. (6.4 × 7 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
hats
dress uniforms
insignias
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.1.1abc
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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US Navy dress uniform jacket worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Weintraub Brothers Company, Inc., founded 1917  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber with metal and plastic fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 26 1/2 × 22 × 12 1/2 in. (67.3 × 55.9 × 31.8 cm)
Type:
mess jackets
dress uniforms
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.1.2
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56002480b-1efb-4d13-a642-a5bb90c35040
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US Navy dress uniform pants worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Weintraub Brothers Company, Inc., founded 1917  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber with plastic and metal fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 38 × 16 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (96.5 × 41.9 × 24.1 cm)
Type:
trousers
dress uniforms
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.1.3
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599df0449-5521-4365-9721-f82e066cfccc
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.146.1.3
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US Navy fatigue cap worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Propper International, Inc., founded 1967  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
nylon and cotton blend fabric
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 10 1/4 × 9 in. (7.6 × 26 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
caps (headgear)
military uniforms
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.1
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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US Navy fatigue jacket worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Propper International, Inc., founded 1967  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
nylon and cotton blend fabric with plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 30 × 21 in. (76.2 × 53.3 cm)
Type:
flak jackets
military uniforms
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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US Navy fatigue pants worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Propper International, Inc., founded 1967  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
nylon and cotton blend fabric with plastic buttons and nylon ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 42 1/2 × 17 1/4 in. (108 × 43.8 cm)
Type:
trousers
uniforms
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.3
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Undershirt worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Soffe, American, founded 1946  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
cotton and polyester
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 28 × 17 1/4 in. (71.1 × 43.8 cm)
Type:
military uniforms
T-shirts
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
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Thermal undershirt worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
SEKRI, Inc., founded 1971  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
polypropylene cloth with plastic zipper
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 29 1/2 × 20 1/4 in. (74.9 × 51.4 cm)
Type:
military uniforms
turtleneck sweaters
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.146.2.5

Pair of combat boots worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Manufactured by:
Altama, founded 1969  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
leather, nylon, foam, rubber, and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (left): 10 1/8 × 10 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (25.7 × 27 × 9.2 cm)
H x W x D (right): 9 7/8 × 10 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (25.1 × 27 × 9.2 cm)
Type:
military uniforms
boots
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.6ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c9ce0ff6-568a-4f42-a20c-a183d7fde8cf
EDAN-URL:
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US Naval Academy parade dress jacket worn by Jesse E. Wrice Jr.

Manufactured by:
Thorngate Uniforms, Inc.  Search this
Worn by:
Lieutenant Colonel Jesse E. Wrice Jr., American  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, leather, and metal fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 29 × 23 × 9 1/2 in. (73.7 × 58.4 × 24.1 cm)
H x W (flat): 28 × 16 1/2 in. (71.1 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
jackets
dress uniforms
Place used:
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1979-1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lt. Col. Jesse E. Wrice, Jr. USMC (ret.)
Object number:
2015.201.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56329a92d-cf2d-46dc-9226-119224dc892b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.201.1

Civil War naval chronology, 1861-1865

Author:
United States Naval History Division  Search this
Subject:
United States Navy History  Search this
Physical description:
6 v illustrations, maps, ports 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1961
1966
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)
Topic:
Military operations, Naval  Search this
History  Search this
Naval operations  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Opérations navales  Search this
Call number:
E591 .U555
E591.U555
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12280

Francis M. Mair Papers

Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Names:
Landor Associates  Search this
United States. Naval Training School  Search this
Landor, Walter, 1913-1995  Search this
Extent:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 41 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Beverage labels
Fruit crate labels
Labels
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1935-1994
Summary:
Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists largely of client files and artwork from Mair's years with Landor Associates and his freelance design work. Mair's specialty was the design of beverage containers, labels, and packaging, and there is a significant body of material produced for West Coast and national breweries and wineries. Mair also managed Landor's Museum of Packaging Antiquities, and there are several boxes of the Museum's administrative files. Of particular interest is Mair's large collection of historical and contemporary wine, liquor, and fruit crate labels (both foreign and domestic). The labels seem to have served as an inspiration and a record of his work, as well as documentation of historical packaging for the Museum. Mair's freelance clients were diverse, though most of them were small businesses and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to food and beverage labels, these commissions included posters, promotional materials, letterhead and personal announcements, invitations, and cards. Lastly, the collection includes personal artwork and records of entrepreneurial projects (such as the Flexigon, a flexible geometric toy).
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Professional Materials, 1956-1991, undated

Series 2, Landor Associates Files, 1946-1993, undated

Series 3, Landor Museum of Packaging Antiquities, 1960-1989, undated

Series 4, Freelance Client Files, 1946-1989, undated

Series 5, United States Naval Training School, Radio Chicago, 1943-1945, undated

Sereis 6, Personal Artwork and Designs, 1935-1994, undated

Series 7, Reference Files, 1950-1985, undated

Series 8, Labels, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Marion Mair was born in Streator, Illinois to Alexander Morrison Mair and Jessie C. Williams on May 5, 1916. He began his career as an artist and designer at the University of Illinois School of Design in Chicago receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1938. That year he joined the United States Navy and where he designed visual aids for the Naval Training School in Chicago, Illinois. Even at this early stage in his career, acute design sense and humor are evident in his work. In 1949, he joined Landor Associates in San Francisco, California where he worked for forty years, retiring in 1989. At Landor, he specialized in designing packaging and labeling for beverages. He also was the director of Landor's Museum of Packaging History which shared quarters with Landor Associates on the Ferryboat Klamath. Throughout his career, Mair took on diverse freelance projects. One of his most successful was the Suva line of rattan furniture and decorative objects for Decorative Imports. Mair published articles in Advertising Age, Industrial Design, Advertising Techniques, and Wines and Vines. Mair died on April 29, 1991 in Contra Costa County, California.
Related Archival Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507)

Reel #167, Sitting Bull's Last Stand, 1953. Peter Meindl, a German woodcarver, making cigar store wooden Indians, New Hampshire.

Walter Landor and Associates (AC0500)

NW Ayer Advertising Agenecy Records (AC0059)

Hills Bros. Coffee Company Records (AC395)

Emmett McBain Afro American Adertising Poster Collection (AC0192)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Marilyn E. Jacklear Memorial Collection of Tobacco Advertisements (AC1224)

Marlboro Oral History and Documentation Project (AC0198)
Related Materials:
A glass final production version of a French's mustard jar and three hand-carved, solid-wood prototypes for this jar are in the Museum's Division of Work and Industry. These were found in Mair's home studio.
Provenance:
Collection donated by LaVeda Mair, April 23, 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
advertising -- 20th century  Search this
Beverages -- advertising -- 1940-1990  Search this
Commercial art -- 1940-1990  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Erotica  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Labels -- Alcoholic beverages  Search this
Labels -- Crates -- Fruit  Search this
Liquors -- advertising -- 1940-1990  Search this
Nudes  Search this
Nudity  Search this
Packaging  Search this
Rattan furniture  Search this
Toys  Search this
Wine labels  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Wit and humor in advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Beverage labels
Fruit crate labels
Labels
Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0548
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Francis M. Mair Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84a770482-60c2-4ea2-adc0-0d89a54d2dc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0548

1946 Panama City Night- Panama

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-08-06T18:46:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
See more by:
HSFAFilmClips
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_KsdpcMEAUAk

The History of Aircraft Carriers

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-19T15:00:12.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_mSfIoXNyaTg

The History of The Blue Angels

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-21T16:00:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_pb89sXidZN8

Johnny Pesky

Associated Name:
Boston Red Sox  Search this
Maker:
Exhibit Supply Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
postcard, baseball
card, baseball
Date made:
1947-1952
Web subject:
Sports  Search this
Name of sport:
Baseball  Search this
Level of sport:
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2000.3001.017
Nonaccession number:
2000.3001
Catalog number:
2000.3001.017
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9203-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1424460

Mickey Vernon

Referenced:
Washington Senators  Search this
Vernon, Mickey  Search this
Maker:
Exhibit Supply Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
postcard, baseball
card, baseball
Date made:
1939-1948
Web subject:
Sports  Search this
Name of sport:
Baseball  Search this
Level of sport:
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2000.3001.020
Nonaccession number:
2000.3001
Catalog number:
2000.3001.020
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9206-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1424468
Online Media:

Del Ennis

Associated Name:
Ennis, Del  Search this
Philadelphia Phillies  Search this
Maker:
Exhibit Supply Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
postcard, baseball
card, baseball
Date made:
1946-1956
Web subject:
Sports  Search this
Name of sport:
Baseball  Search this
Level of sport:
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2000.3001.011
Nonaccession number:
2000.3001
Catalog number:
2000.3001.011
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9328-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1424486

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