31 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--Social life and customs.

  1. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  2. Quilt Alliance, Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories interviews collection, 1999-2016

    17,495 items. 33 containers (13 3/4 linear feet). approximately 855 sound cassettes : analog.. approximately 310 sound files : digital, WAV.. 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. approximately 425 photographic prints : color ; various sizes.. more than 1840 images : digital, color, jpeg, tiff.. approximately 1200 folders (12,390 items). approximately 665 digital documents (doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). approximately 950 optical discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 10 floppy disks ; 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection consists of sound recordings, transcripts and photographic images documenting interviews conducted as a part of Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories (QSOS) project. QSOS is one of several projects and partnerships created by the Quilt Alliance in an effort to preserve, document, and share the lives and stories of quilters and quiltmaking. The project began in 1999 and continued though 2016.

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  3. John Aldrich Stephenson collection of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families papers, 1745-1966

    4,000 items. 19 containers. 8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, travel diaries, manuscripts of sermons, poems, essays, and other writings, business and financial records, printed works, biographical and genealogical materials, drawings and reproductions of paintings and photographs, and other papers collected by Stephenson relating to the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families.

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    Some or all content stored offsite.

  4. United States. Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975

    409,000 items. 1,634 containers plus 1 oversize. 637.6 linear feet. 63 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, essays, scripts, plays, life histories, folklore material, field reports, notes, transcripts of documents, inventories, lists, statements, instructions, surveys and appraisals, graphs, drawings, maps, indexes, and administrative records of the Federal Writer's Project and the Historical Records Survey of the U.S. Work Projects Administration. Also includes a research library of reports and publications documenting social welfare programs of the Depression era.

  5. Center for a Woman's Own Name records, 1956-2008

    4,700 items. 18 containers. 7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    National non-profit organization. Correspondence, legal records, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed material, and other records documenting the organization’s work as a clearinghouse for information concerning state laws, lawsuits, and various legal and social issues relating to women’s efforts to retain their chosen name after marriage.

  6. Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983

    255,000 items. 701 containers. 290 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Editorial, production, and business records including correspondence, reports, drafts of articles, and galleys for monthly issues of Harper's Magazine, a compendium of social commentary, news, history, criticism, poetry and fiction.

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    Some or all content stored offsite.

  7. Nathaniel D. Hackett correspondence, 1853-1947

    400 items. 4 containers. 1.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Union Army soldier. Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Hackett while serving with the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Regiment. Includes the correspondence of Edith Hackett Cramer, Carrie Fern Hackett, and Millicent Hackett Maloney, the daughters of Nathaniel D. Hackett.

  8. Pennell-Whistler collection, 1597-1937

    106,500 items. 409 containers plus 4 oversize. 114 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, clippings, book drafts and galleys, articles, lecture files, and other papers of Pennell and his wife, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, relating to family affairs, his art work, their joint book publications, and to James McNeill Whistler.

  9. Jim Bouton papers, 1939-2019

    37,000 items. 104 containers plus 38 oversize. 46 linear feet. 5,098 digital files (73.36 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Athlete, writer, sportscaster, and businessman. Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, memorabilia, biographical materials, videos, and other paper and digital files relating primarily to Bouton’s book Ball Four and his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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  10. Frans August Larson family papers, 1864-2021

    4,500 items. 14 containers plus 2 oversize. 5.7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Frans August Larson, Swedish-born missionary, expedition guide, entrepreneur, and diplomatic advisor in Mongolia; his wife, Mary Rodgers Larson, American missionary in northern China; their children, especially Mary Larson Walker and her husband, writer C. Lester Walker. Correspondence, photographs, writings, and other records relating to family life and activities during their time in Mongolia and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou), China, 1893-1939, and subsequent years in the United States, primarily in Alabama, California, and Connecticut, and on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.