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Scouting, Volume 1, Number 5, June 15, 1913

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: June 1, 1913
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[Scrapbook: Mary Jean Kempner, Year 1934 To Year 1946]

Description: Mary Jean Kempner's personal scrapbook, covering the years 1934-1946, with the items glued to or placed between the pages. Included are letters, cards, and telegrams addressed to Ms. Kempner; newspaper clippings and news releases about her; scripts from radios shows; paraphernalia related to her time as a war correspondent; illustrated magazine pages related to World War II; original copies and negative copies of checks and receipts; and photographs of Ms. Kempner. There is a large group of blank pages in the middle of the book.
Date: 1934/1946
Creator: Kempner, Mary Jean
Partner: Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

[Client Card: Mr. James Austin]

Description: Client card describing work completed at the Roman Bronze Works Foundry for Mr. James Austin, including a job number, brief description, monetary amount, and dates associated with each entry. Piece included: "Portrait Head".
Date: September 1934
Creator: Roman Bronze Works Foundry
Partner: Amon Carter Museum

[Client Card: Dr. Arthur B. Cecil]

Description: Client card describing work completed at the Roman Bronze Works Foundry for Dr. Arthur B. Cecil, including a job number, brief description, monetary amount, and dates associated with each entry. Piece included: Dancer by Troubtezkoy.
Date: March 1935
Creator: Roman Bronze Works Foundry
Partner: Amon Carter Museum

[Letter from Tex Bradford to Colonel Harry J. Wirth - October 12, 1943]

Description: Letter from Tex Bradford to Colonel Harry J. Wirth informing Mr. Wirth about recent developments in Mr. Bradford's life. The first half of the letter primarily covers mutual friends that Mr. Bradford recently came in contact with. The second half of the letter covers Mr. Bradford's thoughts on US involvement within the Pacific theater.
Date: October 12, 1943
Creator: Wirth, Colonel Harry J.
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly - October 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly discussing the positives and negatives of European and Middle Eastern crash trucks used to for fire suppression. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that he is interested in receiving the W. S. Rielly & Company catalog for the purchase of fire fighting equipment.
Date: October 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses - November 15, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Moses' previous letters and apologizing for the delayed response due to the constant traveling throughout Asia and Africa. Mr. Bradford provides a brief update on his family and their locations. Finally, after giving a brief update on his current appointed position asks about Mr. Moses' life.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster - December 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster discussing Mr. Bradford's current efforts working in New York as a consultant for the New York Fire Department (NYFD). Additional content featured within this correspondence includes comparisons between American firefighting equipment and the rest of the worlds equipment.
Date: December 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Captain John H. Mansell - January 4, 1944]

Description: This correspondence of letters features two (2) separate conversations. The first letter is from Yvonne Thivierge to Alex Bradford informing Mr. Bradford that Captain John H. Mansell does not reside at the intended address. The second and intended letter is from Alex Bradford to Captain John H. Mansell discussing Mr. Bradford's interaction with Matt Krim and the Chief Engineer in Baltimore. Finally Mr. Bradford states that he will be in New York for a few more weeks before returning to Burbank, California.
Date: January 4, 1944
Creator: Thivierge, Yvonne & Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis - March 27, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing various topics related to the development of fire fighting technologies and techniques. Topics included within this correspondence include various fire fighting explosives, high pressure water pumps, and air plane fire suppression. Finally Mr. Bradford mentions testing that is to be conducted in Elmira, New York under the supervision of George Booth, chief engineer of underwriters in New York.
Date: March 27, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis - April 10, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing a wide variety of topics related to the advancement of fire fighting techniques and technology. These areas of interest includes: chemicals, chemical experiments, bean pumps, guns/nozzles, Elmira tests, Mack trucks, forest fire pumps, and fog nozzles.
Date: April 10, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio - October 2, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio discussing various topics related to the firefighting profession and closely related tangents. Mr. Bradford asks for a copy of Dr. Theobold’s book on Hydraulics be sent to his permanent PO box in Burbank, California. He additionally mentions that he was asked to write a book on firefighting techniques for “PITMAN” but ultimately chose not due to his specialization in Class B fires and his unconventional take on extinguishing fires. Mr. Bradford confirms the existence of an article on “Loaded Streams” at the New York Public Library published in Oil and Gas Journal between 1929-1931 by Dr. Charlie Thomas of Thomas & Hochwalt Research Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio. Discussing the various United States Military branches and how they have been approaching firefighting within their respective branches. Focused primarily on the Navy, Army, and Coast Guard. Finally, Mr. Bradford mentions that there are new chemical developments used for firefighting, however they are not the ideal concoction for putting out blazes.
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Clipping: Catholic Campaign]

Description: Newspaper clipping covering the September 11 story of a Roman Catholic priest pleading guilty to drunk driving in Medera, California and the backlash of the roman-catholic community against the publishing newspaper, Scripps-Howard's San Francisco News. On the back of the article are two advertisements for Burberrys of London and Myers Jamaican Rum.
Date: October 23, 1944
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger - October 25, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger recommending the hiring of Robert Steve McKendrick for the position of fire protection engineer on an Alaskan project. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that they must have just missed each other as they were in the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at the same time.
Date: October 25, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran
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