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    Famous Amos Collection, 1975-1996.
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    Amos, Wally (collector).
    Famous Amos Collection, 1975-1996.
    Phy. Description: 
    7 cubic ft.: 11 boxes; 1 oversize folder; 1 video.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    After serving in the Army, Wally Amos went into entertainment management, then created his own business and lost it, then became a motivational speaker.
    Scope and Content: 
    Primarily business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings.
    Divided into seven series: Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1970-1994 and undated ; Series 2, Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1975-1994 and undated; Series 3, Photographs, 1975-1980 and undated; Series 4, Press Materials, 1975-1996 and undated; Series 5, Correspondence, 1975-1985; Series 6, Literacy Activities, 1978-1984; Series 7, Community Service, 1978-1981.
    In 1980 Wally and Christine Amos donated Famous Amos advertisements and objects to the National Museum of American History. In 2000 an additional 9 cubic feet of archival material was incorporated into the collection, as a gift from Wally Amos.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid.
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    Artifacts were transferred to the Division of Community Life, April 1989.
    Cite as: 
    Famous Amos Collection, 1975-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    African American entrepreneurs
    Advertising -- Food -- 1970-1990
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Company
    Form / Genre: 
    Advertisements -- 1980-2000
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    1980.0886 (NMAH Acc.)
    2000.8005b (NMAH Acc.)
    Amos, Christine (donor).
    Famous Amos Cookie Company (creator).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0112Add Copy to MyList

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