Guide to the S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0838
Creators:
Darby, S. Newman, 1928-2016 ((inventor))
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
April 9, 1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18 videocassettes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Presentation: Darby discusses windsurfing and his invention and development of the sailboard.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Newman Darby, born in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, invented windsurfing in 1964 when he connected a sail to a board by means of a universal rope joint. The windsurfer was ultimately patented by Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake in 1970 and became known as windsurfer.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection transferred by Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation, April 9, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information. Audience participant releases on file.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Videohistory created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2003.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oral history -- 1990-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes -- 1990-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sporting goods industry -- 1950-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews -- 1990-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Windsurfing -- Inventions -- 1950-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating -- 1950-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aquatic sports -- 1950-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu