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Creators:
Teletype Corporation.
Kleinschmidt Electric Company.
Morton, Sterling, 1885-1961
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Dates:
1915-1930
Size:
0.6 cubic feet, 2 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1259
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection largely contains correspondence regarding the Kleinschmidt Teletype, as well as financial records and newspaper clippings regarding the Teletype Company.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851, 1869-2006
Size:
7 film reels, 270 cubic feet, 1169 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Creators:
Espenschied, Lloyd (electrical engineer), 1889-?
Dates:
1907-1969.
Size:
11.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0013
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.
Maxey, H. David
Dates:
1939-1999
Size:
8 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0417
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.

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Creators:
Sawyer, Alfred P., Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company
Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company.
Dates:
1881-1887
Size:
0.3 cubic feet, 2 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0099
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily incoming correspondence to Alfred P. Sawyer of Concord, Massachusetts, Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company in Plattsburg, concerning routine activities of the Company. For a time he was stationed in Lowell, Massachusetts, until he resigned in 1887.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company.
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 cubic feet, 866 boxes and 21 oversize folders
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collec ...

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Creators:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901, inventor
Dates:
1871-1938.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet, 10 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.

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Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1890-1930
Size:
6 cubic feet, 34 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0715
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographic negatives and some glass plate negatives depicting subjects relating to the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics' artifact collections and research interests. Negatives include portrait photographs of engineers (Marconi, Tesla, Bell, and Zworykin), images of radios, telegraphy equipment, and phonographs.

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Creators:
Pickard, Greenleaf Whittier, 1877-1956
Dates:
1898-1941
Size:
1 cubic foot, 5 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0915
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, an engineer, and his experiments in wireless technology. Materials include Greenleaf Pickard notebooks and patents issued to Nikola Tesla.

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Creators:
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.
Dates:
1815-1966
Size:
72 cubic feet, 245 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of records primarily of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Additionally, there are records of the Lehigh Navigation Coal Company and subsidiary companies including the Alliance Coal Mining Company. These records mostly describe anthracite mining in the vicinity of Mauch Chuck and Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Also included is a smaller amount of material on railroad, canal, and river navigation work of LCNC.

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