Guide to the Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop Photoprints

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0252
Creators:
Freedman, Margaret A.
Dates:
circa 1940-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
17 Items
1 folder
Repository:
John C. Goff worked as an inspector at the Navy Yard Optical Shop during World War II. He might provide additional information, but efforts to contact him to identify the photographs in 1987 were unsuccessful. Deborah Warner, curator, may be able to assist researchers.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
17 photographs depicting employees, equipment, and facilities of the Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop, 1940s-1961.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
No historical information about the subject of these photographs is available at the present time. Efforts have been made to contact Mr. John C. Goff, who was an employee of the Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop during World War II, and who is a former NMAH Division of Electricity volunteer. It is hoped that he will provide information about the history and activities of the Optical Shop and identify the photographs. The maker of the photographs in the collection is unidentified, but it presumably was a Navy staff photographer.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1988
Author
David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Margaret A. Freedman on June 9, 1986.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop Photoprints, ca. 1940s-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Physical Sciences (through Deborah Warner, curator). The donor presented the collection to Ms. Warner originally.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Optics -- 1940-1970 -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Optical technicians -- 1940-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1970 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Optics testing -- ca. 1941-1961 -- Washington (D.C.) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navy Yard Optical Shop, Washington, D.C. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goff, John C. (optical inspector) Personal Name 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives