Guide to the Kevin M. Tuohy Papers
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0317
Creators:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Wolver, Anita Tuohy
Tuohy, Kevin M., 1921-1968 (optometrist, inventor)
Dates:
1897-1959
Languages:
English
Some clippings in Spanish.
Physical Description:
1.2 Cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Technical information on contact lenses, including manuals, brochures, etc. from Solex Laboratories, and articles from professional journals and other publications. Numerous photographs, including a set of color prints, illustrate techniques of fitting, inserting, and removing contact lens. Medical problems, legal cases involving patent infringement and other aspects of contact lenses are described. Includes an interesting thumb-flip "Movette" movie book demonstrating insertion of contact lenses, and a cassette tape recording.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tuohy, a partner at Solex Laboratories, developed the corneal contact lens in the 1940s, which quickly supplanted the scleral lens.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, 1989.
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Anita Tuohy Wolver.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Researchers must use researcher copy of audio tape (not yet available).
Preferred Citation
Collection donated by Anita Tuohy Wolver. Exhibit labels: Gift of Anita Tuohy Wolver.
Reproduction and print citation: Kevin M. Tuohy Papers, 1897-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Anita Tuohy Wolver.
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.

Related Materials
The Tuohy Corneal Lens Collection in the Division of Medicine and Science contains objects, such as contact lens samples, received as part of the same gift.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Medical Sciences.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Optometrists -- 1940-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contact lenses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Optometry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Color prints (photographs) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Articles -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Course outlines Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate 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