Guide to the Moore-Stein Protein Sequencer Video Documentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0607
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
June 1996.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This videohistory documents the Moore-Stein Protein Sequencer. The sequencer enabled automatic analysis of protein structure and was the forerunner of the automated instruments essential to modern biotechnology.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 3 series: (1) Original videos; (2) Master videos; (3) Reference videos.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The first complete chemical analysis of a protein's primary structure was done on a small protein, insulin, by Frederic Sanger at Cambridge University for which he received the first of his two Nobel Prizes in 1958. The second protein structure to be completely analyzed was ribonuclease, done in the U.S. by Stanford Moore and William Stein at Rockefeller University, 1960.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 1997.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Dept. of History,,Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention andInnovation,,Made for NMAH.,1997/mo/da.,1997.3159.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Moore-Stein Protein Sequencer Video Documentation, June 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Archival Materials
The protein sequencer apparatus is located in the Division of Science Medicine, and Society.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Video documentation created by the Lemelson Center and NMAH staff Jon Eklund (Division of History of Technology) and Pat Gossel (Division of Science, Medicine and Society). Transferred to Archives Center July 8, 1997.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Videotapes -- 1990-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nobel Prizes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biochemistry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proteins -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Wanda Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckman Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sanger, Frederick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stein, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manning, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Stanford 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