Guide to the Project Bionics Artificial Organ Documentation Collection [videotapes]

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0841
Creators:
Watson, John (M.D.)
Topaz, Stephen
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Kolff, Wilhelm, 1911-
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Jarvik, Robert K., 1946-
McKellar, Shelley
Kondratas, Ramunas A.
National Library of Medicine
Dates:
2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:
A series of interviews conducted jointly by the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, the National Museum of American History, and the National Library of Medicine. The interviews are of scientists and others instrumental involved in the invention and development of artificial internal organs. Project Bionics is ongoing and may include additional interviews or other materials in the future.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 7 ½ hours of original BetaCam SP and ½" VHS videos documenting Dr. Willem Kolff, a pioneering doctor in the area of artificial organ innovations and 4 ½ hours of original mini digital video and reference dvds documenting Robert Jarvik.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Project Bionics is a multi-year project to engage, educate, and provide services to researchers, scholars and the general public about artificial organs, past, present, and future. The project intends to: recognize individual and corporate contributions to artificial organ history; identify the pioneers their contributions to the improved quality and length of life; to collect and preserve the records of leading scientists and practitioners in the field; to link past accomplishments to present and future developments; and to encourage education, scholarship, and research on artificial organ history. The project is an ongoing collaborative effort of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, the National Museum of American History, and the National Library of Museum.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection made for National Museum of American History through a collaborative effort of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, the National Museum of American History, and the National Library of Museum.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Project Bionics Artificial Organ Documentation Collection, 2002, 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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Museum's Division of Science, Medicine, and Society in 2003.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
DVDs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artificial organs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science, Medicine and Society, 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