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Dowd Harpsichord Collection
Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 7 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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General Electric NELA Park Collection
Creators:
General Electric Company
Gotti, Mary Beth
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
Dates:
circa 1890s-1969
Size:
5 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0789
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the technology of lighting and various business aspects of the General Electric Lighting Division throughout the 20th century and consists of correspondence, bulletins, price lists, business record books, stock certificates, sales and advertising materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and lantern slides.

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Julian Hinds Collection
Creators:
Hinds, Julian, 1881-1975 (civil engineer)
Dates:
1881-1975
Size:
14.2 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0287
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A letter dated August 4, 1971 from the Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, to Julian Hinds stated: "This is addressed to you as an Honorary Member of the Society at the request of the ASCE Committee on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering to bring …

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Ada Mitchell Travel Diary
Creators:
Mitchell, Ada, 1882-1958
Griffith, Gordon
Dates:
1938 July 30-1938 September 9
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1369
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the forty day driving trip made by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back, August-September 1938. This diary was kept by Ada Mitchell and tracks their experiences in all of the places they visited.

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Niles' National Register
Dates:
1845; 1846
Size:
1.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-012.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection consists of two issues of the Niles' National Register. Includes articles on the American Colonization Society, B & O Railroad, the African Slave Trade, and the annexation of Texas.

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Interstate Commerce Commission Locomotive Inspection Reports
Creators:
Interstate Commerce Commission
Yungmeyer, Martha
Dates:
1931-1964
Size:
8 Cubic feet (24 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records compiled by the Bureau of Rail Safety of the Federal Railroad Administration. Data include names of locomotive builders and railroads operating them.

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Edmund A. Laport Collection
Creators:
Laport, Edmund A.
Dates:
1923 - 1949
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0016
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Edmund A. Laport, a former director of broadcast engineering for the Radio Corporation of America.

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United States Department of Agriculture Building Construction Glass Plate Negatives
Creators:
United States. Department of Agriculture
Dates:
1906-1907.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains thirty-three glass plate negatives documenting the construction of Laboratory A and B of the Department of Agriculture building in the early 1900s.

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Paul Ma Papers
Creators:
Ma, Paul
Dates:
1976-2000
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1469
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Paul Ma's work as a chef and his efforts to popularize Chinese food in America.

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David Vetter Collection
Creators:
Vetter, David, 1971-1984
Texas Children's Hospital
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1971-1986
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1133
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. His life in a special isolation unit received widespread publicity.

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