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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Size:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the halls of Nuclear Ener...

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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