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Creators:
Tantalus Project
Rowe, Ednor "Ed"
Pruett, Charles
Olson, Cliff
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Dates:
1940-1995
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0532
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of notebooks, manuals, and other data and operational logbooks documenting the creation, building, and maintenance of Tantalus, and the experiments performed on the machine. Tantalus was the first dedicated synchrotron radiation laboratory and source. Series 5 and Series 6 include oral and video histories with Edno...

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Creators:
Segre, Rosa, Estate of
Segre, Emilio
Dates:
1942-1997
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0691
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the career of the nuclear physicist Emilio Segre, including a set of previously classified, now unclassified government documents including correspondence, laboratory reports and memoranda, relating to Segre's research; several diplomas and honorary awards and the programs from the ceremonies at which they were conferred.

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Geer, C. Willard, 1902-1975 (physicist)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1944-1962
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks (scrapbooks) of clippings, correspondence, original United States patents, briefs on hearings of patent interference suits, drawings of color television tubes, photographs of Geer and his model of the receiving tube, licensing agreement proposal on the sale of patent rights to the (Bob) Hope Enterprises, and biographical information.

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Lyons, Harold, Dr., 1913-1998
Lyons, Sherrie
Dates:
1935 - 1991
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0701
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Harold Lyons was a physicist whose primary interest was in atomic frequency standards and atomic clocks. The collection documents Lyons and his work with atomic clocks. The collection includes his research as manifested in published papers, presentations, reports, correspondence, laboratory notes, photographs and diagrams.

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Scherbatskoy, Serge A., 1908-2002
Dates:
1925-2002
Size:
17 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0936
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the professional career and business interests of inventor Serge A. Scherbatskoy, who specialized in petroleum geophysics. Papers include laboratory notebooks, license agreements, correspondence, blue line prints, patent litigation files, newspaper clippings, reference files, patents, promotional literature, and audio-visual materials.

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Creators:
Blanch, Gertrude
Bloch, Richard M.
Bradburn, James
Brainerd, John G.
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Dates:
1969-1973, 1977
Size:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.

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