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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Accession 00-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Copyright: 1938 Corporate Creator: 20th Century Fox Producer: 20th Century Fox Director: Allan Dwan Performer(s): Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple Song Title(s): "The Toy Trumpet"

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Creators:
Vetter, David, 1971-1984
Vetter, David J., Jr.
Vetter, Carol Ann
Texas Children's Hospital
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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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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Swanson, Jackie
Swanson, Janese
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes,)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0642
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Janese Swanson developed video game software, a website, and an array of toys and gadgets aimed at making technology more accessible to girls. The collection contains approximately six hours of original and reference video footage of Swanson's Innovative Lives Presentation, in which she discussed her background and demonstrated her inventions with her daughter, Jackie. The material also includes a brief interview.

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Dates:
1903-1945
Level:
item
Size:
1 motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: 840f., b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith 1. Dance in Pajamas, silent Copyright: 1903 Corporate Creator: American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 2. 42nd St., excerpt Copyright: 1933 Corporate Creator: Warner Brothers Director: Lloyd Bacon Performer(s): Ruby Keeler 3. Turn On the Red Hot Heat [probably from 52nd...

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Newman, Louis
Dates:
1895-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0696
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Baseball memorabilia, including postcards, of teams, players, venues and other baseball-related topics; team programs, 1930s-1990s, mostly for minor league teams but including a few major league teams; sheet music; advertising on baseball topics; posters; black-and-white photographs of baseball players and teams; and ephemeral items such as ticket ...

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Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Harrison, William
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2009-08-15-2009
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1179
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In a moderated conversation about his life and work, Baer reenacts, with his partner William Harrison, the first time he played "Oddyssey", the first home video game for the consumer market, which he invented, and answers questions from the audience.

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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