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Dates:
1843-1929
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0523
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Berger, Sondra
Moore, Ann
Moore, Mike
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Dates:
1999-10
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes , BetaCamSP, 1/2 inch VHS videotapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0706
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ann Moore is the inventor of the Snugli baby carrier and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The collection contains original, master, and reference videos, audiocassette recordings, and transcripts documenting Moore's inventive career.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-
Stephens, Lee
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Dates:
1995 June 1
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Hal Walker and his research and development work with lasers and electric automobiles.

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
1990
Level:
item
Size:
3 Video recordings (VHS)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

During the workshop, students created three-dimensional models of original inventions or innovations after a guided tour of the museum's exhibition on African American inventors titled 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Workshop was recommended for third and fourth grade students. The workshop was held at the Anacos...

Workshop. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' AV002113 and AV002116: dated 19900205. AV002058: undated.

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Creators:
Kane, Nathan, 1969-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997 September 17
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0637
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting Nathan Kane, inventor of Pass-It-Football, a remote control for television, Project-A-Sketch opaque projector for children and low distortion bellows folds for industrial machines.

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