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Dates:
1940-1973
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These files were presumably maintained by Henry Tropp for the purposes of research and in preparation of conducting oral history interviews. Arranged alphabetically by last name of the interviewee, this series is approximately 1 cubic foot. Provided is the name of the inventor, the name and/or type of invention, patent number, and date the patent w...

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Creators:
Zane, Michael Stuart, III
Kryptonite Lock Company (Canton, Massachusetts)
Zane, Elizabeth
Dates:
1972 - 2003
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0840
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Massachusetts entrepreneur Michael Zane purchased a bicycle lock design and its trade name, 'Kryptonite lock," in 1972. Working with members of his family, Zane developed the Kryptonite Corporation. The records consist of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files.

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Eskimo Pie Corporation.
Nelson, Christian Kent, 1893-1992
Dates:
1921-1996
Size:
15 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0553
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Printed advertisements, photographs (including negatives and slides), sales presentation materials and packaging; patent and legal information, clippings, posters, scripts for radio commercials, sheet music for jingles, etc. Also includes personal papers (correspondence) of Christian Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie.

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Creators:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964
Dates:
1904-1986
bulk 1930-1964
Size:
19.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.archalex
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Alexander Archipenko papers measure 19.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dating from 1930 to 1964. The sculptor's personal and professional life is documented by correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs documenting his art, exhibitions, travel, teaching activities, and the Archipenko Art School. Archipenko wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophies of art and the relationship between art and nature. The papers include drafts, notes, and final manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, and notes, outlines, transcripts, and audio recordings of some of his lectures.

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Bendix Corporation.
Bendix Aviation Corp
Dates:
1931-1985
bulk 1931-1939
bulk 1946-1962
Size:
7.28 Cubic feet (5 records center boxes, 1 16 x 20 x 3 inch flatbox, 1 12 x 16 x 3 inch flatbox)
7.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bendix Corporation (1924-1983), manufacturers of devices for the automotive and aviation industries, sponsored the Bendix Trophy Race—a transcontinental speed competition for aircraft—annually from 1931-1939, then sporadically from 1946-1962. This collection includes race-related materials from the Bendix Advertising and Publicity department, along with materials from other aviation events for which Bendix was a sponsor. Approximately a third of the collection relates to the corporation's activities from circa 1960 to 1983, including military and commercial avionics and communications systems, and support for the Unites States space program, particularly the construction of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39.

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Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 ((journalist))
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943
Dates:
1891 - 1988
Size:
8.6 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence (both of Nicola Tesla and Kenneth Swezey), copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, from 1890-1972 collected and assembled by Swezey.

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Creators:
Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986
Dates:
1942-2001
bulk 1960-1969
Size:
10 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0962
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A. (Arthur) Bernie Wood (1921-1986) was an advertising designer, consultant, and inventor actively involved in the development of the restaurant franchise industry in America during the 1960s and 1970s. Particularly notable is his work with marketing, promotion, and merchandising for the McDonald's Corporation during its formative years.

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Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990
Dates:
1920-1999
bulk 1965-1989
Size:
1.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.coggcalv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Maine abstract painter and interior designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of scattered biographical material, personal and business related correspondence, writings, exhibition files, design business files, printed material, and photographs of Coggeshall, his friends, and his work.

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Creators:
Currier, Thomas, 1906-1986
Currier, Terrence P.
Granville, Bonita
Warner, H.B.
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Dates:
1928-1986.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1120
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thomas Currier (1906-1986) and his partner Max Zides (1904-1975) formed the radio, vaudeville, night club and television song and patter duo known as Hum (Zides) and Strum (Currier). The collection documents the career of Currier and Zides as Hum and Strum.

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Creators:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955
Dates:
1909-1963
bulk 1909-1921
Size:
17.68 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes; 5 drawers)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0097
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, handwritten technical notes, drawings, photographs, reports, and affidavits in support of historical statements. Also included are several hundred black-and-white negatives and three reels of motion-picture film of the Herrick Vertoplane.

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