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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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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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Dates:
1995 May 31
Level:
file
Size:
1 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Duration: 60:00 )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Welcome and introductory remarks by Spencer Crew, Secretary I. Michael Heyman, Arthur Molella and Jerome Lemelson in honor of the establishment of the Lemelson Center and the first Innovative Lives Program (a series of lecture-demonstrations by American inventors and entrepreneurs for young people--by Hildreth "Hal" Walker. Discussion of the Lemel...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play...

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Dates:
1995 June 1
Level:
series
Size:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (Duration: 60:00)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Welcome and introductory remarks by Spencer Crew, Secretary I. Michael Heyman, Arthur Molella and Jerome Lemelson in honor of the establishment of the Lemelson Center and the first Innovative Lives Program (a series of lecture-demonstrations by American inventors and entrepreneurs for young people--by Hildreth AHal@ Walker. Discussion of the Lemel...

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Dates:
2003 April 22-23
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0854
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Oral History Abstract Summary (overview): Baer describes his flash of insight about an interactive video game and the memo he subsequently wrote outlining the idea. Baer demonstrates and describes several prototypes, the last of which was the "Brown Box" (eventually produced by Magnavox as the Odyssey). Baer discusses the process of selling this...

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Dates:
1995 May 31
Level:
item
Size:
1 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Duration: 60:00)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Welcome and introductory remarks by Spencer Crew, Secretary I. Michael Heyman, Arthur Molella and Jerome Lemelson in honor of the establishment of the Lemelson Center and the first Innovative Lives Program (a series of lecture-demonstrations by American inventors and entrepreneurs for young people--by Hildreth "Hal" Walker. Discussion of the Lemel...

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Creators:
Think Surgical, Inc. (Fremont, California)
Dates:
1983-2010
bulk 1991-1994
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1378
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development of ROBODOC™, the first robot to perform surgery on a human in the United States through correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

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Dates:
1995 June 1
Level:
item
Size:
1 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Duration: 51:26)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Footage continues in Los Angeles at the African-American Male Achievers Network Inc. Science Discovery Learning Center. Focus on the model featuring the electric car. Hal Walker discusses a paper glider airplane project with school students. Student interviewed about her science fair project. Bettye Walker featured in reading lab with school stude...

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Dates:
1951 - 2006
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Woodland joined IBM in 1951. An early inventor in optical bar code technology, his patent (US 2,612,994) covers a bar code symbol for automation of supermarket checkout. This series contains correspondence, memoranda, patents, notes, published materials, and lectures and presentations primarily about the development of the barcode (later referred ...

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