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Creators:
Challis, John, 1907-1974
Frayer, William W.
Truesdale, Ephraim
Dates:
circa 1900-1974
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1375
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Challis Harpsichord business, and the lives of Mr. Challis and his partner, Ephraim Truesdale. The collection contains correspondence, both personal and business; business records, including ledgers and journals; drawings, including design drawings for harpsichord decorations and elements; client files; subject files, e...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Brooks, Cuyler W.
Dates:
1934-1962
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the engineering career of Cuyler W. Brooks, who worked on projects including dams, mills, and water and power plants, many of them overseas and particularly in South America. The papers include project files, proposals, drawings, specifications, contracts, correspondence, and articles.

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Creators:
Burmister, Donald, 1895-
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1927-1974.
Size:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Reports, studies, diagrams, and articles relating to consulting projects undertaken by Burmister concerning beach erosion, building and bridge foundations, airports, highways, docks, piers, bulkheads, and land development.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960
Dates:
1878-1960
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects,...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Detroit Edison Company.
Bak, Anders K., 1892-
Dates:
1923-1970
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.

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Creators:
Erevia, Angela (Sister)
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1163
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Quince Años Documentation is a collection of liturgical publications, handbooks, and audiovisual materials created by Sister Angela Erevia, Missionary of Cathecists of Divine Providence and Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas. The materials were formulated in order to be shared with the surrounding Catholic community and used as preparatory tools for youth, their families, and religious staff who would be partaking in the Quince Años celebration.

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Creators:
Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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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:
August 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:
Challinor, Joan R.
Challinor, David, 1920-2008
Dates:
1956-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Caldwell, William E., 1890-
Dates:
1914 - 1969
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0971
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily printed materials relating to power plants and boilers in the city of New York: articles and reprints, technical journals, trade literature, notes, reports, charts, and graphs, and test data; also publications containing descriptions and specifications on individual power stations in New York.