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Creators:
Niagara Falls Power Company
Dates:
1899 - 1919
Size:
7 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0949
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of bound photograph albums and loose photographs documenting the construction of the Adams Power Station (hydroelectric plant) and allied structures of the Niagara Falls Power Company, 1899-1919.

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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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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1835-1930
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of personal notebooks of civil engineers.

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Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-2002
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 15 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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Creators:
Singer, Jonathan, Dr.
Dates:
2011
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box, 13 photoprints)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1243
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Custom-made wooden box containing 13 matted digital color prints, of guitars and a mandolin, by Dr. Singer. The subjects are custom-made instruments in private collections. Cover text: "Gibson Boxed Set #1/5 / This Gibson commemorative / Morrison Hotel Gallery / boxed edition containing / thirteen original digital / prints were shot with a / Hassel...

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Creators:
Card, Solomon A., Jr., 1921-1975
Dates:
1938-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1260
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the career of Chaplain Solomon A. Card, Jr, a United States Army chaplain,who served tours of duty in Korea and in Vietnam. He remained in the Army for twenty years and died just three months after retiring at Fort Hood, Texas.

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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:
Kemmer, Frank
Dates:
1916-1917
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1041
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album showing all aspects of construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

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Creators:
New York Central Railroad/Penn Central Railroad Companies
Dates:
1831-1978
bulk 1903-1933
Size:
8 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the history of the demolition and construction of Grand Central Terminal with a focus on the period 1903 to 1913.