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Creators:
Dunn, S. Watson (Samuel Watson), -1997 (Professor)
Dates:
1840-1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0366
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is organized in four series. The first contains an assortment of advertising ephemera, including fans, advertising cards, business cards, receipts, circulars, pamphlets, printed advertisements, brochures, postcards and catalogues dating mostly from the late nineteenth century. Materials in the advertising ephemera file are organiz...

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Creators:
Strain, Paul R., 1879-1954
Dates:
1893.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0330
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diary kept by Paul R. Strain during his visit to the Exposition, October 1893. It describes various buildings he toured and the exhibits that caught his attention, and records his personal impressions of the Exposition. The diary takes the form of hand-written notes.

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Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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Creators:
Sardino, Robert C.
Dates:
1914-1981, undated
Size:
2.1 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of motion picture exhibition ephemera (lantern slides, publicity photographs, and paper) saved by Robert L. Sardino during his years working in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York.

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Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Sawyer, William D.
Dates:
1988
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1329
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a manuscript history of the Corliss Engine written by William Sawyer. The documents include text with written edits and illustrations.

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Creators:
Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-
Pachter, Marc
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
June 18, 2009
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1268
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The presentation documents author and environmentalist Lester Brown, as interviewed by Marc Pachter. Brown discusses the challenges of sustaining civilization. He discusses his influence on the early environmental movement and about solutions to today's environmental problems. Materials consist of digital video, audio CDs, and a DVD.

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Creators:
Brooklyn Edison Company
Hall, Gretchen T.
Dates:
1936
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, a guidebook titled Edison Wonder House, and photographs documenting the Edison Wonder House, a demonstration home created by the Brooklyn Edison Company in 1936 to showcase the wonders of electricity.

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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952 September 18-20
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Norris, Elwood
Rosenthal, Paul R.
Dates:
March 10, 2007
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1108
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Presentation of Elwood ("Woody") Norris, the inventor of HyperSonic Sound (HSS) at the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Virginia; and oral history interview with Lemelson Center staff member Paul Rosenthal. Norris discusses his life and inventions.

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Creators:
Travis, Michael
Lavdas, George
Dates:
1947-1986
Size:
15 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 map-folder )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1347
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains approximately 2,500 costume designs in colored pencil and pastels, on tissue paper mounted on mat boards. The designs were created for entertainers such as Liberace, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Sinatra, and others. Some were created for the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.