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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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Creators:
Maxey, H. David
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Dates:
1939-1999
Size:
8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0417
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.

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Creators:
Worsley, Beatrice H., Dr. (associate professor)
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1946-1959.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Worsley's papers include handwritten notebooks, loose notes, memoranda, reprints from her articles in professional journals, and copies of her theses written in fulfillment of the master's and doctor's degree, from MIT and the University of Cambridge, respectively. All of these papers deal with technical and theoretical problems of computer des...

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Creators:
Halkett, James A. E. (physicist)
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Wesolowski, Sigmund A.
Dates:
1948-1951.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Halkett and Wesolow(ski) materials show the process of technological innovation through laboratory protocols. They also demonstrate the various alternatives explored in the search for effective artificial circulation by using materials which would not damage or clot blood and that could be sterilized. The evolution of the pumping mechanism and powe...

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Creators:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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Creators:
Lissim, Simon, 1900-
Dates:
1924 - 1981
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1276
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection covers the period 1924-81 and consists of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, photographs, slides, drawings, photostats, contracts, book proofs, and related biographical material on Lissim. Extensive material on the designer's work for the Sevres porcelain factory includes correspondence, original contracts, photographs of porcelai...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Pelton Water Wheel Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brayton, A.P.
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Dates:
1880-1975
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1093
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California. Materials include correspondence; business records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.

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Creators:
Bathe, Greville
Dates:
bulk 1933-1944
1893-1985
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0970
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers contain archival materials comprising Bathe's research on Oliver Evans (1755-1819), an American engineer engaged in the development of steam engines. The collection includes copies of letters, design drawings, pamphlets and a book written by Evans, patents, a scrapbook, articles, genealogical information, Evans's will, and writings by Bathe ...

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Creators:
Nordic Ware Division, Northland Aluminum
Dalquist, H. David
Dalquist, Dorothy
Dates:
1940-2006
Size:
28 Cubic feet (53 boxes and 25 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0980
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of a family-owned manufacturing firm, best known for kitchenware products including the Bundt Pan and Micro-Go-Round. The collection richly documents the entrepreneurial spirit of the Minnesota firm and its history of product innovation through technical files, marketing materials, and administrative and financial records.

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Creators:
Accoutrements, Seattle, Washington
Archie McPhee Co. (Seattle, Washington)
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1985-2003
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0837
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An almost complete set of the Accoutrements and Archie McPhee product catalogs. Calling themselves "Outfitters of Popular Culture", the Accoutrements and McPhee catalogs offer toys, novelties and irreverent gag gifts on such subjects as politics, religion, science and fashion.