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Creators:
General Motors Corporation
Dates:
1990-2005
bulk 1993-1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 2 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0912
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the design, testing, production and promotion of the first zero-emission electric car produced by a major car company, the General Motors EV1. The materials include photographs, promotional booklets and marketing, press coverage, and publications, as well as design details and specifications, describing the process by which this ambitious and controversial vehicle was produced and released to the public in the mid- to late 1990s. This collection would be of interest to researchers in the areas of innovative design, automobile marketing, environmental initiatives, and the automotive industry.

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Creators:
Watson, Orla E., 1896-1983
Watson, Edith, (estate of)
Dates:
1946-1983
2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0739
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Telescoping Shopping Cart Collection, 1946-1983; 2000, provides information relating to the development of the product and the legal challenges encountered by its creator, Orla E. Watson, in the patenting, licensing, and manufacturing process. The collection is divided into three series: Series 1: Background Information, 1983;2000; Series 2: ...

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Creators:
Mosconi, William
Mosconi, Willie, 1913-1993
Mosconi, Gloria
Dates:
1924 - 2000
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0744
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of the 15-time world champion billiard player. Includes photographs, business papers, letters, videos of Mosconi in action, printed material, and signed affidavits attesting to his record-setting plays.

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Creators:
Beaudoin, Rayne
Karr, Leonard, 1913-1995
Dates:
1930-1995
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0762
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mostly photographs illustrating Leonard Karr's hunting and fishing activities in the Pacific Northwest; plus letters from Karr, photographs of his inventions, articles and other printed information, drawings and patterns for a kayak that Karr designed, clippings, scrapbooks, and albums. Personal materials relate to his personal life and his employment as a sign painter.

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Creators:
Grosch, Herbert R. J.
Dates:
1938-1998
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0703
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Herb Grosch Papers, 1948-1998, cover the life and career of an early computer professional. It consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, computer disks, reports, and other printed materials.

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Creators:
Simmons Company
Dates:
1892-2000
Size:
9 Film reels
88 Cubic feet (172 boxes, 16 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0731
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1 includes: news articles about the company and the Simmons family; photographs of the machinery, factories, factory workers, products and showrooms; annual reports; various corporate periodicals; audit reports; patents; and materials relating to sleep research conducted by Simmons. Series 2 includes product catalogues, scrapbooks of adverti...

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Creators:
Levine, Benjamin, 1888-1978 (promoter)
Levine, Bertram
Dates:
1902-1963
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0435
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of newsclippings, photographs, event programs, correspondence, and a poster documenting the development of amateur boxing in the United States.

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Creators:
Welsbach, Carl Auer von, Baron
Forscher, Frederick
Dates:
1890.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0438
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letter, written by Carl Auer Von Welsbach to the Austrian Gas and Electric Company, February 23, 1890. It records his sale to that utility of the gaslight mantle he invented.

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Creators:
Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)
Dates:
circa 1875-1890s, 1924-1988
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Rex Stewart Papers consist of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, genealogical records, newsclippings, periodicals, and ephemera materials that document the life and career of Rex Stewart, as well as the history of jazz from the perspective of one who witnessed first-hand the genre's "golden era". The collection is organ...

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Creators:
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Fertig, Charles
Dates:
1979-1985
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0312
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News Press and Gazette, credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use. It consists primarily of maintenance manuals, maintenance logs and sy...