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Creators:
Shaw, J. Clifford (John Clifford), 1922-1991
Dates:
1933-1993
bulk 1950-1971
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0580
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John Clifford Shaw papers contain reports, research notes, correspondence, memorandum, and diagrams documenting Shaw's development of one of the earliest list processing languages (IPL) and an early interactive, time sharing program, the JOHNNIAC Open Shop System (JOSS). The collection also contains printed material on the RAND Corporation and the evolution of the artificial intelligence and electronic computer industry in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition there is biographical material documenting Shaw's personal interests, family, and academic career.

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Creators:
Jeffers, Grace
Formica Corporation.
Dates:
1913-2003
Size:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0565
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.

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Creators:
Hughes & Estabrook
Dates:
1919.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
paper,,10" x 36".,Silver gelatin on
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0209
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Panoramic silver gelatin print, showing over one hundred men, women, and children posed in rows. Many of the men wear straw hats, and a baseball bat lies in the foreground.

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Creators:
Richards, Linda, 1841-1930 (nurse)
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1886-1890
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Linda Richards was the first woman nurse trained in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. When these letters were written, she was a missionary nurse and the head of the first training school for nurses in Japan.

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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1860-1936
Size:
18 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0208
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.

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Creators:
Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission
Dates:
1912-1913
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0180
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of the Commission's report, comprising: a 352 page report, including numerous photographs and maps; one 24 page printed copy of the report; one map of the city of Scranton, dated 1912; and eight blueprints of coal field sites.

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Creators:
O'Connell, Rosalie Melita
Dates:
1912-1917
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0187
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains 205 photoprints, including 149 informal outdoor portraits and 46 studio portraits. Although the photographs, post cards, and other materials have been physically removed from the cyanotype album, album captions for the photographs are preserved in copy photographs made before the materials were removed during conservation t...

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Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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Creators:
Bladen, Timothy B.
Dates:
1980 - 2000
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 7 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0767
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These seven photographs were included in Mr. Bladen's exhibition, "Southern Maryland Portraits," at the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale, Maryland, 2000. The prints are silver gelatin, received unmounted, all on 11" x 14" double-weight photographic paper.

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Beemer , John A., 1879-
Dates:
1907-1956
bulk 1919-1931
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0957
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Beemer's engineering activities as a civil engineer who worked on irrigation and dam related projects.