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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Creators:
Hayes, Ed
Dates:
1918 - 1981
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection relating to the vaudeville musical group, Ed Hayes and his Banjo Girls: a photograph album, a scrapbook, route sheets, programs, Actors' Equity Association cards, clippings, and a map.

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Creators:
Johnson Controls. (5757 North Green Bay Avenue, Glendale, Illinois 53209)
Kilby, Jack
Dates:
1951.
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0798
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A typescript of Kilby's 1951 paper entitled "Transistors -- Their Manufacture and Use." 14 pp. + title and bibliography pages. In a folder with an attached offprint of an article from Scientific American: Louis N. Ridenour, "A Revolution in Electronics," Aug. 1951, Vol. 185, No. 2, pp. 13-17.

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Creators:
Hoch, Helen
Dates:
1959-1965.
Size:
4 Items (reels)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0865
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movies of Tupperware Jubilee events, 1959-1965, on 8mm film.

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Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Hashimoto, Kazuo
Kilby, Jack
Hashimoto Corporation
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Dates:
1954-1994.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0874
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of material documenting early telephone answering devices.

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Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Moyer, Frances
Rudell, Lucinda
Dates:
1942-1986
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1028
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mrs. Rudell's research on covered bridges, mostly in the United States, but also including some in Europe and Canada.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Harman, Carter
Dates:
1991 - 1991
1956,1964
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0422
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection captures Duke Ellington's thoughts on music, performing, composing, and his personal history in his own voice in approximately 20 hours of interviews conducted in 1956 and 1964.

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Creators:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985
Dates:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Size:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1174
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Leet, Mary
Dates:
1806-1810.
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0027
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate pag...

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amat...