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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)
Dates:
1932 - 1970
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning developm...

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Creators:
Geer, C. Willard, 1902-1975 ((physicist))
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1944-1962
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks (scrapbooks) of clippings, correspondence, original United States patents, briefs on hearings of patent interference suits, drawings of color television tubes, photographs of Geer and his model of the receiving tube, licensing agreement proposal on the sale of patent rights to the (Bob) Hope Enterprises, and biographical information.

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Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1905-1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

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Terrell, William Dandrige, 1871-1960s (radio communication specialist)
Dates:
1911-1965
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0097
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents W.D.Terrell's life, specifically his work as Chief of the Radio Division in the Commerce Department. Terrell was responsible for monitoring the institution of radio into the nation's defense forces.

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Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Sawyer, Alfred P. (Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company)
Dates:
1881-1887
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0099
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily incoming correspondence to Alfred P. Sawyer of Concord, Massachusetts, Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company in Plattsburg, concerning routine activities of the Company. For a time he was stationed in Lowell, Massachusetts, until he resigned in 1887.

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Varian, Russell H., 1898-1959 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1937.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0110
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.

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Creators:
Wells, Ellen B.
Dates:
1976-77; 1980-81, 1984.
Size:
9.6 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0115
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Unsolicited mail received by Ellen Wells during two twelve month periods, 1976-1977 and 1980-1981. Ms. Wells kept all materials received during these periods as a sample of the changing use of this mass communication medium. Ms. Wells received the first group in Ithaca, New York, and the latter in Alexandria, Virginia. This collection provides a su...

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Creators:
Amos, Christine
Amos, Wally
Famous Amos Cookie Company
Dates:
1975-1996
Size:
7 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0112
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Famous Amos Collection consists primarily of business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career and life of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie company he created.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Hirsch, Lynda (columnist)
Dates:
1981-1982.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0113
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

14 microfiche sheets in brown leather folder: copies of summaries of daytime television show story lines, published weekly by Lynda Hirsch in the columns of the "Field Newspaper Syndicate," May 30, 1981-June 6, 1982. The articles include cast lists and changes, schedules, and reasons for changes. There are also questions from the public about the s...

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Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Zippo Manufacturing Company
Jones, William (Vice President, Zippo Lighter)
Dates:
1937 - 1998
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0094
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising brochures, posters, and articles on the company.