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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Dates:
1870-1890
Size:
9 Cubic feet (4 drawers)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0353
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of 202 assembly drawings of locomotives and tenders, prepared to check the clearances and major component parts of the locomotive and retained for engineering reference.

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Creators:
Becker, Leonard, ?-1985
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1976
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box , 5 audiocassete tapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0248
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Leonard Becker was a major participant in the development and marketing of Vinyl plastic.

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Creators:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company
Dates:
1939-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.

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Creators:
Sofranoff family
Dates:
ca. 1940-1960.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0564
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Nixdorff, Louis S., 1906-1992 (Olympic athlete)
Dates:
1926 - 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0443
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.

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Creators:
Janssen Piano Company.
Dates:
1901-1929
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0512
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.

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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:
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:
Kraeuter & Company, Inc.
J. Wiss & Sons Company
Dates:
1921-1925; 1948.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0172
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Catalog and Salesman's Fact Book, 1921-1925, and "A Story of Shears and Scissors". The book includes a 1925 Wiss Catalog of scissors, snips, and shears and a 1925 catalog of Kraeuter and Company Inc., Newark,manufacturers of pliers, wrenches, chisels, automobile and machinists' tools and ticket punches. Also, numerous price lists and advertisements...

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Creators:
Wilkinson, Walter Gandy, 1917-
Bird, William L.
Wilkinson, J. Walter (commercial artist)
Dates:
ca. 1932-1935, 1940-1964, 1985-1987.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0116
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Originals and copy photographs of advertisements and other commercial art work, original sketches, materials documenting a mechanical drafting instrument patented by the WIlkinson and his son, Walter G. Wilkinson, and a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, awards, and other materials documenting the Wilkinsons' careers. Also included are audiocasse...