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Creators:
Asleep at the Wheel
Van Kleek, Richard
Take 6
Lovett, Lyle
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Dates:
1986-1991
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1/2" VHS)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0487
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of study videocassettes of the Lonesome Pine Specials, a television series that documents American music traditions and performers.

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Creators:
Sanger, Carolyn
Wolpe, Eleanor
Wolpe, Allan
Dates:
1950-1990.
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0524
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Matchbooks collected with a national focus, from a variety of commercial establishments. Contain verbal and visual advertising.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Wilson, Raymond E.
Millington, Ruth H.
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Dates:
1958-1974.
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0999
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to covered bridges in America and Europe. It includes hundreds of slides (with index) of photographs of covered bridges; an album of prints of photographs of covered bridges in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; books and pamphlets, both national and regional, about covered bridges; newsletters from covered bridge organization...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Van Tassell, A.R.
Jackson, Paul
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Dates:
1900-1956.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1015
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album documenting the work and life of A.R. Van Tassell, an engineer who worked on structures in Hawaii as well as the Panama Canal.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1831-1984, undated
Size:
40 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 12: Plants and Animals contains approximately 4,000 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards plants and animals in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Boston Water Works.
Dates:
1895-1932
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (5 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1117
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs, print negatives, publications, stamps, and a glass plate negative, documenting the Metropolitan Water Works during its construction.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)
Dates:
1975
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0197
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major features and to expla...

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Creators:
Vasquez, John G.
Dates:
1942 - 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0942
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document independent inventor John G. Vasquez. The papers include drawings, sketches, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and prototypes for two of Vasquez's inventions.

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Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Treloar, Elmer, 1902-
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1970-1973.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1078
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of negatives of photographs documenting railroad stations in the United States and Canada. The majority of the slides are of stations in the Midwestern U.S.

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Creators:
Todd, W. David (William David)
Stephens, Carlene E., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997-12-07
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0682
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2.5 hours of videotape documenting a succession of clock escapements invented by Richard F. Bond in the 19th century. Bond's invention was called isodynamic escapement.