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Creators:
Watson, Paul Gristock, 1900-1966 (naval officer)
Dates:
1960-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0104
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the early development of radio apparatus.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Kemmer, Frank
Dates:
1916-1917
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1041
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album showing all aspects of construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

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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:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Everett Piano Company
Hammacher, Schlemmer & Company
Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
ca. 1903-1955.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertisements, catalogs, repair manuals, union materials, and technical drawings related to pianos and piano tuning (companies and organizations listed below). While providing a window into a profession that spans both science and music, this collection contains information concerning economic changes, advertising, trade associations, and technical advances.

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Creators:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013
Granatelli, Vincent
Grancor Automotive Specialists
Hurricane Hot Rod Association
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Dates:
1932-2008
Size:
66 Cubic feet (108 boxes, 16 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatel...

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Creators:
Mattachine Society of Washington
Dates:
1978-2013, undated
Size:
4.1 (13 boxes) Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1428
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and publications collected by the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC relating to the gay to straight conversion therapy program known as Love in Action (LIA) and director of the Memphis, Tennessee LIA, John J. Smid and author Garrard Conley.

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Creators:
California Shop.
Kemp, Helen Misch, 1894-1948 (store owner/manager)
Kemp, Barbara
Dates:
1938-1942
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0572
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of a bound volume used as both a log of visitors to the shop and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, ephemera, magazine articles, announcements, and invitations to fashion shows. The first few pages of the volume are the guest book. The remaining pages were used as the scrapbook and is in reverse chronological order. Th...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
New York Department of Public Works
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Dates:
1933-1935
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1027
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs that document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.

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Creators:
Davis, Henry
Klepetko, Frank, 1856-1925
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
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Dates:
circa 1880
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1042
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Album of cyanotype photographs of mills, mines and mining equipment, and the shipping of iron ore, mostly in Michigan.