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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1995 October
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0606
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This videohistory documents the operation of a 19th-century mechanical cash carrier system used in a Penn Yan, New York department store.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
June 1996.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0607
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This videohistory documents the Moore-Stein Protein Sequencer. The sequencer enabled automatic analysis of protein structure and was the forerunner of the automated instruments essential to modern biotechnology.

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Photographic History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Rosenthal, Joseph
Faber, John (photographer)
National Press Photographers Association
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Dates:
1957-1968
Size:
28 Sound tape reels (1/4"audio tapes, open reel)
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0620
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes conversations with significant photographers and their experiences documenting historic events. Some of the material is associated with John Faber's book, "Great Moments in News Photography" (New York: T. Nelson, 1960). Includes Faber's interview with photographer Joe Rosenthal about his famed Iwo Jima photograph.

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Vining, Margaret
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Gregory, Edmund B.
Heller, Edward L.
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Dates:
1995 August 24
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0608
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This video history documents the research and development of the Quartermaster Corps during World War II, highlighting materials used to create gear for combat soliders in various terrains and weather conditions.,Lt. Col. Edward L. Heller, U.S.A. Ret., discusses the Quartermaster Corps' inventive research and development work in an afternoon panel ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Bunch, Lonnie G.
United States. Department of Agriculture
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Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
1 Cubic foot
18 videocassettes (vhs)
15 cassette tapes
38 videocassettes (video 8)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0614
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.

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Creators:
Vogelstein, Bert
Kinsler, Kenneth
Sharrer, Terry
Civin, Curt I.
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Dates:
1997 June 5
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0623
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original videos documenting Curt I. Civins's discovery of the cell surface protein that makes stem cell selection possible; and interviews with Kenneth Kinsler and Bert Vogelstein.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 November 11-16
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0610
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.