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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Creators:
Kopp, Harriet Green, 1917-
Dates:
1930-1950
Size:
4.75 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1130
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers relate to Kopp's work in visible speech technology, especially a project to develop a machine that would enable the deaf to understand the spoken voice; including biographical materials, research notes, lecture notes, spectrograms, research reports, log books, correspondence, slides and photographs, books, and documentation of grants f...

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz
Jefferson, Maceo
Cargill, Thomas
Cargill, Darlene Johnson
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Dates:
1800s-1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, includin...

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Creators:
Lightner, Candy
Dates:
1980-1998, undated
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1262
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains materials related to the founding and activities of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD.) and Candace Lightner from 1980 to 1992.

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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:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Diamond, Freda, 1905-
Dates:
1945-1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 4 folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0616
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials relating to Diamond's career as an industrial designer, including various client files (especially Libbey Glass) containing photographs, designs, sketches, and other papers; articles by and about Diamond; magazines; awards; and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
Commercial Decal, Inc.
Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Dates:
1926-1993, undated
Size:
4.62 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0477
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Commercial Decal, Incorporated records consist of decals, photographs and advertising materials that trace the business transactions of Commercial Decal, Incorporated from its early creation through its closing in 1992. Most of the actual decals and patterns are from the early 1970s through 1992. The records of product orders, however, date bac...

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Creators:
Cater, Anita
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Ganson, Arthur, 1955-
Dates:
October 4, 2002.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0830
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting interviews with Arthur Ganson, kinetic sculptor and inventor.