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SpectraMetrics (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Elliott Laboratories (Andover, Massachusetts)
Elliott, William G., 1932-2014
Elliott, Mark
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Dates:
circa 1958-1988
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business ...

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Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1925-1964
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0959
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.

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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Edelson, Rachel Goodman
Division of Musical History, NMAH
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Dates:
circa 1964
Size:
1 Item (1 oversize file folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0381
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A poster documenting Goodman's 1964 tour to Japan and the published sheet music for Brahms's QUINTET FOR CLARINET IN A and SONATA FOR CLARINET IN B.

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Creators:
Dorn, Joel, 1942-2007
Dates:
1966-1987
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0536
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recording session logs, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and accounting sheets and ledger documenting Dorn's career as a producer for Atlantic Records.

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Douglas, Stephen A., 1912- (World War II soldier)
Dates:
1942-1945
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0755
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series. Series 1: Illustrated Envelopes contains envelopes drawn by Stephen Douglas and mounted on mat boards. This type of painted envelope is also called "patriotic." See Lawrence Sherman, United States Patriotic Envelopes of World War II, 2006. Series 2: Unit History, documents the engineers in the South We...

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Creators:
Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.

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Creators:
Deming, Lucretia
Dates:
1883 January 1-1887 April 27
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0173
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This is a single household account book for the period from January 1, 1883 through April 27, 1887, maintained by Lucretia Deming until two days before her death. The final entry is $120.05 for the payment of Litchfield property taxes. The accounts record daily expenditures in substantial detail, i.e oysters, candy, bread, oil, Century Magazine, e...

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Creators:
Claussen, Pete
Dates:
1941-1943
Size:
7 Cubic feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0860
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

American magazines and magazine covers dating from 1941 through 1943 with illustrations of the American flag collected and donated by Pete Claussen.

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Creators:
Arkatov, James, 1920-
Dates:
1995-2003
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1229
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains 326 photographs of jazz musicians taken by James Arkatov from 1995 to 2003.