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Creators:
Ledley, Robert S.
National Biomedical Research Foundation. Georgetown University
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Robert Ledley Papers document the development of the first whole-body diagnostic imaging system, the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial (ACTA) X-ray Scanner by Ledley in 1973. Also included is material relating to Ledley's company, Digital Science Information Corporation (DISCO), as well as the public and medical communities' reactions to the scanner.

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Creators:
Hoskins, Sarah
Dates:
2002
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of fifteen black and white photographs of hog slaughter in New Zion, Kentucky, taken by Sarah Hoskins in 2002.

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Creators:
Hoffman, John Nathan, 1923-1982
Dates:
circa 1890s-1960s
Size:
3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1125
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of poster stamps (non-denominated stamp-sized miniature posters) advertising or commemorating a large variety of places, events, products, causes, and miscellaneous other subjects, including many international subjects. Some of the stamps are in albums or album sleeves.

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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:
Currier, Thomas, 1906-1986
Currier, Terrence P.
Granville, Bonita
Warner, H.B.
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Dates:
1928-1986.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1120
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thomas Currier (1906-1986) and his partner Max Zides (1904-1975) formed the radio, vaudeville, night club and television song and patter duo known as Hum (Zides) and Strum (Currier). The collection documents the career of Currier and Zides as Hum and Strum.

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Creators:
Jones, Ernie
Dates:
1980
1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1118
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection contains product literature, newsletters, and other hand-outs collected from exhibitors by Ernie Jones, a faire attendee. The First West Coast Computer Faire was held in San Francisco, California on April 15-17, 1977, and the Fifth West Coast Computer Faire was held on March 14-16, 1980.

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Crane, H. Irving
Dates:
1927-1950
bulk 1935-1945
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1119
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

H. Irving Crane worked as a chemist for Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. (a division of National Dairy Corporation) from 1933-1940s on the production of several products utilizing casein, a protein found in milk. These products include Aralac (a synthetic fiber), Aracide (a fungicide and moth repellent), spray-dried milk, casein paints, and synthetic rubbers. The H. Irving Crane papers document Crane's work as a chemist at Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. and the development of Aralac and Aracide.

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Creators:
Vetter, David, 1971-1984
Vetter, David J., Jr.
Vetter, Carol Ann
Texas Children's Hospital
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Dates:
1971-1986
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1133
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. His life in a special isolation unit received widespread publicity.

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Dates:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.