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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Size:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Jackson, Milt
Madewell, Steven
Dates:
October 2, 2010
Size:
2 electronic discs (dvd)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Milt Jackson who discusses his "re-invention" of the test tube. Jackson's test tube has a flat side that enables it to rest horizontally without a rack, and a bent end. Milt Jackson is the founder of the company Norwood-Cortez which provides computer systems design services.

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Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-
Stephens, Lee
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Dates:
1995 June 1
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Hal Walker and his research and development work with lasers and electric automobiles.

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Creators:
Ewin, James Lithgow (inventor)
Dates:
1873, 1874, 1879.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes an English patent paper #2126 for improved vulcanizable water-proof gum, 1873, to Benjamin Joseph Barnard Mills; a U.S. patent paper #151,109 for improvement in the art of manufacturing horseshoes, 1874; and an English patent paper #1194 for improvement in street-lighting apparatus.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Berger, Sondra
Moore, Ann
Moore, Mike
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Dates:
1999-10
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes , BetaCamSP, 1/2 inch VHS videotapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0706
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ann Moore is the inventor of the Snugli baby carrier and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The collection contains original, master, and reference videos, audiocassette recordings, and transcripts documenting Moore's inventive career.

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Creators:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)
Dates:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0641
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2001
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document grants administered by the Lemelson Center to fund projects related to inventors and inventions. Materials include grant proposals, correspondence and notes, reports, financial records, and research information.

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Creators:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Ca...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1993-2011
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-288
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015 and document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, conferences, lectures, talks, and symposia. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, talks, conference presentations, interviews, meeting minutes ...

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