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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.72 Cubic feet (consisting of 2.5 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phonographs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Phonographs forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1463 boxes, 33 map-folders, 7 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1847-1989
Size:
36 Cubic feet (124 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
Dockstader, Frederick J.
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994
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Dates:
1890-1998
Size:
400 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.

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