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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Phillips, William, Dr., 1948-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001-04-27
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0770
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 5-1/2 hours of video footage documenting an interview with Dr. William Phillips, a physicist and Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1997). Phillips discusses his background, work at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) using laser light to cool gases to the lowest temperature ever achieved, and his memories of winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
Fulton, Garland, 1890-1974
Dates:
1914-1964
bulk 1918-1945
Size:
20.8 Cubic feet (45 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0101
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Garland Fulton Collection consists of material gathered by Captain Garland Fulton.

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Mr. Wizard Studios (Firm)
Herbert, Don (Donald Jeffry), 1917-2007
Dates:
1906-2008
bulk 1951-1995
Size:
26 Cubic feet (57 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1326
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, through printed materials, photographs, audio and moving image, Don Herbert's career as a science educator under the persona of "Mr. Wizard" from 1951 until the 1990s.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
1986-2013
Size:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1961-1966
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative records maintained by Charles A. Lundquist as assistant director (Science), which primarily concern SAO scientific projects. Projects represented in the records include the Satellite Tracking Program, Celescope Project, Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, Hydrogen Maser Program, Very ...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management
Dates:
1976-2004
Size:
39 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management
Dates:
1957-2001
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-164
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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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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