John Whitman Christmas Diskette Collection
This collection consists of one 5 ½" x 5 ½" floppy diskette from John Whitman of Micromedia Software in Wellesley, MA, which purports to portray the first Christmas card. It is believed that J. C. Horsley designed the card in England in 1843. When displayed on computer screen the card reads. "A Merry Christmas and …
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.
Valentin Tatransky papers
Biographical material, writings including journals and manuscripts, correspondence, teaching notes and lectures, financial material, photographs and slides, printed material, audio visual material including CDs, VHS tape, a cassette tape and 3.5 inch floppy diskettes.
Velma Nesbit manuscript
This collection, which dates from circa 2000, contains a 144-page typescript copy of the unpublished autobiography of Velma Nesbit, the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper. Also present are 14 audiocassettes, one diskette and four compact discs relating to Nesbit's life and career.
GTE Burst Switch Collection
GTE Laboratories Inc.
Drawings, patents, notes, computer printouts, articles, and technical papers documenting the GTE Burst-switch; also, subject files relating to many aspects of the burst switch project.
Sherry Sherrod DuPree collection on the African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements
This collection, which dates from circa 1887-2001, contains materials relating to the history of African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements. Included are newsletters, correspondence, brochures, fliers, magazines, VHS tapes, articles, newspaper clippings, slides, manuscripts, photographs, books, financial documents, audiocassettes, compact discs, diskettes, DuPree's research files, and other materials. A copy of DuPree's book "African-American Holiness Pentecostal Movement: an Annotated Bibliography," which was based on the research in this collection, is also present.
Michael Bell papers
The papers of Michael Bell measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1988. The papers document his career as an art curator and administrator, artist, and research on Surrealism through correspondence with artists; lecture notes, manuscripts, and other writings; documents from his time on the Registrar Committee for the American Association of Museums, Surrealist artist files, and administrative files; materials relating to exhibitions he participated in such as the "100 Vows of the Sun" exhibition; exhibition catalogs, pulbished manuscripts, and other printed material; and photographs of works by Surrealist artists.
Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, [xerographic and photographic copies]
This collection is composed entirely of xerographic and photographic reproductions made for the Robert Mills Papers Project. The copies include correspondence, plans, federal legislation regarding proposed government construction projects, construction records, and material regarding people with a relation to Mills or one of his projects. The material is organized into …
Safko International, Inc. Records
The records of Safko International, Inc., document an assistive computer technology company created by Lon S. Safko to produce and sell the environmental control systems he invented for the physically disabled, specifically quadriplegics. Through the use of a computer and alternative input devices, the physically disabled were able to overcome physical barriers which inhibited them from attaining an autonomous lifestyle.
This accession consists of records that document the International Symposium on Grass Systematics and Evolution held in July 1986, at the National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian was co-sponsor of the event which included an exhibit. Thomas R. Soderstrom was the chief participant and organizer from the Smithsonian Institution. These …