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Timken Roller Bearing Company Collection
Creators:
Timken Roller Bearing Company
Pauly, Frank G.
United States. Bureau of Mines
Dates:
1925-1957
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0380
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily technical papers by Timken engineers, presented in journals and meetings of professional societies. The papers concern the use of Timken roller bearings and other products in locomotives and other rolling stock on U.S. railroads and rapid transit systems. Also articles from trade magazines and brochures advertising Timken products, and …

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Ross Winans Letterbook
Creators:
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877 (railroad equipment supplier)
Dates:
1850-1851.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0155
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letterbook contains copies of 417 business letters, arranged chronologically, relating to the manufacture and sale of railroad equipment including locomotive engines, tenders, and car wheels. These letters were replicated in a process similar to carbon copies in an almost perfectly uniform handwriting.

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Oral history interview with Erica Lord
Creators:
Lord, Erica, 1978-
Evans, Lara
Dates:
2020 September 9
Size:
1 Item ((22 min.), digital, mp4)
Collection ID:
AAA.lord20
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Erica Lord conducted 2020 September 9, by Lara Evans, for the Archives of American Art's Art Pandemic Oral History Project at Lord's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields
Creators:
Fields, Earl T., 1900-
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 9
Size:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 7 in.)
9 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.fields65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Earl T. Fields conducted 1965 June 9, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Speaks of his work for the Federal Art Project and later, as the official photographer for the Seattle Art Museum. Fields mentions the work of his father, Grant Wood. He discusses the friction …

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Vail Telegraph Collection
Dates:
1830-1898, 1912-1917
Size:
10.14 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (4 half document boxes) (6 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection contains papers concerning the invention and development of the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and others, especially Vail's work with telegraph instruments and operation of telegraph stations, patent litigation, and Vail's publications concerning the telegraph; correspondence between Alfred and George Vail concerning their investment in …

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History of the Ultracentrifuge Videohistory Collection
Dates:
2007
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9625
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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Ivan Karp papers
Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Lebanon Valley Baseball League Collection
Creators:
Lebanon Valley Baseball League.
Darnbach, Ray
Dates:
1936-1963
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0067
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the history of the Lebanon Valley Baseball League, and includes names of the teams which played, reports of games, problems attendant to both professional and amateur status of a minor league, and League standings. It contains newspaper clippings, letters and memorandums.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Oils and Lubricants
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1839-1956
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Oils
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: Oils and Lubricants 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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Waco Aircraft Company records
Creators:
Waco Aircraft Company
Dates:
1930-1950
Size:
184.1 Cubic feet (168 Legal document boxes; 35 drawers)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0151
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the records of the Waco Aircraft Company. The material includes office files of the company, marketing and sales information, and design data. Also included are original engineering drawings and report files.

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