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Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Moffat, Reuben
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1852
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1101
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.

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Geological Survey (U.S.)
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
Dates:
1871
Size:
1 Album (30 photographic prints, all ill., 36 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0019
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Includes photographs from the Wasatch Mountains sub-series (Ogden; Cache Valley; Bear River; Gooseberry Creek; Red Rock Pass); and also photographs of Fort Hall, Idaho; Snake River; Pleasant Valley; Portneuf Canyon, Idaho; Red Rock Mountains; hydraulic gold mining at Alder Gulch, near Virginia City, Montana; the camp at Fort Ellis, Montana; Shadow [i.e. Mystic] Lake; and the headwaters of the Gallatin.

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Creators:
Van Valen, Alexander
Dates:
1849-1850
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0935
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1836-1980
Size:
2.37 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 1 folder, 4 oversized folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Mining
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: Mining 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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Creators:
Dickerman, Nelson, 1881-1952
Urbanski, Pauline
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1880-1965.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0542
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the career and life of mining engineer Nelson Dickerman: letters, photographs, clippings and diaries kept during his mining career. Much of the material is personal, rather than professional, relating to Dickerman's family and children. Family photographs include baby books.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
240 Stereographs (black and white, 9 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document African businesses, cities, industry, landscapes, peoples and resources. The collection documents various locations within Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa. Peoples represented include Kikuyu, Maasai, Bangi, Chagga, Ndombe, Poto, Bangala, Zulu, and Kongo peoples. There are many images of agriculture, hunting, making pottery, mining diamonds and gold, church services at a Catholic mission, a gathering of chiefs at a court, a lion-killing ceremony, and war dances. Businesses and industries shown include coffee plantations; the DeBeers Diamond Mine; a diamond mine compound and crushing mill; fishing boats; a hemp plantation; ivory trade; a market; and the stock market.

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Creators:
Museum of History and Technology. Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries
Dates:
1878-1961
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-295
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the exhibitions, collections, and research of curators in the Division of Manufacturers and Heavy Industries. People represented include Edward C. Kendall, Curator and Frank A. Taylor, Curator. Some materials date from when the Division of Manufacturers and Heavy Industries was known at th...

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Creators:
Downs, Darian
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.
Dates:
undated
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (12 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1317
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the personal life and medical career of Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Hall was among the first to use the new X-ray technology and built his own X-ray machine.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Dates:
1921-1981, 1996
Size:
1.88 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (0.19 non- standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. Joseph Hirshhorn was born in Latvia in 1899 and immigrated to the United States in 1905 with his mother and siblings. At twelve, Mr. Hirshhorn left school to sell newspapers and by fourteen he was working in the firm that would later become the American Stock Exchange. At seventeen, ...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Dates:
circa 1926-1982 and undated
Size:
29.78 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7449
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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