Wade Corset Collection
Collection documents the Wade Corset Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded by inventor, Alzira Hewitt Cowardin Wade.
George Eli Whitney Papers
The papers of inventor and engineer George Eli Whitney.
Elisha Gray Collection
Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.
Marion O'Brien Donovan Papers
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.
Elihu Thomson Collection
Material documenting the activities of the Thomson Electric Welding Company and the Thomson Spot Welder Company. Includes copies of patents issued to Thomson or his employees, bulletins on electric resistance welding published by the companies, photographs of electric welding equipment, sales literature, historical notes on Elihu Thomson, and a ledger …
Kleinschmidt Teletype Records
Goodspeed, Charles B.
Kleinschmidt, Edward E., 1876-1977
This collection largely contains correspondence regarding the Kleinschmidt Teletype, as well as financial records and newspaper clippings regarding the Teletype Company.
Peter Paul Haring Papers
Papers relating to Haring's development of cotton picking machines, 1894-1930.
Harris Automatic Press Company Records
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information Technology and Communications
Harris Automatic Press Company, Dayton, Ohio
1889 - 1995
Collection documents the Harris Automatic Press Company, manufacturers of a printing press with an automatic feed primarily through drawings and photographs.
Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death …
Russell H. Varian Papers
Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.