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Creators:
King, D. Ward
Dates:
1902-2005
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet ( 2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1332
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion O'Brien, 1917-1998 (woman inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972
Dates:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Size:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0683
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
December 1996.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
27 video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0605
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Inventor Tadeusz Sendzimir, a Polish immigrant, designed and installed the first "Z" Mill for cold rolling stainless steel in the United States. The videohistory documents the story of a new approach to the rolling process of steel technology transfer and consumer demand for a new product;video documents the mill in operation and interviews with ac...

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Think Surgical, Inc. (Fremont, California)
Dates:
1983-2010
bulk 1991-1994
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1378
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development of ROBODOC™, the first robot to perform surgery on a human in the United States through correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

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Woodard, William E., 1873-1942 (inventor)
Dates:
1909 - 1949
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0125
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of United States, Canadian, Mexican and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard from 1909 to 1949. The patents are for Woodard's developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Swanson, Jackie
Swanson, Janese
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes,)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0642
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Janese Swanson developed video game software, a website, and an array of toys and gadgets aimed at making technology more accessible to girls. The collection contains approximately six hours of original and reference video footage of Swanson's Innovative Lives Presentation, in which she discussed her background and demonstrated her inventions with her daughter, Jackie. The material also includes a brief interview.

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Creators:
GV Medical, Inc.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
CABG Medical, Inc.
ATS Medical, Inc.
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Dates:
1961-2014
Size:
10 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1340
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Manny Villafaña, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of several medical device companies since 1971. The majority of the collection pertains to St. Jude Medical, which introduced the mechanical heart valve technology that became the industry standard.

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Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-
Stephens, Lee
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Dates:
1995 June 1
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Hal Walker and his research and development work with lasers and electric automobiles.

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