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Creators:
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:
Hoffman, Robin
Stone, William R., 1920-2006
Raytheon Company
Dates:
1967 - 1985
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject o...

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Creators:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012
Dates:
1943-2012
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.

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Creators:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014
Dates:
1970-2009
bulk 1973-2003
Size:
13 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1414
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

InBae Yoon was a Korean American inventor. He specialized in OB-GYN surgery, and his inventions aided in the safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The papers include personal documents, corporate agreements and licenses, technical drawings, patent applications, correspondence, project proposals, and methods and procedures.

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Creators:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Beers, Royce. L., 1888-
Dates:
ca. 1900-1969.
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0880
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents stokers and fuel burners and includes patents, awards, articles, notebooks, graphs, drawings, tables, and company publications.

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Creators:
Weber, Carl
Weber, Martin J., 1905-2007
Dates:
1931-1980
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1209
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection features business documents, legal papers, and examples of prints from Martin J. Weber, who pioneered the "Weber Process."

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Creators:
Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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Creators:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1842-1912
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Herrick's blast furnace and rotary steam engine business, including business correspondence, patent documents, drawings, machine operations data, and publications.

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Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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