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Creators:
Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

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Dates:
1898-1987
Size:
6 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S35
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 35 contains documents related to Sam DeVincent and his interest in sheet music. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Biema, Anne van
Dates:
undated
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2004.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Correspondence, research files, genealogical files, records pertaining to the Ukiyo-e Society of America, photographs (some framed, some black and white, color snapshots of prints).

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Creators:
Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Moody, Linda
Moody, James, 1925-2010
Dates:
1989 - 2008
Size:
14 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1405
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the life and career of musician James Moody, and includes: Moody's compositions and arrangements, including parts for various instruments; correspondence, some personal, some business; business records such as contracts, copyright and royalty statements, and tour itineraries; photographs, some personal, and some documentin...

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Dates:
1884 August 22
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0271
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A 19-page handwritten journal of a sea voyage in 1884, written on the return trip, presumably back to London.

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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915 - 1954
Size:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0322
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1917-1966
Size:
3.5 Boxes (approximately.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S03
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Series 3 consists of three document boxes of materials relating to how Mr. Warshaw maintained the collection as a business. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana .

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Creators:
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-1993
Dates:
1977-1992
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Offprints of articles by Sherwood F. Moran compiled by Alexander Coburn Soper, accompanied by photographs, a reproduction, and Soper's introduction typescript, assembled in preparation for an unpublished book of Moran' writing entitled "Studies in Japanese Art Treasures."

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