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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1952-1987
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Engineering and Industry. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and when the ...

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Creators:
Leubuscher, Frederic
Costain, Harold Haliday
Dates:
circa 1930-1940
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (106 slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.LBR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Frederic H. Leubuscher Collection contains 106 duplicate 35mm slides documenting examples of Leubuscher's landscape architecture design work in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and other locations.

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Creators:
Borst, Henry V.
Dates:
undated
Size:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0038
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the following book authored b...

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Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Petersen, Dean F., 1913-1989
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Dates:
1952-1977
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0967
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents some of the writings by Dean F. Petersen, a civil engineer specializing in water resource management.

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Creators:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016
Dates:
1947-2016
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.snelkenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Kenneth Snelson measure 21.8 linear feet and date from 1947-2016. While primarily known for his sculptures incorporating the structural principle of tensegrity, Snelson was also a prolific photographer and forerunner of computer art. The collection document's the artist's life and work through chronological files, correspondence, project files, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, and printed material. Chronological files detail seven decades of personal and professional activities, beginning with Snelson's summers at Black Mountain College where he studied with Buckminster Fuller. Project files comprise nearly half of the collection and extensively document his sculptures, towers, atom model, computer art, patents, and cataloging and publishing projects.

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Dates:
1989
Size:
files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9542
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph (inventor)
Dates:
1924 - 1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1336
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the life and career of H. Joseph Gerber, inventor and president of Gerber Scientific, Inc. Gerber was known for his invention of the variable scale, GERBERcutter S-70, and other automated industrial devices. The records include personal records, correspondence, biographical sketches, photographs, publicity, journals and magazines, clippings, speeches, award information, and one audio recording.

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service
Dates:
1989-1992
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-038
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, invoices, shipping receipts, and related materials concerning the exchange of books among international and national organizations, societies, institutions and universities. The International Exchange Service was phased out in 1992. Related records exist in Record Units 502 and 509.

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