Query: Sperry Co.
Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection
Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Alfred Victor Verville Papers
Creators:
Verville, Alfred V.
Verville Aircraft Company
Dates:
1886-1969
Size:
53.375 Linear feet (102 containers: 89 legal size document boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 10 flatboxes, 1 large format folder)
5 Film reels (1 35mm, two 16mm, and 2 8mm films)
50.008 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0173
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains Verville's personal papers. The material relates mainly to his various aeronautical concerns as well as his involvement with military aviation. The collection includes a large number of photos tracing the development of Curtiss aircraft and Naval Aviation, and especially documenting the design, construction, and flights of a replica of the Navy's first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 'Triad', built under Verville's direction by the Bureau of Aeronautics to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 1961. Also included are a large number of blueprints and photos of Verville-designed aircraft, especially those developed by the Verville Aircraft Co. in 1928 - 1931

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Russell H. Varian Papers
Creators:
Varian, Russell H., 1898-1959 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1937.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0110
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.

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Felix P. Caruthers Papers
Creators:
Caruthers, Felix P.
Dates:
1952-1984
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0812
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, mostly technical, relating to Caruthers' development of automated machine tools. The papers include technical reports and notes; schematics for specific inventions including diagrams, graphs, photographs and plans bound together; patents and related correspondence; operators' manuals; copies of papers delivered by Caruthers at engineering events; and assorted trade literature.

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Charles Arens Scrapbooks
Creators:
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967
Dates:
1911-1960
Size:
1.05 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera.

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John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera
Creators:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.

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American Furniture Industries Survey Collection
Creators:
Woodward, Inc.
Vaughan Furniture Co., The.
Steelcase, Inc.
Lane Company, The.
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Dates:
1977-1980
Size:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0286
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company. Nearly all …

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Donald Jayne Lehmer papers
Creators:
Lehmer, Donald Jayne, 1918-1975
Dates:
1927-1977
Size:
1.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1979-48
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional life of Donald Jayne Lehmer (1918-1975), archaeologist and professor of anthropology. Included are correspondence, diaries, fieldnotes, project reports, applications, articles, contracts, reference materials, mimeographed hand-outs, maps, diagrams, photographs and one sound recording. The bulk of the material relates to Lehmer's early archaeological career and to his …

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Clement Melville Keys Papers
Creators:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952
Dates:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0091
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1833-1975
Size:
3.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 3 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Office
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Office Equipment forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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