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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service
Dates:
1965-1969
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records relating to the Intertoys Multiexpo (the first international multiple museum exhibition of toys, play materials, and learning aids) of 1971, compiled by William W. Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Service. It was a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Gallery of Ontario, UNICEF, ...

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Creators:
Accoutrements, Seattle, Washington
Archie McPhee Co. (Seattle, Washington)
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1985-2003
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0837
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An almost complete set of the Accoutrements and Archie McPhee product catalogs. Calling themselves "Outfitters of Popular Culture", the Accoutrements and McPhee catalogs offer toys, novelties and irreverent gag gifts on such subjects as politics, religion, science and fashion.

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Creators:
Duncan, Donald F., Jr.
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.
Dates:
1928-2002
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0807
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection consists of papers, photographs, advertising materials, scrapbooks, clippings and audio-visual materials. These materials trace the rise and fall of the companies owned by the Duncan family as well as the world of yo-yo's. The materials date from 1929 to 2002, with the bulk of the material focused on the Donald F....

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Creators:
Rule, Bob (Robert M.)
Dates:
ca. 1950-1999.
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0855
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials document Bob Rule's career as a yo-yo demonstrator, expert, promoter and contest winner.

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Creators:
Stansbury, Jacqueline
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996
Dates:
1955 - 1995
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1350
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury.

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Creators:
Kane, Nathan, 1969-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997 September 17
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0637
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting Nathan Kane, inventor of Pass-It-Football, a remote control for television, Project-A-Sketch opaque projector for children and low distortion bellows folds for industrial machines.

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Creators:
Aerocar, Inc.
Dates:
1955-1963
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aerocar, Inc. was founded by Moulton B. "Molt" Taylor to produce the Aerocar aircraft he designed. This collection contains materials relating to Aerocar, Inc. including correspondence to shareholders; a news clipping; an advertisement for a scale model Aerocar toy; and two stock certificates for five shares each.

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Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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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Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Dates:
1943 - 2015
Size:
16 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0854
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ralph H. Baer was a German-born ordnance specialist, inventor, and engineer. He was a pioneer of early videogame technology. The papers include autobiographical materials; firearms notes, manuscripts, and photographs; and videogame and television engineering notes, diagrams, schematics, and video documentation.

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