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, UNESCO …
Accoutrements/Archie McPhee Catalogs
Archie McPhee (Retail store)
Accoutrements and Archie McPhee product catalogs dating from 1983-2008.
Bob Rule Papers
Materials document Bob Rule's career as a yo-yo demonstrator, expert, promoter and contest winner.
Duncan Family Yo-yo Collection
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.
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 …
Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996
The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury.
Nathan Kane Innovative Lives Presentation
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
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.
Aerocar, Inc. Collection
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.
Francis M. Mair Papers
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
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.
Felix P. Caruthers Papers
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.
Ralph H. Baer Papers
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.