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Creators:
Becker, Leonard, ?-1985
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1976
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box , 5 audiocassete tapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0248
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Leonard Becker was a major participant in the development and marketing of Vinyl plastic.

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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952, 1968
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Creators:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944
Dates:
1976
1863 - 1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.

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Creators:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1919-1980
Size:
277.95 Cubic feet (255 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of historical files on FI, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. The material consists primarily of historical/public relations material, including photographs and brochures, but also includes significant amounts of business records for FEAC, Kreider-Reisner, Hiller, Republic, Ranger, Stratos, and Swearingen. The collection also documents Fairchild's joint ventures with Fokker, Pilatus, and other aircraft manufacturers. The material also includes an extensive negative collection as well as film and videotape libraries.

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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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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1463 boxes, 33 map-folders, 7 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Creators:
Bellcomm, Inc.
Dates:
1959-1972
Size:
81.71 Cubic feet (222 letter document boxes, 1 slim letter document box, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0093
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1833-1943
Size:
2.9 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lighting
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: Lighting 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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Creators:
Heezen, Bruce C.
Dates:
circa 1947-1977
Size:
98.7 cu. ft. (96 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (5 oversize tube boxes) (6 globes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7464
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Dates:
circa 1932-1985
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wagssamu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985 comprise 6.4 linear feet of correspondence, writings, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs documenting Wagstaff's professional and personal relationships with artists and photographers, his career as an art curator, and his position as an important collector of paintings and photographs. Correspondence with artists and others such as curators, arts organizations, galleries, and museums, reflects the diversity of contemporary American art and includes individuals associated with the abstract expressionist, Fluxus, pop, earth, conceptual, and minimalist art movements.

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