This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the radio program, "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, and Deified." This program celebrates electric guitar players who changed the course of popular music. This 2-hour program features Joe Louis Walker, The Ventures, Junior Brown, Jim Hall, and Les Paul. The radio …
Electric Guitar Video Documentation
This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.
This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, symposia, and general activities used for broadcast. Major programs documented within this collection include "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize;" "Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man;" "Reinventing the Wheel: The Continuing Evolution of the Bicycle;" "Crossroads …
Les Paul Videohistory Project Collection
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Video recordings, transcripts, and footage logs for the Lemelson Center affiliated Les Paul Project. Interviews were conducted with Les Paul in Mahwah, New Jersey; at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards ceremony, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and backstage at the Iridium Building in New York City.
Jeffrey Graubart Photograph of Ornette Coleman and John Lee Hooker
This collection consists of a photograph of jazz legends Ornette Coleman and John Lee Hooker posing together for the camera.
Emile Waagenaar Photoprints of Cajun Musicians : digital prints
Environmental portraits of Cajun musicians: 64 inkjet photographic prints, 1980-2008, some in black-and-white and others in color.
Cook Labs records
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002
63.5 Cubic feet (Open-reel tapes)
8.75 Cubic feet (Business records)
78.55 Cubic feet
The Cook Labs records, which date from 1939-2002, document the activities of audio engineer Emory Cook and his label Cook Labs. The contents include business records, materials relating to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label. The collection also contains two interviews conducted with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer. There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company
The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.
This accession consists of records documenting the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, workshops, and symposia. Materials include correspondence, tour information, lecturer papers, announcements, handouts, agendas, research information, planning group notes, participant lists, and survey data.
This accession consists of records that document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, workshops, and symposia related to inventors, inventions, and technological innovation. Major programs documented include Inventing for the Environment symposium, the Hands on Science Center, and the Innovative Lives program which brought inventors and …