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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2008
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-585
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of printouts of the Lemelson Center website as it existed on May 31, 1995, and on April 10, 1996. Also included are statistics regarding visitor usage of the website. The Lemelson Center was founded in 1995 at the National Museum of American History. Its mission is to document, interpret, and disseminate information ...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
2010
Collection ID:
Accession 10-163
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Lemelson Center website as it existed on July 16, 2010. The Lemelson Center was founded in 1995 at the National Museum of American History. Its mission is to document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation; to encourage inventive creativity in young people; and to foster an appreci...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2015
Size:
29 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Creators:
Vasquez, John G.
Dates:
1942 - 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0942
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document independent inventor John G. Vasquez. The papers include drawings, sketches, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and prototypes for two of Vasquez's inventions.

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Hounshell, David A.
Fitzgerald, John
Brodie, Jeffrey L.
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
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Dates:
2009
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, through audio and video footage, a symposium held Nov. 6-7, 2009, in the National Museum of American History. The theme of the symposium was the historical interplay of people, places, resources, and ideas in shaping inventors' work. CD 1=Spark!lab Drums CD 2= Flag Hall Drum Circle CD 3= Speakers and Events CD 4= Recep...

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Saxton, Joseph, 1799-1873
Dates:
1821-1856
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of notebooks and diaries in which Saxton wrote detailed information on his experiments and social life in London; an appointment book for 1838; a scientific sketchbook with notes, which include drawings and descriptions of some of Saxton's inventions; and a textbook. Other Joseph Saxton material may be found in the Jo...

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Hernandez-Rebollar, Jose L.
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2005 August 3
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0917
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar was born in the state of Puebla in Mexico. He is the inventor of the AcceleGlove, a prototype device which can translate the alphabet and over 300 words into American Sign Language. The collection contains original and reference audio cassettes of Dr. Rebollar's presentation, "The Process of Invention: The AcceleGlove," a transcript of the presentation, photocopies of his power point presentation slides, and a CD-ROM containing digital images taken at the presentation.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Swanson, Jackie
Swanson, Janese
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes,)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0642
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Janese Swanson developed video game software, a website, and an array of toys and gadgets aimed at making technology more accessible to girls. The collection contains approximately six hours of original and reference video footage of Swanson's Innovative Lives Presentation, in which she discussed her background and demonstrated her inventions with her daughter, Jackie. The material also includes a brief interview.

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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