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Creators:
United States National Museum. Section of Chemical Industries
Dates:
1925-1940
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of Aida M. Doyle, Aid, Section of Organic Chemistry, 1925-1938, and Wallace E. Duncan, Assistant Curator, Section of Chemical Industries, United States National Museum (USNM), 1939-1942, in the research and in the pursuit of assistance from companies in exhibiting a variety of prod...

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Creators:
Welsbach, Carl Auer von, Baron
Forscher, Frederick
Dates:
1890.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0438
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letter, written by Carl Auer Von Welsbach to the Austrian Gas and Electric Company, February 23, 1890. It records his sale to that utility of the gaslight mantle he invented.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001 October 1
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0792
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately five hours of video footage documenting Harold Kroto, chemist and Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996) discussing carbon structures called "bucky balls" named after architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes. Kroto describes properties and mathematical principles represented by these structures and he discusses his background and winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
Tate, Vernon, Dr.
Seidell, Atherton, 1878-1961
Dates:
circa 1932-1964
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0449
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dr. Seidell's thoughts and processes about the subject of microfilming.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology ., Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1955-1966 and undated
Size:
1.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 579
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the research files of Robert P. Multhauf, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences. The records contain scripts for Hall of Chemistry exhibitions; historical information and illustrations pertaining to chemistry, chemical apparatus, and industrial laboratories; biographies of distinguished chemists; and se...

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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:
National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-2001
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-276
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of "Science in American Life," a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, "Scien...

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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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Creators:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
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:
Schadenberg, A.
Dates:
circa 1881-1896
Size:
145 glass negatives
2 Folders (Manuscript envelope)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.152
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of the Philippines, including images of Spanish and Philippine people, military personnel, houses and government buildings, churches, villages and towns, rivers and landscapes, and material culture.

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