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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Size:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Haring Cotton Machine Company.
Haring, Peter Paul, -1935
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Haring, Grace
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Dates:
1895-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Haring's development of cotton picking machines, 1894-1930.

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Creators:
Wilhelm
White, Sydney Victor
Lord, R. H.
Petit, Pierre, 1832-
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Dates:
ca. 1870-1900
Size:
17 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0191
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains twelve photoprints in the cabinet print format, although only nine are true albumen cabinet prints. The subjects depicted are European scientists. Except as otherwise noted in the listing, biographical information about the subjects was located in standard biographical references, such as Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Chambers' Dictionary of Scientists, and World Who's in Science.

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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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Bachelet, Emile, 1863-1946
Bachelet, Albert E.
Dates:
1890 - 1973
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0302
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Emile Bachelet, inventor of electro-magnetic therapeutic devices for the treatment of rheumatism.

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Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

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Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is...

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Arden, Juliette
Dates:
1884-1950
Size:
1.4 Cubic feet (4 vertical boxes, 1 flat oversize box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0285
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes papers that were important to Henry, Henry B. and Juliette Arden. There is some confusion caused by the names of father and son. Juliette referred to her father as Henry, never as Harry or Henry B. Early patents, granted before his death in 1912 may have been granted to the father. All documents or correspondence later than...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
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Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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Creators:
Porter, Rufus, 1792-1884
Dates:
1826
1849
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0033
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This donation consists of the two booklets written by Rufus Porte on aerial navigation.

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