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Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNI...

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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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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Varian, Russell H., 1898-1959 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1937.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0110
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Berger, Julius G., 1888- ((electrical engineer))
Dates:
1909-1918.
Size:
1 Boxe (3 boxes, 9 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0075
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection traces the training and employment of an early electrical engineer. It includes 4 manuals filled with Berger's lab training at Stevens and G.E., a lecture notebook, two business correspondence scrapbooks, an industrial power data reference book, and a group of G.E. technical newsletters.

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Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1871-1938
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Dates:
1956-1988 and undated
Size:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 332
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research ...

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Brookhaven National Laboratory
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1959 - 1960
Size:
1.67 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0522
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentary materials relating to the construction and operation of the 80-inch hydrogen bubble chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory: a 16mm film of the construction of the bubble chamber; 6 reels of audiotapes from the operation of the bubble chamber, 8 rolls of 70mm film of particle tracks; 3 rolls of 35mm film of particle tracks; a log book...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
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Dates:
1946-1952
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Dates:
1938-1974
Size:
36 Cubic feet (81 Films, 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films vary in subject, production source, and intended audience. Includes both silent and sound black-and-white, and color films with sound.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Maryland. Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State
Dates:
ca. 1740-1965.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0114
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

18th, 19th, and 20th century material deposited with the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, chiefly relating to the practice of medicine in the state. Includes correspondence, papers, certificates, diplomas, patents, maps, notebooks, clippings, prescriptions, pamphlets, photocopies of documents, scrapbooks, photographs, and p...

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