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Creators:
Mahaffey, James A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medicine and Science
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dates:
1989 - 1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1393
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains archival materials relating to the subject of cold fusion, and experiments conducted to corroborate the supposed discovery of the phenomenon. The collection includes Mahaffey's heavily illustrated laboratory notebook, dating from the beginning of the experiment on April 8, 1989 through April 20, 1989, documenting the experim...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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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, Sci...

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Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1936-1945
Size:
2 Cubic feet
15 Motion picture films (black and white, sound)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0308
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films depict U.S. Navy personnel carrying out maintenance and repair operations on diesel engines. The films were made under the supervision of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for Bureau of Ships. 400-500 feet in length, with a voice-over commentary on technical aspects of the work on Bessemer, General Motors, and International diesel engines.

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Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Computers, Information and Society
SHARE (Association)
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents computing organizations in which Paul Armer was active.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology
Dates:
1976-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1298
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and recordings relating to a conference held at the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) on October 23, 1978. The Conference was a joint effort by the Smithsonian, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Data Processing Management Association, and the Washington, D.C.chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The collection includes: a program signed by participants; photographs taken at the conference; planning documents such as invitations to speakers to participate and responses to them, proposed guest lists, proposed agendas, press releases, minutes of the planning committee for the Conference; documents relating to budgeting for the conference; and audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes of the conference.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1967-2008
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Electricity and Modern P...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Bay State Gas Company.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1858-1929
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document an investigation by M.L. Webb, an attorney from Massachusetts, into possible trust violations by the coal and gas industry of New England, New Jersey, and Delaware in the late nineteenth century. Documents assembled by Webb include patents, stock records, photographs, correspondence, hand written notes, published materials, and investigation notebooks.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Eney, William J.
Dates:
1929-1977
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents William J. Eney, a civil engineer whose research primarily focused on model analysis of bridges, stress test and concrete.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
circa 1948-1988
Size:
18.81 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 397
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Ste...

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