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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952 September 18-20
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1960-1995
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the exhibition records of Paul Forman, curator of modern physics, which document proposals, planning, and object research for exhibitions and displays. Earlier records date from when Forman was in the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, and, prior to his arrival at the Smithsonian Institution, when that ...

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Dates:
1987
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9535
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Engineering
Dates:
1886-1956
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 297
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Division of Engineering and its predecessors. Included is early correspondence between curators and administrators of the USNM and the Smithsonian; an incomplete general correspondence file, R-Z, circa 1904-1919; annual and quarterly reports of the Division; histories of the Division of Technology, ...

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Creators:
Terrell, William Dandrige, 1871-1960s (radio communication specialist)
Dates:
1911-1965
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0097
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents W.D.Terrell's life, specifically his work as Chief of the Radio Division in the Commerce Department. Terrell was responsible for monitoring the institution of radio into the nation's defense forces.

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Creators:
Interstate Commerce Commission
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Yungmeyer, Martha
Dates:
1931-1964
Size:
8 Cubic feet (24 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records compiled by the Bureau of Rail Safety of the Federal Railroad Administration. Data include names of locomotive builders and railroads operating them.

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Dates:
1890-1948
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1446
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographs and advertisements related to women working in industry dating from 1890 to 1948.

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Creators:
Ledley, Robert S.
National Biomedical Research Foundation. Georgetown University
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Robert Ledley Papers document the development of the first whole-body diagnostic imaging system, the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial (ACTA) X-ray Scanner by Ledley in 1973. Also included is material relating to Ledley's company, Digital Science Information Corporation (DISCO), as well as the public and medical communities' reactions to the scanner.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Krause, Bernie
Deutsch, Herbert
Hemsath, Bill
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Dates:
1996-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0640
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.

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Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
GTE Laboratories Inc.
Dates:
1984-1999.
Size:
7 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 6 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0833
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Drawings, patents, notes, computer printouts, articles, and technical papers documenting the GTE Burst-switch; also, subject files relating to many aspects of the burst switch project.

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