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Creators:
Association of Curators Project (National Museum of American History)
Dates:
1983
Size:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Haring, Peter Paul, -1935
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:
National Museum of Natural History. Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1986-1992
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Biodiversity Program, directed by Don E. Wilson. Materials include correspondence; documents concerning workshops conducted in different countries; biodiversity database information; memoranda regarding research, exhibitions and outreach functions; lists of specimens; ...

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Creators:
Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors
Dates:
1919 - 2015
Size:
14 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1304
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the activities of the Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors through financial materials, photographs, convention and scrapbook materials.

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Creators:
Austin, Terry
Siegel, Jerry (cartoonist)
Shuster, Joseph (cartoonist)
Salkind, Alexander
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Dates:
1923-1984
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0274
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes numerous newspaper clippings of the Superman comic strip, 1940-1950, promotional material using the Superman character, Superman comic books, 1944-1978 and illustrations of Superman drawn by Terry Austin in 1984. Dramatic scripts for TV and movie portrayals of Superman in 1977 and 1982 as well as a novel by George Lowther ab...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1912-1965, 1990 and undated
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-097
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document Naval Division, Department of Armed Forces History, planning for the Hall of Naval History in the Museum of History and Technology; Division of History exhibition plans for naval artifacts in the Arts and Industries Building and the United States National Museum; and one file of r...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1986, with related records from 1879-1899 and 1965-1976
Size:
163.32 cu. ft. (160 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (34 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the work of the assistant secretary for Museum Programs. The office directed the operations of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Office of Exhibits Central, Office of the Registrar, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and the Institution's functions under ...

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Creators:
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9558
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Naval History
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- (inventor)
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
Dates:
1886-1941
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0948
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscripts, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks documenting the career of Henry Grattan Tyrrell, an early-twentieth-century civil engineer and bridge builder who was also a prolific self-published author of hundreds of journal articles and several books. Subjects include aesthetic bridge design, history of bridges, design of movable bridges, and the economical design of factories, shops, and mill buildings.

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