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Creators:
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
29 videotapes (Reference copies). 75 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9531
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:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Crustacea
Dates:
circa 1908-1979
Size:
41.50 cu. ft. (83 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 307
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the curatorial staff of the Division of Crustacea, 1965-1979, and its predecessor, the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1908-1965. Most of the correspondence dates from 1937, with a small amount created before that date. A few photographs and manuscripts are included ...

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Boyden, Uriah A. (Uriah Atherton), 1804-1879
Francis, Joseph Sidney
Schultze, Bernhard
Dates:
1806-1879
bulk 1830-1879
Size:
21 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0982
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of Uriah A. Boyden (1804-1879), a Boston civil and mechanical engineer and the inventor of the Boyden turbine. Materials include correspondence, notes, calculations, articles, notebooks, legal documents, financial documents, patents and patent assignments, design drawings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, business cards, and a print of a daguerreotype.

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Creators:
Bergman, Harry M.
Kahn family
Kahn, Kimberly
Dates:
1926-1957
Size:
3 Cubic feet (5 document boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0722
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Kahn Family Films document the activities of the Godwin Construction Co. of New York City from 1928-1934. The films also document more than twenty-five years of the Bergman and Kahn family life and travel. The films are silent, 16mm black and white reversal and Kodachrome. Unless otherwise noted, films were arranged in the Archives Center on ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
Ravnitzky, Michael
Dates:
circa 1900-present
Size:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0404
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.

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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1847-1989
Size:
36 Cubic feet (124 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service
Dates:
circa 1908-1971
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 502
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the correspondence of the director of the International Exchange Service along with invoices and shipping instructions. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the exchange of printed matter between parties in the United States and abroad.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Business Ventures. Product Development and Licensing
Dates:
1971-2005
Size:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the processes of Product Development and Licensing at Smithsonian Business Ventures. The unit's primary function is to generate revenue for the Smithsonian Institution through the licensing and development of products related to collections within the Smithsonian museums. Some of these pro...

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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