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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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Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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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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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also phot...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Felton, Samuel Morse, (civil engineer), 1809-1889
Felton, Samuel Morse, (son), 1853-1930
Dates:
1841-1930
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0170
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains biographical material on both Feltons; a handwritten bound report by Felton on the construction of the Norfolk Co. Railroad, 1847 1849; correspondence, 1861 1927, to and from both Feltons; various reports on military railroads during the World War years; and news clippings and articles on the Feltons, 1889-1930.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Kisch, Bruno Z., 1890-1966
Dates:
1904-1968.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0835
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials from the professional life of Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch.

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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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Kost, William Elvidge
Kost, William Cassell, (farmer), 1917-1989
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1939-1989
Size:
17.66 Cubic feet (53 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Kost family farm, Vermont, Illinois. The farm consisted of 120 acres where small grains, hay, and cattle were raised.

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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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Decca (recording company).
Duchin, Eddie (musician)
Cugat, Xavier (bandleader)
Columbia (recording company).
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Dates:
1916-1930s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0297
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone. Boxes 1-4: 53 10" Edison recordings of popular songs by such artists as Freda Hemple, George Hamilton Green, the Metropolitan Quartet, and Frederick Kinsley; also hymns, World War I songs, and some...

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Bukowski, Henry S., 1922-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
ca. 1930s-1940s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0678
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs and postcards of entertainers, mostly jazz musicians and leaders of dance bands, etc., and related memorabilia.

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