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Creators:
Blackwelder, Richard E., interviewee
Dates:
1978
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9517
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:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997, interviewee
Dates:
1975, 1986
Size:
14 audiotapes (Reference tapes). 27 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9521
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:
United States National Museum. Taxidermist
Dates:
1883-1889
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit includes an alphabetical file of correspondence of William Temple Hornaday as taxidermist and curator of living animals. The correspondence deals mainly with the collecting and shipping of specimens and live animals, Hornaday's trip to Montana in 1886, taxidermy, and the operations of Hornaday's departments. Correspondents ...

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Creators:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dates:
circa 1877-1948
Size:
14.73 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 12x17 boxes) (10 tall document boxes) (7 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include original logbooks for the Fish Commission vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, and Danglade containing hydrographic and dredging data; transcribed records of some of that data; accession records, transmittal records, lists, and correspondence concerning specimens taken by the Commission; material co...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1978-1990
Size:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's ...

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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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National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
circa 1947-1974 and undated
Size:
6.15 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 424
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, circa 1955-1974. Also included are plans of operation, circa 1947-1960; public inquiries for identification of specimens and information; and glass plate negatives which document the field work of Frederick W...

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Creators:
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-
Dates:
1950s-1996
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0893
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes music manuscripts, articles and clippings, concert programs, passports, and photographs.

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Creators:
Museums of the Peaceful Arts.
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
United States National Museum
Dates:
1873-1939
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (3 v., ill. (some col.), 28-38 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001781B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbooks compiled by Leslie Leland Locke, chiefly containing notes and ephemera on the history of calculating machines and typewriters, information on inventors, and notes for Locke's own collection of calculating machines. Some of the inventors, correspondents, inventions, companies, and agencies referenced include: Charles Babbage; Frank Stephen Baldwin (Baldwin's calculating machine); Edwin A. Bayley; Ernst Benecke (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; Vannevar Bush; C.E. Locke Mfg. Co. (the Locke Adder); Grover C. Chase; Colburn Gear & Mfg. Co. (George L. Colburn); Thomas A. Edison (Ediphone); Facit calculating machines; Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; the Graf Zeppelin (for the calculating machines used on its flights); George B. Grant; R. Haase (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); A.V. Kryha; George F. Kunz; Derrick N. Lehmer; the MADAS calculator; Marchant Calculating Machine Co.; the "Millionaire" (O. Steiger); Monroe Calculating Machine Co.; the Museums of the Peaceful Arts; Picht braille typewriters for the blind; George Sarton; Thaleswerk; Franz Trinks; Triumphator Works; the United States Patent Office; and the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution; including curators C.W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor of the Division of Engineering, and J.E. Graf, U.S.N.M. associate director). Excerpted material is taken from various publications, such as the International office equipment magazine; the International export review; the American mathematical monthly; the Mathematics teacher; the New York Times; the New York world; the New York Sun; the Herald examiner; Colliers; the Chicago Tribune; and Science.

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Creators:
Brandon Fortune
Dates:
1977-1993
bulk 1987-1991
Size:
6.75 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NPG.CAP.00004
Repository:
National Portrait Gallery

Research material gathered by Brandon B. Fortune regarding two exhibitions and one exhibition catalog about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; including correspondence with museums and collectors, and photocopied book pages. The exact title of the first exhibition is now unknown, but it was likely similar to "World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893: Department of Fine Arts." The second exhibition was entitled "American Art at the 1893 World's Fair-Revisiting the White City," which was accompanied by a book with the same title.

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