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Creators:
McBride, Harry A.
Dates:
ca. 1940s-1950s.
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1171
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approxiamtely 3,000 views of railroads, railroad equipment, stations, yards and employees. The emphasis is on American railroads, but the collection includes a few views of railroad subjects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Scandinavia and several island nations.

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Creators:
Richards, Linda, 1841-1930 (nurse)
Dates:
1886-1890
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Linda Richards was the first woman nurse trained in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. When these letters were written, she was a missionary nurse and the head of the first training school for nurses in Japan.

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Creators:
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
Drake, Beata
Dates:
1954-1981.
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0998
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of materials assembled by Ms. Drake on the subject of covered bridges. It includes photographic prints and negatives she took, most of which are captioned with information about location and date of the photograph; postcards, some of them used; newsletters, guidebooks, and publications by various local and national group...

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Dates:
1992-1998
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues, during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to ...

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Creators:
Bier, Peter J.
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1912-1971
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Important correspondents include Paul E. Garber, Esther Goddard, Philip S. Hopkins, and S. Paul Johnson. Institutions collaborating with NASM include the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, NASA, and the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

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Dates:
circa 1985-1992
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-072
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document administrative activities in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; records pertaining to budgets, exhibition planning, and other administrative issues of the departments and divisions under NMAH; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Dates:
circa 1991-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH) concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special programs. Directors represented include Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994; Director, 1994-2001). Materials include records ...

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Creators:
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)
Dates:
1932 - 1970
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (15 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning developm...

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