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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1954-2004
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, the Division of Electricity ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life
Dates:
1893, 1915, 1964-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-267
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting curatorial and professional activities in the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was in the Division of Political History at the Museum of History and Technology; the Division of Costume and Furnishings; the Division of Costume; and ...

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (32 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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Johnson, Victor S., Sr., 1882-1943
Johnson, Victor, Jr., 1906-
Aladdin Industries, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.).
Dates:
1889-2003
Size:
50 Cubic feet (120 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0844
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approximately 50 cubic feet of material documenting Aladdin Industries Inc., manufacturers of vacuum ware and lunch boxes. The majority of the material dates from 1947 to the 1970s. The strength of the collection is with the lunch box documentation and product development, marketing, and sales records. There is some int...

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Creators:
Henderson, Clifford W., 1895-1939
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.5 cubic feet of material relating to Clifford W. Henderson including photographs, event programs, published materials, news clippings, audio tape, and motion picture film. The photographs consist of black and white prints, mostly 8 x 10 inches in size, and a photo album of smaller black and white prints w...

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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:
Foster Brothers (Boston, Mass.)
Dates:
1875-1973
bulk 1893-1942
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fostbrot
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Boston picture frame company Foster Brothers measure 13 linear feet and date from 1875-1973 with the bulk of the material falling between 1893 and 1942. Correspondence, stock records, financial records, writings, miscellaneous business records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document the history of this company that operated a factory, retail store, and wholesale and mail order businesses between 1893 and 1942. A small number of family papers are included, with items pre-dating and post-dating the business.

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Creators:
Henderson, Daniel
Hashimoto, Kazuo
Dates:
1968-2002
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0875
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photocopied American, Japanese, German, and French patents; photocopied articles, advertisements, news releases, user manuals, buyer's guides, company analyses, technical references, and an oversize timeline documenting the history and development of cellular phones and related wireless devices.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1880, 1884, 1888, 1892-1893, 1897-1898, 1901
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain information concerning the shipment of exhibits and supplies to and from expositions in which the Smithsonian Institution participated. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1970-1975
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-252
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the National Air and Space Museum prior to the completion of the National Air and Space Museum building. The majority of the materials document project planning within the Aeronautics Department. Materials also document overall move preparations and facility staffing. Materials ...

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