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Creators:
Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1873-1911
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1025
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of two photograph albums documenting two Canadian drawbridges. One album, covering the years 1889 to 1911, documents the Coteau Bridge in Quebec. The Coteau Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. It includes images of the bridge, the construction crew, and machinery. The other album, covering the years 1873 to 19...

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Creators:
Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954
Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1940s]
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 flatbox) (1 oversized folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0046
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following secondary source material relating to Alfred Lawson: photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, biographical information, advertisements, and his published writings. There are also some large broadsides relating to his lectures on Lawsonomy.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 1959-1973
Size:
7 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 11-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting architectural designs for the proposed National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum) Building as well as for exhibitions and office spaces in both the National Air and Space Museum Building and the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include elevations, floor plans, concept ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
1977-2002
Size:
4.19 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (4 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files of the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO), with earlier records dating from when OFEO was known as the Office of Design and Construction (ODC), that were reviewed by the Office of the Secretary. The files primarily document renovation and repair projects in the Smithsonian Insti...

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Creators:
Renk, Merry, 1921-2012
Fisch, Arline M.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 January 18-19
Size:
49 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (sound file (4 min. 15 sec.) Audio excerpt, digital)
Collection ID:
AAA.renk01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Merry Renk conducted 2001 January 18-19, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Renk's home and studio, San Francisco, California.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design
Dates:
1975-1995
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition files (arranged mostly in alphabetical order), including proposals, designs, planning and development files, exhibition scripts, photographs and slides of objects and installations, meeting minutes, catalogs, and floor plans. Records also include rejected and accepted exhibition proposals, exhibition ...

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph, 1924-1996
Dates:
1924 - 1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1336
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the life and career of H. Joseph Gerber, inventor and president of Gerber Scientific, Inc. Gerber was known for his invention of the variable scale, GERBERcutter S-70, and other automated industrial devices. The records include personal records, correspondence, biographical sketches, photographs, publicity, journals and magazines, clippings, speeches, award information, and one audio recording.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1987-1996
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-172
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of one set of silver halide master microfiche (jackets) and seven silver halide (16mm and 35mm) rolls of film of renovation projects. For related paper files, see Accession 96-028.

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Creators:
Ostroff, Elaine
Dates:
1965 - 2009
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1356
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents activist and educator Elaine Ostroff who advocated for improved access for people with disabilities in public places, co-founded the Adaptive Environments Center and who taught universal design in several institutions.

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Creators:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965
Dates:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Size:
4.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sheechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

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