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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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Creators:
Woodward, Inc.
Vaughan Furniture Co., The.
Steelcase, Inc.
Lane Company, The.
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Dates:
1977-1980
Size:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0286
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company. ...

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Creators:
Crane, H. Irving
Dates:
1927-1950
bulk 1935-1945
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1119
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

H. Irving Crane worked as a chemist for Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. (a division of National Dairy Corporation) from 1933-1940s on the production of several products utilizing casein, a protein found in milk. These products include Aralac (a synthetic fiber), Aracide (a fungicide and moth repellent), spray-dried milk, casein paints, and synthetic rubbers. The H. Irving Crane papers document Crane's work as a chemist at Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. and the development of Aralac and Aracide.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Gilman Manufacturing Company. (Janesville, Wisconsin)
Dates:
1930s
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1057
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs of mining equipment manufactured by Gilman Manufacturing Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, including factory scenes and forges.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Stine, W.P.
LaBrose, Susan Stine
Dates:
1904-1911.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1039
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

W. P. Stine was an engineer involved in the building of the Panama Canal. He also worked on road building projects in Panama. The collection consists of blueprints, letters, and a letterpress book pertaining to the Panama Canal.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Woodard, Silas H., 1870-1961
Dates:
1899-1932
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1038
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Silas H. Woodard include the Isthmian Canal Commission Report containing text, maps, profiles, and plates, 1899-1901; photograph albums on the East River Tunnel, 1904-1908; reports on the regulation of the levels of the Great Lakes, 1910-1914; and reports dealing with the development of hydroelectric power on the St. Lawrence River, 1...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

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Creators:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1800-1966
Size:
6.07 Cubic feet (consisting of 13 boxes, 1 folder, 4 oversize folders, 6 map case folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Publishing
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Publishing forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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