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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc.
Zink, Philip G.
Zink, Scott
Dates:
circa 1920s-2001
Size:
15 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0777
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents trailer park life, particularly the Ryder Mobile Homes Park founded by Ralph Ryder in New Haven, Connecticut in 1930.

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Creators:
Robins, Seymour, 1913-2011
Dates:
1962 - 1992
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1270
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials consist of project catalogs for Mohawk Paper Mills and Neenah Paper, a division of Kimberly-Clark. The collection documents Robins' work as a graphic and industrial designer.

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Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-260
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of task force reports created as part of strategic planning at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. The strategic planning process involved the creation of task forces that were charged with examining a variety of areas at NMAH : 20th century research and collecting, ...

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Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-
Dates:
1919-1984
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0713
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of articles, publications, writings, and research notes on the topic of communication in the 20th century, especially the psychological effects of mass media. Also 4 VHS videotapes and an accordion file folder.

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Creators:
Andre, Carl, 1935-
Raikin, Laurin
Dates:
1972
Size:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.andre72
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Carl Andre conducted in 1972, by Laurin Raikin, for the "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
GV Medical, Inc.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
CABG Medical, Inc.
ATS Medical, Inc.
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Dates:
1961-2014
Size:
10 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1340
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Manny Villafaña, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of several medical device companies since 1971. The majority of the collection pertains to St. Jude Medical, which introduced the mechanical heart valve technology that became the industry standard.

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Creators:
Maidenform, Inc.
Dates:
1922-1997
Size:
35 Cubic feet (87 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0585
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Patent and trademark documents, advertisements, sales and marketing material, market research, photographs, packaging, company newsletters and magazines, and business records documenting the history of the Maidenform Company from 1922 to1997.

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