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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Administration
Dates:
2003-2006
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-203
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of purchase orders, contracts, correspondence, and agreements relating to intellectual property rights concerning rights-in-data purchase orders.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Management Analysis Office
Dates:
1949-1991
Size:
12.3 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 486
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Smithsonian Announcements, Office Memoranda, Special Memoranda, Staff Handbooks, and various forms used in Smithsonian offices. The records include correspondence, drafts and other background materials surrounding the creation of these documents. The Announcements concern office name changes, reorganizations, pers...

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National Air and Space Museum. Udvar-Hazy Planning
Dates:
1978-2003
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning of the Udvar-Hazy Center which opened to the public in December 2003. Much of the material concerns master planning, site selection, and relations with federal, state, and local governments. Materials consist of the subject files of Linda Neuman Ezell, Project Coordinator, including ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Institutional Studies Office
Dates:
1988-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, ...

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Creators:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902
Dates:
1828-1966
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.spenlill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photographs of Spencer's artwork.

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National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1981-1993
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of David Warren, Deputy Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and document project related activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; meeting minutes; collections management information; reports; contract proposals; NMAI construction ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Public Information Office
Dates:
1971-1985
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-049
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of general correspondence and memoranda with advertising agencies, corporations, Smithsonian staff, and television and radio stations concerning announcements and public service notices of museum events and activities; memoranda with staff concerning museum contributions to Smithsonian publications; press releases; ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1979-1984
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created and maintained by Andrew Svedlow, Education Specialist at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Materials consist of administrative files; and materials relating to workshop programs and special education programs such as the museum's participation with Children's Museum Collaborative, Inc. in their Cultural Voucher Program.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2014-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 17-163
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 41 YouTube accounts from across the Smithsonian Institution. The accounts were crawled between October 24, 2014, and September 30, 2015. YouTube is a video-sharing service that many museums, research centers, and programmatic offices use for disseminating informational, educational, and promotional videos. Due t...

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