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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1986-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the administrative affairs of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director. Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, and Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director; records pertaining to budget agendas, collections...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection
Dates:
1906-1999
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-206
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the curatorial and professional activities of Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and his wife, Elvira E. Clain-Stefanelli, and to a lesser extent the activities of curators Stuart M. Mosher, Richard G. Doty, and Cora Lee C. Gillilland. The records date back to when the National Numismatic Collection was known as the ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1987-1992
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document administrative activities concerning departments and divisions in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), primarily during fiscal year 1992. Materials include the incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; information on budget plan...

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Creators:
Alexander, Clinton B.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1903-1965
bulk 1921-1955
Size:
6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the business records of the Alexander Binder Company, as well as the inventions and creations of Clinton B. Alexander. The collection includes business receipts and forms, pamphlets, drawings, trade literature, notes, patents, correspondence, and material samples.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Print (halftone)
14 Photographic prints (albumen and platinum or silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-18
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Studio portraits of Native Americans, including Mierishash (Two Belly), Chief Gall (Pizi), Chief Iromagaja (Rain in the Face), Mato-Wa-Nahtaka (Kicking Bear), and Oglala men, and possibly chiefs. There is also a photograph of a sculpture of an Native American man, woman, child in cradleboard, and a dog.

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Creators:
Princeton University
Dates:
1863-1950
Size:
135 Cubic feet (10,690 posters)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily war-related posters.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Erol's Video Club.
Dates:
undated
1935-1993
Size:
24 Cubic feet (80 boxes, 11 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0748
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Video Press Kit Collection contains press kits produced from the late 1970s to the early 1990s for over 5,000 film titles for domestic and foreign productions dating from the 1930s to the early 1990s. This collection was created by Erol's Video Club in Springfield, Virginia. The date span of the collection reflects the release dates of the films profiled in the press kits.

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Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Creators:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-
Dates:
1678-circa 2005
Size:
1 Booklet (sheet music)
30 Engravings
6 Photographic prints
6 Posters
1 Drawing
2 Documents
12 Maps
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.

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