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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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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-1969
Size:
5.29 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 320
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of memoranda and correspondence pertaining to the various programs carried out by Special Services; NCFA art collection material; exhibition material; lecture materials; budget; reports; staff biographies; newspaper clippings; magazine articles; radio and television material; tour information; and information on the White...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1958-1973
Size:
51.69 cu. ft. (102 document boxes) (1 16" x 20" box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are mainly subject files kept by Bradley and Brooks in their capacities as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary and concern the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, renovation of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (NAFMAB), legislation affecting the Smithsonian, N...

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McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948
American Rose Society
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Collection ID:
AAG.MCF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.

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National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-2007
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) during the tenure of Director Marc Pachter (2000-2007), but also includes records from the tenures of Directors Charles Nagel (1964-1969), Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), and Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Topics covered include cultural affairs, ...

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National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
17.37 cu. ft. (33 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 285
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Offices of the Director and Deputy Director, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) maintained these photographs as a reference file. The majority of the photographs document the history of NMHT and its predecessors; included are views of exhibits, buildings, events, and some specimens. Some materials date to when the museum ...

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National Institute
Dates:
1839-1863 and undated
Size:
11.43 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly 1840-1844, concerning the founding and operation of the National Institute by Joel Roberts Poinsett, Peter Force, John James Abert, Francis Markoe, Jr., and others, particularly efforts to obtain federal subsidies, to collect specimens of natural history and manufactures, to provide space for housing...

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National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1963-1973
Size:
23 cu. ft. (46 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 314
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include research, correspondence, and photographs concerning the design and installation of exhibitions; information on national art conferences; Harry Lowe's correspondence as curator of exhibits; correspondence with art galleries, museums, and private collectors who loaned art work to NCFA; exhibition schedules and research ...

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Philadelphia Typewriter Company
Mechanisms, Division of.
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The corresponden...

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Creators:
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007
Dates:
1835-2003
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Frank A. Taylor (1903-2007) was a Curator of Engineering and Industries and an administrator at the Smithsonian. He was born in 1903 in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. Taylor began his career at the Smithsonian in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology of the United States National Museum (USNM). After ...

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