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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated
Lockwood-Greene Company
Whitman, David
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Dates:
1784-2004, undated
bulk 1915-1930
Size:
270 Cubic feet (233 boxes, 850 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1113
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The engineering firm that became Lockwood Greene was founded by David Whitman, a mill engineer, in 1832. Amos D. Lockwood, a consultant, succeeded Whitman and entered a partnership with Stephen Greene in 1882. The firm specialized in industrial engineering and construction; they designed and built a wide variety of structures and work environments worldwide over the next century. Lockwood Greene was acquired by CH2M HILL in December, 2003. Before its acquisition by CH2MHILL it was reportedly the oldest industrial engineering, construction, and professional services firm in the United States.

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Creators:
Koestler, Alfred., 934-2014
Dates:
bulk 1960-1975
Size:
2.5 Cubic Feet ((8 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0011
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 2.5 cubic feet relating to to Dr. Alfred Koestler's research relating to behavioral performance of chimpanzees in aerospace environments, particularly regarding space decompression. The following types of material are included: black and white photography; color prints and slides; newspaper articles; Ham and Enos ink foo...

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Creators:
Fanning, Robbie
Dates:
1903-2002
bulk 1993-2002
Size:
5 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1139
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents materials gathered by Robbie Fanning, publisher of sewing related books and newsletters and includes the history of major sewing machine brands, machine accessories, machine embroidery, machine needles, thread, binding, interfacing, and other sewing notions.

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Fiene, Ernest, 1894-
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1926-1965
Size:
3.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.fienerne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, notes, photographs and printed materials concern Fiene's painting, publications and other art-related activities.

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Ford, Howard C.
Ford, Bonnie Willis, 1907-1976
Dates:
1935-1995
Size:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.fordhowa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

REEL 4515: Printed material, mostly written and illustrated by Howard C. ("Toni") and Bonnie Willis Ford, and Lucy Morgan, Penland's first director. Included are a history and a description of the school; a copy of the Penland song, 1955; an announcement of the 1940 sessions; an announcement about Penland's 10th anniversay; instruction sheets and 5...

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United Shoe Machinery Corporation
Dates:
1898 - 1987
Size:
145 Cubic feet (296 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0277
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the activities of the United Shoe Machinery Corporation of Beverly, Massachusetts, manufacturers of shoe machinery equipment. The collection consists of engineering records, legal records, research and development records, employee/personnel records, correspondence, company catalogs, product literature, advertising materials, photographs, and moving images.

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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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Holton, David, Jr., 1814-1865
Dates:
1841-1864
Size:
3 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1226
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of three manuscript account books dating from 1841 to 1864. They were created by David Holton, Jr. (1814-1865), a harness-maker in Charlestown, New Hampshire. They record all of Holton's business transactions in daybook form. In a daybook, each day's transactions --both sales and purchases --are recorded in the order in w...

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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:
Christian Heurich Brewing Company (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1883 - 1913
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1104
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of three unbound volumes of invoices, orders, and receipts from manufacturers and importers of beer-related supplies purchased by Christian Heurich Brewing Company of Washington, D.C., 1883-1913.

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