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Creators:
Lundeberg, Philip K., interviewee
Dates:
2000, 2002
Size:
6 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9598
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Erie Railroad Company
ConRail
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Olevsky, Walter
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Dates:
circa 1880-1980
Size:
57 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 97 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constitu...

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Spokeswoman Magazine
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Political History
Dates:
1972-1980
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0931
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Printed materials spanning 1972-1980, relating to second-wave feminism and women's rights, mainly newsletters and periodicals and focused on the Equal Rights Amendment, Title IX, reproductive healthcare rights, and educational equality. Well-known organizations included in the collection are NOW (National Organization for Women), Planned Parenthood, United States Department of Labor, and the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1956-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 278
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These annual reports were prepared by curators and administrators from the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) as well as from two previous museum administrative entities, the United States National Museum and the Museum of History and Technology, that had responsibility for objects currently housed in NMHT. The reports were then ...

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Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation
Lima Railroad, Inc.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1919-1949
Size:
3 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1180
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Service Department Records document the activity of the service and sales department of Lima Locomotive Works. Lima Locomotive Works manufactured Shay Locomotives in Lima, Ohio, from 1879 to 1980 when production ended. This collection contains cards describing the purchasing and selling of Shay Locomotives, maintenance of the locomotives, and sales calls made by the company.

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United States. War Production Board.
Dates:
1943-1945
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0341
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the War Production Board concerning watches (including clocks and timers) so that both the civilian population and the military would be supplied with adequate and reliable timepieces.

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Creators:
Aronson, David, 1923-2015
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1955-1970
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0947
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the correspondence and technical documents related to David Aronson's work as an engineer with the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation. The correspondence files relate to acceptance or rejection of products and procedures used in the development and production of the company's products, responses to submissions to...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-1997
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special events, primarily during fiscal years 1993-1994, although some records date back to when the museum was named the National Museum of History and Technol...

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Creators:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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