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Computer Oral History Collection
Creators:
Blanch, Gertrude
Bloch, Richard M.
Bradburn, James
Brainerd, John G.
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Dates:
1969-1973, 1977
Size:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.

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The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection
Creators:
Brownstein, Herb
Dates:
1939-1943
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection consists of materials collected during research by Herbert Brownstein, the author.

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians …

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Francis M. Mair Papers
Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Arthur Ehrat Papers
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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Frank Espada Photographs
Creators:
Espada, Jason
Espada, Frank, 1930-
Dates:
1962-2008, undated
Size:
22 Cubic feet (59 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1395
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic materials taken by Frank Espada, mostly images from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, which documents these communities across the Unites States. In addition, there are materials relating to his earlier work documenting civil rights activities and HIV/AIDS awareness, also in the United States during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

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Subject Files
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Collections
Dates:
1955-1999
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Assistant Director for Collections, Janet Gomon. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other administrative materials pertaining to National Museum of Natural History collections.

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Joan Kron papers
Creators:
Kron, Joan
Dates:
1959-1971
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kronjoan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art entrepreneur, curator, and journalist Joan Kron date from 1959 to 1971 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers include correspondence, scattered financial records, notes and writings, printed material, photographs, a sound and video recording, and project/exhibition files concerning Kron's involvement in the 1960s with the exhibtions of the Arts Council of the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association (YM/WHA)of Philadelphia and her business, the Beautiful Bag and Box Co.

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La Vern Frank-Rush papers
Creators:
Frank-Rush, La Vern, 1918-2011
Dates:
1936-2007
bulk 1936-1942
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
0.277 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.franla
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and 0.277 GB and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included are digital images of the scrapbooks and memoir, along with seven images of Frank-Rush's artwork.

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Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury) Walker Papers
Creators:
Walker, Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury), 1891-1969
Dates:
circa 1923-1956
Size:
8.08 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include some correspondence and notes prior to Walker's tenure at the National Zoological Park, as well as working papers on mammalogy and some correspondence dating from his time at the National Zoological Park. In addition there are numerous images of animals.

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