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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Institutional Studies Office
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office. Some issues are missing or can be found in Accession 99-024.

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Creators:
Cook Labs
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002
Dates:
1908-2002, bulk 1948-1965
Size:
6.3 Cubic feet (Phonograph albums)
63.5 Cubic feet (Open-reel tapes)
8.75 Cubic feet (Business records)
78.55 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.COOK
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Cook Labs records, which date from 1939-2002, document the activities of audio engineer Emory Cook and his label Cook Labs. The contents include business records, materials relating to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label. The collection also contains two interviews conducted with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer. There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.

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Creators:
Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910-
Dates:
1928-1997
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records taken from Curtis Sabrosky's home after his death and given to the Department of Entomology. Materials include personal correspondence, family photographs, photographs and documents of Sabrosky's extensive travels (both holidays and trips to professional meetings), photographs of specimens, professional corre...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Treasurer
Dates:
1961-1984
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the functions of the Office of the Treasurer as they relate to a variety of topics/subjects discussed or acted upon during the date span of the records.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
42 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.J
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Creators:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence,
Dates:
circa 1932-2004
Size:
19.72 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-183
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Fred Lawrence Whipple (FLW) document his astronomical research; his professional work in the field of astronomy; and his career as Director of the SAO. They include correspondence with professional colleagues, amateur astronomers, SAO staff scientists, Smithsonian Institution officials, scientific societies and professional ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration
Dates:
1999-2011
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Pherabe Kolb and documents her work for Alison McNally, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration. Some of these materials predate the tenure of Kolb who began working for the Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration in 2007. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, policy ...

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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:
American Association of Museums. Registrars Committee
Dates:
1985-2008
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums. The Registrars Committee's mission is to foster understanding, communication, and cooperation among registrars and other museum professionals; increase professionalism through training, education, and...

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Creators:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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