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Creators:
Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1869-1873
Size:
10 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0442
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ten letters from London dentists to Morrison, a dentist and inventor, discussing his improved dental engine and improved dental chair. Eight letters are from Edwin Sercombe, with one from H. S. Garrett and another from Charles S. Tomes.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Dept. of National History
Dates:
1956-1979
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of memoranda from the Chairman's office of the Department of National and Military History, incoming and outgoing correspondence from Edgar M. Howell, and administrative files from the Department of National and Military History, renamed the Department of National History in 1979. Correspondents include Robert P. M...

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Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles a...

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Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Harrison, William
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
August 15, 2009
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1179
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In a moderated conversation about his life and work, Baer reenacts, with his partner William Harrison, the first time he played "Oddyssey", the first home video game for the consumer market, which he invented, and answers questions from the audience.

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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-2014
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities and management of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the tenure founding Director, Lonnie G. Bunch 2005- . Some records date from before the creation of the museum in 2003. Materials include correspondence; meeting agendas and notes; brochure...

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Creators:
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Dates:
1860-1868
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.

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Dates:
1861-1994
Size:
76 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1136
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents various aspects of railroad companies through pamphlets; trade catalogs; operating and service manuals, especially for railroad equipment; specifications; magazines and reprints; bulletins, and articles.

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1827-1985
Size:
26 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S13
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 13, Agriculture, Business, and Law contains approximately 3,300 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards business, commerce, farming and food, finances, labor, law, and social order in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Miller, J. & D. (Bronx, New York)
Miller, Joseph (cutlery dealer)
Galdston, Irene
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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Dates:
1895-1992
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 flat oversized box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0514
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letters, envelopes and other business records relating to the cutlery business of J & D Miller, Bronx, New York.

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