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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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Creators:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877 (railroad equipment supplier)
Dates:
1850-1851.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0155
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letterbook contains copies of 417 business letters, arranged chronologically, relating to the manufacture and sale of railroad equipment including locomotive engines, tenders, and car wheels. These letters were replicated in a process similar to carbon copies in an almost perfectly uniform handwriting.

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Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1905-1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

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Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Fertig, Charles
Dates:
1979-1985
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0312
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News Press and Gazette, credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use. It consists primarily of maintenance manuals, maintenance logs and sy...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006, 2012-2014
Size:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was mean...

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Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Data Processing Digest, Inc.
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Milligan, Margaret
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Dates:
1955-1974
Size:
15.6 Cubic feet (48 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Magazine and newspaper clippings (1955-1974) from various sources, on the development of the computer industry; six rolls of microfilm (1955-1966); and issues of Data Processing Digest, 1970-1974.

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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Holling, W. J.
Chandler, Don
Caterpillar Tractor Co. (Peoria, Ill.).
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Dates:
1948-1949.
Size:
11 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0146
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

11 photoprints of Caterpillar Tractor Co. buildings and products: three photographs of company buildings, including two aerial views, and eight photographs of tractors, including views of machines at work in various locations. Tractors with various models of scrapers are shown in San Antonio, Texas; Whittier, California; and Colquitt County, Georgi...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
1962-1984
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Associate Curator, 1962-1966; Curator, 1967-1985, documenting exhibition planning, development and production for "Building Brooklyn Bridge: The Design and Construction, 1867-1883", which was at the National Museum of American History from May 4-September 14, 1983. Topics covered ...

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Creators:
Link Aviation, Inc.
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1970s]
Size:
9.81 Cubic feet ((9 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of mostly technical manuals and reports relating to Link Trainer models, circa 1933-1976. Also includes as part of the collection is a microfilm copy of the early Link business records, with corresponding database. Three folders of photographs regarding Link Aviation, Inc., were transferred later and added to this collectio...

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