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Creators:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
1792-1797
Size:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0083
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 Nove...

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Servais, Joseph
Servais, Adrien-Francois, 1807-1866 (musician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Dates:
1842-1884.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five letters of Adrien-Francois Servais, describing his personal experiences as he traveled and gave concerts, including three from his son Joseph Servais (1850-1885), dated September 7, 1871, June 7, 1877, and December 30, 1884. Also includes a photograph of Adrien-Francois Servais with cello with an endpin and a lithograph of Francois Servais, si...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Hamily, David
Dates:
1912-1949
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0207
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of statistics on electric train operation, drawings, blueprints, technical papers, train classifications, research and development reports, business and financial correspondence (1933, 1939-1948, 1940-1941), installation and operation instructions, locomotive system test procedures, locomotive operations data and calculatio...

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Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
circa 1866-1944
Size:
17.4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0961
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines a...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Beers, Royce. L., 1888-
Dates:
circa 1900-1969
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0880
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents stokers and fuel burners and includes patents, awards, articles, notebooks, graphs, drawings, tables, and company publications.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Dates:
1995
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0549
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents bound notebooks, in which visitors to the National Museum of American History exhibition "World War II: Sharing Memories" recoredd their memories of World War II.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
Dates:
circa 1870-1880
Size:
8 Items (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0496
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This artificial collection is the repository for miscellaneous photoprints transferred from other Smithsonian units: see series records.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Detroit Edison Company.
Bak, Anders K., 1892-
Dates:
1923-1970
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)
Dates:
1975
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0197
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major features and to expla...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
1939
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0134
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper articles, fair schedules and maps, exhibit brochures,and pictures of the Fair grounds.

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