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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952, 1968
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Medical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH
Dates:
1938-1974
Size:
36 Cubic feet (81 Films, 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films vary in subject, production source, and intended audience. Includes both silent and sound black-and-white, and color films with sound.

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Dates:
1991
Size:
7 videotapes (Reference copies). 12 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9554
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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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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Creators:
Knips, Walter Friedrich, 1911-1994
Dates:
circa 1950s
Size:
3 Film reels (1,550 feet, 16mm and 8mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Walter Friedrich Knips was a commercial attaché for the German foreign service. He served in Karachi, Pakistan, from 1952 to 1957. The film footage included in this collection covers trips taken by Knips and his family to Hunza, Srinagar, Gilgit, and Nanga Parabat between 1953 and 1955 and family home movies from Pakistan and Houston dating from 1952 to 1960.

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Creators:
Ostroff, Elaine
Dates:
1965 - 2009
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1356
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents activist and educator Elaine Ostroff who advocated for improved access for people with disabilities in public places, co-founded the Adaptive Environments Center and who taught universal design in several institutions.

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Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Steele, Richard, 1916-1980
Dates:
1948-1963.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, which consists of notebooks, journals, photographs, correspondence, memos, brochures, and technical drawings, is divided into three series: Sketches, Drawing Journals and Tests; Ram Company Materials; and Photographs. The papers were selected from among Mr. Steele's files by his son, Christopher. As a result, the papers included ...

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Creators:
Nutt, Arthur, 1895-1983
Dates:
1915-1981
bulk 1915-1945
Size:
5.57 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Arthur Nutt was an aeronautical engineer specializing in engine design.

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Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is...

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