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Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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Creators:
Hounshell, David A.
Fitzgerald, John
Brodie, Jeffrey L.
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
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Dates:
2009
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1188
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, through audio and video footage, a symposium held Nov. 6-7, 2009, in the National Museum of American History. The theme of the symposium was the historical interplay of people, places, resources, and ideas in shaping inventors' work. CD 1=Spark!lab Drums CD 2= Flag Hall Drum Circle CD 3= Speakers and Events CD 4= Recep...

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Creators:
Sardino, Robert C.
Dates:
1914-1981, undated
Size:
2.1 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of motion picture exhibition ephemera (lantern slides, publicity photographs, and paper) saved by Robert L. Sardino during his years working in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York.

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Creators:
Cameron, Guy F.
Dates:
ca. early 1900's
Size:
20 Prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4616
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Relate to Eskimos and/or Aleuts, and Tlingit and Athapaskan Indians in Alaska, mainly signed by Guy F. Cameron.

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Dates:
2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9630
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Halseth, Odd S.
Dates:
1920-1925
Size:
158 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
4 Photographic prints (black and white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.038
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection consists of negatives and photographs made by Halseth from 1920 to 1925 in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Creators:
Hernandez-Rebollar, Jose L.
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2005 August 3
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0917
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar was born in the state of Puebla in Mexico. He is the inventor of the AcceleGlove, a prototype device which can translate the alphabet and over 300 words into American Sign Language. The collection contains original and reference audio cassettes of Dr. Rebollar's presentation, "The Process of Invention: The AcceleGlove," a transcript of the presentation, photocopies of his power point presentation slides, and a CD-ROM containing digital images taken at the presentation.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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Creators:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Dates:
1882-1926
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cassmarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of sixty-three letters written by painter Mary Cassatt dates from 1882 to 1926. The bulk of these letters are to Cassatt's nephew, Robert Kelso Cassatt, and to his wife Minnie regarding family, mutual friends, and travel. The remaining letters are to friends regarding purchases of artwork, travel, and personal news. There is also one newsclipping of Cassett's obituary.

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Creators:
Edel, May M. (May Mandelbaum), 1909-1964
Edel, Abraham, 1908-2007
Dates:
1928-1996
bulk 1928-1964
Size:
4.58 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2005-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

May Mandelbaum Edel (1909-1964) taught anthropology at Brooklyn College and the New School for Social Research, and founded the Anthropology Department at Rutgers University in 1960. She conducted fieldwork in Washington; Oregon; Uganda; and Brownsville, New York. The collection consists of field notes, lecture notes, language notes, manuscripts, books, correspondence, teaching materials, conference files, and personal papers. Included are lecture notes taken from courses with Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict, and extensive field notes for her work with the Okanagan Indians in Washington, the Bachiga (Bakiga) in Uganda, and Jewish families in Brownsville, New York.

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