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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
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Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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Chace, Fenner Albert, interviewee
Dates:
1977
Size:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9514
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Larson, Mary E.
Dates:
1880-1990
Size:
2 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1464.2004.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Woodard, Silas H., 1870-1961
Dates:
1899-1932
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1038
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Silas H. Woodard include the Isthmian Canal Commission Report containing text, maps, profiles, and plates, 1899-1901; photograph albums on the East River Tunnel, 1904-1908; reports on the regulation of the levels of the Great Lakes, 1910-1914; and reports dealing with the development of hydroelectric power on the St. Lawrence River, 1...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Stine, W.P.
LaBrose, Susan Stine
Dates:
1904-1911.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1039
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

W. P. Stine was an engineer involved in the building of the Panama Canal. He also worked on road building projects in Panama. The collection consists of blueprints, letters, and a letterpress book pertaining to the Panama Canal.

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Underwood & Underwood Studios
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Dates:
circa 1930s-1940s
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0219
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Negatives depict agricultural subjects.,The collection contains 109 4" x 5" glass negatives, 5 5" x 7" glass negatives, 5 5" x 7" film negatives, and 2 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" glass negatives. There are xerographic copies of selected original captions (originals, on enclosures, discarded). Stock file for newspaper and magazine reproduction.

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MacCormack, Forrest (intern)
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917
Talman, Hugh (photographer)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
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Dates:
1993 - 1993
circa 1888-1899, 1906
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0416
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Kisch, Bruno Z., 1890-1966
Dates:
1904-1968.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0835
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials from the professional life of Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch.

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Rehder, Harald Alfred, 1907- , interviewee
Dates:
1976-1977
Size:
6 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9519
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991
Dates:
1938-1961
Size:
8.08 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7270
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Egbert Hamilton Walker were transferred to the Smithsonian Archives from the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1977. Subsequently, two additional transfers of papers were gifted by Egbert Walker in 1978 and 1979. In 1995, Walker's autobiographical notes were transferred from the Department of Botany, National Museum ...

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