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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph (inventor)
Dates:
1924 - 1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1336
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the life and career of H. Joseph Gerber, inventor and president of Gerber Scientific, Inc. Gerber was known for his invention of the variable scale, GERBERcutter S-70, and other automated industrial devices. The records include personal records, correspondence, biographical sketches, photographs, publicity, journals and magazines, clippings, speeches, award information, and one audio recording.

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Creators:
Fuller Brush Company
Dates:
1890-2017
Size:
32.5 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1459
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Fuller Brush Company founded by Alfred C. Fuller in 1906.

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Creators:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965
Dates:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Size:
4.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sheechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1795-1970
Size:
14.46 Cubic feet (consisting of 30.5 boxes, 1 folder, 11 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Food
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Food forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1977-1992
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, and exhibitions. Some of the records date prior to 1980, when NMAH was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-1978 and undated
Size:
10.12 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 306
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July 1, 1976. On day-to-day administrative ...

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Creators:
Whitehead, William Scholl
Dates:
1963-1976
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (3 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0287
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, brochures, articles and a scrapbook dealing with this effort. Much of the correspondence is concerned with efforts to obtain support and funding for the project from private industry and the United States Congress. The scrapbook, with index, is a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings abou...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1839-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records primarily created by Carl W. Mitman during his tenure as Curator of the Division of Mechanical Technology, 1921-1932, and Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1948, United States National Museum. These files create a biographical sketch of a multitude of engineers, inventors, and indust...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 1959-1973
Size:
7 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 11-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting architectural designs for the proposed National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum) Building as well as for exhibitions and office spaces in both the National Air and Space Museum Building and the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include elevations, floor plans, concept ...

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