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Halkett, James A. E. (physicist)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Wesolowski, Sigmund A.
Dates:
1948-1951.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Halkett and Wesolow(ski) materials show the process of technological innovation through laboratory protocols. They also demonstrate the various alternatives explored in the search for effective artificial circulation by using materials which would not damage or clot blood and that could be sterilized. The evolution of the pumping mechanism and powe...

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Call Carl, Inc.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1914-1975
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, 2 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1474
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival material, including advertising and business records from the "Call Carl" chain of Washington, DC, automotive service stations. The collection includes photographs of Washington, DC streets in the years before automobiles; photographs of the building exterior; photographs of the interior, including employees at work in the garages as well...

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Swarthmore College. Sproul Observatory (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: 1916)
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1916-1975
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.

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Burch, George Edward, Dr., 1910-1986 (physician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Technology, and Culture
Dates:
1984-1986
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0316
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers mainly comprise technical notes, diagrams and correspondence relating to and records of laboratory performance of the "two pump heart model". The notes cover the period 1984 1986 and seem to at least in part reflect work of J. Ralph Millet, presumably a technician in Dr. Burch's laboratory. Mr Millet signed the correspondence sent fr...

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International Standards Organization (ISO).
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Bemer, Robert M.
Dates:
1958-1979
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0310
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, reports, publications, meeting minutes, and bulletins of standards committees relating to ALGOL, COBOL, and the International Standards Organization (ISO) subcommittee on character sets (ANSI X3L2). The ALGOL records include correspondence to the ALGOL Maintenance Subcommittee (Association for Computing Machinery) and information a...

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Schmidling, David, Dr.
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1846-1884
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0364
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Lewis M. Rutherfurd's work related to astronomy.

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Jacobus, John L.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Doerr, Raymond S., 1913- (engineer, craftsman)
Dates:
circa 1931-1935
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0476
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of a scrapbook, circa 1931-1935, compiled by Doerr's mother and composed of news clippings relating to the Fisher Body Craftman's Guild and its competition. In addition, the collection includes on official program and guide for the 1932 competition and a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Automobile Quarterly (1987) co...

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Pendergast, Anthony W., 1879-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment
Dates:
1920s-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0882
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A Fairbury, Illinois, optometrist, Dr. Anthony W. Pendergast, (1879 -?) was a collector, author, antiquarian, dealer, and authority on the subject of cigar store figures. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings on Pendergast and his various folk art collections; a scrapbook of photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to cigar store figures; and a large number of black and white photographs of figures from his personal collection, mostly for use in selling the figures.

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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1874-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0164
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of business correspondence 1895-1901 of the company, including correspondence of the General Manager, D.A. Wightman; personal papers of Mr. Daniel A. Wightman including a sketch book, 1874-76; Specifications for locomotives and tenders; price lists; locomotive cost estimates; tests; hauling capacities of locomotives; and co...

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Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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