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Creators:
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007, interviewee
Dates:
1974, 1979-1980, 1982, 2005
Size:
26 audiotapes (Reference). 45 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9512
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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Museums of the Peaceful Arts.
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
United States National Museum
Dates:
1873-1939
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (3 v., ill. (some col.), 28-38 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001781B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbooks compiled by Leslie Leland Locke, chiefly containing notes and ephemera on the history of calculating machines and typewriters, information on inventors, and notes for Locke's own collection of calculating machines. Some of the inventors, correspondents, inventions, companies, and agencies referenced include: Charles Babbage; Frank Stephen Baldwin (Baldwin's calculating machine); Edwin A. Bayley; Ernst Benecke (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; Vannevar Bush; C.E. Locke Mfg. Co. (the Locke Adder); Grover C. Chase; Colburn Gear & Mfg. Co. (George L. Colburn); Thomas A. Edison (Ediphone); Facit calculating machines; Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; the Graf Zeppelin (for the calculating machines used on its flights); George B. Grant; R. Haase (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); A.V. Kryha; George F. Kunz; Derrick N. Lehmer; the MADAS calculator; Marchant Calculating Machine Co.; the "Millionaire" (O. Steiger); Monroe Calculating Machine Co.; the Museums of the Peaceful Arts; Picht braille typewriters for the blind; George Sarton; Thaleswerk; Franz Trinks; Triumphator Works; the United States Patent Office; and the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution; including curators C.W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor of the Division of Engineering, and J.E. Graf, U.S.N.M. associate director). Excerpted material is taken from various publications, such as the International office equipment magazine; the International export review; the American mathematical monthly; the Mathematics teacher; the New York Times; the New York world; the New York Sun; the Herald examiner; Colliers; the Chicago Tribune; and Science.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Dates:
1958-1997
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of published research articles and an exhibition catalog (Castings of Faith: Old Russian Copper Icons and Crosses from the Kunz Collection) written by Richard E. Ahlborn during his tenure as curator with the Division of Community Life, with earlier articles dating back to when he was curator in the Division of Ethn...

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Creators:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dates:
1925-1968
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three ledgers containing invoices of specimen loans from the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, and later the United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. The specimens documented in the ledger form part of the National Museum of Natural History, Division of ...

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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1912-1917
Size:
595 Negatives (circa, glass and nitrate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs commissioned by Ales Hrdlicka for the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, collected 1912-1914. They include front and profile portraits of Mongols in Urga, Mongolia, as well as Apache, Teton, Hopi, Navajo, Omaha, Osage, and Pueblo people. There are some full-length portraits of Apaches and...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
17.37 cu. ft. (33 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 285
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Offices of the Director and Deputy Director, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) maintained these photographs as a reference file. The majority of the photographs document the history of NMHT and its predecessors; included are views of exhibits, buildings, events, and some specimens. Some materials date to when the museum ...

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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 Work and Industry
ConRail
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
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Dates:
1878-1971
Size:
22.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 59 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1074
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of: a 1903 book of photographs entitled "Illustrations Showing the Works of the Passaic Steel Company at Paterson, New Jersey"; photograph albums (including several cyanotype albums) of the port of Hoboken, the terminal and buildings and other structures; a "souvenir" photograph album of the Clarks Summit/Halstead cut-off, 1...

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Woodard, William E., 1873-1942 (inventor)
Dates:
1909 - 1949
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0125
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of United States, Canadian, Mexican and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard from 1909 to 1949. The patents are for Woodard's developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1978-1982
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document arrangements for the exhibition George Washington: A Figure Upon the Stage, in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington, which took place at the National Museum of American History in 1982. Materials consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to proposals ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Eney, William J.
Dates:
1929-1977
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents William J. Eney, a civil engineer whose research primarily focused on model analysis of bridges, stress test and concrete.

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