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Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
11 videotapes.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9577
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Think Surgical, Inc. (Fremont, California)
Dates:
1983-2010
bulk 1991-1994
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1378
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development of ROBODOCâ„¢, the first robot to perform surgery on a human in the United States through correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

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Creators:
Crouch, Tom D.
Dates:
1942-1946, 1962-2016
Size:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-201
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, a senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch joined the curatorial staff at NASM in 1974 to assist with preparing exhibitions for the opening of the museum in 1976. In 1985, he transferred to the National Museum of American History (NMAH) ...

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Creators:
Bigelow, Elizabeth Merkelson
Bigelow, Julian
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1949-1961.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0815
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, personal notes, articles, drawings, photographs, and published reports documenting the IAS Electronic Computer Project.

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Creators:
Revlon, Inc.
Stevens, Martin
Dates:
1936-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0939
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of commercial advertisements and promotional materials created by Revlon Incorporated, 1936-1986.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1904-1966
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Research
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: Research 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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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1982
Size:
4 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Group portraits of Henry Bascom Collins and a St. Lawrence Island dance group, made by a Smithsonian photographer on June 22, 1982. The photographs were taken at the opening of the "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1961-1975
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document research, advances, and events concerning contraceptive pills. Materials include newspaper clippings, journal articles, press releases, memoranda, and published and unpublished reports.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1169 boxes )
7 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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