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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1957-1973
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 621
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through its development into the National Museum of History in Technology. The Directors for this period were Frank A. Taylor, 1957-1965; John C. Ewers, 1965-1966; Robert P. Mu...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1968-2010
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, and ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
1972-2010
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Terry L. Erwin, Curator of Coleoptera. Projects covered include Biological Diversity of Tropical Latin America (BIOLAT), All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), and the Encyclopedia of Life. Materials include correspondence, notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, drawing...

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Creators:
Weick, Fred E., 1899-1993
Dates:
1899-1984
bulk 1949-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0425
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Aeronautical engineer Fred E. Weick (1899-1993) had a profound effect on light aircraft development. He was responsible for the development of NACA's low-drag cowling for radial engines, introduced the concept of "fifty foot obstacle clearance" as a measure of aircraft take-off performance, and was instrumental in the development of several aircraft, including the Piper Pawnee and Piper Cherokee.

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Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1970
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that segment of the U. ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1982-1988
Size:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the ...

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Creators:
Kellogg, Remington, 1892-1969
Dates:
circa 1903-1969, with related papers to 1982
Size:
9.35 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (3 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7434
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1967-2004
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and project files of Brian Frederick Kensley, Research Zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology from 1978-2004. Kensley specialized in the systematics of decapod and isopod crustaceans, and was chairman of the Department from 1991-1995. A significant portion of these records document Ke...

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Dates:
1980-2003
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 20-129
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. The materials primarily consist of audiovisual materials created for use in exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include: The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650; Science in American Life; Between a Rock and a Hard...

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