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Creators:
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:
Adelman, Lucy
Dates:
1971-1992
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.artspac
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Los Angeles Art Space gallery measure 13 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of the gallery's exhibition files which contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, slides, photos, invoices, price lists, loan records, and other materials. There is also correspondence with artists and organizations, financial and administrative records, and slides of artwork and exhibitions.

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Creators:
Hosmer, George L. (George Leonard), 1874-1935
Dates:
circa 1901, 1915, 1930
Size:
134 Negatives (circa, glass)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Print (platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-48
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made during the 1901 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra; some were possibly made in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They include images of people, houses and other buildings, animals, boats, roads, villages, agriculture (including terracing), rickshaws, and plants. Also included are an image of animal hides drying...

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Creators:
Calvo, Juan
Dates:
bulk 1936 - 1989
Size:
1 Cubic foot ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains material commemorating Juan Calvo's participation in the historic "Arnacal" flight of 1936. Materials in this collection include two scrapbooks, remnants of a partial scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, and articles. The scrapbooks contain several media types, including: correspondence, first day covers, a variety ...

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Creators:
Lederer, Jerome, 1902-
Dates:
1925-1965
Size:
9.72 Cubic feet ((8 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0410
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of FSF material from Lederer's tenure as FSF. The material consists of safety pamphlets, accident investigation reports, correspondence, and memos published or received by FSF, as well as papers, letters, pamphlets, and bulletins addressed to or used by Lederer. The collection also includes CAB Safety Bulletins, National Ad...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
1912-1987
bulk 1930-1945
Size:
1,765.61 Cubic feet (1375 records center boxes; 1 flat box; 2 microfiche boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0429
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Aviation Technical Manuals Collection contains over 40,000 original aviation technical manuals for aircraft, engines, aircraft components, and ground equipment.

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Dates:
1980-1999
Size:
10.67 Cubic feet (12 containers)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to the United States Navy YEZ-2A Airship Program.

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Creators:
Blankman, Lynn V.
Dates:
1906-1959
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
0.21 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0088
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs and newspaper clippings chronicling Blankman's exploits in the aviation field. Included are photographs of Roy Francis, as well as other early pioneer aviators; photographs of aircraft including Sikorsky, Curtiss, Martin, Savoia-Marchetti; photographs of a 1930s trip to Alaska in a Sikorsky S-38; and photogra...

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Creators:
Wise, John, 1808-1879
Dates:
1850-1870
Size:
0.35 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.

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Creators:
Davies, R. E. G. (Ronald Edward George)
Dates:
bulk 1910s-1980s
Size:
65 Cubic Feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0604
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This reference collection was compiled by Ron Davies and consists of the following: 5,000 aviation prints; 3,500 airline timetables; 63 loose-leaf notebooks; airline annual reports; and miscellaneous airline memorabilia. It is unclear if additional timetables, negatives, photographs, and dossiers were donated from 1982-1989, or if the collection wa...

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