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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1973, 1977-1982
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the Silver Hill Facility (Museum Support Center), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Environmen...

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Creators:
Boas, Ernst P. (Ernst Philip), 1891-1955
Dates:
1927-1946
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0881
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Dr. Ernst P. Boas and his work with Benjamin Liebowitz and Dr. Ernst F. Goldschmidt to develop the cardiotachometer (US Patent 1,816,465), a device to measure patients' heart rates for long periods of time. Materials include Dr. Boas's correspondence, patient experiment data, articles, and reprints of journal articles authored by Dr. Boas and with others that relate to the development of the cardiotachometer.

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Creators:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1985-1992
bulk 1987-1989
Size:
4 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0538
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection was assembled by Museum curators and documents the efforts of persons in eight states to have the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), a particle accelerator, built in their state. Also documents efforts in each state to oppose locating the SSC in their state. The collection contains correspondence, press kits, posters, signs, bumper stickers, leaflets, handbills, clippings, photographs, and a videotape.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

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Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-
Dates:
1919-1984
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0713
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of articles, publications, writings, and research notes on the topic of communication in the 20th century, especially the psychological effects of mass media. Also 4 VHS videotapes and an accordion file folder.

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Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.
Dates:
1935-1981
Size:
5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.

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Creators:
Caldwell & Company.
Dates:
1894-[circa 1944]
Size:
56,000 Photographs (Black and white photographs in albums)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1995-79-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the years 1894-circa 1944 and contains approximately 56,000 black and white photographs. The photographs are mounted in 148 large (22"x18") and 93 small (12"x14") albums. About 5,000 are mounted individually. The images depict the full repertoire of Caldwell products. Since all of Caldwell's designs were custom made for each project, these photographs were used to illustrate all of the many designs for lighting they produced.

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Dates:
1989
Size:
7 videotapes (Reference copies). 25 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9542
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:
Aikins, Russell Chorley, 1896-
U.S. Steel Corporation
Dates:
circa 1940s
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1037
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection comprises of 21 albums depicting the steel making and finishing operations of the United States Steel Corporation. All of the images were made by Russell Aikins around 1940. The albums contain photographic prints (8" x 9-1/2"). The majority of prints are mounted on spiral-bound pages. The photographs were created for public relations...

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