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Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004
Child, Julia, 1912-2004
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-
Edgecraft Corporation
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Dates:
1984-2016, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1979-1990
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals; quotations; and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1966-1979
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipments, and instruments for SAO.

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Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
White, John H., 1933-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1880s-1990
Size:
31.33 Cubic feet (94 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0523
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The archivist has arranged the collection into five separate series: Series 1: CAR BUILDERS, arranged alphabetically by company or individual. Series 2: EQUIPMENT - ROLLING STOCK, arranged in two sections: alphabetically by White's heading: Articles in Progress and alphabetical by type of railroad car under White's heading: Research Files for Book ...

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Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Piaggio (Industrie Aeronautiche e Meccaniche Rinaldo Piaggio SpA)
Dates:
1934-1943
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (3 photo albums)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1216
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three Piaggio & Co. (Italy) photo albums containing photographs of Piaggio aircraft from the period of circa 1934 to 1943, including the Piaggio P.16 bomber; the long-distance transport prototypes Piaggio P.23M and P.23R (also known as the P.123); the prototype Piaggio P.32-I bomber; the Piaggio P.50-I and P.50-II bombers; the four-engine Piaggio P.108B, P.108C, and P.108T aircraft; the Piaggio P.111 high-altitude research aircraft; and the prototype Piaggio P.119 fighter. Also included are photographs of aircraft built by Piaggio from designs by two other Italian companies: the Nardi FN.305 and the Nardi FN.315, the Cant (CRDA) Z.501, and the Cant (CRDA) Z.506 family.

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Bendix Corporation.
Bendix Aviation Corp
Dates:
1931-1985
bulk 1931-1939
bulk 1946-1962
Size:
7.28 Cubic feet (5 records center boxes, 1 16 x 20 x 3 inch flatbox, 1 12 x 16 x 3 inch flatbox)
7.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bendix Corporation (1924-1983), manufacturers of devices for the automotive and aviation industries, sponsored the Bendix Trophy Race—a transcontinental speed competition for aircraft—annually from 1931-1939, then sporadically from 1946-1962. This collection includes race-related materials from the Bendix Advertising and Publicity department, along with materials from other aviation events for which Bendix was a sponsor. Approximately a third of the collection relates to the corporation's activities from circa 1960 to 1983, including military and commercial avionics and communications systems, and support for the Unites States space program, particularly the construction of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1777-1965
Size:
10.22 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 2 folders, 9 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (2 full, 1 partial.))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Steamboats
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: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1991-1998
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-291
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, architectural drawings, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Creators:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1880-1950
Size:
220 Cubic feet (534 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0055
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection forms a documentary record of over half a century of the history of radio, with the greatest emphasis on the period 1900-1935. The collection includes materials that span the entire history of the growth of the radio industry. It is useful for those historians and other researchers interested in technological development, economic history, and the impact of applications of technology on American life.

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