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Creators:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records pertain to eight exhibitions which the Office of Exhibitions organized between 1983 and 1991. The bulk of the records includes correspondence between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Director, Alan Fern, and various national and international museum institutions, donors, art galleries, archives, various municipal and stat...

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Tichkematse, 1857-1932
Dates:
1887 April
Size:
21 Drawings (graphite, watercolor, and ink, 14 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7500
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Drawings in a small notebook of ruled paper, now disbound, covers retained. Drawings document an 1887 hunting excursion taken by Colonel Bliss of Fort Supply (in Indian Territory) and Major John Dunlop, a visitor to the fort from Washington D.C.. Included in the manuscript are a cyanotype picture featuring Colonel Bliss, end papers, and covers of t...

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Boyden, Uriah A. (Uriah Atherton), 1804-1879
Francis, Joseph Sidney
Schultze, Bernhard
Dates:
1806-1879
bulk 1830-1879
Size:
21 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0982
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of Uriah A. Boyden (1804-1879), a Boston civil and mechanical engineer and the inventor of the Boyden turbine. Materials include correspondence, notes, calculations, articles, notebooks, legal documents, financial documents, patents and patent assignments, design drawings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, business cards, and a print of a daguerreotype.

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Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Dates:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Size:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.

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Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Big Horse, Hubble.
Silver Horn, 1860-1940
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)
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Dates:
1902-1906
Size:
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, pencil and crayon, 16 x 26 cm.-39 x 92 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2538
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Pencil and crayon drawings intermixed with Manuscript notes by Mooney. Oversize drawings identified as Cheyenne, Cheyenne or Arapaho, Kiowa, Dakota and Comanche. Typed list of these, with annotations made by Father Peter J. Powell during visit to National Anthropological Archives is included with master list of drawings in N.A.A. Many of the oversi...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1927, 1953-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the exhibition records of Robert M. Vogel during his tenure as Assistant Curator, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, and Curator, 1967-1985, of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; and as Curator of the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1986- . The accession also includes some records that date...

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Brown, William W. (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1920-1950
Size:
2.66 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0102
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

35 binders of engineering drawings, correspondence, and charts concerning high frequency alternators, low and high frequency antenna systems, insulators, conductors, power transformers, cables, and vacum tubes.

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Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school year...

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Creators:
National Science Resources Center, Dept. of Communications and Publications
Dates:
1988-1998, 2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publication records which document the publishing activities of the Department of Communications and Publications at the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Particularly well documented is the publication of "Discovery Deck." Discovery Decks are freestanding packages of resource cards designed to supplement ...

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