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Creators:
General Electric Company
Gotti, Mary Beth
Information, Technology and Society, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1890s-1969
Size:
5 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0789
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the technology of lighting and various business aspects of the General Electric Lighting Division throughout the 20th century and consists of correspondence, bulletins, price lists, business record books, stock certificates, sales and advertising materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and lantern slides.

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph, 1924-1996
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company (Hartford, Conn.).
Dates:
1911 - 1999
Size:
75 Cubic feet (182 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0929
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, and its four subsidiaries: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., Gerber Scientific Products, Inc., Gerber Systems Corp., and Gerber Optical, Inc. Gerber Scientific designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services computer aided design and computer aided CAD/CAM systems. The records include correspondence, memoranda, product literature, trade literature, patent records, instruction manuals, proposals, engineering records, photographs, technical reports, drawings, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985
Dates:
1915-1989
Size:
18.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
Knight, Gwendolyn
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000
Dates:
1816
1914-2008
bulk 1973-2001
Size:
25.35 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lawrjaco
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and educator Jacob Lawrence and his wife, artist Gwendolyn Knight measure 25.35 linear feet and 0.001 GB date from 1914 to 2008, with one item from 1816 and the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 2001. The collection includes biographical material; correspondence including condolence letters to Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death; writings by Jacob Lawrence and others; printed and digital material; photographs; personal business records; artwork; records from the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project; materials related to the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation; professional files; and material related to awards and honors received by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

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Creators:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013
Dates:
1875 - 2004
Size:
120 Cubic feet (295 boxes )
2,000 Photographs
450 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0078
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is the result of research conducted by Dr. Alixa Naff relating to the study of the early Arab immigrant experience in the United States from about 1880-World War II. The study began with oral history interviews in 1962 and became a major project in 1980 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It documents the assimilation of Arabic speaking immigrants in the United States.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1953-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic ...

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Creators:
Fogel, Byron J.
Dates:
1961 - 2007
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0419
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 400 placemats collected between 1961 and 2007 from throughout the United States and abroad. The collection consists of advertising placemat used by a variety of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and expositions.

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Creators:
Hollander, Bernard
Bernhard, Lucian
Dates:
1920s-2000
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1 box, 3 rolled items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1161
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents Bernhard's career as an REM advertisement artist in the 1920s as well as his pursuit of canvas painting following his retirement. It contains REM advertisements and materials from posthumous exhibitions of Bernhard's paintings, as well as writings from Bernhard himself and researchers.

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Creators:
Carbondale Machine Company.
Hendricks Manufacturing Company.
Hiller, Nicholai H., 1868-1963
Hiller, Paul W.
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Dates:
1890-1937
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1105
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Nicholai H. Hiller's career as a mechanical engineer for Carbondale Machine Company and Hendricks Manufctauring Company. The materials include patents, lecture notes, design drawings, instruction manuals, trade literature, notebooks and card files on various refrigeration subjects. Additionally, there are eleven bound vol...

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Creators:
McIntosh, Seymour and Company
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
circa 1886-1939
Size:
93.6 Cubic feet (174 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0985
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the design, manufacture, and operation of steam and diesel engines by McIntosh, Seymour and Company of Auburn, New York.

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