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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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Creators:
Perrygo, Watson M
Dates:
circa 1880s-1979
Size:
0.9 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7306
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee. Watson M. Perrygo donated the materials in this collection (record unit 7306) to the Smithsonian Archives on December 20, 1979.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 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:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1976
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records pertaining to "The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to American Independence," an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from April 19-November 16, 1975. Materials include photographs, loan agreements, correspondence, memoranda, notes, scripts, labels, and reports.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1947-1979, with related records from 1902
Size:
102.06 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (7 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 532
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1981-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document outgoing loans. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, condition reports, facility reports, loan agreements, black-and-white photographs, and color photographs and transparencies.

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National Zoological Park
Dates:
1887-1966
Size:
38.7 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 74
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The earliest records concerning the National Zoological Park date from 1887. They were kept by the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1890, when they were transferred to Holt House, the Park's administrative headquarters. During the late 1960's the records were transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Charles Willson Peale Papers
Dates:
circa 1971-1998
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lillian B. Miller, the late Editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers, and document her tenure as Editor. Records contain information pertaining to the planning and development of the Peale Papers Project and related exhibitions, conferences, and events. The records also document Dr. Miller's pro...

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Creators:
Challinor, Joan R.
Challinor, David, 1920-2008
Dates:
1956-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.

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