Query: Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Disability Reference Collection
Dates:
1853-2015
Size:
40 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 2 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1319
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled.

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Emmet Mercury Boiler Records
Creators:
Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Stone and Webster.
General Electric Company
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Dan Friedman Papers
Creators:
Friedman, Dan, 1945-1995
Dates:
1967 - 1995
Size:
16 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1277
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

General correspondence files contain all communications that do not pertain to a specific project. Because Friedman's personal life and business were so interconnected, many of his business associates also shared personal correspondence with the designer.,Materials in this collection document Friedman's work from 1967, as a student, until his death in …

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Greville I. Bathe Papers
Creators:
Bathe, Greville
Dates:
bulk 1933-1944
1893-1985
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0970
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers contain archival materials comprising Bathe's research on Oliver Evans (1755-1819), an American engineer engaged in the development of steam engines. The collection includes copies of letters, design drawings, pamphlets and a book written by Evans, patents, a scrapbook, articles, genealogical information, Evans's will, and writings by Bathe on Evans, including …

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Victor L. Ochoa Papers
Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 1: Business Ephemera
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1544-1988
Size:
1,108 Cubic feet (consisting of approximately 2,050 of boxes, approximately 336 oversize boxes, map case material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Series 1 is organized into two sub-groups. The first is divided into 468 subject categories. The second sub-group is divided into 68 geographical categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

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Brannock Device Company Records
Creators:
Park-Brannock.
Park, Ernest N.
Brannock, Otis C.
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992
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Dates:
1925 - 1998
Size:
12 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0672
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device, a tool to measure foot length and width at the same time, by inventor and businessman Charles F. Brannock. Early in his career Brannock worked as a shoe salesman at the Park-Brannock shoe store, and in 1962 he became the CEO of the company. This collection documents both the Park-Brannock store and the Brannock Device. Materials in The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, include of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.

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James A. E. Halkett Papers
Creators:
Halkett, James A. E. (physicist)
Wesolowski, Sigmund A.
Dates:
1948-1951.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Halkett and Wesolow(ski) materials show the process of technological innovation through laboratory protocols. They also demonstrate the various alternatives explored in the search for effective artificial circulation by using materials which would not damage or clot blood and that could be sterilized. The evolution of the pumping mechanism and …

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DuPont Nylon Collection
Creators:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Dates:
1939-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.

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Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection
Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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