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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company
Dates:
1948-1950
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0279
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone commu...

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National Museum of American History
Dates:
2011
Collection ID:
Accession 11-235
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of seven websites maintained by the National Museum of American History as they existed in June 2011. The Smithsonian Jazz website, crawled June 20, 2011, includes historical information, oral histories, teaching materials, and calendars of events. It also serves as the website for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orch...

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Dates:
undated
Size:
12 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0802
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Marton, Ladislaus Laszlo, 1901-1979 (physicist)
Dates:
1932 - 1970
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, one (1) 16 mm film)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials documenting the history of electron optics, especially electron microscopes. Included are engineering drawings of Marton's devices, designed in Belgium, Stanford and RCA in the 1930s and 1940s; notebooks concerning extensive investigations in electron microscopy; photographs and micrographs concerning developm...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1874-1935
1955-1957
Size:
36 Cubic feet (84 boxes, 16 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1996-1997
Size:
5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the radio program, "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, and Deified." This program celebrates electric guitar players who changed the course of popular music. This 2-hour program features Joe Louis Walker, The Ventures, Junior Brown, Jim Hall, and Les Paul. The radio...

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Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868
Poinier, Lois W.
Dates:
1844-1870
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0933
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to American inventor Charles Grafton Page, an early developer of electromagnetic machinery.

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Mamer, Stuart M.
Mamer, Louisan E., 1910-2005
Dates:
1927-2002
Size:
10.1 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0862
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Mamer collection includes a wide range of materials used to teach concepts and the usage of electricity to predominately rural audiences. Mamer kept many of her materials in labeled notebooks; other papers were filed loosely with no apparent order. The collection materials date pre-dominantly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. There are some materials from the late 1930s. There is only one item from 1927 and one from 1999.

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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:
Bottom, Virgil Eldon
Dates:
1936-1983.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of letters from Virgil Bottom requesting information about the early days of the quartz crystal industry in the United States and letters from "Old Timers" in the industry received by Bottom in response to his request of December 10, 1980; print materials, including a "History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the United St...

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