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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNI...

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Worsley, Beatrice H., Dr. (associate professor)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mathematics
Dates:
1946-1959
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Worsley's papers include handwritten notebooks, loose notes, memoranda, reprints from her articles in professional journals, and copies of her theses written in fulfillment of the master's and doctor's degree, from MIT and the University of Cambridge, respectively. All of these papers deal with technical and theoretical problems of computer des...

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American Telephone and Telegraph Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-1978
Size:
39 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0684
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-nine 16mm films on various subjects relating to telephone systems and communications, such as pole worker safety; party line etiquette; the transition from silent film to sound film; and the application of satellites, lasers and transistors to sound communication.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass
Steele, Richard, 1916-1980
Dates:
1948-1963.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, which consists of notebooks, journals, photographs, correspondence, memos, brochures, and technical drawings, is divided into three series: Sketches, Drawing Journals and Tests; Ram Company Materials; and Photographs. The papers were selected from among Mr. Steele's files by his son, Christopher. As a result, the papers included ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Caruthers, Felix P.
Dates:
1952-1984
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0812
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, mostly technical, relating to Caruthers' development of automated machine tools. The papers include technical reports and notes; schematics for specific inventions including diagrams, graphs, photographs and plans bound together; patents and related correspondence; operators' manuals; copies of papers delivered by Caruthers at engineering events; and assorted trade literature.

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Mahaffey, James A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medicine and Science
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dates:
1989 - 1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1393
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains archival materials relating to the subject of cold fusion, and experiments conducted to corroborate the supposed discovery of the phenomenon. The collection includes Mahaffey's heavily illustrated laboratory notebook, dating from the beginning of the experiment on April 8, 1989 through April 20, 1989, documenting the experim...

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Young, Helen May Butler
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Dates:
1899-1937
bulk 1902-1902
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, one oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0261
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials cover the career of a woman bandmaster with an all women's traveling military band from 1898-1913, with the bulk of the material ca. 1902. Contents include clippings, photographs, programs, sheet music, hand noted music, posters, post cards, advertising fliers, letters, telegram, biographical article announcing candidacy for U.S. Sena...

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Creators:
Levitt, Alan
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Levitt, Elaine
Dates:
1920 - 1960s.
Size:
5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0303
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising materials relating to pharmaceutical and other supplies as part of the stock of retail pharmacies from 1920 to the early 1960s, mostly advertisements for cigars, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, Kodak, veterinary supplies, and patent medicines.

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Creators:
Marcus Ward & Company
Mauran Family
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
1800s.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0037
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Seven scrapbooks with decorated hard covers, either red or green, filled with newspaper clippings of the 1880s, a few earlier and a few 18th-century items, as well as marginal notes and quotations and index. Imprint in one volume: "Newspaper Cuttings. / Ready Reference Receptacle for Scraps of Print, from our chief sources of knowledge, the Newspa...

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Tektronix, Inc.
Department of Defense, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Hewlett-Packard Company.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
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Dates:
1970s.
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0586
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-two films collected by the Department of Defense, created by Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Techtronix, relating to the design, manufacture, troubleshooting, repair and teaching of integrated circuits. The films were used by Walter Reed Army Medical Center Television Branch to maintain their own equipment.

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