Query: Physicists
Robert Wiegand papers and video art, 1953-1994
Creators:
Wiegand, Robert, 1934-1993
Dates:
1953-1994
Size:
10.9 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.wiegrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York video artist and painter Robert Wiegand measure 10.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1953 to 1994. Found within the collection are biographical materials, correspondence, art project and exhibition files, printed abd digital materials, video art, photographs, and industrial and miscellaneous video recordings. About one-half of the collection is comprised of video recordings.

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Robert W. Kearns Papers
Creators:
Brown, Brian Ivan
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Robert Ledley Papers
Creators:
Ledley, Robert S.
National Biomedical Research Foundation. Georgetown University
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Robert Ledley Papers document the development of the first whole-body diagnostic imaging system, the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial (ACTA) X-ray Scanner by Ledley in 1973. Also included is material relating to Ledley's company, Digital Science Information Corporation (DISCO), as well as the public and medical communities' reactions to the scanner.

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Computer Oral History Collection
Creators:
Blanch, Gertrude
Bloch, Richard M.
Bradburn, James
Brainerd, John G.
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Dates:
1969-1973, 1977
Size:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.

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The History of the Cell Sorter Videohistory Collection
Dates:
1991
Size:
7 videotapes (Reference copies). 12 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9554
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection
Creators:
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
29 videotapes (Reference copies). 75 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9531
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records
Creators:
Del Mar, Bruce E., 1913-
Dates:
1951-2011
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1249
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the development of the Holter Monitor, a portable device for continuously monitoring heart activity for an extended period, through engineering logbooks, drawings, operator manuals, correspondence, photographs, sales brochures and catalogs, biographical information about the engineering staff who worked on the monitor, patents and trademarks, and marketing and sales materials.

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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art
Creators:
Finch College. Museum of Art
Varian, Elayne H.
Dates:
1943-1975
bulk 1964-1975
Size:
20.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.finccoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art measure 20.9 linear feet and date from 1943 to 1975, with the bulk of records dating from the period its galleries were in operation, from 1964 to 1975. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of exhibition files, which contain a wide range of documentation including artist files, checklists, correspondence, writings, photographs, interviews, numerous films and videos, artist statements, printed materials, and other records. Also found within the collection are administrative records of the museum, artist files, and papers of the Contemporary Wing's director and curator, Elayne Varian, which were produced outside of her work at Finch College.

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Glass Plate Negatives
Dates:
circa 1887-1890
Size:
0.12 cu. ft. (0.12 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 5 x 7 inch glass plate negatives of people and places associated with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and their laboratories in the United States National Museum. People include Frank Wigglesworth Clark, W. F. Hillebrand, T. M. Chatard, William Hallock, James Edward Whitfield, Frank Austin Gooch, Carl …

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Otto Mayr Papers
Creators:
Mayr, Otto
Dates:
1960-2004
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 83-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Otto Mayr, curator of mechanical engineering and mechanisms. Materials include photographs of family; notes from classes taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and classes taken at the University of Rochester; files from a summer seminar on methods and history of technology with a …

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