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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-2001
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-276
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Sci...

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Creators:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into ei...

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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906- (mathematician)
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
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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Creators:
Compton, Joseph, 1891-
Clinton-Baddeley, V.C. (Victor Clinton), 1900-1970
Dates:
1949-2010
bulk 1950-1965
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (11 legal folders, 6 cassette tapes, 18 sound discs (vinyl))
Collection ID:
CFCH.LLRE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

London Library of Recorded English was a 6-volume Anthology of English Literature, consisting of poetry spanning 16th-20th century England, read aloud by well-known British poets, scholars, and actors. The first four recordings were edited by poet-scholars V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Joseph Compton, and when it was acquired by Britam Agencies in 1955, Clinton-Baddeley stayed on to create two more releases. The collection contains 6 LP recordings, as well as the business papers associated with the creation and management of the Anthology.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (869 boxes and 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Kane, Nathan, 1969-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997 September 17
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0637
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting Nathan Kane, inventor of Pass-It-Football, a remote control for television, Project-A-Sketch opaque projector for children and low distortion bellows folds for industrial machines.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Hoberman, Chuck
Dates:
1996-05-08
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0604
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains original videos documenting Chuck Hoberman, inventor the Hoberman Sphere.

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Creators:
Lifwynn Foundation
Dates:
1938 - 1954
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0020
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Included are file memoranda on meetings and correspondence, sent and received, 1938-1954, between the Lifwynn Foundation for Laboratory Research in Analytic and Social Psychiatry Incorporated, and in particular, Hans Syz, M.D., Secretary, and various doctors, psychologists, other professionals in the subject field, and various U.S. Military Departm...

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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Creators:
Cover, Jack
Meyer, Greg
Dates:
1946 - 2009
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1311
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the invention, development, use, and popularization of the Taser, a nonlethal weapon invented by Jack Covers.

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