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Creators:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985
Dates:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Size:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1174
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.

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Creators:
Forgie, James
Dates:
1890 - 1949
bulk 1900-1935
Size:
38.8 Cubic feet (85 boxes; 33 map-folders; 18 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0986
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers contain correspondence, reports, drawings, blueprints, cost estimates, contracts, specifications, regulations, legal documents, photographs, profiles, diagrams, clippings, and publications concerning projects which Forgie worked on, especially the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the Midtown Hudson Tunnels in New York City. Also included are...

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Shayt, David H.
Wedge Innovations
Dates:
1985-1996
Size:
13 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 5 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0534
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Wedge Innovations document the invention and development of a new hand tool, the SmartLevel, an electronic builder's level; also included are company management and policies.

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Creators:
Maduro, I. L.
Dates:
circa 1904-1914
Size:
12 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-32
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by I. L. Maduro Jr. in Panama around the time of the building of the Panama Canal. They include images of buildings, railroad tracks, military personnel, people, dwellings, foliage, and a game, possibly cricket.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Bay State Gas Company.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1858-1929
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document an investigation by M.L. Webb, an attorney from Massachusetts, into possible trust violations by the coal and gas industry of New England, New Jersey, and Delaware in the late nineteenth century. Documents assembled by Webb include patents, stock records, photographs, correspondence, hand written notes, published materials, and investigation notebooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science
Dates:
1991-1997, 2007-2010
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Jeffrey K. Stine, Curator of technology and environmental history, which document planning, development, and production activities for the exhibitions Manufactured Weather, Tunnels!, Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century, Oil from the Arctic: Building the Trans-Alas...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Hinds, Julian, 1881-1975 (civil engineer)
Dates:
1881-1975
Size:
14.2 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0287
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A letter dated August 4, 1971 from the Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, to Julian Hinds stated: "This is addressed to you as an Honorary Member of the Society at the request of the ASCE Committee on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering to bring attention to the possibility that you may wish to...

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Dates:
1997
Size:
6 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9593
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 or digital recorder as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1986
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-269
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of a series of short videos to accompany the National Museum of American History exhibition, "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860." The videos document particular types of machines, such as planer saws, shapers, and lathes. Materials inc...

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