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Creators:
Came, Charles, 1806-1881
Dates:
1838-1979
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0661
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approximately .25 cubic feet of correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and books documenting Charles Came. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Charles Came to his second wife, Cynthia (Chadwick) Came which were written during his travels throughout upstate New York. The correspondence is not incl...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
2008-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 14-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three websites and one blog maintained by the National Museum of American History. The main National Museum of American History website, crawled on October 23, 2013, includes information about visiting, exhibitions, departments, staff, donating, internships, fellowships, and volunteering. It also includes online exh...

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Moffat, Reuben
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1852
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1101
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.

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Creators:
Kahle Engineering Company
Orr, Craig
Dates:
1930-1980
Size:
4 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0735
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Four cubic feet of records relating to Kahle Engineering Company's involvement in the manufacture of equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.

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Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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National Museum of American History
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-258
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites maintained by the National Museum of American History. The "Smithsonian Chips Collection" website, crawled June 18, 2014, is dedicated to the collection of objects, images, and documentation that traces the history of integrated circuits. The website includes object information, a glossary, and historic...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Porter, Russell W.
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Ingalls, Albert G., 1888-1958 (astronomer, editor)
Dates:
circa 1920-1956
Size:
8.7 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0175
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Albert G. Ingallsrole as an editor for the "Scientific American" (specifically a column on amateur astronomy) primarily through correspondence and other publications.

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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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