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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1991-2001
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipments, and instruments for SAO. Materials include reports, correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, technical summaries, architec...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1925-2010
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production at the National Museum of American History. Earlier records date from when Finn was in the Division of Information Technology and Society; the Division of Electricity and Mode...

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Creators:
Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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Creators:
Snyder, Thomas Elliott, 1885-1970
Dates:
1938-1970
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence, research notes and reports, grant files, a small number of research photographs, and a few personal files.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
16 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1833-1975
Size:
3.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 3 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Office
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Office Equipment forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
68.75 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records constitute the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials produced by the Science Service. In addition are supplemental photographs, news clippings, scientific papers and articles, obituaries and related topical information. Files are categorized according to Libra...

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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:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1987-1996
Size:
30.5 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of proposals, grants, and contracts for scholarly studies conducted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other Federal agencies. Included are correspondence, grant proposals and supplements, contracts and modifications, progress reports, and ...

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