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Ziesel, William, Dr.
University of Pennsylvania
Darby, Edwin Tyler, Dr.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
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Dates:
1885-1935
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0025
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of two dentists: Ziesel, who developed a technique and instruments for treating pyorrhea, and Darby, a founder of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Included are articles, speeches, lectures, correspondence, unidentified photographs; an autograph book of attendees at testimonial dinner for Darby, dinner menus and programs; copie...

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Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
United Transportation Union
Nelsen, Malcolm H.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
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Dates:
1950s-1960s..
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1173
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to Nelson's work with railroad labor unions, including the United Transportation Union and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. The collection includes grievance files, bylaws of committees of the unions, meeting minutes and reports of those committees, company newsletters, and internal memoranda.

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Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
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Dates:
1869-1873
Size:
10 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0442
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ten letters from London dentists to Morrison, a dentist and inventor, discussing his improved dental engine and improved dental chair. Eight letters are from Edwin Sercombe, with one from H. S. Garrett and another from Charles S. Tomes.

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Creators:
Forman, Paul
Dates:
undated
Size:
13 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1265
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
Dates:
ca. 1890-1920.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0686
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 200 lantern slides, of various scenes in America and Canada, many of them published by railroad lines, presumably to arouse tourist interest in travel by rail. New York State and California are especially emphasized. Some images depict the railroads, railroad stations and railroad equipment. One group of images is from the Nabisco factory.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Parke, Davis Company
Dates:
1867-1971
Size:
300 Cubic feet (429 boxes, 42 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Parke-Davis and Company, one of the most important and oldest pharmaceutical firms in America.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mathematics
Dates:
1945-1959
Size:
10.3 Cubic feet (Includes 31 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0290
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of over 2,516 items, housed in 31 document boxes. The material is arranged into chronological order and covers the project dates of l945- l959. The items were originally classified Secret, Confidential, and Unclassified. The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1, Summary Reports; Series 2, Bi-weekly Reports; Se...

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Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
1977-2011
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-590
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved t...

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