Query: United States National Museum. Division of History
Ralph Baer Innovative Lives Presentation
Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Harrison, William
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2009-08-15-2009
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1179
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In a moderated conversation about his life and work, Baer reenacts, with his partner William Harrison, the first time he played "Oddyssey", the first home video game for the consumer market, which he invented, and answers questions from the audience.

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Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Perrygo, Watson M., interviewee
Dates:
1978
Size:
26 audiotapes (Reference copies). 52 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9516
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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Correspondence
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns …

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James Beall Morrison Correspondence
Creators:
Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
Garrett, H. S.
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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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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Men's Clothing
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1818-1973
Size:
9.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 16 boxes, 1 folder, 13 oversize folders, 5 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (2 full, 1 partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Men
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: Men's Clothing 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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James Leffel and Company Records
Creators:
James Leffel and Company
Dates:
circa 1848-1976
Size:
20 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0960
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents James Leffel and Company of Springfield, Ohio, manufacturer of turbines, water wheels and engines.

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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Dates:
1865–1869
Size:
67 Microfilm
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1048
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 67 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M1048. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869. The records consist of 40 bound volumes and 51 linear feet of unbound documents. The bound volumes include letters and endorsements sent, registers of letters received, orders and circulars issued, and some personnel records. The unbound records consist primarily of letters and reports received.

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Goya Foods, Inc. Collection
Creators:
Unanue, Prudencio
Goya Foods, Inc.
Unanue family
Dates:
undated
1856-2000
bulk 1960-2000
Size:
20 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
8 Sound recordings
15 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0694
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Goya Foods, Inc., supported the cultural life of various communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company's current headquarters is in Secaucus, New Jersey. Photographs, calendars, sales promotional materials, cookbooks, packaging, and news clippings. Photographs depict primarily company sponsored events, but a few are family pictures.

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Brooklyn Edison Company, Edison Wonder House Records
Creators:
Brooklyn Edison Company
Dates:
1936
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, a guidebook titled Edison Wonder House, and photographs documenting the Edison Wonder House, a demonstration home created by the Brooklyn Edison Company in 1936 to showcase the wonders of electricity.

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William F. Foshag Papers
Creators:
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956
Dates:
1923-1965 and undated
Size:
8.59 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7281
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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