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Creators:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company
Dates:
1948-1950
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0279
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone commu...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Creators:
James Cunningham, Son and Company (Rochester, New York)
Dates:
1908-1964
bulk 1908-1929
Size:
10 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1193
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic prints of the glass plate negatives depicting horse-drawn hearses (funeral wagons), carriages, and ambulances and motorized vehicles produced by James Cunningham, Son and Company from approximately 1908 to 1929. The majority of the glass plates and photographic prints depict horse-drawn hearses, but there are some motorized vehicles.

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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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Booth, Virginia
Dates:
1936 - 1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0729
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Virginia "Jimmie" Booth's career as a buyer for Lord and Taylor, where she worked for Dorothy Shaver. Papers include correspondence; photographs; original drawings by designer Clare Potter; printed material including articles, magazine advertising and catalogs; a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia.

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O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
Dates:
1871-1874
Size:
33 contact prints
7 enlarged prints
8 Items (8 stereographic negatives, glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.167
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made on the geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian, under Lieutenant George M. Wheeler, War Department, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. 1871-74. The bulk of the photographs were made by Timothy H. Sullivan during the years 1871-1872 and 1874, but there are also some taken by William Bell in 1873. The photos includ...

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Milling, Thomas DeWitt, 1887-1960
Dates:
1905-1940
bulk 1917-1920
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0133
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

TThis collection includes contains certificates, flight reports, correspondence and photographs relating to Thomas DeWitt Milling as a key role in the early years of aviation.

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Creators:
Wilhelm
White, Sydney Victor
Lord, R. H.
Petit, Pierre, 1832-
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Dates:
ca. 1870-1900
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0191
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains twelve photoprints in the cabinet print format, although only nine are true albumen cabinet prints. The subjects depicted are European scientists. Except as otherwise noted in the listing, biographical information about the subjects was located in standard biographical references, such as Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Chambers' Dictionary of Scientists, and World Who's in Science.

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Creators:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
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:
Duncan, James T.
Duncan, Paul
Dates:
1937-1941
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0827
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Filmed entirely on location at the W. Clark McMillen Farm in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the Paul Duncan Film Collection documents three types of now obsolete farming practices using draft horses and manual labor: making hay (1937), threshing wheat (1939), and cradling & flailing (1941). The film is 8mm, black and white and color. Edge codes date f...

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