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Creators:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950
Dates:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Size:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0220
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.

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Creators:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Parke, Davis Company
Dates:
1867 - 1971
Size:
179 Cubic feet (177 boxes, 21 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes engineer's files of equipment used in the Detroit plant; blueprints and linen drawings of the Detroit plant, including building floor layouts, equipment & placement, and computer readouts of the linen drawings; plant operating manuals from the Detroit factory; incomplete sets of the "Parke-Davis Review" and "Parke-Davis Notes"; photographs...

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Creators:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
Dates:
1905-1931
bulk 1911-1930
Size:
2.7 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.

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Creators:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
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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Creators:
Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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Creators:
Chamberlain, Robert G.
Dates:
1954-1984
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
2 motion picture films
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0527
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Chamberlain's review of his work in the field of numerical control is detailed in his personal "Recollections of a Pioneer Numerical Control Programmer," which comprises Series 1. This is a roughly chronological summary of his career, presenting his major work experiences and accomplishments at Gidding & Lewis from his initial employment there in ...

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Creators:
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Sharpe, Weiss and Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1856-1889
Size:
4.75 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0399
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Invoices and letters from merchants and manufacturers with whom Sharpe, Weiss and Company, and their successors, did business; and two reels of microfilm of Sharpe and Weiss's account books.

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Dates:
1989
Size:
.rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9544
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 as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9531
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 as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Dates:
2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9629
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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. Progra...

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