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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983
Dates:
1928-1987
Size:
6.65 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.warnhein
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, financial material, correspondence, notes, writings, art work, photographs, printed material, and project files document the career of sculptor and educator, Heinz Warneke. Also included are some writings, art work, photographs, and printed material related to his wife, Jessie Warneke.

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Creators:
Muller, Robert O., 1911-2003
Dates:
1930-1997
Size:
7.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2003.14
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Personal papers of Robert O. Muller, a Connecticut-based art dealer and collector who, over the course of seventy years, assembled one of the world's finest collections of Japanese prints from the late 1860s through the 1940s. The papers include Muller's correspondence relating to Japanese art, files relating to his and his wife's 1940 honeymoon in Japan during which he forged many contacts with Japanese artists and art dealers and purchased thousands of prints, subject files, catalogs, business transactions, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes and drafts for a planned book.

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Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Stone and Webster.
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Van Vleck, Natalie, 1901-1974
Dates:
[ca. 1919]-1992
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vanvlec
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Sketches and 3 sketchbooks with notes; notes from Robert Henri's and other's lectures at the Art Students League, 1919-1920; an exhibition catalog, 1992; and a clipping, 1992. Included are explanatory notes for the sketches and sketchbooks provided by Elizabeth H. Jones, a cataloger and curator of VanVleck's work.

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Creators:
Albers, Anni
Fesci, Sevim
Dates:
1968 July 5
Size:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.albersa68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Anni Albers conducted 1968 July 5, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art, in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1974 Oct. 21
Size:
4 Items (sound files, digital, wav)
54 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.osborn74
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Robert Chesley Osborn conducted 1974 Oct. 21, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963
Dates:
1920-1963
Size:
2.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.kreihenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; photographs; a scrapbook; lecture and interview notes; sketches; clippings; and printed material.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Leet, Mary
Dates:
1806-1810.
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0027
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate pag...

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Creators:
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966
Dates:
1913-1970
Size:
2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.frasjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A transcript of an interview with James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser; biographical data; letters to Laura Fraser; general correspondence; lists of people and their addresses; unpublished manuscripts and notes, including James Fraser's INDIAN PRAIRIE, recording his childhood memories in the Dakota territory of 1880; financial material; printed mate...

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