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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1936-1945
Size:
2 Cubic feet
15 motion picture films (black and white, sound)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0308
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films depict U.S. Navy personnel carrying out maintenance and repair operations on diesel engines. The films were made under the supervision of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for Bureau of Ships. 400-500 feet in length, with a voice-over commentary on technical aspects of the work on Bessemer, General Motors, and International diesel engines.

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Tantalus Project
Rowe, Ednor "Ed"
Pruett, Charles
Olson, Cliff
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Dates:
1940-1995
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0532
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of notebooks, manuals, and other data and operational logbooks documenting the creation, building, and maintenance of Tantalus, and the experiments performed on the machine. Tantalus was the first dedicated synchrotron radiation laboratory and source. Series 5 and Series 6 include oral and video histories with Edno...

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Creators:
Kraeuter & Company, Inc.
J. Wiss & Sons Company
Dates:
1921-1925; 1948.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0172
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Catalog and Salesman's Fact Book, 1921-1925, and "A Story of Shears and Scissors". The book includes a 1925 Wiss Catalog of scissors, snips, and shears and a 1925 catalog of Kraeuter and Company Inc., Newark,manufacturers of pliers, wrenches, chisels, automobile and machinists' tools and ticket punches. Also, numerous price lists and advertisements...

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Creators:
Phillips, William, Dr., 1948-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001 April 27
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0770
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 5-1/2 hours of video footage documenting an interview with Dr. William Phillips, a physicist and Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1997). Phillips discusses his background, work at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) using laser light to cool gases to the lowest temperature ever achieved, and his memories of winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
Leonard, Ronald J.
Leonard, Leona
Dates:
1966-2000
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1109
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Ronald J. Leonard's work at Travenol Laboratories and Sarns/3M, developing pumps and oxygenators used in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001 October 1
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0792
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately five hours of video footage documenting Harold Kroto, chemist and Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996) discussing carbon structures called "bucky balls" named after architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes. Kroto describes properties and mathematical principles represented by these structures and he discusses his background and winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
Pezzano, John A.
Pezzano, Frank J., 1908-1983
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0592
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.

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Creators:
Gatter, Carl
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Bruce & Company.
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Dates:
1920-1940s
Size:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.

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Creators:
Challinor, David, 1920-2008, interviewee
Dates:
1999
Size:
27 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9599
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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Creators:
Waltham Clock Company
Dates:
1989
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9548
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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