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Creators:
Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.

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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:
Blum, Morris
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Dates:
1940-1999
Size:
13 Cubic feet (32 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0800
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company
Reading Company
United Transportation Union
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Dates:
1910-1986
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1172
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Printed materials collected by Metz during his railroad career, including timetables, rule books, operational manuals, safety manuals, labor union materials, regulations, Metz' IDs and certifications, blank company forms, company newsletters, and internal memoranda and correspondence. The papers relate to several railroads: Western Maryland Railway...

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Creators:
Delevante, Sidney, 1894-
Dates:
1922-1978
Size:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.delesidn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; biographical data; writings; photograph; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

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Creators:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014
Dates:
1970-2009
bulk 1973-2003
Size:
13 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1414
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

InBae Yoon was a Korean American inventor. He specialized in OB-GYN surgery, and his inventions aided in the safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The papers include personal documents, corporate agreements and licenses, technical drawings, patent applications, correspondence, project proposals, and methods and procedures.

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Haviland, Opal Dorf
Dorf, Jacob Aloysius, 1879-1965 (blacksmith, businessman)
Dates:
1909-1972.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0193
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to Dorf's activities, particularly in the hardware business. Biographical information and obituaries are included as well as samples of his unusual advertising.

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Creators:
Nichols, James C.
Dates:
1885-1975
Size:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.nichjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Scrapbooks containing printed material, photographs and correspondence relating to Oliver Newberry Chaffee and Alfred Juergens.

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Creators:
Kasten, Karl Albert, 1916-
Dates:
1940-1977
Size:
0.01 Linear feet (ca. 600 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.kastkarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; biographical material; awards; printed materials; and photographs.

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Creators:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945
Dates:
circa 1850s-1988
bulk 1900-1945
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.33
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.

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