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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Photographic History
Dates:
circa 1883-1984
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda documenting activities of the Division and its predecessors, especially during the tenures of Thomas W. Smillie, Alexander J. Wedderburn, and Eugene N. Ostroff. The records also include information on the Hall of Photography, organized by Ostroff; newspaper ...

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Creators:
Wirtz, Milton S., Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1973-1988
1941-1947
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0501
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains materials relating to Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., and his involvement in the development of plastic eye prosthesis from 1941 to 1947. It includes news clippings about Dr. Wirtz and several articles regarding the process and the materials used in the manufacture of artificial eyes. The bulk of the collection consists of graph...

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Creators:
Hollingsworth, Robert K.
Adams, Samuel
Dates:
1862-1933
bulk 1862-1865
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1310
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Samuel Adams Papers document a surgeon's perspective on several major battles and events occurring during the United States Civil War.

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Creators:
Bigelow, Elizabeth Merkelson
Bigelow, Julian
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1949-1961.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0815
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, personal notes, articles, drawings, photographs, and published reports documenting the IAS Electronic Computer Project.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1968-1992
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 584
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the...

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Creators:
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Dates:
circa 1927-1983
Size:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7431
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Aldrich, John W. (John Warren), 1906-1995, interviewee
Dates:
1975, 1977
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9511
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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Dates:
1830-1898, 1912-1917
Size:
10.14 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (4 half document boxes) (6 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection contains papers concerning the invention and development of the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and others, especially Vail's work with telegraph instruments and operation of telegraph stations, patent litigation, and Vail's publications concerning the telegraph; correspondence between Alfred and George Vail ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1918-1949
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the United States National Museum, Division of Plants (1919-1947) and Department of Botany (1947-1949) while Ellsworth Paine Killip was an aid, assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the Division and the Department, as well as personal correspondence between Killip and his colleagues document...

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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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