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Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1964-1991
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 451
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, floor plans, illustrations, and architectural drawings which document the installation of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are exhibition scripts, catalogues, work orders, and administrative records of the Department...

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Dates:
1989
Size:
files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9542
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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Creators:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Dates:
1851-1999
bulk 1881-1950
Size:
5.12 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thayabbo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.

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Creators:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1876-2006
Size:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1903-1947
Size:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.

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Creators:
Litzinger, Beatrice
Litzinger, Joseph
Dates:
1900-1990
Size:
2.75 Cubic feet (8.5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0530
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of seven series, the largest, Series 1, being the postcards. The largest categories in this series are the geographic, both United States and foreign, and greeting cards. The most important and probably the most interesting of the geographic cards are from Maryland as they give us an historic view of the state. This is part...

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Creators:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board
Dates:
circa 1960-1975
Size:
6.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 581
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of NAFMAB, including collecting and accessioning, planning for a site, exhibits design, and carrying out various projects. Also included is a multi-volume chronology of events, 1946-1973, in addition to copies of files of NMHT curator Mendel L. Peterson, who represented the Smithsonian on a preliminary ...

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Creators:
Groell, Joseph W., 1928-
Dates:
1925-2007
bulk 1950-1991
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.groejose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Joseph W. Groell papers, 1925-2007, bulk 1950-1991, measure 2.2 linear feet and primarily document his career as an art instructor. The papers include biographical material, letters, writings, subject files, printed material, artwork and photographs. Teaching files constitute the majority of the collection. Ten volumes of lecture notes, visual examples from sources including his own sketchbook, and student project instructions survive for courses Groell taught at Brooklyn College, 1970s-1990; and three volumes of notes and illustrations relate to figure drawing courses he taught at the New York Academy of Art, 1990-1991.

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