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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Jogbra, Inc.
Miller, Hinda
Dates:
1977-2008
Size:
16 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1315
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the invention of the Jogbra and includes biographical materials, business records, photographs, promotional, marketing and advertising materials, correspondence and audiovisual materials.

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Creators:
Nye, Bill
Dates:
1970 - 2014
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1383
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Bill Nye's early life, his Science Guy persona and its development for his television program Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Dates:
1996
Size:
160 audiotapes (originals). 15 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9594
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:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1934 - 1988
Size:
140 Cubic feet (408 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0266
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.

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Creators:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
Dates:
1965-2004
Size:
33.1 Linear feet
1.27 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.ybartoma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The research material of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, measures 33.1 linear feet and 1.27 GB and dates from 1965-2004. The collection, amassed throughout Ybarra-Frausto's long and distinguished career as a scholar of the arts and humanities, documents the development of Chicano art in the United States and chronicles Ybarra-Frausto's role as a community leader and scholar in the political and artistic Chicano movement from its inception in the 1960s to the present day.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1987-1996
Size:
30.5 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of proposals, grants, and contracts for scholarly studies conducted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other Federal agencies. Materials include correspondence, grant proposals and supplements, contracts and modifications, progress reports,...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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Creators:
Hopkins, Budd, 1931-2011
Kingsley, April
Dates:
circa 1945-2017
Size:
11 Linear feet
0.209 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.kingapri
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art critic, curator, and educator April Kingsley and painter, sculptor, writer, and educator Budd Hopkins measure 11 feet and 0.209 Gigabytes, and date from circa 1945-2017. Kingsley's papers are comprised primarily of artist files for figures that April had a significant engagement with, project files, interviews with artists, subject file index cards, biographical materials, and miscellaneous correspondence. Hopkins' papers are comprised of biographical material, as well as correspondence with various prominent art world figures including Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Carl Andre, Howardena Pindell, and Robert Rosenblum. Hopkins' personal business records include correspondence and sale and consignment information. Also found are writings, printed material, including exhibition invitations and catalogs and press clippings, and photographic material depicting Hopkins and his artwork.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution,Archives, Oral History Program
Dates:
1973-2000
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains materials related to the Oral History and Videohistory programs conducted by the Institutional History Division with Pamela M. Henson, Director. Materials include transcripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, memorandums, background information, black and white photographs, articles and budget records.

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