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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Swanson, Jackie
Swanson, Janese
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes,)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0642
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Janese Swanson developed video game software, a website, and an array of toys and gadgets aimed at making technology more accessible to girls. The collection contains approximately six hours of original and reference video footage of Swanson's Innovative Lives Presentation, in which she discussed her background and demonstrated her inventions with her daughter, Jackie. The material also includes a brief interview.

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Cruz, Emilio, 1938-
Dates:
1961-2008
Size:
5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cruzemil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and writer Emilio Cruz measure 5 linear feet and date from 1961 to 2008. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, exhibition and project files, printed material, and photographic material.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Falcon Trio.
Dates:
1912-1913
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0160
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection consists mostly of scrapbook pages that cover the career of the Falcon Trio. Included are photographs of the Trio while performing, those probably used for publicity purposes, some personal photographs, and photographs of fellow vaudevillians. Most of the images are unidentified, but beside the Trio, there are ...

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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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Cheatham, Doc, 1905-1997
Cheatham, Amanda
Dates:
1939-1998
Size:
11 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0814
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Cheatham's career as a jazz trumpeter. The papers include passports, appointment and address books; photographs, both personal and professional; a transcript of an interview of Cheatham; sheet music, including parts for various instruments; home movies from Cheatham's travels; awards and certificates; printed material including posters, programs, clippings.

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Creators:
Shimono, Sab
Dates:
1948-2013
Size:
15 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1379
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of Saburo "Sab" Shimono, an American actor of Japanese descent.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Alderman, Alonzo (Tony) Elvis, 1900-1983 (musician)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
1927-1983
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0211
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Alonzo Elvis "Tony" Alderman played country music with the Galax Dixie Concert Band and The Hill Billies. During the 1950s through 1970s he recorded old-time and early country music, primarily at festivals and conventions. Alderman recorded many of the open-reel audiotapes in the collection at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.

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Creators:
Augspurger, Mike
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Cater, Anita
Dates:
1998
2001
2000
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0689
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mike Augspurger was born in 1956 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Working with steel land titanium, he invented an all terrain rear wheel drive handcycle. Collection contains approximately eight hours of video footage documenting Augspurger discussing his life and work and a promotional video titled One-Off Handcycle.

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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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