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  • Giles S. Rich papers, 1790-1999

    Federal judge and patent attorney. Legal case files, correspondence, administrative files, subject file, speeches, and writings documenting the career of Giles S. Rich as a judge on the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

    • Contributor: Rich, Giles S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1790
  • Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial and legal papers, genealogical notes, autograph collections, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers chiefly of Levi Woodbury and also of his son, Charles Levi Woodbury, and other family members.

    • Contributor: Woodbury, Levi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1638
  • John Hays Hammond papers, 1908-1965

    Inventor and scientist. Correspondence, notebooks, sketches, technical papers, legal briefs, printed matter, chronologies, and annotated photographs relating to Hammond's scientific career and inventions.

    • Contributor: Hammond, John Hays
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1908
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    R. Hoe & Company records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Business and family correspondence, letterbooks, subject files, legal records, financial records, advertising material, printed matter, and other records relating chiefly to R. Hoe & Company business. Includes material relating to printing press patents. Other subjects include travel in Europe, the New York House of Refuge, and the Magnetic Telegraph Company. Family members represented by business correspondence and other papers include Peter Smith Hoe, Richard ...

    • Contributor: R. Hoe & Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Henry Mason Morfit papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence and business and financial records relating to Morfit's practice as a claims lawyer in Washington, D.C., and as a political figure in the Andrew Jackson presidential administrations. Correspondence primarily concerns business matters, especially the collection of claims. Subjects include claims originating in the colonial period and the American Revolution, French spoliation claims, maritime claims, the development of the West, land speculation in ...

    • Contributor: Morfit, Henry Mason
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William Thornton papers, 1741-1865

    Architect, inventor, and superintendent of patents. Diaries, architectural drawings, and other papers pertaining to the development of the steamboat, African-American colonization and emigration, the revolt of Spanish colonies in South America, Greek independence, and Thornton's disputes with Benjamin Latrobe over designs for the United States Capitol

    • Contributor: Thornton, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1741
  • Albert James Myer papers, 1816-1880

    Army officer and surgeon. Microfilm focusing on Myer's service in the Signal Corps and documentation of his work in meteorology, including correspondence, biographical material, letterbooks, diaries, reports, memoranda, legal and business papers, and printed matter. Also contains papers of his father-in-law, Ebenezer Walden, and material relating to a patent by his father, Henry Beekman Myer, for the railway sleeping car.

    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1816
  • Robert R. Williams papers, 1911-1981

    Chemist, nutritionist, and developer of vitamin B1. Correspondence, diaries, affidavits, reports, subject files, laboratory notebooks, speeches and writings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Williams's research in nutritional chemistry.

    • Contributor: Williams, Robert R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1911
  • Frederick Gardner Cottrell papers, 1896-1951

    Chemist and inventor. Diaries, notebooks, notes, scientific papers, writings, and miscellany relating primarily to Cottrell's work and daily routines as a research chemist and scientist.

    • Contributor: Cottrell, Frederick Gardner
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1896
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    Emile Berliner collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Textual materials in the collection include family and business correspondence, Emile Berliner's drawings and notes relating to experiments and other matters, printed and typed Berliner speeches, patents, printed reports and bound volumes concerning patent litigation and related topics, and scrapbooks. The photographs are both studio portraits and informal snapshots of Berliner, his family, his associates, and his inventions. Artifacts include telephone, gramophone, and lab ...

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
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    Frederick Gardner Cottrell papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, scientific papers, notebooks, notes, and other papers relating primarily to Cottrell's career as a research chemist and scientist. Documents his invention of the electrostatic precipitator, his work while a chemist at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the founding of Research Corporation. Also includes patent papers for Cottrell's process of producing nitric oxide and material concerning inventions of his associates, Farrington ...

    • Contributor: Cottrell, Frederick Gardner
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edward Lindley Bowles papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, minutes, speeches, writings, reports, oral history transcripts, subject files, legal documents, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Bowles's career as an engineer and consultant in private industry and in government as well as to his association with research universities. Documents his work with Raytheon Company; Whitin Machine Works, later White Consolidated Industries, and its subsidiaries; the U.S. War ...

    • Contributor: Bowles, Edward Lindley - Archer, Gleason Leonard - Campbell, George A. (George Ashley) - Hayes, Hammond Vinton - Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965

    Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born immigrant to America who invented the gramophone, the flat disc recording, the radio microphone, acoustic tile, and an early version of the helicopter. Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
  • Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, 1809-1979

    Aviation pioneers and inventors. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, business accounts, legal papers, minutes, reports, printed matter, photographs, blueprints, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the invention of the airplane and the development of aviation.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1809
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    Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, newspapers, printed matter, maps, drawings, photographs, and other papers. Includes letters from Morse to his family describing his studies in England during the War of 1812 and his subsequent struggle to support himself as a portrait painter in the United States and commenting on American, British, and European art; correspondence and other papers relating to ...

    • Contributor: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese - Clausing, Ludwig
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edward Maynard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence and legal and financial records relating to Maynard's improvements in the manufacture and sale of firearms and to his dental practice in Washington, D.C. Documents Maynard's invention of a percussion primer (known as the Maynard tape primer), his patent of it in 1845, and his efforts, along with his partners, Thomas L. Smith and J. Washington Tyson, to get firearms manufactured utilizing the ...

    • Contributor: Maynard, Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • George Kleine papers, 1886-1946

    Film executive and businessman. Business records consisting of correspondence, financial and legal papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material relating primarily to Kleine's ventures in the early motion picture industry. Includes files relating to patent and distribution litigation, educational and European films, and to Kleine's business relations with Thomas A. Edison, Eastman Kodak Company, Motion Picture Patents Company, and Biograph Co.

    • Contributor: Kleine, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1886
  • Edison Electric Light Company records, 1879-1894

    Copies of patents granted by the government of Canada to Thomas A. Edison and employees of his firm and codes for insurance underwriters in the United States to create national standards for electrical constuction and operation.

    • Contributor: Edison Electric Light Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1879
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    Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, business and legal papers, genealogical material, patents, blueprints, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the lives and work of the Wright brothers who designed, built, and piloted the first machine to achieve powered, sustained flight in 1903 and the first practical airplane in 1905. The papers include scientific data, formulas, and computations related to aerodynamic and design factors and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Edison Electric Light Company records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Volume I (1879-1894) and volume II (1890-1891) contain verified copies of patents granted by the government of Canada to Thomas A. Edison and employees of his firm for improvements in incandescent lamps and methods of manufacture, fittings and fixtures, electric dynamo machines, electric railroads, and electrical generation and distribution systems; volume III (1885-1894) contains codes for insurance underwriters in the United States to create ...

    • Contributor: Edison Electric Light Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Thomas A. Jenckes papers, 1836-1878

    Jurist, state legislator and adjutant general, and U.S. representative from Rhode Island. Correspondence, journals, ledgers, diaries, account books, patent papers, legal briefs and related papers, law library catalog, and photographs pertaining to Jenckes's political and legal career in Rhode Island and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    • Contributor: Jenckes, Thomas A. (Thomas Allen) - Jenckes, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1838
  • Edward Maynard papers, 1836-1867

    Dental surgeon and inventor. Correspondence, legal records, and financial account books relating to Maynard's improvements in the manufacture and sale of firearms and documenting his dental practice in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Maynard, Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
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    John Hays Hammond papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, notebooks, technical papers, legal briefs, chronologies, printed matter, sketches, annotated photographs, and other papers relating to Hammond's scientific career and inventions. Subjects include Hammond's basic experiments in radio control, frequency modulation, intermediate frequency, triode electron tube, and the Elmer Ambrose Sperry dispute on inertial guidance patents. Correspondents include Ernst Fredrik Werner Alexanderson, Alexander Graham Bell, Lee De Forest, Irving Langmuir, and Nikola Tesla.

    • Contributor: Hammond, John Hays
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Jack S. Kilby papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, patents and related material, drawings, blueprints, transparencies, photographs, subject files, speeches, writings, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Kilby's inventions and projects while an engineer and later a consultant for Texas Instruments Incorporated. Kilby's inventions include the monolithic integrated circuit, also know as the chip or microchip. The papers also document Kilby's work as a consultant and adviser to the ...

    • Contributor: Kilby, Jack S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Giles S. Rich papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, writings, speeches, notes, opinion files, teaching files, printed matter, clippings, and other papers documenting Rich's career in patent and intellectual property law as a judge on the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and its successor the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Includes material pertaining to patents in the biotechnology, computer software, and pharmaceutical industries; design protection; and ...

    • Contributor: Rich, Giles S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection