• 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
  • Charles Ewing family papers, 1769-1951

    Lawyer and army officer. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business papers, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Herman Hollerith papers, 1850-1982

    Inventor and businessman. Correspondence, diary, financial and business papers, patents by Hollerith and others, blueprints, drawings, a Hollerith machine punch plate, writings about Hollerith by Geoffrey Austrian and others, biographical material, and other papers relating to Hollerith tabulating machines and their use in census taking (1890-1910), operation of Tabulating Machine Company and its merger with two other companies forming Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company (1911), and Hollerith's ...

    • Contributor: Hollerith, Herman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry: Home Page

    The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Title Index | Subject Index | Series Index | Name Index | Recordings Emile Berliner

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Date: 1871
  • 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
  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

    Artist and inventor. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers. Includes letters from Samuel Finley Breese 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; correspondence and other papers relating to Morse's invention of the telegraph, law suits over patents, ...

    • Contributor: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 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
  • Catalog Record

    George Kleine papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Chiefly business records consisting of correspondence, financial and legal records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Kleine's various ventures in the early motion picture industry. Includes files pertaining to patent and distribution litigation, educational and European films, and to Kleine's business relations with Thomas A. Edison and with firms including Ambrosio, Biograph Company, Cines, Eastman Kodak Company, ...

    • Contributor: Kleine, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Catalog Record

    Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material. 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, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    George Kleine papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Chiefly business records consisting of correspondence, financial and legal records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Kleine's various ventures in the early motion picture industry. Includes files pertaining to patent and distribution litigation, educational and European films, and to Kleine's business relations with Thomas A. Edison and with firms including Ambrosio, Biograph Company, Cines, Eastman Kodak Company, ...

    • Contributor: Kleine, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 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