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    Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965 Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born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 Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...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
    • Date: 1871
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    E.G. Squier papers, 1841-1888 Archaeologist, diplomat, author, editor, and businessman. Correspondence, business records, diplomatic records, articles, lectures, and other writings, reference and bibliographic notes, drawings, maps, scrapbooks of clippings, and other papers relating to Squier's diplomatic career as U.S. chargé d'affairs in Central America (1849-1858), U.S. commissioner to Peru (1863-1865), and Honduran consul general in New York, N.Y. (1863-1873), and Squier's studies and writings in archaeology and ethnology.
    • Contributor: Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George) - Squier, E. G.
    • Date: 1841
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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927 Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.
    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    Carter Godwin Woodson papers, 1736-1974 Historian, author, and collector. Papers of prominent African Americans, research files, business records, writings, correspondence, and other material relating to Woodson's leadership of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and to scholarship and publishing in the field of African and African-American history.
    • Contributor: Woodson, Carter Godwin
    • Date: 1736
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    Eric Sevareid papers, 1930-1992 Journalist, radio and television commentator, and author. Includes correspondence, fan mail, radio and television scripts, news analyses, lectures, speeches, writings, book and subject files, awards, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers but primarily consisting of scripts of Sevareid's radio and television news broadcasts and analyses documenting his career with the Columbia Broadcasting System from World War II as a correspondent in Burma, ...
    • Contributor: Sevareid, Eric
    • Date: 1930
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    Olmsted Associates records, 1863-1971 Landscape architectural firm. The records include correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, reports, plans, specifications, newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, journals, account books, ledgers, lists, diagrams, blueprints, deeds, and printed matter constituting the business files of the firm and reflecting the breadth of the projects undertaken by its staff. A small group of Olmsted family papers is also contained in the collection.
    • Contributor: Olmsted Associates
    • Date: 1863
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    Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 Landscape architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, scrapbooks, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city and regional planner.
    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law
    • Date: 1777
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    Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 Lawyer, educator, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, statements, notes, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Harris's cabinet positions as secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1977-1979) and secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (later, Health and Human Services) (1979-1981).
    • Contributor: Harris, Patricia
    • Date: 1924
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    Irving R. Levine papers, 1930-1995 Journalist and news commentator. Correspondence, memoranda, notebooks and notes, transcripts of interviews, radio and television scripts, news commentaries, articles, speeches, book drafts, background and research material, and other papers documenting Levine's career as a broadcast journalist and news commentator.
    • Contributor: Levine, Irving R.
    • Date: 1930
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    Jefferson Patterson papers, 1824-1978 Diplomat. Correspondence, family papers, diaries (1928-1930), speeches, notes and book drafts, other writings, memoranda, subject files, legal and financial papers, biographical material, academic notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Patterson's career as a diplomat and foreign service officer serving at American embassies in China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Peru, Poland, and Turkey, and as ambassador to Uruguay.
    • Contributor: Patterson, Jefferson
    • Date: 1824
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    John J. Sirica papers, 1932-1986 Jurist and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles and books, speeches, notes, research materials calendars, case files, bench books, financial and legal material, family papers, printed material, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Sirica's career as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, especially to cases relating to the Watergate affair.
    • Contributor: Sirica, John J.
    • Date: 1932
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    Merle Antony Tuve papers, 1901-1982 Physicist. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, articles, reports, laboratory and personal notebooks, notes, personnel records, printed material, blueprints, diagrams, photographs, and other papers relating to Tuve's administration of government-sponsored scientific projects such as the development of the proximity fuze for the United States Navy during World War II.
    • Contributor: Tuve, Merle Antony
    • Date: 1901
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    Gerhard Colm papers, 1935-1968 Economist. Correspondence, articles, congressional testimony, reports, lectures, speeches, conference papers, book reviews, notes, course outlines, bibliographies, background material, and newspaper clippings documenting Colm's career as an economic policy advisor and professor of economics at the New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y., and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Colm, Gerhard
    • Date: 1953
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    William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. Correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files, Supreme Court files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal and judicial career, government service, concern for the environment, and other interests.
    • Contributor: Douglas, William O. (William Orville) - Douglas, William O.
    • Date: 1801
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    Harold H. Burton papers, 1792-1965 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and United States senator. Diaries, correspondence, legal case files, speeches and writings, reports, photographs, maps, printed matter, and newspaper clippings pertaining primarily to Burton's activities as an associate justice of the Supreme Court and Senator.
    • Contributor: Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz) - Burton, Harold H.
    • Date: 1792
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    Arthur J. Goldberg papers, 1793-1990 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, lawyer, secretary of labor, and diplomat. Correspondence, case files, certiorari memoranda, legal files, speeches and writings, subject files, reports, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating to Goldberg's career as a lawyer, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, secretary of labor, and United States representative to the United Nations.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Arthur J.
    • Date: 1793
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    Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 Lawyer, civil rights activist, and civil libertarian of Washington, D.C. Chiefly legal files together with correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, oral history interviews, speeches, writings, subject files, appointment books, and other papers relating to Rauh's career as a public interest lawyer handling cases pertaining to civil rights, civil liberties, and labor disputes. Includes files relating to his activities with Americans for Democratic Action and ...
    • Contributor: Rauh, Joseph L.
    • Date: 1913
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    Pinkerton's National Detective Agency records, 1853-1999 Private detective agency directed by the Pinkerton family to protect interests of clients in business and industry. The records include business and family correspondence, biographical and genealogical records, administrative records such as procedural guidelines and training manuals, and criminal case files which include correspondence, reports, photographs, legal documents, and printed matter.
    • Contributor: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
    • Date: 1853
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    Nannie Helen Burroughs papers, 1900-1963 Educator, religious leader, and advocate for African American rights. Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, notebooks, speeches and writings, subscription and literature orders, student records, and other papers relating primarily to Burroughs's founding and management of the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C., and to her activities with the Woman's Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention of the United States of America.
    • Contributor: Burroughs, Nannie Helen
    • Date: 1900
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    Gerhard Alden Gesell papers, 1956-1993 Judge and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of writings, speeches, agenda and minutes of meetings, opinions, orders, dockets, notes, sentencing information, case files, and other legal papers and material pertaining primarily to Gesell's career as judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and documenting his cases in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, antitrust matters, patent cases, and government ...
    • Contributor: Gesell, Gerhard Alden
    • Date: 1956
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    Clark M. Clifford papers, 1883-1999 Government official and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, congressional testimony, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Clifford's personal and professional life, including his role as an adviser and counsel to four Democratic presidential administrations, his service as United States secretary of defense, 1968-1969, and his career as a lawyer in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Clifford, Clark M.
    • Date: 1883
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    Rodgers family papers, 1740-1987 United States Navy and Army officers and family members. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, logbooks, photographs, recollections (memoirs), financial papers, and printed matter centering primarily on the naval career of Commodore John Rodgers (1773-1838).
    • Date: 1740
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    Hedrick Smith papers, 1923-1992 Correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, drafts of speeches, articles, books, notes, radio broadcasts, legal material, research material, family papers, press releases, printed material, posters, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Smith's research for his books and television productions about the Soviet Union and about United States politics. Documents his career with the New York Times while stationed in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Russia, and elsewhere, ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Hedrick
    • Date: 1923
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    Roscoe Robinson papers, 1945-1993 Army officer. Correspondence, speeches, interview transcripts, office files, thesis and term papers, photographs, scrapbooks, personnel records, awards and certificates, reports, and miscellaneous papers related to Robinson's military career.
    • Contributor: Robinson, Roscoe
    • Date: 1945
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    Florence Jaffray Hurst Harriman papers, 1857-1982 Diplomat, political activist, and author. Correspondence, writings, news clippings, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Harriman's activities as United States minister to Norway and her political activities on behalf of the Democratic party, world peace organizations, and District of Columbia voting rights.
    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
    • Date: 1857