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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
    • Date: 1871
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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    Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born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 Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...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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    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
    • Date: 1741
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    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.
    • Date: 1911
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    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
    • Date: 1879
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    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
    • Date: 1836
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    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
    • Date: 1908
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    Jack S. Kilby papers, 1878-2003

    Engineer and inventor. 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. The papers also document Kilby's work as a consultant and adviser to various companies and organizations.

    • Contributor: Kilby, Jack S.
    • Date: 1878
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    R. Hoe & Company records, 1831-1948

    Printing press and saw manufacturers in New York. Business and family correspondence, letterbooks, subject files, financial records, advertising material, and legal records relating to R. Hoe & Company.

    • Contributor: R. Hoe & Company
    • Date: 1831
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    Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990

    Inventor, engineer and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, transcripts of recorded recollections, reports, minutes, subject files, notes, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Bowles's career as an engineer and consultant in private industry and in government, his association with research universities, and work relating to the securing and defense of patents.

    • Contributor: Bowles, Edward Lindley
    • Date: 1869
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    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
    • Date: 1896
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    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
    • Date: 1769
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    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
    • Date: 1816
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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.
    • Date: 1790
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    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.
    • Date: 1838
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    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
    • Date: 1886
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    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
    • Date: 1850
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    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
    • Date: 1793
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    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.

    • Date: 1809
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    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
    • Date: 1638
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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.
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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.
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    Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, subject files, financial records, printed matter, photographs, and other records relating to the foundation's funding of projects and programs in aviation and rocketry and in criminal justice. Aviation and rocketry files pertain chiefly to litigation involving patents of Robert H. Goddard, in particular his patent for liquid fuel rockets, and to exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum ...

    • Contributor: Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
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    Herman Hollerith papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, printed 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 ...

    • Contributor: Hollerith, Herman
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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