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    Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965 Unpublished and published textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, scrapbooks, artifacts, and a motion picture documenting the life and work of the German-born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 Included are unpublished and experimental gramophone records dating from the 1890s, some of them featuring the voices of Berliner ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    William Thornton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, writings, notebooks, and other papers pertaining to Thornton's interest in the development of the steamboat, his dispute with Benjamin Henry Latrobe over designs for the U.S. Capitol, Thornton's efforts to free African American slaves through colonization and emigration, and his appointments as a commissioner of Washington, D.C., and as superintendent of patents for the U.S. State Dept. Subjects include the revolt of ...
    • Contributor: Thornton, William - Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Levi Woodbury family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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. Papers of Levi Woodbury document his service as U.S. secretary of the navy in Andrew Jackson's cabinet, U.S. secretary of the treasury in the Jackson and Martin Van Buren administrations, ...
    • Contributor: Woodbury, Levi - Cahoone, John - Fox, Gustavus Vasa - Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury - Woodbury, Charles Levi
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    Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 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
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    Thomas A. Jenckes papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, patent papers, legal briefs, ledgers, account books, law library catalog, photographs, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Jenckes's political and legal career in Rhode Island and the U.S. House of Representatives. Includes material pertaining to his patent law practice; service as Rhode Island state legislator, adjutant general, and secretary to the 1842 Constitutional Convention and to the governor's council; and student ...
    • Contributor: Jenckes, Thomas A. (Thomas Allen)
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    Albert James Myer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, reports, legal and business records, and printed matter relating to Myer's role in the founding and development of the U.S. Army Signal Corps and his work in meteorology. Documents military campaigns against the Comanche Indians in New Mexico (1860-1861); establishment of the U.S. Weather Bureau; United States North Polar Expedition (1871-1873); publication of Myer's A Manual of Signals: For the ...
    • Contributor: Myer, Albert James - Walden, Ebenezer
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    George Kleine papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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, Eclipse, Essanay Film ...
    • Contributor: Kleine, George
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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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    Charles Ewing family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, genealogical notebooks, legal and business records, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating to the family of Charles Ewing during and after the Civil War. Includes volumes of family history and genealogy, illustrated with correspondence, family trees, clippings, and portraits. Materials pertain to the Ewing, Larwill, Miller, and Stibbs families. Papers of Thomas Ewing (1789-1871) consist primarily of records from ...
    • Contributor: Ewing, Charles - Ewing, Thomas - Ewing, Virginia Larwill Miller
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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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    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
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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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    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 ...
    • Contributor: McFarland, Marvin Wilks - Wright, Milton - Wright, Orville - Wright, Wilbur - United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - Wright and Wright - Wright Cycle Company
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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 - Austrian, Geoffrey - Talcott, Charles G. (Charles Gratiot) - Talcott, Theodosia L.