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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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