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Oral history interviews with Ira Rubinoff 1989-2010

Interviewee:
Rubinoff, Ira 1938-  Search this
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Rubinoff, Ira 1938-  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
6 audiotapes (Reference copy)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
Panama
Date:
1989
1989-1990
1989-2010
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009582
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217750

Oral history interviews with Walter A. Shropshire, Jr., 1998-2000

Interviewee:
Shropshire, Walter  Search this
Interviewer:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Shropshire, Walter  Search this
Withrow, Robert B (Robert Bruce) 1904-1958  Search this
Delbrück, Max  Search this
Klein, William H (William Harvey)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Division of Radiation and Organisms Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Joys of Research, The (Symposium)  Search this
Physical description:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1998
1998-2000
Topic:
Biology--Fieldwork  Search this
Botany  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Methodist Church--Clergy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009597
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_249452

Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews

Topic:
Innovative Lives Program (NMAH public program series)
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Inventor:
Massie, Thomas  Search this
McLurkin, James  Search this
Names:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
SensAble Technologies (formerly SensAble Devices, Inc.)  Search this
Interviewer:
Judd, Michael  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Date:
1995; 1997.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin invented a community of microrobotic ants that detect food, pass messages, and pick up small objects. Both inventors discuss their inventions and potential applications, as well as their backgrounds and experience as student inventors.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Orginal Videos

Series 2: Master Videos

Series 3: Reference Videos

Series 4: Photographs
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Massie was born in West Virginia in 1969 and grew up in Vanceburg, Kentucky. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a masters in Mechanical Engineering in 1995. AT MIT's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory Massie developed, with his adviser J. Kenneth Salisbury, a principal research scientist at the AI Lab, and later built, a prototype system that provides users with surprisingly vivid tactile impressions of nonexistent virtual objects. Massie's invention is called the Phantom Haptic Interface. In August of 1993, Massie and Salisbury established SensAble Devices Inc., in Cambridge, MA to manufacture the arm. Massie later changed the name of the company to SensAble Technologies.

James McLurkin was raised in Baldwin, New York and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. McLurkin built upon the earlier work of robot communities. Each robot is essentially identical to Cleo, a micro-robot he designed that was once considered as a basis for a remote-controlled colon surgery device. Each robot ant has a pair of tiny treads powered by a battery and two motors taken from vibrating beepers. The robots are guided away from the objects they hit and toward illumination sources by antennae and light sensors, and they also have mandibles powered by a third motor to pick up bits of food--quarter inch balls of crumpled brass.
Provenance:
This collection was created by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on October 27, 1995. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Signed releases on file, but releases not available for Western School students.
Topic:
Electronic engineers -- 20th century  Search this
Artificial intelligence -- 20th century  Search this
Computer science  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Electronics -- 20th century  Search this
Microrobotics  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Remote-control -- 20th century  Search this
Robotics -- 20th century  Search this
Slides (Photography)  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0603
See more items in:
Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0603

The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Names:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Kilkelly, Ann  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Transcripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Appalachian Region
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
1997-2003
Summary:
The collection documents a working class "gay" bar, the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2000, through photographs and oral history interviews.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Carol Burch-Brown's photographs (200 photoprints, mostly silver gelatin on fiber-base paper, but including more than a dozen digital prints), copies of tape-recorded interviews (on 26 compact discs), and transcripts of interviews (3 volumes plus a compact disc containing Word files) made at the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1997-2002, documenting a working-class gay bar. The photographs include "drag" performances, pageants, and other activities at the bar. Many show performers applying makeup and donning costumes, including the use of prosthetic breasts. Pictures taken in the bar are often in a soft-focus, slightly blurred, high-contrast, impressionistic style. There are a number of sharp-focus portraits, however, and exterior views of the building, its neighborhood, and the town are sharply focused, detailed documentary images.

Names (usually pseudonyms or stage names) which turn up in the interviews include: Natasha Michaels, Nikki Eaves, Shea West, Cortney Collins, Taylor Made, India Dream, Clinton, Tiffany Aver, Terba Devero, Roxie Morehead, and Dorothy. The performer "Bunny" is actually the photographer's friend and colleague, Ann Kilkelly. Many of these persons are also shown in the photographs, as is Helen Compton.

Note: The audio compact disks are not original recordings, and may be played by researchers directly.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Photoprints

Series 2: Text (including transcripts of interviews)

Series 3: Compact discs
Biography:
Carol Burch-Brown is Professor of Art and Humanities at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, and is a photographer, painter, and musician. Photographer and co-author with David Rigsbee, Trailers, University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Historical:
During its heyday, the Shamrock Bar in Bluefield, West Virginia was a gathering place for gays and lesbians. The photographer reported in March 2003, before donating this collection, that Miss Helen Compton, proprietor of the Shamrock, had died and the establishment had been closed.
Other Title:
It's Reigning Queens in Appalachia
Provenance:
Colection donated by Carol Burch-Brown, December 2003.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright. Requests will be referred to the photographer.
Topic:
Bisexuality  Search this
Working class  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Gay artists -- Interviews  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestism  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Compact discs
Photographs -- Digital prints -- 20th century
Digital images
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown, 1997-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0857
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0857
Additional Online Media:

[Interview with Jeff Akman by John Manuel-Andriote, 1 p.]. [hand-written notes on yellow lined]

Donor:
Andriote, John-Manuel  Search this
Interviewee:
Akman, Jeff  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11-1/8" x 8-3/4"
Type:
Holographs
Interviews
Notes
Date:
1995
1990-2000
Topic:
HIV and AIDS  Search this
HIV Positive  Search this
Gay rights  Search this
LGBT  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Research  Search this
Interviewing  Search this
Local number:
AC1128-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Rights status unknown
See more items in:
John-Manuel Andriote "Victory Deferred" Collection, 1981-1999
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_300607

Program Records, 1996-2002

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Education Office  Search this
Uniform title:
Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures (Web site : 2003)  Search this
Land and Landscape: Views of America's History and Culture (Videotape : 1994)  Search this
Public Sculpture: America's Legacy (Videotape : 1994)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1996
1996-2002
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-259
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2018; Transferring office; 8/4/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Brown; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Program Records 1961-2002 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Educational Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259156

Oral history interview with Lucy Lippard, 2011 Mar. 15

Interviewee:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Subject:
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Miss, Mary  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Sholette, Gregory  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Guerilla Art Action Group  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Authors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300230
AAA_collcode_lippar11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_300230

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" performers: Joanna, Carol, Pam, Lynn, Eva, Kathy, Ann. [Photoprint, black-and-white, 1999]

Donor:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Kilkelly, Ann  Search this
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1999
1990-2000
Topic:
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283773

Patrons dancing [black and white photoprint]

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1999
1990-2000
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Gays  Search this
LGBT  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Gay bars  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000007.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright in effect
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_300596

Helen Compton, at Eva's. [Photoprint, black-and-white, copyright 2003]

Donor:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Compton, Helen  Search this
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
2003
copyright 2003
1990-2000
Topic:
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283758

Through the window, entrance to Shamrock [photoprint, black-and-white, copyright 2003]

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
2003
copyright 2003
1990-2000
Topic:
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283761

Joanna and Nikki. [Photoprint, black-and-white, ca. 1999-2003]

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
1999
2003
ca 1999-2003
1990-2000
Topic:
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283764

Making up Miss Cortney. [Photoprint, black-and-white, copyright 2003]

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
2003
copyright 2003
1990-2000
Topic:
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000004.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283767

Miss Tiffany Aner, piano cape open. [Photoprint, black-and-white, copyright 2003]

Photographer:
Burch-Brown, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Aner, Tiffany  Search this
Shamrock Bar (Bluefield, W.Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Region
Bluefield (W.Va.)
Date:
2003
copyright 2003
1990-2000
Topic:
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Local number:
AC0857-0000005.tif(AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright retained by photographer
See more items in:
The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews, 1997-2003
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283770

Ashok Gadgil Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Gadgil, Ashok  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Names:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral history
Interviews
Date:
1998 January 16
1998 April 28
1996 - 1996
Summary:
Original, master, and reference videos documenting an Innovative Lives presentation and interview with Ashok Gadgil, inventor of the UV Waterworks disinfectant unit.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos, and audio cassettes documenting Ashok Gadgil, inventor of the UV Waterworks, a water purifier.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Original videos, 1998

Series 2: Master Videos, 1998

Series 3: Reference Videos, 1998

Series 4: Photographs and Slides, 1998
Biographical / Historical:
Ashok Gadgil, was born in India and is a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Gadgil invented the UV Waterworks, a water purifier that provided reliable, inexpensive water disinfection for the world. The UV Waterworks uses ultraviolet light to kill waterborne pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and molds) and thus purify drinking water. The key to this invention is the effect ultraviolet light has on bacteria and viruses--it triggers the formation of peptide bonds between certain nucleic acids in the pathogens' DNA molecules, which robs them of the ability to reproduce and renders them harmless. Water, powered by gravity, flows down through pipes, passing into a tray where it is exposed to twelve seconds of ultraviolet light before it flows out a spigot. Gadgil used sheet metal, UV lamps, and stainless-steel piping to create this invention.
Separated Materials:
UV Water Works Disinfectant unit is located in the Division of Medicine and Science. See accession #: 1998.0158.01.
Provenance:
This video presentation and interview was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on April 28, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Signed copies of release forms on file.
Topic:
Water -- Bacteriology  Search this
Water -- Ultraviolet treatment  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Ultraviolet radiation  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Ashok Gadgil Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0647
See more items in:
Ashok Gadgil Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0647

Madilyn Buntz being interviewed. [black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange  Search this
Subject:
Buntz, Madilyn  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7-1/4" x 10"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Tennessee
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
1957
1940-2000
Topic:
Beauty contestants  Search this
Beauty contests  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Cotton textile industry  Search this
Local number:
AC1176-0000014.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Rights status unknown
See more items in:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_302134

Tom Black/Smithsonian Magazine Oral History Interview

Creator:
Black, Tom, 1924-  Search this
Wiener, Tom  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Interviews
Oral history
Audio cassettes
Date:
1993
Summary:
Oral history interview, transcripts, and background material documenting Tom Black's career as director of advertising for Smithsonian Magazine from its founding in 1969 until his retirement in 1994.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 4.25 hours of interview material. Oral historian Tom Wiener spoke with Black in his New York office December 15‑16, 1993. Black also generously loaned materials from his files, including charts and statistics which illustrate some of his observations about the growth of the magazine and the shifting demographics of American society that have affected magazine readership and advertising, plus internal memos from the magazines's early days. Also included are an unedited transcript of the interview, plus an edited version. The latter was the basis for a booklet, which was presented to Black and guests at his retirement party in the spring of 1994. A copy of the booklet rounds out the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Oral History Interview

Series 2: Transcripts

Series 3: Background Files
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Black was Smithsonian Magazine's first Director of Advertising. He joined the magazine in September 1969 and retired in the spring of 1994. During his tenure, the magazine became one of the major success stories in publishing, mushrooming from an initial circulation of 164,000 to over 2 million, making it the leading magazine in the so‑called quality field. From the beginning, the magazine's readership ranked high in such demographic factors as level of education and disposable income. Black and his sales force, however, had problems at first trying to sell a magazine which many advertisers associated with a musty, dusty museum complex in Washington, D.C. Just when sales were at their lowest ebb, in the summer of 1971, sales turned the corner and took off. Black's father, Howard Black, was Time Magazine's first ad salesman, and Tom grew up with Henry Luce, the father of modern magazine publishing, as a frequent guest in his parents' home. After serving in World War II, Tom Black joined J. Walter Thompson, then the world's leading advertising agency, as a trainee but soon decided that he was more interested in being a part of a new and growing enterprise. He joined the fledgling sales force of ABC Television and wrote the network's first rate card. After a short stint with The March of Time newsreel operation, he found himself on the sales force of Life Magazine, where he spent most of the 1950s, switching over to Time for much of the 1960s. In 1969, at the age of 45, Black was looking for a new challenge when he was contacted by former Life editor Edward Thompson, who was starting a new magazine for the Smithsonian Institution. As Black modestly recalls it, Thompson probably remembered a favor Howard Black had done years before for Thompson and his son in making Tom Black Smithsonian's first ad director.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

The Estelle Ellis Collection (AC0423) also contains material on the history of magazines, in that case the consumer periodicals Seventeen and Charm /Glamour .
Provenance:
Tom Black agreed to be interviewed for the project and donated the related papers, which were photocopied, in December 1993.

The Tom Black Oral History Collection was made possible by a generous gift to the Center for Advertising History by Smithsonian Magazine.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Advertising, magazine -- 1960-2000  Search this
Advertising executives -- 1960-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Tom Black/Smithsonian Magazine Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0505
See more items in:
Tom Black/Smithsonian Magazine Oral History Interview
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0505

Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, [videotapes]

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Videotapes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Interviews
Slides
Photographs
Date:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Summary:
Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 8.5 hours of original (BetaCam SP) video recordings and reference (viewing) copies (VHS) documenting the life and career of Dr. Patricia Bath. The recordings include a presentation by Dr. Bath for the Lemelson Center's Innovative Lives Program and interviews at her home and laboratory in Los Angeles. The collection also includes an interview with Dr. Bath's daughter, Eraka Bath, and copies of footage from other sources about Dr. Bath's work. Additionally, there is supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1, Original Videos, 2000

Series 2, Reference Videos, 2000

Series 3, Supplemental Documentation
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Patricia Bath (1949-) was born in New York. She attended Charles Evans Hughes High School, Hunter College (B.A. 1964), and Howard University College of Medicine (M.D. 1968). Bath held a fellowship in ophthalmology at Columbia University (1969-1970) and an internship at New York University (1970-1973) where she was the first African American resident in ophthalmology. Dr. Bath later joined the faculty of UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in surgery and ophthalmology and later the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. In 1976, Dr. Bath and other colleagues formed the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness (AIPB). Dr. Bath conceived of the Laserphaco, an instrument to remove cataracts in 1981. She received US patent #4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses" on May 17, 1988. Later patents include a method and apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses; laser apparatus for surgery of cataractous lenses; and pulsed ultrasound method for fragmenting/emulsifying and removing cataractous lenses. Dr. Bath retired from the UCLA Medical Center in 1993 to work in telemedicine, the use of electronic communication to provide medical services to remote areas where healthcare is limited.

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation. The Center's mission is: to document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation; to encourage inventive creativity in young people; and to foster an appreciation for the central role invention and innovation play in the history of the United States. The Innovative Lives series brings together Museum visitors and especially, school age children, and American inventors to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product. This collection was recorded by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Related Materials:
An anatomical eye (accession # 2000.0038.01) was donated to the Division of Medicine and Science in 2000 by Dr. Patricia Bath.
Provenance:
This collection was recorded by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on March 1, 2000. The Innovative Lives series brings Museum visitors and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Ophthalmology  Search this
African American physicians  Search this
Surgeons  Search this
Women inventors -- 20th century  Search this
African American women  Search this
Eye equipment and supplies  Search this
Eye diagnosis  Search this
Eye -- Examination  Search this
Eye -- Diseases  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Laserphaco (medical instrument)  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Ophthalmologists  Search this
Medicine -- Communication systems  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Videotapes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Slides
Photographs
Citation:
Dr. Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0753
See more items in:
Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, [videotapes]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0753

Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers

Photographer:
Rogala, Dawn V.  Search this
Names:
Big Apple Circus  Search this
Carson & Barnes Circus  Search this
Circus Vargas  Search this
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus  Search this
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus  Search this
Franzen Bros. Circus  Search this
Kelly Miller Circus  Search this
Roberts Bros. Circus  Search this
Sterling and Reid Bros. Circus  Search this
Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus  Search this
Walker Bros. Circus  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes
Negatives
Correspondence
Interviews
Photographs
Schedules
Programs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1992-1999
Scope and Contents:
The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, Franzen Brothers Circus, Roberts Brothers Circus, Sterling and Reid Brothers Circus, and Walker Brothers Circus. The collection consists primarily of photographic materials such as slides, prints and negatives. It also includes Rogala's project files containing schedules, programs, notes, correspondence, pictures of Rogala on the road, etc., and transcribed interviews that Rogala conducted.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
A paintings conservator and photographer, Rogala traveled with every tented, full time, traveling American circus which traveled at least eight months of every year, during the years 1992-1998. She photographed not only the performances, but the behind-the-scenes activities of setting up and breaking down, and activities such as animal care (especially elephants), costuming, make-up, and day-to-day life on the road.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dawn V. Rogala, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Photographer retains copyright until death.
Topic:
Circuses (performances)  Search this
Acrobats  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Clowns  Search this
Circus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes -- 1990-2000
Negatives -- 1990-2000
Correspondence -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- 1990-2000
Schedules -- 1990-2000
Programs -- 1990-2000
Slides (photographs) -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers, 1992-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1427
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1427
Additional Online Media:

Eulàlia Valldosera : works 1990-2000

Title:
Works 1990-2000
Author:
Valldosera, Eulàlia 1963-  Search this
Witte de With, centrum voor hedendaagse kunst  Search this
Fundació Antoni Tàpies  Search this
Subject:
Valldosera, Eulàlia 1963-  Search this
Valldosera, Eulàlia 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
177 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
Spain
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Video art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N7113.V355 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677139

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