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Ralph Baer Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014  Search this
Harrison, William  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dvcs
Dvds
Date:
August 15, 2009
Scope and Contents note:
In a moderated conversation about his life and work, Baer reenacts, with his partner William Harrison, the first time he played "Oddyssey", the first home video game for the consumer market, which he invented, and answers questions from the audience.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: Series 1, Original video (born digital); Series 2, Master videos; and Series 3, Reference videos..
Biographical/Historical note:
Ralph H. Baer (1922-2014) was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1938. A graduate of the National Radio Institute (1940), Baer worked as a radio technician in the New York City area, servicing all types of home and auto radios. During World War II, Baer served in the United States Army, one year stateside, and two years in Europe. He was assigned to Military Intelligence and became an expert on military small arms. Baer returned to the United States with eighteen tons of foreign small arms for use in exhibits at Aberdeen, Maryland; Springfield, Massachusetts Armory; and Ft. Riley, Kansas.

After the war, Baer attended the American Television Institute of Technology in Chicago, graduating with a BS in television engineering. In 1949, Baer joined a small electro medical equipment firm, Wappler, Inc., as their chief engineer. He designed and built surgical cutting machines, epilators, and low frequency pulse generating muscle-toning equipment. In 1951, Baer moved to Loral Electronics of Bronx, New York as a senior engineer, designing power line carrier signaling equipment for IBM. During 1952-1956, Baer worked at Transitron, Inc., in New York City as a chief engineer and later as vice president. In 1956, Baer joined Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire building airborne radar components. He became manager of the Electronic Design Department at Sanders and eventually Division Manager and Chief Engineer for Equipment Design. Baer retired in 1987.

At Sanders in 1966, Baer began an independent project experimenting with ways for consumers to interact with standard home television sets. Development of interactive TV Game (TVG) ideas became a company-supported project continued by Baer and assisted by William H. Harrison and William T. Rusch (download the TV Game chronology prepared by Ralph Baer in 2006). By mid-1967, ping pong videogames were played inside Sanders, patent disclosures were applied for, and hardware was designed. Baer and his associates called the devices they were developing "boxes" and numbered the various versions one through seven. In 1971, Magnavox became Sanders Associates's first videogame licensee. Between 1972 and 1975, Magnavox produced and sold over 700,000 units of Odyssey, a set of games played on its television receivers. Atari became a licensee in 1976 after the first of many lawsuits won by Sanders in pursuit of patent infringements.

During his tenure at Sanders and thereafter, Baer was a prolific inventor. His creations included many electronic toys and games and other consumer electronic products. Among the better known products based on Baer's work are Milton Bradley's Simon, Galoob's Smarty Bear Video, and Kenner's Laser Command. In 2004 President George W. Bush awarded Baer the National Medal of Technology.

Baer married Dena Whinston in 1952 and they had three children, James, Mark, and Nancy. Ralph Baer died on December 6, 2014, at the age of 92.
Provenance:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Games  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Video games  Search this
Toys -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
DVCs
DVDs
Citation:
Ralph Baer Innovative Lives Presentation, August 15, 2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1179
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1179

Portrait of Invention: The Color Revolution

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Names:
Blaszczyk, Regina Lee  Search this
Costello, Jeffrey  Search this
Tagliapietra, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder with 2 DVDs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Fashion designers
Date:
2012-09-25
Summary:
The collection includes two (2) DVDs and a program from the Lemelson Center's presentation Portrait of Invention: The Color Revolution. The Color Revolution, a book by Regina Lee Blaszczyk, traces the relationship of color and commerce from haute couture to automobile showrooms to interior design, describing the often unrecognized role of the color professional in comsumer culture.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes two (2) DVDs and a program from the Lemelson Center's presentation Portrait of Invention: The Color Revolution. The Color Revolution, a book by Regina Lee Blaszczyk, traces the relationship of color and commerce from haute couture to automobile showrooms to interior design, describing the often unrecognized role of the color professional in comsumer culture. The program features Regina Lee Blaszczyk, author of The Color Revolution; and fashion designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Lagliapietra, who discuss their fashion work and their textile-dyeing process, AirDye.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection is currently unprocessed.
Provenance:
Made at NMAH. Transferred by the Lemelson Center to the Archives Center in 2012.
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:
Inventions  Search this
Color  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fashion designers
Citation:
Portrait of Invention: The Color Revolution, 2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1301
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Portrait of Invention: The Color Revolution
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1301

Chuck Popenoe Documentation Project

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
2009 June 3
2008 July 16
2011 May 7
Provenance:
The Oral history interview, video documentation and Innovative Lives Presentation were created of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
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:
History of science and technology  Search this
Citation:
Chuck Popenoe Documentation Project, 2008-2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1281
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1281

Milt Jackson Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Madewell, Steven  Search this
Interviewee:
Jackson, Milt  Search this
Extent:
2 electronic discs (dvd)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic discs (dvd)
Dvds
Interviews
Date:
October 2, 2010
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents inventor Milt Jackson who discusses his "re-invention" of the test tube. Jackson's test tube has a flat side that enables it to rest horizontally without a rack, and a bent end. Milt Jackson is the founder of the company Norwood-Cortez which provides computer systems design services.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Related Archival Materials:
Videohistory exists as .mov files (7.33 GB) in Lemelson Center. Originally shot in mini DV cassettes.
Provenance:
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, October 2, 2010.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment.
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:
Test tubes  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions  Search this
African American inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
DVDs
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Citation:
Milt Jackson Innovative Lives Presentation, October 2, 2010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1241
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1241

Daniella Reichstetter Innovative Lives Presentation

Interviewee:
Reichstetter, Daniella  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Speaker:
Edwards, Tricia  Search this
Names:
Gyrobike  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dvds
Interviews
Oral history
Date:
2011 June 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with inventor Daniella Reichstetter, who discusses her "gyrowheel" invention, which replaces the front wheel of a child's bike and rights the bike whenever it starts to tip. Reichstetter founded Gyrobike in 2007. The technology behind the gyrobike was developed at Dartmouth College and is protected under U.S. Patents 7,314,225 and 7,597,337.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Related Archival Materials:
Videohistory exists as .mov files (4.32 GB) in Lemelson Center. Originally shot in mini DV cassettes.
Provenance:
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, June 4, 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment.
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:
Bicycles  Search this
Gyrostabilizers  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Women inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
DVDs
Interviews -- 2000-2020
Oral history -- 2010-2020
Citation:
Daniella Reichstetter Innovative Lives Presentation, June 4, 2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1254
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1254

Lester Brown Presentation

Interviewee:
Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dvds
Dvcs
Cd-roms
Digital versatile discs
Date:
June 18, 2009
Scope and Contents:
The presentation documents author and environmentalist Lester Brown, as interviewed by Marc Pachter. Brown discusses the challenges of sustaining civilization. He discusses his influence on the early environmental movement and about solutions to today's environmental problems. Materials consist of digital video, audio CDs, and a DVD.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Lester Brown is an American authority on environmental subjects, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and founder and president of the Earth Policy Institut. He has authored numerous books on environmental subjects.
Provenance:
Created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Environmentalism  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Global environmental change  Search this
Genre/Form:
DVDs
DVCs
CD-ROMs
Digital versatile discs
Citation:
Lester Brown Presentation, June 18, 2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1268
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1268

Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space

Speaker:
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Nield, George C.  Search this
Potter, Michael  Search this
Weitekamp, Margaret  Search this
Hintz, Eric  Search this
Hersch, Matthew H.  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Foster, Amy  Search this
Ceruzzi, Paul E.  Search this
Bowersox, Kenneth, 1956-  Search this
Benaroya, Haym  Search this
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Manaber, Jeffrey  Search this
Logsdon, John M., 1937-  Search this
Lewis, Cathleen S., 1958-  Search this
Leon, Pablo de  Search this
Launius, Roger D.  Search this
Ladwig, Alan M.  Search this
Jones, Tom  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
Dvcs
Place:
Outer space
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
2011 November 18-19
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, through audio, video, and digital images, a symposium held November 18-19, 2011 at the National Air and Space Museum. The theeme of the symposium was innovations in space. Participants discussed invention and technology in the contest of space history and exploration.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Original video (digital videocassette)

Series 2: Reference copies

Series 3: Digital images

Series 4: Supplemental documentation
Provenance:
Made for the National Museum of American History, 2012.
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.
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
DVCs
Citation:
Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space, November 18-19, 2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1287
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1287

Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Topic:
Innovative Lives Program (NMAH public program series)
Snguli baby carrier
Weego Baby Carrier
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Names:
Auckerman, Lucy  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes , BetaCamSP, 1/2 inch VHS videotapes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audio cassettes
Betacam sp (videotape format)
Floppy disks
Interviews
Oral history
Videotapes
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Date:
1999-10
Summary:
Ann Moore is the inventor of the Snugli baby carrier and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The collection contains original, master, and reference videos, audiocassette recordings, and transcripts documenting Moore's inventive career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 5.5 hours of original BetaCam SP recordings, 5.5 hours of master video copies, 5.5 hours of reference copies, 5.5 hours of audiocassette recordings, transcripts, and articles documenting the life and work of Ann Moore, inventor of the Snugli baby carrier and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The recordings include a presentation by Ann and Mike Moore for the Lemelson Center's Innovative Lives Program. Audience participants include students from Seven Locks Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland; Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C.; Barrett Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia; and Jefferson Junior High School in Washington, D.C. Ann Moore's interview includes footage of her home in Colorado and discussions with users of the Air Lift oxygen carrier and Weego baby carrier.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Original videos, 1999

Series 2: Master videos, 1999

Series 3: Audiocassettes, 1999

Series 4: Reference videos, 1999

Series 5: Supplemental documentation, 1999
Biographical / Historical:
Ann Moore was born in 1940 in a small Ohio farming community and studied pediatric nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She joined the Peace Corps in 1962 as part of a medical team and was sent to Togo. She met her husband Mike Moore during training. While in Togo, Ann Moore noticed that most women tied their babies onto their backs with a long piece of fabric, which made the babies more content. Back in Colorado, Moore wanted to carry her newborn daughter Mandela in the same way. With the assistance of her mother, Lucy Aukerman, Moore designed the first Snugli baby carrier in 1969 (US Patent 3,481,517). She patented the Snugli in 1984 (US Patent 4,434,920). Snugli, Inc. grew from a small company where each Snugli was handmade by Aukerman and her neighbors to a large company with an international presence and a factory in Colorado. In 1985 Ann and Mike Moore sold Snugli, Inc. to Gerico, a Huffy Company. In 1986 Ann invented Air Lift, a soft mesh backpack oxygen carrier so people on oxygen could be more mobile (US Patent 4,739,913).

Ann and Mike Moore became disappointed in how Gerico had simplified the Snugli design so it could be manufactured less expensively so in 1999 the Moores launched Weego, a soft baby carrier similar to the original Snugli. The Weego has some modern improvements, including an adjustable buckle around the top of the carrier instead of pin tucks. 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 plays 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.
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 October 15, 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Infants -- Care  Search this
Inventions -- 1950-2000  Search this
Inventors -- 1950-2000  Search this
Slides  Search this
Women inventors  Search this
Women inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Floppy disks
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0706
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Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0706

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 33:04)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.1
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999-10-15
Scope and Contents note:
An interview with Ann Moore at her home in Colorado. She discusses her childhood in Ohio and how her experiences in nurse camps in Germany and Morocco inspired her to join the Peace Corps. Recounts her experience in Togo and how impressed she was by the calm babies. The way the mothers carried their babies on their backs inspired her to do the same thing when she gave birth to her daughter, Mandela. Elaborates on how she developed the Snugli with her mother, Lucy Aukerman. Outlines how the Snugli business grew throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, thanks to good press reviews and word of mouth advertising among mothers. Invention of the Snugli coincided with growing popularity of breast feeding and natural childbirth.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref22

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 27:59)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.2
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999-10-15
Scope and Contents note:
A continuation of the interview on 706.1. Moore discusses how the Snugli fits into one of the goals of the Peace Corps, to bring back something from the developing country to the United States. Mentions that The Wall Street Journal listed the Snugli as one of the important developments of the millennium. Mentions importance of maintaining balance between work and family. In 1985, Moore sold the Snugli company and began work on an oxygen carrier backpack, called Air Lift, which she patented. She also made cases for scientific instruments. Discusses the launch of Weego, a baby carrier similar to the original Snugli but with modern improvements. Thinks of herself as a problem solver more than an inventor. At the end of the tape, she discusses her home, garden, and her family's love of music.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref24

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 32:42)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.3
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Footage of the Moore home, including decorations, sheet music, harpsichord, and African photographs, drums, statues and masks. (10 minutes)

Ann Moore and a man hiking while he is wearing an Air Lift oxygen carrier. Discuss how the Air Lift allows him to be more active and how his lungs have improved with exercise. (12 minutes)

Ann and Mike Moore walking in and out of their house. (3 minutes)

Ann Moore talking to Robert Fittje, who needed 12 liters of oxygen when exercising. Designed a larger Air Lift backpack for him. (7 minutes)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref26

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 30:29)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.4
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation of Ann Moore's interview from 706.3. (6 minutes)

Ann Moore demonstrates how Togolese women tied fabric to carry their babies, then demonstrates how the original Snugli worked. (5 minutes)

Mike and Ann Moore sing songs they learned in Togo. The Moores discuss how they met in the Peace Corps, their love of music, and their work partnership. Mike Moore runs the business aspects of the company and Ann Moore is responsible for the product development. (13 minutes)

Ann Moore in her sewing area, taking the measurements of an instrument and beginning to sew a carrier on the sewing machine. (5 minutes)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref28

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 30:34)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.5
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation of the sewing scene from 706.4, including Ann Moore pantomiming sewing. (2 minutes)

A mother demonstrates the Weego and Ann Moore discusses its improvements. (6 minutes)

Footage of photographs of the Moore family and their travels. (5 minutes)

Ann and Mike Moore in their office looking at the Air Life website and discussing the Weego logo. (9 minutes)

Ann Moore's voiceovers against a blank screen. Discusses her work for Hewlett Packard designing cases for delicate instruments and her trial and error design process. (6 minutes)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref30

Ann Moore Interview

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 13:48)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.6
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation of Ann Moore's voiceovers from 706.5. Discusses photographs of Africa and of Mike Moore carrying Mandela Moore in the first Snugli. (4 minutes)

Footage of color photographs from Africa, photographs of Snuglis and people all over the world carrying babies on their backs, and a framed Wall Street Journal article about the Snugli. (3 minutes)

Ann Moore visits Patrick and discusses the production of an Air Lift. (4 minutes)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref32

Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 33:03)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.7
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Ann and Mike Moore's Innovative Lives Presentation at the National Museum of African Art to children from Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C., and Barrett Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Sondra Berger introduces the program. Ann Moore discusses her childhood, how she improvised to make toys, and why she joined the Peace Corps. Mike and Ann Moore show slides from their time in Togo, including a map of Africa, photographs of children in school, markets, Ann teaching a nutrition class, mothers carrying and nursing their babies, the Snugli, Ann Moore's mother Lucy Aukerman, and the Weego. They demonstrate a Togolese greeting and teach it to the kids. Sing African songs with the children accompanying on tambourines and rattles.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 32:00)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.8
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation from 706.7. Ann and Mike Moore sing African songs, and teach the children a song they learned while camping with the Boy Scouts in Togo. Discusses inspiration for Snugli, and how she had to continuously make changes to the Snugli design, for example adding adjustable straps so she could wear it over a winter coat. Mentions Weego and demonstrates Air Life backpack and fanny pack. Emphasizes how finding a solution to a problem can lead to an invention. The children ask questions about how Ann Moore got the idea for the Air Lift, why the African mothers didn't wear their babies on the front of their bodies, what kind of fabric was used for the Snugli, and how many inventions Moore created.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref36

Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 33:02)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.9
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Ann and Mike Moore's second Innovative Lives presentation, given to students from Seven Locks Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Jefferson Junior High School in Washington, D.C. Sondra Berger introduces the program. Presentation was shot with a handheld camera and shows more audience reaction. The presentation is almost exactly the same as 706.7-.8, although editing has been done.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref38

Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 29:00)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.10
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation of 706.9. After the presentation, the children ask questions about how the Weego will be advertised, whether malaria was a problem in Togo, and what people ate and drank in Africa. The kids file out of the museum (16 minutes)

Close up shots of the slides that were shown during the Innovative Lives presentation. (13 minutes)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref40

Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Moore, Ann  Search this
Moore, Mike  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (Total Running Time: 13:57)
Container:
Box 4, Item RV 706.11
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1999 October 15
Scope and Contents note:
Continuation of 706.10.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 4: Reference videos (viewing copies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0706-ref42

Mike Augspurger Innovative Lives Presentation and Oral History

Creator:
Augspurger, Mike  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Cater, Anita  Search this
Names:
One-Off Titanium  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Videotapes
Oral history
Betacam sp (videotape format)
Date:
1998
2001
2000
Summary:
Mike Augspurger was born in 1956 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Working with steel land titanium, he invented an all terrain rear wheel drive handcycle. Collection contains approximately eight hours of video footage documenting Augspurger discussing his life and work and a promotional video titled One-Off Handcycle.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains seven (7) hours of original (BetaCam SP) recordings and eight (8) hours of reference (viewing) copies documenting the life and work of Mike Augspurger, inventor of the One-Off All Terrain Handcycle. The recordings include a presentation by Augspurger for the Lemelson Center's Innovative Lives Program. Audience participants are students from Jefferson Junior High School (Washington, D.C.), Nysmith School (Herndon, Virginia), Nicholas Orem Middle School (Hyattsville, Maryland), and Rosa Parks Middle School (Olney, Maryland). The collection also contains interviews with Leni Fried, Augspurger's wife, and Provi Morillo, an owner of a One-Off Handcycle.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into three series.

Series 1, Original Videos, 2000

Series 2, Reference Videos (viewing copies), 1998; 2000

Series 3, Supplemental Documentation, 2001
Biographical / Historical:
Mike Augspurger (1956-) was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he built, modified, and raced bicycles, motorcycles, and go-karts from a young age. He attended motorcycle mechanic school at the Indiana Institute of Technology and received his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1981. Augspurger founded Merlin Metalworks in 1987 with business partners and began using titanium to manufacture bicycle frames because of its flexibility, corrosion resistance, and lightweight nature. It was his friendship with neighbor Bob Hall, a wheelchair racing athlete, which prompted him to create an all terrain arm-powered cycle. He founded One-Off Titanium, Inc., to design, manufacture, and custom-build handcycles in 1989.

The Jermone 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-aged 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.
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 May 5, 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 use. Series 1, Original Videos, 2000, is stored off-site and may not be used by researchers. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. The Archives Center does not own rights to the promotional video One-Off Handcycle. Reproduction permission and fees from the Archives Center may apply. Copies of releases on file.
Topic:
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Mountain bikes  Search this
Bicycle industry  Search this
Slides  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Videotapes
Oral history -- 1990-2000
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Citation:
Mike Augspurger Innovative Lives Presentation and Oral History, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0689
See more items in:
Mike Augspurger Innovative Lives Presentation and Oral History
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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