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GTE Burst Switch Collection

Creator:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
GTE Laboratories Inc.  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 6 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Notes
Manuals
Drawings
Software
Date:
1984-1999.
Summary:
Drawings, patents, notes, computer printouts, articles, and technical papers documenting the GTE Burst-switch; also, subject files relating to many aspects of the burst switch project.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is arranged into ten series—articles and papers, patents, manuals and instructional guides, testing materials, notes, subject files, software/hardware information, Datacon wire wrap listings, drawings, and 5" and 8" floppy diskettes documenting the GTE burst-switch project. The majority of the project work was done in the early 1980s and continued through 1985. The subject files are arranged alphabetically and relate to specific aspects of the project. The drawings are divided into original and copies. The originals drawings are mylar or vellum. The Mark IIA refers to the final research model of the burst switch.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into ten series.

Series 1: Articles and Papers, 1983-1999

Series 2: Patents, 1987

Series 3: Manuals and Instruction Guides, 1987-1990

Series 4: Testing Materials, 1985-1987

Series 5: Notes, 1985-1988

Series 6: Subject Files, 1985-1991

Series 7: Software/Firmware, 1987-1989

Series 8: Datacon Wire Wrap Listings, 1985-1987

Series 9: Drawings, 1984-1987

Series 10: Floppy disks, 1987-1991
Historical:
The burst switch was developed in the 1970s-1980s at the GTE Laboratories in Waltham, Massachusetts. The burst switch was one of the first switches to demonstrate how voice and data traffic could be integrated into a single network and be handled simultaneously. It was never manufactured on a large scale, but concepts derived from the technology have been used in numerous forms of telecommunications equipment.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Thomas Muldoon on December 17, 1999.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and 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:
Electric switchgear  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents -- 20th century
Notes
Manuals
Drawings -- 1980-2000
Software
Citation:
GTE Burst Switch Collection, 1984-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0833
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GTE Burst Switch Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0833

general Electric switchgear for Coaldale #8 Colliery

Collection Author:
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company  Search this
Container:
Box 76, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records / Series 20: Miscellaneous Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0071-ref1231

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Untitled

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Subject 38 - Electric Switchgear
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e1784

8530125C Electrical Switchgear Replacement NMNH 98-47

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Container:
Box 37 of 111
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-013, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files
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Project Files
Project Files / Box 37
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-013-refidd1e1713

Reel 96-08:

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-053, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files and Drawings
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Project Files and Drawings
Project Files and Drawings / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-053-refidd1e1748

8030105, Electrical Switchgear (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 85-212, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Project Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa85-212-refidd1e865

8530125, National Museum of American History, Electrical Switchgear Replacement

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-165, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
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Project Files
Project Files / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-165-refidd1e608

Development of Electrical Switchgear for Space Nuclear Electrical Systems (NAS3-6467)

Collection Creator:
Ehricke, Krafft, 1917-1984  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krafft A. Ehricke Papers, Accession 2003-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers / Series 4: Reference Files / Vehicle Technology / Miscellaneous Reference Materials / 1965
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0025-ref2744

Quarterly Progess Report No.4 for Period: Sept 4, 1965 thru December 4, 1965 (GE report, NASA-CR-54861, no date)

Collection Creator:
Ehricke, Krafft, 1917-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 147, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Krafft A. Ehricke Papers, Accession 2003-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers / Series 4: Reference Files / Vehicle Technology / Miscellaneous Reference Materials / 1965 / Development of Electrical Switchgear for Space Nuclear Electrical Systems (NAS3-6467)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0025-ref2745

[Trade catalogs from D.W. Onan & Sons, Inc.]

Company Name:
D.W. Onan & Sons, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Onan Corp. ; McGraw-Edison Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Electric generating plants, gasoline and diesel engines, generators, automatic line transfer controls, portable electric plants, trailers and dollies, batteries and battery charger, and Vacu-Flo cooling system for electric plants. Emergency light and power ; electric power systems ; standby plants ; power products ; generating sets ; controls and electrical switchgear ; portable welders ; DC battery chargers ; engines ; marine engines ; air cooled engines...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
11 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29881
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29881

Power button : a history of pleasure, panic, and the politics of pushing / Rachel Plotnick

Author:
Plotnick, Rachel  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 394 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2018
Topic:
Remote control--Psychological aspects--History  Search this
Electric switchgear--Psychological aspects--History  Search this
Social psychology  Search this
Industrial revolution  Search this
Object (Philosophy)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094424

[Trade catalogs on radio tubes (rectifiers, pentagrid converters, diodes, triodes, pentodes, duplex triodes, tetrodes, heptodes, metal tubes); photoelectric cells ... ]

Author:
Arcturus Radio Tube Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<9> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1930
1930-
Topic:
Tubes  Search this
Transmit-receive tubes  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Photoelectric cells  Search this
Radio  Search this
Call number:
053140
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701213

[Trade catalogs on synchronous generators, electric welding equipment, transformers, motor generator sets, plug switches ... ]

Author:
Ateliers de Construction Oerlikon  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
192u
[192-?]-
Topic:
Electric generators  Search this
Electric transformers  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Welding equipment industry  Search this
Call number:
053325
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703532

[Trade catalogs on sockets, socket assemblies, crystal socket assemblies, dual-in-line sockets, packaging panels ... ]

Author:
Augat Inc  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1968
1968-
Topic:
Electric connectors  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Call number:
053426
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704259

[Trade catalogs on circuit breakers, knife switches, refrigerator controllers ... ]

Author:
Automatic Reclosing Circuit Breaker Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<4> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1915
[1915]-
Topic:
Electric switchgear  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Klamp-Tite (Brand name)  Search this
Ranco (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
053540
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_705517

[Trade catalogs on automatic circuit breakers, electric cut-outs, limit switches, electric motors, arc light circuits, motor switches ... ]

Author:
Automatic Circuit Breaker Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1896
1896-
Topic:
Electric circuit-breakers  Search this
Electric cut-outs  Search this
Electric lighting, Arc  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Call number:
053589
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706562

[Trade catalogs on automatic controls (air, coal stoker, explosion-proof, furnace, heater, ignition, motor, oil burner, pressure, refridgeration, temperature, vapor-vacuum limit, water pump); valves (hydramotor, magnetic gas, motor-operated, sanitary, self-closing, V-ported), switches, thermostats ... ]

Author:
AC Products Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1941
1941-
Topic:
Automatic control  Search this
Valves  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Thermostat  Search this
Call number:
053587
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706563

[Trade catalogs on automotive electrical service parts : ball bearings, bendix drives, bushings, condensers, dash light switches, dimmer switches, distributor caps, distributor parts, gears and couplings, generator parts, ignition cables and coils, ignition contact points, ignition switches, magneto parts, relays, resistance units, rotors, starting motors parts ...]

Author:
Automotive Electric Association  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1931
1931-
Topic:
Automobiles--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Capacitors  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Magneto  Search this
Gearing  Search this
Call number:
053563
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706600

[Trade catalogs on automatic controls : elevated tank systems, multi-circuit float switches, float switches, water level control systems, air pressure systems, automatic alternators, timers ... ]

Author:
Automatic Control Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<56> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1935
1935-
Topic:
Automatic control  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Gages  Search this
Electric generators--Alternating current  Search this
Call number:
053586
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706605

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