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Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Casio OH-7000G Handheld Electronic Calculator

Maker:
Casio Computer Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (case; keys; carying case material)
glass (display; projector lens material)
metal (circuitry; platform material)
cloth (carrying bag material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 9 cm x 19 cm; 25/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 7 15/32 in
Object Name:
electronic calculator
Place made:
Japan
Date made:
ca 1990
Subject:
Women's History  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeanne Shimizu and San Juan High School
ID Number:
2000.0146.03
Accession number:
2000.0146
Catalog number:
2000.0146.03
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Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Patent Model for Cylindrical Slide Rule Invented by George Fuller

Patentee:
Fuller, George  Search this
Maker:
Fuller, George  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
plastic (cursor material)
paper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.2 cm x 24.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 1 21/32 in x 9 21/32 in x 1 21/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United Kingdom: Belfast
Made at:
United Kingdom: Belfast, Belfast
Place patented:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1878
Subject:
Engineering  Search this
Patent Models  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of L. Leland Locke
ID Number:
MA.311958
Accession number:
155183
Catalog number:
311958
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Slide Rules
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Model of a Rectangle or Oblong, Ross Surface Form #2

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15.2 cm x 2.5 cm; 13/32 in x 5 31/32 in x 31/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.191
Accession number:
1985.0112
Catalog number:
1985.0112.191
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National Museum of American History
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Model of a Rectangle Bisected into Two Right Triangles, Ross Surface Form #8

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm; 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.192
Accession number:
1985.0112
Catalog number:
1985.0112.192
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Model of a Dissected Trapezoid, Ross Surface Form #6

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15 cm x 7.7 cm; 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 1/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.193
Accession number:
1985.0112
Catalog number:
1985.0112.193
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Rectangle Transformable Into an Obtuse Triangle, Probably a Ross Surface Form

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 18.4 cm x 10 cm; 13/32 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.195
Accession number:
1985.0112
Catalog number:
1985.0112.195
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Dissected Rhomboid, Ross Surface Form #5 (incomplete)

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm; 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.196
Accession number:
1985.0112
Catalog number:
1985.0112.196
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Dissection of a Parallelogram into Triangles, Ross Surface Form #9

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 20 cm x 15 cm; 13/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 5 29/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.197
Catalog number:
1985.0112.197
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Dissection of a Parallelogram into Triangles, Ross Surface Form #10

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 17.2 cm x 10 cm; 13/32 in x 6 25/32 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.198
Catalog number:
1985.0112.198
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Trapezium or Quadrilateral, Ross Surface Form

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15.7 cm x 10 cm; 13/32 in x 6 3/16 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.199
Catalog number:
1985.0112.199
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Dissected Square, Ross Surface Form #11

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm; 13/32 in x 6 1/32 in x 6 1/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.200
Catalog number:
1985.0112.200
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-18fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Regular Octagon, Ross Surface Form

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 14.8 cm x 15 cm; 13/32 in x 5 13/16 in x 5 29/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.201
Catalog number:
1985.0112.201
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Sixteen-Sided Regular Polygon, Ross Surface Form

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm; 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 5 29/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.202
Catalog number:
1985.0112.202
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1900-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Model Illustrating Finding the Area of a Circle, Ross Surface Form #14

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (hinges material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm; 13/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 5 29/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.203
Catalog number:
1985.0112.203
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-18ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694080
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Ross Surface Form #16, Dissection Illustrating the Pythagorean Theorem

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 25.5 cm x 29.2 cm; 13/32 in x 10 1/32 in x 11 1/2 in
Object Name:
Geometric Model
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.204
Catalog number:
1985.0112.204
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b88-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Pyramid and Frustrum of Pyramid, Ross Solid #11

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.2 cm x 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 31/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.205
Catalog number:
1985.0112.205
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694082
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Volume of a Square Prism, Ross Solid #4

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 15.2 cm x 2.5 cm; 31/32 in x 5 31/32 in x 31/32 in
Object Name:
Geometric Models
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.206
Catalog number:
1985.0112.206
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1c54-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694083
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Square Prism, Ross Solid

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 31/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 31/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.207
Catalog number:
1985.0112.207
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b1c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694084
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Octagonal Prism, Ross Solid

Maker:
Ross, W. W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 5 29/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
geometric model
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesleyan University
ID Number:
1985.0112.208
Catalog number:
1985.0112.208
Accession number:
1985.0112
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Science & Mathematics
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1df8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694085
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