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Armand G. Winfield Papers

Creator:
Winfield, Armand G.  Search this
Names:
Affordable House (Norwich, Conn.)  Search this
California. Department of Industrial Relations. Committee on Attitude Response and Evaluation  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
New Mexico. Corrections Dept.  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
United Nations Industrial Development Organization  Search this
Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Place:
Midland (Tex.)
Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)
Date:
1960 - 1980
Scope and Contents:
The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models.

This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastics, is interesting because it sufficiently covers the work of this inventor and experimenter. This collection includes Winfield's work in plastics in conjunction with architecture, building and design.
Biographical / Historical:
Armand G. Winfield, pioneering plastics researcher and consultant. Throughout the past fifty-six years Winfield has done extensive research and development in the areas of plastics in architecture and building, art, museum work, industry (applications engineering), and low cost housing for developing countries. In addition, he has worked in the entertainment field on the application of plastics for stage sets and amusement parks. His career is documented in over 300 published articles, chapters and books on plastics and other subjects, almost 90 of which are concerned with plastics in building and architecture.

Armand G. Winfield has been involved professionally in the plastics and business fields since 1939. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1941 and did graduate work at the University of New Mexico, the State University of Iowa and at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He began his career in museum work using synthetic lattices and acrylics for the preservation of specimens. His interest shifted to the plastics materials in the mid-1940s, and he invented the first mass-producible process for embedding specimens in acrylics. As a principal in Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry in New York City, he conducted precursory work for the electronics encapsulation field and pioneered biological, medical and art embedments in the United States.

Professor Winfield has been on the teaching faculties of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. (Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship: 1939-1941); Harris Teachers' College (1950) and Washington University School of Engineering (1956) in St. Louis, Mo.; Yale University Art School (1960-1961) in New Haven, Conn.; Pratt Institute Industrial Design Department (1964-1970) in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Visiting Critic in Architecture (Plastics), The College of the City of New York (1968-1969), New York, N.Y.; Adjunct Professor of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1978-1981), Lowell, Mass.; and Research Professor Mechanical Engineering (Plastics), the University of New Mexico (Appointed 1993), Albuquerque, N.M. He has also been an invited lecture at over 40 other colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Armand G. Winfield in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Plastics designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Plastics in building  Search this
Plastics industry and trade -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Citation:
Armand G. Winfield Papers, 1960-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1271
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Armand G. Winfield Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1271

Atwood, Harry N.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref20
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Borkland, Carl R.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref54
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National Aircraft Show (Dayton, Ohio) Official Program and Log

Collection Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953
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:
Bendix Air Races Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0115, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bendix Air Races Collection
Bendix Air Races Collection / Series 2: Bendix Trophy Races by Year / Bendix Trophy Race, 1953, Publications
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0115-ref578
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Plastics Research Notes, 1955

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-222, National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-222-refidd1e581

This Drug Turns Back Time in Your Brain, Until, Like a Kid, You Can Learn New Skills

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8a8bc2506389d6348ea0e973dcc08ea8

Making Car Parts From Tomatoes

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_adefd2bae086b5492dc29b83a082c4d7

Ablation of plastics / Donald L. Schmidt

Author:
Schmidt, Don  Search this
Physical description:
x, 67 p. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
[1962]
Topic:
Ablation (Aerothermodynamics)  Search this
Plastics--Research  Search this
Call number:
TL574.A45 S34 1962
TL574.A45S34 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_342475

The thermal properties of some plastic panels / Paul T. Howse, C.D. Pears, Sabert Oglesby

Author:
Howse, Paul T  Search this
Pears, C. D  Search this
Oglesby, Sabert  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 137 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Plastics--Thermal properties  Search this
Plastics--Research  Search this
Call number:
TK3441.P55 H86 1961
TK3441.P55H86 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_350680

Bibliography on effect of ultraviolet light and weathering on plastics

Author:
Prevention of Deterioration Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
7 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Plastics--Deterioration--Bibliography  Search this
Plastics--Effect of ultraviolet radiation on--Bibliography  Search this
Plastics--Research--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z7914.P7 B58 1960
Z7914.P7B58 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351123

Aging of elastomer vulcanizates at temperatures up to 900⁰ F / by E.W. Bergstrom

Author:
Bergstrom, E. W  Search this
Rock Island Arsenal (Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
iii,33 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Heat resistant plastics--Research  Search this
Elastomers--Research  Search this
Thermal stresses--Research  Search this
Call number:
TA418.26 .B49 1961
TA418.26.B49 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351145

Separating funginert from fungistatic plastics by the use of heated versus string-tied replicates / D. Day, S. Ruggeri, S. Botkin

Author:
Day, Dorothy  Search this
Ruggeri, Sam  Search this
Botkin, S  Search this
United States Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance  Search this
Physical description:
p. 614-623 ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
[1953]
Topic:
Plastics--Effect of fungi on  Search this
Plastics--Testing  Search this
Plastics--Research  Search this
Call number:
TS198.8.F8 D27 1953
TS198.8.F8 D27 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351571

COME IN THIS IS YOUR LABORATORY (AND INSERT)

Author:
BAKELITE CORP  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1928
Topic:
Plastics--Research  Search this
Call number:
001567
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_172987

Signal Corps Project report / Princeton University Plastics Laboratory

Title:
Report, Signal Corps Project
Report / Princeton University, Plastics Laboratory
Author:
Princeton University Plastics Laboratory  Search this
United States Army Signal Corps  Search this
United States Navy Bureau of Ships  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some fold.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1946
Topic:
Plastics--Research  Search this
Call number:
TP1101 .S578
TP1101.S578
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189974

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