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Kenneth M. Swezey Papers

Creator:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 (journalist)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Cabinet photographs
Patents
Date:
1891 - 1988
Summary:
The collection consists of correspondence (both of Nicola Tesla and Kenneth Swezey), copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, from 1890-1972 collected and assembled by Swezey.
Scope and Contents:
The Swezey papers are divided into four series: Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, Series 2: Tesla Photographs, Series 3: Publications and Series 4: Research Notes. Series 4: Research Notes is housed in a small metal box and contains Swezey's research notes presumably for his incomplete biography of Tesla. Series 1: Correspondence and Subjects Files is arranged alphabetically and is composed of correspondence, copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters and manuscripts. The folders within this series are titled and include a diverse combination of correspondence between Swezey and Tesla, and between Swezey and his colleagues, companies, government officials, museum curators, and Tesla's admirers. Box 19 contains photographs of Tesla, his inventions, his laboratories and personal photographs. Boxes 20-26 include bibliographies, biographies and articles. The collection is strong in articles from magazines such as Electrical Experimentor, newspaper clippings, articles regarding electricity, power, radio, pamphlets, and brochures. The collection generally follows Swezey's arrangement and is somewhat inconsistent in terms of organization. However, the folder titles are fairly specific and should give the researcher direction. The materials within the folders are arranged chronologically. While some photo prints have been placed together in Series 2, there are also a large number of photo prints throughout the collection, according to Swezey's original arrangement. The collection provides an overview of Tesla's unusual personality and Swezey's intense preoccupation with Tesla. The collection also provides insight into Tesla's way of life, philosophies, personality and a general overview of his inventions and how society reacted to this prolific and unusual inventor.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1891-1988

Series 2: Tesla Photographs, 1983; 1943

Series 3: Publications, 1959-1970

Series 4: Research Notes, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was born in Smiljan, Lika, now Yugoslavia and emigrated to America in 1884. He worked at the Edison Machine Works as a dynamo designer where he was promised a salary of $18.00 a week, with a completion bonus of $50,000. He realized at the end of the year the bonus had been a practical joke and he resigned. By 1887, he accumulated enough money to build a laboratory and start working on models of motors. Shortly thereafter, he developed his famous polyphase, alternating current motor, using an alternating current instead of the direct current used up until this point. Tesla's motor kept "exact step with the rotations of the field, regardless of load; this was the first polyphase synchronous motor." (Science, Swezey, vol. 127 p.1149) The induction motor which he later invented developed a high torque in starting, built up speed, and could maintain speed with varying loads. In 1888, Tesla received his first patents from the U.S. Patent Office. George Westinghouse quickly recognized Tesla's lucrative ideas, and hired him. Westinghouse was awarded the important Niagara Falls Power contract using Tesla's patents for his turbine engine utilizing the polyphase system. After a year, despite his very high salary with Westinghouse, Tesla decided to go back to working in his private lab in New York. He experimented with high frequency currents which led to many discoveries, including the famous Tesla coil the forerunner of fluorescent and neon lighting. At the same time he started delving in the new field of science, telautomatics, now called automation. He built and demonstrated model boats controlled by wireless radio impulses and the first radio controlled torpedo (the forerunner of the guided missile) One of Tesla's dreams was to transmit electric signals all over the world without using wires . In 1899, he began building a demonstration plant for wireless transmission at his Shoreham, Long Island laboratory. Despite never completing the plant due to lack of funds, his vision earned him the name "father of radio". In Tesla's latter years he worked on inventions and ideas which he could not afford to develop and became more eccentric and withdrawn from society. He died January 7, 1943 at the age of 87. Although Tesla was well regarded in his time, he was never revered in this country as he was in Yugoslavia. Most of Tesla's original documents and correspondence are in Belgrade, Yugoslavia at the Nikola Tesla Museum. The Library of Congress Manuscript Division holds 7 reels of microfilm of these materials.

Kenneth M. Swezey (1905-1972) wrote for the New York Sun in his late teens and early twenties. At this time he met and became friends with Nikola Tesla. Swezey regarded him as an unsung electrical genius and collected Tesla materials from 1921-1972. In his capacity as writer for various publications he frequently wrote about Tesla and his scientific advancements. Privately he spent a large part of his time memorializing him, eg. he started the Tesla Society. He also organized anniversary celebrations commemorating Tesla, etc. Swezey also wrote science books, among them: Formulas, Methods, Tips and Data for Home and Workshop, 1969; Science Shows You How, 1964 and After Dinner Science. When Mr. Swezey died in 1972, the Smithsonian Institution acquired his collection. Kenneth Swezey felt that the United States should honor Tesla and spent most of his life trying to memorialize him. He was instrumental in organizing a celebration of Tesla's 75th anniversary with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, soliciting admiring statements from both individuals and corporations, for the unpublished pamphlet, "Tribute to Nikola Tesla." Some of Mr. Swezey's other Tesla related activities included: forming the Tesla Society, organizing and designing the 100th anniversary celebration, successfully lobbying for the naming of ships, schools, and a unit of measurement after Tesla, and the striking of a stamp commemorating Tesla.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Robert MacCrate, Attorney, Sullivan and Cromwell in 1972.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 1: Leland Anderson correspondence, box 2 is restricted by the donor until 2030.
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:
Radio -- History  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Electrical engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Cabinet photographs
Patents
Citation:
Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0047
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82f8acf59-7398-45d6-973e-9391f2fde87a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0047
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American Institute of Electrical, Engineers

Collection Creator:
Hamilton, West A., Colonel  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1909
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Col. West A. Hamilton papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Col. West A. Hamilton estate.
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Col. West A. Hamilton papers
Col. West A. Hamilton papers / Series 2: Books / 2.4: Text Books
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7ba59110b-6cd0-425b-a8aa-d6beb7f333f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-006-ref72

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.82 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 5 folders, 2 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1848-1963
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Engineering forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
General materials consist of items related to engineering, covering topics such as professional associations, building plans, caricatures of famous engineers, and a sample engineer's celluloid protractor. Under associations, there is a list of membership candidates for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1897. There is also a preliminary list and a final ballot list of applications to be considered for the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1894. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Publications contain published matter related to engineering, including articles, directories, pamphlets and periodicals. Articles include "On the Loss of Head Resulting from the Passage of Water Through a 24-inch Stop Valve" from the American Society of Civil Engineering (1892) and an 1890 sheet from Engineering News. There are three editions of "The Engineer" directory, 1908, 1914, and undated as well as an undated directory of the latest engineering books supplied by The Engineering News Publishing Company Pamphlets include "Power and the Engineer" (no date), "Engineers' License Law" (circa 1891), "Earthwork and its Cost" (1903), "Tables of Circles and Other Specimen Pages from Trautwine's Civil Engineers' Pocket-Book" (1893), "The Mechanical Engineer: His Preparation and His Work" (1875), "The Investigation of Engineering Education and Related Activities (1934), "Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers" (1893), and "Engineers of America: an Encyclopedia" (1913). Under periodicals, there is a 1962 and 1963 magazine "Reproduction Engineer", "Third Meeting of the Michigan Association of Surveyors and Civil Engineers" (1882), and the "Journal of the Western Society of Engineers" (1910). The bulk of the materials are from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Engineering is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engineering
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep892a6ae22-edd7-4459-bb60-13a5499053c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engineering

Davenport electric railway

Associated person:
Davenport, Thomas  Search this
Maker:
Davenport, Thomas  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 23 in; 20.32 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
Motor
electric motor
Other Terms:
Motor; Electromagnetic Devices; Magnetic Devices; Electromagnetic Devices
Place made:
United States: Vermont
Date made:
c1837
Date made:
ca 1837
Associated date:
1837
Credit Line:
From American Institute of Electrical Engineers / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ID Number:
EM.181825
Catalog number:
181825
Accession number:
2007.0155
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c753-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705561

Vol. 1

Collection Creator:
Gilbert, Glen Alexander, 1913-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1935-1966
Scope and Contents:
Memorandum: Glen A. Gilbert to Earl F. Ward --American Airlines, 22 Nov 1935

Airway Traffic Control Conference --Chicago, IL Oct 1938

Airway Traffic Control Conference --Chicago, IL Oct 1939

Airway Control --American Road Builders Association, Jan 1941

Air Traffic to Come --Flying, Mar 1943

Air Traffic Control - Aeronautical Engineering Review, Sep 1943

Airports and Air Traffic Control --Part I --Air Commerce Department, Dec 1943

Airports and Air Traffic Control --Part II --Air Commerce Department, Jan 1944

Airports and Air Traffic Control --Part III --Air Commerce Department, Feb 1944

Air Traffic Control- American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Jan 1944

Air Traffic Control Planning --Engineers Club, Mar 1944

Future Automatic Air Traffic Control Devices --Radio News, Mar 1944

Air Traffic Control --Electrical Engineering, Apr 1944

New Developments in Air Traffic Control --Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, Oct 1944

Air Traffic Control Limitations --Flying, Nov 1944

Gilbert Discusses Air Traffic Control Before Scientists --CAA Journal, Nov 1944

Fostering Aviation Through Air Traffic Control --National Aviation Clinic, Nov 1944

Approach Control for Aircraft --Radio News, Dec 1944

Air Traffic Control --Aero Digest, Mar 1945

Air Traffic Control --Institute of Radio Engineers , Nov 1945

Advances by CAA in Traffic Control are Outlined by Division Chief Gilbert --Civil Aeronautics Journal, Nov 1945

Work of PICAO Basic Declares CAA Official --CAA Journal, Dec 1945

Air Traffic Control --Ziff Davis Publishing Company, 1945

Future Air Traffic Control --1945

Future Air Traffic Control --Flying, Apr 1946

Assembly Shapes PICAO policy at First Session in Montreal --CAA Journal, Jul 1946

Air Navigation Aids for Middle East Charted at PICAO Regional Meeting --CAA Journal, Jan 1947

Evaluation of Planning in the Field of Air Traffic Control --CAA Program Planning, Jun 1950

Civil Aeronautics Club News --Oct 1950

Civil Aviation in El Salvador --United Nations Technical Assistance Mission to El Salvador, 1952

Expanded Programme for Technical Assistance --ICAO Bulletin, Jun 1952

Vista de Delegados de la Organizacion de Aeronautica Civil Centroamericana --La Prensa Libre, Aug 1952

Airplane 'Milk Runs' Real Thing --Montreal Star, Aug 1952

Central America --A Plan for Aviation Cooperation --ICAO Bulletin, Oct/Nov 1952

Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance --ICAO Bulletin, Oct/Nov 1952

Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance --ICAO Bulletin, Jan/Feb 1953

Se Firmo Ayer el Acuerdo Sobre Aviacion Civil --El Diario de Hoy, Feb 1953

Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance --ICAO Bulletin, Mar 1953

New Aviation Training Centre in Mexico --ICAO Bulletin, Jun/Jul 1953

Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance --ICAO Bulletin, Nov 1953

Four Day Visit by President of Council to Civil Aviation Training Centre in Mexico --ICAO Bulletin, May 1955

Aviation Group Holds Meeting Here --Brownsville Herald, Sep 1958

Torero Nacional Manuel Cadena Acuara en Miami --El Commerica, Jul 1961

Plan de Aprovisionamiento de Aviones, Aug 1961

Firma de E.U. Propone Que Le Arrienden Holel Quito --San Francisco de Quito, Oct 1961

Air Traffic Control Association Sixth National Meeting --Sep 1961

Where it All Began… Journal of ATV, Jan 1965

Continued --Where it All Began … - Journal of ATC, Mar 1965

Glimpses From the Past --Homer Cole --Journal of ATC, Jul 1968
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:
Glen A. Gilbert Collection, Acc. XXXX-0187, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Glen A. Gilbert Collection
Glen A. Gilbert Collection / Series 1: Air Traffic Control, Partial Collected Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2332e4874-3e42-41e7-96eb-db25cd539ced
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0187-ref12

American Federation of Information Processing Societies

Collection Creator:
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)  Search this
SHARE (Association)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The series documents the American federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) activities during the late sixties, when the donor, Paul Armer, served as Chairman of the AFIPS Committee on the Social Implications of Information Processing Technology, as Vice President, and as President of AFIPS. AFIPS (the American Federation of Information Processing Societies) was organized on 10 May 1961. The founding societies were the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Radio Engineers (later combined to form the IEEE), and the Association for Computing Machinery. Prior to the founding of AFIPS, members of its founding societies began in 1951 to sponsor the Eastern and Western Joint Computer Conferences through the National Joint Computer Committee. The founding of AFIPS was a response to the perceived need of expanding the functions of that Committee.
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:
Paul Armer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0323, Series 4
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Paul Armer Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aa5adf8f-8009-4b96-839a-cad010bbf539
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0323-ref20

Curve sheet made by Hammer Feb. 26, 1881, used in his test with Edison's incandescent electric lamps Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Vol. 14 no. 2

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February, 1897
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.2: Edison Effect - Etheric Force And Related Data
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a7d39226-659a-4439-8412-1f9b00d82f45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2011

Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, vol. 11, no. 4

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April 1884
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.2: Edison Effect - Etheric Force And Related Data
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8082ee35f-445a-4752-9ac5-9ffe7b303c51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2019

American Institute of Electrical Engineers' by-laws of the Edison Medal Committee and deed of gift creating the Edison Medal

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan. 1, 1919
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.7: Speeches, Testimonials, Invitations / Medals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c50806a9-6a36-4f94-b704-6ae3c8c15763
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2208

American Institute of Electrical Engineers' by-laws of the Edison Medal Committee and deed of gift creating the Edison medal

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Oct. 15, 1912
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.7: Speeches, Testimonials, Invitations / Medals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e83008fc-d9da-45c9-93c2-f9b78a337857
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2210

Presentation Ceremonies of the Edison Medal at the Winter Convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers to Frank Conrad, Jan. 28, 1931; to Arthur E. Kennelly, Jan. 24, 1934

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.7: Speeches, Testimonials, Invitations / Medals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bb0cd5c9-3194-4d31-a025-9b8657ae2ff5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2212

Copy of the mounted photos of Thomas A. Edison and the Edison medalists, Journal of the A.I.E.E. (American Institute of Electrical Engineers)

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.7: Speeches, Testimonials, Invitations / Medals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8739306c9-9e5e-42d8-ab11-18a8a072cacd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2214

Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1903
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 3: Reference Materials / 3.2: World Expositions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f3ef80a5-7267-4c0f-8c53-db57750c5aae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2481

The American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Electrical Age

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 1891
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 3: Reference Materials / 3.2: World Expositions / Clippings:
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep817698c2d-f5d7-466c-8e2c-1beece7ec546
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2486

Scott, Charles F. et. al., Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, vol.20, no. 5

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1903
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 3: Reference Materials / 3.14: Radium / English Language, Bound Pamphlets / 1903:
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d84d20aa-8716-4362-8a6c-8b7c9db51fa5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2833

[American Institution of Electrical Engineers Annual Dinner, black & white photoprint]

Collector:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, 10.4" x 13.5")
Container:
Box 97, Folder ?
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
February 11, 1904
Scope and Contents:
View of dinners from above. Hall decorated with swags of electric lights.
Local Numbers:
AC0069-0000015 (AC scan number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Electrical engineering  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 4: Photographs / 4.2: Edisonia / AIEE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80face14a-a468-4967-b891-8a1fad6ff3a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref3841

American Institute of Electrical Engineers General Sessions, San Francisco

Collection Creator:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 4 (Series 13), Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956 June
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used. Contact the Archives Center for more information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1929-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection
Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection / Series 13: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cfeed42d-6f02-4cd5-8376-7844c58509fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0018-ref672

Washington Society of Engineers Records

Creator:
Washington Society of Engineers  Search this
Author:
Remington, Charles E.  Search this
Donor:
Ellenberger, William J.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
13.1 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Business records
Minutes
Reports
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1905-1985
bulk 1930-1979
Summary:
The Washington Society of Engineers was founded in 1905 with the objective to advance engineering knowledge and maintain a high professional standard among members. Membership was open to all individuals who were actively engaged in any branch of the engineering profession. The records contain membership records, meeting minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence, projects and events details, as well as research documents.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents work conducted by the Washington Society of Engineers. A large portion of the papers are from the offices of Charles E. Remington, former treasurer of the Society. The collection includes administrative records, organizational information, financial records, business records such as meeting minutes, general correspondence, reprints, records of programs and events, academic papers, and reference files about members and activities of the Society.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Membership Records, 1905-1985

Series 2: Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1905-1980

Series 3: Financial Records,1906-1984

Series 4: Correspondence, 1928-1980

Series 5: Project, Events, and Research Documents, 1931-1983
Biographical / Historical:
The Washington Society of Engineers was formed in 1905 to represent local engineers in the Washington (DC), Virginia, and Maryland areas, as well as serve as a resource for sharing ideas and networking with others within the engineering profession. Membership was open to all persons actively involved in the practice of any branch of engineering. The Society became part of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and was also affiliated with the Washington Academy of Sciences. Other engineering societies were able to form due to the assistance of the Washington Society of Engineers such as the engineers including the Engineers Joint Council, the Washington Academy of Sciences, the DC Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies, and the American Association of Engineering Societies. The Washington Society of Engineers was absorbed into different national professional societies, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), both of which have DC metro area branches.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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.
Topic:
Societies -- Professional  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Minutes
Reports
Financial records -- 20th century
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Washington Society of Engineers Records, 1905-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0972
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Washington Society of Engineers Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86d121619-a005-4784-b7f1-b10d21aa4c3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0972

Handwritten diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Forman H. Craton Papers / Series 1: Memoirs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8125e9ac9-d9d4-4018-9e81-d31e35af9af3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref263
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American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Winter Convention, January 27, 1931and January 29, 1931.

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box 854
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but Series 11 and films are stored off-site. Special arrangements must be made to view some of the audiovisual materials. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 27: Addenda / Addenda for Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep860e41245-fcae-4778-8e5e-abbbad624d9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref12097

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