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Medical Book Collecting and Scholarship

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-02-04T20:45:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Library science  Search this
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SmithsonianLibraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianLibraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_2tT3QwripnA

Microscope

Maker:
Ernst Leitz  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wire (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 5/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 12 in; 26.19375 cm x 9.04875 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
microscope
Place made:
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
Date made:
ca 1935
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth Kusch
ID Number:
MG.M-13982
Catalog number:
M-13982
2003.0065.01
Accession number:
2003.0065
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b62e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1350344
Online Media:

Sewell Heart Pump

Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
silicone (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 12 in x 14 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 30.48 cm x 36.195 cm
overall: 9.5 cm x 24 cm x 35 cm; 3 3/4 in x 9 7/16 in x 13 25/32 in
Object Name:
heart pump
heart, artificial
pump
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Date made:
ca 1950
Associated dates:
1959 01 06 / 1959 01 06
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Invention  Search this
Cardiology  Search this
Science  Search this
Related Publication:
Sewell, William H., Jr., M.D., and William W.L. Glenn, M.D.. Experimental Cardiac Surgery
Credit Line:
Mrs. William H. Sewell
ID Number:
MG.M-08015
Accession number:
223384
Catalog number:
M-08015
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ba9c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_688804
Online Media:

Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart

Maker:
Liotta, Domingo  Search this
Physical Description:
dacron (overall material)
polyurethane (overall material)
silastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, as stored: 7 1/2 in x 9 in x 6 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 18.7 cm x 22.8 cm x 16.4 cm; 7 3/8 in x 8 31/32 in x 6 15/32 in
Object Name:
artificial heart
heart, artificial
Place made:
United States: Texas, Houston
Date made:
1969
Subject:
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Health Care  Search this
Artificial Organs  Search this
Related Publication:
Cooley, D. A.; Liotta, D.; Hallman, G. L.; Bloodwell, R. D.; Leachman, R. D.; Milam, J. D.. Orthotopic Cardiac Prosthesis for Two-Staged Cardiac Replacement
Credit Line:
Gift of Texas Heart Institute
ID Number:
1978.1002.01
Accession number:
1978.1002
Catalog number:
1978.1002.01
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Government, Politics, and Reform
National Treasures exhibit
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f67f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_688682

General

Collection Creator:
Arquin, Florence  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1973
Scope and Contents:
Includes photocopies of letters from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Collection Restrictions:
The Florence Arquin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Arquin papers
Florence Arquin papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fadc0cd5-4f79-48de-b8fa-a09b8a09b1ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arquflor-ref25
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Pacemaker

Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Pacemaker
cardiology
model
pacemaker and model of a heart
pacemaker, atomic
pacemaker, intracardiac, atomic
Other Terms:
Pacemaker; Medicine
Date made:
about 1973
Credit Line:
Ned S. Rasor
ID Number:
MG.322717
Catalog number:
322717.01
Accession number:
322717
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ed7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724174
Online Media:

Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart

User:
Drummond, Michael  Search this
Designer:
Jarvik, Robert  Search this
Maker:
Symbion, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
polyurethane (overall material)
dacron (overall material)
polycarbonate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 13.7 cm x 10.1 cm x 9.6 cm; 5 13/32 in x 3 31/32 in x 3 25/32 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 in x 9 in; 10.795 cm x 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
artificial heart
heart, artificial
Other Terms:
artificial heart; Prostheses
Place made:
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
Associated place:
United States: Arizona
Date made:
1985
Associated date:
1985-08-29
Subject:
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Health Care  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Related Publication:
Copeland, J. G.. First successful bridge to transplantation with the total artificial heart
Credit Line:
University Medical Center of the University of Arizona
ID Number:
1987.0474.01
Catalog number:
1987.0474.01
Accession number:
1987.0474
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-b5c6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1147093

AbioCor Total Artificial Heart

Patient:
Tools, Robert L.  Search this
Cardiac surgeon:
Gray, Laman  Search this
Dowling, Robert  Search this
Maker:
ABIOMED, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11.8 cm x 9.2 cm x 15 cm; 4 21/32 in x 3 5/8 in x 5 29/32 in
overall: 4 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 13.97 cm x 12.3825 cm
Object Name:
artificial heart
artificial heart
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Danvers
Date made:
ca 2001
Subject:
Surgery  Search this
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Artificial Organs  Search this
Related event:
Implantation of Total Artificial heart  Search this
Related Publication:
Renee C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey with the asistance of Judith C. Watkins. Spare Parts
Dale Greer. University of Louisville Medicine
Credit Line:
ABIOMED Inc.
ID Number:
2003.0166.01.1
Accession number:
2003.0166
Catalog number:
2003.0166.01.01
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9c77-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1211787
Online Media:

Cardio West Total Artificial Heart

Maker:
CardioWest Technologies Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 cm x 14 cm x 8 cm; 13 25/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 5/32 in
overall: 4 in x 5 1/2 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 13.97 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
artificial heart
cardiology
Place made:
United States: Arizona, Tucson
Date made:
1985
Subject:
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Health Care  Search this
Artificial Organs  Search this
Related Publication:
Copeland, Jack G. et al. Bridge to transplantation with the CardioWest total artificial heart: the international experience 1993 to 1995
Copeland, Jack G., III, M.D. et al. Comparison of the CardioWest Total Artificial heart, the Novacor Left Ventricular Assist system in bridge to transplantation
Credit Line:
Arthur A. Ciarkowski
ID Number:
2003.0337.01
Catalog number:
2003.0337.01
Accession number:
2003.0337
Serial number:
35328L089
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-289a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1247406
Online Media:

Master's Two-Step Test

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 30 in x 19 in; 45.72 cm x 76.2 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
diagnostic, coronary function
Other Terms:
Master's Two-Step Test; Medicine
Date made:
about 1930
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Diagnostic Equipment  Search this
Cardiology  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Masters
ID Number:
MG.312609.01
Accession number:
312609
Catalog number:
312609.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ba47-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1865967

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
WLIB, American, founded 1941  Search this
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American, founded 1969  Search this
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963  Search this
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
Vulcan Society, American, founded 1940  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Urban Coalition, American, founded 1967  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Carats, Inc., American, founded 1959  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Vernon Jordan, American, born 1935  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Connectional Lay Council, American, founded 1948  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Morehouse Alumni Association, American, founded 1900  Search this
Morris Brown College, American, founded 1881  Search this
Dr. Ralph Bunche, American, 1903 - 1971  Search this
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946  Search this
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), International, founded 1844  Search this
Alliance for Women in Media, American, founded 1951  Search this
Eleanor Holmes Norton, American, born 1937  Search this
Vernon Jordan, American, born 1935  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 1/2 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5af48a13c-8c71-4105-9526-479c0bc3bb3e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.15
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Cardiology

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Medicine, Subseries 1.5
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fe658af7-8041-4ba8-8db6-d32325b3ec82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref593

Aortic Aneurysm (Dr. Beck

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82753f8fb-62a9-4e22-b777-bbee0cef2d5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref594

Aorta Narrowing Dr. Nammack

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
(1893)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80b62d35d-58aa-48c3-b91e-2468553e490d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref595

Cordiospasms (Dr. Einhorn

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81ac25dd5-f39b-4d8f-8479-6204da1644a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref596

Copulence & the Fatty Heart (Dr. Satterthwaite

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep881b868a1-0445-4c23-bbbf-8a19b76e395b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref597

Heart disease - Organic & Functional

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80059d326-e30b-4e17-941d-ab59376f31db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref598

New York Heart Ass'n

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep887a4f2d0-0acd-4e01-9fc6-e77ffb29cb17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref599

Directory Cardiac Clinics

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Medicine / 1: Diseases / 1.5: Cardiology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8335b68bd-4453-441e-bc0a-298e503df381
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-medicine-ref600

Messmore and Damon Company Records

Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Business records
Phonograph records
Date:
1892 - 1998
Summary:
The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of papers relating to Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, patents, photographs, scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs, promotional materials, sound recordings, and moving image.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eleven series.

Series 1: Background/Biographical Materials, 1925-1996

Series 2: Business Files, 1918-1997

Subseries 2.1: Messmore and Damon, Inc., 1918-1988

Subseries 2.2: Messmore, Inc., 1971-1989

Series 3: Patents, 1892-1952

Series 4: Projects/Exhibitions, 1924-1997

Series 5: Parades, 1960-1997

Series 6: Product Literature, circa 1930s-1992

Series 7: Heart Patient Simulator Materials, 1977-1998

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1925-1947

Series 9: Photographs, 1900-1997

Subseries 9.1: Family, 1900-1997

Subseries 9.2: Subjects, 1930-1995

Subseries 9.3: Chronological, 1957-1985

Subseries 9.4: Ephemera, undated

Subseries 9.5: Postcards, undated

Subseries 9.6: Negatives, undated

Series 10: Oversize Materials, 1930-1989

Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, 1933-1937, 1997

Subseries 11.1: Audio Discs, 1933-1937

Subseries 11.2: Moving Image, 1997
Biographical / Historical:
Messmore and Damon, Inc. was founded in 1914 by George Harold Messmore (1884-1961) and Joseph A. Damon (1882-1962). Messmore and Damon met in 1916 while working on floats for the Elks Convention in New York City. The two formed a partnership and in 1914 opened Messmore and Damon, Inc., a small shop where they initially constructed animal displays, but quickly expanded to theatrical scenery, parade floats, props for television, amusement park operations, seasonal displays, special effects in stores, advertising and promotional work, window displays, dioramas, and other exhibit work. Most of their parade and department store work featured mechanical devices which animated the animal and human figures involved, pioneering in what became known as "animatronics." The firm did the first Macy's Day Parade in 1924 and attained world-wide fame with their exhibit, The World a Million Years Ago at the 1933-1934, Chicago Century of Progress Exposition. A separate company, Messmore, Inc., was created to manufacture and sell a cardiology patient simulator, "Harvey," later known as "George," for use in medical schools.

Joseph A. Damon, born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, attended art school in St. Louis. A scenic artist by training he worked at Lee Lash Studios and built floats for the Hudson/Fulton Celebration in 1909. Damon married Olga Schaufelberger and had one daughter named Olga C. Damon (1922-2000).

George H. Messmore, known as "GH," started his career working backstage in theaters and built displays for the Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915). Messmore married Meta Decker (1890-1985) and they had one son, Francis (1916-1997), known as "Fran." Fran joined Messmore and Damon in 1946, working on department store displays and ran the company until his death in 1997. The company was dissolved on September 2, 1998.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection (AC1319)

Michael Cipriano Papers (AC1274)

Landy Hales Papers (AC0906)

John Nicholson Papers (AC1279)

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair (AC0560)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Pamela Messmore Tobiason, granddaughter of George H. Messmore, in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Parades  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Parade float designers  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Phonograph records
Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0846
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Messmore and Damon Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bff24a52-47bd-4f0d-a54e-86e811c4bf27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0846
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