Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. 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.
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Processing of the collection was funded by the Getty Grant Program; digitization of the collection was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Lloyd F. Rader was born in 1902 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, earning his bachelor, masters, and Ph. D in civil engineering. Rader taught at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York and he served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison for 33 years. The collection includes material about Rader's professional career, honors and awards he received, and articles and textbooks authored or co-authored by Rader about asphalt, concrete, and urban planning.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials related to Lloyd F. Rader's career in civil engineering, including resumes, correspondence, photographs, lecture notes, research papers, honorary memberships in various societies, award certificates, newsletters, clippings, reprints of journal articles written by Rader, periodicals, and books on construction and paving materials.
This collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Biographical, 1954-1980
Series 2: Honors and Awards, 1938-1979
Series 3: Articles and Textbooks, 1925-1979
Biographical / Historical:
Lloyd Forrest Rader was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 8, 1902. Rader earned his bachelor degree in 1924, his master's degree in 1925,and his Ph. D. degree in civil engineering in 1938, all from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also attended the United States Naval Academy for three years, from 1919 to 1922. Rader worked as a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania State Highway Department and the Nebraska State Highway Department. In 1925, he began teaching as a civil engineering instructor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. From 1928-1937, Rader served as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engeering at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York and from 1937 to 1940 he served as an Associate Professor. While at the Polytechnic Institute, Rader developed a testing laboratory for highway materials and for soil mechanics and taught undergraduate and graduate coursework. In 1940, Rader joined the staff of the University of Wisconsin at Madison serving as Professor of Civil Engineering in charge of the Division of Highway Engineering and City Planning. During World War II, Rader served as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps and Sea Bees of the the Navy on active duty for over four years, reaching the rank of Commander.
While at the University of Wisconsin, Rader served on a variety of committees including the Campus Planning Committee and the University Civil Defense Committee. He was also an active member in the Madison, Wisconsn community, serving as the chairman of the Madison Traffic Commission, the chairman of the Madison Civil Defense Commission, the president of the University West End Club and the Madison Technical Club. Rader also was involved in professional engineering societies, including the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Rader retired from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He received numerous awards and honors, including the Prevost Hubbard Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials on June 28, 1974. At the age of 77, Rader died on December 23, 1979.
Donated by Helen Rader to the National Museum of American History's Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in 1982.
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectural property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
The collection documents through correspondence, marketing materials, patent materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the development of T-Net, a sport that combines electronic game technology with a diamond-shaped court the length of a tennis court and "invisible" nets created by inventor Michael Fanning.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents through correspondence, marketing materials, patent materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings the development of T-Net, a sport that combines electronic game technology with a diamond-shaped court the length of a tennis court and "invisible" nets created by inventor Michael Fanning.
Series 1, Correspondence, 1993-1996, consists of incoming and outgoing letters. Fanning, the inventor of T-Net, corresponds with corporations and investment companies, such as Reebok, Blockbuster Entertainment, Family Dollar and Turner Sports, Inc. to solicit interest and/or financial backing in his product.
Series 2, Financial Materials, 1989-2003, consists of correspondence, invoices, purchase orders, Internal Revenue Service papers, and documentation for incorporating a business.
Series 3, Manufacturing Materials, 1993, consists of handwritten notes and sketches about materials used and lists of potential companies to consult for fabricating the product.
Series 4, Marketing Materials, 1995 and undated, consists of sketches and documentation describing the T-Net system for potential customers.
Series 5, Patent Materials, 1983-2003, consists primarily of correspondence with patent attorneys (Shefte, Pinckney & Sawyer of Charlotte, North Carolina) to patent the T-Net system. Also included are patent-related expenses incurred by Fanning and patents issued to other inventors that are similar to the T-Net system.
Series 6, Photographs, 1980-1990s, consists of color prints showing the T-Net system in use and laid out on a field.
Series 7, Newspaper Clippings, 1993, consists of one folder of photocopied newspaper clippings related to T-Net.
The collection is arranged into seven series.
Series 1, Correspondence, 1993-1996
Series 2, Financial Materials, 1989-2003
Series 3, Manufacturing Materials, 1993
Series 4, Marketing Materials, 1995 and undated
Series 5, Patent Materials, 1983-2003
Series 6, Photographs, circa 1980s-990s and undated
Series 7, Newspaper Clippings, 1993
Biographical / Historical:
T-Net (standing for transparent net) was invented by Michael Fanning. Fanning's idea for the game came from hitting a tennis ball over a telephone wire. In 1993, Fanning was issued US Patent 5,259,625 for an apparatus and method for playing a court game. Fanning's company, Tnnnnt (www.tnnnt.net), manufactures and promotes the game.
The T-Net court/field is divided in two equal halves with three scoring zones on each side. Games can include up to three players per team or be played one-on-one. The objective is to land the flyer in one of your opponent's three scoring zones, and to catch the flyer to prevent the opponent from scoring. Players move freely on their side of the court but cannot cross the center line. Pole- mounted transmitting devices on each side send light beams across the court creating an electronic net (an electronic sensing beam) for each of the three scoring zones. Players must throw a light-reflective projectile (called a "flyer") through the light field and into one of the scoring zones to get a point. When the projectile passes through the beam, a beep is emitted. If the projectile lands on the ground the pole-mounted device flashes a red light and beeps to confirm a score. Players get one point for activating the middle zone, two points for the back zone and three points for setting off both zones. The first team to achieve twenty-one points wins the game. There are six games per set, three sets per match. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces--pavement, turf, composite, snow, carpet, glass, grass, sand, hardwood or over a swimming pool, and it can be played at night in low light conditions.
Materials at the National Museum of American History
The Division of Culture and the Arts holds related artifacts. See accession 2011.0234.
The collection was donated by Michael Fanning on October 24, 2011.
The collection is open for research.
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.
The city and country builder's, and workman's treasury of designs, or, The art of drawing, and working the ornamental parts of architecture Finely engraved on 186 large quarto plates, proportioned by aliquot parts ; to which are prefix'd, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio, whose members are proportioned by aliquot parts, in a more easy manner, than has been yet done. The whole interspered, with sure rules, for working, all the varieties of raking members in pediments, modilions, &c. The like, for the immediate use of workmen never published before, in any language. By Batty Langley
Art of designing and working the ornamental parts of buildings
Art of drawing, and working the ornamental parts of architecture
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vii [id est viii], 24 pages, CLXXXIV [id est 186] leaves of plates illustrations, plans 29 cm. (4to)
Along highway between Gualaca and Chiriqui Grande, along boundary trail between Bocas del Toro Province and Chiriqui Province, leads W off main pavement just S of Continental Divide., Chiriqui, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Adams County. Along road shoulder between edge of blacktop pavement. Locality of White Creek - N side of Evergreen Ave., 0.5 mi W of 15th Ave., 2 mi. due W of jct. of Co,. Hwy. H with Hwy. 13.9 mi. due S of Adams. Town 16N range 05E Section 35 NE4 NE4, Wisconsin, United States, North America