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Rudolph Hering Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1863-1919.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains pamphlets and papers, collected by Hering, on waste disposal, m
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rudolf Hering was a consulting hydraulic and sanitary engineer working in Philadelphia, 1869-1886, and New York.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Samuel A. Greely of Greely and Hansen, 1967.
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:
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Citation:
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0989
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0989

Henry Booth Collection

Creator:
Booth, Henry, 1895-1969  Search this
Names:
Amalgamated Textiles Limited.  Search this
Eastman Kodak Co.  Search this
Hillandale Farms  Search this
Hillandale Handweavers  Search this
PhotoMetric Corporation  Search this
Richard Bennett Associates, Inc.  Search this
Booth, Virginia  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Glass plate negatives
Pamphlets
Photographs
Date:
1942 - 1974
Summary:
Papers document Henry Booth's invention, use, and marketing of the PhotoMetriC custom tailoring system.
Scope and Contents:
The Henry Booth Collection, 1942-1974, focuses primarily on the PhotoMetriC custom tailoring system. It consists of advertisements, brochures, photographs, glass slides, a 16mm film, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, an operating manual, scrapbooks, magazines, and a guest register.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into five series.

Series 1: PhotoMetriC Apparatus Materials, 1948-1965

Series 2: PhotoMetriC Advertising and Press Materials, 1942, 1948

Series 3: PhotoMetriC Retail Materials, 1958-1974

Series 4: PhotoMetriC General Business Materials, 1947-1974

Series 5: Hillandale Handweavers, 1960-1962
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Booth was a textile jobber who invented the PhotoMetriC custom tailoring system in the 1940s, an innovation which temporarily revolutionized a small corner of the custom clothing industry.

Henry Booth (1895-1969), son of a Methodist minister, was born in Canada and raised in England where his grandfather, General William Booth, founded the Salvation Army. In 1911, Henry Booth came to the United States from England on the Lusitania. He worked in the textile industry for a few years; specifically as a manager for John B. Ellison jobbing offices in Portland and Seattle. In 1922 he formed his own firm with Harry Kemp and Robert Walker. By 1929, Booth moved east to New York City in order to pursue his career in the textile industry. He formed Amalgamated Textiles Limited with John and Blake Lawrence. In 1938, Booth met Curt Erwin Forstmann and entered into an agreement whereby Amalgamated Textiles Limited became fabric stylists and sole agents for the Forstmann Woolen Companies.

In the early 1940s, Booth came up with the idea for the PhotoMetriC camera system to be used in the custom tailoring industry. The system consisted of a specially-designed arrangement of nine mirrors. Eight mirrors reflected separate views of the customer and one mirror reflected the customer's name and other information. These angled mirrors allowed a photograph to be taken which showed the customer from the front, back, side, and top. A slide of this photographic measurement would be sent, along with the customer's garment order, to the manufacturer. When the order arrived, the tailor would project the customer's image on a special screen which facilitated the taking of certain physical measurements. With the aid of the PhotoMetriC calculator, the tailor translated the measurements into specifications for a customer-specific garment. When finished, the garment would be mailed directly to the customer's home. According to testimonials in the collection, the garments fit perfectly the first time, every time. The PhotoMetriC system both saved the tailor money and relieved the customer of the inconvenience of having to return to the tailor again and again for time-consuming fittings, alterations, and adjustments.

The camera which supported this invention needed to be virtually foolproof, enabling the average shop clerk to reliably collect the necessary data. To this end, Booth took his idea to the Eastman Kodak Company, where he worked with Dr. Kenneth Mees, Director of Research and Fred Waller, a camera expert. Waller designed the camera; the remainder of the system design was done by Booth. The PhotoMetriC system made its debut in two Richard Bennett stores in New York City on May 17, 1948. It was subsequently licensed to other select retailers such as: The Custom Gentleman (Englewood, NJ); Nathan's (Richmond, VA); The Golden Fleece (Point Pleasant Borough, NJ); and Joseph's (Terre Haute, IN).

Hillandale, a Brooklyn, CT farm which Booth purchased about 1940, was later used to produce hand woven wool fabrics. These fabrics were used extensively by various PhotoMetriC retail outlets. Henry Booth's son, Robert (b. 1924), took over farm operations circa 1960 and opened a retail outlet on the premises which featured a PhotoMetriC fitting room which provided custom tailoring until the mid-1970s. Robert Booth, with his wife, Jimmie, operated the Golden Lamb Buttery Restaurant in Brooklyn, Connecticut. It closed in 2017.

Patents of Henry Booth:

United States Patent: #2,037,192/RE #20,366, "Visible inventory and sales recording device, April 14, 1936

United States Patent: #2,547,367, "Method and apparatus for testing fabrics, April 3, 1951

United States Patent: #2,547,368, "Cloth rack," April 3, 1951

United States Patent: #2,563,451, "Photographic fitting method," August 7, 1951

United States Patent: #2,624,943, "Proportionally balancing garments," January 13, 1953

United States Patent: #2,664,784,"Apparatus for measuring objects by photography," January 5, 1954

United States Patent: #2,688,188, "Apparatus for proportionally balancing garments," September 7, 1954
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection, 1936-1998 (AC0729). Jimmie Booth is the wife of Robert Booth and she was a buyer for Lord and Taylor.

Materials in the National Museum of American History

The Division of Information Technology, and Society, now the Division of Culture and the Arts, holds a PhotoMetric camera, stand, and measuring harness in the Photographic History collection.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Henry Booth's son, Robert Booth, in April 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Tailoring  Search this
Fashion  Search this
advertising -- 20th century  Search this
Garment cutting  Search this
Inventions -- 1920-2000 -- United States  Search this
Inventors -- 1940-1990  Search this
PhotoMetric (camera system)  Search this
Photography -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Glass plate negatives
Pamphlets -- 1950-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1940-2000
Photographs -- Glass -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
Henry Booth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0726
See more items in:
Henry Booth Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0726
Online Media:

Computer Oral History Collection

Creator:
Blanch, Gertrude  Search this
Bloch, Richard M.  Search this
Bradburn, James  Search this
Brainerd, John G.  Search this
Brown, George W.  Search this
Brown, Gordon S.  Search this
Buchholz, Werner  Search this
Burns, Robert  Search this
Atanasoff, John V.  Search this
Atchison, William  Search this
Auerbach, Issac  Search this
Bartik, Jean  Search this
Bauer, William  Search this
Beek, Allan  Search this
Bernstein, Mort  Search this
Bigelow, Julian  Search this
Coleman, [Ichel?]  Search this
Cohen, I. Bernhard  Search this
Computer History Forum.  Search this
COT Meeting.  Search this
Coombs, John  Search this
Crawford, Perry O.  Search this
Couret, Lynn  Search this
Campbell, Robert V.  Search this
Campaigne, Howard  Search this
Cannon, Edward  Search this
Canning, R.G.  Search this
Clem, Mary  Search this
Cass, James  Search this
CODASYL Meeting.  Search this
Clippinger, Richard F.  Search this
MIT Club Talks (Brown & Wiener).  Search this
Andrews, Ernest G.  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Alt, Franz  Search this
Alrich, John  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery, 8/14/72  Search this
Argonne National Laboratories R.  Search this
Allard, Gerry  Search this
Aiken, Howard  Search this
Adams, Charles  Search this
Acton, Forman  Search this
Halstead, Maurice H.  Search this
Harmon, Leon  Search this
Harvey, Samuel  Search this
Hazen, Dean Harold  Search this
Gruenberger, Fred  Search this
Gunning, William  Search this
Hagen, Glenn E.  Search this
Hall, W.  Search this
Greenwald, Irwin  Search this
Greenwarld, Sidney  Search this
Griswold, Ralph E.  Search this
Grosch, Herbert R. J.  Search this
Goheen, Harry E.  Search this
Good, I.J.  Search this
Goteib, C.C.  Search this
Granholm, Jackson  Search this
Israel, David R.  Search this
Huskey, Harry D.  Search this
Kates, Josef  Search this
Juncosa, Mario  Search this
Householder, Alston S.  Search this
Horwitz, Bernhard R.  Search this
Hurd, Cuthbert R.  Search this
Howard, Bernard  Search this
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906- (mathematician)  Search this
Holbrook, Bernard  Search this
Horner, Joseph  Search this
Horn, Robert J.  Search this
Herold, Henry  Search this
Herget, Paul  Search this
Holberton, Betty  Search this
Hertz, Ted  Search this
Elkins, Harold  Search this
Estrin, Gerald  Search this
Edwards, Walt  Search this
Elbourn, Robert  Search this
Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995  Search this
Eddy, Robert Philip  Search this
Downey, William  Search this
Eckdahl, Donald  Search this
Dodd, Stephen  Search this
Dotts, Richard D.  Search this
Dietzhold, Robert  Search this
Dimsdale, Bernard  Search this
Desch, Joseph  Search this
Dickinson, Arthur H.  Search this
Curtiss, John H.  Search this
Dederick, [Louis?] S.  Search this
Glazer? T.  Search this
Givens, Wallace  Search this
Gill, Stanley  Search this
Geisler, Murray  Search this
Garrison, Ken  Search this
Frankel, Stanley  Search this
Forrester, Jay W.  Search this
Forrest, Cameron B.  Search this
Forbes, George  Search this
Fenaughty, Alfred L.  Search this
Fein, Louis  Search this
Feign, David  Search this
Farrand, William R.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 12/6/72.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 11/17/71.  Search this
Everett, Robert  Search this
Nelson, Eldred  Search this
Neisius, Vincent  Search this
Northrop, John  Search this
Neovius, G.  Search this
Parker, R.D.  Search this
Palevsky, Max  Search this
Phelps, Byron R.  Search this
Patrick, Robert  Search this
Pickrell, D.  Search this
Phister, Montgomery  Search this
Pollmyer, R.  Search this
Polachek, Harry  Search this
Quady, Emmett  Search this
Postley, John A. R.  Search this
Rajchman, Jan  Search this
Ream, Norman  Search this
Reed, Irving S.  Search this
Rees, Mina  Search this
Rhodes, Ida  Search this
Rice, Rex  Search this
Rochester, Nathaniel  Search this
Rogers, Jim  Search this
Rogers, Stanley  Search this
Rosenberg, Milton  Search this
Rosenthal, Paul R.  Search this
Rubinoff, Morris R.  Search this
Salzer, John M.  Search this
Samuel, Arthur L. R.  Search this
Sarkissian, Harold  Search this
Schuette, Roger  Search this
Serrell, Robert R.  Search this
King, Paul  Search this
Kilpatrick, Lester  Search this
Killian, James  Search this
Kaufold, Leroy R.  Search this
Lanzarotta, Sandy R.  Search this
Kreuder, Norman L.  Search this
Korn, Irving  Search this
Kirsch, Russell  Search this
Lovell, Clarence A.  Search this
Lehmer, Derrick H.  Search this
Legvold, Sam  Search this
Larson, Harry  Search this
Martin, Richard R.  Search this
Marden, Ethel  Search this
Madden, Don R.  Search this
Lowe, John  Search this
McPherson, John C.  Search this
Mendelson, Jerry  Search this
Mason, Daniel R.  Search this
Mauchly, John R.  Search this
Michel, J.G.L. R.  Search this
Miller, Frederick G.  Search this
Menzel, Donald H.  Search this
Metropolis, Nicholas C.  Search this
Mitchell, Joel  Search this
MITRE Meeting.  Search this
Mills, Roger L.  Search this
Morton, Paul  Search this
Mumford, Louis  Search this
Mock, Owen  Search this
Morse, Philip B.  Search this
Wilkinson, James H. R.  Search this
Wilkes, Maurice R.  Search this
Wizenbaum, Joe  Search this
Williams, Charles  Search this
Wieselman, Irving  Search this
Wiener, Robert  Search this
Wild, Arthur  Search this
Wieser, C. Robert  Search this
Wrench, John W. R.  Search this
Woodger, Michael  Search this
Yowell, E.C. R.  Search this
Youtz, Pat  Search this
Woo, Way Dong  Search this
Wolfe, Philip  Search this
Woodbury, William R.  Search this
Wood, Ben D.  Search this
Zemanek, Heinz  Search this
Zuse, Konrad  Search this
Smagorinsky, Joseph  Search this
Slutz, Ralph R.  Search this
Skramstad, Harold R.  Search this
Skillman, Sherwood R.  Search this
SIAM/SIGNUM Meeting.  Search this
SIAM-72.  Search this
SHARE XXXVIII.  Search this
SHARE Meeting for Pioneers.  Search this
Taylor, Norman  Search this
Tanaka, David  Search this
Strong, Jack  Search this
Stibitz, George  Search this
Steele, Floyd G. R.  Search this
Sprague, Richard E.  Search this
Snyder, Samuel  Search this
Smith, Charles V.L.  Search this
TV Program KQED.  Search this
Uncapher, Keith  Search this
Torfeh, Mark  Search this
Travis, Irven  Search this
Todd-Tausskky, Olga  Search this
Tomash, Erwin  Search this
Toben, Gregory  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Wheeler, R.J.  Search this
Whirlwind Discussion.  Search this
Ware, Willis H.  Search this
Wegstein, Joseph Henry  Search this
Wagner, Frank  Search this
Wang, An R.  Search this
von Hippel, Arthur  Search this
von Neumann, John  Search this
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)  Search this
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-  Search this
Source:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Oral history
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Interviews
Date:
1969-1973, 1977
Summary:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 43.5 cubic feet of material documenting the development of the computer.
ABC -- Atanasoff-Berry Computer

ACE -- Automatic Computing Engine

ACM -- Association for Computing Machinery

ALGOL -- ALGOLrithmic Language

ALWAC -- Axel Wenner-Gren Automatic Computer

ARPA -- Advanced Research Projects Agency

BACAIC -- Boeing Airplane Company Algebraic Interpretative Computing System

BARK -- Binar Automatisk Rela Kalkylator

BINAC -- Binary Automatic Computer

BIZMAC -- Business Machine

BMEW -- Ballistic Missile Early Warning (System)

BUIC -- Back-up Interceptor Control

CADAC -- Cambridge Digital Automatic Computer

CALDIC -- California Digital Computer

CEC -- Consolidated Electrodynamics Corporation

CEIR -- Council for Economic and Industry Research

COBOL -- Common Business-Oriented Language

CODASYL -- Conference on Data Systems Languages

CONAC -- Continental Automatic Command

COMTRAN -- Commercial Translator

CPC -- Card Programmed Calculator

CRC -- Computer Response Corporation

DARPA -- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DINA -- Digital Network Analyzer

DDA -- Digital Differential Analyzer

EDSAC -- Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator

EDVAC -- Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer

EAM -- Electric [or Electronic] Accounting Machines [or Methods]

ENIAC -- Electronic Numerical Integrator and Automatic Computer

ERA -- Engineering Research Associates

ERMA -- Electronic Recording and Machine Accounting

FADAC -- Field Artillery Data Computer

FSQ -- Fixed Special eQuipment

IAS -- Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton University)

ICBM -- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ILLIAC -- Illinois Automatic Computer

INTERCOM -- Intercommunication System (Programming Language)

JOHNNIAC -- John [von Neumann's ] Integrator and Automatic Computer

JOSS -- Johnniac [John's Integrator and Automatic Computer] Open Shop System

LARK -- Livermore Atomic Research Computer

LAS -- Laboratories of Applied Science

LGP -- Librascope

MAC -- Magnetic Automatic Calculator/Multiple Access Computer

MADDIDA -- Magnetic Drum Digital Differential Analyzer

MAGIC -- Machine for Automatic Graphics Interface to a Computer

MANIAC -- Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Computer

MIDAC -- Michigan [University of] Digital Automatic Computer

MIDSAC -- Michigan [University of} Digital Special Automatic Computer

MINAC -- Minimal Automatic Computer

MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MITRE -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Establishment

MX -- Missile, Experimental

NATDAN -- North American Digital Anaylzer

NATPAC -- North American Programmed Automatic Computer

NDRC -- National Defense Research Committee [of Office of Scientific Research and Development, World War II]

NELIAC -- Naval Electronics Laboratory International Algebraic Compiler

NORC -- Naval Ordnance Research Calculator [or computer] [Naval Ordnance Proving Ground]

NTDS -- Naval Tactical Data Systems

ONR -- Office of Naval Research

ORACLE -- Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine

ORDVAC -- Ordnance Discrete Variable Automatic Computer [AEC]

OSRD -- Office of Standard Reference Data [National Bureau of Standards]

PACT -- Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques

QUAC -- Quadratic Arc Computer

RAMAC -- Random Access Memory Accounting Machine

RAYDAC -- Raytheon Digital Automatic Computer

REAC -- Reeves Electronic Analog Computer

RECOMP -- Reliable COMPuter

RESISTOR -- Reusable Surface Insulation Stresses [NASA computer program]

SCERT -- Systems and Computer Evaluation Review Technique

SCM -- Smith Corona Merchant

SEAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Eastern Automatic Computer

SHARE -- Society to Help Avoid Redundant Effort

SHOT -- Society for the History of Technology

SIAM -- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SILLIAC -- Sydney [version of the ] Illiac

SIMSCRIPT -- Simulation Script

SNOBOL -- String-Oriented Symbolic Language

SSEC -- Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator

SUBROC -- Submarine Rocket

SWAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer

TPM -- Tape Processing Machine

UDEC -- United Digital Electronic Computer

UNIVAC -- Universal Automatic Computer

WEIZAC -- Weizmann Automatic Computer [at Weizmann Institute]

WISC -- Wisconsin Integrally Synchronized Computer
NT=No Transcript

R=Restricted
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1967-1973, 1977

Series 2: Supplemental Documentation, 1922-1974

Series 3: Patents, 1940-1973

Series 4: John Vincent Atanasoff's Materials, 1927-1968

Series 5: Audio Tapes, 1967-1974, 1977

Series 6: Video Tapes, 1968-1972
Biographical / Historical:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer. The project collected taped oral interviews with individuals who figured prominently in developing or advancing the computer field and supplemental written documentation--working papers, reports, drawings, and photographs. The AFIPS provided the "seed" money to support the project and to aid the Smithsonian with its expenditures. Interviews were conducted by I.B. Cohen, A. Dettinger, Bonnie Kaplan, Elizabeth Luebbert, William Luebbert, Robina Mapstone, Richard Mertz, Uta Merzbach, and Henry Tropp. In some instances, the audio tapes and/or transcripts are not "formal" interviews, but rather moderated panel discussions/meetings, or lectures delivered by interviewees.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center contains several "computer" related collections:

American National Standards Institute, 1969-1979

Association for Computing Machinery Collection, 1958-1978 (Washington, D.C., Chapter)

N.W. Ayer Advertsing Agency Records, 1889-1972

Paul Armer Collection, 1949-1970

Robert G. Chamberlain Numerical Control Collection, 1954-1984

J. Childs Numerical Control Collection, 1952-1970

Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978

Computer World Smithsonian Awards Collection, 1989-2001

Data Processing Digest Collection, 1955-1974

Max Holland Machine Tool Industry Collection, c. 1941-1990

Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965

Information Age Exhibition Records, 1979-1990

Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project Records, 1950-1957

Instrument Society of America Collection, 1911-1969

Odex I Walking Robot Collection, 1973-1986

Jacob Rabinow Papers, 1910-1917; 1947-1990

Terry M. Sachs Collection, 1965-1969

Scientists and Inventors Portrait File, c. 1950-1980

Share Numerical Analysis Project Records, 1964-1970

SHARE Records, c. 1954-1984

Cliff Shaw papers, c. 1954-1985

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Records, 1956-1992

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, c. 1754-1965

Whirlwind I Computer Collection, 1945-1959

B.H. Worsley, 1946-1959

Within the National Museum of American History there are other related collections that may be found in the Division of Medicine and Science. These collections contain both artifacts and documents. Artifacts include: digital computing machines, automatic digital computers and electronic calculators, logic devices, card and tape processors, slide rules, integrators and integraphs, harmonic analyzers and synthesizers, differential analyzers, other analog computing devices, space measurement and representation, time measurement, and combination space and time measurement. Documentation includes the Electronic Computers History Collection and the Mathematical Devices History Collection. Photographs and video materials can also be found. The Smithsonian Institution Archives contains administrative documentation regarding the Computer History Project.
Provenance:
The Computer Oral History Collection was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 and was concluded in 1973. This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in approximately 1986 from the Division of Information, Technology & Society, formerly known as the Division of Electricity.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

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

Original audio tapes are stored offsite. Contact repository for details.
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:
Scientists  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Computers  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Oral history
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Computer Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0196
See more items in:
Computer Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0196
Online Media:

Gateways/Portales: Interview with Johnny Yataco

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Video recordings (MP4 Video (.MP4), born digital)
1 sound recording (MP3 Sound (.MP3), born digital)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Charlotte (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
United States
Date:
2016 November 04
Scope and Contents:
Johnny Yataco, Founder and President of Washington Hispanic, talked about his family and growing up in Lima, Peru; why he moved to Washington, D.C. and his first impression of Washington, D.C.; creating a network of people in Washington, D.C.; and his start in media selling newspapers for local newspaper 'El Latino.' Yataco explained the need in the Latino community for education and for another voice for the Hispanic community which led to the creation of 'Washington Hispanic,' an independent Spanish-language weekly newspaper in the D.C. metro area, in 1994. He talked about the challenges he faced and what he learned when he first started 'Washington Hispanic,' and how the newspaper evolved with advancements in technology and digital media. Yataco spoke about the growth and evolution of the Latino community in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas; the importance of local media; how and why media has changed throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area; and how he would like to see the Hispanic community more politically involved. He stated being a voice for the Hispanic community makes him happy; he enjoys photography, travel, and tennis; and he would love to start a shoe internet business for women. Clips of this interview were included in the 'Local Media' section of the exhibition.
Interview. Related to exhibition 'Gateways/Portales.' Dated 20161104.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Latin Americans -- United States  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gateways/Portales: Interview with Johnny Yataco, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gateways/Portales Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-102-ref68

Amerigo Vespucci

Artist:
Charles Willson Peale, 15 Apr 1741 - 22 Feb 1827  Search this
Sitter:
Amerigo Vespucci, Mar 1454 - 22 Feb 1512  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 58.4 x 48.3cm (23 x 19")
Frame: 65.1 x 55.9 x 3.2cm (25 5/8 x 22 x 1 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1816
Topic:
Amerigo Vespucci: Male  Search this
Amerigo Vespucci: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Amerigo Vespucci: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Amerigo Vespucci: Science and Technology\Navigator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2011.14
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm480e50a7c-cea1-4977-aeb6-431f48db15a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.14

John Singleton Mosby

Artist:
Edward Virginius Valentine, 1838 - 1930  Search this
Foundry:
Modern Art Foundry  Search this
Sitter:
John Singleton Mosby, 6 Dec 1833 - 30 May 1916  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
With Base: 73.7 x 50.8 x 26.7cm (29 x 20 x 10 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1972 cast after 1866 original
Topic:
John Singleton Mosby: Male  Search this
John Singleton Mosby: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Singleton Mosby: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Singleton Mosby: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
John Singleton Mosby: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Real Estate Agent  Search this
John Singleton Mosby: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.117
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 111
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4efb06b6b-e762-43a1-880d-516c58efcc40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.117
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Poster for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 24 in; 91.44 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
poster, summer olympics
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Related event:
Olympic Summer Games: Los Angeles, 1984  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (through Carol Daniels)
ID Number:
1985.0297.18.01
Accession number:
1985.0297
Catalog number:
1985.0297.18.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c8b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764567

Poster for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California

Artist:
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 24 in; 91.44 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
poster, summer olympics
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Related event:
Olympic Summer Games: Los Angeles, 1984  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (through Carol Daniels)
ID Number:
1985.0297.18.03
Accession number:
1985.0297
Catalog number:
1985.0297.18.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c3a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764569

Playbill for Nothing But The Truth

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, American, founded 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Esmeralda Bihl, South African  Search this
John Kani, South African, born 1943  Search this
Warona Seane, South African  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a903ec3a-1043-4751-aaef-f8ca3f6a8171
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.72
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The Routledge companion to digital humanities and art history edited by Kathryn Brown

Editor:
Brown, Kathryn (Kathryn J.)  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxv, 498 pages) illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2020
Topic:
Digital humanities  Search this
Art--Historiography--Data processing  Search this
ART / Digital & Video  Search this
ART / Study & Teaching  Search this
Call number:
AZ105 .R68 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145016

Reinventing the wheel : milk, microbes, and the fight for real cheese Bronwen Percival, Francis Percival

Author:
Percival, Bronwen  Search this
Percival, Francis 1978-  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2017
Topic:
Cheesemaking  Search this
Cheesemaking--Technological innovations  Search this
Dairy farming--Technological innovations  Search this
Cheese--Microbiology  Search this
Raw milk--Microbiology  Search this
Cheesemakers  Search this
Cheese industry  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--General  Search this
Call number:
SF271 .P47 2017 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145027

Women, warfare and representation : American servicewomen in the twentieth century Emerald M. Archer

Author:
Archer, Emerald M  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Women and war--History  Search this
Sex role--History  Search this
Military history  Search this
HISTORY--Military--Other  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Military Science  Search this
Armed Forces--Women  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Women and war  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
UB418.W65 A74 2017 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145029

Whistleblowers honesty in America from Washington to Trump Allison Stanger

Author:
Stanger, Allison  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (290 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Miscellanea
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Whistle blowing--History  Search this
Honesty  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--American Government--General  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Whistle blowing  Search this
Call number:
JK468.W54 S73 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145230

Building habitats on the Moon engineering approaches to lunar settlements Haym Benaroya

Author:
Benaroya, Haym 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic book
Electronic books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Lunar bases  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Engineering (General)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Building construction & materials  Search this
Solar system: the Sun & planets  Search this
Aerospace & aviation technology  Search this
Call number:
TL799.M6 B38 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145288

Mineral rites an archaeology of the fossil economy Bob Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Bob (Associate professor)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Energy consumption--Social aspects--History  Search this
Fossil fuels--Social aspects--History  Search this
Energy consumption--Social aspects  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / General  Search this
Call number:
HD9502.U52 J654 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145292

Black Software the Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter

Author:
McIlwain, Charlton D  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (309 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
21st century
Topic:
African Americans--Communication  Search this
African Americans and mass media  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
Internet--Political aspects--United States  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Racism  Search this
Call number:
P94.5.A37 M35 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
3-users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145296

The Rosewood massacre an archaeology and history of intersectional violence Edward González-Tennant ; foreword by Paul A. Shackel

Author:
González-Tennant, Edward  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Florida
Rosewood
United States
Rosewood (Fla.)
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Digital media  Search this
Information technology--Social aspects  Search this
Anthropology--Methodology  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Massacres--History  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Massacres  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F319.R67 G66 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145378

Dogs in the North Stories of Cooperation and Co-Domestication edited by Robert J. Losey, Robert P. Wishart, and Jan Peter Laurens Loovers

Editor:
Losey, Robert J  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
2018
Topic:
Dogs  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--Animal Husbandry  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
SF422.6.A68 D64 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145383

Changing the face of engineering the African American experience edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr

Editor:
Slaughter, John Brooks 1934-  Search this
Tao, Yu 1978-  Search this
Pearson, Willie 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic book
Electronic books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American engineers  Search this
Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African Americans--Education (Higher)  Search this
EDUCATION--Higher  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Black Studies (Global)  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--General  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Engineering (General)  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Reference  Search this
Engineering & Applied Sciences  Search this
Engineering - General  Search this
Call number:
TA157 .C474 2015 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145446

Caging borders and carceral states incarcerations, immigration detentions, and resistance edited by Robert T. Chase

Editor:
Chase, Robert T  Search this
Author:
Hernández, David 1967-  Search this
Hernandez, Kelly Lytle  Search this
Blue, Ethan  Search this
Diaz, George T. 1980-  Search this
LeFlouria, Talitha L  Search this
Holloway, Pippa  Search this
Miller, Vivien M. L  Search this
McCarty, Heather  Search this
Janssen, Volker (Historian)  Search this
Reiter, Keramet  Search this
Murch, Donna Jean  Search this
Berger, Dan 1981-  Search this
Miller, Douglas K. 1976-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Internet resources
Place:
Southern States
West (U.S.)
United States
West United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Imprisonment--History  Search this
Race discrimination--States--History  Search this
Detention of persons--History  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--African American Studies  Search this
Detention of persons  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Imprisonment  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HV9466 .C34 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145454

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