Records, 1830-1975 (bulk 1920-1955).
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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...
Weston was president of the Board of World's Fair Mangagers for the State of Michigan. From the description of Books concerning the World's Columbian Exposition belonging to I. M. Weston. [n.d.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79152856 The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was organized in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America. The fairgrounds, open from May 1, 1893 until October 30...
Remington Rand Inc., was incorporated in Delaware on January 25, 1927, as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Inc. It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation on June 30, 1955. Remington Rand operations were continued as the Remington Rand Division. E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, N.Y., began as a manufacturer of sewing machines in 1873. In 1876 the company purchased the rights to manufacuture and sell ...
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 marked the 100th anniversary of American freedom. The celebration took place in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10 and attracted over eight million visitors. The exhibition spread across 450 acres of ground in Fairmont Park and consisted of over 200 buildings. Planning for the event began in 1870, and in 1871, Congress established the United States Centennial Commission to plan and run the exhibition. The following year saw the incorporation of the Centenni...
The Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company was founded by George C. Blickensderfer (1850-1917) in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1889 to manufacture portable typewriters. From the guide to the Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company Typewriter., 1906, (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center .) ...
"Negro Week" was a program on the contributions of blacks to American culture held at the New York World's Fair in July 1940, and consisted of festivals, exhibitions, song and dance recitals, choral and symphonic music, concerts, religious services, guest speakers, and a children's program. From the description of New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580393 From the guide to the New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940, (The...
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1792; received a good education; was for some time an engineer in Erie, New York; came to Michigan, 1822; member of territorial council, 1826-27; settled in Washtenaw County, 1824; engaged in mill-building and local surveying, 1824-33; County surveyor, Macomb Co., 1831-34; Postmaster of Mt. Vernon for 24 years; invented solar compass; surveyed Upper Peninsula 1840-27; discovered 20 beds of iron ore, 1844-46; representative from Macomb County, 1853-1843;...
Burroughs Sales Division was expected to keep detailed ledgers and notes about their business deals and business prospects. From the guide to the Burroughs Corporation records. Sales records, 1914-1922, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]) The Burroughs Adding Machine Company sent regular "To The Field Force" letters to their salesmen and sales/service managers in the field to notify them of new company decisions, procedures and other various...
The Honeywell-Sperry Rand suit grew out of the ENIAC patent which covered basic patents relating to the design of electronic digital computers. Sperry Rand was the defendant in the case. From the description of Honeywell v. Sperry litigation records, 1947-1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63306806 Computer hardware and software manufacturer. From the description of Sperry Rand Corporation Univac Division employee rosters, 1946- 197...