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Accession 11-046,  National Museum of American History, Division of Medical Sciences,  Videohistory Records, 1969-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History, Division of Medical Sciences
Title: Videohistory Records
Dates: 1969-2000
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 11-046
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ramunas Kondratas, Curator, Division of Medical Sciences, in his work researching and conducting interviews for the Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The videohistories produced by Kondratas covered such topics as DNA sequencing; Acuson ultrasound machines; fluorescence activated cell sorting instrumentation; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; diagnostic imaging technology; and the project to sequence the smallpox virus genome. Also included is an interview with Vsevold Kuravcev, regarding his work in nuclear magnetic resonance. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; research notes; biography files; proposals; transcripts; audio and video recordings; images; brochures; posters; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ray Kondratas, Curator, Division of Medical Sciences, in his work researching and conducting interviews for the Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The videohistories produced by Kondratas covered such topics as DNA sequencing; Acuson ultrasound machines; fluorescence activated cell sorting instrumentation; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; diagnostic imaging technology; and the project to sequence the smallpox virus genome. Also included is an interview with Vsevold Kuravcev, regarding his work in nuclear magnetic resonance. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; research notes; biography files; proposals; transcripts; audio and video recordings; images; brochures; posters; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-046, National Museum of American History, Division of Medical Sciences, Videohistory Records

Container List

Box 1

DNA Sequencing (See Record Unit 9549 for videohistory)

Leroy Hood, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 4

Applied Biosystems, Foster City, California, 1988-1990

Box 1 of 4

Human Genome exhibition - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1991

Box 1 of 4

James Smithsonian Society grant proposal - DNA Sequencing, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Genetic engineering essay for Technology and Culture - Ray Kondratas, 1987

Box 1 of 4

"Splice of Life: Genetic Engineering" - Science Museums of Charlotte

Box 1 of 4

American Chemical Society - DNA workshop

Box 1 of 4

DNA sequanator/sequencer, 1983, 1988-1993

Box 1 of 4

DNA fingerprinting photographs, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Genetic engineering notebook, 1986

Box 1 of 4

Research notebook, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 4

Research notes, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Acuson Ultrasound Machines (See Record Unit 9593 for videohistory)

Acuson - Correspondence, company information, meeting agenda, notes, and other related materials, 1995-2000

Box 1 of 4

Acuson - Interview preparation materials, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Acuson - Ultrasound machine data and resolution examples, 1993

Box 1 of 4

Acuson - Donation of ultrasound machines to NMAH, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Acuson - Photographs - Donation of ultrasound machines, 1997 (Photographer - Jeff Tinsley, negative numbers 97-4649, 97-4650, and 97-4651)

Box 1 of 4

Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting Instrumentation (See Record unit 9554 for videohistory)

Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems (BDIS) - Correspondence, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 4

BDIS - Background information, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Boris Rotman, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 4

Bruce Bach, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Martin A. Van Dilla, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Mack J. Fulwyler, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 4

Elliott Levinthal, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Louis A. Kamentsky, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Leonard Herzenberg, 1987-1991

Box 1 of 4

National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application - "Automated Cell Sorting: Clinical and Biological Uses" - Leonard Herzenbrg, 1969

Box 1 of 4

Inventing the Cell Sorter: A Video Documentary Produced for the Sixtieth Birthday Celebration for Dr. Leonard Herzenberg in Japan, April 20, 1992; 1989-1992

Box 1 of 4

Cell sorter history, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) history, 1988, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Laboratory notebook - Richard G. Sweet, February 16, 1971 to April 1, 1972 (copy)

Box 1 of 4

Laboratory notebook - Richard G. Sweet, April 12, 1972 to January 6, 1978 (copy)

Box 1 of 4

Laboratory notebook - "The Diary of Whizzer Experiment Book," February 4, 1975 to March 31, 1976 (copy)

Box 1 of 4

Laboratory notebook - Richard T. Stovel, January 9, 1975 to August 23, 1976 (copy)

Box 1 of 4

Laboratory notebook - Richard T. Stovel, July 5, 1977 to November 20, 1978 (copy)

Box 1 of 4

Coulter counter cell analyzer - Information and communication with Wallace H. Coulter, 1984

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence, 1992-1995

Box 1 of 4

Photographs, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Production notes, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 4

Research notes, 1991

Box 1 of 4

Research articles, 1988-1994 (Folder 1 of 3)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Research articles, 1988-1994 (Folders 2-3 of 3)

Box 2 of 4

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technique (See Record Unit 9577 for videohistory)

Kary Mullis, 1989, 1993, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Photographs from Alameda, California trip; May 14-15, 1992

Box 2 of 4

PCR - Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Norwalk, Connecticut - Videotape field log, 1993

Box 2 of 4

Perkin-Elmer - Background information, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 4

Perkin-Elmer Corporation - Articles, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 4

Cetus - PCR technology, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 4

Cetus - Background information, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

"What is PCR?: Norms and Forms of the Biotechnological Environment" - Paul Rainbow white Thomas White - Preliminary draft, 1993

Box 2 of 4

Reflections on Fieldwork in Alameda - Paul Rainbow

Box 2 of 4

Unstated Assumptions About Publications from Industrial Laboratories - Thomas White

Box 2 of 4

David Gelfand, May 1992

Box 2 of 4

Producer/Director report - PCR videohistory project at Roche Molecular Systems, Alameda, California, September 1992

Box 2 of 4

PCR history, 1995

Box 2 of 4

PCR interview notes, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 4

Norman Arnheim, 1990

Box 2 of 4

Resumes

Box 2 of 4

Research file, 1987-1992

Box 2 of 4

DuPont vs. Cetus - Volumes 1-24, 1991 (Folders 1-5 of 22)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

DuPont vs. Cetus - Volumes 1-24, 1991 (Folders 6-22 of 22)

Box 3 of 4

Medical Imaging Technology (See Record Unit 9544 for related videohistories)

Nuclear magnetic resonance - Vsevold Kuravcev, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Transcript - Oral history interview with Vsevold Kuravcev, August 17, 1989 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Transcript - Oral history interview with Vsevold Kuravcev, September 7, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Release form - Vsevold Kuravcev, September 7, 1989

Box 3 of 4

Vsevold Kuravcev interview recording - Tapes 1-2, August 17, 1989 (6 audiocassettes)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Vsevold Kuravcev interview recording - Tapes 1-2, September 7, 1989 (6 audiocassettes)

Box 4 of 4

Vsevold Kuravcev interview recording - September 7, 1989 (VHS)

Box 4 of 4

Nuclear magnetic resonance - Joseph Battocletti, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Medical Imaging Technology videohistory proposal, 1988

Box 4 of 4

Research file, 1992

Box 4 of 4

Smallpox Virus Genome Sequencing (See Record Unit 9564 for videohistory)

Brian Mahy - Background information

Box 4 of 4

Production notes, 1991

Box 4 of 4

Photographs, 1991

Box 4 of 4

Research notes, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 4

Research file, 1991-1994

Box 4 of 4

Videohistory Project - General Files

Videohistory costs, 1997

Box 4 of 4

Picker Archive and Museum Project, 1991

Box 4 of 4

Videohistory of Positron emission tomography (PET) proposal, 1995

Box 4 of 4

Human Genome Initiative videohistory project, 1990

Box 4 of 4

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Perkin-Elmer poster, order no. 91-267; Perkin-Elmer poster, order no. 92-282; GeneAmp Polymerase Chain Reaction - Cetus; GeneAmp Polymerase Chain Reaction for Detection of AIDS - Cetus

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