Museum of Innovation and Science

Museum of Innovation and Science

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308, United States
miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, is a dynamic destination which celebrates science, invention, and imagination. miSci explores the area's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive exhibits and a research archive. The miSci Archives contains manuscript collections, photographs, trade literature, and other materials relating to the history of General Electric and the impact of innovation in electricity and electronics on communication, food preparation, transportation, power generation, and medical imaging.

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Charles Stutt Papers, 1956 - 1968

A small collection of reports created by GE Engineer Charles (C.A.) Stutt, mostly related to his work in radio communications and radar.
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Man Made Diamond Collection, 1952 - 2005

An artificial collection of materials about GE Research Lab's work of man-made diamonds and related products. Contains mostly published materials such as press releases and articles, along with photographs, slides and clippings.
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John M. Anderson Papers, 1911 - 2006

The collection contains materials collected by John Anderson during his career at General Electric, as an engineer in the Research Laboratory and as a volunteer in the GE Hall of Electrical History and the Schenectady Museum Archives. The working papers found here largely consist of correspondence, which makes up the first series. There is also a series of articles and reports written by Dr. Anderson during his time in the Laboratory

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Elihu Thomson Papers, 1864 - 1950

The Elihu Thomson papers were owned by the Thomson Laboratory before being transferred to GE's Hall of History, which then merged with the Schenectady Museum in the late 90s. The original arrangement and description was performed by the Laboratory, and that order has been maintained through the collection's travels. As some point, probably at the Hall of History, the collection was placed in binder sleeves. The collection is described to the item level, divided up into small series.

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William Rocco Papers, 1953 - 2001

Document created and collected by William A. Rocco (1948-2001), primarily related to his work on synthetic diamonds. Also contains materials about his work on fuel cells and microscopes.
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Willard Grubb Papers, 1951 - 1986, bulk 1964 - 1986

The papers of Willard Thomas Grubb, a research chemist at General Electric. Contains a mix of working papers, articles and reports mostly focused on Grubb's work with fuel cells.
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Roland Schmitt Papers, 1949 - 2003

Materials created and collected by Roland Schmitt during his time as the head of the General Electric Research Laboratory and as the president of Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mainly consists of article and speeches
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Edward Smith Papers, 1928 - 1961

The Edward Smith papers include materials collected the the General Electric Engineer during the 45 years at the Research Laboratory. This include documents on his work with thyratron tubes and his lab notebooks from the 1930s.
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Charles Thomas Papers, 1947 - 2007

The Charles Thomas Papers contain documents collected by Charles Thomas in his research on General Electric history for the Hall of History and miSci.
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Williem Westendorp Papers, 1930 - 1971

A collection of article reprints and reports created by General Electric Engineer William F. Westendorp.
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