Archive Special Collections - GG Archives
Archives Special Collections collects, preserves, and provides access to historical and other ephemeral primary source materials, including rare, one-of-a-kind documents, books, and ephemera.
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)
He has held that the best way for a man to promote his own interests was to be a wise, large, faithful public servant, and he maintained to his friends that he had always had that in view, and that he was not governed by selfish motives in what he did.
Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)
Edward Jenner was an English country doctor who pioneered vaccination. Jenner's discovery in 1796 that inoculation with cowpox gave immunity to smallpox was an enormous medical breakthrough and has saved countless lives.
Photograph of the apparatus which Senator Marconi used to demonstrate to the radio and electrical engineers his new discovery by means of which it is possible to send radio waves in any desired direction on short wave lengths.
Thomas A. Edison
In building his laboratory the inventor remembered to provide in many ways for the comfort and pleasure of the men whom he employed.
Top Scientists and Their Discoveries
Biographies on the important scientists of the 1800s and their most important discoveries. Written by Henry Smith Williams, M.D. this article is a good introduction for students interested in Science and History.
Motion Pictures Industry - 1920s
This series presents a history and discusses the birth of films and the motion picture industry. Profusely illustrated and educational.
Film Production On Board Steamships
One of the late developments in transatlantic passenger traffic is the extensive use made of great liners for the production of movie films. Of course, only large film companies can afford to send their leading men and women on board liners the day of sailing.
A Picture that Stirred a Nation
When this picture was exhibited in a Cleveland photographer's window, many people stopped to look at it, and its fame spread far and wide through reproductions.
The Rocker Cure for Nerves
THE American rocking chair, out of fashion and favor in the last generation, may be restored to its old place of honor in the home by the recent declaration of an eminent French medical man that rocking quiets the nerves.
Meditation by A. Kimball - 1911
Meditation by A. Kimball, Sheet Music for Piano, was a popular piano piece written in 1908 and published by Will Wood of New York in 1911.
Au Revoir, but Not Good Bye, (Soldier Boy) By Albert von Tilzer - 1917
It was performed by The Peerless Quartet. Based on estimates of sales, the song reached #8 on the top 100 US songs of the time from the Quartet's debut of the piece on April 27, 1918.
Nightingale Song by Al Jolson - 1920
Nightingale Song - Al Jolson's Song Hit. Cover art by Frederick Manning of a Very Beautiful Woman makes this sheet music popular for framing.
April Showers by Al Jolson - 1921
April Showers, Sheet Music for Piano from the 1921 Musical "Bombo" performed by Al Jolson, Composed by Louis Silvers, Lyrics by B. G. DeSylva.
Who Cares? Al Jolson's Sensational Hit - 1922
Who Cares?, Sheet Music for Piano from the 1921 Musical "Bombo" performed by Al Jolson, Composed by Milton Ager, Lyrics by Jack Yellen. Bombo was a Stage Play on Broadway from 1921-1922.
Twenty-Four Hours A Day - 1934 Sweet Surrender Musical
Song From the 1935 Musical Sweet Surrender: I'm So Happy I Could Cry. The Song Was Not a Box Office Success. Music by Dana Suesse, Lyrics by Edward Heyman.
The Story of Soundex
Originally developed by Margaret K. Odell and Robert C. Russel at the U.S. Bureau of Archives to simplify census taking in the early 1900s, the Soundex algorithm isn't perfect but works quite well to overcome the problem of alternative spellings of Names.
SOUNDEX Code Generator
The SOUNDEX Code Generator will supply you with the SOUNDEX Code that will allow you to search various databases avoiding problems with variant spellings on names.