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Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection - Service of Rear Admiral Albert Cushing Read, Retired

Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.

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Admission Tickets to the Institute on Race Relations Party

Issues with race and racial equity have a long history in the United States (US) and so do interracial organizations forming to combat discriminatory practices and demand social justice for all Americans. The story of the Institute on Race Relations, founded by Tomlinson D. Todd (1910 – 1987), is an example of a substantive but understudied history of collaborative anti-racist activism in the District of Columbia. The organization’s aim was to combat segregation and discrimination in the Nation’s Capital through activism and the “Americans All” radio program. Help us transcribe these records, and discover how this interracial organization addressed segregation and worked to end discriminatory practices in Washington, DC.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Elizabeth Drews

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on May 10, 1958, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Elizabeth Drews, associate professor of education at Michigan State University. Their discussion centers around the observations Dr. Drews has made about a group of gifted children she has been following for the last four years. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Genevieve Stearns

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on April 6, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Genevieve Stearns, research professor of the School of Medicine at the State University of Iowa. The topic of their discussion is childhood nutrition and the part that protein plays in the proper growth and development of children. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with George W. Bailey

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on July 19, 1952, Watson Davis interviews George W. Bailey, executive secretary of the Institute of Radio Engineers. Their conversation centers around the future of electronics and technology, including a discussion of electronic computers and memory tubes. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Hart E. Van Riper

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on January 12, 1952, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Their conversation focuses on current work being done to find a vaccine for polio and the difficulties that have prevented a vaccine thus far. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Leone N. Claman

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on June 22, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Leone N. Claman, attending physician in charge of allergy at the New York Infirmary. Their conversation centers around allergies, including what causes allergic reaction and how to treat them. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Melville H. Manson

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on June 1, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Melville H. Manson, scientific director of the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America. Their conversation centers around muscular dystrophy, including what it is, what causes it, and current efforts to fund research around treatments. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Robert R. Williams

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on April 27, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Robert R. Williams, chemist and synthesizer of vitamin B1, or thiamine. The topic of their discussion is the critical role vitamins play in proper nutrition and the ways in which vitamin deficiency, particularly thiamine, has been reduced in the United States. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Thomas M. Rivers

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on January 25, 1958, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Thomas M. Rivers, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Much of their conversation centers around the rollout of the polio vaccine. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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