The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
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Modern Inventors Documentation (MIND) Program

The Modern Inventors Documentation Program (MIND) ensures that the records of invention are preserved for the future. Learn more »

Documenting Invention
Information for archivists, museum professionals, and others seeking to understand and document the invention process.
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MIND Database
Search invention, technology, and science-related collections in archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums in the United States and Canada.
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An Inventor's Guide to the Preservation, Protection, and Donation of Personal Papers
An guide for inventors on preserving their legacy for future generations.
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Last Update: 29 Dec 2010

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