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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website for the National Museum of the American Indian online store as it existed on February 3, 2014, immediately prior to the website being discontinued. In addition to purchasing products, users could also make a donation or join a museum membership program. This accession may not include all product informati...

Creators:
Conant, Francis
Dates:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Size:
20 linear feet (20 linear feet (43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Creators:
American Abstract Artists
Dates:
1936-1983
Size:
1.6 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerabst
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Abstract Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1936 through 1983. The records document the founding of the organization in 1936, membership activities, general administration, and exhibitions via correspondence, member writings, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs.

Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1834-1983
Size:
11 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S07
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 7: Sports contains 1,254 pieces of sheet music and song folios. Most of the sheet music is either piano or piano/ vocal arrangements. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

Dates:
circa 1885-1981
Size:
3.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Materials in this record unit were donated to the Archives by Lucile Quarry Mann and the National Zoological Park between 1977 and 1988. During 1980 and 1981, Lucile Mann narrated the 16mm motion picture on audiotape with scripts by Pamela M. Henson, Oral Historian. In 1985, the motion picture was transferred to a 3/4" videotape and the t...

Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science
Dates:
2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-299
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website for the Smithsonian Institution Science Commission as it existed on July 9, 2013. The commission was established on May 7, 2001 to set priorities for scientific research across the Smithsonian Institution. The final report was issued on January 7, 2003 after which the website was no longer updated. T...

Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2012-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 14-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Twitter accounts maintained throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Twitter is a third-party site used for public micro-blogging by SI staff. In addition to general SI-wide accounts this accession includes accounts maintained by individual museums and administrative and programmatic units ...

Creators:
Smithsonian Congress of Scholars
Dates:
2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars website as it existed on July 10, 2013. The Congress of Scholars is an organization composed of representatives from all Smithsonian Institution museums and units that carry out scholarly research. Its goal is to enhance communications among scholarly staff across the Institution ...

Creators:
Foulke, Dr.
Dates:
1784
Size:
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0524
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a ticket from Doctor Foulke to George Washington for Foulke's pneumatics lecture and the first balloon exhibit in America. Framed with the ticket is a letter from Washington, regretting that he cannot attend the lecture.

Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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