The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.
This accession consists of the field books of Axel A. Olsson, an American malacologist and paleontologist. Many of these field books document his work in Central and South America. Materials dating after his death relate to the transfer of several field books. Materials also include research notes and photographs.
This accession consists of records documenting research in the Department of Paleobiology. Some materials were created by the United States Geological Survey. Materials include field notes, research notes, and maps.
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of videos marking the Quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. "Montserrat" (8:15), "Crow Fair" (6:56), and "Corn and Potato" (2:16) all accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "Seeds of Change" which opened in 1991. "M...
This accession documents Dan H. Nicolson's work on two major projects: the Hassan Flora Project and the Archbold-Bredin-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica. Papers include correspondence and memoranda, financial reports, grant documents, and administrative records.
This accession consists of black-and-white photographs taken by Charles D. Walcott, a geologist with the United States Geological Survey and the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The majority of the images are panoramas and are primarily of mountain ranges in British Columbia, Canada.
These records document the administrative activities of Peggy A. Loar, Director (1981-c. 1991) regarding Smithsonian traveling exhibitions sent on international tour. International tours of exhibitions were common in the 1980's and 1990's, the world economy changed making these tours more expensive. As a result, in recent years, international ...
This accession consists of field notebooks from his travels in Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, and Chile. The typewritten notebooks include journal entries, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, maps and checklists.
This accession consists of correspondence, notes, manuscripts and drawings created or used by Alexander Wetmore for various publications. Most materials relate to the birds of Panama; the Shenandoah National Park; Washington, D.C.; Haiti; and the Dominican Republic.
This accession consists of two logbooks. The United States National Museum Catalogue of Zoological Photographs documenting negative numbers, brief captions, and the photographers name. Most of the photographs logged into the catalogue were taken by Thomas William Smillie. The second logbook is a Requisition Record for inside services and ...