The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the...
The majority of materials are portrait sittings of individuals but there are also formal portraits of couples, families, groups, and organizations.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These materials consist of records created or maintained by Office of Protection Services (OPS) directors Robert B. Burke (1974-1991), G. Clifford Boocks (Acting, 1992), Charles A. Hines (1993-1994), Michael Sofield (Acting, 1995), and David F. Morrell (1996-2002). Materials include surveys and studies of OPS policies and practices, consulting...
This accession consists of records documenting the history of events, collections, and collections care at the National Air and Space Museum (known as the National Air Museum prior to 1966). Materials include written histories, aircraft lists, fact sheets, model specifications, pamphlets, and related materials.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Patrick H. Sears, Head Exhibits Designer, documenting the survey of the Freer Gallery of Art building and the concept development for portions of the Freer Gallery of Art building renovation. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, rejected type sketches, and clippings.
This accession consists of twelve YouTube accounts from across the Smithsonian Institution as they existed in January and February 2014. YouTube is a video-sharing service that many museums, research centers, and programmatic offices use for disseminating informational, educational, and promotional videos. Due to technical issues, this ac...
These records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials documenting Graf's work as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and the 1941 survey of Smithsonian collections. A small amount of material was created by Carl W. Mitman, Chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee.
Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.