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Creators:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Dates:
1663-2004
Size:
6,500 Items (estimated)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.

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Creators:
Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc.
Zink, Philip G.
Zink, Scott
Dates:
circa 1920s-2001
Size:
15 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0777
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents trailer park life, particularly the Ryder Mobile Homes Park founded by Ralph Ryder in New Haven, Connecticut in 1930.

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Creators:
Borden Company
Dates:
1939
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1063
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923
Dates:
1804-1969
bulk 1840-1923
Size:
9.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.veddelih
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and illustrator Elihu Vedder measure approximately 9.2 linear feet and date from 1804-1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1840-1923. The collection documents Vedder's personal life and work. Best known for his illustrations of the 1884 edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Vedder's papers include correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, a limited number of drawings, books and printed material, legal and financial papers, and scattered personal and family papers.

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National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
2011-2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-249
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Digging the Fossil Record: Paleobiology at the Smithsonian" blog, maintained by the Department of Paleobiology, as it existed on August 15, 2017. The blog chronicles dinosaurs, fossil collections, field reports, research news, historical photographs, and more. It launched in April 2011. Materials are in electron...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-248
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website of the Department of Entomology as it existed on May 12, 2017. The website includes information about staff, collections, research, and the history of the department. Detailed collection information is not included in this accession. Materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
2016
Collection ID:
Accession 18-230
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Smithsonian GeoGallery" website, maintained by the Department of Mineral Sciences, as it existed on November 29, 2016. The website allows users to search or browse the National Museum of Natural History's collection of gems, minerals, meteorites, and rocks. This accession may not include all of the collection ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of "preview pages" for 9 mobile applications maintained by the Smithsonian Institution and made available for download via iTunes, Google Play, or a third-party developer's website. The pages include information about the applications, technical requirements, and customer reviews. The applications include supplements ...

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Creators:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dates:
2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-232
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the image gallery used by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to highlight submissions to the National Design Awards. The image gallery is hosted on the Behance platform and was crawled on August 14, 2017. Due to technical issues, the image gallery in this accession is not searchable and the images cann...

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Creators:
McClellan, Catharine
Guédon, Marie Françoise
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Emmons, George Thornton
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Dates:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Size:
2 map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-89
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.