This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution’s activities with the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concerning the preservation of endangered historical and cultural ruins such as Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan), Carthage (Libya), and the Abu Nidal Egyptian temples (Philae Project, Nubian Campaign); the study of …
Covers his youth, education, and first museum position at the Illinois State Museum, c. 1909-1940, including: his youth, living in the Carthage Jail Museum; early interests in museums, natural history, and taxidermy; volunteer work at the Carthage College Museum with Earl Lambert and Alice Lovina Kibbe; visits to the Field Museum of Natural History; undergraduate education at Carthage College and the University of Iowa at Iowa City, c. 1929-1932; employment in 1933 as a zoologist at the ISM under the direction of Arthur Sterry Coggeshall; reminiscences of Coggeshall's life as a dinosaur hunter and paleontological preparator; exhibit work at the ISM and Illinois State Fairground; production of The Illinois State Museum, Guide to Exhibits in 1937; his role as acting chief of the ISM after Coggeshall's departure in 1937 for the Santa Barbara Museum; Rockefeller Foundation internship at the Buffalo Museum of Science in 1937-1938 and summer at the Allegany School of Natural History; reorientation of the ISM to anthropology by its new director, Thorne Deuel, after 1938; relationship of the ISM to the Illinois Natural History Survey in Urbana; reminiscences of the Marchand family of museum preparators.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
A. Gilbert Wright Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
Matt Mullican papers
The papers of New York City and Berlin, Germany based multi-media and conceptual artist Matt Mullican measure 27.8 linear feet and date from circa 1968-2017. The collection consists of biographical material, including a few interview transcripts; correspondence; over 100 notebooks; gallery and exhibition files; project and commission files; personal business records; printed material; and photographs. The notebooks document nearly five decades of Mullican's work process and illustrate his material and conceptual explorations. Large sequences of gallery and exhibition files, as well as project and commission files comprise the remaining bulk of the collection, providing detailed documentation of his professional career, particularly from the 1980s-2000s.
This accession consists of correspondence with domestic and foreign universities concerning the SELGEM computer system. The Office of Computing Services (OCS) files were maintained by S. A. Kovy, Director of OCS, and consist of correspondence, printouts, reading files, and reports.
These files include grant proposals and awards, project status reports and official correspondence. Arrangement is alphabetic by name of the principal investigator. See also Record Unit 91.
Edward Higbee films
Films created and collected by Edward Higbee. Films were donated in three groups: Edited film "Capetown to Cairo" and outtakes shot and edited by Edward Higbee in 1929. Films shot by E. C. Higbee c. 1925 and 1926 in Bermuda and the British West Indies; Kodak Cinegraph titled HAITI, JAMAICA, NASSAU, AND CURACAO …
This record unit documents the work of the assistant secretary for Museum Programs. The office directed the operations of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Office of Exhibits Central, Office of the Registrar, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and the Institution's functions under the National Museum Act of …
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dentistry
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Dentistry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana