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Collection ID:
Accession 00-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists in Mid-19th Century America; 12/1/1972 - 5/30/1973

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1972-1996
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records pertaining to In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (1995); Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (1995); Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (1994); Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (1995); and Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists ...

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Creators:
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1871-1968, 1972 and undated
Size:
23.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (43 document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit includes correspondence (1871-1968), minutes (1871-1965), records of investments and other fiscal records (1871-1968), publications (1871-1962), newspaper clippings, and photographs. Documentation is full before 1950, with some significant gaps. Most of the records deal with administration of the Society: nomination and elect...

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Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
circa 1888-1972
Size:
21.5 cu. ft. (43 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Academy include proceedings of the Joint Commission, minutes of general Academy and Board of Managers meetings, correspondence, membership applications, scrapbooks, photographs, and publications.

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Feshin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1881-1955
Dates:
1923-1984
Size:
22 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.feshniko
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Printed material and photographs.

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Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1902-1995, undated
Size:
18 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Series 12 primarily includes historical and background information about the family and studio, reference materials relating to the photography trade, and information pertaining to publications and exhibitions that used Scurlock photographs. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Dates:
1998
Size:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9613
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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