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Creators:
United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant
Dates:
1902-1909, 1917-1919, 1928-1929
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 80
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 79, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erected ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1890, 1901-1916, 1923
Size:
6.1 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 79
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 80, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erec...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1903-1925
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and related materials dealing with the function and administration of the Office of the Secretary during the tenures of Samuel P. Langley and Charles Doolittle Walcott. Correspondents include Alexander Graham Bell, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Library of ...

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Dates:
1867-1940
Size:
13.1 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 70
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The exposition records of this collection provide an account of the Smithsonian's involvement in twenty-two domestic and foreign expositions between 1876 and 1908. The depth of coverage in the records is uneven, but they still convey a wealth of information about Smithsonian participation in expositions, chiefly during the last quarter of...

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Creators:
American Petroleum Institute.
Dates:
1860s-1980s
bulk 1955-1990
Size:
45 Cubic feet (122 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0711
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes historic photographs, slides and films on subjects relating to all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, refineries, tankers, pipelines, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, deepwater ports, and watercraft It also documents numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry, such as propane, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (869 boxes and 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907
Dates:
circa 1878-1907
Size:
25.72 cu. ft. (50 document boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The William J. Rhees Collection consists of the remains of his Manuscript and Newspaper Scrap portfolio files. The dates of the material indicate that Rhees was collecting these papers from the beginning of his tenure at the Smithsonian, but the files were not organized until 1891 when he was appointed keeper of the Archives. The collection ...

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Creators:
Olmsted Brothers
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Harvard University
American Society of Landscape Architects
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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