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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology
Dates:
1955-2013
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-300
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Ian G. Macintyre, Curator Emeritus, who specializes in carbonate sedimentology with a multidisciplinary interest in post-glacial history of coral reefs, submarine lithification, skeletal mineralogy of reef organisms, bioerosion, and Holocene sea-level history in the western Atlantic and eastern ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology
Dates:
1966-1968
Size:
1.02 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-241
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Ian G. Macintyre, Curator Emeritus, who specializes in carbonate sedimentology with a multidisciplinary interest in post-glacial history of coral reefs, submarine lithification, skeletal mineralogy of reef organisms, bioerosion, and Holocene sea-level history in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific...

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Digitized Content Focuses on the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO); development of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope with the University of Arizona with disks from the U.S. Air Force; innovative design elements; National Science Foundation limits on funding; dynamics of a multi-institutional project; chess games on mainframe computer; development of the Center for Short-Lived Phenomena; Prairie Network of the Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project had limited successes; surplus property crisis when staff member mistakenly traded for other equipment; the subsequent internal audit system later allowed SI to own ships for coral reef research; challenges of managing a complex science organization; Secretary Ripley's approach to Congressional hearings; transition from Fred L. Whipple to George B. Field as SAO director; Field's management style; relationships with Harvard University over the Center for Astrophysics; appointment of Irwin Shapiro, of MIT, as director in 1983; important role of assistant directors Carlton Tillinghast and John G. Gregory; role of Robert A. Brooks as Undersecretary, followed by Michael Collins and Phillip S. Hughes; Brooks' relationship with Regent James E. Webb, chair of the Executive Committee; Chief Justice Warren Burger and his relationship to S. Dillon Ripley and the Smithsonian; Challinor's image of the "barons and bishops" - Assistant Secretaries and central administrators, and their roles at the Smithsonian; SAO "Mafia" of great Italian astrophysicists, including Guiseppe Colombo, Riccardo Giaconni, Luigi Jacchia and others; role of Board of Regents in securing funding; and increasingly important role of computers in Smithsonian research, 1970s-1990s.
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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9599
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Dates:
1975-1976
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 28,500 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record shot on the outer coral atolls of Ifalik and Woleai, Yap District, Western Caroline Islands. Footage documents subsistence activities as practiced by mens' and womens' work groups (organized around fishing versus taro cultivation and harvest activities respectively), socialization and child care activities, and life cycle events. T...

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Dates:
1907-1978
Size:
79.56 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (121 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (60 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 film boxes) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career, 1907-1977. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal life. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning Schmitt's carcinological research, his curatorial and administrative careers at the United States Nat...

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Creators:
Moynihan, M.
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist primarily of field notes, and include correspondence, photographs, sonograms and spectograms, and a small number of audio tapes. Many of the materials in this collection are available online. View Digitized Materials.

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