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Creators:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
1910-2011
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Donald Baird (1926-2011), paleontologist, anthropologist, geologist, and seventeenth and eighteenth century firearms authority. He became a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1949 (Vice President, 1983-1984; President, 1984-1985; Honorary Life Member, 1991; J. T. Gregory Award, 1996). ...

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Creators:
Hatcher, John Bell, 1861-1904
Dates:
JAN 1898
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 008 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Hatcher, John Bell, 1861-1904
Dates:
JAN 1898
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 008 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Knight, J. Brookes (James Brookes), 1888-1960
Dates:
circa 1928-1955 and undated
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of general correspondence with his family and amateur and professional paleontologists; unpublished manuscripts on gastropods and a typescript by F. M. Wadley of the United States Department of Agriculture; and drawings and a map of geological formations in central Texas. Correspondence concerns family financial matte...

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Covers his education, career, the SVP, colleagues, and the field of vertebrate paleontology, c. 1930-1989, including: 1938 meeting of the section of vertebrate paleontology of the PS; relationships of graduate students to older generation of paleontologists; Whitmore's visit to William Berryman Scott at Princeton University in 1941; comparison of the fields of invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology; various approaches to vertebrate paleontology during the 1930s and 1940s; Whitmore's graduate study under Alfred Sherwood Romer at Harvard University, 1938-1942; reminiscences of other graduate students in paleontology during the 1930s and 1940s; marriage and family; relationship of the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other northeastern museums; role of field trips in fostering interaction among vertebrate paleontologists; Whitmore's field trip to Uinta Basin, Utah, during summer of 1940; 1938 meeting of the section of vertebrate paleontology of the PS to consider formation of the SVP; relationship of vertebrate paleontologists to the PS and GSA; contributions of Romer, George Gaylord Simpson and Glenn L. Jepsen to development of the SVP; establishment of the journal, Vertebrate Paleontology; comparison of SVP and GSA meetings; democratic structure of the SVP; roles of amateurs and professional in SVP; Whitmore's early involvement in SVP; effects of World War II on vertebrate paleontology and the SVP; postwar changes in the field of vertebrate paleontology, including modern schools of taxonomy; increased role of biology in paleontology; Whitmore's post-war career as Chief of the Military Geology Branch, USGS, and return to research for Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch, USGS, in 1959; importance of institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History to the field; and the importance of SVP in facilitating interaction among vertebrate paleontologists.
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9557
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Meiss, Millard, 1904-1975
Dates:
circa 1918-circa 1977
bulk 1950-1975
Size:
11.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.meismill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, writer, and educator Millard Meiss measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1918 to circa 1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 1975. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writing projects and lectures, and professional files that document his post World War II work as chairman of the American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, among other work.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
1934-1939, 1956-2017
Size:
26.99 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 blueprint storage box) (4 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curator emeritus Richard W. Thorington (1937-2017), who specialized in systematics, evolution, anatomy, and functional morphology in mammals, especially of primates and squirrels. The records primarily document Thorington's curatorial activities in the Division of Mammals at the National Museum of Natu...

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Videocassettes (Betamax)
20 CD-Rs
6 Electronic discs (DVD)
65.09 Linear feet
50 Floppy discs
147 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Geller, Margaret J., interviewee
Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
4 videotapes. 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9546
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014
Dates:
1945-1996
Size:
12 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.11
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

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