This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the …
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Watchworks and Clockworks
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Watchworks and Clockworks 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
Uriah A. Boyden Papers
Francis, Joseph Sidney
Papers of Uriah A. Boyden (1804-1879), a Boston civil and mechanical engineer and the inventor of the Boyden turbine. Materials include correspondence, notes, calculations, articles, notebooks, legal documents, financial documents, patents and patent assignments, design drawings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, business cards, and a print of a daguerreotype.
Exhibition Loan Records
This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for the Stars Gallery. Some records also document the dismantling of the Stars Gallery, policies and procedures for incoming loans, and the activities of committees dealing with loans and collections management. Materials include correspondence, worksheets, copies of condition reports, copies of artifact …
This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, the Silver Hill Facility, the Smithsonian …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by David H. DeVorkin, Curator, 1981- , documenting a variety of topics including educational and public programming related to exhibitions; collections management and loans; lecture series; and the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Particularly well-documented are educational aspects of the "Explore the Universe" exhibition; the return …
David H. DeVorkin Papers
This accession consists of an installment of the papers of David H. DeVorkin, Curator, Space History Division, National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Materials mostly concern the STARS gallery which went up at NASM in 1983.
Charles Francis Hall Collection
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871
Franklin, John, 1786-1847
Royal Geographic Society.
The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.
These records document the development of the Office's mandate. There is extensive correspondence with Smithsonian bureaus and administrators, American and foreign government bodies at all levels, various learned societies, foundations, and other private organizations. The records also include correspondence of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, chiefly …
These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Steam Engine and for Building the …