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Creators:
Pullman Palace Car Co.
Pullman-Standard
Dates:
circa 1882-1955
Size:
128.5 Cubic feet (145 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1175
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of approximately 13,500 images (original photographs, copy prints, and film and glass plate negatives) for freight, passenger, private, and street and rapid transit cars manufactured by the Pullman Palace Car Company. The collection contains primarily early railroad Americana, including interior and exterior views of private and business cars as well as passenger and street cars. The collection is an important part of the historical record of the railroad car-building industry as well as the history of architecture and interior design.

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Creators:
Challinor, Joan R.
Challinor, David, 1920-2008
Dates:
1956-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.

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Creators:
Giacconi, Riccardo
Dates:
circa 1958-1992, 2008
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on ...

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Dates:
1919-1987
Level:
series
Size:
21.9 Linear Feet (Boxes 1-22)
Collection ID:
AAA.hitchenp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Files consist of Henry-Russell Hitchcock's personal and professional correspondence, as well as subject files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. Subject files are comprised mainly of correspondence and printed material, with a small number of photographs that mostly relate to exhibitions an...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
Museum Computer Network
Dates:
1967-1988
Size:
11.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7432
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Dates:
1989
Size:
files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9542
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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Folder 2 Miscellaneous - 5: Copy of the Congressional Record of 1903 regarding the sundry Civil Appropriations bill; clippings concerning Alexander Graham Bell's criticism of Langley's flying machine, 1903; excerpt from President Theodore Roosevelt's message concerning the National Museum, 1902; article in Science addressing the relationship between the national Museum and the SI ; copy of the Congressional Record in which a member refers to an ethnology book published by the SI, 1903; note with reference to a paper on the malarial mosquito, 1901; article about the derivation of girls' names; note with reference to J. Stoneapher, librarian of Lafayette college, 1903; note with reference to Charles Drybread, 1900; note from F. A. Lucas regarding Rhees' collection of names, undated; note with reference to C. O. Goodpasture, 1902; letter to the editor regarding the origin of a name mentioned in an article, 1902; note acknowledging return of articles by a Mr. Schuermann (no first name given), 1889; letter to the editor criticizing government publication of "Jefferson's Bible," 1902; Senate bill to provide for an official index of published documents, 1892; itinerary for Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, State Normal School Educational Tour, 1901; copy of the Congressional Record regarding appropriations for building the National Museum, 1903; unidentified list of "numbers missing from files," undated; letter from W. Hill (or Hall) requesting any information on the origin of the word "Baraboo" (see also Box 26, Folder 2); announcement of the meeting of the corporators of the National Military and Naval Asylum, 1865. Henry was a member; article by Langley describing important research conducted by the SI, some of which was criticized as impractical when it was first begun, 1904; Senate bill to incorporate the White Cross of America in D.C., 1899; articles on the recipients of the Nobel Prize, 1901; circular for the International Oriental Congress, 1905. Cyrus Adler, the librarian of the SI, was the U.S. representative on the organizing committee; article from a San Francisco newspaper about the new overland stage mail route in Southern California, undated; articles on pensions for the widows and children of men who fought in the Revolutionary War, 1897; list of books in the library of Count Castelnaus that were not named in the original catalogue of his collection, undated; draft of guidelines for selecting articles to be included in the appendix to the Smithsonian Annual Report of 1898; Annual Report of the Progress of Science, 1879-1886; clipping on the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1902; article which mentions an exhibit of Egyptian archaeology and other interesting works at the National Museum. Also included in the article is an announcement of a meeting of the state boards of health to discuss the danger threatened by the possible introduction of the bubonic plague in the U.S., 1903; letter to the editor of Science advocating that the SI be converted from a museum to an institute for research, 1906; directions for resetting the combination of a safe, undated; booklet of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, 1897; thank-you note to Rhees (sender unidentified) , 1899; circular describing lots and prices in Columbia Heights; includes photographs of the area, undated; House bill to establish a pantheon for illustrious women in D.C., 1900; clipping concerning citizens' claim to compensation for land taken for a street extension, 1901. Included are Smithsonian officers Charles Walcott and Richard Rathbun; clipping on the Annual Report of the White Cross University of Science, communicating the university's condemnation of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, undated; obituary notices of members of the Philosophical Society of Washington, including those of George Brown Goode, Emil Bessels, and William B. Taylor, 1891 and 1900
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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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Creators:
Stansbury, Jacqueline
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996
Dates:
1955 - 1995
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1350
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury.

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