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National Museum Building Construction Records
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 Erected for the Departments …

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Curators' Annual Reports
Dates:
1881-1964
Size:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum …

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Ecology Program Records
Dates:
1965-1973
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of files documenting the operation of the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE), 1965-1970, and its successor, the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES), 1970-1973. The records were created primarily by administrators Buechner, 1965-1968; Wallen, 1969; and Jenkins, 1970-1973. They include organizational files, 1965-1973; administrative records, 1965-1973, including material concerning the …

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Records
Dates:
1972-1987
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 349
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records reflect the varied interests and activities of John R. Kinard as Director of the Anacostia Museum. The files consist primarily of official correspondence with museum professionals, community leaders and activists, officials of Washington, D. C., and Smithsonian management. Kinard's involvement with organizations such as the African American Museums …

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Correspondence
Dates:
1865-1879
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 32
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These secretarial records apparently were separated from the main series before the latter were bound.

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Correspondence
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to …

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Records
Dates:
1886-1928 and undated
Size:
22.74 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (40 document boxes) (3 tall document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include official records that document the history of the USNH while Joseph Nelson Rose was assistant botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture (1888-1896), assistant and associate curator, USNH, United States National Museum (1896-1911), and the Division of Plants, USNM (1917-1928); also personal and official papers documenting Rose's professional career …

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Minutes
Dates:
1846-1995
Size:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 1
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings …

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Records
Dates:
1849-1875, and related records from 1820
Size:
9.66 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (8 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 60
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Joseph Henry's first major project for the Smithsonian Institution was his plan to obtain weather reports from a countrywide network of voluntary observers; his plan is detailed in the 1848 annual report of the Institution. Voluminous reports, maps, tables, and charts were prepared and published on all phases of the work …

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Records
Dates:
1966-1975
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials documenting the following exhibitions: "Blacks in the Westward Movement;" "Buy Now Pay Later" (consumer problems exhibition); "Country Store;" "Drug;" "Sage of Anacostia;" and "The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction." In addition, there is John Kinard's correspondence; memoranda from William Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Services; budgetary …

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