This accession consists of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) search committee records documenting the search for the director and associate director positions. Topics covered include announcements, interview questions, meeting agendas, exhibit needs, and organization analysis. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, reports, lists, and related materials.
William F. Foshag Papers
This accession consists of manuscripts and published materials on mineralogical studies in modern Mexico, gems, clay, and geology in general created and collected by William F. Foshag. Also included are maps.
This accession consists of the files of Edward K. Thompson, former editor of Smithsonian magazine (1970-1980). Materials include correspondence and memoranda, and pertain to the inception of the magazine, and its advertising, staffing, editorial, and publication policies and activities.
Correspondence consists of outgoing letterpress copies to the Commission, mostly for the years 1896-1907, chiefly concerning appointments, promotions, and regulations. There is some intra-Smithsonian correspondence concerning Civil Service appointments and annual reports to the Commission, 1896-1902.
Frederick William True Papers
This record unit contains correspondence of Frederick William True with zoologists, naturalists, museum officials, Smithsonian administrators, and friends concerning specimens, publication of manuscripts, exhibitions, his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, and USNM affairs. Also included are files concerning the preparation of exhibits, material related to True's studies of fossil …
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Ralph Rinzler Oral History Interview
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
War Effort Records
This accession consists of records documenting relations with other government agencies connected to the war effort. Materials include correspondence and English translations of Japanese documents done by museum staff. Translations are primarily of hydrographic and geographic informational materials. Correspondents and translators include John Ellerton Lodge, Archibald Gibson Wenley, William Reynold …
Space Requirements Planning Committee Records
This accession consists of records documenting the ad hoc Space Requirements Planning Committee in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), primarily created by Division of Physical Anthropology Curator T.D. (Thomas Dale) Stewart. Stewart was Chairman of the Space Requirements Planning Committee when two additional wings were added to NMNH …
Associate Director's Research Files
This accession consists of records that were created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer, Associate Director, documenting his professional activities, commissions, and research interests. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, reports, data, internal and external examinations, permits, notices, publications, and clippings.