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Correspondence and Memoranda
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1884-1939
Size:
1.16 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (8 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of copies of telegrams, official reports, memoranda, and correspondence between administrators of the United States National Museum, other divisions of the Smithsonian Institution, and government officials and other persons outside the Smithsonian. People represented in the records include G. Brown Goode, Richard Rathbun, William de Chastignier Ravenel …

James Smithson Bicentennial Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
7.72 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

In 1965 the Smithsonian observed the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founding benefactor, James Smithson. These records document planning for that event.

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Research Award Proposals, Awards, and Contracts
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science
Dates:
1965-1971
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These files include the record copy of proposals for research awards for the fiscal years 1967 and 1968. Included are both new proposals and those proposals from previous fiscal years for which continued support was sought. The FY 1967 proposals and progress reports were generally made to Harry Hyman, Smithsonian Research Award Administrator …

Special Projects Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1953-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of special projects in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), as well as throughout the Smithsonian, focus on several major activities, including the Computer History Project in cooperation with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's birth, acquisition of …

Departmental Records
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
circa 1965-1989, with related records from 1945
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 423
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of correspondence and administrative records created by Chairmen of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, circa 1965-1989. The records document the research, exhibition, and outreach functions of the department. Also included are various record books created by the Division of Marine Invertebrates and the Department of Invertebrate …

Curatorial Records
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1963-1991
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 469
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative and research files of a number of curators from the Department of Painting and Sculpture. Included are correspondence and memoranda with HMSG staff, artists, galleries, and other museums; loan agreements, checklists, scripts, and installation plans for HMSG exhibitions; biographical information on, and …

Charles K. Wead Papers
Creators:
Wead, Charles K., 1848-1925
Dates:
circa 1893-1913
Size:
1 folder.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7159
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of Wead correspondence concerning personal matters and Philosophical Society of Washington affairs, particularly the memorial meeting for Simon Newcomb in 1909. Also included are two letters from Simon Newcomb to John A. Kasson, one concerning a committee of Congress to investigate the possibility of establishing the metric system …

David Griffiths Collection
Creators:
Griffiths, David, 1867-1935
Dates:
circa 1900-1920
Size:
42.82 cu. ft. (43 document boxes) (32 12x17 boxes) (21 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7370
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Professional Activity Files
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1989-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and official travel of the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Biodiversity Program, Don E. Wilson, 1990-2000. The bulk of the material relates to Wilson's participation in meetings regarding bat research. Records created prior to 1990 were created and transferred by Wilson upon his …

Website Records
Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
2009-2012
Collection ID:
Accession 12-625
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites and a blog maintained by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) as they existed in March 2012. The main NMAI website, crawled in two parts on March 19 and 21, 2012, includes visitor and programmatic information; exhibition information and online exhibitions; resources for museum professionals; educational …

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