This accession consists of miscellaneous administrative records from the Office of the Secretary. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Gallery of Art (NGA), personnel matters, research corporations, and general Smithsonian Institution history.
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Peggy A. Loar, Director (1981-c. 1991) regarding Smithsonian traveling exhibitions sent on international tour. International tours of exhibitions were common in the 1980's and 1990's, the world economy changed making these tours more expensive. As a result, in recent years …
Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings
This accession consists of a continuation of materials from Accessions 05-007 and 05-075. Records include drawings for various components of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Chandra X-Ray Observatory (formerly the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility or AXAF). Materials include lists and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Exhibition and Facility Review Files
This accession consists of records documenting the review of Smithsonian Institution exhibition, facility, publication, and event plans for visitor and staff accessibility. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, drawings, background information and related materials.
Air & Space Magazine
This accession consists of a reference set of Air & Space magazine (April/May 1986 through June/July 2004), published bimonthly by Smithsonian Business Ventures.
This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
This accession consists of the website and blog of the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) as they existed on June 22, 2011. The website includes information about services provided by OEC as well as descriptions and images of highlighted projects and exhibitions. Some exhibition descriptions are accompanied by multidimensional photographic tours of …
This accession consists of the website for the Smithsonian Institution Science Commission as it existed on July 9, 2013. The commission was established on May 7, 2001 to set priorities for scientific research across the Smithsonian Institution. The final report was issued on January 7, 2003 after which the website was no longer updated. The website …
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These records document aspects of Smithsonian history, most notably the 1854-1855 debate over allocation of the Smithsonian's endowment income. The materials document the tenure of Joseph Henry.
These records consist primarily of exhibition files, 1952-1981, for shows no longer traveling. The exhibitions are developed and organized by SITES and produced by both the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibits Central and outside sources. Exhibition themes cover the fields of art, history, and science, as well as current events. Also included …
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