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Creators:
Langley, Samuel P, 1834-1906
Dates:
1867-1906
Size:
12.88 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Apparently, many of Langley's papers were accidentally burned after his death. Langley papers in the Smithsonian are housed in the Smithsonian Archives and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Allegheny Observatory holds papers from Langley's ye...

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Dates:
circa 1890-1906
Size:
5 Negatives (glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26E
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portraits of Samuel Pierpont Langley, probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.

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Dates:
1905-2001
Size:
0.79 Cubic Feet (2 containers)
Collection ID:
NASM,2018.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
1923-1954
Size:
2.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 85
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and ...

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Creators:
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 Cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes information about Samuel P. Langley and his colleagues, as well as documentation of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and his assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts regarding Langley's aircraft, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the Aerodromes, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight and the Langley "Waste Books."

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1966-1980
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-151
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Creators:
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973
Dates:
1889-1973
Size:
117.2 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (205 document boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (2 3x5 boxes) (1 tall document box) (2 18x24 boxes) (3 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist mainly of records of the Astrophysical Observatory (also abbreviated APO) under the Directorship of Samuel P. Langley, Charles G. Abbot, and Loyal B. Aldrich.

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Creators:
Bé, Allan W. H., 1921-
Dates:
circa 1953-1969
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Allan W. H. Bé, marine invertebrate zoologist. Bé spent much of his career at the Lamont Geological Observatory at Columbia University studying plankton. Materials include field notes from various cruises, equipment logs, and data compilations.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
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 be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1899-1958
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 565
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, estimates, and drawings concerning various aspects of the Smithsonian physical plant, with emphasis on early electrical, heating, and ventilating systems in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian As...

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