Gerard K. O'Neill Collection
35.14 Linear feet
Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (1927-1992) was an experimental physicist, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, writer and novelist.
Henry Dreyfuss collection
This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.
Thomas Henry Tibbles papers
The Thomas Henry Tibbles papers include documents that span Tibbles career as a journalist and lecturer on Indian rights from the 1870s until his death in 1928. Of particular note are the documents related to his work on the Standing Bear vs. George Crook Habeas Corpus trial. This includes articles, essays and …
This accession consists of correspondence; drafts of Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's articles for the Smithsonian magazine, 1970-1984; drafts of speeches; Executive Assistant to the Secretary Dorothy Rosenberg's confidential files, arranged by subject; and travel records for trips made between 1980 and 1981.
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
The Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers measure 5.0 linear feet and 0.035 GB and date from 1910-2006, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1928-1977. Correspondence, writings, drawings, printed and digital material, miscellaneous items and photographs document Mecklem as an artist, muralist and art instructor and Appel as an artist, puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. A significant part of Appel's papers consists of drafts of two illustrated children's books. There is an unprocessed addition of 3.6 linear feet donated in 2019 relating to Marianne Greer Appel including biographical material, correspondence, writings, rare published and printed material, photographs, and preliminary works of art.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Books
This accession consists of miscellaneous publications, notes, drafts, maps and other related materials. Authors and correspondents include Spencer F. Baird, G. Brown Goode, Charles Rau, Theodore Gill, and Charles Greeley Abbot. Topics include Smithsonian history, museology, and scientific research. Provenance to this collection is unknown.
William Ian Brinkworth collection
637 Photographic prints (black and white.)
179 Transparencies (color ;, 35mm.)
8 Volumes (Books and magazines)
65 Manuscripts (document genre)
7 Sound recordings
William Ian Brinkworth's collection, dated from 1901 to 1991, includes an extensive number of black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, books, audio tapes, manuscripts, and research materials. The manuscripts include Brinkworth's book drafts, film treatments, correspondence, historical documents, legal documents, journals and magazines in which his work was published.
Oral History Program Files
This accession contains materials related to the Oral History and Videohistory programs conducted by the Institutional History Division with Pamela M. Henson, Director. Materials include transcripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, memorandums, background information, black and white photographs, articles and budget records. Some materials are in electronic format.
Roy S. Clarke Papers
Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator Emeritus, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), is an authority on meteorites. This accession consists of materials created and collected by Clarke documenting research on the Port Orford Meteorite. Materials include correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, and notes of Clarke; correspondence, drafts, notes …
K. K. Nygaard Papers
The collection includes drafts of chapters and sections (some hand written) of Nygaard's book Hemorrhagic Diseases.