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Creators:
Smithsonian Libraries
Dates:
1998-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-319
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the online exhibition "Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution" as it existed on August 12, 2015. It was adapted from an exhibition of the same name that appeared from July 1996 to January 1997 in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (now the Smithsonian Libraries) exhibition gallery in the National Mus...

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Creators:
Smithson, James, 1765-1829
Dates:
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Size:
5.37 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7000
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence among individuals ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Institutional History Division
Dates:
1973-2000
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of the Institutional History Division with Pamela Henson as Director. Information pertains to the Smithsonian Institution Sesquicentennial and the America's Smithsonian exhibition, From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution exhibition, and the Smit...

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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 ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
4.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
Smithson, Robert
Dates:
1905-1987
bulk 1952-1987
Size:
15.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, writer, and earthworks artist Robert Smithson and his wife, sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 15.1 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's motion picture film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.

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Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Evans, John
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
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Dates:
1874-1878
Size:
1 Book
300 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7173
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fo...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1971-2002
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) for various Smithsonian Institution units. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life;" "Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture;" "In ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Academic Programs, Division of Seminars
Dates:
1964-1970
Size:
2.05 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 494
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the first four International Symposia sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, with some documentation of the fifth. The first symposium celebrated the bicentennial of James Smithson's birth and was organized by Philip C. Ritterbush, Special Assistant to the Secretary. The records consist of correspondence, mem...

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Creators:
National Institute
Dates:
1839-1863 and undated
Size:
11.43 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly 1840-1844, concerning the founding and operation of the National Institute by Joel Roberts Poinsett, Peter Force, John James Abert, Francis Markoe, Jr., and others, particularly efforts to obtain federal subsidies, to collect specimens of natural history and manufactures, to provide space for housing...

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