Kern Dental Equipment Collection
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.
Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews
As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s celebration of its Sesquicentennial in 1996, a 150th Birthday Party was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., over the course of two days in August. At the Smithsonian Institution Archives tent, staff of the Institutional History Division and volunteers conducted interviews with 39 Smithsonian …
This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, installation, fundraising, and publicity of the exhibition Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, label text, proposals, checklists, funding and fundraising information, budgets, press releases, brochure texts, and research.
Editorial Manuscript Files
This accession documents the editorial process in producing the publications Isis and Osiris during the tenures of editors Charles Rosenberg (1986-1988), Ronald L. Numbers (1989-1993), and Margaret W. Rossiter (1994-2003). Materials include correspondence, article and book review manuscripts, peer reviews, letters to the editor, book review data cards, planning documents, handbooks, agreements, budgets …
These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited …
Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Papers and photographs of Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) computer and Naval pioneer.
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
American Rose Society
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.