Interdisciplinary Studies at the Smithsonian
This accession consists of a reference set of the newsletter Interdisciplinary Studies at the Smithsonian. Materials include newsletters.
These records consist of videotapes documenting the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. They were made in conjunction with the symposium "Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities."
This collection includes correspondence, memoranda, brochures, announcements, background materials, audiotapes, videotapes, grant contracts, program reports, reading files, schedules, photographs, and expense reports concerning the following symposia: Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America; Family Policy Forum; Festival of India; Man and Beast Revisited; Road after 1984: High Technology and Human Freedom …
Symposia and Seminars Records
These records include correspondence, memoranda, purchase orders, budget reports, addresses, invitations, brochures, lectures, fundraising information, announcements, lecturer files, and program plans for the following symposia: "The Muses Flee Hitler;" "Man and Beast Revisited;" "Festival of India;" and "Road after 1984: High Technology and Human Freedom."
These records document program activities of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, such as fundraising, symposiums, and workshops. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Wilton S. Dillon and Carla M. Borden; fundraising information; and schedules, reports, planning information, invitations, brochures, and audio cassette recordings for the following symposia: "Kin …
The records include correspondence, memoranda, announcements, publication contracts, photographs, grant information, lecture agreements, reports, brochures, research materials, resumes, and publication information for the following symposia: Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America; Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities; World Food Prize; The Muses Flee Hitler; Man and Beast Revisited; Road after …
The records, kept by Wilton S. Dillon, consist of correspondence, memoranda, background research material, invitations, brochures, resumes, photographs, grant information, publication contracts, symposia schedules, and other administrative records for the following events: the Nature of Scientific Discovery symposium celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Copernicus, the Outlook for Space …
Laura Thompson papers
The papers of Laura Thompson reflect the professional and personal life of an active and pioneering anthropologist. In the 1930s, Thompson began her work in applied anthropology, producing studies of Fiji, Guam and Hawaii intended to aid administrators of economic, educational and political development and pioneering approaches now known as "administrative" and "educational" anthropology. In the 1940s, Thompson applied her skills to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, a study of eleven communities of five Native American tribes. From the 1950s until the end of her career, Thompson sought to formulate and demonstrate a theoretical anthropological synthesis of man and culture, while pursuing fieldwork in Iceland and Germany, teaching, and consulting for numerous institutions.
Nobel Voices Video History Project
Thirty-three videotaped interviews of Nobel Prize laureates, conducted in Lindau, Germany, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the United States. The interviews form the core of the Nobel Voices Video History Project and the exhibition "Nobel Voices." Documents and preserves examples of the quest for innovation and its important messages for future generations.
Beatrice Medicine papers
The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.