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Creators:
Cowan, Richard S., 1921-1997
Dates:
circa 1952-1985 and undated
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7356
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection documents Cowan's career as a systematic botanist at the New York Botanical Garden, USNM, and NMNH. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, the preparation of scientific papers and monographs, and professional activities; a subject file mostly documenting his research; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1958-1985
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-111
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document departmental involvement in and administration of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), U.S. chapter. The IAPT was founded in 1950 to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists which require or profit from international cooperation. IAPT is responsible for the establishment ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities
Dates:
1965-1977
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T89080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of grant audits, progress reports, correspondence and travel files. See Record Unit 180 for similar materials.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1955-1990 and undated
Size:
31.73 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 363
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains a variety of records documenting the planning, design, and production of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the NMNH. It also contains smaller amounts of records concerning exhibitions held at the National Museum of History and Technology, National Air and Space Museum, National Collection of Fine Arts, Anacostia ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
1934-1939, 1956-2017
Size:
26.99 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 blueprint storage box) (4 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curator emeritus Richard W. Thorington (1937-2017), who specialized in systematics, evolution, anatomy, and functional morphology in mammals, especially of primates and squirrels. The records primarily document Thorington's curatorial activities in the Division of Mammals at the National Museum of Natu...

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Creators:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993
Dates:
circa 1951-1985
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers created by F. Raymond Fosberg while with the International Biological Programs (1960s), the National Research Council (1960s), the Smithsonian Institution as Special Advisor for Tropical Biology (1970s), and the U.S. Geological Survey (1950s). Papers also include personal files, with dates circa 1960-1985, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing
Dates:
1965-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the development of automated data management systems for the collections of NMNH and other museums, the establishment of data handling and storage standards, and the consolidation of administrative structures to control automation policy at the Smithsonian. They include documentation of the Health, Education and Welfare ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Dates:
1881, 1895-1976
Size:
56 cu. ft. (56 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 267
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 428
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior ...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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