This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, questionnaires, minutes of meetings, metrication reports, a proposed worklist for the Interagency Committee on Metric Policy, news releases, U.S. Metric Board records, summary reports, and brochures. Materials also include agenda listings, American National Metric Council Conference records, a directory of attendees, metric measurement information …
This accession consists of publication records maintained by Kathryn B. Lindeman, Director of Publications. These materials document the various publication efforts of the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) to promote and provide information to the diverse population of people who work for, visit, and do research at the Smithsonian Institution …
Charles K. Wead Papers
These papers consist of Wead correspondence concerning personal matters and Philosophical Society of Washington affairs, particularly the memorial meeting for Simon Newcomb in 1909. Also included are two letters from Simon Newcomb to John A. Kasson, one concerning a committee of Congress to investigate the possibility of establishing the metric system …
David C. Locke scrapbook
Locke, David C.
Scrapbook consisting mainly of miscellaneous newsclippings from the New York Tribune and other sources dating from 1932 and 1937, apparently compiled by David C. Locke, a public school administrator in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Many of the articles have a general focus on education (particularly with a technical, scientific, or mathematical theme, such as the ideas of Albert Einstein); also represented are news stories on Pennsylvania history; medical trivia; inventions; eugenics; highway design; calendar reform; the metric system; government service (federal and local); alcohol and post-Prohibition American culture; brain teasers and puzzles; poetry; prayers; and comics. There are also some handwritten genealogical details about the Locke family.
Byron Fogel Placemat Collection
More than 400 placemats collected between 1961 and 2007 from throughout the United States and abroad. The collection consists of advertising placemat used by a variety of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and expositions.
Fairchild Lunar Mapping Camera System Scrapbook [Hutchins]
This collection consists of a brown 11.5 by 12 by 3 inch scrapbook entitled, " Apollo 15, 16, 17." The scrapbook documents the Fairchild Space and Defense System (FSDS) Lunar Mapping Camera, and the role of Albert G. Hutchins, program director of the FSDS's Lunar Mapping Camera Systems.
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Marketing Documentation
This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company Records
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company (Hartford, Conn.).
Records document the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, and its four subsidiaries: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., Gerber Scientific Products, Inc., Gerber Systems Corp., and Gerber Optical, Inc. Gerber Scientific designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services computer aided design and computer aided CAD/CAM systems. The records include correspondence, memoranda, product literature, trade literature, patent records, instruction manuals, proposals, engineering records, photographs, technical reports, drawings, press releases, and newspaper clippings.
These records primarily document the activities of the Office of the Registrar under the direction of Richard H. Lytle, 1974-1976; Philip Leslie, 1976-1985; and Mary E. Case, 1986-1993. They include reports, minutes, and other records of the Council of Registrars and the Collection Policy and Management Committee; a subject file containing various materials …
Mike Grgich Papers
Grgich, Mike (Miljenko)
Chateau Montelena (California)
Papers of a Croatian-born California winemaker documenting his career in the California wine industry since 1958, especially his years at Chateau Montelena winery (1972-1977) and the subsequent creation of the Grgich Hills Cellar winery (1977- ). There also are records of Grgich's immigration journey and materials about the evolution of the California wine industry. The papers include correspondence, business records, handwritten notes, publications, and a few photographs.