Bruce C. Heezen Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Harald Alfred Rehder Papers
This accession consists of field notes by Harald Alfred Rehder (1907-1996), a curator in the Division of Mollusks at the National Museum of Natural History. Rehder specialized in the mollusks of the south and central Pacific Ocean. Materials also include correspondence, clippings, maps, scientific illustrations, and photographs.
Field Research Records
This accession consists of historical information, background material, and specimen reports on the islands and their flora and fauna. Records include field notes, maps, correspondence, printed items, photographs, and annotated lists. Many of the materials in this collection have been digitized. View Digitized Materials.
These records document the administration, field work, and research activities of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, especially its bird banding, island survey, and pelagic survey programs. Included are reports, correspondence, field records, office records, contracts, data, notes, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The records also contain material from earlier field …
MS 7454 A pictorial tourist map of Kanagawa Prefecture
A pictorial map showing views along the Pacific Ocean coast, including Tokyo Bay and Izu Peninsula. Many places are identified in Japanese, and some are identified in English. English annotations have been added.
MS 4350-a Letters and maps of the Oregon Country
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Letter of March 4 enclosed copy of first map of the Oregon country, made by Indians and copied by Clark (Lewis and Clark) with geographical notes; also a smaller facsimile, and an accurate modern map; newspaper clipping from Wallawalla Union Bulletin, Sunday, January, 1950. Letter of March 7 enclosed Indian map of 1814, and …
Harry S. Ladd Papers
This accession consists primarily of field notes of Harry S. Ladd (1899-1982), a geologist who spent much of his career with the United States Geological Survey (1940-1969) and with the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology (1969-1979). He specialized in the geology of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Materials also …
MS 7149 Map of Tōkaidō
The Tōkaidō was the road extending from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto and passing through the provinces bordering on the Pacific Ocean. The map is a bird's-eye view of the region. It is decorated with sketches of houses, fields, boats, and so forth.
Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross" (Kingsford-Smith) Route Map
In 1928, Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and his crew completed the first transpacific flight in the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross." William B. Voortmeyer was a master maritime navigator who had developed many early aerial navigation systems, including a numerical signal code by which ships at sea were able to advise pilots of their position by hoisting numerical flags to indicate the distance to a destination. This collection consists of the 50.25 by 34 inch route map used by the crew of the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross" in 1928 with the route marked by William B. Voortmeyer.
Ingrid Pedersen Scrapbook
Ingrid Pedersen was a commercial pilot and flight instructor who became the first woman to pilot an aircraft over the North Pole in 1963. This collection consists of a scrapbook chronicling the aviation career of Ingrid Pedersen.