Space Acceleration Measurement Unit System (SAMS) Collection
This collection consists of the following types of documentation relating to SAMS: test plans and reports; drawings; maintenance logs; and memorandums and correspondence. This collection also contains optical discs from the SAMS/MIR project, which contain the raw data.
This accession consists of materials concerning Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) annual meetings, educational programs, publications, finances, elections, and committees. SPNHC affiliated people documented in the collection include Suzanne MacLaren, Judith Price, Lisa Palmer, Linda Hollenberg, Carolyn L. Rose, and Paisley S. Cato. Particularly well documented …
This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, one set optimized …
Farouk El-Baz Papers
Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at …
Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings
This accession consists of a continuation of materials from Accessions 05-007 and 05-075. Records include drawings for various components of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Chandra X-Ray Observatory (formerly the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility or AXAF). Materials include lists and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oral History Program Files
This accession contains materials related to the Oral History and Videohistory programs conducted by the Institutional History Division with Pamela M. Henson, Director. Materials include transcripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, memorandums, background information, black and white photographs, articles and budget records. Some materials are in electronic format.
Proposals, Quotations, and Bids
This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO. Materials include reports, correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, technical summaries, architectural and technical drawings, brochures and …
This accession consists of working files most of which are drafts of Volume II. There is significant information concerning the National Anthropological Archives, which was not included in Volume II of the Photographic Survey. Some materials are in electronic format.
Editorial Manuscript Files
This accession consists of referee files documenting the review process for accepted manuscripts for the publication, Isis, during the tenure of Editor Bernard V. Lightman, 2004- . Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, peer reviews, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Riccardo Giacconi Papers
This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on space policy. Particularly well-documented …