Query: Smithsonian Associates. James Smithson Society
Program Records
Creators:
James Smithson Society
Dates:
circa 1977-1991
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the James Smithson Society (JSS), which was once under the Smithsonian Associates Development Program. Since 1990 the James Smithson Society has been part of the contributing membership office of the Smithsonian National Associate Program. Materials consist of history files, brochures, dinner …

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James Smithson Collection
Dates:
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Size:
5.37 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7000
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence among individuals …

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James Smithson Bicentennial Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
7.72 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

In 1965 the Smithsonian observed the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founding benefactor, James Smithson. These records document planning for that event.

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Central Administrative Records
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Administrative Office
Dates:
1972, 1984-1999
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Administrative Office of the National Portrait Gallery. Topics include finance, procurement, and grant management. Records were created and maintained by Barbara A. Hart, Associate Director of Administration, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Boxes 1-2 are arranged topically by department …

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1956-1976
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of public inquiries about scientific instruments; layout plans, scripts, and photographs for exhibitions; proposals for the Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy in MHT; general correspondence with domestic and foreign science museums, universities, manufacturers and collectors of scientific instruments, and professional societies; administrative files consisting of annual …

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Records
Dates:
1839-1863 and undated
Size:
11.43 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly 1840-1844, concerning the founding and operation of the National Institute by Joel Roberts Poinsett, Peter Force, John James Abert, Francis Markoe, Jr., and others, particularly efforts to obtain federal subsidies, to collect specimens of natural history and manufactures, to provide space for housing its collections …

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William Jones Rhees Collection
Dates:
circa 1878-1907
Size:
25.72 cu. ft. (50 document boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The William J. Rhees Collection consists of the remains of his Manuscript and Newspaper Scrap portfolio files. The dates of the material indicate that Rhees was collecting these papers from the beginning of his tenure at the Smithsonian, but the files were not organized until 1891 when he was appointed keeper …

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Nancy Holt Estate records
Creators:
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014
Dates:
circa 1900-2014
Size:
circa 58.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.holtnanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Nancy Holt Estate records measure circa 58.2 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2014, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2000. The records include financial records, notebooks, project files including unrealized proposals, correspondence, calendars, and 9 linear feet of Holt's annotated library. Also included are the John Weber Gallery records concerning Robert Smithson that consist of the gallery's inventory and slide records of Robert Smithson's drawings and sculptures, including earthworks, and incorporate some slides from the James Cohan Gallery. James Cohan worked for John Weber before establishing his own gallery in 2001.

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Subject Files
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service
Dates:
circa 1986-1990
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document activities of the former Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, which was renamed the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service in 1992, and the Office of the Assistant Provost for Education and Cultural Programs in 1994. Included is correspondence …

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C. Malcolm Watkins Papers
Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
12.59 cu. ft. (23 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of C. Malcolm Watkins provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career from 1934 to 1980. The collection documents his interest in early American culture; his research on ceramics, historic archeology, and early California history; his curatorial and administrative activities in the Department of Anthropology, USNM, and the Departments of Civil …

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