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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, ...

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Creators:
Smithson, James,1765-1829
Dates:
1764-1983
Size:
0.9 linear meter.
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 a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
4.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
National Institute
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...

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Creators:
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907
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 of the Archives. The collection ...

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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 profess...

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

These records document the activities of the office. 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, project, or program, and concern administrative ...

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
3.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
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:
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

These records 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 and memoranda of Ralph Rinzler, ...

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E
Dates:
1956-1997
Size:
23.19 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document aspects of the personal life and career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW) and were removed from his home after his death. The largest single group of papers deals with Washburn's membership in various organizations and societies. There is also substantial information on a projected biography of James Smithson. The papers ...

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