Query: United States Naval Observatory
Henry C. Kellers Photograph Collection
Creators:
Kellers, Henry C., 1874-1954
Dates:
1929-1930
Size:
0.55 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (2 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7241
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Classical Observation Techniques Videohistory Collection
Dates:
1988, 1991
Size:
5 videotapes (Reference copies). 21 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9534
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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Washington, DC, Aerial Photography Collection
Dates:
bulk 1922
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 45 black and white photographs, mostly 6.5 by 8.5 inches or 9 by 11 inches. Most of the photographs are aerial shots of the Washington, DC, area from 1922, including the following sites: Washington Monument (with aircraft exhibited about base); White House; Lincoln Memorial; United States Capitol; Union Station; Mount Vernon; Arlington …

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1961-1966
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of …

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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
Creators:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966
Dates:
1918-1920
Size:
2.71 Cubic feet (4 photo albums, 384 glass plate negatives)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists predominantly of aerial photography of the Washington, D.C. area created by Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966), a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as part of a research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives which he carried out during the period 1918 to 1919. The collection includes 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.

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Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files
Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1920-1979
Size:
41.04 Cubic feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0125
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Science Service was founded in 1921 by newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) and the zoologist William Emerson Ritter (1856-1944) as a news service for the purpose of disseminating information on scientific progress to the public, and to "present facts in readable and interesting form." The Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics files in the National Air and Space Archives consists of papers, news releases, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and technical papers pertaining mainly to astronomy and astronautics and dating from the late 1920s through the early 1970s.

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Henry Helm Clayton Papers
Dates:
1877-1949 and undated
Size:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7153
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Grant Proposals
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department
Dates:
1988-2008
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-222
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. These materials document grants administered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other miscellaneous institutions. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
57 cu. ft. (57 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1963-1983
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 468
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created primarily by John G. Gregory as Assistant Director, 1973-1982, and Deputy Director, 1982-1983. A small amount of material was created by his predecessors, Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, and Robert V. Bartnik, 1970-1973. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, and publications documenting SAO research projects, especially the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, the …

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