Margaret B. Klapthor Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Andre Piette Collection
Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.
This accession consists of the records of Margaret Brown Klapthor, former Scientific Aide in the Civil Section of the Division of History, United States National Museum (USNM), 1944-1946; Assistant Curator of the Section of Civil History, in the Division of History, USNM, 1947-1948; Assistant Curator, 1949-1953, and Associate Curator, 1954-1956, of the Division of …
Association of Curators Project Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
Carl Whiting Bishop Collection
An associate curator and associate in archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942, the collection of Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) document his Gallery-sponsored travels to China from 1923 to 1934 and include an unpublished manuscript describing his archaeological research in China; line drawings; rubbings; maps; note cards; and nearly 4,000 glass and film negatives with corresponding original silver prints. These document his expeditions in northern and central China, illustrating archaeological sites in Henan, Shanxi, and Hebei provinces. Specific digs include the large neolithic site at Wanquan, Shanxi, and sixth century C.E. tombs near Fenyin. Additional images show Chinese cityscapes, daily life and customs, topography, temples, pagodas, caves, and sculpture.
Alice Weber Photograph Albums
Collection consists of two photograph albums documenting Alice Weber's work and travels to California, Japan (specifically Okinawa), Hawaii, China and Guam from 1945-1948. The images depict base housing and facilities, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects.
Chaplain A.C. Oliver Jr. Lantern Slide Collection
Lantern slides and stereopticons, black and white and hand-colored, assembled by Chaplain Oliver (he appears in several), depicting monuments and scenes, especially in Beijing, such as Ming tombs, temples, the Summer Palace, landscapes, place views, military soldiers, Chinese people, Western visitors, and daily life. Also includes images of the Great …
Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers
This accession consists of an addition to the papers of Floyd Alonzo McClure. Materials consist primarily of correspondence with his wife and family, as well as some materials concerning the school where he taught in China, and reprints of his publications. The papers also consist of assorted materials, mostly in …
Archibald Wenley Papers
This collection consists of the field journals and maps created by A.G. Wenley when he accompanied Carl Whiting Bishop on his archaeological expedition to China on behalf of the Freer Gallery from 1924-1926. The journals are typewritten, with photographs and captions depicting the different sites Wenley visited. There are also duplicate …
Rosemary Bull travel films
Travel footage: Soviet Union 1929; Warsaw ghetto; 4th Centennial of the Thai Royal House; life in and around Peking and Mukden; Bali; India; Bangkok; Cambodia; Saigon; Manila; Peking; Korea; Japan (all ca. 1931) shot by Rosemary Bull. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the …