This accession consists of records that constitute the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials pertaining to medical, psychological, and sociological issues. In addition are supplemental correspondence, photographs, news clippings, scientific papers and articles, obituaries and related topical information. Files …
Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, [videotapes]
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1942-2019
Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1942 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath
Harold F. Pierce Aviation Medicine Collection
The Harold F. Pierce collection consists of documents relating to Pierce's career in aviation medicine, particularly his service as a flight surgeon in World War I and World War II and his work on the Henderson Pierce rebreathing apparatus. Materials include correspondence, photographs, military records, certificates, technical drawings, and news clippings.
Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., Artificial Eye Collection
This collection contains materials relating to Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., and his involvement in the development of plastic eye prosthesis from 1941 to 1947. It includes news clippings about Dr. Wirtz and several articles regarding the process and the materials used in the manufacture of artificial eyes. The bulk of the collection …
This collection consists of files of Directors Stanley Paul Young, 1958-1959, and Richard Hyde Manville, 1960-1970, primarily concerning the Alaska sea-otter investigations of Karl Walton Kenyon. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, statistics, and photographs. Also included are a small amount of records documenting professional activities and publications of Manville. Records pre-dating …
This accession consists of correspondence, invoices, shipping receipts, and related materials concerning the exchange of books among international and national organizations, societies, institutions and universities. The International Exchange Service was phased out in 1992. Related records exist in Record Units 502 and 509.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Optics
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Optics forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Special Events Records
These records consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition openings, and special guests; and financial reports …
This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government support are also …
These records consist of the correspondence of the director of the International Exchange Service along with invoices and shipping instructions. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the exchange of printed matter between parties in the United States and abroad.