Joseph Henry's first major project for the Smithsonian Institution was his plan to obtain weather reports from a countrywide network of voluntary observers; his plan is detailed in the 1848 annual report of the Institution. Voluminous reports, maps, tables, and charts were prepared and published on all phases of the work …
James Henry Coffin Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Jean Louis Berlandier Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
John A. Wood Papers
These papers consist primarily of correspondence and include photographs, clippings, research files and biographical information on John A. Wood.
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Mariner 2 Videohistory Collection
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 …
Joseph Henry Collection
The Joseph Henry Collection documents Henry's personal, professional, and official life as well as some activities of his family members. Included are records from his time teaching and doing research at the Albany Academy (1826-1832) and at the College of New Jersey now Princeton University (1832-1846). There are likewise many materials from …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964-1988. Merzbach earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1952 and 1954 respectively. She then completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics and the History of Science at Harvard University in …
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
This collection consists of the files of Dr. Farouk El-Baz, principle investigator for the Earth Observation and Photography Experiment (EOPE). The material includes documentation on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) including correspondence, notes, and reports dealing with all aspects of the mission, as well as crew training and post-flight evaluations.
This collection consists of correspondence about the text and proofs of George Brown Goode, editor, The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896: The History of its First Half-Century, Washington, 1897. Goode died while the book was underway. The primary value of this record unit is that it contains information about the Smithsonian which does not …
This accession consists of correspondence with depositories from which the Joseph Henry Papers Project requested documents relating to Joseph Henry, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1878. The Joseph Henry Papers Project was part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division. Materials also include lists, notes, postcards, photographs, and transparencies. Some …