Fred L. Whipple 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 …
Henry Romeike Clipping Scrapbook
Collection consists of one scrapbook of clippings documenting events covered in British and American newspapers from 1856-1916.
International Ultraviolet Explorer 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 …
MS 794-b Wintun myths and legends
Partly in Powell's handwriting, most in hand of a clerk. Also 21 pages vocabularies and notes in Powell's hand, apparently Wintun, found with Curtin's Karok myths (Number 269) and added to this file (4/60).
This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director Fred L. Whipple. This material was usually …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 23: Universe
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. This series covers the moon, stars, comets, and meteors. For music relating to the sun, see Series 14: Calendar, Time, and Weather. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Comic Book Collection
This collection consists of comic books dating from the 1950s through the 1970s, collected from various sources. Many of the titles are space or science fiction themed. Titles include Action Comics, Astounding Stories, Dan Dare, Dennis the Menace, Flying Saucer Comics, Mystery in Space, Superman, and Weird Science.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 25: Vocal
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 25 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards space (aliens, man in the moon, moon, Halley's Comet, stars) in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection
The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Astronomy
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Astronomy 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