This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ray Kondratas, Curator, Division of Medical Sciences, in his work researching and conducting interviews for the Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The videohistories produced by Kondratas covered such topics as DNA sequencing; Acuson ultrasound machines; fluorescence activated cell sorting instrumentation; the polymerase chain …
This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Science in …
Walter Richardson Spofford Papers
These papers document Spofford's research on the biochemical taxonomy of raptorial birds and include correspondence, laboratory notebooks, and note cards containing data from the analysis of the electrophoresis of egg-white proteins in birds.
This accession consists of the records of Ramunas Kondratas, Curator, which document his participation in planning, development and production activities for "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century" exhibition, with earlier records dating to when Kondratas was in the Division of Medical Sciences at the National Museum …
Ashok Gadgil Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview
1998 April 28
1996 - 1996
Original, master, and reference videos documenting an Innovative Lives presentation and interview with Ashok Gadgil, inventor of the UV Waterworks disinfectant unit.
Eric H. Davidson audio recordings
This collection contains 73 open reel tapes, made by Eric H. Davidson between 1958-1984, featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.
The History of the Cell Sorter 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 …
Oral History Program Files
This accession contains materials related to the Oral History and Videohistory programs conducted by the Institutional History Division with Pamela M. Henson, Director. Materials include transcripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, memorandums, background information, black and white photographs, articles and budget records. Some materials are in electronic format.
These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edward W. Bastian …
This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of Natural History as well as its staff, programs, events, research, exhibitions, and objects in printed and online media. Some records also document the Smithsonian Institution as a whole. Materials include newspaper and magazine clippings; printouts of online articles; and logs …