This accession consists of records that document the operations of the Dibner Library and reflect its focus on rare books and special collections in the history of science. Among the areas documented include reference services, exhibition planning, and conservation work performed on the collection. Staff represented include Leslie K. Overstreet …
This accession consists of records documenting design, printing, repair, and construction projects performed by the Office of Exhibits Central for museums and units, including the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; the Office of the Secretary; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; the National Postal …
McIntosh, Seymour and Company Records
The records document the design, manufacture, and operation of steam and diesel engines by McIntosh, Seymour and Company of Auburn, New York.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer documenting administrative, fund raising, research, and outreach activities at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), a portion of the National Zoological Park (NZP). Wemmer served as Curator-in-Charge, 1975-1977; Associate Director for Conservation, 1978-2004; and Research Associate, 2004- . Major topics include training …
Girard Estate Records
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
Records include voluminous correspondence, much of it to or from W.P. Millington, Secretary of the Estate; with the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and Lehigh Valley Railroad Company; and with the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company. Also reports, including annual reports, reports by the Mining Engineer, and reports on …
These records document research, exhibition planning, and collecting activities of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the Hall of Civil Engineering and the Hall of Heavy Machinery in the National Museum of American History. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator, 1958-1960, Associate Curator …
Ernst D. Moore Papers
Moore, Ernst D. (importer, trader)
Papers documenting Moore's work as an ivory trader employed by Arnold, Cheney and Co. Includes copies of his diary entries while working as an ivory trader, financial documents, price lists, his writings on the subject of ivory, articles, a map, and photographs.
Robert Dearborn Panama Canal Glass Negatives
A collection of glass negatives documenting the building and construction of the Panama Canal.
These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. Also included are records concerning exhibition planning …
F. C. Brown Papers
F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.