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Creators:
Davis, Luther
Davis, Joan Bassie
Dates:
1916-2007, undated
bulk 1936-2007
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an awarding winning writer, playwright and screenwriter. He won a Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1954 for the musical Kismet. He was the playwright for Lady in a Cage, and Grand Hotel and many other productions.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of the Office of Plant Service (OPlantS), Horticulture Services Division. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to greenhouse construction; Smithsonian grounds maintenance; outgoing loans, grants, and gifts; slide collections; contracts with private companies and ind...

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Creators:
Society of Systematic Zoology
Dates:
1947-1975
Size:
26 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (30 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include membership files, administrative files, reports, fiscal records, records related to the Journal of Systematic Zoology and copies of other SSZ publications, records related to the annual meetings, the Pacific Section of SSZ records, files on scientific societies, and the records of the Summer Institute in Systematics.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of event files documenting special events and conferences at the Smithsonian Institution. The records, with earlier material dating back to the Office of Special Events, primarily include memoranda, guest/participant lists, event summaries, program brochures, photographs, and budget information.

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Dates:
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1975-1995
Collection ID:
AAG.GRE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Creators:
Yochelson, Ellis L. (Ellis Leon), 1928-2006
Dates:
circa 1970-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist primarily of Ellis Leon Yochelson's correspondence, as Research Associate/Geologist with the United States Geological Survey. Much of the material documents his research on Charles D. Walcott, including copies of Walcott correspondence and biographical sketches.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1966-1994
Size:
51.5 cu. ft. (51 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration of Irwin I. Shapiro, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director, and consist mostly of correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, reports, project files, travel files, budget materials, directories, program files, recommendations, personnel files, grant pro...

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Creators:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948
American Rose Society
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 450 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Collection ID:
AAG.MCF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.

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Creators:
American Society of Zoologists
Dates:
1890-1992
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7351
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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