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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006, 2012-2014
Size:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was mean...

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Creators:
Spiro, Melford E., 1920-2014
Dates:
1943-2003, undated
Size:
9.6 Linear feet ((24 boxes))
12 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2015-04
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Melford E. Spiro was a psychological anthropologist whose career included fieldwork on the Pacific Atoll of Ifaluk, on kibbutzim in Israel, and in Burma. His research topics included child rearing, cooperation, aggression, and supernatural beliefs. His papers, dated 1943-2003, primarily document these periods of fieldwork in relation to these topics. The collection consists of field notes, personality data and analysis, photographs, interview tapes and transcriptions, ephemera, subject card files, and research files. It also includes limited material related to his teaching and writings in the form of course outlines and research, lecture notes, annotated articles, drafts, and book reviews.

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Creators:
Albert, Ethel Mary, 1918-1989
Dates:
1940s-1960s
Size:
8.33 Linear feet (24 boxes)
8 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.1990-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.77 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 46
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government ...

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service
Dates:
1868-1988
Size:
33.18 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (5 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 509
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, ledgers, day books, and other administrative materials concerning the operations of the Smithsonian International Exchange Service (SIES). Also included is a card index of employees who served between the 1880s and the 1940s. SIES maintained two or more sets of corresponde...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates. Campus on the Mall
Dates:
1987-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of cassette recordings of classes sponsored by Campus on the Mall.

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Creators:
De Knight, Avel, 1921-1995
Dates:
1947-2003
bulk 1957-1968
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.deknavel
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Avel de Knight papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1947 to 2003 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1957 to 1968. The collection includes professional files, writings, printed material, and photographic material.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Office of the Director
Dates:
1960-2005
Size:
49 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Director. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, budget files, research project and grant records, special event files, and related records. Records primarily document the tenure of Ira Rubinoff , Director, ...

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