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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 Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board
Dates:
circa 1960-1975
Size:
13.58 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 581
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of NAFMAB, including collecting and accessioning, planning for a site, exhibits design, and carrying out various projects. Also included is a multi-volume chronology of events, 1946-1973, in addition to copies of files of NMHT curator Mendel L. Peterson, who represented the Smithsonian on a preliminary ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1994
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1899-1913, 1949, 1960-1978
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (13 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 637
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain project files, blueprints, contract and work files, photographs, and correspondence related to several renovation projects. Included are renovation and restoration plans for the Arts and Industries Building, the Patent Office Building (home to the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery), and the ...

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Creators:
Clarke, Roy S.
Dates:
circa 1988-1995, with materials from 1929
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-097
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator Emeritus, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), is an authority on meteorites. This accession consists of materials created and collected by Clarke documenting research on the Port Orford Meteorite. Materials include correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, and notes of Clarke; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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Creators:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002
Dates:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Size:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-042
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.

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Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952
Dates:
circa 1888-1959
Size:
34.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bullclar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers measure 34.6 linear feet and are dated circa 1888-1959. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject and artist files, printed material, photographs, and artwork document the career of the influential Chicago art critic and writer. The records contain extensive information about art and artists in Chicago and the Midwest from the early to mid-twentieth century.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
2007-2017
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-108
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records relating to the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) created by the director's office during the tenure of Johnnetta B. Cole, 2009-2017. Topics covered include education programs, fundraising, exhibits, partnerships, strategic plans, events, and customer surveys and attendance. Materials include corresponde...

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Creators:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001
Dates:
1945-2001
Size:
42.27 Linear feet (85.5 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 record storage boxes, 90 computer disks, 19 cassette tapes, 1 7" sound reel, 3 vinyl records, and 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Marvin Harris. Harris was a prominent anthropologist, best known for developing the controversial paradigm of cultural materialism. He authored several important books in the field of anthropology and taught at Columbia University and The University of Florida. The papers include correspondence, research materials, his publications, unpublished manuscripts, conference papers, lectures, subject files, teaching files, computer files, and photographs.

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