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Dates:
1968-1979 and undated, some from 1954, 1961-1964
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Department of Cultural History contain a variety of document types. These range from correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, and manuscripts of papers and lectures, to photographs and printed documents such as brochures or journal articles. The records relate to administrative topics such as perso...

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Dates:
1932-1963
Size:
5 cu. ft. (10 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 268
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of Edward P. Henderson's official correspondence files as associate curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. A smaller amount of files were created by Roy S. Clarke, Jr., who was appointed chemist in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology in 1957. Correspondence before 1942 was carried out ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Postal History
Dates:
1960, 1969-1974
Size:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of audiotape recordings of the radio series Philatelic Dialogue, later known as Philatelic Conversations, whereby individuals important in philatelics were interviewed. Among those interviewed include Carl H. Scheele, David Lidman, and Stevan Dohanos. Also included are drawings of an Abbott-Downing Company ...

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Creators:
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amat...

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Creators:
Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987, interviewee
Dates:
1975
Size:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies). 5 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9506
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
Dates:
1946-1952
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.

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Creators:
Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Dates:
1905-1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates:
1934-1985
Size:
15 cu. ft. (30 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 327
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the professional staff of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. Included is correspondence concerning taxonomic questions, the identification and acquisition of specimens, field work and expeditions, and divisional administration. Most of the correspondence dates ...

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Creators:
Multhauf, Robert P.
Dates:
circa 1957-1987
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7467
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist largely of correspondence documenting Multhauf's participation in various national and international organizations, most notably the American Council of Learned Societies, History of Science Society, International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, National Air and Space Administration Historical Committee, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1886-1978
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 250
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics relating to electricity consist of some early general correspondence, primarily of George C. Maynard, but also including that of J. Elfreth Watkins and Carl W. Mitman, concerning the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and inventors of dynamos ...

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