Myron Lecar Papers
Myron "Mike" Lecar was born on April 10, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. He received an S.B. in industrial engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951 and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Case Institute of Technology in 1953. From 1954 to 1958, Lecar served as an officer in the U. S. Navy, developing …
These records primarily document the administration of the NMNH during the tenures of Kier, Fiske, and Hoffman. A small amount of files were created by Talbot, and Acting Directors James F. Mello, 1979, and James C. Tyler, 1985 and 1988. The records document the research, exhibition, and educational missions of the NMNH. They …
These records consist primarily of Special Events files. Also included is a small amount of administrative material and records of the annual Frisbee Festival, 1977-1983. Other Frisbee Festival materials can be found throughout the collection.
David Challinor Oral History Interviews
This accession consists of subject files of the Office of Service and Protocol (OSP) which document budgetary agendas, support for exhibition programs, interaction with various offices/departments within the Smithsonian Institution, and contacts with outside organizations and individuals interested in activities of OSP. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to …
Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers
The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares, "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when …
This record unit consists primarily of records created by Kellogg during his tenure as Director of the United States National Museum, 1948-1962. Also included are files kept by Kellogg in his capacity as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962, and Research Associate in Vertebrate Zoology, 1962-1968. Records prior to 1948 were created by …
William J. Hammer Collection
The collection is the result of Major Hammer's passion for amassing material related to aeronautics and technology, and it is arranged into eleven series: articles, clippings, correspondence, drawings and blueprints, leaflets, legislation, minutes, miscellaneous, photographs, programs and publications. Housed in 23 folders, the correspondence is the most comprehensive series, reflecting the original order which grouped the letters into series by topic. Much of the correspondence concerns the planning of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, and the involvement of Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss. There is also a scrapbook of black and white photographs providing front and side views of specified airplanes. Each page has 3 photos showing different views of the same plane accompanied by a label with additional information. (See written copy for details. Also, please see information written on 8x11 notebook paper.)
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers
This collection is composed of Krafft Ehricke's files including Ehricke's published and unpublished papers as well as papers and works by others that Ehricke gathered, presumably as reference material.
International Ultraviolet Explorer Videohistory Collection
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …