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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 428
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior ...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include exhibition research files of Judith K. Zilczer, Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1990- , as well as records from her tenure as Historian and Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn, 1976-1987, and Associate Curator of Painting, 1987-1990. The records primarily document planning of the exhibition, Willem ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Dates:
1988-2000
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively. Of particular ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
12 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.Q
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2008
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Cristian Sampier during his final months as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2008), and the records of G. Wayne Clough, Secretary (July-December 2008). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1986-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the administrative affairs of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director. Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, and Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director; records pertaining to budget agendas, collections...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1974-1987
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of the files of W. Donald Duckworth and Catherine J. Kerby as Special Assistants to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs to coordinate the development and construction of the Museum Support Center (MSC). The records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, blueprints, bids, fiscal records, shop dr...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1954-2004
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, the Division of Electricity ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944
Dates:
1976
1863 - 1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.

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