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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1982-1988
Size:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the ...

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Creators:
Giacconi, Riccardo
Dates:
circa 1958-1992, 2008
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
16 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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Creators:
Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977
Dates:
1929-1986
bulk 1952-1977
Size:
1.53 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material relating to Francis Gary Powers's flying career in the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and later pursuits. The majority of the documents deal with the May 1960 U-2 incident, in which Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaisance mission and imprisoned. Materials include: logbooks; flight records from his military and civilian careers; a pocket diary and journal he kept during his Soviet imprisonment; letters to his parents; materials collected by his parents as his father attempted to visit him including a telegram from Nikita Khrushchev and a New Testament given to Powers by his mother during his Soviet trial; Congressional hearing material; newspaper articles; Life magazine; and several photographs of Powers.

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Creators:
Mikesh, Robert C.
Dates:
1860-1988
bulk 1945-1983
Size:
1.51 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0558
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr. Mikesh used ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1979-1988, 1991-1993 and undated
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Smithsonian News Service educational press releases, distributed by the Office of Public Affairs at the National Museum of American History. Materials also include 8x10 reprints of historic photographs that were published in the press releases, and negatives.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution,Office of Human Resources
Dates:
2000, 2002
Size:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of statistical reports documenting results of employee perspective surveys conducted in 2000 (administered by Hewitt), and 2002 (administered by Questar).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
Dates:
2000-2007
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-159
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the tenure of Sheila P. Burke, Under Secretary for American Museums and National Programs, 2000-2004, and Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, 2004-2007. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, speeches, and presentations. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1973-1992
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting the administration and scientific programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) primarily under Irwin Shapiro, Director (1983- ). A small amount of records were created by Shapiro's predecessor, George B....

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.75 cu. ft.
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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