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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:
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:
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:
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 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 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:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (104 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
240 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A
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 American Art Museum. Exhibitions Office
Dates:
2001-2006
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the program files of the Exhibitions Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Subjects covered include planning and funding for the Lunder Conservation Center, the renovation of the Old Patent Office Building, strategic planning, and other related topics. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, ...

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Creators:
Smith, Walker R., 1910-
Dates:
circa 1936-1991
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
100 Photographic prints (11" x 14", 8" x 10", 6" x 11", 4" x 10", 5"x 7", 4" x 5", and smaller.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0446
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of the rural Maryland village of Doubs and environs; subjects include trains and railroad subjects, farming activities, grocery stores, people at work and play, etc.

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