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Creators:
Shapiro, Irwin I.
Dates:
circa 1965-1990
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Irwin Shapiro was appointed Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1983. This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting Shapiro's professional activities with the International Astronomical Union, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Ass...

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Creators:
Field, George B., 1929-
Dates:
circa 1968-1983
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the professional career of George B. Field, an astrophysicist. The records also document his tenure as Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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Creators:
Geller, Margaret J. interviewee
Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
4 videotapes. 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9546
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 r...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973 interviewee.
Dates:
1973
Size:
3 audiotapes (reference copies). 3 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9500
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:
Barton, George V.
Dates:
1982-1983
Size:
3 audiotapes (reference copies). 4 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9556
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:
Langley, Samuel P, 1834-1906
Dates:
1867-1906
Size:
12.88 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Apparently, many of Langley's papers were accidentally burned after his death. Langley papers in the Smithsonian are housed in the Smithsonian Archives and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Allegheny Observatory holds papers from Langley's ye...

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Dates:
1905-2001
Size:
0.79 Cubic feet (2 containers)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1987-2010
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, Curator in the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, 1981- . DeVorkin specializes in the origins and development of modern astrophysics and the space sciences. Activities documented primarily include lectures, presentations...

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