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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-302
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as other types of design project work. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Barbara Brennan, Exhibits Designer and Chief, Exhibits Design Division. Exhibitions documented in this accession ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
2003-2006
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Katherine Neill Ridgley, Director, 2002-2010, documenting major projects undertaken by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center. Projects include mobile device tours for the Smithsonian Institution Building and across the Smithsonian Institution as well as the develop...

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Creators:
National Postal Museum
Dates:
1990-2008
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the National Postal Museum's Office of Public Affairs from 1990-2008. Topics include the United States Postal Service Duck Stamp release; Langston Hughes; and Owney. Materials include events photographs, negatives and transparencies; exhibition files; press releases; clippings; correspondence; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1967-2000 and undated
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced and collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. Productions in this accession include "Smithsonian at the Capitol" and "House of Wonders." Records also document Smithsonian events (such as the Smithsonian's 150th Birthday party), lectures,...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1993-2004
Size:
2.69 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize, which explored the motivation and vision of Nobel laureates and the history of Alfred Bernhard Nobel and his prize. The records include the correspondence and memoranda of Lemelson Center staff members Arthur P. Molella, D...

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Creators:
Kopp, Harriet Green, 1917-
Dates:
1930-1950
Size:
4.75 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1130
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers relate to Kopp's work in visible speech technology, especially a project to develop a machine that would enable the deaf to understand the spoken voice; including biographical materials, research notes, lecture notes, spectrograms, research reports, log books, correspondence, slides and photographs, books, and documentation of grants f...

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Creators:
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1950-1957.
Size:
0.7 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0401
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the Electronic Computer Project, 1950-1957 at the Institute for Advanced Study. The goal of the project was to build a computer that would be a general-purpose postwar tool for various branches of scientific research.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
57 cu. ft. (57 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is provided below ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art
Dates:
1991-2018
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James T. Ulak, Curator of Japanese Art, 1995-2003; Chief Curator, 2002-2003; Deputy Director, 2003-2010; and Senior Curator of Japanese Art, 2010- . A large portion of the records document the Shimada Prize for distinguished scholarship in the history of East Asian art. Additional ...

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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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