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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 Flat boxes
60.25 Linear feet (145 boxes)
23 Computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 Sound recordings
2 Map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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Creators:
El-Baz, Farouk
Dates:
1927-2012
Size:
88.891 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (14 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Missouri in 1964. After teaching ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Computer Services Center
Dates:
1967-1997
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Collection Information System (CIS) records documenting the development, processes and implementation of various computer systems used at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), such as SELGEM, SELGEM on WANG, Local CIS, the CIS/Registration Transaction Tracking System, the Museum Information Retrieval a...

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Creators:
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Treasurer
Dates:
circa 1986-2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of approximately 65,000 email messages (dated January 2001-January 2014) plus additional electronic files from Sudeep Anand, Treasurer, 1992-2013. Topics documented in this accession include finance, endowments, investments, insurance, and real estate management of the Smithsonian Institution as well as administration ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer
Dates:
1967, 1977-2013
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-349
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Katherine P. Spiess documenting strategic planning, project development, policies, and professional outreach in relation to collection information management, digitization, digital asset management, digital outreach, and emerging technologies. Spiess began her Smithsonian career ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1987-1992
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document administrative activities concerning departments and divisions in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), primarily during fiscal year 1992. Materials include the incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; information on budget plan...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1971
Size:
297.65 cu. ft. (568 document boxes) (91 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 99
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records reflect the growing scope and complexity of the Smithsonian during Ripley's tenure. They document the Smithsonian's changing administrative structure; growing relationships with universities, foundations, and other external groups; efforts to attract more government support for the Smithsonian; pursuit of new initiatives and...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1979-1995
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of program records which document lecture series and seminars; family and school programs; workshops; museum and gallery tours; and special events. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Dorothy Dunn, Program Coordinator for Schools; planning information on program content and logistics;...

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