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Creators:
True, Frederick William, 1858-1914
Dates:
circa 1886-1910
Size:
2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7181
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains correspondence of Frederick William True with zoologists, naturalists, museum officials, Smithsonian administrators, and friends concerning specimens, publication of manuscripts, exhibitions, his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, and USNM affairs. Also included are files concerning the preparation of exhibits, ...

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Wright, A. Gilbert, (Arthur Gilbert), 1909-1987, interviewee
Dates:
1983
Size:
9 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9523
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:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1975, 1986-1987, 1991, 2000-2005
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records related to George Washington: A National Treasure, a traveling exhibition which included the recently acquired Lansdowne portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. This traveling exhibition went to the following venues: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 15-June 1...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Oman, Paul
Dates:
circa 1930-1972
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7346
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence mostly documenting Oman's career as a research entomologist at the USDA and his study of leafhopper systematics. Most of the letters were exchanged between Oman and professional colleagues and concern the identification of specimens. Correspondence after 1950 was created primarily by...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
Auer, James
Dates:
1977
Size:
68 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.auerjmph
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs by Auer from a 1977 exhibition, "Through the Studio Door," at the Oshkosh Public Museum. Contains photographs of artists and celebrities who work or exhibit in Wisconsin, photographs of works of art, and miscellaneous photos.

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Creators:
Finlayson, Alice Bell
Dates:
1901-1992
bulk 1938-1972
Size:
5.16 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-003
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Alice Bell Finlayson papers, which date from 1901 to 1990 and measure 5.16 linear feet, document the career of educator, community organizer, and journalist Alice Bell Finlayson. The papers are comprised of books, correspondence, curriculum vitae, documents from community organizations, journals, magazines newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Conger, Paul S. (Paul Sydney), 1897-1979
Dates:
1913-1979
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7292
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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