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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1997-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images in a variety of formats of objects and other items displayed in the "Star Wars: The Magic of the Myth" exhibition which was on view at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) from October 31, 1997, through January 31, 1999. The images, many of which were taken by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of I...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology.
Dates:
1968-2011
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence of Frank D. Ferrari, Research Zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Ferrari's research focused on the development of copepods and related crustaceans, patterning of crustacean limbs, and the taxonomy of deep-sea copepods. He also serve...

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Creators:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
1910-2011
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of the papers of Donald Baird (1926-2011), paleontologist, anthropologist, geologist, and seventeenth and eighteenth century firearms authority. He became a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1949 (Vice President, 1983-1984; President, 1984-1985; Honorary Life Member, 1991; J. T. Gregory Award, 1996). ...

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Creators:
McCrane, Marion P.
Dates:
1962-1989
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document the involvement of Marion P. McCrane in caring for baby animals from the National Zoological Park where she headed the Information and Education Division from 1962 through 1968; in Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ); and in The Anteaters Association. Materials include color and black and whit...

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Creators:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Dates:
1949-2011
Size:
4.69 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-534
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers documenting the career of W. Ronald Heyer, curator in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles at the National Museum of Natural History. Heyer's research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical amphibians. There is also a small amount of materials created by James Arthur Peters, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
Dates:
1987-1997
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program, including the 150th Anniversary Party on the National Mall. These materials were created by Dr. Richard Kurin, Acting Director, 1987-1990, and Director, 1990-2009, of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, previously kno...

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Creators:
Weir, Thomas
Dates:
1960-1966
Size:
48 photographic prints ((1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
2,330 slides (photographs) ((2 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Thomas Weir in Liberia to document Liberian culture, 1960-1966. The photographs document the architecture, arts, events and peoples of Liberia, particularly the Bassa, Kru and Vai. Activities documented include blacksmithing, ivory carving, the making of a dugout canoe, pottery, market vending and basket and cloth weaving. Architectural images include government ministries, hospitals, schools and numerous street scenes in Monrovia, as well as Bassa houses and villages. Art works depicted include paintings on houses and signs, as well as paintings, sculptures and textiles created as tourist art. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Liberians portrayed include President William V.S. Tubman and the people of Monrovia and other towns.

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Dates:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Size:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1979-1991
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the production Smithsonian World, an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events shaping world culture and blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create a harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced ...

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Creators:
American Arachnological Society
Dates:
1960-2011
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities, history, membership, meetings, and publications of the American Arachnological Society (AAS). People represented include Charles D. Dondale, William B. Peck, Nan Lawler, David B. Richman, Karl J. Stone, and Beatrice Vogel. Publications include the "Journal of Arachnology," t...

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