Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
This accession consists of proposals, grants, and contracts for scholarly studies conducted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other Federal agencies. Materials include correspondence, grant proposals and supplements, contracts and modifications, progress reports, and requests for foreign travel.
Ecology Program Records
This record unit consists of files documenting the operation of the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE), 1965-1970, and its successor, the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES), 1970-1973. The records were created primarily by administrators Buechner, 1965-1968; Wallen, 1969; and Jenkins, 1970-1973. They include organizational files, 1965-1973; administrative records, 1965-1973, including material concerning the …
This accession consists of miscellaneous administrative records from the Office of the Secretary. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Gallery of Art (NGA), personnel matters, research corporations, and general Smithsonian Institution history.
C.L. Stong Papers
These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1975. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor …
Riccardo Giacconi Papers
This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on space policy. Particularly well-documented …
Development and Operation Records
This record unit consists of administrative records, such as reports, correspondence, and attendance records, in addition to records concerning each show, such as scripts, correspondence, and proposals. The actual audio and video tapes are in Record Unit 520. Material from the 1950s and 1960s concerns a proposed Washington Planetarium.
These records represent most of the activities of the Editorial and Publications Division. Included are a range of fiscal and administrative records pertaining to Smithsonian publications, especially correspondence with United States National Museum publications authors and background records for Annual Reports; news releases and news clippings; materials pertaining to Smithsonian …
These records provide documentation of the creation and preparation of exhibits for the most important period in the history of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - the planning, fabrication, and installation of two dozen major galleries for the new museum building, which opened in 1976. Also included is material on …
Audiotapes and Videotapes
This collection consists of videotapes and audiotapes of Spacearium presentations.
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, budget records, manuscripts, and publications documenting the operations and programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division.