These records document the operations of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP) and its work in the museum community. Of special interest are records of the Kellogg Project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation in an effort to expand the educational influence of museums.
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Biological Diversity Program, including the Biological Diversity in Tropical Latin America (BIOLAT) and Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments (BDFF) projects. Materials include research and grant proposals, correspondence, progress reports, contracts, information on budgets, resumes and correspondence from researchers in the …
This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were compiled by the Office of …
This accession includes International Center records which document programs of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, executive committee and annual board minutes, payroll earning lists, newspaper clippings, questionnaires, membership information, curriculum vitae, security precaution recommendations, articles, audited reports, blueprints, program materials, fellowship applications, publication …
Ellis Leon Yochelson Papers
These papers consist primarily of Ellis Leon Yochelson's correspondence, as Research Associate/Geologist with the United States Geological Survey. Much of the material documents his research on Charles D. Walcott, including copies of Walcott correspondence and biographical sketches.
This accession consists of records that document development of the International Center and includes correspondence with individuals and institutions interested in the activities of the Center; related background materials and articles on African, Near Eastern, and Asian subjects; original statements on the Center; and booklets in various languages on the …
John Peabody Harrington papers
Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.
This accession consists primarily of the correspondence of Clyde F. E. Roper, Research Zoologist Emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These records span his entire career, including some materials that predate his work at the National Museum of Natural History. Roper specialized in cephalopods with a particular focus on …
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 77-125, 1981-1983, and Radio Smithsonian programs 534-574, 1980; and scripts of Radio Smithsonian programs 1-400.
Alan Stone Papers
The papers of Alan Stone consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting his career at the USDA and his research on Diptera. Most of the letters concern the identification of specimens.