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.
Helena M. Weiss Oral History Interviews
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 …
Revista Aérea Collection
The subject reference files of Revista Aérea Latinoamericana regarding aviation in Latin America during 1937-2003.
Trust Fund Subcontracts
These records document subcontracts issued by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and funded with private funds of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include proposals, contracts, correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning agreements with contractors to develop instruments and provide equipment for SAO projects and programs.
Tom D. Crouch Papers
This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, a senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch joined the curatorial staff at NASM in 1974 to assist with preparing exhibitions for the opening of the museum in 1976. In 1985, he transferred to the National …
This accession consists of records that document three projects by the Environmental Awareness Program. First is a report produced for the Rockefeller Foundation concerning efforts by museums to promote environmental awareness. Records concerning this report include drafts of lectures and the report itself as well as background and conference information …
This accession consists of staff project files pertaining to internal grants made to National Museum of American History (NMAH) staff for the development and execution of projects. Materials include proposal guidelines, original grant proposals, correspondence and notes, progress reports, financial transfer documentation, and research information.
Lloyd Espenschied Papers
Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.
Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around the world; and …
This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.