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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
1986-2013
Size:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, a...

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Creators:
Preece, Eric
Dates:
1933-1944
Size:
4.4 Cubic feet (8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0502
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.

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Creators:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station
Dates:
1938-1945
bulk 1942-1944
Size:
2.2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0193
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemünde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930.

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Creators:
Pullman, Henry W.
Dates:
1928-1956
bulk [ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0018
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following ephemeral items documenting Pullman's travels: photographs and postcards, including three images of Wolfgang von Gronau's Dornier Wal; certificates - one "Jupiter Rex," for crossing the equator and one "Clipper Club," for flying around the world; and a red 10x13" scrapbook containing baggage labels, postcards, menus, guest lists, hotel and travel literature, decals, and tickets and napkins which were souvenirs from events and places he visited during his travels. A technical manual for Air-Ground Communication, December 2, 1941, was also donated as was a souvenir edition of "Plane News: Air Service Paper of the A.E.F.", January 25, 1919; a roster and photograph of the Ordnance Detachment, A.F. in G., Metternich, Germany, distributed on the occasion of a Thanksgiving Dinner, November 25, 1925; five July, 1938 images relating to Pan Am Philippine Clipper trip number 222; four World War I era images and one portrait of a young pilot in parachute harness.

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Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 Linear feet
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
7 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

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Dates:
1988
Size:
2 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9537
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
1790
Size:
1 Sheet (64x54 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7179
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The map is a view of buildings, street scenes, and hot springs. It identifies names of hot springs and includes notes on their efficacies for certain or all known ailments. It also identifies temples and other points of interest. An inset lists place names and distances from Katsatus. Affixed is a clipping of a picture showing women at an open air ...

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Creators:
Matsukawa Hanzan, Japanese, fl. 1850-82
Dates:
Nara, Japan, Hirai Sahiro, 1876
Size:
1 Page (47.6 cm x 61.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7167
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The document presents a bird's-eye view of Mt. Yoshino in spring, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Historical temples and shrines are labled in red squares. Also includes an explantory text for various points of interest, entitled "Yoshino sōsō ryakki" (Brief historical sketch of Yoshino). It has excerpts from both historical and geographica...

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