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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Architectural League of New York
Dates:
1880s-1974
Size:
114.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.archleag
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Architectural League of New York measure 114.9 linear feet and date from 1880s-1974 (bulk 1927-1968). The League's mission "to advance the art of architecture" is documented through administrative and business records, committee records and officers' files, exhibition files, records of functions and events, correspondence, publicity files, photographs, lantern slides, and 16 scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Science
Dates:
circa 1990-1998
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of alphabetical subject files from the Office of the Associate Director for Science. Associate Directors represented in these materials include Daniel E. Appleman, 1989-1993; Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Acting Associate Director for Science, 1993-1995, David L. Pawson, 1995-1998, and Ross B. Simons, Acting Associate Director ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Science
Dates:
circa 1989-1997
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of alphabetical subject files from the Office of the Associate Director for Science. Associate Directors represented in these records include Daniel E. Appleman, Anna K. Behrensmeyer (Acting), and David L. Pawson.

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Creators:
Artists Talk on Art
Dates:
circa 1974-2018
Size:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.artitalk
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution Women's Council
Dates:
1972-1983
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 310
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Council consist of correspondence; memoranda; newsletters of the Council and related women's groups; Council's Constitution with amendments and Charter; newsclippings; meeting agendas; photographs of Council members, Smithsonian officials, and special events; an architectural drawing and plans of a proposed site for a child ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1875-1902
Size:
16.5 cu. ft. (33 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 201
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of two of the special files maintained by the Department of Correspondence and Documents. In 1902 a new system for maintaining records was established. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions.

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Creators:
Swift, Mary
Dates:
1973-2004
Size:
8.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swiftmar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer and curator Mary Swift measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2004. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Swift took while working for the Washington Review. The images consist of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are some personal papers; two video recordings of art events in Washington, D.C.; research material and a manuscript from Swift's M.A. thesis "Howard William Mehring, 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter" from George Washington University; and approximately 130 sound recordings of interviews conducted by Swift and panel discussions.

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Creators:
Weems, Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.)
Dates:
circa 1905-circa 2005
Size:
79 Cubic feet ( 209 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0052
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Philip Van Horn (P. V. H. ) Weems Papers contain 79 cu. ft. of materials related to his life and career.

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Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
1893-2012
Size:
129 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.

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