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United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Dates:
1838-1885
Size:
4.37 cu. ft. (6 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Several reports covering the scientific work of the expedition were made, and most were published. One of the exceptions was the ichthyology report, which Charles Pickering was originally assigned to prepare. It was delayed, however; and by the middle of 1849, Jean Louis Agassiz had been placed in charge of the work. Due to the pressures of hi...

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Rungius, Carl, 1869-1959
Dates:
1896-1995
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rungcarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Carl Rungius papers, 1896-1995, measure 0.6 linear feet. A scrapbook and three photograph albums document the work, interests, and family of the wildlife painter and illustrator.

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DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1830-1983
undated
Size:
12 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S19
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 19, Art and Literature contains approximately 860 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting popular attitudes towards art and literature in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929
Dates:
circa 1850s-1919
Size:
24.9 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box) (49 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (8 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7167
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of Ridgway correspondence with Spencer Fullerton Baird, drawings of birds, and material collected by Ridgway for his important work, Color Standards and Nomenclature (Washington, 1912). Many of the materials in this collection are available online. View Digitized Materials.

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Hay, Oliver Perry, 1846-1930
Dates:
1911-1930
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1957-1983
Size:
79.59 cu. ft. (64 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (30 blueprint storage boxes) (11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 478
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration, operation and scientific work of the STP Baker-Nunn camera and laser-ranging stations. The majority of the files were created after the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) reorganization in 1973 and maintained by the Radio and Geoastronomy Division. The re...

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National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1946-1997
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-052
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records created and maintained by Marian H. Pettibone, a curator and curator emeritus in the Division of Worms and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology until 1998. Her specialty was polychaetes. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, photographs, and transaction files concerning specimen identific...

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National Museum of Natural History. Division of Crustacea
Dates:
circa 1932-1965 and undated
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities of Fenner Albert Chace, Zoologist Emeritus, Division of Crustacea, 1965-1998. Papers pertain mostly to his career prior to joining the Smithsonian, his research and fieldwork, writings, and his affiliation with fellow scholars and professional organizations in the ...

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Creators:
Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850
Dates:
1849-1904
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7301
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include Troost's manuscript on the crinoids of Tennessee; diagrams, sketches, and notes on crinoids; and a small bit of correspondence concerning the history of the manuscript.

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