The Research and Development (RAND) Corporation Videohistory Collection
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 research when …
Research Foundation Records
This accession consists of records documenting research funded by the Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reports, proposals, budgetary and financial information, and related materials.
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting agenda and notes, exhibition proposals and research, and program development records which were created by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum.
This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO. Files marked [JPL RSA]* are Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Research Support Agreements …
This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory projects and activities. Materials include proposals, correspondence, progress reports, cost estimates, notes, final project reports, research announcements, and memoranda.
This accession consists of material pertaining to grant funding including correspondence, memoranda, reports, vouchers, and budgets. Records are listed by principle investigator, finding agency and grant title.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of …
NASM Historical Files
This accession consists of records documenting events, mostly for corporations and professional associations, held at the National Air and Space Museum, including introductions to special viewings of films, speeches, seminars, symposia, and meetings. Materials include audiocassettes.
These records 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.
Grants and Contracts
The Contracting Officer is authorized to negotiate federal and private grants and contracts for the Smithsonian, and the records contain information on formulation and administration of contracts that is especially useful for information about research conducted by Smithsonian Institution staff. These records include copies of grants and contracts kept by …