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Dates:
1871-1912
Size:
1,195 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of geologic features and the natural environment of the American West, Alaska, and Mexico, most of which were created during government surveys and the expansion of railroads during the 1800s. There are also photographs collected and made by individuals who worked or traveled in the west. Depicted locales include Alaska, Arizona, Brit...

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Creators:
Martyl, 1917-2013
Dates:
1918-1977
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.martyl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Martyl Langsdorf, professionally known by just her first name, Martyl, date from 1918 to 1977 and measure 2.6 linear feet. Included within the collection is correspondence; subject files; biographical data; writings and notes; sketches; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; guest books; price lists; receipts; reproductio...

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Creators:
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
Bell, William, 1830-1910
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
Dates:
1871-1874
Size:
54 Albumen prints
7 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.229
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographs documenting American Indian communities and landscape scenes in the Southwest photographed by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Bell for U.S. geographical surveys circa 1971-1974.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Hinds, Julian, 1881-1975 (civil engineer)
Dates:
1881-1975
Size:
14.2 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0287
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A letter dated August 4, 1971 from the Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, to Julian Hinds stated: "This is addressed to you as an Honorary Member of the Society at the request of the ASCE Committee on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering to bring attention to the possibility that you may wish to...

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Bier, Peter J.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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Creators:
Keen, A. Myra (Angeline Myra), 1905-1986, interviewee
Dates:
1983
Size:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9527
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Creators:
Wirtz, Milton S., Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1973-1988
1941-1947
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0501
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains materials relating to Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., and his involvement in the development of plastic eye prosthesis from 1941 to 1947. It includes news clippings about Dr. Wirtz and several articles regarding the process and the materials used in the manufacture of artificial eyes. The bulk of the collection consists of graph...

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Creators:
Beatty, William Gedney
Dates:
circa 1892-1900
Size:
5 Glass plate negatives
1 Contact print
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.160
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection contains 5 photographs depicting Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling sites at Mesa Verde, Colorado prior to restoration, circa 1892-1900. The collection was photographed or collected by architect and artist W. Gedney Beatty.

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Creators:
Bogart, Brad J.
Lark, Frank E.
Dates:
1911-1927
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0128
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of court proceedings in Yuma County, Arizona relating to the remains of W.C. Gilbert and charges against Rex Dalgish, Manuel Leobo, R. W. Wilson, and Andrew Chavez. In addition, there is a scrapbook documenting a trip along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.

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Creators:
Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
Dates:
circa 1972-2010
Size:
5.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sancjuan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of printmaker, muralist, painter and teacher Juan Sánchez measure 5.4 linear feet and date from circa 1972 to 2010. The collection documents Sánchez's career through professional files that include three video recordings for a project, one video recording of an interview for the University of Colorado, correspondence, proposals, and a file regarding Sánchez's Louis Armstrong mural. Also found are printed materials, such as exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, magazines and journals, and posters relating to Sánchez and other artists; and artwork that includes prints and mock-ups for various projects.

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