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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service
Dates:
circa 1908-1971
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 502
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the correspondence of the director of the International Exchange Service along with invoices and shipping instructions. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the exchange of printed matter between parties in the United States and abroad.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research.
Dates:
1976-1986
Size:
34.5 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records pertaining to offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Research as well as includes materials regarding projects funded by the Scholarly Studies Program.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science
Dates:
1923-1980
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (31 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of miscellaneous correspondence, fiscal records, annual reports, incoming and outgoing curatorial correspondence, personnel files, and records pertaining to the Computer History Project. Staff documented include Susan Faye Cannon.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
1997-2006
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates (TSA).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1982-1988
Size:
9.48 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and production of the exhibition "Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842," curated by Herman J. Viola. Materials include research materials, funding proposals, contact sheets, speech notes, loan records, evaluations, committee materials, drafts of s...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1850-1957
Size:
55 Boxes (approximately.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Series 2 materials include cinema lobby cards, fire insurance maps, photographs and scrapbooks of liquor and wine labels. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
2002-2004
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.

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