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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-2001
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-276
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Sci...

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Creators:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0315
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Although the obvious intention of the organizers of this file was to produce a comprehensive, alphabetical file of images of important scientists, inventors, engineers, and other figures in the history of science and technology, the resulting representation of significant subjects is somewhat haphazard. Also, there are some portraits of subjects o...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Medical Sciences
Dates:
circa 1890-1977
Size:
21.13 cu. ft. (42 document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Division of Medical Sciences and its predecessors, chiefly for the years 1917-1975. Included are correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, and administrative files concerning the Division's collections, exhibits, and research into the history of medicine and pharmacy. Of special interest is an ...

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Creators:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Organization for Progressive Engineers
New University Conference
Scientists for Social and Political Action
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Dates:
1968 - 1969
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0473
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection covers the period 1968-1969, the blossoming of the anti-Vietnam War protest movement. The papers primarily concern the March 4, 1969 voluntary research stoppage at MIT. This day was set aside to discuss and criticize the cooperation of MIT researchers with the US Department of Defense and included speakers George McGovern and Noam Ch...

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Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.). Aeronautical Archives
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910
Dates:
1888-1910
Size:
13 Volumes ((various pagings), ill., 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-RR.TL540.C45A2c
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science
Dates:
1962-2011
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-384
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Paul Forman, Curator of modern physics, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Medicine and Science, and during the years when modern physics was part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, and the Divisio...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences
Dates:
1957-1986
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 471
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda pertaining to exhibition planning, acquisitions, curatorial research, and collections management. In addition there are minutes of meetings with organizations including the American Association of Health and Medical Museums, as well as the American Academy of the History of ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences
Dates:
1969, undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of photomicrographs of and research data related to lunar samples collected from the Apollo 11 mission. These materials were maintained by Dr. William G. Melson, Associate Curator in Charge of the Division of Petrology in the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Mineral Sciences. Melson utilized these ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences
Dates:
1987-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains files about the American Association of Museums (AAM), International Council of Museums (ICOM), National Academy of Public Affairs (NAPA), and Polar Research Board, all of which document Robert S. Hoffmann's roll of Assistant Secretary for Science. The goal of the AAM is to strengthen and expand the educational role o...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for the Sciences
Dates:
1990-1995
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Robert S. Hoffmann's files from 1990-1995. There is information on the Washington Biologists Field Club which gives a brief history, by-laws, and membership information. Also in this accession are files relating to the Material Culture Forum from 1993-1995, which includes issues of the Grapevine Newsletter, a history...

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