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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research
Dates:
1969-2002
Size:
19.5 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP). Originally administered entirely by the National Zoological Park (NZP), Department of Zoological Research, the GLTCP focused on the conservation of the golden lion tamarin in its natural habitat and was responsible for the...

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Creators:
McElvare, Rowland Robbins, 1893-1976
Dates:
1936-1967
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection documents McElvare's activities in the field of lepidopterology. Of principal interest is the correspondence between McElvare and numerous amateur and professional lepidopterists, both in this country and abroad. These letters deal predominantly with insect collection and exchange, as well as the sharing of information on ...

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Dates:
circa 1880-1890
Size:
38 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-50
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting artifacts collected and peoples encountered during the Wilkes Expedition, also known as the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. They include images of clubs, axes, spears, sennit rolls, paddles and canoes, a drum, clothing, and people from Fiji, Hawaii, the Marquesas Islands, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Samoa, and ...

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Creators:
Ruch Family
Dates:
between 1922-1925
Size:
326 photographic prints (dupe prints, 8 x 10 in. )
211 photographic prints ((1 vol.) + papers., black & white, 8 x 13 cm. or smaller.)
115 lantern slides (hand colored, 6 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken and lantern slides collected by Andrew and Martha Ruch to document their experiences as missionaries in Africa during the 1920s. The photographs document Andrew and Martha Ruch's missionary work and their activities among the Kikuyu people. Places shown include Cairo, Egypt; the Mediterranean Sea; a beach in Mombasa, Kenya; Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Activities depicted include building houses, carrying loads such as grass (for thatching), luggage, water and wood; cooking; drying skins; grinding millet; pounding sugar cane and selling items from boats to ship passagers. Ceremonies included are baptisms and church ceremonies. Portraits of people include Christian converts; chiefs, children; families; Muhia, Ruchs' assistant; the Ruches; and warriors. Many of the portraits document African clothing, ornaments, scarification and weapons. Architectural images include building materials, grain bins, houses (including Ruch's home), mosques, museums in Cairo, pyramids, railroads, temples in Egypt and villages. Boats, motorcycles and ships are also pictured. Nature scenes of landscapes and animals vary greatly and include mountains, trails, rivers, vegetation, waterfalls as well as birds, camels, cattle, donkeys, lizards and a lion.

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Creators:
Rosenberg, Dorothy
Dates:
1963-1984
Size:
9 cu. ft. (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7447
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Dorothy Rosenberg Papers include materials collected by Rosenberg both as a consultant researching the history of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, 1826-1984, from 1980 to 1984; and also naturally during her tenure as Executive Assistant to Secretary S. Dillon Ripley from 1973 to 1980. The first portion of the papers consi...

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Creators:
Enders, Robert K. (Robert Kendall), 1899-1988 interviewee
Dates:
1976
Size:
2 audiotapes (reference tapes).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9562
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Oral History Project is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the project is to conduct and collect interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1985-1998
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. Productions in this accession include "Speak to My Heart," "Source of the Mekong" and "Lords of the Garden" [Smithsonian Expedition Specials], "Smithsonian Quest," "Making of Gone with the Wind," "Celebrat...

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Dates:
circa 1915
Size:
2 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Robert Lowie and other anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley. One photograph depicts the Yana Indian Ishi with Robert Harry Lowie, Paul Radin, Edward Sapir, and Thomas T. Waterman. The second photograph, which appears to have been made around the same time, shows Alfred Louis Kroeber, Lowie, a man, and a wo...

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Creators:
Ladd, Harry Stephen, 1899-
Dates:
circa 1915-1982 and undated
Size:
2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7396
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Ladd's career with the USGS and his research on the geology of Pacific Islands. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting field work, USGS matters, research and the publication of papers, and professional activities; diaries and field notes, mostly documenting his investigations in the Pacific; sc...

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Dates:
1997
Size:
1 audiotape (reference copy).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9606
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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