Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
This accession consists of microfilms and microfiche of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files previously transferred to the Archives. The film includes copies of material in accessions 89-106, 91-018, 91-082, 91-114, 92-068, 92-138. Researchers should consult finding aids to these collections for further description of materials listed here by project number.
This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of …
This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings include: National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Anacostia Museum, Arts & Industries …
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers
This collection is composed of Krafft Ehricke's files including Ehricke's published and unpublished papers as well as papers and works by others that Ehricke gathered, presumably as reference material.
Erie Railroad Collection
Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation …
These records consist of the Central Files of the Office of Design and Construction. The files are identified by project number and title. Included are projects related to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), the Renwick Gallery of Art, the …
Archaeology reports and related material collection
With the passage of federal environmental and cultural heritage legislation during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, archaeological investigations were required before federal land could be disturbed for construction projects. Reports of these investigations, often conducted by archaeological contactors, were generally published in processed rather than printed form. The multiliths, electrostats, dittographs, and so …
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Minicomputers and Microcomputers 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 …
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.