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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Terrain Gallery
Dates:
circa 1950s-2005
bulk 1955-1985
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.terrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Terrain Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. The bulk of the records consists of exhibition files that document over one hundred and forty exhibitions as well as the gallery's relationship with artists. The collection includes founding documents, correspondence, artists' files, writings and an interview, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Zoology
Dates:
1943-1958
Size:
9 cu. ft. (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 243
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of records of the Department of Zoology under Head Curator Waldo LaSalle Schmitt and includes outgoing correspondence, 1946-1957; correspondence with the public, 1947-1957; and administrative records, 1943-1958. Also included are records of the Department of Biology, 1943-1947. For other records relating to the Depar...

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Creators:
Brogan, Jack
Dates:
1968-2016
bulk 1971-2009
Size:
4.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brogjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of technical artist, fabricator, and conservator Jack Brogan measure 4.25 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2016 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1971 to 2009. The collection documents Brogan's collaboration with many artists associated with Southern California Light and Space art to help realize their ideas. Papers include biographical material, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. There is a 2.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes files related to projects with Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, Robert Therrien, Philip Aziz, Peter Alexander, Roy Lichtenstein, Lita Albuquerque and others. Some files relate to repairs to work by Lynda Benglis, Larry Bell, John McCracken, Hal Metzer. Several files relate to projects Brogan worked on for churches and synagogues, including First Baptiste Church, Pomona, California. Many contain multiple original drawings, sketches, and notes by artists. Material dates from 1973-2014.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1974-1993
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records of Douglas Robinson, Registrar, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The records date from 1974-1993, with the major portion being from 1985-1993. The records include Outgoing loans, 1985-1993; Exhibition Files, which include a list of the exhibition, loan records/agreements...

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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Creators:
Swetzoff Gallery
Dates:
1941-1968
Size:
18.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swetgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Boston, Massachusetts Swetzoff Gallery measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1968. Materials include administrative files, scattered general correspondence, named files, exhibition files, financial records, printed material, a scrapbook of printed material, photographs, and the personal papers of Hyman Swetzoff.

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Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
Elk Rapids Iron Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Rust Boiler Company
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Dates:
1890-1928
Size:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, comprised mostly of business correspondence (typescript, handwritten, and letter press books), from Edwin Rust's career as an engineer, specializing in boilers and steam engines. Also included are agreements, receipts, telegrams, blueprints, sketches, job cost records, rate of wages (Antrim Iron Company), daily labor reports (Elk Rapid Iron...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1965-1987
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 382
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, primarily under the chairmanships of George E. Watson and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., with additional material from the tenures of Philip S. Humphrey, George R. Zug, W. Ronald Heyer, and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. The records include memoranda, correspondence, and subject ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1994
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, ...

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