These records document administrative activities of the Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM). Materials include correspondence and memoranda of the former director, Richard H. Lytle, and deputy director, David A. Bearman. Records also include information pertaining to the reorganization of the office, policy and planning, personnel, budget, minutes of meetings …
This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) collections management, both formulating policy and the details of execution. Most of the records document the work of Nancy E. Gwinn as Assistant Director for Collections Management (1984 and after), though some predate that time.
Magellan Systems Corporation GPS Records
The Magellan Systems Corporation Records document various aspects of the development of several different Magellan GPS devices through engineering, research, design, manufacturing, and marketing records. Magellan Systems Corporation introduced the first hand-held differential GPS product and the conpany's focus was on research, product engineering, and design activities for GPS receivers. The collection includes correspondence and internal company reports and memoranda; design drawings; research notes; engineering notebooks, technical notes, schematics; photographs, slides and negatives; video and audiocassettes; advertisements; product literature, magazine articles and newspaper clippings; press releases; and user guides and manuals.
Collection Information System Records
This accession consists of Collection Information System (CIS) records documenting the development, processes and implementation of various computer systems used at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), such as SELGEM, SELGEM on WANG, Local CIS, the CIS/Registration Transaction Tracking System, the Museum Information Retrieval and Documentation System (MIRDS …
Riva Castleman papers
The papers of curator Riva Castleman measure 10.6 linear feet and 7.83 GB, and date from 1930-2013 with one printed item dating from 1871. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence including mail art, writing project files, notebooks, interviews, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. The collection richly documents Castleman's writing and research process and contains dozens of manuscripts for books, catalogs, and essays, as well as related correspondence and research including audio interviews and sound recordings. Several of Castleman's books about contemporary printmaking, such as Prints of the 20th Century (1976) and American Impressions (1985), are extensively documented, as are many of the catalogs she produced to accompany Museum of Modern Art exhibitions, including Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective (1987) and The Prints of Andy Warhol (1990). Some records are in born-digital form including correspondence, manuscript drafts, and audio conversations with Tatyana Grosman. Other interviews are on sound cassettes.
J. Scott Odell folk music collection
The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO. Files marked [JPL RSA]* are Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Research Support Agreements …
These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection
While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in periodicals …
This accession consists of records which document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.