Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology
The records in this collection embody the administrative functions of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1879 to 1965. The collection consists of correspondence, card files, registers, official notices, annual and monthly work reports, research statements, research proposals, grant applications, personnel action requests, notices of personnel action, meeting minutes, purchase orders and requisitions, property records, biographical sketches, resolutions, newspaper clippings, reviews of publications, drafts of publications, circulars, programs, pamphlets, announcements, illustrations, cartographic materials, photographic prints, photographic negatives, bibliographies, and reprinted publications.
This accession consists of correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015. Some materials date from when Molella was the Department Chair of the Department of History of Science and …
Bequests, Estates, Gifts, Trusts, and Wills
This accession consists of will and codicils, financial statements regarding estates, correspondence with executors, amps showing location of deeded property, and memoranda by Smithsonian Institution employees on the status of probation of wills.
This accession consists of information pertaining to former Smithsonian Institution employees. Materials include newspaper clippings, press releases, notes, curricula vitae, journal articles, Smithsonian announcements, photographs, and contact sheets.
This record unit contains records of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1964-1972, as well as records created by its predecessor, the Department of Zoology, 1952-1964. Most of the latter records document the Department of Zoology under Head Curators Herbert Friedmann, 1957-1961; Fenner A. Chace, Jr., acting head curator, 1961-1962; and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr …
Disability Reference Collection
This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled.
Portraits made at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
178 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
The collection consists of informal portraits made at the National Museum of Natural History during the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in March 1970.
This accession consists of name files maintained by Allan A. Needell, Curator. Individuals represented in the files consist of space history experts (including some invited to lecture at the National Air and Space Museum), fellows, and interns. Some files contain only biographical information, manuscripts, or copies of articles; some files …
Frank Spencer Papers
Langham, Ian, 1942-1984
Frank Spencer was a historian of biological anthropology who began his career as a medical laboratory technician. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research files, teaching materials, photographs, and audiotapes. Spencer's research on the Piltdown hoax as well as the Piltdown research of Ian Langham, whose work Spencer continued after his death in 1984, and Spencer's research on the life and career of Aleš Hrdlička for his dissertation are both represented in the collection.
This accession consists of correspondence documenting the research of Diptera (flies), specimen identification and loans, and professional activities of F. Christian Thompson. Some materials predate 1963, when the department was the Division of Insects. Materials include correspondence, notes, drawings, memoranda, agreements, proposals, brochures, floor plans, news clippings, publications, proposals, reports, and …