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Creators:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1967-1976
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-185
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of films depicting buildings, museum objects, and events at the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Many of the films show the construction of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and the installation of its aircraft. Other subjects include giant pandas at the National Zoological Park, construction of the Hirshhorn M...

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Creators:
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942
Dates:
1875-1970
Size:
7.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kahnalbp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect Albert Kahn date from 1875-1970, bulk 1875-1945, and measure 7.02 linear feet. Found within the papers is biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, nine sketchbooks, art work, notes and writings, two scrapbooks, printed material, photographs and photograph albums, artifacts, and motion picture film.

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Creators:
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Dates:
1866-1890
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five children's books about the circus, a brochure announcing the show in London, an 1873 advertisement for the Great Traveling World's Fair of Barnum's, and two scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1896, 1916, 1944, 1960-2013
Size:
12.25 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-101
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of the correspondence of Clyde F. E. Roper, Research Zoologist Emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These records span his entire career, including some materials that predate his work at the National Museum of Natural History. Roper specialized in cephalopods with a particular focus on giant ...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 428
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1979-1998
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the organization, design, and promotion of exhibits. Major exhibitions represented include "Ocean Planet," "Seeds of Change," and "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, planning documents, exhibit proposals, research notes and materials, letters of agreement, floor p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
2.96 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains audiovisual materials from "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection series. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Mate...

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Creators:
Eisenberg, John Frederick, 1935-
Dates:
circa 1960-1982 and undated
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7411
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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