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Creators:
United States Fish Commission
Dates:
1871-1892
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (20 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Most of the collection consists of drawings, both pen and ink and pencil, photoengravings and photographs and blueprints of fish, fishermen, fishing gear, nets, traps, seines, fishing vessels both small and large, and fish processing. Some are identified by type, some by location; others lack specific identification. Many carry comments and direct...

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Dates:
1953-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey
Dates:
1966-1971
Size:
13 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 435
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of raw and synthesized bird-banding data compiled by the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. The usual data given includes species, sex, weight, and fat content. Also included is correspondence of Watson, mostly concerning banding work; reports; and administrative records. Many of the materials in this collection...

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Dates:
circa 1921-1973
Size:
38 cu. ft. (76 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records contained in this record unit are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, United States National Museum (1962-1971) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee (1943-1959) and Director of the National Museum of History and Technolog...

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Creators:
Association of Curators Project (National Museum of American History)
Dates:
1983
Size:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Bottom, Virgil Eldon
Dates:
1936-1983.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of letters from Virgil Bottom requesting information about the early days of the quartz crystal industry in the United States and letters from "Old Timers" in the industry received by Bottom in response to his request of December 10, 1980; print materials, including a "History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the United St...

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Dates:
1958-1973
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records that document the curatorial activities of the Division of the Growth of the United States in the Museum of History and Technology, which was later renamed the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials primarily include the correspondence and memoranda of Peter C. Welsh, Curator; Anne Castrodale ...

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Creators:
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Dates:
1851-1899
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0154
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.

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Dates:
1976-2004, 2012
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, which document his activities in producing public programs for the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Earlier records date from when Bowers was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of Cultural ...

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Creators:
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

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