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Creators:
Tantalus Project
Rowe, Ednor "Ed"
Pruett, Charles
Olson, Cliff
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Dates:
1940-1995
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0532
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of notebooks, manuals, and other data and operational logbooks documenting the creation, building, and maintenance of Tantalus, and the experiments performed on the machine. Tantalus was the first dedicated synchrotron radiation laboratory and source. Series 5 and Series 6 include oral and video histories with Edno...

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Creators:
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Dates:
1894-1956 and undated
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7327
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer need...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1994-2000
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the tenure of Milo Cleveland Beach, Director of the Arthur M. Sackler/Freer Gallery of Art (1987-2001). Materials include incoming correspondence, brochures and related materials. Outgoing correspondence is documented in the series titled "Chronological Files."

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1985-1998
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Director's external correspondence and internal memoranda pertaining to exhibitions, donors, recommendations, collection inquiries, technology, publications, events, conferences, and meetings. Correspondence was generated by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001). Materials include printed email and relevant...

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
circa 1986-1994
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Treasurer's records created by J. P. Cuerrier and Suzanne B. McLaren, 1985-1992. Also included is miscellaneous material mostly concerning SPNHC annual meetings, and general correspondence, 1985-1988. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Bishop, John Wallis (Jack)
Dates:
1918-1936
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document case)
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0086
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John (Jack) Wallis Bishop was born June 8, 1892, in Berlin, Maryland. He was trained as a pilot at the US Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University in 1917 and subsequently enlisted in Canada and was assigned to the 66th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) at the front for 14 months in northern Italy. He shot down two enemy aircraft and participated in 22 low altitude bombing raids. In the 1930s, he became a flying instructor and pilot at Roosevelt Field. Bishop was killed in a flying accident at Roosevelt Field on August 30, 1936. This collection contains materials from Bishop's career as a pilot, including a diary, logbooks, newsletters, permits, photographs, and articles.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History
Dates:
1981-1985
Size:
10.8 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document research for the major permanent exhibition in the museum, After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800, which opened in 1985. Included are scripts; contracted research reports by non-museum historians; graphics files for logos and stationery; public relations and educational t...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1987
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1816-1912
Size:
0.86 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 9 folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Doctors
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Doctors forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1992
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-014
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the tenures of directors Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), and Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992). The records consist mostly of Collections Committee records pertaining to purchases, loans, and gifts; minutes of meetings; insurance claims; budget, appropriations, and audit reports; inventories; ...

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