Lisa Taylor Papers
This accession consists of the personal papers of Lisa Taylor, Director, Smithsonian Associates (TSA), 1966-1968, and Director, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM), 1969-1987. These materials document her personal correspondence and professional activities as well as her transition from TSA to CHM and the administration of CHM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, postcards, photographs, invitations, clippings …
This collection consists of records created and maintained by Marian H. Pettibone, a curator and curator emeritus in the Division of Worms and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology until 1998. Her specialty was polychaetes. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, photographs, and transaction files concerning specimen identifications and loans. Some materials are …
These records pertain to the exhibitions of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, beginning with the first held under the auspices of the Smithsonian, Immovable Objects/Lower Manhattan from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in June 1975, and ending with Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, which closed in September 1987. In …
John F. Lance Papers
John F. Lance (1916-1991), was a geologist and vertebrate paleontologist. He spent most of his professional career at the University of Arizona and the National Science Foundation. This accession primarily documents Lance's research on vertebrate fossils and includes correspondence; field, laboratory, and research notes; reports; publications; manuscripts and illustrations; and photographs …
William Duncan Strong papers
William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.
William Jasper Sando Papers
This accession consists of correspondence, fieldwork proposals and itineraries, project proposals and budgets, and monthly and quarterly reports concerning the work of William Jasper Sando, research scientist for the United States Geological Survey. Sando's research primarily concerned the study of fossil corals and how their evolutionary development could be used …
Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. Collection
This collection consists of the records and historical materials of the Early Bird organization, including correspondence; photographs; the organization's newsletter, Chirp; financial records; reunion memorabilia; biographical material of members; and membership lists. This material was donated to the Museum after the National Air Museum was designated as the official repository for Early Bird records.
These papers document the history of the agrostology section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (1901-1939), and the Section of Grasses, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1912-1963) at the time Albert Spear Hitchcock and Mary Agnes Chase worked for the USDA and the USNH …
National Systematics Laboratory Records
The materials in this accession were compiled mainly during the tenure of Bruce B. Collette as Director of the Laboratory. Materials include correspondence, recommendations, manuscripts, articles, grant applications and proposals, research, and specimen loans.
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.