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Dates:
1835 - 1897
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1386
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Cyrus W. Field's efforts to lay the transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1866. The materials include photographs, correspondence, resolutions, maps, charts, and printed publications about Field and the transatlantic Cable.

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Creators:
American Association of Museums
Dates:
1970-1983
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the presidency of Kenneth Starr, from June 1978 through May 30, 1980. The most important files are the monthly reports, 1978-1980, which detail the president's activities, as well as those of the executive committee and the American Association of Museums (AAM) council from 1978 through 1980. Also included are Starr's ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-544
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting projects and administrative matters of the Exhibits Design Division and its predecessor units the Exhibits and Public Services Department, c. 1965-1974; the Exhibits Division, 1974-1980; the Exhibits and Presentation Division, 1980-1985; the Division of Exhibits and Public Spaces, 1985-1992; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
1980-1987
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of reports, five-year plans, researches, and development plans of the bureaus under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research. Also included are photographs of the Fred C. Whipple Observatory, architectural plans for Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and books on butterflies and fishes.

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Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992, interviewee
Dates:
1974
Size:
8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9592
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:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology
Dates:
1932-1980
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning the administration and activities of the Department. Also included are invoices, curatorial papers, and administrative records. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and from before the creation of the museum when it was p...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space Science and Exploration
Dates:
circa 1960-1986
Size:
22.5 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 348
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative files from the Department of Astronautics and the Department of Space Science and Exploration. Materials include correspondence, budget materials, exhibit scripts, annual reports, files of former curator Richard Hallion, correspondence of Durant concerning the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astron...

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Creators:
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dates:
1963-1992
Size:
68 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files from Robert Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). These records contain memoranda and correspondence from various zoos, parks, aquariums, animal farms, and breeding grounds within the United States. Materials also include a variety of information on various ...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.998
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections contains documents ane ephemera concerning people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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