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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1975
Size:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 192
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and ...

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Creators:
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.
Dates:
1942-1989
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., documenting his tenure as ichthyologist and curator at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Division of Fishes. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; research files; reports; budget summaries; conference and symposium information; contracts; proposals; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
circa 1988-2012
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development of exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Institution Building, and the International Gallery. The Arts and Industries Building, Office of Exhibitions was formed when Ellen Dorn was appointed as Director of Exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1965-1985
Size:
58 cu. ft. (58 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 477
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document an important change in the scope of the Smithsonian's concerns. Four of the bureaus and offices represented in these records existed in some form prior to 1964: the National Museum of American History, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. All the others we...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1979-1990
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 527
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the files of Ross B. Simons through 1989 and document his responsibilities in the science bureaus of the Smithsonian Institution, particularly its environmental programs. The records include correspondence and memoranda, reports, fellowship information, minutes of meetings, and budget files. Researchers should also co...

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Dates:
2010, 2013
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9624
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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. Progra...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
1984-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence and records of Margaret Cogswell, Special Audience Coordinator of the Office of Educational Programs. Records pertaining to DC Cultural Consortium, 1990-1995; Artist's Equality, 1993-1996; Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 1990-1992; Hispanic Heritage Month, 1991-1993; National Museum of ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Computer Services
Dates:
1975-1982
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence with domestic and foreign universities concerning the SELGEM computer system. The Office of Computing Services (OCS) files were maintained by S. A. Kovy, Director of OCS, and consist of correspondence, printouts, reading files, and reports.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 281
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the tenure of Charles Blitzer as assistant secretary for History and Art from 1973 to 1979. There are also records pertaining to the Office of Education and Training, 1965-1968, which Blitzer had directed. The celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution was a major Smithsonian project from 1972 to 197...

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