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Creators:
Mitman, Carl Weaver, 1889-
Dates:
1937-1946, 1949
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7386
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Almost all of the papers in this collection deal with Carl Weaver Mitman's role as chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee. Loyal B. Aldrich, William N. Fenton, Herbert Friedmann, and Webster P. True also served on the committee. Minutes of the committee's meetings, correspondence and notes document the committee's projects. In addition to ...

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Kleiman, Devra G.
Dates:
circa 1979-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1942-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman bec...

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Creators:
Howell, Arthur H. (Arthur Holmes), 1872-1940
Dates:
circa 1905-1940, 1967
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956
Dates:
1908-1940
Size:
2.85 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.'s papers include personal material concerning awards and his investigation of Christian Science; material on mammalogical research including extensive correspondence with Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas of the British Museum; and material on Miller's research with primates, especially the Piltdown Man and primate b...

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Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1959-1970
Size:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0199
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains documents pertaining to the Tiros/TOS/ESSA program. The material consists primarily of mission plans, engineering reports, and field operation procedures.

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Creators:
Serros, Michele M.
Magana, Antonio
Dates:
1968-2012
Size:
4 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Michele M. Serros was a Chicana writer who grew up in Oxnard, California. She is best known for Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard and How to be a Chicana role model. The papers cover her childhood, high school work, undergraduate courses, published works, and speaking and workshop engagements. The collection also includes photographs, drawings, and her high school yearbook.

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Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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Creators:
Lord, Dentsu & Partners
Dates:
1981-1989
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0455
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Flying Tigers is a national and international cargo and express mail carrier based in Los Angeles, California . The collection consists of mechanicals, proofsheets, advertising slicks, promotional material and other collateral l created by Lord, Dentsu & Partners for the Flying Tigers account between 1981 and 1988.

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Creators:
Sumner, Harold Townsend
Sumner Hosiery Mill
Dates:
1946-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0719
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Sumner Hosiery Mill through articles, newspaper clippings, publications, advertisements, and photographs.

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