This accession consists of records that document the operation and administration of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Canal Zone and elsewhere in Panama. The majority of the records were created by Ira Rubinoff, Biologist and Assistant Director of Marine Biology, 1964-1970, Assistant Director of Science, 1970-1973, and Director, 1973-2008; Roberta W …
John Victor Murra papers
Swift, Arthur L.
Sturtevant, William C.
Yanez Perez, Luis
The Papers of John Victor Murra document his personal and professional life through audiovisual materials, correspondence, diaries, graduate school notes, lectures, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, published materials collected by Murra, reading and research notes and his own writings. The materials span more than 70 years. The collection includes materials relating to Murra's immigration to the United States and later lawsuit for naturalization, his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago, his experiences in the Spanish Civil War and in Ecuador during the Second World War as Don Collier's assistant, his teaching career at a number of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad including the University of Puerto Rico, Vassar College, Yale University, and Cornell University, and his research interests such as the fieldwork projects he directed at Hunuco and Lake Titicaca. The bulk of his correspondence may be found in Series I - Correspondence which mostly consists of his communications with former classmates from the University of Chicago, colleagues in the United States and abroad, and former students. Series IV - Biographical and Series VII - Graduate School and Teaching contain a significant amount of material pertaining to Murra's studies at the University of Chicago and his lawsuit for naturalization. Correspondence and newspaper editorials from F. C. Cole and Robert Redfield as well as oral history transcripts of Murra's personal reminiscences are among the items found in these series. For many years, Murra also kept personal diaries, originally intended as records of his dreams, which form Series III - Dream Archives. Although this collection is primarily textual in nature, there are also a photograph and an audio-visual series. The later includes recordings of Murra's Lewis Henry Morgan lectures. The occasional photograph also appears throughout other series.
These records document administrative operations and exhibition programs of the Department of the History of Science and Technology and its predecessors, chiefly from 1958 to 1985. A small amount of the records pertain to technological exhibitions and other activities of curatorial divisions located in the Arts and Industries Building in the 1920s and …
Biographical Information File
The Biographical Information File contains biographies of individuals associated with the Smithsonian as either administrative officers, curators, collectors, donors, regents, or research associates. Occasionally biographies of individuals less closely associated with the Institution are included.
These records include administrative subject files, personnel records, financial and budgetary materials, and exhibition files. The administrative subject files contain letters, memoranda, reports, inventories, and other records which chronicle the day-to-day operations of NCFA. Among these are correspondence with NCFA curators and Smithsonian administrators; the development and opening of the …
Grants and Contracts
The Contracting Officer is authorized to negotiate federal and private grants and contracts for the Smithsonian, and the records contain information on formulation and administration of contracts that is especially useful for information about research conducted by Smithsonian Institution staff. These records include copies of grants and contracts kept by …
Brooke Hindle Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Linda Dunne, Deputy Director, documenting restructuring of departments, personnel and vacancies, museum attendance, donations from non-profit organizations, and the development of the ArtCIS collection management system. Materials include memoranda, printed e-mail, notes, organizational charts, and planning documents.
Secretarial Search Committee Records
This accession consists of records of the Search Committee, appointed by the Board of Regents, to select the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.