This accession consists of records created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer, Associate Director, documenting administrative activities. Some materials pre-date Wemmer and the Conservation and Research Center (CRC) and were probably collected from other offices as informational files. Major topics include the American Association for Zoological Parks and Aquariums (now …
This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) administrative and professional activities during the tenures of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Patricia L. Fiske, Acting Director, 1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008; and Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. Topics covered include diversity, fundraisers, exhibitions, events …
This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Institution events, exhibitions, or projects. Documented in this collection is the traveling exhibition "America's Smithsonian" in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and Smithsonian Secretaries I. Michael Heyman and Lawrence M. Small. Materials include correspondence, news clippings, memoranda, photographs, contracts …
This accession consists of correspondence documenting Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) activities; publications; newsletters; records related to the ASC Council, workshops, and grant opportunities promoted by ASC; files concerning projects; records documenting relations between ASC and sister organizations; and membership records.
Curatorial Correspondence and Memoranda
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda and project files documenting the work of Richard H. Benson (1929-2003). Benson was an expert on animal forms and served as chair of the Paleobiology Department from 1997-2001.
Outgoing Loan Files
This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loans of works of art. Materials include correspondence, requests for loans, loan agreement forms, outgoing loan receipts, bills of lading, insurance documents, object images, facility reports, brochures, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
William T. Sherman collection of Alexander Gardner photographs
Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was a photographer best known for his portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, his American Civil War photographs, and his photographs of American Indian delegations. This collection contains 61 albumen prints that were shot by Gardner circa 1866-1868 and held in General William T. Sherman's personal collection. Photographs depict American Indian tribes and Peace Commissioners involved in the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty; photographs shot along the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division in 1867; and photographs of American Indian delegations visiting Washington, D. C. from 1866-1868.
These records document the activities of the Office of American Studies, particularly its head, Wilcomb E. Washburn, and concern scholarly conferences, papers given, book reviews, and related correspondence.
This accession consists primarily of the correspondence of Clyde F. E. Roper, Research Zoologist Emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These records span his entire career, including some materials that predate his work at the National Museum of Natural History. Roper specialized in cephalopods with a particular focus on …
This accession consists of records that document the administrative and professional activities of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Office of the Director. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Abram Lerner, HMSG Director from 1974-1984, and James T. Demetrion, Director 1984- . Some of the Lerner correspondence dates back to 1965, when …