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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:
Litzinger, Beatrice
Litzinger, Joseph
Dates:
1900-1990
Size:
2.75 Cubic feet (8.5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0530
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of seven series, the largest, Series 1, being the postcards. The largest categories in this series are the geographic, both United States and foreign, and greeting cards. The most important and probably the most interesting of the geographic cards are from Maryland as they give us an historic view of the state. This is part...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1980
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily documents the Native American Training Program in which Jane R. Glaser was Training Program Manager and James A. Hanson served as Training Program Coordinator. The purpose of the program was to assist Native American communities with establishing tribal museums and to provide guidance in regard to museum management, ...

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Creators:
United States, Bureau of Fisheries
Dates:
circa 1877-1948
Size:
4 linear meters and 5 microfilm reels.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include original logbooks for the Fish Commission vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, and Danglade containing hydrographic and dredging data; transcribed records of some of that data; accession records, transmittal records, lists, and correspondence concerning specimens taken by the Commission; material concern...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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Dates:
circa 1885-1900
Size:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Indians by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection c...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0311
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.

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Creators:
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952
Dates:
1902
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-033
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Thomas Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952), a geologist and oceanographer with the United States Geological Survey, the United States National Museum, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research focused on the study of corals and coral reefs, the investigation of larger foraminifera, and oceanogr...

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