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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
2005-2008
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
circa 1948-1974
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 247
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The record unit contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuscripts, and other materials documenting the activities of the Department of Entomology and its staff, especially during the tenures of John Frederick Gates Clarke, Karl V. Krombein, and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., as chairman. Some material concerning the professional activities ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Consultant to the Secretary (James C. Bradley)
Dates:
1963
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-195
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records maintained by Dorothy Rosenberg after James C. Bradley's death. Materials relate primarily to a publication Bradley was preparing on "events," and include other topical files relating to Smithsonian offices and museums.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)
Dates:
2001-2017
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-038
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Harold A. Closter, Director, 2004-2017. Smithsonian Affiliations was created in 1999 as a national outreach initiative of the Smithsonian. It establishes long-term collaborative relationships with communities across the country. These partnerships allow the Institution to share ...

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936.
Dates:
1887-1923
Size:
1.81 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (3 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7117
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:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
Dates:
1986-1994, with records from 1965-1985
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration operations and work with other Smithsonian Institution offices and programs. The materials also document planning for a Smithsonian-wide financial planning and information system.

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Creators:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001
Dates:
1945-2001
Size:
42.27 Linear feet (85.5 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 record storage boxes, 90 computer disks, 19 cassette tapes, 1 7" sound reel, 3 vinyl records, and 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Marvin Harris. Harris was a prominent anthropologist, best known for developing the controversial paradigm of cultural materialism. He authored several important books in the field of anthropology and taught at Columbia University and The University of Florida. The papers include correspondence, research materials, his publications, unpublished manuscripts, conference papers, lectures, subject files, teaching files, computer files, and photographs.

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Creators:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1919-1980
Size:
277.95 Cubic feet (255 records center boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of historical files on FI, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. The material consists primarily of historical/public relations material, including photographs and brochures, but also includes significant amounts of business records for FEAC, Kreider-Reisner, Hiller, Republic, Ranger, Stratos, and Swearingen. The collection also documents Fairchild's joint ventures with Fokker, Pilatus, and other aircraft manufacturers. The material also includes an extensive negative collection as well as film and videotape libraries.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Studies
Dates:
1964-1971
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records documenting the activities of the Office of Academic Studies. Materials include correspondence and reports.

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