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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
26.5 cu. ft. (53 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 197
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are chiefly files of the Director's Office, 1964-1969, 1971-1972. During the earlier period a complicated subject-numeric system was in use. In 1971 a simpler subject-numeric plan was used and replaced before the end of that year by a straight alphabetic subject file, which is the current office filing system. A full history ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 562
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts a...

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Creators:
Chapelle, Howard Irving
Dates:
1969-1975
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7228
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:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1979
Size:
10.86 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 287
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibitions from 1974 to 1979, especially the Museum's "Museum Without Walls" project, Immovable Objects / Lower Manhattan, 1975, and the Museum's first exhibition show at the Carnegie Mansion, MAN transFORMS / Aspects of Design, 1976. These materials were assembled by Dorothy Twining Globus, Ex...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
Dates:
circa 1878-1935
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials culled from the Waldo LaSalle Schmitt papers during processing; materials were maintained by Schmitt and transferred with his papers. Materials include notes, reports, drawings, photographs, specimen lists and correspondence, primarily concerning marine invertebrates; and a few materials regarding taxidermy...

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Creators:
Whitmore, Frank C.
Dates:
1942-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, manuscript notes, photographs and some plates and drawings pertaining to Frank C. Whitmore's paleontological research. Whitmore is a Research Associate with the United States Geological Survey.

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Creators:
Center for Advertising History
Dates:
circa 1984-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting activities of the Center for Advertising History (CAH) in the preservation of advertising history in the United States, primarily through the acquisition of information relating to advertising and projects such as oral history interviews and public seminars. The records consist of correspondence ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of fiscal year budgetary/estimate reports, museum maintenance operation attendants, blueprints and drawings, museum exhibit records, correspondence, memoranda, fiscal year employment plans, and construction records pertaining to museum repairs. Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the Na...

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Creators:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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