Alexander Van Valen Papers
Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.
Darien Expedition Photographs
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Contains: Photos relating to the Darien Expedition [1870, 1871, 1873] (28 prints); by W, H. Jackson on the Hayden Survey [1870's] (5 prints); and by others (6 prints).
James McNeill Whistler collection in the University of Glasgow, Special Collections
15 vol. of letterbooks containing original letters, drafts and copies written by Whistler, or copies written by third parties and family members, 1892-1950; voluminous correspondence with family, artists, patrons, collectors, publishers and others; notebooks and ledgers, containing lists of etchings, copper plates, cataloges of silver china, copies of letters, the Valparaiso notebook …
German Commercial Zeppelins Collection
The German Commercial Zeppelins Collection documents German commercial Zeppelin travel during the 1930s.
Amos Burg photographs of Argentina and Chile
Photographs made by Amos Burg in the coastal areas between Buenos Aires,Argentina, and Chiloe Island, Chile. Most depict the area around the Strait of Magellan, and include images of terrain, harbors, ships and shipping facilities, industries, and towns, though there are also some images relating to Yahgan peoples.
Margery Durant Air Popularization Tour Collection
The collection includes 188 glass lantern slides that Durant shot during the tours; the slides were hand-colored by the photographer Edward Van Altena. There are thirteen reels of motion picture film, including "A Safari of Twenty Five Thousand Miles through Ten Countries in Silver Wings", a film on Durant's African flights …
Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection
The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.
Benny Carter Collection
The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from …
16th Fighter Squadron Photograph Collection [Li]
1.87 Gigabytes (43 digital image files (TIFF))
This collection consists of 74 modern 8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver print photographs and 41 digital image files (black and white and color) copied from photographs of the 16th Fighter Squadron and related subjects taken in 1944 by Kuo Ching "K. C." Li, Jr., a United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighter pilot assigned to the unit. Subjects include squadron personnel, aircraft, and local scenes in China. Several portraits of Li and his North American P-51 Mustang "The Vicious Virgin" are included.
William Louis Abbott Papers
The papers of William Louis Abbott consist of letters to Smithsonian curators and specimen lists, 1892-1917; letters to his mother and sister, 1887-1923; photographs taken by Abbott in the field, 1890-1923; and some miscellaneous material. In describing the individual pieces of this collection, particular attention was paid to material relating to the natural …