This accession consists of records of the Herpetologists' League, a professional society for persons engaged in the study of reptiles and amphibians. These records represent the first effort of the League to pull their records together into one repository, in order to document the history of the organization. The accession …
This accession consists of the professional correspondence of research zoologist Roy W. McDiarmid and his work at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Geological Survey (USGS). McDiarmid's research focuses on the systematics, behavior, ecology, and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles in the Neotropics. Some materials predate his time with …
Arthur Ehrat Papers
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
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.
Roy S. Clarke Papers
These papers consist of correspondence, photographs, slides, and notes concerning Roy S. Clarke's research as Curator and Curator Emeritus in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Mineral Sciences.
George Deem papers
The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.
This record unit consists primarily of records created by Kellogg during his tenure as Director of the United States National Museum, 1948-1962. Also included are files kept by Kellogg in his capacity as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962, and Research Associate in Vertebrate Zoology, 1962-1968. Records prior to 1948 were created by …
Jacob Kainen papers
Kainen, Ruth Cole.
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
National Academy of Design records
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.
These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the professional staff of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. Included is correspondence concerning taxonomic questions, the identification and acquisition of specimens, field work and expeditions, and divisional administration. Most of the correspondence dates from 1969, and is executed by George …
This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and research of Victor Gruschka Springer (Associate Curator, Curator, Senior Scientist Emeritus, 1963- ). Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, clippings, photographs, negatives, slides, daily diaries, and expedition journals. Some materials pre-date Springer's career in the Division of Fishes.