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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1985-1995
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (30 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for various renovation and construction projects within Smithsonian Institution buildings. Box 20 contains microfilms and microfiches of documents, and of 1165 blueprints and architectural drawings. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian I...

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Creators:
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1930-1969
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 280
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document, for the most part, the Department under the administration of Calvin S. Hathaway, Curator, 1946-1951, and Director, 1951-1963. Included is correspondence of Hathaway with members of the exhibition staff and with collectors and institutions concerning the exhibits in the museum; exhibit files, arranged alphabetically by ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Enterprises
Dates:
1997-2010
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Created in 2006, Smithsonian On Demand was a partnership between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution to develop, launch, and operate a Smithsonian video programming channel. The partnership's purpose was to widen and extend the reach of the Smithsonian through unique and original programs that utilized Smithsonian collections, ...

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design
Dates:
1971-1989
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 516
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include the correspondence of Shannon and Schiesser; minutes of meetings; exhibition proposals; installation floor plans; scripts; conservation planning; budgets; and photographs of HMSG, art works, and artists; and modifications to the Museum's Sculpture Garden.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)
Salo, Matt, Dr.
Haberstich, David E., 1941-
Ahlborn, Richard E.
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Dates:
1985 - 1986
1930 - 1943
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0204
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains 273 silver gelatin photoprints (Series 1), most of which apparently were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, contemporaneously with the original negatives. All are 8" x 10" or slightly smaller, unmounted except for flush mounted linen on the backs of some prints. The photographs were made primarily in two locations, Ne...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1979-1988
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 630
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the operations of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP) and its work in the museum community. Of special interest are records of the Kellogg Project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation in an effort to expand the educational influence of museums.

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Creators:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984
Dates:
1904-2001
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-224
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of S. Stillman Berry (1887-1984), a malacologist and businessman. The majority of these materials consist of the notes and illustrations for many of his published and unpublished manuscripts. Materials also include reprints, correspondence, scientific illustrations, maps, clippings, photographs, negatives,...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1973-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration of the Department of Botany Greenhouse, which was located in the Natural History Building East Court from 1976-1992. Materials include correspondence and memoranda with staff and vendors; planning, specification, and maintenance files; meeting minutes; architectural drawings; ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art. Superintendent of Construction
Dates:
1913-1918
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Bundy documenting the technical specifications of the Freer Gallery of Art. Materials include specifications, sketches, agreements, and an abstract of Charles Lang Freer's will.

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