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John Peabody Harrington papers
Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Federal Contracts
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department
Dates:
1991-1998
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-291
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, architectural drawings, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Administrative Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
FY 1993
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records and index from the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for fiscal year 1993. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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Editorial Manuscript Files
Creators:
History of Science Society
Dates:
2004-2011
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of referee files documenting the review process for accepted manuscripts for the publication, Isis, during the tenure of Editor Bernard V. Lightman, 2004- . Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, peer reviews, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Memories Project, Festival of American Folklife Oral History Interviews
Dates:
1996
Size:
160 audiotapes (Originals). audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9594
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative records maintained by Charles A. Lundquist as assistant director (Science), which primarily concern SAO scientific projects. Projects represented in the records include the Satellite Tracking Program, Celescope Project, Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, Hydrogen Maser Program, Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI), Earth Albedo Project …

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150th Anniversary Program Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
Dates:
1987-1997
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program, including the 150th Anniversary Party on the National Mall. These materials were created by Dr. Richard Kurin, Acting Director, 1987-1990, and Director, 1990-2009, of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991. Dr. Kurin …

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Central Administrative File, Records
Dates:
1908-1974
Size:
59 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (116 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 313
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithsonian Art Commission and National Collection …

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Special Projects Records
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Special Projects
Dates:
1973-1997
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the movement of National Museum of Natural History collections to the Museum Support Center (MSC). Materials include reports; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; move schedule; collections inventory information; MSC strategic plan for facilities management; newsletters; videotape introduction to MSC; committee and development …

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Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science
Dates:
1923-1980
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (31 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of miscellaneous correspondence, fiscal records, annual reports, incoming and outgoing curatorial correspondence, personnel files, and records pertaining to the Computer History Project. Staff documented include Susan Faye Cannon.

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