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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:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1989-1992
Size:
3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from the Department of Design and Production, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Included are correspondence between the NPG curatorial staff and other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. There is also correspondence between the NPG staff and other external art museums, including individual artists and art experts ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1955-1994
Size:
0.24 cu. ft. (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of architectural drawings of the National Museum of American History, mostly of its interior, and floor plans of exhibitions at the Museum. Some exhibition floor plans document the exhibitions Nation of Nations, Engines of Change, and Pain and Its Relief. In addition there are architectural proposals to the exhibitio...

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Creators:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)
Salo, Matt, Dr.
Haberstich, David E., 1941-
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015
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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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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:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1879, 1961-2001, 2014
Size:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-333
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials created by emeritus research zoologist, Clyde F. E. Roper. Roper began his career at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, in 1966 and quickly became the world's foremost authority on Architeuthis - the giant squid. Some of these records predate his work at the ...

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Creators:
Waltham Clock Company
Dates:
1989
Size:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 5 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9548
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1972-1976
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-343
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the research, planning, and execution of the exhibition 1876: A Centennial Exhibition at the Arts and Industries Building. The exhibition recreates the Philadelphia Exposition from 1876 and featured over 25,000 objects. These materials were maintained by Rodris Roth, Curator. Materials incl...

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