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Creators:
Vanderbilt, Paul
Dates:
1854-1992
bulk 1945-1992
Size:
25.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vandpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Computer Services Center
Dates:
1967-1997
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Collection Information System (CIS) records documenting the development, processes and implementation of various computer systems used at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), such as SELGEM, SELGEM on WANG, Local CIS, the CIS/Registration Transaction Tracking System, the Museum Information Retrieval a...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1957-1974
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-109
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Director, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), mostly from the tenures of Richard S. Cowan and Porter M. Kier. Materials include reading files, 1970-1974; files relating to the NMNH budget, circa 1957-1974; and miscellaneous records.

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Creators:
United States. National Bureau of Standards
Dates:
circa 1917-1933
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documents relating to early development of radio aids to aerial navigation, mostly on behalf of the U.S. military services.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Financial and Management Analysis
Dates:
1961-1991
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of forms used by bureaus throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI) that have been registered with the Office of Financial and Management Analysis. The records contain the most recent versions of the forms, along with prior versions and rough drafts. Some files contain correspondence regarding the history and composition...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1750-1965
undated
Size:
11.35 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 8 folder, 30 oversize folders, 17 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tobacco
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Tobacco Trade and Industry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Watson, George E, (George Elder), 1931-
Dates:
1950s-1980s
Size:
17.53 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional career of George E. Watson. Included are records concerning his work as Curator, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds; his ornithological research; and his professional activities.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1969-1992
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 531
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the conceptualization, development, design, and execution of several exhibitions held by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from 1973 through 1992, and of exhibitions rejected or cancelled by the museum. Exhibition files include proposals; research files; correspondence with object lenders, scholars, and exhibition designers; ...

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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