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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Lepidoptera
Dates:
1963-1990, with related records from 1942
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 427
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the activities and research of the Division of Lepidoptera. The correspondence for the most part concerns the loan, acquisition, identification, and distribution of insect specimens. A small amount of the correspondence dates to before the 1963 establishm...

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Dates:
circa 1873-1946 and undated
Size:
21.66 cu. ft. (34 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (11 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7364
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of papers documenting the professional career and personal life of Edward William Nelson. A smaller amount of material was created by Edward Alphonso Goldman and relates to both professional and private matters. Apparently, Goldman assumed control of Nelson's papers after the latter's death, probably for...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates:
1961-1989
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, primarily from the late 1970s to 1989, although a few items date back to the 1960s. The correspondence is widely varied. Much of it pertains to the exchange of specimens. There is substantial correspondence between the scientists at the National Museum ...

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Creators:
Ehricke, Krafft, 1917-1984
Dates:
1949-1984
Size:
124.9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2003.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection is composed of Krafft Ehricke's files including Ehricke's published and unpublished papers as well as papers and works by others that Ehricke gathered, presumably as reference material.

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Creators:
Oman, Paul
Dates:
circa 1930-1972
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7346
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence mostly documenting Oman's career as a research entomologist at the USDA and his study of leafhopper systematics. Most of the letters were exchanged between Oman and professional colleagues and concern the identification of specimens. Correspondence after 1950 was created primarily by...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1937-2005
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-194
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files created and maintained by Frederick M. Bayer, Zoologist Emeritus. Bayer came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1947 as a research zoologist specializing in taxonomy, zoogeography, and mineralogy of Octocorallia (soft corals). These materials consist of correspondence, subject files, field notes, photographs, ne...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
1928, 1933-1934, 1946, 1956-2017
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-224
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence documenting the research of Diptera (flies), specimen identification and loans, and professional activities of F. Christian Thompson. Some materials predate 1963, when the department was the Division of Insects. Materials include correspondence, notes, drawings, memoranda, agreements, proposals, b...

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1860-1908
Size:
76.58 cu. ft. (151 document boxes) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of the correspondence is directed to Goode, with lesser amounts to True, Walcott, and Rathbun. Also, a small amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, (Baird, 1878-1887; and Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906) but is generally referred to the Assistant Secretary for response. Much of the material is...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Education Office
Dates:
1991-2000
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-213
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of interviews, raw footage, and final products of videos created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Education Department. Many of the titles accompany exhibits at the museum. Materials include audiotape study guides, VHS, Betacam SP, and U-Matics.

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