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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Dates:
1990-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994); Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995); and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively. The records document activities associated w...

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Creators:
Ortner, Donald J.
Dates:
1963-2013
Size:
44.37 Linear feet (96 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-07
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1949-2009
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-216
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, and Elliot N. Sivowitch, Museum Specialist, which document their curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity ...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Division of Space History
Dates:
1982-2000
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the various professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, curator in the Department of Space Science and Exploration, later the Department of Space History and then the Division of Space History, including fellow evaluations, manuscript editing, and research, as well as professional correspondence...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Academic Programs
Dates:
1957-1970
Size:
3.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The major portion of these records was created during the tenure of Philip Ritterbush. Also included is some material from Ritterbush's tenure as Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters, 1964-1967, and as Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Analysis and Planning, 1967-1968. These items apparently were integrated into t...

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1962-1982
Size:
18.5 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 337
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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Dates:
1865–1870
Size:
18 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M822
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 18 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M822. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Texas, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870. The records consist of 12 volumes and some unbound documents. The volumes include letters and endorsements sent, registers of letters received, and record books pertaining to schools, teachers, and educational expenditures of the Bureau. The unbound documents consist primarily of letters and reports received.

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Creators:
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007
Dates:
1835-2003
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Frank A. Taylor (1903-2007) was a Curator of Engineering and Industries and an administrator at the Smithsonian. He was born in 1903 in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. Taylor began his career at the Smithsonian in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology of the United States National Museum (USNM). After ...

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