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Creators:
Sowerby, Arthur de Carle, 1885-1954
Dates:
1904-1954 and undated
Size:
14.05 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (20 3x5 boxes) (1 5x8 box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the multi-faceted career of Arthur deC. Sowerby, especially his work as a naturalist and expedition member. They include correspondence, including a large amount with Robert Sterling Clark; fiscal records; material relating to his genealogical research and "The Sowerby Saga;" manuscripts, newspaper articles, and research ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Counselor to the Secretary for Biodiversity and Environmental Affairs
Dates:
1979-1997
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Thomas E. Lovejoy in his positions as Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, 1987-1994; Assistant Secretary for Environmental and External Affairs, 1994; and Counselor to the Secretary for Biodiversity and Environmental Affairs, 1994-2000. These records focus on partnerships with other countries, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1990-1994
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting special events at the National Museum of Natural History during the tenure of Frank Talbot. Materials include correspondence and memoranda concerning event logistics; guest lists; catering information; itineraries; requests for building management support; and brochures about the events. On occasi...

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Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 7 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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Creators:
Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
1988-2002
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records created and maintained by Bruce Craig, Director of Research and Planning. Records include materials relating to the American Association of Museums Committee on Museum Professional Training, the Center for Museum Studies, and the Office of Museum Programs (OMP). Some materials are in electronic...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Associate Director for Science
Dates:
circa 1989-1997
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of alphabetical subject files from the Office of the Associate Director for Science. Associate Directors represented in these records include Daniel E. Appleman, Anna K. Behrensmeyer (Acting), and David L. Pawson.

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Dates:
1865–1872
Size:
15 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1869
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 15 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1869. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Florida headquarters for the Assistant Commissioner and his staff officers and the subordinate field offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872. These records consist of 25 bound volumes and approximately 12 linear feet of unbound records, containing materials that include letters and endorsements sent and received, monthly reports, applications of freedmen for rations, and other records relating to freedmen's claims and homesteads.

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Creators:
Purnell, Louis R., interviewee
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
13 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9578
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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Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 Linear feet
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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