John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers
The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Film collection contains 34 travel films from around the world made by Thayer Soule, some of which were made with associates, that he used in presenting travel lectures around the country from 1935 to 1995. He was an associate with Burton Holmes, dean of travel lecturers, from 1946 to 1958. Collection also includes still photographs …
Otis Tufton Mason papers
Otis T. Mason served as the first full-time Curator of Ethnology at the United States National Museum (USNM) from 1884 to 1902, as the Acting Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology of the USNM from 1902 to 1905, and as the Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology of the USNM from 1905 until his death in 1908. The majority of the material in this collection pertains to the organization and cataloguing of the ethnology collections of the USNM conducted by Mason in the late 1870s and early 1880s.
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
The papers of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career, 1907-1977. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal life. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning Schmitt's carcinological research, his curatorial and administrative careers at the United States National Museum (USNM), his career as …
This accession contains United States National Museum annual reports; travel reports; press releases; and administrative records, including workload reports, Congressional bylaws, Works Progress Administration records, State Department dispatches, telegrams, and Smithsonian memoranda and announcements.
This accession consists of records that document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, catalog text, itineraries, fact sheets, checklists, meeting agendas, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, videotapes, photographs, slides, and related records. Some materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication, and …
The records offer primary documentation of natural history exhibition production at the Smithsonian. Exhibits include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Spiders!," "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," "5000 Years of Korean Art," "Seeds of Change," "Ocean Planet," "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," and "Vikings: The …
This accession consists of records which document the tenures of Dave Warren, 1990-1991, and Douglas E. Evelyn, 1991-2005. These records document the role of the Deputy Director in their administrative duties overseeing cultural resources, the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC), public programs, public relations, and special events. Of particular note are materials …
The National Museum Act (NMA) of 1966 affirmed the Smithsonian Institution's traditional role of assisting other museums and authorized the Institution to strengthen its activities of service to them. Funds appropriated to the Smithsonian for the implementation of the National Museum Act were made available primarily by grants and contracts to …