Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.
This accession consists of press releases related to the National Museum of Natural History's exhibitions, public programs, research, events, and administrative changes. Materials also include statements to the press, fact sheets, and related materials. Some press releases were issued by partnering organizations or the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs …
Perry H. Wheeler collection
Stengle, James M., Dr.
University of Georgia
Garden Club of America
3,958 Photographic items
The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garden in collaboration with Rachel Lambert ('Bunny') Mellon during the Kennedy administration.
William H. Machen papers
An annotated exhibition checklist, undated; a handwritten inventory of oil paintings with 2290 entries dating 1852 to ca. 1907; and a handwritten inventory of 254 watercolors, ca. 1889-1902. The inventories include titles and descriptions of each work, dates the works were painted, dimensions, prices, sales, ownership, and notations of subsequent changes made by Machen.
Joseph Francis Rock Collection
This collection consists chiefly of photographs of landscapes and plants taken by Rock on collecting trips to China and Tibet, 1922-1929. The Rock Specimen Catalog, located in the Botany Library of the National Museum of Natural History, includes a list of plants collected, 1921-1924, and identification of plants taken, 1928-1929. Also in the …
Isabelle C. Greene Collection
The Isabelle C. Greene Collection includes 35mm slides that document select gardens designed by landscape architect Isabelle C. Greene.
Special Programs Files
This accession consists of records documenting special programs and other educational activities and products created by the National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, usually in conjunction with special exhibitions. Special exhibitions documented in this accession include African Voices; Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age; 5000 Years of …
Joseph C. Farber photographs of Native American life
6,000 Acetate negatives (circa)
8 Color transparencies
1,000 Items (circa 1000 enlarged prints: silver gelatin (some mounted for exhibition))
Photographs made as part of Joseph C. Farber's project to document modern NAtive American everyday life. Represented tribes include the Acoma, Apache, Blackfoot, Chehalis, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cocopa, Dakota, Eskimo, Haida, Kiowa, Kutenai, Lummi, Mohave, Mohawk, Navaho, Northern Athabascan, Onandaga, Pima, Pueblo, Quinalt, Seminole, Taos, Tlingit, and Zuni. Subject coverage …
Simon Ottenberg photographs of Limba and Afikpo Peoples
The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at an Afikpo village-group, in southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992.
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis, Hewlett Withington
The Lewis & Valentine Company Collection contains records of the Lewis & Valentine Company dating from 1916 to 1971 including photographs, negatives, brochures, books, trade catalogs, company papers, letters from clients, customer lists and a history of the company written by Harold Carman Lewis. Photographs document the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, estates in Long Island, New York, and the properties of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Eugene du Pont, Walter P. Chrysler, Otto H. Kahn, F. W. Woolworth, Pierre S. du Pont (Longwood Gardens), Charles M. Schwab and Edward T. Stotesbury. This collection contains only a sampling of the records of Lewis & Valentine and should not be considered comprehensive.