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Creators:
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)
Dates:
1973-1998
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that were created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer, Associate Director, documenting his professional activities, commissions, and research interests. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, reports, data, internal and external examinations, permits, notices, publications, and cli...

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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:
Kirkbride, Joseph H.
Dates:
1967-1968, 1972, 1976-1986, 1989-2015, undated
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes and diaries of Joseph H. Kirkbride, botanist. Kirkbride was an Associate Curator in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, 1976-1979, but spent the majority of his career with the Agricultural Research Service in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following his reti...

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Creators:
Higgins, Robert P.
Dates:
1957-1960, 1963-1965, 1968, 1972, 1976-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes of Robert P. Higgins (1932- ), an invertebrate zoologist who held various positions at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History, 1968-1996. These field notes document his collecting trips around the world. Materials also include scientific illustrations and maps.

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Smithsonian Institution
Computerworld Magazine.
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1989-2000
Size:
145 Cubic feet (341 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0425
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents an awards program established in 1989 as a partnership between Computerworld Magazine and the Smithsonian Institution. The Computer World Smithsonian Awards (CWSA) brought together the Chairmen of Chief Executive Officers of the world's foremost information technology companies with the world's leading universities, libraries and research institutions to document a revolution in progress—the global information technology revolution. The program identified men, women, organizations and institutions leading the technology revolution and asked them to contribute case studies. Collection consists of case studies which include questionnaires, essays, oral histories, conference proceedings, publications, video tapes, photographs, slides, software, and product samples about each project.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service. Office of Public Relations
Dates:
1955-1956, 1975-1989
Size:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 489
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the public relations aspects of traveling exhibitions created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). They include press releases, clippings, photographs, and other publicity materials. One scrapbook contains clippings about early shows, 1955-1956. Researchers should also consult Record ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program
Dates:
1970-1979
Size:
19.5 cu. ft. (39 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 264
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The SI-PCEP records fall into two main areas: Those about the program in general and those about the various environmental projects. The administrative records provide a broad understanding of the scope of SI-PCEP, especially as revealed through the contract files. These administrative records document the creation and continued efforts t...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 1975
Size:
516 Sound tape reels (approximate)
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1975
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998
Shepard, Judy
Shepard, Dennis
Dates:
1976-2019, undated
Size:
14.1 Cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) a gay man who was a victim of a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming October 1998 resulting in his death. His death gained national and international attention leading to the formation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and eventual passage of federal hate crime legislation (The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act), signed into law in October 2009.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts
Dates:
1908-1974
Size:
59 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (116 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 313
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithson...

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