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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Phoebe
Dates:
1952-1960
Size:
2 Items (linear inches. )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2010-18
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Consists of the research notes of Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg Miller, relating to her field work among the Igbo in Afikpo, Nigeria, circa 1952-1960.

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Creators:
Bishop, John Wallis (Jack)
Dates:
1918-1936
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document case)
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0086
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

John (Jack) Wallis Bishop was born June 8, 1892, in Berlin, Maryland. He was trained as a pilot at the US Army School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University in 1917 and subsequently enlisted in Canada and was assigned to the 66th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) at the front for 14 months in northern Italy. He shot down two enemy aircraft and participated in 22 low altitude bombing raids. In the 1930s, he became a flying instructor and pilot at Roosevelt Field. Bishop was killed in a flying accident at Roosevelt Field on August 30, 1936. This collection contains materials from Bishop's career as a pilot, including a diary, logbooks, newsletters, permits, photographs, and articles.

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Creators:
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990 interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
16 audiotapes (Reference copies). 25 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9555
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:
Stanton, T. W. (Timothy William), 1860-1953
Dates:
1885-1928, 1941 and undated
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7325
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer need...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1890-1910
Size:
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of images of exhibits of anthropological material. These include Oceanic and African implements and artifacts exhibited at the Field Columbian Museum; a William Henry Holmes-designed diorama in Piney Branch (1895); costumed mannequins and busts at the United States National Museum; the Smithsonian Exhibit at the World Columb...

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Creators:
McElvare, Rowland Robbins, 1893-1976
Dates:
1936-1967
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection documents McElvare's activities in the field of lepidopterology. Of principal interest is the correspondence between McElvare and numerous amateur and professional lepidopterists, both in this country and abroad. These letters deal predominantly with insect collection and exchange, as well as the sharing of information on ...

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Creators:
Gidley, James Williams, 1866-1931
Dates:
1903-1931 and undated
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7324
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the general correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, and illustrations of James W. Gidley.

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Creators:
Cartwright, Oscar Ling
Dates:
1929-1979 and undated
Size:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Cartwright's research on Coleoptera. Also included are records concerning his curatorial work at the Division of Insects, USNM, and the Department of Entomology, NMNH; field work; and professional activities. Smaller amounts of correspondence were written durin...

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Creators:
Imlay, Ralph W. (Ralph Willard), 1908-1989
Dates:
1933-1984 and undated
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7380
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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