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Dates:
circa 1887-1947
Size:
200 Postcards (black and white, color ;)
Collection ID:
AAG.PTC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes 200 postcards of historic views of various public gardens, parks, monuments, and buildings throughout the United States and some foreign countries, including Canada, France and Cuba. Some private gardens and estates and many Washington, D.C. attractions are also represented. Roughly half of the postcards were mailed; the remaining postcards were not written on or posted. Areas represented include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Foreign views show gardens in Havana, Paris, and Canada. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1984-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of departmental correspondence, curatorial files, research proposals, research reports, curator evaluations, information concerning staff recruitment and visiting scientists and fellows, departmental annual reports, and Department Chair correspondence, primarily under the chairmanships of Laurence E. Skog and Warren Lam...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1973-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration of the Department of Botany Greenhouse, which was located in the Natural History Building East Court from 1976-1992. Materials include correspondence and memoranda with staff and vendors; planning, specification, and maintenance files; meeting minutes; architectural drawings; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1957-2011
Size:
4.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box) (4 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-280
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research of Stanwyn G. Shetler, curator at the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany. Materials include correspondence, data, and notes.

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Creators:
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Dates:
1960-1988
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7426
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection contains information on administrative activities, curation of collections, publication of scientific manuscripts, cooperative research agreements with universities, budgets, staffing, committees, and grants. Incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, research proposals, newsletters, and annual reports also document ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-7, 1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1968
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:
National Museum of Natural History, Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1986-1992
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Biodiversity Program, directed by Don E. Wilson. Materials include correspondence; documents concerning workshops conducted in different countries; biodiversity database information; memoranda regarding research, exhibitions and outreach functions; lists of specimens; reports on various environmenta...

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter. interviewee
Size:
18 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9597
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:
Silberglied, Robert E., 1946-1982
Dates:
1960-1982, with related materials to 1984
Size:
b 20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7316
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Robert E. Silberglied provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career. They include materials relating to his initial interest in entomology; his academic training; his teaching career at Harvard University; his duties as a staff member of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI); his efforts as a conserv...

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Creators:
Bier, Peter J.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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