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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sullivan family
Sullivan, W. Oscar, 1891-
Dates:
1900-1960
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (8 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs document the careers in show business (traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows) of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates.

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Creators:
Wiegand, Robert, 1934-1993
Dates:
1953-1994
Size:
10.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wiegrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York video artist and painter Robert Wiegand measure 10.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1994. Found within the collection are biographical materials, correspondence, art project and exhibition files, printed materials, video art, photographs, and industrial and miscellaneous video recordings. About one-half of the collection is comprised of video recordings.

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Creators:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
Dates:
1927-1968
Size:
3.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reinad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Ad Reinhardt measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1927 to 1968. The collection documents Reinhardt's career as an abstract painter, cartoonist, and writer through biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, and artwork.

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Creators:
Bottom, Virgil Eldon
Dates:
1936-1983.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of letters from Virgil Bottom requesting information about the early days of the quartz crystal industry in the United States and letters from "Old Timers" in the industry received by Bottom in response to his request of December 10, 1980; print materials, including a "History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the United St...

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Creators:
Provence, Jean
Dates:
ca. 1967-1970
Size:
82 Pages
9 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4953
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes: "Operation Haylift," Chapter 5 from the History of Luke Air Force Base, 25 pages, and copies of newspaper and magazine articles and letters regarding the activities of the Air Force and other agencies in bringing food and medical aid to stranded Indians and their livestock on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in December, 1967.

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Creators:
Snider, G.L.
Forte, Edward
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Dates:
undated
Size:
47 Pages
4 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4437
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contains "A Maker of Shavings," by Snider, autograph and typescript document signed, 13 pages with 2 page synopsis; statement by Forte, mainly regarding Sitting Bull; autograph document, 4 pages; letter from Forte to Frank B. Fiske, October 25, 1932, autograph letter signed, 8 pages regarding murder of Sitting Bull; miscellaneous notes by Snider, 1...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1892-1952
Size:
10.75 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of early personnel records. Notable staff include C. G. (Charles Greeley) Abbot, Carl Whiting Bishop, John Wesley Powell, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William Jones Rhees, Robert Ridgway, Thomas W. Smillie, Leonhard Stejneger, Charles Doolittle Walcott, and Mary Vaux Walcott. Materials include offer letters, ...

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Creators:
Loring, John Alden
Dates:
1889-1897
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7420
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Loring's association with the Bureau of Biological Survey and consist primarily of correspondence received by him while in the field. Most of the letters were written by Bureau Chief, Clinton Hart Merriam, and contain instructions for field work and identifications of collections made by Loring. Also included are a f...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Development
Dates:
1989-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records concerning several Office of Development projects, including the National Air and Space Museum exhibitions: the World War I Gallery re-opening, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty exhibition, Where Next Columbus?, and the Vietnam helicopter exhibit. Records include exhibit proposals, corre...

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