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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
National Science Resources Center, Dept. of Communications and Publications
Dates:
1991-2003
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-205
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications created by the National Science Resources Center related to science curriculum development. Major meetings related to these publications are also documented. Materials include teacher's guides, student activity books, and meeting notes.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Scholarly Press.
Dates:
1977-2015
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-289
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of publications from the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, plus older publications issued by Smithsonian Institution Press. Materials include books and serial publications.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1974-1987, with related records from 1956
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 564
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of scripts for National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also included are various reports on NMNH exhibitions, visitor surveys, and correspondence and memoranda concerning the preparation of background dioramas for the habitat groups hall in 1956.

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Creators:
Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843
Dates:
circa 1838-1839
Size:
0.6 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This material appears to be the product of J. N. Nicollet's 1838-1839 expedition to explore the triangle of land bordered by Canada and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. It includes botanical and geographical observations.

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Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1886-1941
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0948
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscripts, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks documenting the career of Henry Grattan Tyrrell, an early-twentieth-century civil engineer and bridge builder who was also a prolific self-published author of hundreds of journal articles and several books. Subjects include aesthetic bridge design, history of bridges, design of movable bridges, and the economical design of factories, shops, and mill buildings.

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Kloss, Charles Boden
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Dates:
1888-1919
Size:
13 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0228
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott. Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1995-1998
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Charles Robertson, Deputy Director, 1986- . Activities include Robertson's interaction with and participation on boards, committees and commissions both within the museum, the Institution and the museum community at-large such as, the American Association of Mus...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
1978-1983
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative files on offices and bureaus that report to the Assistant Secretary for Administration (John F. Jameson), as well as budget and fiscal records.

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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1966-1976
Size:
33 negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1790 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 color slides (35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Locations include Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, and textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.

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