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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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning and Budget
Dates:
1948-1990
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting budget planning for museums and offices at the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Nancy D. Suttenfield, Director of the Office of Planning and Budget; working files pertaining to building restoration and renovation projects; reports; meeting ...

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Creators:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0315
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Although the obvious intention of the organizers of this file was to produce a comprehensive, alphabetical file of images of important scientists, inventors, engineers, and other figures in the history of science and technology, the resulting representation of significant subjects is somewhat haphazard. Also, there are some portraits of subjects o...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1978, 1986, 1990-2016
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-316
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM), previously known as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM), 1967-1987, the Anacostia Museum, 1987-1995, and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1995-2006, during the tenures of directors S...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division. Office of the Director
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 map case folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-035
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative, correspondence, and subject files of James R. Buckler, who was hired in July 1972 to oversee the Smithsonian Institution's horticultural program. The records document the development of the program into the Office of Horticulture, of which Buckler became director. The records were not consistently...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform
Dates:
1993-2004
Size:
3.65 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-095
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by Harry R. Rubenstein, Curator. The materials document Rubenstein's work as co-curator with Peter Liebhold, Curator, Division of the History of Technology, on the exhibition: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present. This exhibition ...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1986-2003
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including correspondence with sponsors and media, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, project proposals, legislative information, photographs, event files, advertisements, publicity reports and planning files. Particularly well documented is the transfer of the Museum of the American Indian...

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 372
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist entirely of newspaper clippings concerning the Smithsonian Institution. Arrangement generally follows an alphabetic file plan. Clippings concerning the Sea-Link submarine disaster, the Smithson Bicentennial, and, in recent years, the Festival of American Folklife, were kept separately, but have been combined here with ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-2001
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of directors Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981) and Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Materials include correspondence; memoranda; clippings, invitations; cards; reports; color photographs and transparencies; black-and-white p...

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