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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Protocol
Dates:
2002-2007
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-305
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document planning of special events at the Smithsonian Institution, such as conferences, meetings, lectures, exhibition openings, receptions, and award presentations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; event schedules; meeting agendas and minutes; progra...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1980-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-195
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the contents of discovery boxes maintained in the Discovery Room and associated educational activities. The Discovery Room is a a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Each discovery box includes objects, photographs, and activity instruction...

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Creators:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1973-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 526
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative files of the Assistant Secretary for Research, 1987-1990, documenting his responsibility for the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, th...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Museum Studies and Reference Library
Dates:
circa 1987-2002
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes collected by the Museum Studies and Reference Library related to the Smithsonian Institution (SI), including video produced by SI units; video of events and activities of SI units and staff; and news segments about SI.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Personnel Administration
Dates:
circa 1971-1986
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that concern Smithsonian Institution employee health and retirement benefits. Employees Benefits Committee materials include reports, recommendations, and meeting minutes. Materials include studies, proposals, and contracts in reference to health benefits by Liberty Life Insurance Co. of Boston; Williams, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department
Dates:
2006-2009
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-501
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO. Files marked [JPL RSA]* are Jet Prop...

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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of event files documenting special events and conferences at the Smithsonian Institution. The records, with earlier material dating back to the Office of Special Events, primarily include memoranda, guest/participant lists, event summaries, program brochures, photographs, and budget information.

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