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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin is an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He has been a curator emeritus with the department since his retirement in 2006. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1899-1988 and undated, with material from 1805
Size:
38.22 cu. ft. (39 document boxes) (1 half document box) (5 12x17 boxes) (23 16x20 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 365
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the National Zoological Park, Office of Public Affairs were for the most part created and maintained by Sybil E. Hamlet, Public Information Officer at NZP for over twenty years. Also included are some general correspondence and memoranda created by Hamlet's predecessor, Marion McCrane. As Public Information Officer, Hamlet was ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of fiscal year budgetary/estimate reports, museum maintenance operation attendants, blueprints and drawings, museum exhibit records, correspondence, memoranda, fiscal year employment plans, and construction records pertaining to museum repairs. Museums, buildings and events documented in this collection include: the Na...

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Creators:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-
Dates:
1947-2001, undated
Size:
262 sound recordings
37.4 Linear feet (71 boxes, 5 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert I. Levy papers document his field work, research and professional activities from 1949-2001 and primarily deal with his work studying social organization, culture, and their psychological effects in Tahiti and Nepal. The collection consists of correspondence, field notes, sound recordings of interviews with informants in Tahiti and Nepal, interview transcripts and analyses, language and culture research materials, maps, and color slides. Also included are files about his books, articles, essays, and lectures; course materials from his time as a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and conference files.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.75 cu. ft.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 46
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government ...

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Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
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Dates:
1897-1963
bulk 1897-1936
Size:
15 Cubic feet (73 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0214
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional ph...

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Creators:
Blanch, Gertrude
Bloch, Richard M.
Bradburn, James
Brainerd, John G.
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Dates:
1969-1973, 1977
Size:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.

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Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), Dr., 1898-1965
Dates:
1903-1974
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
1.48 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dr. Hugh L. Dryden was an aerodynamicist by training, a career civil servant, and a government official. With degrees in physics and mathematics he became chief of the aerodynamics section of the National Bureau of Standards and eventually served as the first deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Dryden's career.

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into ei...

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