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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, known before October 1990 as the Assistant Secretary for Administration. Most of the records are from calendar year 1990, although some individual files contain records that date back to 1981 and forward to 1991. The ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology
Dates:
1932-1980
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning the administration and activities of the Department. Also included are invoices, curatorial papers, and administrative records. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and from before the creation of the museum when it was p...

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Creators:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Science
Dates:
2005-2015
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-308
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of science museums, programs, and research centers at the Smithsonian Institution during the tenures of David L. Evans, Under Secretary, 2002-2007; Ira Rubinoff, Acting Under Secretary, 2007; Charles Alcock, Acting Under Secretary, 2008-2009; Scott E. Miller, Acting Under S...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the operations of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration during the tenure of John F. Jameson, including his time as Acting Treasurer in 1983.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Smithsonian Photographic Services
Dates:
1927, 1957-2002, 2008
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-257
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a variety of administrative records related to the operations and functions of SPS and includes records from when the office was known as the Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS); the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services (OIPPS); the Office of Imaging and Photographic Services (O...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1947-2017
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-065
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, and newsletters.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Science
Dates:
1998-2010
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files from the Under Secretary for Science, primarily from the tenure of David L. Evans as Under Secretary, 2002-2007. Materials include correspondence, budget materials, and reports. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
circa 1977-1989
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Assistant Secretary for Administration during the tenure of John F. Jameson. The records are primarily alphabetic subject files for calendar year 1988.

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