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Creators:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries
Dates:
1858-1969
bulk 1919-1968
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franrehg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records measure 21.8 linear feet and are dated 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). The records consist mainly of business correspondence with collectors, artists, museums and arts organizations, colleagues, and others. A small amount of Frank K. M. Rehns personal correspondence and a few stray personal papers of individual artists are interfiled. Also included are financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting most of the history of a highly regarded New York City art gallery devoted to American painting.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
2000-2005
Size:
199.35 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (220 blueprint storage boxes) (4.55 non-standard size boxes) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes project files documenting the construction of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; submittals; manuals; specifications; photographs; floor plans; construction schedules; field and daily reports; and meeting minutes. Each listing inc...

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Creators:
Heezen, Bruce C.
Dates:
circa 1947-1977
Size:
98.7 cu. ft. (96 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (5 oversize tube boxes) (6 globes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7464
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Watson, George E. (George Elder), 1931-
Dates:
1950s-1980s
Size:
17.53 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional career of George E. Watson. Included are records concerning his work as Curator, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds; his ornithological research; and his professional activities.

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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1923-1940
Size:
15 Boxes
The materials in the subseries consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.12 materials primarily document clients of the Scurlock Studio that were organizations and the images depict those groups' and organizations' activities. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America
Pike, S. Sidney
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1930-1940
Size:
5.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 slim document box)
9 Film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.

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Creators:
El-Baz, Farouk
Dates:
1927-2012
Size:
88.891 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (14 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Missouri in 1964. After teaching ...

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Creators:
Swinney, Holman J
Dates:
circa 1926-1991
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document many aspects of Swinney's life and career. They contain income tax returns dating from 1943; report cards from primary school; documentation of his WWII military service; and records of his home ownership. In addition, the papers include correspondence from Swinney's directorships of the Adirondack Museum and the Str...

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Creators:
Association of Systematics Collections
Dates:
circa 1972-1988
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7459
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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