These records document the administrative activities of the Office of Plant Service (OPlantS), Horticulture Services Division. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to greenhouse construction; Smithsonian grounds maintenance; outgoing loans, grants, and gifts; slide collections; contracts with private companies and individuals; docent and internship assignments; special events in the Haupt …
This accession consists of audio and video recordings created during the production of the video, "The Reel Jungle." "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created …
MS 3359 Cards used in the preparation of the Sign Language film during the summer of 1934
Also contains duplicates and miscellaneous cards. Not in alphabetical order. These cards attempt to give the meaning of the sign- a sort of etymology of explanation of how it came to be, but no descriptions of signs are given. (MCB, 5/66).
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its …
Specimen Catalog Books
These records consist of microfilm copies of United States National Museum departmental and divisional specimen catalog books. The copies were made in 1943 by the National Archives in connection with the program for the protection of government records. Microfilm is 35mm panchromatic non-halation safety negative film. Catalog books concern crustacea, echinoderms, gems …
Irving Air Chute Company Collection
This collection concerns the Irving Air Chute Company and its products. Included are a Technical Report on the Design Features of the Irvin Automatic Opener, a Consulting Engineer's Comments on the Irvin Automatic Opener, news reports relating to the use of parachutes for airplane passengers and a three folders of …
Stasia Millett film collection
22 Positive rolls (positive still film strips, 35mm)
Ten "travelogue" and "history" titles distributed for the home market (Burton Holmes, Kodak Cinegraph, Pathegram, Empire Safety Film). Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may …
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files
The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.
Edgar S. Gorrell Collection
This collection contains documents relating mainly to Gorrell's activities as president of the Air Transportation Association of America. The materials include copies of Gorrell's addresses and Congressional testimony, as well as press clippings concerning Gorrell's activities. The collection also includes albums of World War I vintage photographs collected by or presented to Gorrell.
Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs
The photographs of Emil Carlsen and the Carlsen family measure 1.6 linear feet and date from circa 1885 to circa 1930, with the bulk from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. Included in this collection are 169 glass plate negatives, black and white copy prints of all glass plate negatives, and four plastic safety negatives. Some descriptive annotations by Emil Carlsen are included.