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Creators:
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Dates:
circa 1892-1987
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials found in the systematic files of Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds; Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, 1925-1945; and Secretary, 1945-1952, of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, post...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
17.37 cu. ft. (33 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 285
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Offices of the Director and Deputy Director, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) maintained these photographs as a reference file. The majority of the photographs document the history of NMHT and its predecessors; included are views of exhibits, buildings, events, and some specimens. Some materials date to when the museum ...

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Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur), 1902-2000 interviewee
Dates:
1984
Size:
6 audiotapes (reference copies). 10 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9524
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1934 - 1988
Size:
140 Cubic feet (408 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0266
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.

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National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
Size:
251 Linear feet (597 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), founded in 1944, is the oldest nation-wide American Indian advocacy organization in the United States. The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The collection is located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service
Dates:
circa 1908-1971
Size:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 502
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the correspondence of the director of the International Exchange Service along with invoices and shipping instructions. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the exchange of printed matter between parties in the United States and abroad.

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Creators:
Giacconi, Riccardo
Dates:
1955-2002
Size:
82.13 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 blueprint storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7416
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Riccardo Giacconi's professional career, and consist of papers illustrating his scientific work and administrative records relating to the institutions at which he worked. There is extensive documentation of Giacconi's professional activities, including meetings attended, papers presented (and published), his services a...

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Creators:
Robert, C. Truax, 1917-2010
Dates:
1929-2005
bulk 1980-2000
Size:
11.99 Cubic feet
12.95 Linear feet (21 Legal Size Boxes, 1 Slim Legal Size, 3 Shoe Boxes, 1 Flat Box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert Truax was one of the great originals of American rocketry and a major proponent and inventor of ultra-low-cost rocket engine and vehicle concepts.

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Creators:
Shaw, J. Clifford (John Clifford), 1922-1991
Dates:
1933-1993
bulk 1950-1971
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0580
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John Clifford Shaw papers contain reports, research notes, correspondence, memorandum, and diagrams documenting Shaw's development of one of the earliest list processing languages (IPL) and an early interactive, time sharing program, the JOHNNIAC Open Shop System (JOSS). The collection also contains printed material on the RAND Corporation and the evolution of the artificial intelligence and electronic computer industry in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition there is biographical material documenting Shaw's personal interests, family, and academic career.

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