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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0311
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.77 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
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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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-1987
Size:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 437
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and scientific programs of SAO under the leadership of Field, 1973-1983, and Shapiro, 1983-1987. A small amount of material was created during Whipple's tenure as director. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, budgets, publications, and related materials documenting ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1999-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation ...

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Creators:
Cherkezian, Nazaret, interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9541
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:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Special Events
Dates:
1998-2004
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document major special events at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), such as the opening of the Cultural Resources Center, the groundbreaking ceremony for the NMAI building on the Mall, the NMAI Welcome Center opening, the Topping Out Ceremony for the NMAI building on the Mall, and the ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
1974-2010
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-192
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development, transformation, management, marketing, and activities of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, scripts, label text, concept outlines, architectural drawings, floor plans, specifications, brochures, original artwork, videotapes, audio...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Dates:
1987-2007
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials related to the development, research, and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), both at the Mall museum site and at the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York. Exhibitions covered include The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna o...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Associate Director for Capital Programs
Dates:
1982-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-222
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of Ronald E. Becker, Associate Director for Capital Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with some earlier files dating back to when Becker served as Assistant Director for Administration at NMAH. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAH Board...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs
Dates:
circa 1964-1969, 1978-1994
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Gary Kulik, Assistant Director for Academic Programs, National Museum of American History (NMAH), from 1987 to 1994. Some records date back to when Kulik was Assistant Curator for the Division of Textiles, 1978-1982; Vice-Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural History, 1980-1982, and Ch...

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