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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1965-2016
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-031
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, newsletters, photographs and transparencies. So...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1945-1987 and related records, 1920-1930
Size:
103.51 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 tube boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 334
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers, and Robert P. Multhauf as Directors of the Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); of Daniel J. Boorstin, Brooke Hindle, and Roger G. Kennedy as Directors of the National Museum of History and Technology; and of Roger G. Kennedy as Director of the National Museum of Am...

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1956-1997
Size:
23.19 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document aspects of the personal life and career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW) and were removed from his home after his death. The largest single group of papers deals with Washburn's membership in various organizations and societies. There is also substantial information on a projected biography o...

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Creators:
Weems, Philip Van Horn (P. V. H.)
Dates:
circa 1905-circa 2005
Size:
101.81 Cubic feet ( 209 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0052
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Philip Van Horn (P. V. H. ) Weems Papers contain 79 cu. ft. of materials related to his life and career.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences
Dates:
1989-1994
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activity of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, the predecessor office to the Assistant Provost for the Sciences, under the direction of Robert Hoffmann. The records chiefly concern the years 1992 and 1993, but records run from 1989 to 1994. Subject fi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1950, 1964-1984
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-219
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of photocopies of S. Dillon Ripley's speeches, and includes three audiotapes; subject personal/confidential files including correspondence, reports and memoranda; draft copies of the Secretary's Statement; journal articles for various publications by Ripley; and Administrative Assistant to the Secretary Mary L...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1928-1986 and undated
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 380
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of the National Zoological Park (NZP) during the latter part of Theodore H. Reed's tenure as Director. A small amount of material documents the activities of Reed's successor, Michael H. Robinson. Included are budget records; minutes from meetings; and files concerning NZP collections, exhibi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian/Man and the Biosphere Program
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution’s activities with the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concerning the preservation of endangered historical and cultural ruins such as Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan), Carthage (Libya), and the Abu Nidal Egyptian temples (Philae Project, ...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-1966
Dates:
circa 1915-1965
Size:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence, statistics, journal articles, and newspaper clippings concerning the fur industry, fur farming, and fur resources; research investigations on domestically raised fur animals; laws and tariffs concerning textiles and fur trading; correspondence concerning the China dog-skin case, 1934-1942; correspondence r...

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