Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
This accession consists of working files most of which are drafts of Volume II. There is significant information concerning the National Anthropological Archives, which was not included in Volume II of the Photographic Survey. Some materials are in electronic format.
These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research files, correspondence, floor plans, and …
These records consist primarily of administrative files of Lawrence E. Taylor as Coordinator of Public Information, 1977-1984. Also included are copies of the minutes of the Board of Regents, 1977-1983.
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the …
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.
This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety …
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Sidney Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, Lawrence M. Small, and G. Wayne Clough as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Cristián Samper as Acting Secretary. The records document issues with regard to museums and buildings; strategic …
This accession consists of the administrative records of Robert D. Bailey, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration (F&A), which document management planning and implementation throughout the Smithsonian Institution. The materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, goal statements, statistical reports, budget summaries, and information pertaining to fellowships grants, exhibitions …
Strategic Planning Records
G. Wayne Clough became the twelfth Secretary of the Smithsonian in July 2008. At the beginning of his tenure, one of his initiatives was to create a Smithsonian-wide strategic plan to guide the work and activities of its offices, museums, and research centers. This accession consists of records created and maintained …