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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dates:
1860-1961
Size:
66 cu. ft. (132 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of reports, notebooks, notes, photographs, maps, and related materials documenting field research conducted by staff naturalists of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey. The reports, which primarily concern biological surveys conducted in the Un...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of Public Programs
Dates:
1976-1982
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 324
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1881-1973
Size:
29.58 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include records of the Buildings Management Department and its predecessors, including subject files, photographs, plans, reports, sketches, drawings, blueprints, memoranda, and correspondence concerning maintenance, financial matters, labor and supply costs, visitors, receptions, exhibitions, guard forces, and buildings mai...

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Creators:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.
Dates:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Size:
396 lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.053
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Protocol
Dates:
2010-2013
Size:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-242
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document planning of special events at the Smithsonian Institution, such as conferences, meetings, lectures, exhibition openings, receptions, and award presentations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; event schedules; agreements; meeting agendas and ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Mineral Sciences
Dates:
1956-2004
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional correspondence of Tom Simkin, Curator of Petrology and Volcanology, 1972-2003, and Senior Geologist and Volcanologist, 2003-2009. Simkin also served as Geologist, Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1967-1972. Major topics covered in this accession include the creation and revision of "This Dyn...

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Safko, Lon S.
Dates:
1984 - 1996
Size:
12.6 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0911
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Safko International, Inc., document an assistive computer technology company created by Lon S. Safko to produce and sell the environmental control systems he invented for the physically disabled, specifically quadriplegics. Through the use of a computer and alternative input devices, the physically disabled were able to overcome physical barriers which inhibited them from attaining an autonomous lifestyle.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1969-1979
Size:
20.8 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (10 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 296
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 1-481, 1969-1978, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 1-25, 1978-1979.

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