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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Financial and Management Analysis
Dates:
1961-1991
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of forms used by bureaus throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI) that have been registered with the Office of Financial and Management Analysis. The records contain the most recent versions of the forms, along with prior versions and rough drafts. Some files contain correspondence regarding the history and compositi...

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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Philadelphia Typewriter Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The corresponden...

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Creators:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
Dates:
circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Size:
32.36 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (51 document boxes) (1 half document box) (4 5x8 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7073
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:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1983-1992
Size:
33.5 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 439
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the files of Charles Robertson as Deputy Director. They include administrative subject files, arranged by year; exhibition files; and files concerning National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Commission meetings and retired commissioners. Some of the events documented in these records include the ninetieth birthday ...

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Creators:
King, Stanley.
Dates:
1925-1927
Size:
0.47 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0055
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Raymond Orteig Historical Archive consists of approximately 188 documents relating to the prize of 25,000 dollars offered by Raymond Orteig for the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris or from Paris to New York.

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Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992
Dates:
1824-1992
Size:
241.95 Cubic feet (488 boxes plus flat files)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0063
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Paul E. Garber Collection documents Paul Edward Garber's life, both personal and professional, prior to and during his 72-year tenure at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1977-1992
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, and exhibitions. Some of the records date prior to 1980, when NMAH was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1991-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH) concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special programs. Directors represented include Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994; Director, 1994-2001). Materials include records ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Grasses
Dates:
1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Size:
13.84 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (13 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the history of the agrostology section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (1901-1939), and the Section of Grasses, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1912-1963) at the time Albert Spear Hitchcock and Mary Agnes Chase worked for the USDA and the USNH, ...

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