This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition …
This accession consists of materials that document the design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Among those exhibitions represented include Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush; Posters American …
These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, floor plans, illustrations, and architectural drawings which document the installation of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are exhibition scripts, catalogues, work orders, and administrative records of the Department of Design and Production.
This accession consists of records documenting the consulting services provided by the American Association for State and Local History as a program supported by the National Museum Act. Materials include copies of consultant reports deposited with the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Richard S. Cowan Papers
This collection documents Cowan's career as a systematic botanist at the New York Botanical Garden, USNM, and NMNH. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, the preparation of scientific papers and monographs, and professional activities; a subject file mostly documenting his research; and files relating to …
Dibner Visiting Historian of Science Program Records
This accession consists of records documenting the History of Science Society's Dibner Visiting Historians of Science Program, which assisted colleges and universities in obtaining short-term professors in the history of science in order to broaden their course offerings. Materials include correspondence, biographical information, applications from institutions, and related materials.
Correspondence and Read Files
This accession consists of outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the professional and administrative activities of Department of Zoological Research (DZR) staff. DZR staff represented in this accession include Devra G. Kleiman, Eugene S. Morton, Katherine Ralls, John Seidensticker, Rasanayagam Rudran, and John Frederick Eisenberg.
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to NMAA …
Leon Dabo papers
The papers of painter Leon Dabo date from circa 1888 to 1969 and measure 1.2 linear feet. The collection consists of biographical materials, scattered correspondence, research files relating to the paintings of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, printed mateirals, photographs, and works of art. Also found is a paint palette and brushes reportedly owned by Whistler and a walking stick.
Bolton Coit Brown papers
The papers of lithographer, educator, and author Bolton Coit Brown measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1936. Found within the papers are biographical material; extensive personal correspondence with family members and friends; writings, including drafts of Art of Art Study and Lithography Since Whistler; and printed material.