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Dates:
1853-1962
Size:
33.22 cu. ft. (56 document boxes) (9 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 233
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit includes correspondence of the division, 1861, 1877, 1881-1937; correspondence of assistant and associate curator Clarence R. Shoemaker, 1919-1958; monthly and annual reports, 1881-1936; invoices of specimens received and sent out, 1853-1921; catalogue of duplicate specimens, 1872-1881; and historical material and typescripts.

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Creators:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.
Dates:
1947-1980
bulk 1960-1974
Size:
32 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0612
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of publications issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documenting JPL's work in jet and rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, and planetary reconnaissance. Most of the material relates to work performed under NASA auspices, but significant material from Army- and Air Force-related research is also included.

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Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
26.50 cu. ft. (53 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 197
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are chiefly files of the Director's Office, 1964-1969, 1971-1972. During the earlier period a complicated subject-numeric system was in use. In 1971 a simpler subject-numeric plan was used and replaced before the end of that year by a straight alphabetic subject file, which is the current office filing system. A full history ...

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Creators:
Zorn, Elayne
Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
1,474 Photographic prints
11526 Negatives (photographic)
10 Videocassettes
11 Linear feet
57 Sound recordings (57 cassette tapes.)
11412 Slides (photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.022
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Elayne Zorn Collection measures 11 linear feet and contains thousands of photographic objects including negatives, slides and prints. The collection material spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from around 1975 until 2010. The material in this collection reflects Zorn's long association with the community in Taquile, Peru which led up to the publication of her book, Weaving a Future, in 2004. Zorn also spent a significant amount of time conducting field research in Andean communities in Bolivia examining the relationships between tourism and textiles. Zorn's additional professional activities included serving as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions as well as performing academic duties at the University of Central Florida.

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Creators:
American Anthropological Association
Dates:
1904-2005
bulk 1915-1996
Size:
175 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1973-49
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These records document the activities of the American Anthropological Association from 1904 through 2007 (although the majority of the files only date to 1996), with informational content regarding its constitution and by-laws, constitutional changes and ballot voting, dating back to its creation in 1902. The majority of the records consist of cor...

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Videocassettes (Betamax)
20 CD-Rs
6 Electronic discs (DVD)
65.09 Linear feet
50 Floppy discs
147 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Conant, Howard
Dates:
1944-1987
Size:
3.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.conahowa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art educator and painter Howard Somers Conant measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1944 to 1987. The papers document Conant's career as an art educator through correspondence with friends and colleagues; draft manuscripts, lectures, and other writings; newsletters, copies of published books, and other printed materials; and seventy-four sound recordings of interviews, lectures, and panel discussions that Conant took part in during the 1960s.

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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:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1976-1992
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Martin Harwit, Director, 1987-1995, and pertain to topics internal to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting collection policies, exhibition planning, personnel, departmental issues, special events, NASM renovation projects, fun...

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Creators:
Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), Dr., 1898-1965
Dates:
1903-1974
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
1.48 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Dr. Hugh L. Dryden was an aerodynamicist by training, a career civil servant, and a government official. With degrees in physics and mathematics he became chief of the aerodynamics section of the National Bureau of Standards and eventually served as the first deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Dryden's career.

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