This accession consists of records documenting the management of a project to preserve artifacts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Apollo. The project, which was primarily funded with a Save America's Treasures grant, included space suits and the Saturn V rocket. Allan A. Needell, Curator, served as the …
This accession consists of drawings documenting the planning and design of exhibitions and other projects by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC). OEC designs exhibitions for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service as well as for Smithsonian Institution museums and units without internal exhibition design offices or which need additional …
Priscilla Reining papers
60.25 Linear feet (145 boxes)
23 Computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 Sound recordings
2 Map drawers
The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.
Midtown Galleries records
The records of Midtown Galleries measure 86.82 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1997. The collection documents the operation and general administration of the business and includes artist records, exhibition material, inventories, financial records, photographs, and printed material.
Joseph Henry Collection
The Joseph Henry Collection documents Henry's personal, professional, and official life as well as some activities of his family members. Included are records from his time teaching and doing research at the Albany Academy (1826-1832) and at the College of New Jersey now Princeton University (1832-1846). There are likewise many materials from …
University of Illinois educational film collection
Collection consists of approximately 20 educational films relating to Japanese society and culture that were being retired from the University of Illinois-Urbana Asian Educational Media Service. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation …
Associate Director's Committee Records
These records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials documenting Graf's work as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and the 1941 survey of Smithsonian collections. A small amount of material was created by Carl W. Mitman, Chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee.
This accession includes records documenting activities of the Center for Advertising History (CAH) in the preservation of advertising history in the United States, primarily through the acquisition of information relating to advertising and projects such as oral history interviews and public seminars. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining …
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his sixth year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes …
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his fourth year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fund raising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; meeting …