This accession consists of records documenting updates to the "Black Wings" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum as well as educational outreach, publications, research, special events, and other activities pertaining to groundbreaking African American aviators. The "Black Wings" exhibition opened in 1982 in the Pioneers of Flight Gallery and …
This accession documents the development, planning, and execution of exhibitions curated by the Textiles Department during the tenure of Matilda McQuaid, Curator, 2002- , and Susan Brown, Assistant Curator, c. 2001- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance; Design Life Now: National Design Triennial; Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing …
NASM Historical Files
This accession consists of records documenting the history of the aeronautical and space collections at the Smithsonian Institution, from the United States National Museum through the National Air Museum to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility and the Steven …
This accession consists of records that document the administrative affairs of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. The title of this office changed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in April 1992. Includes mostly the correspondence of Tom L. Freudenheim, presently the Assistant Secretary …
These records document the operation of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, which is responsible for overseeing the Institution's research activities in its various museums, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Records include budget and …
Photographs of Smithsonian Staff and Subjects
This record unit consists of a small group of photographs collected by the Office of Public Affairs for its various publications. It includes Smithsonian staff as well as a small number of photographs of Smithsonian buildings or their construction, exhibits, events, and important visitors.
This accession consists of records that docuement the Resident Associates Program, Studio Arts Department's involvement with the Discover Graphics Program. Materials include correspondence and memoranda that document student exhibitions, funding proposals, teacher training, publicity, lithography, and inventory; course descriptions; list of participant's addresses; newspaper clippings; art catalogs; course files; show …
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.
Grand Central Terminal Collection
Collection documents the history of the demolition and construction of Grand Central Terminal with a focus on the period 1903 to 1913.
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers
President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.