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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1931
Scope and Contents:
Based on a few diary entries, letters to his mother and memory. Divided into Home, Friends, and the General Electric Co. Written in 1973.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref258
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Travel, Virgin Islands (see also oversized, Box 163)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 1949
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1846
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Masonry Temple Built Inside Cave of Limestone Hill; Automobile Parked Outside n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 012 in x 010 in
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 04793700
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_61352
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Natural History Building Viewed from Jefferson Drive

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exterior
Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
October 1935
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2359 or 32149-2
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14209
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[Six young women and a young man siting in or standing next to an automobile parked on the street: b&w photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (2.7" x 4.1".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1925
Arrangement:
Series 12, box 2, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000070 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4359

Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
January 1936
Topic:
Automobile parking  Search this
Grounds  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museums  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2361 or 32279-11
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14217
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Memoir

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924 - 1927
Scope and Contents:
The years 1924-1927 are based on a diary kept in 1924 and part of 1925, letters to and from his mother and Willette, and memory
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref254
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Automobile Parking Facility

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e8244

People on the Steps of the Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
South entrance of the Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 7.5w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
May 1935
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Women  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Signs  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2357
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14199
Additional Online Media:

People on the Steps of the Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
May 1935
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Women  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Signs  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2356
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14201
Additional Online Media:

Snow on the National Mall in Front of the Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25 w x 2.25 h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
1936
Topic:
Grounds  Search this
Museums  Search this
Signs  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Snow  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2362 or 32259-2
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14216
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North West Corner of Natural History Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Exterior
Date:
1910s
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Natural History Building--North Front  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Standard number:
3362 or MNH-3362
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10567

Wide View of South Facade of Natural History Building

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Washington City Post Office Building  Search this
Old Post Office Pavilion  Search this
United States Dept. of Justice  Search this
United States Internal Revenue Service  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25 w x 2.25 h; Type of Image: Exterior: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
Date:
March 19, 1936
Topic:
Automobile parking  Search this
Grounds  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museums  Search this
Buildings--Washington, D.C  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2363 or 32404-1
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14218
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Cecil R. Mulnix

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Mulnix, Cecil R  Search this
Office of Protective Services  Search this
Guard Force  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 2.2w x 2.2h ; Type of Image: Person, Candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1937
Topic:
Books  Search this
Uniforms  Search this
Men  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1520
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13247

FC-5-51608 Automobile Parking Facility (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 109
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 638, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0638-refidd1e7895

Rocket Row on West Side of A&I Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
South Yard  Search this
Rocket Row  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1967 or after
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Atlas (Rocket)  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Jupiter-C Rocket  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Parking lots  Search this
Polaris  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Vanguard (missile)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12168
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9545

Fred Wiseman Scrapbook

Creator:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Wiseman-Peters (Fred Wiseman and J. W. Peters) (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Summary:
Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying.

This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials are in the order the donor attached them to the scrapbook. Correspondence is often located within the envelope that is attached to the scrapbook. Some materials are loose and have been left in the arrangement in which they were found, unless a portion of a newspaper article could be matched to its other parts.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Wiseman (1875-1961) was born in Santa Rosa, California, and after attending local schools he engaged in both the bicycle and automotive businesses. Wiseman won considerable fame racing Stoddard-Dayton cars on the West Coast as well as in the Chicago area. He became interested in aviation after attending the Wright brothers' homecoming celebration in 1909 and the first Los Angeles aviation meet at Dominguez Field in 1910.

After these two events, Wiseman was convinced he wanted to learn to fly and so he returned to his home in Santa Rosa and persuaded Ben Noonan to put up $10,000 to build a plane. Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. (The first air mail flight sanctioned by the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., took place on September 23, 1911, when Earle Ovington carried mail from Garden City, Long Island, to Mineola; and the first continuously scheduled U.S. air mail service began on May 15, 1918, with routes between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.)

During 1911, Wiseman had an active season of exhibition work, including flying for one week at the California State Fair. However, after this season Wiseman gave up flying because he thought there was no future in it. He sold his plane and returned to the automobile business. He later worked for Standard Oil Company of California. Wiseman was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, an organization of pilots who flew solo in an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916.

Weldon Cooke, another pioneer aviator from California, bought and modified the Wiseman-Peters aircraft, renaming it the Wiseman-Cooke. Cooke flew the Wiseman-Cooke for exhibition and air mail flights. The Wiseman-Cooke aircraft is currently part of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift?, unknown, XXXX-0618, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (1910)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Fred Wiseman Scrapbook, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0618, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0618
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Pressurized Gondola on the Street in Washington D.C

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Ellsworth, Lincoln  Search this
National Geographic Society  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Exterior
Architecture
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington
Date:
April 15, 1936
Topic:
Automobile parking  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Transportation, Automotive  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Outdoor photography  Search this
Persons  Search this
Explorers  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2366 or 32233-3
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14226
Additional Online Media:

Souls of Puerto Rico

Artist:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Medium:
palladium print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Landscape\park  Search this
Object\furniture\bench  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\streetlight  Search this
Cityscape\Puerto Rico  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.185
Restrictions & Rights:
© Richard Benson
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.185

Director's Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Services  Search this
Extent:
4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1978-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that pertain to building and equipping the Quadrangle Building; Enid A. Haupt Garden; National Air and Space Museum Dulles Wing/Phase I; Mall underground parking; Museum Support Center construction reports; reports concerning energy conservation; Facilities Services units; and Renwick Gallery renovation. Included are files maintained by Frank C. Gilmore, Quadrangle Project Manager, and correspondence of Michael L. Siegle, director of the Office of Facilities Services (OFS).
Topic:
Energy conservation  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-135, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Services, Director's Files
Identifier:
Accession 90-135
See more items in:
Director's Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-135

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