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James Means Collection

Topic:
Aeronautical Annuals (annual)
Creator:
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Aero Club of America  Search this
Aero Club of Washington  Search this
Aeronautic Society of New York  Search this
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Lilienthal, Otto  Search this
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924  Search this
Maxim, Hiram S., 1840-1916  Search this
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Zahm, Albert Francis, 1862-  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1892-1913
bulk 1895-1897
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence and scrapbooks. The correspondence is arranged into 15 sub-series: Aerial Experiment Association, Aero Club of America, Aero Club of Washington, Aeronautic Society of New York, Aeronautical Annuals, Octave Chanute and his daughters, Glenn Curtiss, House Resolution #7653, Ernest Jones, Otto Lilienthal, Henry Cabot Lodge, Hiram Maxim, Technical Matters, U.S. Signal Corps, and Albert Zahm. Of the three scrapbooks, one is a photograph album containing early glider photos and travel postcards. The second contains photos and news clippings regarding aviation in the 1890's, especially the work of Langley and Maxim with kites, balloons, and aerial bicycles. Clippings are in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch. The third scrapbook is labeled 'James Means 1892' and consists of photos, letters, manuscripts, clippings in English and German, copies of legislation, and book excerpts.
Biographical / Historical:
James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. Determined to disseminate information on flying, he collected and edited the most significant works of Otto Lilienthal, Octave Chanute, Samuel Langley and others, producing the 'Aeronautical Annuals' which appeared in 3 volumes in 1895, 1896 and 1897. Dr. Means studied bird-flight, kites and gliders, and designed model gliders in the early 1890s. He was awarded patents for his aircraft smoke signal device (1909), his aircraft launcher (1909), and his simplified control column for airplanes (1909-1911).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James H. Means, gift, unknown, XXXX-0394, 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:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Kites  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0394
See more items in:
James Means Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0394
Additional Online Media:

The life and services of John James Audubon : an address before the the [sic] New York Academy of Sciences, April 26, 1893 / by Daniel G. Elliot

Author:
Elliot, Daniel Giraud 1835-1915  Search this
New York Academy of Sciences  Search this
Former owner:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906 DSI  Search this
Library of Congress DSI  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Physical description:
p. [43]-57, [1] p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1893
1893?]
Call number:
QL31.A9 E46 1893
QL31.A9E46 1893
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_213883

A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans / by John Gould, F.L.S

Title:
Ramphastidae, or family of toucans
Toucans and trogons DSI
Publisher:
Gould, John 1804-1881  Search this
Dedicatee:
Temminck, C. J (Coenraad Jacob) 1778-1858  Search this
Author:
Supplement (work): Gould, John 1804-1881 Supplement to the first edition of A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans  Search this
Container of (work): Owen, Richard 1804-1892 Observations on the anatomy of the toucan  Search this
Lithographer:
Gould, Elizabeth 1804-1841  Search this
Lear, Edward 1812-1888  Search this
Illustrator:
Scharf, George 1788-1860  Search this
Colorist:
Bayfield, Gabriel 1781-1870  Search this
Printer of plates:
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
Associated name:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 DSI  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[81] leaves, 34 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly in color) ; 57 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Identification
Classification
Field guides
Date:
1833
1835
Topic:
Toucans  Search this
Birds in art  Search this
Call number:
QL696.P57 G697 1833
QL696.P57G697
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_128706

Photographs of United States National Museum collections

Creator:
United States National Museum  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881  Search this
Names:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Artist:
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Prints (color halftone)
2 Prints (halftone)
1 Print (photogravure)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
13 mounted prints (albumen)
40 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Mounted prints
Place:
Easter Island -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Images of various artifacts and specimens in the United States National Museum's collections, including George Washington's uniform and camp chest; the Franklin Press; Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian, supervising the installation of the Easter Island stone figures; zoological, ornithological, entomological, and botanical specimens; exhibits relating to animals and American Indians; the Daguerre Monument sculpted by J. Scott Hartley; and a model of the National Zoological Park modeled under Langley.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States National Museum building (later renamed Arts and Industries) opened to the public in 1881. It held displays of anthropology, art, geology, history, and natural history, while a few of the exhibits (birds, invertebrates and art) remained in the original Smithsonian "Castle." In 1911, the Smithsonian opened a new building (now the Natural History Building), which held anthropology, art and natural history collections.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-41
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Items depicted in this collection held in the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History collections.
Additional photographs of US National Museum collections held in the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Anthropological Archives (Photo Lot 4).
Restrictions:
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Insects  Search this
Birds  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-41, Photographs of United States National Museum collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-41
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-41

Correspondence, 1903-1925

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
United States Interstate Commerce Commission  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1903
1903-1925
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-162
See more items in:
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259002

Records, 1893-1899

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Child, Robert C  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Serials (publications)
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1893
1893-1899
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000474
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217040

James Smithson Collection, 1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983

Creator:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Subject:
Macie, Elizabeth Hungerford Keate 1728-1800  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Northumberland, Hugh Percy Duke of 1712-1786  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Pembroke College (University of Cambridge)  Search this
Physical description:
5.19 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (oversize material)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Serials (publications)
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Plates (illustrations)
Art objects
Date:
1796
1796-1983
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Local number:
SIA RU007000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217200

Samuel P. Langley Papers, 1866-1906, 1909, 1914, 1942

Creator:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Subject:
Rinehart, Bentley L  Search this
Maltby, L. C  Search this
Reed, R. L  Search this
Balzer, Stephen M  Search this
Huffaker, Edward C  Search this
Manly, Charles Matthews 1876-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Allegheny Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
19.15 cu. ft. (22 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (11 12x17 boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (8 microfilm reels) (oversize materials)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1866
1866-1942
1866-1906, 1909, 1914, 1942
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217203

Permanent Administrative Files, 1877-1975

Creator:
United States National Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bryant, Owen Frederick 1882-1958  Search this
Brand, Virgil Michael  Search this
Barnum, P. T (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Baker, C. F (Charles Fuller) 1872-1927  Search this
Baur, Georg Herman  Search this
Bernadou, John B (John Baptiste) 1858-1908  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957  Search this
Chalmers, James D. S  Search this
Chandler, B. F  Search this
Bishop, Heber Reginald 1840-1902  Search this
Graf, John Enos  Search this
Chapin, James Paul 1889-1964  Search this
Collins, Frank Shipley 1848-1920  Search this
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Evans, Clifford 1920-1981  Search this
Gilmore, Charles W (Charles Whitney) 1874-1945  Search this
Graham, David Crockett  Search this
Hall, Robert C  Search this
Hegeman, Annie May  Search this
Hershkovitz, Philip  Search this
Holmes, Walter W  Search this
John, Stanley  Search this
Kessel, Brina  Search this
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Lea, Isaac 1792-1886  Search this
Lenman, Isobel H  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Loeb, Morris 1863-1912  Search this
McClure, Floyd Alonzo 1897-1970  Search this
Nininger, Harvey Harlow 1887-  Search this
Orcutt, Charles Russell 1864-1929  Search this
Partello, Dwight J. 1841-1920  Search this
Pinchot, Mrs. James W  Search this
Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804  Search this
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966  Search this
Roebling, Washington Augustus 1837-1926  Search this
Ross, Bernard Rogan  Search this
Smith, Hugh M (Hugh McCormick) 1865-1941  Search this
Sowerby, Arthur de Carle 1885-1954  Search this
Taylor, Walter W. Jr  Search this
Wakefield, E. A  Search this
Ward, Robert  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Deignan, H. G (Herbert Girton) 1906-1968  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome 1863-1930  Search this
Mansfield, Richard 1857-1907  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Hippisley, Alfred Edward d. 1939  Search this
Pittier, Henri 1857-1950  Search this
Palmer, William 1856-1921  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928  Search this
Seymour, George Dudley 1859-1946  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Hammer, William Joseph 1858-1934  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
Newman, Marshall Thornton 1911-1994  Search this
Russell, James Townsend d. 1962  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Bermuda Biological Station for Research  Search this
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911-1912)  Search this
Brush-Swan Electrical Apparatus Collection  Search this
Donn Collection of Lincoln Relics  Search this
National Museum of Engineering and Industry  Search this
George Washington Memorial  Search this
United States Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography  Search this
Holt Collection of South American Birds  Search this
International Whaling Commission  Search this
United States Lincoln Memorial Commission  Search this
McIntire Collection of Historical Objects  Search this
Nordenskold Mesa Verde Collection  Search this
Oldroyd Collection of Lincoln Relics  Search this
Osborne Collection of Guatemalan Textiles  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Swan-Brush Electrical Apparatus Collection  Search this
United States-Mexican International Boundary Commission (1891-1894)  Search this
United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Correspondence and Documents  Search this
United States Patent Office  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Rainey African Expedition (1911-1912)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Finn Ronn Antarctic Research Expedition (1946-1948)  Search this
National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz (1938-1939 : Mexico)  Search this
Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition (1937)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (1936 : Cleveland)  Search this
International Exposition (1927 : Seville, Spain)  Search this
International Photographic Exposition (1909 : Dresden)  Search this
International Silk Exposition (1921 : New York)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt (1909)  Search this
National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands (1939)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pageant of Progress Exposition (1922 : Chicago)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition (1949 : Haiti)  Search this
Progress Exposition (1926 : New Haven)  Search this
Sesquicentennial Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia)  Search this
Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition (1920)  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston)  Search this
Texas Centennial Exposition (1936 : Dallas)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia (1887-1888)  Search this
International Boundary Commission, United States-Mexican (1891-1894)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies (1933)  Search this
Marsh-Darien Expedition (1924)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition (1907)  Search this
Peruvian Expeditions (1912-1915)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains (1912)  Search this
Physical description:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1877
1877-1975
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Port Orford meteorite  Search this
Hope diamond  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000192
See more items in:
Permanent Administrative File 1877-1975 [United States National Museum]
Expedition History 1919-1920 [Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition (1919-1920)]
Expedition History 1919-1920 [William Louis Abbott Botanical Explorations of Haiti (1919-1920)]
Expedition History 1921-1922 [Paul Carpenter Standley Botanical Explorations in Central America (1921-1922)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217782

Correspondence, 1865-1891

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
46.06 cu. ft. (62 document boxes) (68 3x5 boxes) (243 microfilm reels)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1865
1865-1891
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000033
Restrictions & Rights:
(1) Deteriorating letterpress affects legibility; (2) record unit available on microfilm
See more items in:
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216647

Correspondence, 1887-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Hodgkins Fund  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Advisory Committee on Printing and Publication  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
24.38 cu. ft. (43 document boxes) (144 microfilm reels)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887
1887-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000034
Restrictions & Rights:
(1) Deteriorating letterpress affects legibility; (2) record unit partially microfilmed
See more items in:
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216648

Records, 1890-1929

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
North American Wildflowers  Search this
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
American School of Archaeology in China  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911-1912)  Search this
Carnegie Institution of Washington  Search this
Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott Research Fund  Search this
Cinchona Botanical Station (Jamaica)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
George Washington Memorial Association  Search this
Hodgkins Fund  Search this
Kahn Foundation for the Foreign Travel of American Teachers  Search this
Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory  Search this
Naples Zoological Station  Search this
Alfred Duane Pell Collection  Search this
Research Corporatio  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Mount Montezuma Station (Calama, Chile)  Search this
Montezuma Solar Observatory (Calama, Chile)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Mount Harqua Hala Station (Arizona)  Search this
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Koren Expedition to Siberia (1914)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1890
1890-1929
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Seismology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000045
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Governmental Relations Records 1907-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Expedition History 1916-1919 [Collins-Garner Congo Expedition in the Interests of the Smithsonian Institution (1916-1919)]
Expedition History 1919-1920 [Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition (1919-1920)]
Expedition History 1923-1927 [Freer Gallery of Art Archaeological Expedition to China (1923-1927)]
Expedition History 1911 [Biological Survey of the Canadian Rockies (1911)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216655

Records, 1925-1949

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
North American Wildflowers  Search this
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W (Andrew William) 1855-1937  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel 1873-1950  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radiation and Organisms Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Carnegie Institution of Washington  Search this
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
River Basin Surveys  Search this
United States Office of Scientific Research and Development  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Tamblyn and Brown Conferences  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the Puerto Rican Trench, 1933  Search this
Conference on the Future of Smithsonian (1927)  Search this
Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940: Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Physical description:
78.75 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1925
1925-1949
1929
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Langley Medal  Search this
Radiation  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000046
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Budget Records 1892-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Governmental Relations Records 1907-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Expedition History 1937 [National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Collect Living Wild Animals and Birds (1937)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216656

Records, 1897-1918

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
True, Frederick William 1858-1914  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in Charge of Office and Exchanges  Search this
Physical description:
11.00 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Nitrate materials
Date:
1897
1897-1918
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000055
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Correspondence and Memoranda 1850-1948 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Reports on European Museums 1904-1907 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Museum History Records 1897-1918 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216663

Records, circa 1854-1890

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
1.50 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1854
1854-1890
circa 1854-1890
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000057
See more items in:
Correspondence Registers 1860-1949 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Correspondence and Memoranda 1850-1948 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216665

Records, 1869-1905

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Documents Clerk  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. (14 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1869
1869-1905
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000064
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216671

Records, 1887-1966

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Frank 1841-1918  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924  Search this
Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Living Animals  Search this
National Zoological Park Commission (U.S.)  Search this
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926)  Search this
Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Pamphlets
Diaries
Plates (illustrations)
Letterpress copybooks
Picture postcards
Architectural drawings
Date:
1887
1887-1966
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoo directors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000074
See more items in:
Diaries, Ledgers, Memoranda, and Memo Books 1895-1931 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
National Zoological Park Commission Records 1889-1891 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Congressional Document Files 1888-1905 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Correspondence and Letter Registers 1887-1965 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Voucher Book 1905-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Voucher Abstracts 1905-1927 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Requisitions 1904-1942, 1960-1966 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Payroll, Time, and Attendance Records 1890-1921, 1927-1932 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Scrapbooks 1887-1931 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Specimen Identification Sketches, Drawings, and Plates c. 1890-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Records 1890-1988 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216681

Records, 1882-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Adams, W. I  Search this
Karr, William W  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5.66 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1882
1882-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000165
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216754

Letter from Wilbur Wright to Samuel P. Langley, dated May 30, 1899. Page 1 of 2.

Creator:
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright Cycle Compan  Search this
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Dayton (Ohio)
Date:
1899
May 30, 1899
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000031 [SIA2014-05379]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393141

Letter from Wilbur Wright to Samuel P. Langley, dated May 30, 1899. Page 2 of 2.

Creator:
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright Cycle Compan  Search this
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Dayton (Ohio)
Date:
1899
May 30, 1899
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000031 [SIA2014-05380]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393142

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