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Italian explorers in Africa / by Sofia Bompiani

Author:
Bompiani, Sofia b. 1835  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
202 p. : ill., port. ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Date:
1891
Topic:
Italians  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Italian  Search this
Call number:
DT35 .B69 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787759

The story of Africa and its explorers / by Robert Brown

Title:
Story of Africa
Author:
Brown, Robert 1842-1895  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill., ports., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Date:
1892
1895
1892-1895
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Call number:
DT11 .B76 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788570

Explorations in South Africa

Title:
Andersson's Explorations in South Africa
Author:
Andersson, Charles John 1827-1867  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 4-31, [1] folded leaf : map ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South Africa
Ngami, Lake (Botswana)
Date:
1854
1854?]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT1732 .A665 1854z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787228

Six Centuries Ago, Chinese Explorers Left This Coin Behind in Africa

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:17:51 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_7bdaf20127397404345d6ace7f1b64f4

A.W. Quilter journal of travels in East Africa, 1909 October 28-1911 March 7

Author:
Quilter, A. W  Search this
Roosevelt, Kermit 1889-1943  Search this
Skene, R  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Bookseller:
Army & Navy Co-operative Society DSI  Search this
Winifred A. Myers (Firm) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Quilter, A. W Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (approximately 160 leaves) ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1909
1909-1911
Topic:
Safaris  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001814 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024909
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Africa's Giant Eye

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-06-18T15:50:50.000Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_uowDm61oZy8

Africa and the Radio Universe

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-06-18T15:54:17.000Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_8940yUWHt2A

Association of Space Explorers Collection [Schweickart]

Creator:
Schweickart, Russell L. "Rusty", b. 1935  Search this
Names:
Association of Space Explorers  Search this
Schweickart, Russell L. "Rusty", b. 1935  Search this
Extent:
1.77 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1983-2008
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 1.77 cubic feet of materials relating to the creation of the Association of Space Explorers, their activities, and some additional material about various projects Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart was involved in.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.77 cubic feet of materials relating to the creation of the Association of Space Explorers, their activities, and some additional material about various projects Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart was involved in. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence (both letters and emails); Statement of Purpose; questionnaires; planning agreements; progress reports; material on various environmental science projects including the Sundance Symposium on Global Climate Change; and two publications, Safety in Antarctica, Report of the U. S. Antarctic Program Safety Review Panel and Asteroid Threats, A call for global response, published by the Association of Space Explorers in 2008.
Arrangement:
The collection is in original order and was divided into two series by the donor. The first relates to the founding of the Association of Space Explorers and the second is additional material. Within individual folders, material is usually arranged chronologically. Much of the email was organized into binders sorted first by email service provider and then chronologically within each set. In the case of the materials in Series 1, they were received in reverse chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Association of Space Explorers is a non-profit organization with a membership composed of people who have completed at least one Earth orbit in space (above 100 km / 62 mi), as defined by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Founded in 1985, its current membership stands at over 400 from the following 38 countries: Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. The organization provides a forum, the Planetary Congress, for the promotion of space exploration, as well as space science and engineering and environmental awareness from the unique perspective of astronauts/cosmonauts.

Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart (b. 1935) is a scientist and former astronaut who served as the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 9 flight. Prior to his career as an astronaut, Schweickart was a research scientist at the Experimental Astronomy Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was also a fighter pilot in the U. S. Air Force and the Massachusetts Air National Guard from 1956 to 1963. Schweickart has also held various executive positions in business and in government including for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State of California, and as chair of the United States Antarctic Program Safety Review Panel for the Director of the National Science Foundation. Schweickart is also a founder and past president of the Association of Space Explorers.
Provenance:
Russell Schweickart, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0023
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:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Publications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Association of Space Explorers Collection [Schweickart], NASM.2019.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0023
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Association of Space Explorers Collection [Schweickart]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0023

Africa and the Gamma Ray Universe

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-06-18T15:52:59.000Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tc_dr_zHjmg

Africa and the Visible Universe

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-06-18T15:50:24.000Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_mGBd1T47Ak4

Proceedings of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa

Title:
Proceedings of the African Association
Author:
Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xi, [1], 236 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 30 cm. (4to)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Date:
1790
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT15 .A88 1790
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783895

Africa and its exploration : as told by its explorers Mungo Park, Clapperton, the Landers, Livingstone, Barth, Barkie, Denham, Burton, Speke, Caillie, Schweinfurth, Mohr, Stanley, Holub, Serpa, Pinto, Farini, Thomson, Montagu Kerr ; with 600 illustrations and maps

Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., ports., maps (2 folded, 1 col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa
Date:
189u
[189-?]
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787206

Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
See more items in:
Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 / by Mungo Park ... ; with an appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell

Title:
Travels in the interior of Africa
Park's Travels in Africa DSI
Author:
Park, Mungo 1771-1806  Search this
Rennell, James 1742-1830  Search this
Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Park, Mungo 1771-1806 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 372, xcii, [6] p., [9] leaves of plates (5 folded) : ill., maps, port., music ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, West
Niger River Valley
Date:
1799
Topic:
Mandingo language  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .P236 1799
DT356.P236 1799
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355909

MS 7235 Vocabularies and notes based on material collected by Horatio Hale from enslaved African-Brazilians

Creator:
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Articles
Vocabulary
Place:
Africa -- linguistics
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript probably represents what Horatio Hale originally intended to publish on southern Africa in his Philology and Ethnology that is one of the volumes of the report of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). It includes several vocabularies, comparative vocabularies, and notes on the location and appearance (especially the cicatrization and other body decoration) of African tribes.
Local Numbers:
NAA ACC 76-120 (part)

SI LIB MS 68 (part)

NAA MS 7235
Local Note:
The manuscript appears to be in Hale's hand. In it, Hale describes how and why he collected material from African slaves in Rio de Janeiro.
Autograph manuscript
Topic:
Body decoration -- Africa  Search this
Makonde language  Search this
Ndau language  Search this
Kongo language  Search this
Makhuwa language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 7235, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7235
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7235
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 / by Mungo Park ... ; with an appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell

Title:
Park's Travels in Africa DSI
Author:
Park, Mungo 1771-1806  Search this
Rennell, James 1742-1830  Search this
Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Park, Mungo 1771-1806 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 372, [6], xc p., [9] leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill., maps, port., music ; 29 cm. (4to)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, West
Niger River Valley
Date:
1799
Topic:
Mandingo language  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .P236 1799b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_784089

Congo, Congo Negro

Maker:
Fagan, J.  Search this
Publisher:
Lea & Blanchard  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, C.  Search this
Author:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
Brightly, J. H.  Search this
Original artist:
Agate, A. T.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Block
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
relief
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1844
Date made:
ca 1844
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0145.036
Accession number:
1999.0145
Catalog number:
1999.0145.036
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Wilkes Blocks
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_552353

The lake regions of Central Africa : a picture of exploration / by Richard F. Burton

Title:
Burton's Central Africa
Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Phillips, George Faudel DSI  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : col. fronts., ill., fold. map ; 21.5 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1860
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT361 .B97 1860b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774281

The lake regions of Central Africa, a picture of exploration. By Richard F. Burton

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 572 p. : ill., fold. map. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1860
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT361 .B97 1860
DT361.B97 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_212652

Exploration and hunting in central Africa 1895-96 / by A. St. H. Gibbons

Author:
Gibbons, A. St. H (Alfred St. Hill) 1858-1916  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 408 p. : ill., ports., map (folded) ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Malawi
Zambia
Date:
1898
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT2856 .G53 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791373

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