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Great Lakes (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer F1G, Folder 655120-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref3378

Great Lakes (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Air Transport
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-f-ref3377

Commercial fisheries review from The Great Lakes and their connecting channels from

Language:
English
Type:
Prints
Place:
Great Lakes (North America)
Publication Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1968
Publication Date:
1968
Topic:
Lakes  Search this
Water Feature  Search this
Publisher:
National Marine Fisheries Service
Image ID:
SIL-commercialf301968united_0013_crop
Catalog ID:
182061
Rights:
In Copyright
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See Wonder
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:silgoi_68410

Sweetgrass

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
William J. McGee  Search this
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Object Type:
Botanical
Place:
Great Lakes, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Aug-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041397
USNM Number:
E222652-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365158
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Stole

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Object Type:
Breechclout
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E358268-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8404873
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Pair Moccasins Fragmentary

Donor Name:
Georgetown University  Search this
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Great Lakes, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1948-Dec-14
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
181344
USNM Number:
E386779-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8420815
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Moccasin Fragmentary

Donor Name:
Georgetown University  Search this
Culture:
Iroquois (Haudenosaunee)  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Great Lakes, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1948-Dec-14
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
181344
USNM Number:
E386780-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8420817
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Indian Bullet Pouch, Shoulder Bag

Donor Name:
Mrs. E. Anderson  Search this
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Bag
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1952-Jun-03
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
194784
USNM Number:
E391947-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422274
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Beaded Shoulder Bag

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Northeast Indian  Search this
Object Type:
Bag
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418743A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450750
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Beaded Shoulder Bag

Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Collector:
N/A  Search this
Culture:
Northeast Indian  Search this
Object Type:
Bag
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1981-Jun-16
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418744A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8450752
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records

Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey United States Works Progress Administration Transportation, Division of Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Jackson, Melvin H.  Search this
Extent:
18.5 Cubic feet (79 volumes, 10 rolls)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Records
Tracings
Notes
Drawings
Place:
Great Lakes (North America)
Date:
1936-1937.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of over 18 cubic feet of material generated during the course of the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey. The bulk of the collection consists of survey books and measured drawings. Other records include administrative papers relating to the project, an index and catalogue, and a listing of the names of vessels surveyed.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: H.A.M.M.S. Index

Series 2: H.A.M.M.S. Catalogue

Series 3: Names of Vessels, 1789-

Series 4: Field Notes

Series 5: Drawings
Biographical / Historical:
The Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS) was one of six projects created by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide work for unemployed skilled or "white collar" workers. These projects were intended to provide work which was both useful and appropriate to the skills and experience of workers who were not suited for more traditional work programs involving manual or outdoor labor. The specific goal of HAMMS was to undertake a national survey of watercraft, in order to document the design and technical evolution of vessel types significant in America's commercial maritime history. This was to be accomplished by making measured drawings of existing vessels, ship models, and builders' half models; by making a photographic record of significant vessels; and by compiling written data about vessels.

The HAMMS program was in existence from January 1, 1936 to October 15, 1937. The Smithsonian Institution served as the official sponsor of the Survey and received all the documentation produced, thus augmenting its already significant National Watercraft Collection. Unlike other WPA projects, HAMMS was administered directly from Washington by its Director, Eric J. Steinlein, who coordinated the survey work of six regional directors. Despite its national mandate, the Survey actually was limited to the eastern seaboard, the Great Lakes, and California. Furthermore, the types of craft surveyed and the level of documentation varied considerably within the six regions. During the course of its existence, the HAMMS program conducted over 166 surveys and produced over 400 sheets of line drawings of ship's hulls, rigging, and details.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were turned over to the Smithsonian soon after the completion of the project in 1937.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Naval architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Records
Tracings
Notes
Drawings -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0240
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0240
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Silas H. Woodard Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Woodard, Silas H., 1870-1961  Search this
Names:
Isthmian Canal Commission.  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
St. Lawrence River Power Development Commission.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Photograph albums
Maps
Place:
Great Lakes (North America)
St. Lawrence River
Date:
1899-1932
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Silas H. Woodard include the Isthmian Canal Commission Report containing text, maps, profiles, and plates, 1899-1901; photograph albums on the East River Tunnel, 1904-1908; reports on the regulation of the levels of the Great Lakes, 1910-1914; and reports dealing with the development of hydroelectric power on the St. Lawrence River, 1930-1932.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By project.
Biographical/Historical note:
Silas H. Woodard, civil engineer specializing in power development, dams, tunnels, and foundation work, served as an engineer for the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1899-1902; the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1902-1909; and the Engineering Board of the St. Lawrence River Power Development Commission, 1930s. Woodard also worked as a consulting engineer.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives (AC1116)

Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs (AC1234)

W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers (AC1039)

Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1040)

W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1021)

John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook (AC0708)

Charles Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1114)

Robert Dearborn Panama Canal Glass Negatives (AC1111)

William Currie Photograph Album (AC1043)

Roland A. McCrady Photograph Collection (AC0710)

George S. Morison Collection (AC0978)

George W. Sims Papers (AC0127)

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs (AC0945)

Robert F. Olds Collection (AC0231)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED 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:
Tunnels  Search this
Dams  Search this
Canals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Photograph albums
Maps -- 19th century
Citation:
Silas H. Woodard Papers, circa 1899-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1038
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Silas H. Woodard Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1038

Beaded Napkin Rings

Donor Name:
Rev. Father Walter  Search this
Object Type:
Napkin Ring
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1889-Jul-13
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
022209
USNM Number:
E130708-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8336820
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Snowshoes, Pair

Donor Name:
U.S. Department Of War  Search this
Culture:
Iroquois (Haudenosaunee)  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Object Type:
Snowshoe
Place:
Great Lakes, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1903-Jul-31
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041356
USNM Number:
E222242-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365082
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Basketry Tray

Donor Name:
Daughters Alice P. Barney  Search this
Collector:
Mrs. Alice P. Barney  Search this
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1933-Apr-27
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
124063
USNM Number:
E366221-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8410856
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Birch Bark Box With Lid

Donor Name:
Daughters Alice P. Barney  Search this
Collector:
Mrs. Alice P. Barney  Search this
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Object Type:
Bark Container
Place:
Great Lakes, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1933-Apr-27
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
124063
USNM Number:
E366360-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8410894
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North American Water and Power Alliance Records

Creator:
North American Water and Power Alliance.  Search this
Ralph M. Parsons Corporation (Pasadena, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Correspondence
Videotapes
Brochures
Place:
Ogallala Aquifer
Great Lakes (North America)
Date:
1964-1990
Summary:
The collection contains executive reports, promotional material, correspondence, articles and publications documenting the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), which was a large-scale, transcontinental water transfer plan designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in 1964.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains a promotional video, correspondence, plans, studies, reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and newsletters, which document the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), a large scale, transcontinental water transfer plan designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in 1964 to collect excess water from the northwestern part of the North American continent and distribute it to deficient areas of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Series 1: Plans and Studies, 1964-1989, is arranged topically and contains conceptual studies, executive plans, summaries, and papers and presentations about the NAWAPA project. The conceptual plans (Volumes One, Two and Five), detail the engineering, financial, and sociogeopolitical aspects of the project, while the other materials provide overall background and context for the project's conception.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1990, is arranged chronologically and contains letters and interoffice memoranda about the NAWAPA project. The contents of the letters primarily relate to efforts to gain federal government support for the NAWAPA. The majority of the correspondence was created by Joseph Volpe, Jr., Vice-President of Parsons Corporation and W.E. Leonhard, Chairman and CEO of Parsons Corporation. Correspondence from congressional representatives such as Senator Fran E. Moss (D-Utah) and Representative Harold T. (Bizz) Johnson (D-California) are present. There are some tax returns, letters and interoffice memoranda concerning the dissolution of the NAWAPA Foundation Inc., which was a subsidiary of the Parsons Corporation.

Series 3: Reference Materials, 1964-1990, is arranged topically and contains brochures, articles, publications, newspaper clippings, notes, and audio visual materials documenting the NAWAPA project and water issues. Materials from the National Water Alliance, National Democratic Policy Committee (Water from Alaska), and the Water Policy Report of the Western Governors' Association are represented. The NAWAPA promotional video tape on 1/2" VHS, circa 1964, was originally shot on 16mm color film and produced by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation. The film depicts still images of landscapes, mostly rivers and reservoirs, and engineering projects such as dams, hydroelectric power plants and irrigation systems. The film is narrated and discusses the importance of the NAWAPA project. A digital surrogate (RDVD 1052.01) of the videotape exists.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into three series.

Series 1: Plans and Studies, 1964-1989

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1990

Series 3: Reference, 1964-1990
Biographical / Historical:
The North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) was a large-scale, transcontinental water transfer plan designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in 1964. The Parsons Corporation was founded in 1944 to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for government, petrochemical, and infrastructure clients. In the early 1960s, Parsons invested its own financial resources to study and develop a conceptual plan for NAWAPA, which would divert fresh water from Alaska to water-deficient areas of seven Canadian provinces, thirty-three U.S. states, and three Mexican states. The total projected investment was about a hundred billion dollars with construction estimated to take approximately twenty years.

Although the NAWAPA project was never realized, the Parsons Corporation (http://www.parsons.com) continues to provide engineering, construction, technical, and management services to private industries and government agencies.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown. Found in the Division of Engineering and Industry, now known as the Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Lobbying  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water transfer  Search this
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Videotapes
Brochures -- 1950-2000
Citation:
North American Water and Power Alliance Collection, 1964-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1052
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North American Water and Power Alliance Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1052

Painted Deerskin Fragmentary

Donor Name:
Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.  Search this
George Catlin  Search this
Collector:
George Catlin  Search this
Length:
100.5cm
Width:
63cm
Culture:
Innu  Search this
: Naskapi  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Hide Painting
Place:
Woodlands / Great Lakes, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1881-Oct-21
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010638
USNM Number:
E386525-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8420533
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Travels on an inland voyage through the states of New-York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and through the territories of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New-Orleans : performed in the years 1807 and 1808; including a tour of nearly six thousand miles : with maps and plates / by Christian Schultz, jun., esq. ; in two volumes ..

Author:
Schultz, Christian ca. 1770-ca. 1814  Search this
Engraver:
Maverick, Peter 1780-1831  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1, [6] leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill., maps, plan ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Ontario
Great Lakes (North America)
Ohio River
Mississippi River
Date:
1810
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E164 .S39 1810
E164.S38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10326

Sketches of a tour to the lakes : of the character and customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac / by Thomas L. McKenney ; also, a vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway language, formed in part, and as far as it goes, upon the basis of one furnished by the Hon. Albert Gallatin ; ornamented with twenty-nine engravings, of Lake Superior, and other scenery, Indian likenesses, costumes, &c

Title:
Tour to the lakes
Author:
McKenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine) 1785-1859  Search this
Gallatin, Albert 1761-1849  Search this
Ill:
Swett, Moses  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgely, W. G. Mrs. DSI  Search this
Wineland, Lloyd G. DSI  Search this
Lithographer:
Pendleton's Lithography  Search this
Imbert's Lithographic Office  Search this
Subject:
McKenney, Thomas L (Thomas Loraine) 1785-1859 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
viii, [1], 10-493, [1] pages, [29] leaves of plates : illustrations (lithographs), portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Place:
Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes (North America)
Date:
1827
Topic:
Ojibwa language--English  Search this
English language--Ojibwa  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F551 .M15 1827
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524278

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