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Waterproof Dress

Collector:
Dr F. Wessels  Search this
Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan) (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Parka
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States (not certain), North America
Collection Date:
1829 to 1830
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
E2126-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3043f444a-e9d1-410f-b038-4a33be29cc88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360206
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Records

Creator::
Columbian Institute  Search this
Extent:
2.61 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1816-1841, with related papers, 1791-1800
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of records, mostly dated 1816-1830, concerning the founding and operation of the Columbian Institute by Edward Cutbush, Thomas Law, and others. Records document efforts to raise money for a building, publishing projects, and a botanical garden; and to collect natural history specimens. Also included are minutes of meetings and committee reports; treasurer's records; and correspondence of French naturalist Francois de Laporte, Count Castelneau de Laporte.

Researchers should also consult the Peter Force Collection in the Library of Congress, which contains various minutes, papers, and correspondence of the Institute.
Historical Note:
The Columbian Institute (1816-1838) was first organized as the Metropolitan Society, with the professed purpose of reducing the United States' dependence on a purely European cultural heritage. Its principal goal was utilitarian; the society concentrated on encouraging, by correspondence, exchanges, and a program of publication, the diffusion of information about agriculture, manufacturing, and natural resources. Though initially conceived as a local body, the Society soon decided to expand its operations, and so, still in 1816, changed its name to the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, under which name it was incorporated by Congress in 1818.

The Institute led a desultory existence. Its first president, Edward Cutbush, a naval surgeon, was energetic; but the Institute was never able to establish itself on a sound footing. Much of its membership seems to have been only casually interested in the Institute's work. Perhaps for this reason, and certainly because Congress gave no aid, there was always a dearth of money. Nor did an 1818 reorganization which added the fields of the liberal arts to its interests prove useful. In 1820 the Institute obtained a plot of land on the Mall and laid out a small botanical garden, virtually its only concrete accomplishment. A few natural history specimens and a small library were collected. The Institute's charter expired in 1838 and, in 1841, it was absorbed by the National Institute.
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Botanical gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7051
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7051
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Metropolitan Society of Model Engineers, 1943-1944

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0084-refidd1e2028

Picturing the barrio : ten Chicano photographers / David William Foster

Title:
Ten Chicano photographers
Author:
Foster, David William  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Mexican Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Mexican Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Mexican Americans--Ethnic identity  Search this
Mexican American neighborhoods  Search this
Community life  Search this
Mexican American photographers  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083978

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