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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Microphotography

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
See more items in:
Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e5547

Cover page and first page of W. A. Bentley's "Studies Among the Snow Crystals"

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 Color: Color ; Size: 9 3/8w x 11 6/8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
1902
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0984 and SIA2011-0985
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12882

Letter from W. A. Bentley to S. P. Langley, December 26, 1904

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
December 26, 1904
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0986 and SIA2011-0987
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12883
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Letter from W. A. Bentley to S. P. Langley, December 15, 1904

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
December 15, 1904
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Letters  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0988 and SIA2011-0989 and SIA2011-0990 and SIA2011-0991
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12884
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Microfilm; a history, 1839-1900

Author:
Luther, Frederic  Search this
Physical description:
195 p. plates, ports., maps, facsims. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Microphotography  Search this
Call number:
Z265.L8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249882

Clarence D. Brenner World War II V-Mail Collection

Creator:
Brenner, Clarence D.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1942-1945.
Scope and Contents note:
V-mail and related ephemera: letters, envelopes, printed material promoting the use of V-mail, printed information about how V-mail worked, a photograph of a V-mail station, targets for microfilming, labels for shipping, and microfilm roll boxes.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
V-mail was a mailing system, using microfilm, provided to World War II soldiers by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. It was encouraged and promoted because regular mail consumed cargo space.
Related Archival Materials:
The History of Photography Collection, National Museum of American History, has additional V-mail materials and examples. Call 202-357-2059 for further information.
Provenance:
Gift.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Microphotography -- History  Search this
Postal service  Search this
V-mail  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Clarence D. Brenner World War II V-Mail Collection, 1942-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0571
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0571

Atherton Seidell Papers

Donor:
Tate, Vernon, Dr.  Search this
Tate, Vernon, Dr.  Search this
Collector:
Seidell, Atherton, 1878-1961  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1932-1964
Summary:
The collection documents Dr. Seidell's thoughts and processes about the subject of microfilming.
Scope and Contents:
The arrangement is original and reflects Dr. Seidell's thoughts and processes as he documented and studied microfilming. Series 1: Biographical contains a book of clippings collected by Dr. Seidell. These clippings represent his published articles and the rebuttals of others on the subject of the dissemination of information. Series 4: The Handmaiden, 1941-1961, deals with current lists of medical literature, both papers and bound proceedings and the index cards provide a detailed list of items found in each series as well as bibliographic information.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-1961

Series 2: Microfilming What, 1934-1959

Series 3: Microfilming How, 1934-1961

Series 4: The Handmaiden, 1941-1961

Series 5: Microfilming History, 1932-1960

Series 6: Microfilming Whither Now? 1951-1957

Series 7: Epilogue and Index, 1964
Biographical / Historical:
Atherton Seidell (1878-1961) was a research chemist. He earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Georgia (1898), a Masters from George Washington University (1901) and a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University (1903). Seidell worked as a chemist for the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Institute of Health and the United States Public Health Service. He authored the Solubilities of Inorganic and Organic Compounds, a compilation of classification of thousands of chemical compounds. He was an early advocate of microfilm copying services and put forth efforts to encourage more reference libraries to adopt microfilm copying as an extension of their services. He also believed that all recorded scientific knowledge should be made available to researchers and that publicly supported reference libraries should provide microfilming free of charge. Seidell established the Medicofilm Service at the Army Medical Library and founded the Current List of Medical Literature.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Division of Photographic History by Vernon Tate in 1978.
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. Reproduction of some materials restricted due to copyright or trademark. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Microphotography -- History  Search this
Citation:
Atherton Seidell Papers, circa 1932-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0449
See more items in:
Atherton Seidell Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0449

[Trade catalogs on optical instruments : spectrometers, refractometers, crystallographic and mineralogic instruments, optical analysis instruments, projection and microphotographic instruments ...]

Author:
R. Fuess (Firm)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1899
1899-
Topic:
Optical instruments  Search this
Optical spectrometers  Search this
Refractometers  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Microphotography  Search this
Call number:
053640
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706962

A Scalable and Modular Dome Illumination System for Scientific Microphotography on a Budget

Author:
Kawada, Ricardo  Search this
Buffington, Matthew L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2016
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
Natural History  Search this
See others in:
Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_139576

Advertisement for Kodak V-Mail

Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 14 x 10 in. (35.56 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1942
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Object number:
2004.2016.5
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2004.2016.5

Numismatics Microphotography Project, 1984

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/10/1991 memorandum, Johnstone to Gillilland; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refd1e222

Microphotography Project: Contract, 1984

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/10/1991 memorandum, Johnstone to Gillilland; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refd1e228

Microphotography Project: Collection, 1983-1985

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/10/1991 memorandum, Johnstone to Gillilland; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refd1e240

Microphotography Project: Schedule, 1983-1984

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/10/1991 memorandum, Johnstone to Gillilland; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refd1e234

Chuck Rand: Microphotography Project, 1989

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/10/1991 memorandum, Johnstone to Gillilland; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refd1e987

Paul Vanderbilt papers

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Names:
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Conniff, Gregory, 1944-  Search this
Crane, Barbara, d1928-  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lesy, Michael, 1945-  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk, 1903-1982  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Extent:
25.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1854-1992
bulk 1945-1992
Summary:
The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.

Biographical materials include seven appointment books, family letters and documents, and an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Vanderbilt's correspondence is with colleagues, and organizations including Dorothea Lange, Beaumont Newhall, Roy Stryker, and Julia Vanderbilt.

Sound recordings of interviews of Vanderbilt conducted by Mary North Allen, Barbara Crane, Carl Haywood, Jack Holzhueter, and Jane Plunkett. Other recordings are of Vanderbilt discussing his personal and professional life.

Writings by Paul Vanderbilt include drafts of Between the Landscape and its Other, poems, lectures, student papers, and notes on a variety of subjects. Writings by others are found for William Blake, Gregory Conniff, Woody Guthrie, Michael Lesy, Arnold R. Pilling, Jesse H. Shera, and Roy Stryker.

Fourteen of Vanderbilt's personal diaries and two diary fragments date from 1926 to 1990.

Reference files consist of printed materials on art, art historians, book reviews, library and information studies, photography and microphotography techniques, and other themes of interest to Vanderbilt. Project files include material from Vanderbilt's various projects, including a guide to the iconography of Iran, the reclassification of FSA photographs, and the Union Library Catalog of Philadelphia.

Included in professional files are administrative records, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, printed material, and research files created during Vanderbilt's career at the Library of Congress, Graphic History Society, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Farm Security Administration. Also found are materials for Vanderbilt's work as a consultant for several organizations, lecture documents, and art-related workshops.

Photographs are by and of Paul Vanderbilt, the staff of the Library of Congress, and George Talbot. Negatives include images for the Farm Security Administration. Bibliography cards and photographs of artwork from the Library of Congress can be found on microfilm reels within the collection.

Also found are fourteen unidentified sound recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1894-1992 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Interviews, 1967-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1887-1992 (4.0 linear feet; Box 4-8)

Series 5: Diaries, 1926-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Reference Files, 1877-1992 (2.5 linear feet; Box 8-10, 26)

Series 7: Project Files, 1935-1990 (3.0 linear feet; Box 10-13)

Series 8: Professional Files, 1854-1991 (11.7 linear feet; Box 13-24)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1912-1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 10: Sound Recordings, circa 1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24-25)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian, curator, and photographer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

Paul Vanderbilt was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated in Germany, Switzerland, and Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College from 1923 to 1925 before transferring to Harvard where he graduated with a BA in art history in 1927. After graduation, Vanderbilt traveled to Europe where he studied at the American School of Librarianship in Paris and the Institut de Psychologie Bibliogique in Lausanne. In 1929, he returned to the United States and became a librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and director of the Union Library Catalog project for the Philadelphia area.

In 1941 Vanderbilt began working under Roy Stryker cataloging the extensive photographic survey collection of the Farm Security Administration and U.S. Office of War Information. The collection is a rich resource of images of American life between 1935 and 1944. In 1943, the FSA photograph collection was transferred to the Library of Congress and Vanderbilt went with it as the curator of the newly formed Prints and Photographs Division, eventually becoming the Division chief of fine arts.

During the early 1950s, Vanderbilt also served as the director of the Graphic History Society of America. There he published a quarterly bulletin Eye to Eye and developed a guide to iconography in Iran. In 1954, he became the Curator of Iconographic Collections at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and worked there until he retired in 1972.

Vanderbilt remained active after retirement. He became an artist-in-residence at the Apeiron Workshops, worked as a photographer for the Seagram courthouse project and the George Eastman House, and was a presenter at multiple conferences. Vanderbilt devoted much of his later life to working on his book titled Between the Landscape and its Other which was published posthumously after Vanderbilt's death in 1992.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Vanderbilt conducted by Richard Doud on November 10, 1964.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1981 by Paul Vanderbilt and in 1993 by his estate through John W. Winn, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Paul Vanderbilt papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Historiography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Iran  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vandpaul
See more items in:
Paul Vanderbilt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vandpaul
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[Trade catalogs from Instruments Physiques Modernes]

Company Name:
Instruments Physiques Modernes  Search this
Notes content:
Microscopes; theodolite; microphotography.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
French
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21564
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21564

[Trade catalogs from Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier]

Variant company name:
Established in 1947 ;  Search this
Company Name:
Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier  Search this
Related companies:
EG&G, Inc. ; EG & G, Inc. ; E.G. & G., Inc.;  Search this
Notes content:
Rapatronic cameras ; flash illuminators for macrophotography and microphotography ; high-speed photography ; stroboscopes ; oscilloscopes ; laser stimulator systems ; etc. ; rapatronic cameras were used to photograph atomic explosions ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
42 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14390
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14390

[Trade catalogs from Pathology Associates, Inc.]

Company Name:
Pathology Associates, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
A group of circa 1994 trade lit from Pathology Associate, Inc., a biomedical support services firm that offers necropsy, histology, immunohistochemistry, macro- and microphotography, histopathology, immunopathology, molecular pathology, aquapathology, electron microscope, clinical pathology ; toxicology/carcinogenesis services such as cell proliferation assays, apoptosis, toxicology/teratology, biomedical device assessment, biomedical facilities management ; plus regulatory services such as QA/GLP Compliance, QA establishment/maintenance/training, protocols, peer review pathology, laboratory animal medicine and site visits, audits or facility inspections. A flyer for apoptosis evaluations. A flyer for Pathology Associates, Inc. (of Durham, NC) Electron Microscopy Services.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29107
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29107

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