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Richard Porter Papers

Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
General Electric Company. Guided Missiles Department  Search this
International Council of Scientific Unions. Committee on Space Research. United States Academy  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Space Sciences Board. International Relations Committee  Search this
Project Hermes  Search this
United Nations. Committe on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year. Earth Satellite Program. Technical Panel  Search this
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet (6 records center boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1930s-1980
Summary:
This collection consists of six feet of material documenting Porter's many scientific contributions. The following types of material are included: photographs, lecture notes, correspondence, trip notes, newspaper clippings, symposium programs, papers, and periodicals, circa 1930s-1980s.
Scope and Content:
The Richard Porter Collection reflects Porter's career as an electrical engineer, rocketry expert, and a corporate manager and consultant. Almost the entirety of this collection consists of materials related to his professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, newsletters, papers, articles, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous materials (directories, mailing lists, transcript, etc.), as well as a scrapbook. It is worth singling out a few of the aforementioned materials for their particular historical significance pertaining to the development of rocketry and space exploration. Some of the correspondence, memoranda and notes reveal the inner workings of Operation Paperclip: the U.S. plan to seek out, debrief, recruit and evacuate German rocket scientists from war-torn Germany to America. Additionally, other examples of correspondence and notes give candid appraisals of some key figures in the aerospace field, as well as to illustrate exchanges between Porter and such scientific luminaries as Carl Sagan, Wernher von Braun, Simon Ramo, Holger Toftoy, Fred Durant III, Edith Goddard and Clyde Tombaugh.

The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title and then chronologically.

The reader should note that the Porter Collection was exposed to a fire in Porter's office sometime during the late 1970s. The fire, along with the subsequent dousing of water from the firefighters, destroyed much of this collection. All that remained are the materials described here. While the surviving materials generally suffered only minor damage (mainly to their original folders), scorch marks can be occasionally observed on some correspondence, speeches, reports, etc.. More serious problems exist with seven folders containing photographs. For conservation purposes, they have been separated from the rest of the photographs in this collection and are currently unavailable to researchers.
Arrangement:
The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title.
Biographical/Historical note:
As an established authority on rockets, GE placed Porter in overall charge of the company's guided missiles department in 1953. By the mid-1950s, his great knowledge in this field also lead to a position as head of a panel of scientists tasked with developing a U.S. space program in time for the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. On February 1, 1958, Porter was given the honor of announcing to reporters that the U.S. had launched its first satellite, Explorer 1, the previous night. The booster employed for this endeavor, an Army Jupiter-C, was designed and built mainly by the German rocket scientists (including their leader, Wernher von Braun) Porter helped to bring to America thirteen years earlier. By this time, GE assigned him as a company-wide consultant. Besides serving as leader of the U.S. IGY effort, he also served on many other boards and panels such as the International Relations Committee of the Space Sciences Board, U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. Academy in the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the U.S. delegation for the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. During his long career in engineering and aerospace development, Porter was also the recipient of numerous honors and awards. These included the Coffin Award, Goddard Award and the Scientific Achievement Award given by Yale University.

Aside from his career, Porter had a busy personal life. In 1946, he married Edith Wharton Kelly. The couple had two daughters and a son. Porter enjoyed horticulture -- especially growing orchids, as well as skiing and playing the clarinet. He died on October 6, 1996 at the age of 83.
General note:
Dr. Porter had a fire that destroyed most of his papers. These six boxes are all that remain.
Provenance:
Susan Porter Beffel and Thomas Andrew Porter, Gift, 1997, 1997-0037, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0037
See more items in:
Richard Porter Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0037
Additional Online Media:

Energy and vision / by S.P. Langley

Title:
Miscellaneous papers by S.P. Langley, 1886-1904 DSI
Author:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 7-18 p., [4] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Topic:
Color vision  Search this
Photometry  Search this
Call number:
QB135 .L28 1886
QB135.L28 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374178

The temperature of the moon : from researches made at the Allegheny observatory / by S.P. Langley ; assisted by F.W. Very

Title:
Miscellaneous papers by S.P. Langley, 1886-1904 DSI
Author:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Very, Frank W (Frank Washington) 1852-1927  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 107-212 p., 26 leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Moon
Date:
1889
Topic:
Temperature and radiation  Search this
Call number:
QB135 .L28 1886
QB135.L28 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374454

Thomas Dale Stewart Papers

Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Names:
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
McKern, T. W.  Search this
Extent:
65 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Alaska
Shanidar Cave (Iraq)
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Mexico
Peru
Guatemala
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Archeology
Date:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Summary:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.
Scope and Contents:
The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers document his research and professional activities from 1931 to 1991 and primarily deal with his anthropological and archaeological research in North and South America. There is also significant material related to ancient human skeletal remains found in Egypt and the Middle East, Stewart's work identifying skeletal remains for the U.S. Army (Operation Glory), and the history of physical and forensic anthropology. Material documenting Stewart's work with Ales Hrdlicka and other colleagues are also represented in this collection. The collection consists of correspondence, writings and research files, project data, skeletal data punch cards, photographic and illustration materials, and administrative and financial papers.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Biographical and Background, 1937-1983; Series 2. Correspondence, 1931-1990; Series 3. Writings and Research, 1875, 1902-1990; Series 4. Operation Glory, 1954-1957; Series 5. Professional Organizations, 1930-1990; Series 6. Trip Files, 1945-1985; Series 7. Teaching and Lectures, 1950-1970; Series 8. Exhibit Material, 1961-1969; Series 9. Photographs, 1928-1979.
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a curator of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian specializing in anthropometry, early man, and forensic anthropology. He worked in the Department of Anthropology for over seventy years. Born in Delta, Pennsylvania in 1901, Stewart moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a degree at George Washington University. While attending school, he also began working at the Smithsonian in 1924 as a temporary substitute for John Baer, a family friend from Delta. After Baer died during conducting research in Panama, Stewart was invited to stay on as assistant to Ales Hrdlicka, curator of physical anthropology. Hrdlicka was impressed by Stewart's abilities and quickly took him on as a student. Promised that he would succeed Hrdlicka one day if he obtained an M.D., Stewart enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1931. After graduating, Stewart was rehired by the Smithsonian as an assistant curator.

Stewart rose through the ranks of the Department of Anthropology quickly, being promoted to associate curator in 1939 and curator in 1943 after the death of his mentor Hrdlicka. Stewart was appointed head curator of the department in 1960 and director of the Natural History Museum in 1962. He continued to work at the Smithsonian well after he retired in 1971, conducting research and producing a stream of publications well into his 90s. He died in 1997 at the age of 96. Many of Stewart's early research interests matched those of his mentor: a focus on dental caries, separate neural arch and spondylolisthesis, ossuary excavation, cranial deformations, and other examinations of archaeological remains throughout North America. While Hrdlicka was alive, Stewart provided support for many of his research projects and publications. After Hrdlicka died, Stewart expanded his interests to include forensic topics and analysis of other archaeological remains.

Anthropometry was prominent in a great deal of his work. He was the first to describe Tepexpan Man from Mexico and Midland Man from Texas. He also studied the remains of Neanderthal specimens that Ralph S. Solecki, of the Bureau of American Ethnology, had uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. In forensic work, as Hrdlicka's heir, Stewart assumed work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials. Moreover, Stewart devised new methods and published books and articles concerning forensic analysis, including his Essentials of Forensic Anthropology. In closely related work during 1954-1955, the United States Army engaged Stewart to go to Japan to examine skeletal remains repatriated after the Korean War in a project called "Operation Glory."

In terms of his areal specialization, Stewart was essentially an Americanist. In North America, he worked in Alaska with Henry B. Collins in 1927, and in subsequent years he excavated several ossuaries and other sites in the Washington, D.C., vicinity. These included a site on Potomac Creek in Virginia, Piscataway sites in Maryland, and the Townsend site in Delaware. He also carried out laboratory studies and prepared reports on skeletal remains uncovered by Smithsonian colleagues. In the 1940s and 1950s, Stewart conducted field work at archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.

He was awarded the Viking Medal in Physical Anthropology in 1953, the Joseph Henry Medal of the Smithsonian Institution in 1967, and an award from the physical anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1981.

Sources: Ubelaker, Douglas H. "Thomas Dale Stewart, A Biographer Memoir," National Academy of Sciences, 2006.

Pace, Eric. "T. Dale Stewart Dies at 96; Anthropologist at Smithsonian," The New York Times, 1997.

Chronology

1901 -- Born in Delta, Pennsylvania.

1922-1927 -- Moved to Washington, D.C. and attended George Washington University.

1924 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1927 -- Sent by Ales Hrdlicka to Alaska to collect skeletal remains with Henry Collins.

1931 -- Graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with an M.D.

1931 -- Appointed assistant curator at the Smithsonian under Hrdlicka.

1939 -- Promoted to associate curator.

1939 -- Field work in Mexico.

1941 -- Field work in Peru.

1943 -- Taught at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

1943 -- Promoted to curator after Hrdlicka dies.

1943 -- Began working on forensic cases for the F.B.I.

1945 -- Field work in Mexico.

1949 -- Field work in Peru.

1947, 1949 -- Field work in Guatemala.

1954-1955 -- Traveled to Japan to assist in the identification of skeletal remains from the Korean War (Operation Glory).

1957-1967 -- Taught at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

1960-1962 -- Served as head curator of the Department of Anthropology.

1962-1965 -- Served as the director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1964 -- Assisted in the production of Smithsonian exhibits on physical anthropology.

1966 -- Retired from administrative duties and appointed senior scientist.

1971 -- Retired from the Smithsonian.

1997 -- Died in Bethesda, Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following manuscripts related to Stewart and his work can be found at the NAA:

NAA MS 1615- Excavations in Mancos Canyon, Colorado September 1943.

NAA MS 4669- The Townsend Site Near Lewes, Delaware 1962 by Henri Omwake.

NAA MS 4843- Report by T. Dale Stewart on Human Skeletal Material Excavated by W.M. Walker at Cedar Grove Cave, Arkansas and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

NAA MS 7025- A Tentative Closing Report on the Willin Site, Eldorado, Maryland September 1, 1952.

NAA MS 7121- "Memories from Half a Century at the Smithsonian January 11, 1978" recording.

NAA MS 7223- The Townsend Site January 1950.

NAA MS 7264- Documents Concerning Preserved Paleolithic Human Remains Found in the Vicinity of Cueva, Spain 1969-1972.

NAA MS 7357- Material Relating to Dermatoglyphics of Mayan Groups ca. 1947-1949.

NAA MS 7358- Personal Identification in Mass Disasters December 9-11 1968.

NAA MS 7359- T. Dale Stewart on the Identification of Human Remains April 6, 1970.

NAA MS 7474- Sketches of Burials at Ossuary 2, Juhle Site ca. 1971-1972.

Additional material T. Dale Stewart created while assisting Ales Hrdlicka is located at the National Anthropological Archives, The Papers of Ales Hrdlicka, ca. 1887-1943.

Many objects and artifact materials collected by T. Dale Stewart throughout his career are also held by the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology. These include skeletal remains and other materials from the Shanidar Cave in Iraq, forensic anthropological material including bone casts from Operation Glory, archaelogical materials from excavations in Maryland and Virginia including the Nanjemoy and Potomac Creek sites, and skeletal remains and other related materials from Stewart's 1927 expedition to Alaska with Henry Collins. Contact Anthropological Collections for more information.
Provenance:
Materials were transferred from T. Dale Stewart to the National Anthropological Archives in multiple accretions between 1975 and 2000 under accessions 1981-52, 1981-59, 1986-04, 1988-15, 1988-33, 1995-04, 1998-61, and 2000-46.The bulk of materials in this collection were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 1994 (1995-04).
Restrictions:
The Thomas Dale Stewart papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Operation Glory  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- Eskimo  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- American Indian  Search this
Americans  Search this
Aging  Search this
Anthropology -- Exhibits  Search this
Fossil hominids  Search this
Early man -- Neanderthal  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Physical anthropology -- Early man  Search this
Primates  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.1988-33
See more items in:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1988-33

Charles D. Walcott Collection, 1851-1940 and undated

Creator:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Benjamin Stuart 1895-1917  Search this
Jenny, Adele  Search this
Ulrich, E. O (Edward Oscar) 1857-1944  Search this
Bassler, Ray S (Ray Smith) 1878-  Search this
Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943  Search this
Carnegie Institution of Washington  Search this
George Washington Memorial Association  Search this
United States Committee on Organization of Government Scientific Work  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Paleontology  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Invertebrate Fossils  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
107.82 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (84 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (8 5x8 boxes) (oversized materials and framed panoramas)
Type:
Scientific illustrations
Collection descriptions
Portraits
Date:
1851
1851-1940
1851-1940 and undated
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007004
See more items in:
Expedition History 1925 [Smithsonian-Princeton Expedition to Europe (1925)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217204

Subject Files, 1989-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Osterweis Selig, Ruth  Search this
Simons, Ross B  Search this
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States  Search this
Coalition for Networked Information  Search this
Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)  Search this
Great Britain Overseas Development Administration  Search this
Inter-American Development Bank  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (U.S.)  Search this
National Institute for the Environment (U.S.)  Search this
National Science Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
North Atlantic Treaty Organization  Search this
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development  Search this
Organization for Tropical Studies  Search this
Organization of American States  Search this
Pan American Development Foundation  Search this
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Soros Foundation  Search this
United Nations Development Programme  Search this
United States Agency for International Development  Search this
United States Asia Environmental Partnership  Search this
United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Search this
World Bank  Search this
Burch Fellowship  Search this
Public Welfare Foundation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives and Special Collections Council  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research Research Policy Committee  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science Conservation Training Council  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education Research, Libraries, Archives Collections Conservation Task Force  Search this
Wildlife Legislative Fund of America  Search this
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  Search this
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1989
1989-1994
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Ticks  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-083
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1963-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252267

A Selected list of fellowship opportunities and aids to advanced education for United States citizens and foreign nationals / prepared under contract with the National Science Foundation by the Fellowship Office, Office of Scientific & Engineering Personnel, National Researach Council, National Academy of Sciences

Author:
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Fellowship Office  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.) Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1988
Topic:
Education, Higher--Scholarships, fellowships, etc  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Scholarships  Search this
Call number:
Z5814.S35 S46 1988
Z5814.S35S46 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370407

Lewis Slack (b. 1924)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Slack, L (Lewis) 1924-  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1963
Topic:
Physical sciences  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0438]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290900

International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology, prepared under the auspices of the International Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences by the National Research Council of the United States of America ;editor-in-chief :Edward W. Washburn ... associate editors :Clarence J. West ... N. Ernest Dorsey ..

Author:
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Washburn, Edward Wight 1881-  Search this
West, Clarence J (Clarence Jay) 1886-1953  Search this
International Council of Scientific Unions  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
8 v. : diagrs. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
1933
1926-1933
Topic:
Science--Tables  Search this
Call number:
Q199 .N32X
Q199.N32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_121800

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) [Folder]

Additional name:
National Aademies. National Academy of Sciences  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105527

Members of the Advisory Committee of scientists directing arrangements for the National Geographic Society - U.S. Army Air Force Stratosphere Flight

Subject:
Brombacher, W. G (William George) 1891-  Search this
Weaver, E. R  Search this
Mohler, F. L (Fred Loomis) 1893-  Search this
Hutchison, George W  Search this
Patton, R. S (Raymond Stanton) 1882-1937  Search this
Richtmyer, F. K (Floyd Karker) 1881-1939  Search this
Swann, W. F. G (William Francis Gray) 1884-1962  Search this
Coville, Frederick V (Frederick Vernon) 1867-1937  Search this
Kepner, William E. 1893-1982  Search this
Briggs, Lyman J (Lyman James) 1874-1963  Search this
Stevens, A. W (Albert William) 1886-1949  Search this
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey 1875-1966  Search this
Marvin, Charles F (Charles Frederick) 1858-1943  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Bartol Research Foundation  Search this
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
United States Weather Bureau  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1934
Topic:
Ballooning  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4758]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397817

John F. Kennedy speaking at the National Academy of Sciences Centennial Convocation

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
DAR Constitution Hall (Organization : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1963
October 25, 1963
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4757]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397835

Arthur Keith (1864-1944)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Keith, Arthur 1864-1944  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1938
April 1938
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4697]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397806

Thomas Keenan

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Keenan, Thomas  Search this
National Science Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1963
Topic:
Computer science  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4585]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397770

U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (left) and Frederick Seitz (right), at the National Academy of Sciences Centennial

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
Seitz, Frederick 1911-2008  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
DAR Constitution Hall (Organization : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1963
October 25, 1963
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4756]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397684

Frank Baldwin Jewett (left) with James McKeen Cattell (right)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Jewett, Frank B (Frank Baldwin) 1879-1949  Search this
Cattell, James McKeen 1860-1944  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
United States Office of Scientific Research and Development National Defense Research Committee  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1941
Topic:
Psychology  Search this
Journalism, Scientific  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4431]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397574

National Academy of Sciences Executive Subcommittee to Organize Psychological Research in Aeronautics and Pilot Training

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
O'Rourke, Lawrence James 1892-  Search this
Johnson, Harry Miles  Search this
Franzen, Raymond  Search this
Jenkins, J. G  Search this
Brimhall, Dean R. 1886-1972  Search this
Harrison, Ross G (Ross Granville) 1870-1959  Search this
Guthe, C. E  Search this
Miles, Walter Richard 1885-1978  Search this
McFarland, Ross Armstrong 1901-1976  Search this
Henmon, V. A  Search this
Parmenter, Richard  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
United States Civil Service Commission  Search this
Tulane University  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
October 9, 1939
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Psychology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4462]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397618

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 1835-2015 [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

The View From the Castle: Weather prediction is not enough: what's needed is an early-warning system to monitor change in the environment

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Center for Short-lived Phenomena (Cambridge, Mass.)  Search this
Meteorological Project  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
p. 2
Date:
May 1970
Topic:
Castle View  Search this
Environmental monitoring  Search this
Environmental protection  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2834

The View From the Castle: Our idea for the National Associates of the Smithsonian was almost born in the days of Calvin Coolidge

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Associates, The  Search this
National Associates  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
Physical description:
p. 64
Date:
June 1970
Topic:
Castle View  Search this
Endowments  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Legislation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2835

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