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The Continuing Importance of Black History Month

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Letter

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Bravais, Auguste 1811-1863 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99018665 http://viaf.org/viaf/37014574/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Auguste_Bravais  Search this
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Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Burndy Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Author:
Erman, Georg Adolph 1806-1877 http://viaf.org/viaf/32336144/  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages)
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
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Date:
1843
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
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MSS 000175 A
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Can Handedness be Determined from Skeletal Remains? A Chronological Review of the Literature

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Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Zarenko, Kristina M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
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Year:
2012
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Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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C.L. Stong Papers

Author:
Stong, C.L., 1902-1975 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
12.6 Cubic feet (38 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1952-1976
Scope and Contents:
These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1976. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor and files for articles prepared but not published before his death. The files contain correspondence with authors and readers, original illustrations, and reprints of articles.
Arrangement:
Divided into 69 series, including: (1) Aerodynamics; (2) Analogue; (3) Antibubbles; (4) Antitwister; (5) Archeology; (6) Astronomical Instruments other than telescopes & photographs; (7) Birds; (8) Cavendish; (9) Clocks; (10) Collagen; (11) Color; (12) Cooling; (13) Coriolis; (14) Crystals; (15) Differentials; (16) Electrical Discharge; (17) Electrochemistry; (18) Electronics; (19) Electrostatics; (20) Experiments; (21) Fish; (22) Gibberellins; (23) Glass; (24) Gravitation; (25) Hall effect; (26) Hekeshaw; (27) Hilsch; (28) Holograms; (29) Hydrophone; (39) Interferometer; (31) Isotension; (32) Laser; (33) Liesegang; (34) Liquids; (35) Magnetics; (36) Mathematical Machines; (37) Mead; (38) Meteorology; (39) Micron; (40) Microscopy; etc.
Biographical / Historical:
C. L. Stong (1902 1975), an electrical engineer with the Western Electric Company from 1926 to 1962, became editor of "The Amateur Scientist" feature of the Scientific American in 1957 and held that position until his death.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mildred Stong, 1976.
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:
Ornithologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Paleontologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Mathematicians -- 1950-1980  Search this
Meteorologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Mineralogists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Astronomers -- 1950-1980  Search this
Biologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Botanists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Ichthyologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Photographers -- 1950-1980  Search this
Publishing, scientific  Search this
Electrical engineers -- 1950-1980  Search this
Aerodynamics -- 1950-1980  Search this
Science -- 1950-1980  Search this
Zoologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Archeologists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Physicists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Citation:
C. L. Stong Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0012
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Martin H. Moynihan Papers

Creator:
Moynihan, Martin H  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Pamphlets
Scientific illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1952-1996
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist primarily of field notes, and include correspondence, photographs, sonograms and spectograms, and a small number of audio tapes.
Historical Note:
Dr. Martin H. Moynihan (1928-1996) was a world authority on animal behavior, with major contributions to the study of communication in birds, primates, and cephalopods. In 1957 he became the Resident Naturalist and Director of what was then a small field station on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, later named the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). He transformed the station into a major research institution in tropical biology. After retirement in 1973, he served as Senior Scientist at STRI and continued writing and researching the behavior of various species of wild and imported pheasants at his farmhouse in France.

Curriculum Vitae

Born: February 5, 1928, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Education: A.B. Princeton University, 1950; D.Phil. Oxford University, 1953.

Positions held: Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, 1953-1955; Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1955-1957; Resident Naturalist and Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1957-1973; Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1973 to 1996; Research Associate, Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohm", Naples, Italy.

Fellowships and Grants: 1950-1951, Fulbright Fellowship; 1952-1953, NSF Grant; 1953-1955, Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellowship; 1958-1963, 1963-1967, NSF Research Grants for studies on the ecology and behavior of birds and primates; 1971-1972, and 1980's, various Smithsonian research awards for the study of Cephalopod behavior.

Honors and Societies: 1967, Walker Prize, Boston Natural History Society, for "meritorious published scientific investigation and discovery in the general area of Natural History," 1976, The Henry Medal (Board of Regents) "for outstanding contributions to the Smithsonian Institution"; 1992, New York Academy of Sciences.

Publications

1946 Evolution in the Rhipidura rujifrons group. Amer. Mus. 1321: 2-21. (With E. Mayr).

1952 Head flagging in the Black-headed Gull: its function and origin. Brit. Birds 45: 19-22. (With N. Tinbergen).

1953a Some displacement activities of the Black-headed Gull. Behaviour 5: 58-80.

1953b Some comments on conflict and thwarting in animals. Behaviour 6: 66-84. (With M. Bastock and D. Morris).

1954 Hostile, sexual and other social behaviour patterns of the Spice Finch (Lonchura punctulata) in captivity. Behaviour 7: 33-76. (With M.F. Hall).

1955a Some aspects of reproductive behavior in the Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibund ridibundus L.) and related species. Behaviour Supplement 4, 201p.

1955b Remarks on the original sources of displays. Auk 72: 240-246.

1955c Types of hostile display. Auk 72: 247-259.

1956a Behavior of a pratincole. Auk 73: 268-27 1.

1956b California Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding in the same colony. Auk 73: 453-454.

1956c Notes on the behavior of some North American gulls. I. Aerial hostile behavior. Behaviour 10: 126-178.

1957 Notes on the sea-birds of Sand Island of the Johnston Island group. Elepaio 18: 35-37.

1958a Notes on the behavior of some North American gulls. II. Non-aerial hostile behavior of adults. Behaviour 12: 95-182.

1958b Notes on the behavior of the Flying Steamer Duck. Auk 75: 183-202.

1958c Notes on the behavior of some North American gulls. III. Pairing behavior. Behaviour 13: 112-130.

1959a A revision of the family Laridae. Amer. Mus. Novitates. November 1-42.

1959b Notes on the behavior of some North American gulls. IV. The ontogeny of hostile behavior and display patterns. Behaviour 14: 214-239.

1960 Some adaptations which help to promote gregariousness. Proc. 12th Int. Orn. Cong., Helsinki 1958, pp. 523-541.

1962a The organization and probable evolution of some mixed species flocks of Neotropical birds. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 143: 7, 1-140.

1962b Hostile and sexual behavior patterns of South American and Pacific Laridae. Behaviour, Supplement 8, 365 p.

1962c Display patterns of tropical American "nine-primaried" songbirds. 1. Chlorospingus. Auk 79: 310-344.

1962d Display patterns of tropical American "nine-primaried" songbirds. II. Some species of Ramphocelus. Auk 79: 655-686.

1963a Display patterns of tropical American "nine-primaried" songbirds. III. The Green-backed Sparrow. Auk 80: 116-144.

1963b Interspecific relations between some Andean birds. Ibis 105: 327-339.

1963c Two papers on the evolution of communal displays. Auk 80: 381-384.

1964 Some behavior patterns of platyrrhine monkeys. I. The Night Monkey (Aotus trivirgatu), Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 146: 5, 1-84.

1966a Display patterns of tropical American "nine-primaried" songbirds. IV. The Yellow-rumped Tanager. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 149: 5, 1-34.

1966b Communication in the titi monkey, Callicebus. J. Zool. Soc. Lond. 150: 77-127.

1967 Comparative aspects of communication in New World Primates. In: Primate Ethology, edited by D. Morris, pp. 236-266. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

1968a Social mimicry: character convergence versus character displacement. Evolution 22: 315-331.

1968b The "Coerebini"; a group of marginal areas, habitats and habits. Amer. Natur. 102: 573-581.

1970a Some behavior patterns of platyrrhine monkeys. II. Saguinus geoffroyi and some other tamarins. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 28: 1-77.

1970b The control, suppression, decay, disappearance and replacement of displays. L. Theor. Biol. 29: 85-112.

1971 Successes and failures of tropical mammals and birds. Amer. Natur. 105: 371-383.

1973a Species proportions - a reply. Amer. Natur. 107: 155-156.

1973b The evolution of behavior and the role of behavior in evolution. Breviora 415: 1-29.

1975 Conservatism of displays and comparable stereotyped patterns among cephalopods. In: Function and Evolution in Behaviour, edited by B. Baerends, C. Beer and A. Manning G., pp. 276-291. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

1976a THE NEW WORLD PRIMATES: Adaptive Radiation and the Evolution of Social Behavior, Languages, and Intelligence. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 262p.

1976b Notes on the ecology and behavior of the Pygmy Marmoset, Cebuella pygmaea, in Amazonian Colombia. Neotropical Primates. In: Field Studies and Conservation, pp. 79-84. Washington: National Academy of Sciences.

1977 Communication, crypsis, and mimicry among cephalopods. In: How Animals Communicate, edited by T. Sebeok, pp. 293-302. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (With A.F. Rodaniche).

1978 An "Ad hoc" association of hornbills, starlings, coucals, and other birds. Terra et Vie 3: 357-376.

1979 GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND IN ADAPTATION TO COMPETITION AMONG ANDEAN BIRDS. Publ. Nuttall Orn. Club 18:162p.

1980 The coincidence of mimicries and other misleading coincidences. Amer. Natur., 117(4): 372-378.

1982a Spatial parameters and interspecific social relations: some differences between birds and fishes. J. Theor. Biol. 95: 253-262.

1982b THE BEHAVIOR AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID SEPIOTEUTHIS SEPIOIDEA. Zeitschr. f. Tierpsychol., Advances in Ethology 25, 150p. (With A. Rodaniche).

1982c Why is lying about intentions rare during some kind of contests? J. Theor. Biol., 97(l): 7-12.

1982d Introduccion. In: Evolucion en los Tropicos, edited by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Editorial Universitaria. Impresora Panama: Panama, pp. 11-14.

1983a A slight discrepancy. Amer Natur., 121: 301.

1983b Notes on the behavior of Euprymna scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepioidae). Behaviour 85: 25-41.

1983c Notes on the behavior of Idiosepius pygmaeus (Cephalopoda: Idiosepiidae). Behaviour 85: 42-57.

1984 Transpositions of signals and the persistence of releasing mechanisms. Zeitschr. f. Tierpsychol., 64: 269-282.

1985a Why are cephalopods deaf? Amer. Natur. 25(3): 465-469.

1985b COMMUNICATION AND NON-COMMUNICATION BY CEPHALOPODS. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 141p.

1987a Social relations among Halcyon kingfishers in Senegal. Rev. Ecol. (Terre et Vie) 42: 145-166.

1987b Notes on the behaviour of Giant Kingfishers. Malimbus 9(2): 97-104.

1988 The opportunism of the Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinica) in Senegal. Rev. Ecol. (Terre et Vie) 43: 159-166.

1990 Social, sexual and pseudosexual behavior of the blue-bellied roller, coracias syanogaster; the Consequences of Crowding or Concentration. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 491: 1-23.

1991 Structures of Animal Communication. In: Man & Beast Revisited, edited by Michael H. Robinson and Lionel Tiger, pp. 193-202. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1995 Social structures and behavior patterns of captive and feral Reeves' Pheasants (Syrmaticus reevesi) in France. Alauda 63(3):41-56.

1997 Self Awareness, with Specific References to Coleoid Cephalopods. In: Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals, edited by Robert W. Mitchell, Nicholas S. Thompson, and H. Lyn Miles, pp. 213-219. Albany: State University of New York Press.

1998 THE SOCIAL REGULATION OF COMPETITION AND AGGRESSION IN ANIMALS. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 158p.
Topic:
Ornithology.  Search this
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Squids  Search this
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Manuscripts
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Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-096, Moynihan, Martin H, Martin H. Moynihan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 01-096
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The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
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Published Date:
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:36:58 +0000
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Smithsonian to Partner with Victoria and Albert Museum to Open a London Gallery

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:52:09 +0000
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The Atomic Age Ushered In the Anthropocene, Scientists Say

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:00:20 +0000
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Flies, Chipmunks And Other Tiny Creatures See the World in Slow Motion

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
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Published Date:
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:12:47 +0000
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Bigger-Brained Birds Keep Their Cool Under Pressure

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Published Date:
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:33:11 +0000
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Thornton and Tully's scientific books, libraries, and collectors : a study of bibliography and the book trade in relation to the history of science / edited by Andrew Hunter

Title:
Scientific books libraries, and collectors
Author:
Thornton, John Leonard  Search this
Tully, R. I. J  Search this
Hunter, Andrew  Search this
Thornton, John Leonard Scientific books, libraries, and collectors  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Science  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Illustrating science : standards for publication / prepared by the Scientific Illustration Committee of the Council of Biology Editors

Author:
Council of Biology Editors Scientific Illustration Committee  Search this
Physical description:
x, 296 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Scientific illustration  Search this
Biological illustration  Search this
Science publishing  Search this
Call number:
Q222.C68 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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High jungle

Author:
Beebe, William 1877-1962  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 379 p. illus., map. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
1949
[1949]
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Call number:
QL251 .B4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds / Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi

Author:
Toft, Catherine Ann 1950-2011  Search this
Wright, Timothy F. 1967-  Search this
Issuing body:
World Parrot Trust  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Parrots  Search this
Parrots--Conservation  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Parrots of the wild : a natural history of the world's most captivating birds / Catherine A. Toft and Timothy F. Wright ; foreword by James D. Gilardi

Author:
Toft, Catherine Ann 1950-2011  Search this
Wright, Timothy F. 1967-  Search this
Issuing body:
World Parrot Trust  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Parrots  Search this
Parrots--Conservation  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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The Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Blackford, Charles Minor, Jr  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
International Exchange Service (IES)  Search this
Meteorological Project  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States Geological Survey (USGS)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Weather Bureau  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 93-106
Date:
January 1909
Topic:
Fisheries  Search this
Geology  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
Museums  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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The Smithsonian Institute

Editor and Proprietor:
White, Thomas W  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 828-832
Date:
December 1839
Topic:
Benefactors  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men  Search this
Publisher:
Richmond, VA: Thomas W. White
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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edanmdm:siris_sic_3838

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