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Space Telescope History Project Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History  Search this
Extent:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Date:
circa 1959-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Robert W. Smith, Historian of the National Air and Space Museum, Department of Space History. The records document the Space Telescope History Project (STHP), which led to a publication of the same title. Materials include minutes of meetings, schedules, photographs, publicity materials of the manufacturers, background material, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures, records transmittal forms, and correspondence.

Abbreviations (See also Master Acronym List in Box 14)

AO - Announcement of Opportunity

AXAF - Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility

ESA - European Space Agency

FOC - Faint Object Camera

FOS - Faint Object Spectrograph

GSFC - Goddard Space Flight Center

GTO - Guaranteed Time Observers

HSP - High Speed Photometer

HST - Hubble Space Telescope

IDT - Instrument Definition Team

LMSC - Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc.

LST - Large Space Telescope

MOWG - Management Operations Working Group

MSFC - Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

O&MWG - Operations and Management Working Group

O'Dell - Robert O'Dell, Project Scientist

PE - Perkin Elmer

PTIT - Planetary Target Implementation Team

QEH - Quantum Efficiencies Hysterisis

SIRTF - Space Infrared Telescope Facility

SOT - Solar Optical Telescope

SSB - Space Science Board (ESA)

ST - Space Telescope

STAC - Space Telescope Advisory Committee

STHP - Space Telescope History Project

STScI - Space Telescope Science Institute (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD)

SWG - Science Working Group

USRA - Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD

WFPC - Wide Field Planetary Camera

WG - Working Group
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-122, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History, Space Telescope History Project Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-122
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1980-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created by Steven D. Lubar, Curator at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). These records primarily document the planning of the exhibit "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860," but include a small amount of material concerning two additional exhibitions: "The Changing American Farm, 1831-1981" and "Telltale Tools, 1750-1850 (Tools As Artifacts)." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; agreements; budget summaries; scripts; meeting agendas and minutes; loan information; photographs; floor plans and design drawings; brochures; newspaper clippings; object lists; audiotapes; color transparencies; and other related materials.
Topic:
Technology -- History  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Floor plans
Drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-176, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-176
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Exhibition Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
circa 1973-1982, 1988-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document Jeffrey K. Stine's involvement in the conceptual phase of the Science in American Life (SAL) exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Stine served as coordinator of the feasibility study for the exhibition, and was lead Curator from July 1989 to October 1990. He was Curator for the Division of Engineering and Industry during this period, which became the Division of Technology, Commerce, and Work in October 1994.

Materials include Stine's correspondence and memoranda pertaining to proposals, financial matters, and design concepts for the Science in American Life exhibition; minutes of Advisory Board Meetings; budgetary files; NMAH floor plans; and exhibition scripts. Also includes some records dating to the "History of Science" exhibition at NMAH, which Stine and other curators used as background information for "Science in American Life."
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Engineering -- History  Search this
Industry -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-101, National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-101
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Division of Space History  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the various professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, curator in the Department of Space Science and Exploration, later the Department of Space History and then the Division of Space History, including fellow evaluations, manuscript editing, and research, as well as professional correspondence. Also included are files related to reorganization of the museum and department and the search for a new chairman. DeVorkin also served as Chairman of the Department of Space Science and Exploration, 1985-1986. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, fellowship evaluations and work products, policy and planning documents, grant proposals, scripts and script approval coversheets, satellite images, interview transcripts, brochures, and exhibition materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-227, National Air and Space Museum. Division of Space History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-227
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Curatorial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1962-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Associate Curator, 1962-1966; Curator, 1967-1985, documenting exhibition planning, development and production for "Building Brooklyn Bridge: The Design and Construction, 1867-1883", which was at the National Museum of American History from May 4-September 14, 1983. Topics covered include fund raising, news releases, research materials, exhibits, events, partnerships, designer and builder John A. Roebling, and other historical information. Some materials date to when the department was known as the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and from when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, photographs, negatives, notes, floor plans, blueprints, drawings, posters, news clippings, proposals, catalogs and related materials.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Industries -- History  Search this
Bridges -- Design and Construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-098, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-098
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks

Topic:
Standard Western Automatic Computer
Collector:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Huskey, Harry D.  Search this
Larson, Harry  Search this
Rutland, Dave  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Notebooks
Date:
1946-1952
Summary:
Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.
Scope and Contents:
Three bound notebooks maintained by Harry Huskey, Dave Rutland and Harry T. Larson, documenting circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California. Additional materials include one folder of test routines and coding sheets, from 1952.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Designed in 1950 by Huskey, and built by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California, SWAC was an early version of an electronic digital computer.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Computers -- History -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Notebooks
Citation:
Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks, 1946-1952, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1217
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Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dr. Edward H. Angle Orthodontics Papers

Creator:
Brodie, Allan, Dr.  Search this
Angle, Edward H. (Edward Hartley), 1855-1930  Search this
Source:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
3.16 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Radiographs
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Letters (correspondence)
Drawings
Date:
1893-1940.
Scope and Contents note:
Business and professional papers of Dr. Edward H. Angle, relating to his pioneering work in orthodontics. The papers include letters to and from Dr. Angle; photographs, subjects including Angle, his patients, equipment, skulls and jawbones and other demonstration photographs of orthodontic subjects, including some x-ray photographs (radiographs); notes and writings, including a book manuscript with photographs; drawings; printed material including meeting minutes and programs from the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics; and several items appearing to have no relation to dentistry or orthodontics.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series: 1. Biographical, 1893-1940; 2. Correspondence, 1893-1939; 3. Photographs, 1915-1917; 4. Case Studies, 1906-1933; 5. Publications, 1889-1940.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Angle was an early practitioner and innovator in the field of orthodontics. He is considered the founder of Orthodontics as the first specialization in dentistry.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dr. Allan Brodie, Head of the Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois, 1962.
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:
Orthodontists  Search this
Orthodontics  Search this
Dentists  Search this
Dentistry -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Radiographs
Programs -- 1920-1930
Photographs -- 1910-1920
Minutes
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Drawings -- 1890-1940
Citation:
Edward H. Angle Orthodontics Papers, 1893-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0724
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0724
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Maps
Drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the research, planning, and execution of exhibits by the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Exhibits include the Hall of Petroleum, the Hall of Iron and Steel, and Inventing Standard Time. Some of the materials date to when the department was known as the Division of Industrial Cooperation, Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries, Division of Mineral Technology, Department of Arts and Manufactures, Division of Extractive Industries; and when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology, the National Museum of History and Technology and when it was part of the United States National Museum. Staff documented include Philip W. Bishop, Head Curator; Edward C. Kendall, Curator; Charles O. Houston, Associate Curator; and Carlene E. Stephens, Assistant Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, label text, scripts, images, diagrams, floor plans, maps, drawings, and clippings.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Time -- Systems and standards  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Iron  Search this
Steel  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Maps
Drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-299, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-299
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Grant Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Books
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Scientific illustrations
Drawings
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1999-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation from other family members. Four distinct curriculums were developed: "Senses" for pre-kindergartners, "Rocks" for kindergartners, "Dirt" for first-graders; and "Water" for second-graders. Materials include grant proposal, status reports, backpack materials, early versions of the backpacks, illustrations, graphics, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, electronic records, DAT tapes, evaluations, and materials from meetings with teachers and principals. Some materials are in Spanish and some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Soils  Search this
Water  Search this
Senses and sensation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Books
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Scientific illustrations
Drawings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-207, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Grant Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-207
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Grant Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Records

Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Extent:
68.75 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1920s-1970s
Descriptive Entry:
These records constitute the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials produced by the Science Service. In addition are supplemental photographs, news clippings, scientific papers and articles, obituaries and related topical information.

Files are categorized according to Library of Congress headings. These alphabetic category indicators often appear before folder headings. Researchers should note that not all subject files are grouped together and that folders within subject areas may not be in strict subject or alphabetic order. Some information may be found under a specific folder heading, and other related information may be found in folders with broader subject or alphabetic headings.
Historical Note:
Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of E. W. Scripps in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science. Unknown to Scripps, the three major scientific organizations were trying to agree on a format and establish a popular science journal. In 1920 Scripps met with representatives of the AAAS, NAS, and NRC in an attempt to pool resources. Out of that meeting came Science Service, a news service designed to popularize science and to disseminate scientific knowledge.

Edwin E. Slosson (1865 1929), chemist, journalist, and editor of the Independent, was appointed first Editor of Science Service in 1921, a post he held until his death.

Watson Davis (1896 1967) was appointed Managing Editor of Science Service in 1921, and became Editor of the Science News Letter in 1922. After Slosson's death, Davis assumed the duties of Director, 1929-1966.
Topic:
Nuclear energy  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Physics  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Journalism, Scientific  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service, Records
Identifier:
Accession 90-105
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Topic:
Die Welt Als Uhr (The World as a Clock) (Motion picture)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18.81 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Illustrations
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Audiotapes
Drawings
Date:
circa 1948-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Steam Engine and for Building the Brooklyn Bridge: The Design and Construction; inquiries from private collectors, companies, universities, and individuals; Edward A. Battison research notes; personal papers and publications; records from the exhibition The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650; administrative files; photographs, contact sheets, and slides of the Division's exhibits and specimens; and the motion picture film Die Welt Als Uhr (The World as a Clock).
Historical Note:
With the establishment of the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) in 1957, the Division of Engineering - minus its collections in physical science, electricity, and transportation - became the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in the Department of Science and Technology. Administrative changes in 1978 established two new Departments, History of Science and History of Technology. The Division of Mechanisms was split from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and the divisions split between the departments. The creation of the Department of the History of Science and Technology in 1980 returned the divisions to the same department, and in 1986 they merged to form the Division of Engineering and Industry. (For a history of the antecedent divisions and units to the Division of Engineering and Industry before 1957, see Record Unit 297.)

Curators and staff of the Division included Frank A. Taylor, Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1933-1955; Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Museum Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; Otto Mayr, Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1970-1977, and Curator of Mechanisms, 1978-1984; Robert C. Post, Museum Specialist, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1973-1974; David F. Noble, Curator of Mechanisms, 1983-1985; Tom D. Crouch, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986; and Steven Lubar, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1987- .
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Industries -- History  Search this
Engineering -- History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Illustrations
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Audiotapes
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 397, National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 397
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0397

Subject Files

Topic:
Star-Spangled Banner
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
28.5 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1958-1997
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special events, primarily during fiscal years 1993-1994, although some records date back to when the museum was named the National Museum of History and Technology. Directors represented in these records include Frank A. Taylor (1958-1964), John Canfield Ewers (1964-1965), Robert P. Multhauf (1966-1968), Daniel J. Boorstin (1969-1973), Brooke Hindle (1974-1978), Roger G. Kennedy (1979-1992), and Spencer R. Crew (Acting Director, 1992-1994, Director, 1994-2001). This accession consists of records pertaining to the Star Spangled Banner Project, Latino Conference, and National Postal Museum; NMAH exhibition planning and research information for the various Halls; correspondence of the Director; and collections information.
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-152, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 99-152
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-152

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1981-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Allan A. Needell, Curator, documenting planning, development, and production activities for the exhibitions Space Race, Looking at Earth, Lunar Exploration Vehicles, Explore the Universe, Exploring the Planets, Apollo to the Moon, Where Next, Columbus?, Space Hall, Satellites (and Sounding Rockets), and Milestones of Flight at the National Air and Space Museum, including revisions to some of the exhibitions. The original working title for the exhibition Looking at Earth was Satellites Looking at Earth. Also consists of a small amount of curatorial records pertaining to collections management, commemorative programs for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mariner 2, and publications. Earlier records date from when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; scripts; object checklists; photographs; a press kit; floor plans and design drawings; and press releases.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Mariner 2  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-214, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-214
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-214

Research Records

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology, Section of Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1954-1968
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of weights and measurements records. Materials include articles, clippings, photographs, lists of objects, and a small amount of correspondence. See also Record Unit 332 for Section of Mathematics records.
Topic:
Mathematics -- History  Search this
Physical sciences -- History.  Search this
Weights and measures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-152, National Museum of History and Technology, Section of Mathematics, Research Records
Identifier:
Accession 88-152
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Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa88-152

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1982-1983, 1995-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Martin J. Collins, Curator, documenting planning, development, and production activities for the exhibitions The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age, Looking at Earth, Space Race, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, and Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age, particularly in regard to the installation of an Iridium Satellite donated by Motorola, Inc. Also consists of records pertaining to Antenna Audio, Inc., production of audio tours for exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), as well as NASM staff audio recordings for exhibitions. Some earlier records date from when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration. Other staff represented in these records are curators Peter L. Jakab, Tom D. Crouch, Michael J. Neufeld, Dominick A. Pisano, David H. DeVorkin, F. Robert van der Linden, Cathleen Lewis, Valerie Neal, and geologists R. A. Craddock and James R. Zimbelman. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; budget summaries; meeting agendas; scripts; floor plans and design drawings; reports; press releases; audiotapes; and photographs.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 7/12/2018 memorandum, Johnstone to Collins; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Audio guides  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-233, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-233
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-233

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History.  Search this
Extent:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of NMAH staff involved in the project, namely: Lonn Taylor, Curator/Project Director; Harold A. Closter, Project Manager; Rayna Green, Curator; Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator; Howard Alexander Morrison, Writer; Hank Grasso, Designer; Lisa Falk, Educator; Susan Ostroff, Collections Manager; and Howard Bass, Music Program Coordinator. Also includes exhibition proposals and scripts; meeting minutes; photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets of subjects and objects for the exhibition; and audiotape recordings of Native American/Hispanic music.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-002
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-002

Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Environmental Awareness Program  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1977-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records from the International Center, Office of Environmental Awareness (OEA), concerning the following: Environmental Activities Report, a survey document covering the Smithsonian's environmental research activities; Media and Environmental Conference, held at the Smithsonian Institution in September 1989, which brought together scientists and media professionals to discuss environmental issues; "Saving the Tropical Forests," research material for the publication that reflects on a range of strategies for saving the rain forest; and Tropical Rain Forests Exhibition, administration records. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda, budget information, photographs, stock footage files, exhibit and slide show scripts, book manuscripts, and drawings.
Topic:
Saving the tropical forests (Monograph)  Search this
Environmental research.  Search this
Rain forests  Search this
Environmental protection  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-031, National Museum of Natural History, Environmental Awareness Program, Records
Identifier:
Accession 92-031
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-031

Program Records

Topic:
American quarterly
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
circa 1964-1969, 1978-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Gary Kulik, Assistant Director for Academic Programs, National Museum of American History (NMAH), from 1987 to 1994. Some records date back to when Kulik was Assistant Curator for the Division of Textiles, 1978-1982; Vice-Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural History, 1980-1982, and Chairman, 1983-1986; and Editor of the "American Quarterly," circa 1988-1994. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with professional organizations, universities, museums, private corporations, historical societies, federal agencies, and the general public; reports, minutes of meetings, and other information pertaining to symposiums and conferences attended; personal research papers, such as "Designing the Past History: Museum Exhibitions from Peale to the Present" and "Textile-Mill Labor in the Blackstone Valley: Work and protest in the Nineteenth Century;" memoranda concerning administrative agendas for NMAH, as well as planning for the Hall of Textiles; academic program proposals; fellowship program information; and conference papers written by scholars of social and cultural history.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-092, National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-092
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-092

Silvio A. Bedini Papers

Creator::
Bedini, Silvio A.  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Date:
1952-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession primarily consists of Bedini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects and publications including research into scientific instruments. Also included are Bedini's publications; book reviews; research notes; photographs of scientific instruments, individuals, and exhibitions; copies of primary and secondary sources; and biographical information.
Historical Note:
Silvio A Bedini (b. 1917), an historian and author, attended Columbia University, 1935-1942, and received an L.L.D. from the University of Bridgeport in 1970. In 1961, he began his career at the Smithsonian Institution as Curator in the Museum of History and Technology (MHT), Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. By 1965, Bedini became Assistant Director of MHT, and in 1972 was appointed Deputy Director of the National Museum of History and Technology. Following his tenure as Deputy Director, he served as Keeper of the Rare Books at the Dibner Library from 1978 until his retirement in 1987. Bedini is currently Historian Emeritus at the Smithsonian, a title he has held since retiring. During his long association with the Institution he has authored more than twenty books and countless articles, particularly on the history of science, and is a leading authority on the life of Thomas Jefferson.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Research  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-221, Silvio A. Bedini Papers
Identifier:
Accession 02-221
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Silvio A. Bedini Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-221

Silvio A. Bedini Papers

Creator::
Bedini, Silvio A.  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1965-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession primarily consists of Bendini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects, publications, and exhibitions. Also included are Bedini's articles and book reviews; research notes; copies of primary and secondary sources; photographs of scientific instruments, individuals, buildings, and exhibitions; and proposals.
Historical Note:
Silvio A Bedini (b. 1917), an historian and author, attended Columbia University, 1935-1942, and received an L.L.D. from the University of Bridgeport in 1970. In 1961, he began his career at the Smithsonian Institution as Curator in the Museum of History and Technology (MHT), Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. By 1965, Bedini became Assistant Director of MHT, and in 1972 was appointed Deputy Director of the National Museum of History and Technology. Following his tenure as Deputy Director, he served as Keeper of the Rare Books at the Dibner Library from 1978 until his retirement in 1987. Bedini is currently Historian Emeritus at the Smithsonian, a title he has held since retiring. During his long association with the Institution he has authored more than twenty books and countless articles, particularly on the history of science, and is a leading authority on the life of Thomas Jefferson.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-115, Silvio A. Bedini Papers
Identifier:
Accession 05-115
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Silvio A. Bedini Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-115

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