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Sound Recordings

Topic:
World is yours (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
26.46 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (18.46 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1915-1941
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of sound recordings created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Highlights of the collection include recordings of Native American languages being spoken or sung and radio programs, including much of "The World is Yours" program.

These records were transferred to the National Archives prior to the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where they became part of Record Group 106. On March 18, 2005, they were returned to the Smithsonian Institution and were added to the Archives collections.

This accession contains both master recordings and preservation copies. Masters do not exist for all of the recordings. Most master recordings are on aluminum or acetate discs. Master recordings for the Wheelwright Collection are on audio cylinders. Reference copies of these recordings are not currently available but may be made for a fee.

Songs of the Mission Indians of California, recorded by John P. Harrington [Elements 106-1 through 106-110A] and Voices of representatives of the Aleutian Indian Tribe in reproduction of tribal songs and linguistic material [Elements 106-111 through 106-22] were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in June 2010.
Restrictions:
Listening copies are not currently available but may be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Languages  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-142, Smithsonian Institution, Sound Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 05-142
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Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-142

Records

Topic:
World is yours (Radio program)
Creator::
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1891-1957
Descriptive Entry:
These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files concerning departmental accessions, administrative policy and budgetary matters, exhibits, and requests for photographs for publication; minutes of a steering committee to establish a Smithsonian endowment fund; outgoing correspondence and summaries of the work of the sections of Fisheries and Naval Architecture under Joseph William Collins, 1891-1894; an incomplete set of scripts and programs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and news clippings concerning radio programs on technology and science aired on "The World Is Yours;" and subject files consisting of correspondence and memoranda covering areas and individuals in the engineering and technological sciences.
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Industries  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Science and industry  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 84
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0084

Productions

Topic:
World is yours (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
13.12 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (14 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1970-1978, with related materials from 1938
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of audiotape recordings of Smithsonian Institution (SI) special events including concerts, exhibitions, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings. Of special interest are recordings of the 1876 exhibition opening, 1976; Festival of American Folklife events; Smithsonian National Associates Program events; and a few copies of The World is Yours broadcasts, 1938-1942.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 592, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 592
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0592

Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
78.75 cu. ft.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1925-1949
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government support are also present in the records, as well as Smithsonian contributions to World War II, which naturally had a significant impact on operations as well. Smithsonian bureaus that were created, enlarged, or significantly changed during these years, and which are represented here, include the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; the National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum); the National Gallery of Art created from the gift of Andrew Mellon; the National Zoological Park; the National Air and Space Museum; and the Canal Zone Biological Area (now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute). Secretary Charles G. Abbot, whose tenure these records chiefly document, found his job complicated by the effects of the Depression and World War II. The principal event of his administration was Andrew Mellon's gift of a national art museum. Abbot created a Division of Radiation and Organisms within the Astrophysical Observatory, which he had directed and which remained his chief interest. He was also able to use Works Progress Administration funds to produce major improvements at the National Zoological Park. The Smithsonian maintained its ties with the National Academy of Sciences, the Carnegie Institution, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the National Research Council, the National Geographic Society, and similar organizations. During World War II the Smithsonian was instrumental in operating the Ethnogeographic Board, and co-operated with the Office of Scientific Research and Development. Topics in these records include: the Johnson-Smithsonian Expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench, 1932; the Eighth American Scientific Congress, Washington, 1940; the Smithsonian Scientific Series; North American Wildflowers; the Langley-Wright controversy; the River Basin Survey; the abortive design competition for a museum of modern art, won by Eliel and Eero Saarinen and Robert Swanson; "The World Is Yours" radio programs; Robert H. Goddard's rocket research; the Langley Medal; private funding for the Smithsonian, particularly the Tamblyn and Brown plans for a 1927 campaign and the associated 1927 Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian; and Abbot's research in solar radiation and climatic studies.
Historical Note:
These records document the administrations of the Smithsonian Institution during the last years of Charles D. Walcott's administration, circa, 1925-1927; the tenure of Charles G. Abbot, his successor, 1927-1944; and a portion of the administration of Alexander Wetmore, circa 1944.
Topic:
North American Wildflowers  Search this
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Langley Medal.  Search this
Radiation  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 46
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0046

Production Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1937-1942, 1980-1981, 2002-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of scripts for various "The World is Yours" radio shows broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. radio network. A joint project of the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Education, and the Works Progress Administration, the half-hour programs aired once a week on topics ranging from mammals to insects to geology to ethnology to art history to aeronautics, etc. The educational series featured the "Oldtimer" as the audience's guide to "the wonders of that unique establishment, the Smithsonian Institution - dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Scripts were prepared by Smithsonian staff and presentations were done by out-of-work actors and musicians. The program, which began in June 1936, was suspended in May of 1942 because of the war effort. Materials include scripts, regulations for using the scripts, and, in some cases, cast lists. Scripts are not available for all shows.

Also included is information about the 1942 transfer of 6 audio recordings related to the Chumash Indian language from the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology to the National Archives; 9 pages of Chumash to English translations, and "The Story of Candalaria, the Old Indian Basket-Maker."

Also included are data sheets and component data sheets for duplicate film in Record Group 106 of the National Archives and Records Administration. Data sheets are not available for all of the film from this record group and some data sheets document copies that were not part of the transfer to the Smithsonian Institution Archives and are assumed to no longer exist.

These records were transferred to the National Archives prior to the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where they became part of Record Group 106. On March 18, 2005, they were returned to the Smithsonian Institution and were added to the Archives collections.
Topic:
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Basket makers  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Chumash language  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-124, Smithsonian Institution, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-124
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-124

Educational Radio Project Publications

Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1936-1937 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publications created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which created several educational radio series while providing employment for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Many of the materials in this accession relate to "The World is Yours," a series broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. radio network and produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. Each half-hour program aired once a week on topics covering the entire range of the Smithsonian Institution's collections and research. The series featured the "Oldtimer" as the audience's guide to "the wonders of that unique establishment, the Smithsonian Institution -- dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge." The program ran from June 1936 until May 1942. Other Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "Answer Me This," a question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs, and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present to be interviewed by student reporters. Neither program was directly associated with the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include a manual for the production of educational radio programs, a script catalogue, educational supplements to "The World is Yours" with illustrated covers, and scripts for "Answer Me This" and "Interviews with the Past."
Topic:
Answer Me This (Radio program)  Search this
Interviews with the Past (Radio program)  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Botany  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Petroglyphs  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio scripts  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Social sciences  Search this
Songs -- United States  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-152, , Educational Radio Project Publications
Identifier:
Accession 06-152
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Educational Radio Project Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-152

Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division  Search this
Extent:
7.38 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1847-1966
Descriptive Entry:
These records represent most of the activities of the Editorial and Publications Division. Included are a range of fiscal and administrative records pertaining to Smithsonian publications, especially correspondence with United States National Museum publications authors and background records for Annual Reports; news releases and news clippings; materials pertaining to Smithsonian house publications; Smithsonian radio programs; and correspondence pertaining to Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Also included are records documenting "The World is Yours" radio program; they include radio scripts and related promotional literature and a file of collected information on other contemporary educational radio programs.
Historical Note:
For many years, the Editorial and Publications Division administered public relations activities as well as publications. In 1966 a major reorganization established the Smithsonian Institution Press, concerned with publications, and created other offices for public relations, radio programs, and the like.
Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 83, Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 83
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0083

Interview 3: 27 February 1974

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Frank A, (Frank Augustus), 1903- interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9512, Taylor, Frank A, (Frank Augustus), 1903- interviewee, Frank A. Taylor Interviews
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Frank A. Taylor Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9512-refd1e206

Records, 1847-1966

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Editorial and Publications Division  Search this
Uniform title:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Physical description:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Brochures
Date:
1847
1847-1966
Topic:
Radio  Search this
Publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000083
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216690

Records, 1925-1949

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
North American Wildflowers  Search this
Smithsonian scientific series  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W (Andrew William) 1855-1937  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel 1873-1950  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radiation and Organisms Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Carnegie Institution of Washington  Search this
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
River Basin Surveys  Search this
United States Office of Scientific Research and Development  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Tamblyn and Brown Conferences  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the Puerto Rican Trench, 1933  Search this
Conference on the Future of Smithsonian (1927)  Search this
Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940: Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Physical description:
78.75 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1925
1925-1949
1929
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Langley Medal  Search this
Radiation  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000046
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Administrative Records 1835-2015 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Budget Records 1892-1971 [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 1937 [National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Collect Living Wild Animals and Birds (1937)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216656

The World Is Yours Radio Program

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)  Search this
Works Progress Administration (WPA)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6w x 4h ; Type of Image: Group, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
19349
1929
Topic:
The World Is Yours (Radio Program)  Search this
Depressions  Search this
United States Dept. of Interior  Search this
Education  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1145
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5855

Production Records, 1937-1942, 1980-1981, 2002-2003

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Archives (U.S.)  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1937
1937-2003
1937-1942, 1980-1981, 2002-2003
Topic:
Basket makers  Search this
Chumash Indians  Search this
Chumash language  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-124
See more items in:
Production Records 1937-1942, 1980-1981, 2002-2003 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258966

Educational Radio Project Publications, 1936-1937 and undated

Uniform title:
Answer Me This (Radio program)  Search this
Interviews with the Past (Radio program)  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States Office of Education Educational Radio Project  Search this
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Europe
Date:
1936
1936-1937
1936-1937 and undated
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Petroglyphs  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio scripts  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Social sciences  Search this
Songs  Search this
Tigers  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-152
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259487

The World is yours : Smithsonian Institution radio program / [produced by the U.S. Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, with the cooperation of the National Broadcasting Company]

Title:
Smithsonian Institution radio program
World is yours : listener aid
World is yours magazine
World is yours bulletin
Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
1940
[c1939-1940]
Topic:
Science--Radio programs--Periodicals  Search this
Technology--Radio programs--Periodicals  Search this
History  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
PN1991.77.W92 A44
PN1991.77.W92A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438626

World Is Yours Goes on Air

Subject:
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)  Search this
United States Dept. of the Interior  Search this
Works Progress Administration (WPA)  Search this
The World Is Yours (Radio Program)  Search this
United States Dept. of Interior Office of Education  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
Date:
June 7, 1936
Topic:
Firsts  Search this
Radio  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1012

World Is Yours is Suspended

Subject:
Office of Education  Search this
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)  Search this
The World Is Yours (Radio Program)  Search this
United States Dept. of the Interior  Search this
Works Progress Administration (WPA)  Search this
Date:
May, 1942
Topic:
Radio  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1013

Statement to the Smithsonian Board of Regents on Ten Years of Smithsonian Affairs

Author:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Subject:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Scientific Series  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
The World Is Yours (Radio Program)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 10;
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1937
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Museum attendance  Search this
Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Buildings  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11242

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