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Curators' Annual Reports, 1881-1964

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Creator:
United States National Museum
Subject:
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Ravenel, William de Chastignier 1859-
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Taylor, Frank H (Frank Hamilton) 1846-1927
Physical description:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1881
1881-1964
Notes:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semi-annually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.
Reports were stored by the Division of Correspondence and Documents, and later by the Office of the Registrar.
Summary:
Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000158
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Curators' Annual Reports 1881-1964 [United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Freeman Family at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
1927
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more photos of Mt. Montezuma, Chile, see 7005/187/5. There are more pictures of the Freeman family in 7005/186/3.
Summary:
Hugh and Ruth Freeman in their home at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Freeman, Hugh B
Freeman, Ruth
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Observing (field) stations
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
Standard number:
94-12573
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Living Quarters at the Solar Station on Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Subject:
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
United States National Museum
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
4 x 3.25;
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1920
Notes:
See also number MAH-11015
See also Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder 4.
Summary:
Loyal B. Aldrich and others are outside the living quarters of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory solar station established from 1920 to 1955 at Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 12-492 - United States National Museum. Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography, Photographic Collection, 1933, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-6499]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Loyal B. Aldrich and Others at SAO Site

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Date:
c. 1920
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Neg. 94-12565 is a copy print. The print used to make the negative had "File Print" stamped on it, so for the best print use 11015
Summary:
Loyal B. Aldrich, who worked for SAO from 1908-1956 and was its director from 1944 to 1955. and others are outside the living quarters of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory solar station established from 1920 to 1955 at Mt. Montezuma, Chile. Two men are seated in an automobile and one man is petting a dog.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder: 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Astrophysicists
Astrophysics
Automobiles
Directors
Dogs
Field Work
Field Stations
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Mountains--Chile
Observatories
Observing (field) stations
Solar energy--Research
Solar observing stations
Solar Research
Solar station
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
MAH 11015 and 94-12565
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Mount Montezuma, Chile, Site of the Best Solar Observing Station

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Subject:
United States National Museum
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
4 x 3.25;
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1920
Between 1920 and 1934
Summary:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 12-492 - United States National Museum. Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography, Photographic Collection, 1933, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-6498]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4 x 3; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1931
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The old negative number is 13481, but that negative could not be found. For more photos of Mt. Montezuma, Chile, see Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder 5.
Summary:
General view of solar radiation station at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Observing (field) stations
Observatories
Standard number:
2003-19480
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 3w x 5h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Place:
Chile
Date:
c. 1935
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Miss Drummond, Mrs. Drummond and Ruth Freeman, affiliated with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in Calama, Chile, c. 1935-1938.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Freeman, Ruth
Women
Observing (field) stations
Observatories
Standard number:
78-6566
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1940-1945
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more photos of Mt. Montezuma, Chile, see 7005/187/5. The original is in the collection.
Summary:
Fritz (A.G.) Froiland with rows of exposure racks with tent material on them for testing at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile, probably during World War II.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Froiland, A. G. (Fritz)
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Observing (field) stations
Experiments
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
World War, 1939-1945
Standard number:
94-12575
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

New Dwelling at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Date:
1939-1940
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The new dwelling at the Mt. Montezuma, Chile Observatory of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, looking east, 1939-1940.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Observing (field) stations
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
Standard number:
78-6573
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Observatory at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7.5w x 6h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more photos of Mt. Montezuma, Chile, see 7005/187/5
Summary:
Observer's quarters, foreground, and observatory at top of peak at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 186 Folder 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Smithsonian Solar Observing Station
Observing (field) stations
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations
Standard number:
94-12572
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Observatory at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Chile
Date:
c. 1920
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Solar observation instruments outside the entrance to the instrument tunnel at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in use from 1920 to 1955 at Mt. Montezuma, Chile. A man stands in the entrance holding a cord while another man works on the instruments.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 26
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Astronomers
Astronomy
Instruments
Mountains--Chile
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Observing (field) stations
Observatories
Solar collectors
Solar energy--Research
Solar observing stations
Solar Research
Solar station
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
33668 or MNH-33668
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Playing Golf at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1928
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more photos of Mt. Montezuma, Chile, see 7005/187/9
Summary:
Harlan H. Zodtner and his wife playing golf at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station at Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Zodtner, Harlan H
Observing (field) stations
Golf
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
Standard number:
78-6581
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume II, Explorations, Episodes and Adventures, Expositions and Congresses

Random records, vol. 2
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Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Author:
Peale, A. C (Albert Charles) 1849-1914
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Smithsonian Institution History
Geological Survey (U.S.) History
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Yellowstone National Park
Date:
1872
1872-1932
Notes:
Devised title.
Binder's title: Random records.
Typewritten manuscript.
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, and geologist, who spent much of his career affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. He studied art under Theodore Kauffman, and went on to work as a scientific illustrator with Smithsonian staff. In 1872, he was appointed artist-topographer to the United States survey of the territories under Ferdinand V. Hayden, and in 1874 was appointed assistant geologist. He went on to work with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), until returning to the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum (USNM). Holmes eventually became head curator of the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology and Director of the National Gallery of Art.
Summary:
This is the second of sixteen volumes compiled by William Henry Holmes in 1931 or 1932 to document his life and work. The volume contains original correspondences, documents, ephemera, watercolors, and photographs throughout. It is divided into four sections. The first contains a list of descriptions of his explorations from 1872 to 1920. Section two describes episodes and adventures from 1872-1920. This begins with a list of stories, which he describes using portions of letters, original field note books, news clippings, photographs (also with colleagues), and original drawings including a field drawing of a flower. This includes work completed with A. C. Peale and geological notes from Hayden expedition. Field work locations include Yellowstone, Colorado, and Mexico. Section three describes expositions between 1876-1916 across the United States in which U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution took part. Section four documents the second Pan American Congress in Washington, D.C., during December 1915- January 1916; Fourteenth International Congress in Stutgart, August 1904; and the nineteenth International Congress during December 1915 - January 1916.
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 2
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume VIII, Cuba with Powell; Jamaica with Langley; Mexico with Gilbert and Dutton; California with McGee; physical anthropology, Hrdlicka, current work 1900

Random records, vol. 8
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Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Author:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Smithsonian Institution History
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Cuba
Jamaica
Mexico
Date:
1897
1897-1932
Notes:
Devised title.
Binder's title: Random records.
Typewritten manuscript.
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, and geologist, who spent much of his career affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. He studied art under Theodore Kauffman, and went on to work as a scientific illustrator with Smithsonian staff. In 1872, he was appointed artist-topographer to the United States survey of the territories under Ferdinand V. Hayden, and in 1874 was appointed assistant geologist. He went on to work with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), until returning to the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum (USNM). Holmes eventually became head curator of the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology and Director of the National Gallery of Art.
Summary:
This is the eighth of sixteen volumes that document the life and work of William Henry Holmes, compiled during 1931 or 1932. Holmes combined text and supporting documents including original drawings, watercolors, photographs, correspondence, official documents, news clippings, and memorabilia. The volume covers 1897 to 1902, and is divided into five sections. The first section describes work in Cuba and Jamaica in 1900 with Smithsonian Institution Secretary Samuel P. Langley and J. W. Powell, Director of the Geological Survey and of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Langley was recording field observations of a buzzard, locally known as the John Crow, for the purposes of his work on "flying machines". Holmes includes notes and measurements relating to this work. He references photographs of the birds, not included in the volume. Section two covers his trip to study ethnology and anthropology in California with W. J. McGee in 1898. Section three describes a visit to Mexico with Major Clarence E. Dutton and G. K. Gilbert in 1899 to make geological and archaeological observations. Section four covers the organization of the Division of Physical Anthropology. Section five covers Holmes archaeological work.
Topic:
Animal flight
Flight--History
Description and travel
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 8
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

SAO Buildings at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Place:
Chile
South America
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Observers' quarters at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Mt. Montezuma, Chile. Beyond the plain building is two peaks. A car and a truck are to the right of the building next to some lumber. A dog is standing on the left side of the photograph.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 26
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Observatories
Observing stations
Automobiles
Dogs
Mountains--Chile
Mountains
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations
Observing (field) stations
Astrophysics
Building
Standard number:
37536-C or MAH-37536C
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

SAO Buildings at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Chile
South America
Date:
c. 1946
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more photos of Mt. Montezuma Chile, see 7005/187/9. Also # 3766-B. This picture featured in the ANNUALS, vol. 7
Summary:
Garage and shop are located in the foreground with seismograph and computing room on the right at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) station at Mount Montezuma, Chile.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Observatories
Observing stations
Automobiles
Mountains--Chile
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations
Observing (field) stations
Astrophysics
Building
Standard number:
37666-A or MAH-37666A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Solar Observation Station at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Chile
Date:
c. 1920
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
At the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Mt. Montezuma, Chile, cave observatory and solar observation instruments are used in the study of the sun. A man using a solar observation instrument stands outside the cave.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 26
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Observatories
Mountains--Chile
Mt. Montezuma, Chile
Smithsonian Solar Observing Station
Observing (field) stations
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations
Instruments
Solar collectors
Astronomers
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Solar Research
Standard number:
736B or MAH-736B
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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