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Joseph Henry's Letter to Edmund Burke (September 11, 1847)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Joseph Henry Papers Project
Subject:
Burke, Edmund 1809-1882
United States Patent Office
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7 1/2w x 9 3/4h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
September 11, 1847
Topic:
Letters
Chemistry
Electricity
Secretaries
Inventors
Standard number:
SIA2012-2945 and SIA2012-2946
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3241, SIA2012-3242, and SIA2012-3243, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 7, pages 183-185 (Document 101)
Summary:
Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Edmund Burke, United States Commissioner of Patents, September 11, 1847. In the letter, Henry discusses his opinion on the use of sulphates and sulfuric acid in relation to galvanic batteries. Burke had asked Henry his thoughts on the subject in relation to a new discovery by Lansing B. Swan, a druggist and inventor
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 9, Folder: 1 - August-September 1847
Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), 183-185
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Joseph Henry's Inaugural Address to Albany Academy (September 11, 1826)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Joseph Henry Papers Project
Subject:
Albany Academy
Physical description:
Number of Images: 27 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
September 11, 1826
Topic:
Letters
Speeches, addresses, etc
Mathematics
Educators
Technology
Secretaries
Research
Physics
Standard number:
SIA2012-3005 and SIA2012-3006 and SIA2012-3007 and SIA2012-3008 and SIA2012-3009 and SIA2012-3010 and SIA2012-3011 and SIA2012-3012 and SIA2012-3013 and SIA2012-3014 and SIA2012-3015 and SIA2012-3016 and SIA2012-3017 and SIA2012-3018 and SIA2012-3019 and SIA2012-3020 and SIA2012-3021 and SIA2012-3022 and SIA2012-3023 and SIA2012-3024 and SIA2012-3025 and SIA2012-3026 and SIA2012-3027 and SIA2012-3028 and SIA2012-3029 and SIA2012-3030 and SIA2012-3031
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-2611, SIA2012-2612, SIA2012-2613, SIA2012-2614, SIA2012-2615, SIA2012-2616, SIA2012-2617, SIA2012-2618, SIA2012-2619, SIA2012-2620, SIA2012-2621, SIA2012-2622, SIA2012-2623, SIA2012-2624, SIA2012-2625, SIA2012-2626, and SIA2012-2627, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 1, pages 163-179
Summary:
Joseph Henry's inaugural address to the Albany Academy as Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philiosophy, or physics. Henry, later the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, had attended the Albany Academy from 1819 to 1822 and started a professorship there in September of 1826. In his first formal event as an educator, Henry discussed the history of the disciplines of mathematics and physics and offered a look into the future of the field and the work he hoped to accomplish while at the Academy. He began with a historical overview of mathematics, then provided examples of contemporary research, chiefly in the application of calculus to natural philosophy. After describing some of the more arcane aspects of mathematical physics, he discussed the application of mathematics to technology and to the advancement of humankind
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 26, Folder: 1 - Chair of Mathematics at Albany Academy Acceptance (1826)
Reingold, Nathan, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 1, The Albany Years: December 1797-October 1832 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1972), 163-179
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Anna Cohn, SITES Director, Steps Down

Subject:
Cohn, Anna R
Springuel, Myriam A
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Museums on Main Street
Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, The (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)
Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)
September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C)
381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story (Exhibition) (2005: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, AL)
Date:
February 3, 2014
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions
Women
Directors
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Retirement
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Notes:
SI Email Announcements, 2/3/2014, "Message from the Assistant Secretary: Anna Cohn Steps Down as Director of SITES"
Summary:
Anna R. Cohen, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) steps down for health reasons after 25 years at the Smithsonian. She first came to the Smithsonian in 1983 as director of "The Precious Legacy" exhibit that displayed Judaic treasures that had been confiscated during the Holocaust. As director of SITES, she developed the Museums on Main Street initiative and oversaw such exhibits as "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," "September 11: Bearing Witness to History," and "381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story." Myriam Springuel, formerly SITES Associate Director for Programs, has agreed to return to SITES to serve as Interim Director until a new director is selected
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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[Antonia and filhas of Sabina at offering ceremony to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Women priests
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on versos: "3. Antonia & oer filhas of Sabina; at mãe dagua. Sept. 11. B4 her house. -- Bahia."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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[Filhas of Sabina, with João Cavalcanti walking into picture], 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Women priests
Candomblé (Religion)
Rites and ceremonies
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046
Summary:
Filhas of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess, in front of her house for offering ceremony to mãe d'agua, Iemanjá. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "11. Filhas of Sabina, João Cavalcanti walking in2 pictr. -- mãe presente; strtng b4 her house."
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landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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[Three drummers, Antonia, and other filhas standing before Sabina's house for Sabina's presente to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Women priests
Drummers (Musicians)
Atabaque
Drum
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0174
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "1. 3 drummers, Antionia & her filhas, at Sabina's present b4 her house. Sept. 11. "
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0174, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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[Filhas of Sabina standing before her house for offering ceremony for Iemanjá], 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Women priests
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0177
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "13. Filhas of Sabina, at mãe presente; b4 her house; Sept. 11."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0177, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Sabina's followers at offering ceremony for Iemanjá at Barra beach in Bahia, 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
3 photographic prints : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Votive offerings
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0171
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0173
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0403
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photographs from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador)
Handwritten by Landes on versos:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0171 - "5. Sabina's presente, Sept. 11, Barra Beach, Bahia."
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0173 - "17. "Sabina's whl grp, gvng presente on Barra beach, Sept. 11."
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0403 - "12. Sabina's presente 2 mãe dagua, Sept. 11 at Barra Beach -- Bahia."
Cite as:
Image ID #, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Three "netos" in Sabina's "presente" ceremony, standing in front of her house, 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
2 photographic prints : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters and 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Rites and ceremonies
Children
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0170
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0175
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess, to Iemanjá, mãe d'agua. Photographs from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador)
Handwritten by Landes on versos:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0170 - "1. 3 "netos" of Sabina in presente; b4 her house, Sept. 11. Note rocks with washing."
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0175 - "2) 3 "netos' of Sabina, b4 her house at presente, Sept. 11."
Cite as:
Image ID #, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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September 11 Exhibit Comment Cards, 2002-2003

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Creator:
Education and Public Programs, Department of (NMAH, SI)
Physical description:
20.15 cu. ft. : 21 boxes
Type:
Questionnaires
Collection descriptions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2002
2002-2003
Topic:
Exhibitions
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Museum visitors
Local number:
2004.3043 (NMAH Acc.)
Notes:
The "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibition was on display at the National Museum of American History from September 11, 2002 until July 6, 2003. After it closed in Washington, the exhibition traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, for exhibit in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, September 11, 2003-January 4, 2004; it was then shown at the East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, January 31-April 25, 2004; and opened May 22, 2004 at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California
Summary:
Comment cards, on which museum visitors recorded their memories of the events of September 11, 2001, and their opinions on how their lives have changed as a result of those events. Comment cards have been made available in the exhibition hall in every venue for visitors to record their comments
Cite as:
September 11 Exhibit Comment Cards, 2002-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Janaina (Iemanjá) on her ship with attendant and roses to be offered as presente by Sabina], 1938 September 11

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Rites and ceremonies
Votive offerings
Dolls
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0176
Summary:
Offering of Sabina, Caboclo Candomble high priestess, to Janaina (also known as Iemanjá). Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "8. Janaina in her ship; one of her doll attendants shows; roses; x's offrd as presente by Sabina. Sept. 11."
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landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0176, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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The September 11 photo project / edited by Michael Feldschuh

September 11th photo project
Author:
Feldschuh, Michael
Physical description:
ix, 197 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Notes:
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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The American spirit : meeting the challenge of September 11 / [by the editors of Life]

Life : the American spirit
Author:
Time, inc
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Pictorial works
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Call number:
HV6432.7 A44 2002
Notes:
"Time, Inc. Specials"--Cover
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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One nation : America remembers September 11, 2001

America remembers September 11, 2001
Subject:
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Terrorism
Rescue work
Notes:
At head of title: Life
Contents:
Introduction / by Rudolph W. Giuliani -- Towering symbols -- An act of war -- Eyewitness -- "Bottomless Tuesday" / by Gordon Parks -- Aftermath -- A blow to America's heart -- In the land of the free -- Heroism large and small -- "Extravagant spirits" / by Maya Angelou -- Faces of Ground Zero -- Remembrance and reflection -- The new normal -- In memoriam -- Over there
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September 11 / [exhibition curated by] Peter Eleey ; with contributions by Alexander Dumbadze ... [et al.]

Author:
Eleey, Peter
Dumbadze, Alexander Blair 1973-
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Physical description:
248 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in art
Notes:
Published to accompany the exhibition held Sept. 11, 2011-Jan. 9, 2012
Contents:
A lollipop/two branches / Peter Eleey -- Severe clear / Robert Hullot-Kentor -- Spectacle and death / Alexander Dumbadze -- The crunch effect / Alexander Kluge -- The unspeakable and the unimaginable: word and image in a time of terror / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The State, the spectacle and September 11
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New York September 11 / by Magnum photographers ; introduction by David Halberstam

Author:
Halberstam, David
Magnum Photos, inc
Subject:
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
140 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2001
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Terrorism
Disasters
Rescue work
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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When evil struck America [electronic resource] : a time capsule of 10 historic days

September 11, 2001
Author:
Chicago Tribune (Firm)
Physical description:
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Electronic resources
Interactive multimedia
Date:
2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Call number:
HV6432 .W54 2002
Notes:
Title from disc label
Summary:
"This CD-ROM is a time capsule of that historic 10-day period that draws from the articles, photographs and graphics of the Chicago Tribune, with narration from the journalists who witnessed history."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Here is New York : a democracy of photographs / conceived and organized by Alice Rose George [et al.]

Democracy of photographs
Author:
George, Alice Rose 1944-
Physical description:
861 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 x 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Pilgrimage : looking at Ground Zero / photographs by Kevin Bubriski ; afterword by Richard B. Woodward

Author:
Bubriski, Kevin
Physical description:
95 p. : chiefly ill. ; 29 x 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Stepping through the ashes / [photographs by] Eugene Richards ; [interviews by] Janine Altongy

Author:
Altongy, Janine
Richards, Eugene
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Pictorial works
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Call number:
HV6432.7 .A48 2002
TR647.R514 A48 2002
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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