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Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96); Museums, SI, Smithsonian Institution, Facilities, South Shed. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165535
Summary:
Full left side view of a Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley Aerodrome No. 5 during tests, prior to the most successful flight made on May 6th 1896, differing from the final form of rudder, lack of cowl, engine and propeller.
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Smithsonian Institution Staff Meeting

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Unknown
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
True, Webster Prentiss b. 1892
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) b. 1878
Gilmore, Charles W
Hrdlička, Aleš
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958
Harrington, John Peabody
Dorsey, Nicholas W
Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
Foshag, William F
Chapin, Edward Albert
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
Mann, William M. 1886-1960
Bryant, Herbert S
Gunnell, Leonard C
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
Corbin, William L
Johnston, Mr
Judd, Neil Merton
Hill, James H
Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972
Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975
Miller, Gerrit S., Jr
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966
Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
Lewton, Frederick L
Mitman, Carl W
Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1939
Topic:
Krieger, Herbert W
Maxon, W. R
Secretaries
Secretariats
Management--Museums
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Museum curators
Standard number:
33719 or MNH-33719
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See also Neg. # 1437 (same SIA location) and Neg. # 94-12562 (SIA RU7005 B186 F4) for other copies of this same image.
Summary:
Photograph of the meeting of Smithsonian Institution staff on February 14, 1939, to discuss proposed exhibits in the Main Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," and the 100th anniversary celebration. The staff is seen here meeting over lunch. Present are: John Ellerton Lodge, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Webster P. True, William L. Corbin, Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Charles Greeley Abbot, Johnston, Neil M. Judd, Ruel P. Tolman, Julian H. Steward, Charles W. Gilmore, Frank M. Setzler, H. W. Krieger, James H. Hill, Aleš Hrdlička, H. B. Collins, Jr., John R. Swanton, John P. Harrington, Gerrit S. Miller, Jr., Nicholas W. Dorsey, Austin H. Clark, Herbert Friedmann, Leonhard Stejneger, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., Leonard P. Schultz, Frederick L. Lewton, W. R. Maxon, W. F. Foshag, Carl W. Mitman, Edward A. Chapin, Frank A. Taylor, Charles E. Resser, William M. Mann, Herbert S. Bryant, Leonard C. Gunnell.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 22
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: Cloisters

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Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
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2009-11-02T17:51:17.000Z
Topic:
Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: Cloisters
Description:
Originally, open walkways patterned after medieval cloisters ran along the north sides of both the West Range and East Range. Smithsonian planner Robert Dale Owen believed the cloister was appropriate for the free public college that he hoped the Smithsonian Institution would become. But the open cloisters proved impractical and were closed with the installation of windows shortly after building's construction. In the 1870s, sculpture was moved into the cloisters from the West Range's central space to make room for ethnological exhibits primarily focused on North American Indians.
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Langley, Samuel Pierpont. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165500
Summary:
Formal half-length seated portrait photo (three-quarter view, left shoulder turned towards camera) of Samuel P. Langley.
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Langley, Samuel Pierpont. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
Circa 1895
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-A-10689
Summary:
Sitting portrait photo of Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley, Third Secretary of the Smithsonian Instutition, with his head resting on his right arm that is propped up on the chair.
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: National Zoo Beginnings

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2009-11-02T17:53:56.000Z
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: National Zoo Beginnings
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The Smithsonian's National Zoo had its modest beginnings in the south yard of the Castle. A collection of live animals was assembled for taxidermists to study while preserving and posing specimens for the natural history exhibits of the National Museum, then housed in the Castle. By 1887, several thousand people a day visited the small exhibit, which consisted of a bear, four deer, several birds of prey, and a pair of bison from the American West.
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Renwick

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2009-11-02T18:41:47.000Z
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Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Renwick
Description:
Architect James Renwick, Jr. was twenty-eight years old when he won the design competition for the Smithsonian Institution Building. Renwick submitted two of the thirteen entries. Not formally trained as an architect, Renwick graduated from Columbia University and worked as an engineer for the Erie railway and as an assistant engineer on the Croton aqueduct before he won a competition in 1843 to design Grace Church in New York City. After his work on the Castle, Renwick went on to design a number of significant buildings, including the original building for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Great Hall

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2009-10-29T20:00:18.000Z
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Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Great Hall
Description:
Since the Castle first opened to the public, the Great Hall has welcomed legions of visitors to the Smithsonian Institution. The hall initially served as the National Museum and displayed natural history specimens and replicas, such as this one of a hadrosaurus. Because of the large crowds drawn by the exhibits and a growing need for more collections space, a building to house the United States National Museum was constructed next door to the Castle. Now named the Arts and Industries Building, it opened in 1881 with many of the natural history exhibits on view that had been moved from the Great Hall. The Smithsonian's continued growth resulted in the creation, in 1911, of the new National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. All natural history collections were moved there, and the upper galleries in the Castle's main hall (now known as the "Great Hall"), where curators had worked, were demolished. The hall was refitted to hold a library, exhibits, and special events, such as the 1927 Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution. Since the 1940s, exhibits in the Great Hall have described the ever-growing list of Smithsonian museums and research programs. The hall you see today - a postmodern interpretation of Victorian decor - dates from the 1980s, when the Great Hall was renovated to better serve as an enhanced Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center.
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1 min 33 sec
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Smithson

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2009-11-02T17:18:17.000Z
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Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Smithson
Description:
James Smithson's legacy to the United States created the world's largest museum and research complex, yet he never visited this country during his lifetime. Almost as mysterious as his motives and intentions for the institution he founded was the man himself. The story of James Smithson's life is sketchy, but it is known that he was born in 1765, the illegitimate son of Hugh Smithson and Elizabeth Macie. After he earned a master of arts degree from Pembroke College, Oxford, he embarked on a life of scientific research, ultimately publishing 27 papers on chemistry, geology, and mineralogy. His topics ranged from a chemical analysis of calamines to an improved method of making coffee. James Smithson died in Genoa, Italy, in 1829, and the wealth he had inherited from his mother passed to his nephew. Because his nephew died without heirs, the estate went to the U.S. government, as Smithson had specified in his will. When the Genoa cemetery was to be relocated in 1904, Alexander Graham Bell, then a Regent of the Smithsonian, traveled to Italy to retrieve Smithson's remains and bring them here to rest, in a room specially reconfigured in the building where the Smithsonian Institution had its beginning.
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1 min 19 sec
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: Renwick Model

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Smithsonian Institution
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Youtube videos
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2009-11-02T23:31:38.000Z
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Museum administration
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Education
Video Title:
Smithsonian Institution Castle: Renwick Model
Description:
This original model of the Castle was found here in an upstairs attic sometime in the late 1960s or early 70s. The medieval revival building style was chosen for the building because it was associated with the architecture of English colleges, and education was - and remains - at the heart of the Smithsonian mission. The style was also thought to express the practical, flexible, independent American character. Medieval forms and details from different periods, such as double pointed-arch windows within a single rounded-headed arch, were combined for the picturesque effect popular at the time. Adding to the picturesque or visually pleasing quality are the building's asymmetry, underscored by the nine towers - all different - and the red sandstone facade. To cut costs, the main part of the building was reduced from three to two stories and one 12-story front tower out of the two originally proposed was eliminated between the creation of the model and the building's construction.
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1 min 3 sec
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Commons

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2009-11-02T17:08:27.000Z
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Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Commons
Description:
The grand, well-lit Commons resembles the chapels of English academic architecture, but the space was always intended for secular use. The room, known as the West Wing for most of its history, has seen many other uses since its initial service as a library. In 1871, one of the earliest meetings of the National Academy of Sciences was held here. Mineralogical specimens, exhibits from the 1876 Centennial Exposition, and marine invertebrate specimens all found a home at one time or another in this space before the entire west end and main hall were closed for renovation from 1914 to 1916. When the Commons reopened to the public, graphic arts exhibits were on view there. Those exhibits were transferred, in 1963, to the Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, Behring Center. In subsequent decades, a restaurant was housed in the Commons. Today, the exhibits in this room provide a sampler of objects from Smithsonian collections.
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1 min 3 sec
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: Schermer Hall

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2009-11-02T17:02:46.000Z
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Museum administration
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: Schermer Hall
Description:
Rooms in the Castle have changed in form, function and name over the years. During the fireproofing of the West Range, the Gothic-style columns were replaced. The new Romanesque architectural interpretation is evident in the columns and capitals in Schermer Hall dating from the 1880s, a time when the Aesthetic style, which favored plain materials and surfaces, emerged. The Aesthetic style was a reaction to the perceived opulence and over-ornamentation of the Rococo Revival style popular in the decorative arts of the time. The west end of the building includes the West Range, re-named Schermer Hall in the mid-1990s, and the Commons beyond it. Planners envisioned the entire west end as an art gallery, which accounts for the high ceilings and abundant natural light in both Schermer Hall and the Commons. The plan for an art gallery in the west end of the building, however, was never realized. Instead, the spaces were used as a reading room and a library, which was installed in the Commons. After the library holdings were transferred to the Library of Congress in 1866, the rooms were converted into exhibition halls. Over the more than 100 years that followed, a variety of exhibits were on view in those rooms. From the 1960s on, the space now known as Schermer Hall has served primarily as a communal gathering space. It was named Schermer Hall in recognition of Lloyd G. and Betty A. Schermer, who established an endowment in 1994 through the Smithsonian Fund for the Future, and are founding members of the Smithsonian Legacy Society. Lloyd Schermer is an honorary member and past chair of the Smithsonian National Board. The Smithsonian Institution is a public/private partnership that relies heavily on the generous support of individuals, corporations and foundations. The membership desk in the Great Hall can assist you in understanding how you, too, can support America's museum.
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Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96). [photograph]

Photographer:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
5/20/1895
Topic:
Airplanes
Aeronautics
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-A-12502
Summary:
Aerodrome Number 5. Photographed May 20, 1895.
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About the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Collections

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2013-08-22T17:19:44.000Z
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About the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Collections
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Learn about the Smithsonian Institution Archives' collections. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has 38,000 cubic feet of collections documenting the history of this extraordinary Institution. From its inception in 1846 to the present, the records of the history of the Institution—its people, its programs, its research, and its stories—have been gathered, organized, and disseminated so that everyone can learn about the Smithsonian. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of American history, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding.
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About the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Services

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2013-08-22T17:22:07.000Z
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About the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Services
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Learn about the services that the Smithsonian Institution Archives provides. The Archives answers close to 6,000 reference requests per year and provides access to its more than 20,000 collection guides, digitized images, documents, and publications online.
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1 min 56 sec
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Website Launch

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2011-09-12T00:10:23.000Z
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Website Launch
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The Smithsonian Institution Archives announces the launch of its new website (http://siarchives.si.edu), with new features and improved access to collections. First launched in 1995, the website has been redesigned to maximize public access to the Archives' rich collections that document the history of the Smithsonian and illuminate its catalytic role in research and education in the arts, world cultures, American history, and scientific research.
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4 min 49 sec
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Installation of the Twelfth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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2009-01-29T20:35:19.000Z
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2013-08-27T14:17:10.000Z
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Installation of the Twelfth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
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G. Wayne Clough is installed as the twelfth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States and Chancellor, Smithsonian Institution. Musical Prelude The Smithsonian Chamber Players Presentation of the Colors Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, Military District of Washington National Anthem Mr. Manuel Melendez International Liaison, Smithsonian Institution Welcome Remarks Mr. Roger W. Sant Chair, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Presentation of the Smithsonian Mace Smithsonian Honor Guard Academic Procession Welcomes and Felicitations Native American Honoring Welcome Mr. Clayton Old Elk (Crow) On behalf of the Smithsonian Volunteers Ms. Donna DeCorleto Volunteer Information Specialist and Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer On behalf of the Smithsonian Scholars Dr. Franklin Odo Director, Asian Pacific American Program On behalf of the Smithsonian Staff Officer Darryl King Museum Protection Officer, National Air and Space Museum On behalf of the Scholarly Community Dr. Charles M. Vest President, National Academy of Engineering On behalf of the Board of Regents Ms. Patricia Q. Stonesifer Chair-elect and Vice Chair, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents The Honorable Thad Cochran Member, United States Senate Regent, Smithsonian Institution Installation The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice of the United States Chancellor, Smithsonian Institution Remarks Dr. G. Wayne Clough Twelfth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Closing Remarks Mr. Roger W. Sant Chair, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
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Third Annual Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Public Forum

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2010-09-20T21:22:37.000Z
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2013-08-27T14:17:07.000Z
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452
Video Title:
Third Annual Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Public Forum
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The Smithsonian Board of Regents consists of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, three members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and nine citizens. Join the Board for its third annual public forum.
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Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165506
Summary:
Three-quarter right front view of Langley Aerodrome No 5 hanging suspended from room beams of Langley's workshop at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., circa 1895-1896. [Cropped version of SI A-12600.]
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Madeleine Albright talks about her pins on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution

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2010-06-18T18:49:01.000Z
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Video Title:
Madeleine Albright talks about her pins on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution
Description:
"Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" features more than 200 pins, many of which former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wore to communicate messages during her diplomatic tenure. The exhibit examines the collection for its historic significance and the expressive power of jewelry and its ability to communicate through a style and language of its own. On view June 18 -- October 11, 2010 Smithsonian Castle Washington, D.C. http://www.si.edu/exhibitions/read-my-pins/
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