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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 668 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 12: Secretary's Files, 1983 / Box 668
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 694 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 13: Secretary's Files, 1984 / Box 694
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 722 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 13: Secretary's Files, 1984 / Box 722
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 510 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 8: Secretary's Files, 1979 / Box 510
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 552 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 9: Secretary's Files, 1980 / Box 552
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 589 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 10: Secretary's Files, 1981 / Box 589
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 626 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 11: Secretary's Files, 1982 / Box 626
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Folder 16 National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 331 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 4: Secretary's Files, 1975 / Box 331
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Folder 1 National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 380 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 5: Secretary's Files, 1976 / Box 380
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 424 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 6: Secretary's Files, 1977 / Box 424
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National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 467 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 7: Secretary's Files, 1978 / Box 467
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Folder 1 Proposals/NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 1: Secretary's Files, 1972 / Box 11
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Folder 1 National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 276 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 3: Secretary's Files, 1974 / Box 276
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Folder 2 National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 65 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Series 1: Secretary's Files, 1972 / Box 65
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Records

Topic:
Smithsonian scientific series
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
167.20 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (324 document boxes) (10 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Maps
Books
Color transparencies
Brochures
Date:
1949-1964
Descriptive Entry:
These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian Institution's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much more effort in promoting cultural and artistic activities.

Bureaus and offices which were created or underwent substantial change during this period, and which are represented here, include the United States National Museum; the Museum of Natural History; the Museum of History and Technology; the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; the National Cultural Center, now the John F. Kennedy Center; the Bureau of American Ethnology; the National Portrait Gallery; the National Collection of Fine Arts; the National Zoological Park; the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Subject headings appearing in these records include: the Arctic Research Laboratory; the Armed Forces Museum and the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; the earth satellite program; the Canal Zone Biological Area, now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; the Smithsonian's centennial; modernization of Smithsonian exhibits; the Link Foundation; the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum; the National Gallery of Art; the Research Corporation; the Century 21 Exposition, Seattle, 1962; the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange; and the Smithsonian Scientific Series.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Maps
Books
Color transparencies
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 50
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Defense Department, Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics, 1955

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 232 of 321
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records / Series 2: ALPHABETICAL: GOVERNMENT DIVISIONS / Box 232
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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 1950-1953

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 88 of 321
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records / Series 1: ALPHABETICAL: GENERAL / Box 88
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NAM Aircraft & Aeronautics, 1957-1962

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 93 of 321
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records / Series 1: ALPHABETICAL: GENERAL / Box 93
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Records

Topic:
Smithsonian scientific series
North American Wildflowers
World is yours (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
78.77 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Maps
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Langley Medal  Search this
Radiation  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Maps
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 46
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Untitled

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The predecessor of NASA, the Committee was in part based on work performed by the Smithsonian at its Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory before World War I. The Secretary of the Institution was an ex officio member of its board.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records / Series 1: General Correspondence, 1925-1949 / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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