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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanetary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanley Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humanitarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

Correspondence (Folder 3 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September - October 1982
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1454

Correspondence (Folder 2 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
November - December 1982
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1455

Correspondence (Folder 3 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
November - December 1982
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1456

Correspondence (Folder 1 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
November - December 1982
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref91

Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks

Creator:
Kilbourne, Elaine Margretta, 1923-2014  Search this
Names:
American Chemical Society  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Linear feet (1 box, scrapbooks, certificates, photographs, )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Certificates
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1924-2014
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1924-1992, documents the career of high school chemistry teacher, Elaine Margretta Kilbourne (1923-2014). Materials include three scrapbooks compiled by Ms. Kilbourne and two folders, which contain aspects of her personal life, photographs, awards, correspondence, and a 2014 tribute booklet created by her former student, Ysabel L. Lightner to commemorate her passing.
Content Description:
This collection of Elaine Margarette Kilbourne Scrapbooks (1923-2014) and documents measure 6 linear feet and dates from 1924 to 2014 with the bulk of material dating from 1924 to 1992. Included are three scrapbooks and two folders that contain aspects of her personal life, photographs,awards,and correspondence. The first scrapbook dates from 1924 to 2014 with the bulk of materials dating from 1924 to 1992 and includes snapshots and studio portraits of Ms. Kilbourne and her family. There are images of graduation, prom, and vacation, and snapshots of family gatherings. Also present are records relating to her education, including her high school diploma from Eastside High School, Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair Teachers College in New Jersey, and her Columbia University's Masters of Arts degree. Also present are photographs with her husband Charles Kilbourne, Ms. Kilbourne in the classroom, and snapshots with former students after her retirement. The scrapbook features correspondence from various public schools and students. Certificates and awards are present as well.

The second scrapbook dates from 1955 to 1966 and contain mostly correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, and samples of her U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Administration chemistry projects. Photographs in the book document Ms. Kilbourne's tenure at Anacostia High School.

The third scrapbook dates from 1966 to 1967 and documents Ms. Kilbourne's professional achievements including being one of six national recipients of the American Chemical Society's James Bryant Conan Award for High School Chemistry teaching. Letters of congratulations from the Smithsonian Institution, General Electric, and Du Pont Company are included in the book, in addition to clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia.
Biographical Note:
Elaine Margretta Kilbourne, was born January 14, 1923, and grew up in Patterson, New Jersey, one of two children of Max and Emily Stecher. She graduated from Eastside High School in 1940, received her B.A. in Physical Sciences from Montclair State Teachers College in 1944 and completed a M.A. degree in Student Personnel Administration at Columbia University in 1947. Her marriage to Charles Kilbourne ended in divorce.

Ms. Kilbourne taught chemistry at Anacostia High School in Washington, DC from 1948 to 1968. Throughout her long and distinguished career, she earned a local and national reputation for excellence in her teaching methods. In 1955, she received a special award from the Chemical Society of Washington for her excellence in teaching. In 1958 and 1963, Ms. Kilbourne received Principal Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching by the District of Columbia. The American Chemical Society recognized her contribution to the STEM field with numerous awards, including receiving the Second District James Bryant Conan Award in High School Chemistry Teaching.

While serving as Science Education Specialist for the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Ms. Kilbourne created a series of national curricula for high school chemistry seniors. She also worked as a Teaching Associate in the chemistry department at the University of Maryland, and for the National Science Foundation's summer program for chemistry teachers.

Her passion for teaching students led to an appointment at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland where she taught for 16 years until her retirement. Throughout her long career, Ms. Kilbourne found inspiration in the "intrinsic challenge [of teaching chemistry] and the enthusiasm of the students—above all, witnessing their later successes in life." Elaine Margretta Kilbourne passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria, VA., on June 14, 2014.
Provenance:
Donated by Guy A. Toscano in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Women chemists -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence)
Citation:
Elaine M. Kilboroune Scrapbooks, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Guy A.Toscano.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-105
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Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-105
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Letter to Dr. Homer W. Carhart

Collection Creator:
Kilbourne, Elaine Margretta, 1923-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Elaine M. Kilboroune Scrapbooks, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Guy A.Toscano.
See more items in:
Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks
Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks / Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbook 3, 1966-1967
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-105-ref104

Percival Bryan collection

Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993  Search this
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956  Search this
Extent:
5.94 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Autograph albums
Memorabilia
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1932-1993
bulk 1942-1980
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1932 to 1993 and measures 5.94 linear feet, documents the career and personal life of Washington, DC cabdriver Percival Bryan. The collection is comprised of an autobiography, autograph books, citations, correspondence, memorabilia, photographic prints, and printed materials.
Arrangement note:
The papers are organized into five series. The Photographs series has been further arranged into subseries. The contents of each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically. There are oversize materials in the Biographical and Photographs series. The series and subseries are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Autobiographical

Series 2: Biographical

Series 3: Autograph albums

Series 4 Memorabilia

Series 5: Photographs

Subseries 5.1: Portraits

Subseries 5.2: Bryans and friends

Subseries 5.3: Special events

Subseries 5.4: Social groups

Subseries 5.5: Travel and recreation

Subseries 5.6: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in Galena, St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, Percival Bryan (1906-1996) came to the United States in 1924 as a stowaway in search of adventure and opportunity. He settled in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involved himself with various social and civic organizations, and was instrumental in forming the Caribbean American Inter-cultural Organization. He worked as a White House butler under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Harry S. Truman (1884--972), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). Bryan also served as a chauffer for Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (1870-1956) before becoming a cab driver. An autograph collector, Mr. Bryan collected over 100,000 signatures of notable individuals.
Separated Materials note:
Three-dimensional items located in the objects collection.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Taxicab drivers  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Autograph albums
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-001
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Percival Bryan collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-001
Online Media:

Federation of the West Indies, 1959

Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
See more items in:
Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / Subseres 5.4: Social groups
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref40

Couple standing in front of cake holding cocktails

Creator:
McDougall, R. (photographer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (8 x 10 inches)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 24
Culture:
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Couples  Search this
Candles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.6: Miscellaneous / Miscellaneous, 1942-1950, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref670

Display of stamps, books, and photographs

Creator:
McDougall, R. (photographer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (10 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Displays  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Books  Search this
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.6: Miscellaneous / Miscellaneous, 1942-1950, undated
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref671

Federation of the West Indies first annual dance

Creator:
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (10 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1959 May 21
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Dances  Search this
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / Subseres 5.4: Social groups / Federation of the West Indies, 1959
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref672

Federation of the West Indies members

Creator:
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bryan, Percival  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (10 x 8 inches)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Portraits, Groups  Search this
Women  Search this
Collection Citation:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke.
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Percival Bryan collection
Percival Bryan collection / Series 5: Photographs / Subseres 5.4: Social groups / Federation of the West Indies, 1959
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-001-ref673

Records, 1971-1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Hughes, Phillip S. 1917-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1971
1971-1984
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000392
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Budget Records 1962-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Chronologic Files 1980-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216959

Records, circa 1992-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Constance Berry 1935-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1992
1992-1996
circa 1992-1996
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-097
See more items in:
Correspondence 1963-1996 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Budget Records 1962-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251828

Records, 1989-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Constance Berry 1935-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Investment Policy Committee  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1989
1989-1996
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-064
See more items in:
Chronologic Files 1980-1995 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Budget Records 1962-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251891

Records, 1970-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Subject:
Lowe, Felix C  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1970
1970-1992
Topic:
Museum publications  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252228

Administrative Records, 1979-2004

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Books (Publisher)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-2004
Topic:
Electronic publishing  Search this
Scholarly publishing  Search this
University press publications  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-077
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1967-2004 [Smithsonian Institution Press]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_256406

Publications, 1994-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Date:
1994
1994-2001
Topic:
Art calendars  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-102
See more items in:
Publications 1847-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258949

Administrative Records, 1967-1999

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Books (Publisher)  Search this
Physical description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Style manuals
Clippings
Date:
1967
1967-1999
Topic:
Electronic publishing  Search this
Scholarly publishing  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Printing  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-126
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1967-2004 [Smithsonian Institution Press]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258968

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