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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 9.3 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; 8 mm films; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Her personal papers consist mainly of correspondence and memorabilia from the 1930's through the 1960's. The primary focus of the professional papers is the years 1937 to 1945, the time which Ya-Ching was conducting her Good Will tour of the United States. The information in this section is in the form or correspondence, newspaper clippings, event pamphlets and flyers, publications, itineraries, and corporate papers. These items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.

There are various conservation concerns in this collection. Most of the papers were buried for a number of years prior to being donated. There are many photographs which have adhered to each other, many papers are torn with information missing and there is significant mildew damage to both paper and photographs. These items have been removed from the collection until they receive conservation treatment.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, Accession 2008-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
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George Henry Mills Collection

Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Extent:
13.39 Cubic feet (24 legal document boxes; 7 flatboxes)
14.95 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1930-1949
Summary:
The George Henry Mills Collection was donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1994 by Mills' daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mills Head.
Scope and Contents:
The George Henry Mills Collection consists of 14.59 cubic feet (14.47 linear feet) of material collected from his naval career, 1918-1948. A large part of the collection is made up of records of Mills' service during World War II as the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's airship formations. The collection also includes records of his service as an official Navy observer aboard the German rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Of particular interest are records of the period before and immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II: the pre-war build-up of the Navy's LTA program, the "Neutrality Patrols" as the Navy fought an undeclared war against Germany, and of the harrowing early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic as German U-boats roamed the eastern coast of the United States. Mills maintained an extensive correspondence with many of the leading figures of LTA: Charles E. Rosendahl, Garland Fulton, and Scott E. Peck --their letters provide a unique picture of the Navy LTA program during its most active and successful period.

The collection also includes numerous technical reports on aspects of LTA flight, training material, photographs, clippings and articles on LTA.
Arrangement note:
The George H. Mills Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Naval career of George H. Mills

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General LTA Papers

Series IV: General Naval Papers

Series V: Publications, Articles, Clippings

Series VI: Lectures, Speeches, Papers

Series VII: Miscellaneous Papers

Series VIII: Photographs

Series IX: Scrapbooks; Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
George Henry Mills (1895-1975), Naval officer and airship aviator, was a member of the U.S. Navy's inner circle of advocates of lighter than air (LTA) flight. Mills was born on August 5, 1895 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the son of John Craton Mills and Nora Poole Mills. He attended Bingham Military School in Asheville, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Mills graduated from the Academy in June, 1918 and served in various fleet and shore assignments (a chronology of Mills' naval service will be found in the notes to Series I on page 2). He married Leonore Wickersham of Corning, NY in 1923; their daughter, Georgia Lee Mills, was born in 1928.

Mills was assigned to LTA training at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1931. He completed his training in 1932 and served in the Navy's LTA fleet through the 1930's. Mills flew as an observer on board the Graf Zeppelin in 1934 and on the Hindenburg in 1936. In 1935, Mills survived the crash of the USS Macon off the California coast. Mills returned to Lakehurst, serving there in various assignments; he was made commanding officer of NAS Lakehurst in January, 1940.

At Lakehurst, Mills organized blimp patrols as part of the Navy's Neutrality Patrol and helped coordinate the Navy's rapid buildup of the LTA program. When Airship Patrol Group One was formed in January 1942, Mills was named commanding officer; in December 1942 he commanded Airship Wing Thirty. In July 1943, Mills was assigned as the commander of Fleet Airships, Atlantic - the chief of the Navy's LTA forces in the Atlantic Theater. George Mills was promoted to the rank of Commodore in November 1943.

In 1945, Mills returned to sea as the captain of the troopship USS Hermitage. Before retirement from the Navy in 1949, Mills served as the chief of the Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE) at NAS Lakehurst.

After leaving the Navy, Mills settled in North Carolina and worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and later for the National Securities and Research Corporation. Mills served one term in the North Carolina State Legislature from 1950 to 1952. George H. Mills died on October 24, 1975, the same day as his longtime LTA colleague and friend, Garland Fulton, whose papers are also part of the collections of the National Air and Space Archives. They were buried on the same day in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chronology:
Chronology of George H. Mills' Naval Service

1914 -- June 14 - Entered U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1918 -- June 6 - Graduated from the Academy, Class of 1919; commissioned Ensign, USN September 21 - Service aboard USS New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)(Temporary)

1920 -- June 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant (JG)

1922 -- First LTA flight as gunnery spotter on captive balloon on USS New Mexico June 3 - Promotion to Lieutenant

1923 -- September 25 - Assigned as personal aide to RADM George W. Williams, Commandant, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC June 20 - Assigned as divisions communication officer on staff of VADM Henry A. Wiley, Battleship Division, Battle Fleet

1929 -- June 5 -Assistant gunnery officer and senior watch officer, USS Pensacola

1924 -- August 5 - Served as aide and flag secretary to RADM Williams as Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Served on USS Concord, USS Dobbin, USS Whitney

1925 -- September - Continued as aide when RADM Williams was relieved by RADM Noble E. Irwin

1931 -- June 1 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst for LTA instruction. Training flights on free and captive balloons and on airships Los Angeles (ZR-3), Akron (ZRS-4), J-3, J-4, K-1 and ZMC-2

1932 -- June 16 - Finished LTA training; designated naval aviator, lighter-than-air, # 3925

1927 -- June 30 - Officer-in-charge, naval recruiting for North and South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

1933 -- September 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander

1934 -- May 14 - Ordered on temporary duty as naval observer on the Graf Zeppelin. Made three round trips aboard the Graf Zeppelin between Friedrichshafen and cities in South America August 9 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as Operations Officer October 14 - Ordered to NAS Sunnyvale (later NAS Moffett Field) as tactical officer, pilot and navigational watch on USS Macon (ZRS-4)

1935 -- February 12 - USS Macon crashes off Point Sur, California. Mills is rescued after three hours in the water April 15 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as operations and mooring officer

1936 -- November 4 - Ordered to Newport News for fitting out USS Yorktown August - Naval observer aboard Hindenburg on round trip flights between Lakehurst and Frankfort, Germany

1937 -- September 30 – Assigned as gunnery officer, USS Yorktown September 12 – October 2 - Training in chemical warfare at Gas Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1939 -- July 1 - Promotion to Commander June – Assigned as executive officer, NAS Lakehurst

1940 -- January 15 - Appointed commanding officer, NAS Lakehurst

1941 -- July - Temporary duty, Airship Board, Washington

1942 -- December 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airship Wing Thirty June 17 - Promotion to Captain January 2 - Appointed Commander, Airship Patrol Group One

1943 -- November 5 - Promotion to Commodore July 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airships, Atlantic

1945 -- July 23 - Awarded Legion of Merit July 10 - Appointed captain, USS Hermitage (AP-54). Reverts to rank of captain

1946 -- August 5 - Appointed commander, NAS Moffett Field

1947 -- September 26 - Appointed chief, Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE)

1949 -- June 30 - Retirement from U.S. Navy

Abbreviations

ADM -- Admiral

ASW -- Anti-submarine warfare

ATC -- Air Transport Command

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics (US Navy)

CDR -- Commander

CNATE -- Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command

Cong -- Congress

GHM -- George Henry Mills

LTA -- Lighter than air flight

MAD -- Magnetic anomaly detector (often found as magnetic airborne detector)

NACA -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS -- Naval Air Station

NATS -- Naval Air Transport Service

ND -- No date

RADM -- Rear admiral

RN -- Royal Navy

Sess -- Session

VADM -- Vice Admiral

WPA -- Works Project Authority

ZNP -- Patrol airship

ZP -- Airship squadron
Provenance:
Georgia M. Head, Gift, 1994, 1994-0022, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Airships  Search this
Antisubmarine aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0022
See more items in:
George Henry Mills Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0022
Additional Online Media:

Map, "Great Falls (Maryland Side) of the Potomac River"

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Survey drawings  Search this
Maps  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4245]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390379

Survey for Saint Jerome Oyster Cultural and Experimental Station

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Saint Mary's County (Md.)
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Fishery research stations  Search this
Fish hatcheries  Search this
Survey drawings  Search this
Maps  Search this
Oyster culture  Search this
Oyster hatcheries  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4257]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390388

Survey of U.S. Fishery Reserve at McCloud River Salmon Station, California

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Fishery research stations  Search this
Fish hatcheries  Search this
Survey drawings  Search this
Maps  Search this
McCloud River (Calif.)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4258]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390389

Publications, 1976-2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Maps
Videotapes
Artifacts
Date:
1976
1976-2013
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-031
See more items in:
Publications 1959, 1973-2014 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398755

Exhibition Records, 2002-2008

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Beauty in Service to Science: The Panoramas of Charles D. Walcott (Online exhibition)  Search this
Beauty in Service to Science: The Panoramas of Charles D. Walcott (Exhibition) (2004 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Date:
2002
2002-2008
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Photography, Panoramic  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-631
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1990-2008 [Smithsonian Institution Archives]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361843

Administrative Records, 1979-1998

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Subject:
Robertson, D. Ross (David Ross) 1946-  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute San Blas Field Station  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Maps
Sketches
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Place:
Kuna Yala (Panama)
San Blas Coast (Panama)
Date:
1979
1979-1998
Topic:
Biological stations  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Research institutes  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-012
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1959-2005 [Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361499

Research Records, 1981-1983

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Subject:
Hubbell, Stephen P. 1942-  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Center for Tropical Forest Science  Search this
Physical description:
2.9 cu. ft. (5 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Maps
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1981
1981-1983
Topic:
Biological stations  Search this
Forest ecology  Search this
Research institutes  Search this
Research  Search this
Forest dynamics  Search this
Forest mapping  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-025
See more items in:
Research Records 1966-1987 [Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361502

Correspondence, 1935-1973

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Subject:
Chace, Fenner Albert  Search this
Wilson, Mildred S  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Marine Invertebrates b  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Zoology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Arctic Health Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Maps
Illustrations
Date:
1935
1935-1973
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-073
See more items in:
Correspondence 1826-1849, 1896, 1916, 1928, 1935-2018, and undated [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Invertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361523

Publications, 1959, 1973-2014

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Uniform title:
The Info Special (Serial)  Search this
The Castle and Beyond (Serial)  Search this
Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution (Serial)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Physical description:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973
1973-2014
1959, 1973-2014
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-034
See more items in:
Publications 1959, 1973-2014 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363882

Correspondence, 1896, 1916, 1944, 1960-2013

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Subject:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
12.25 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Serials (publications)
Electronic records
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Scientific illustrations
Maps
Sketches
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Glass negatives
Date:
1896
1896-2013
1896, 1916, 1944, 1960-2013
Topic:
Giant squids  Search this
Cephalopoda  Search this
Research  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-101
See more items in:
Correspondence 1826-1849, 1896, 1916, 1928, 1935-2018, and undated [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Invertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367008

Warren M. Robbins Papers, circa 1927-2009

Creator:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Uniform title:
African Art in American Collections (Monograph). 1966  Search this
African Art in American Collections (Monograph). 1989  Search this
Subject:
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Barnes, Ernie 1938-2009  Search this
Bellow, Saul  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Mondrian, Piet 1872-1944  Search this
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Shahn, Ben 1898-1969  Search this
Toledano, Roulhac  Search this
Fried, Otto 1922-  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster) 1895-1983  Search this
Gilot, Françoise 1921-  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I (Samuel Ichiyé) 1906-1992  Search this
Howard, Frances Humphrey  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Foreign Service  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
University of New Hampshire  Search this
Center for Cross Cultural Communication  Search this
Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication  Search this
A Nigerian Showcase (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Art Playing Cards: 52 Paintings by Harold Jerome (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Art in Motion (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Art in Washington Collections (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Art: The de Havenon Collection (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Miniatures: Traditional Sculpture from the Hersey Collection (Exhibition) (1967: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Sculpture at Princeton University (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Style: Art of Zaire (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Weaving and Traditional Dress (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Animals in African Art (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Animals in African Art (Exhibition) (2000: Salisbury, M.D.)  Search this
Art from Zaire: 100 Masterpieces from the National Collections (Exhibition) (1975-1976: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art of Nigeria (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bamana Figurative Sculpture: A Human Ideal in African Art (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ben Shahn on Human Rights (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
Contemporary African Paintings and Graphics (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Nigerian Pottery (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Tapestries from Senegal (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Five Afro-American Artists (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Five Nineteenth Century Afro-American Artists (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Forms and Influences of African Art (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Images of Ancestors: Ties That Bind (Exhibition) (1995: Charlottesville, V.A.)  Search this
Life . . . Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Out of the Ordinary: Domestic and Ritual Furnishings from Africa (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Salute to Sierra Leone (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Secular and Religious Art of Ethiopia (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tapestries from Lesotho (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The African Heritage (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Art of Cameroon (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
The Art of Henry O. Tanner (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Beauty of the Ghetto (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Great Beautiful Black Women Collection (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Heritage of African Art (Exhibtion) (1967: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Image of the Black in Western Art (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
The Impact of African Sculpture on Modern Art (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Language of African Art (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Language of Art in Traditional African Life (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
The Meaning of African Art (Exhibition) (1967: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Sculptor's Eye: The African Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Chaim Gross (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
The Stranger Among Us (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Useful Arts of Kenya (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditional African Art from the Peabody Museum, Harvard University (Exhibition) (1966: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditional African Sculpture (Exhibition) (1964: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditional Costumes and Jewelry in Africa (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditional Costumes and Jewelry in Egypt (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditional Sculpture from Upper Volta (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditonal Art of the Nigerian Peoples (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Traditonal and Contemporary Crafts from Botswana (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of 2000 Years (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tribute to Africa: The Photography and the Collection of Eliot Elisofon (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Weaving Magic: Traditional African Textiles (Exhibition) (1998: Savannah, G.A.)  Search this
Physical description:
83.1 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Floor plans
Maps
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Glass negatives
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Place:
Cameroon
Date:
1927
1927-2009
circa 1927-2009
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Communication  Search this
Cultural relations  Search this
Kom (African people)  Search this
Museum attendance  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Semantics  Search this
Afo-A-Kom (Statue)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-001
Restrictions & Rights:
Series 9 - Smithsonian Conflict, 1982-2002 restricted for 5 years from the date of transfer, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 09/13/2010 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309956

Administrative Records, 1959-1990

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Subject:
Alba, Georgina A. de  Search this
Jackson, Jeremy B. C. 1942-  Search this
Rubinoff, Roberta W  Search this
Rubinoff, Ira 1938-  Search this
Robertson, D. Ross (David Ross) 1946-  Search this
Autoridad del Canal de Panamá  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Date:
1959
1959-1990
Topic:
Biological stations  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Islands  Search this
Laboratories--Design and construction  Search this
Marine laboratories  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Research  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-060
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1959-2005 [Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293044

Charles D. Walcott Collection, 1826-1916

Creator:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Physical description:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Maps
Date:
1826
1826-1916
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-166
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293063

Correspondence, 1956-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Uniform title:
This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics (Map)  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Simkin, Tom  Search this
Sitnik, Marsha E  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Petrology and Volcanology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Exhibits Committee  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Glacial Geology Hall  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Hall of Mineralogy and Meteorites  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Physical Geology Hall  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Isles  Search this
Our Changing Land (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Picture postcards
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Galapagos Islands
Skye, Island of (Scotland)
Date:
1956
1956-2004
Topic:
Cartography  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Earthquakes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Plate tectonics  Search this
Publications  Search this
Research  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Volcanology  Search this
Volcanologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1936-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299057

Bugfest Records, 1995-2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Subject:
O. Orkin Insect Zoo  Search this
Bugfest (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic images
Compact discs
Sketches
Maps
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
1995
1995-2005
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-191
See more items in:
Bugfest Records 1995-2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_302295

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, 1969-2002

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs  Search this
Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado  Search this
Physical description:
19.5 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Brazil
Reserva Biolg̤ica de Biológica das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1969
1969-2002
Topic:
Animal pedigrees  Search this
Budget  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Golden lion tamarin  Search this
Non-governmental organizations  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Wildlife reintroduction  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology--Research  Search this
Zoology--Study and teaching  Search this
Zoos--Administration  Search this
Zoos--Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-217
See more items in:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305134

Miscellaneous Photographs, Negatives, Maps, and Drawings, 1867-1993, undated

Uniform title:
Smithsonian contributions to knowledge  Search this
Subject:
Delafield, Richard 1798-1873  Search this
Willis, Bailey 1857-1949  Search this
Michals, Duane  Search this
Pumpelly, Raphael 1837-1923  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Plates (illustrations)
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
China
Mongolia
Japan
Date:
1867
1867-1993
1867-1993, undated
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-100
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259459

Electronic Outreach Program Records, 1991-2003

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Natural Partners  Search this
Physical description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Maps
Architectural drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1991
1991-2003
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-004
See more items in:
Electronic Outreach Program Records 1991-2003 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Natural Partners]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_268365

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