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Publicity Files, 1955-2015

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Communications and Marketing  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
15 cu. ft. processed holdings
31.32 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Pamphlets
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color negatives
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Electronic records
Digital images
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Videotapes
Artifacts
Books
Date:
1955
1955-2015
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Special events  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00679
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Publicity Files 1955-2015 [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Communications and Marketing]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218134

Administrative Records, 1967-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Information Resource Management  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Information Technology  Search this
Physical description:
14.50 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Date:
1967
1967-2016
Topic:
Information technology  Search this
Information resources management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00400
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Administrative Records 1967-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_224246

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
9.69 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1992-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Work and Industry, and when that Division was known as the Division of the History of Technology. Also includes the records of Kathleen M. Kendrick, Project Curator and Research Assistant; and Lynn Chase, Project Manager for the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. The records document the following exhibitions of which some were proposed but never opened: West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918, The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, American Legacies, Treasures of American History, Spirit of America, and Explore American History. Materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries and fundraising information; contracts and agreements; press releases; loan information and object lists; meeting agendas and minutes; articles; floor plans and design drawings; education and programming information; lecture papers; exhibition brochures; progress reports; book project information; photographs; and research material. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Technology -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-064, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-064
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-064

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Color photographs
Electronic records
Date:
2000-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Paul Forsythe Johnston, Curator; Paula J. Johnson, Curator; and Michael Harrison, Project Historian, documenting the planning and development of On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, a companion exhibition to the America on the Move exhibition at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; planning and design information; budget summaries; scripts; image and object lists; fundraising information; installation photographs; articles; publicity publications and brochures; and floor plans. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Navigation -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Color photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-221, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-221
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-221

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Electronic records
Date:
1976-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Pete Daniel, Curator, and document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Work and Industry, and during the years when that Division was known as the Division of Industry and Technology, the Division of the History of Technology, and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Materials includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; lecture papers; research proposals; collection planning and loan information; agreements; meeting agendas; photographs; professional society information; newspaper clippings; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 5/8/1997 memorandum, Johnstone to Langley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Agriculture -- History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-058, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-058
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-058

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications  Search this
Extent:
5.07 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic images
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Electronic records
Date:
2001-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of David Kite Allison and document his role as Project Director for the National Museum of American History exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, graphic illustrations, and installation photographs; budget summaries; reports; loan agreements; meeting minutes; evaluations; design submittals; and promotional information.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Military history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic images
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-180, National Museum of American History. Information Technology and Communications, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-180
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-180

Correspondence, 1965-2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
Physical description:
28 cu. ft. processed holdings
4.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1965
1965-2018
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00705
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Correspondence 1965-2018 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219834

Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Landsat satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-13
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform  Search this
Extent:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Date:
1960-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the planning for and creation of the exhibition Vote: The Machinery of Democracy at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, which opened in July 2004, traced the evolution of voting techniques and suffrage issues in America over the past two centuries. Materials include Bird's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal, script, design drawings, and floor plans; budget summaries; object lists; loan information; press releases; election memorabilia; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Politics and culture  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Voting  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-130, National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-130
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-130

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Social History  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1986-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, documenting the exhibitions Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s and American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989. Materials include correspondence and memoranda with individuals, professional organizations, universities, businesses, and museums; notes; exhibition proposals, scripts, installation floor plan, and design information; articles and newspaper clippings; production books; specimen listings; photographs of exhibition opening; budget summaries; and survey information. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Television  Search this
Painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Brochures
Compact discs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-069, National Museum of American History. Division of Social History, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-069
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-069

Exhibition Records

Topic:
Holidays on Display (Monograph : 2007)
America's Doll House: The Miniature World of Faith Bradford (Monograph : 2010)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Books
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1985-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his planning for and creation of the exhibitions Holidays on Display and The Miniature World of Faith Bradford at the National Museum of American History. Holidays on Display, which closed in 2010, examined the art, industry and history of commercial holiday display that enchanted the American public from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Miniature World of Faith Bradford, which opened in 2009, examines the life of Faith Bradford (1880-1970) and the miniature dollhouse furniture she collected and eventually donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1949. Bird authored books for both exhibitions, Holidays on Display (2007) and America's Doll House: The Miniature World of Faith Bradford (2010), which are documented in these records.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal; scripts; floor plans and design drawings; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; loan information; press releases; visitor comments; production photographs, negatives, and slides; exhibition books; object lists; interview transcripts; and meeting agendas. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Christmas show windows  Search this
Dollhouses  Search this
Miniature furniture  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Books
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-554, National Museum of American History. Division of Political History, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-554
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-554

Project Files, 1976-2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Physical description:
7.35 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Maps
Drawings
Ephemera
Architectural drawings
Videodiscs
Pamphlets
Manuscripts
Brochures
Electronic records
Floor plans
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Color transparencies
Date:
1976
1976-2012
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01089
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Project Files 1976-2012 [Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230128

Videohistory Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Posters
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1969-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ray Kondratas, Curator, Division of Medical Sciences, in his work researching and conducting interviews for the Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The videohistories produced by Kondratas covered such topics as DNA sequencing; Acuson ultrasound machines; fluorescence activated cell sorting instrumentation; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; diagnostic imaging technology; and the project to sequence the smallpox virus genome. Also included is an interview with Vsevold Kuravcev, regarding his work in nuclear magnetic resonance. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; research notes; biography files; proposals; transcripts; audio and video recordings; images; brochures; posters; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Nucleotide sequence  Search this
DNA  Search this
Ultrasonic imaging  Search this
Flow cytometry  Search this
Polymerase chain reaction  Search this
Diagnostic imaging  Search this
Smallpox  Search this
Nuclear magnetic resonance  Search this
Scientists -- Interviews  Search this
Medicine -- History  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Posters
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-046, National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences, Videohistory Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-046
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Videohistory Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-046

Website Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2016-2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Twitter posts, known as tweets, using the hashtag #Smithsgiving. This hashtag was used by units across the Smithsonian Institution for informative as well as playful Thanksgiving-themed tweets. Tweets using this hashtag, both by the museum and by the general public, were exported into a spreadsheet between November 17, 2016, and October 10, 2017. The results from a search of Twitter on the hashtag were crawled on November 30, 2016. Some instances of the #Smithsgiving hashtag are unrelated to the Smithsonian. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Online social networks  Search this
Social media  Search this
Thanksgiving Day  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-228, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-228
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-228

Program/Project Records, 1994-2017

Creator:
Lemelson Center  Search this
Subject:
Lemelson Center Innovative Lives Program  Search this
Inventing for the Environment (Symposium) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital images
Drawings
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1994
1994-2017
Topic:
Technological innovations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-100
See more items in:
Program/Project Records 1989-2017 [Lemelson Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398526

Exhibition Records, 1996, 2001-2003

Creator:
Lemelson Center  Search this
Subject:
Nobel, Alfred Bernhard 1833-1896  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Invention at Play (Exhibition) (2002-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Digital images
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Color negatives
Date:
2001
2001-2003
1996, 2001-2003
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Technology  Search this
Adulthood  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Children  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-101
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1993-2009, 2014 [Lemelson Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398527

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Transcripts
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1981-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Susan Ostroff, Museum Specialist, documenting her exhibition activities in the Division of Cultural History and, prior to joining that Division, as museum specialist in the Collections Support Office at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Ostroff participated in exhibition planning teams and at times either served as research assistant or project manager for exhibitions at NMAH. Also represented in these records are Division of Cultural History curators Richard E. Ahlborn and Charles McGovern, who, before that Division was created, were curators in the Division of Community Life. Documented are the following exhibitions, some of which are proposals: Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads; Spirit of America; American Voices: Music at the Smithsonian which was presented by Discover Card and accompanied the traveling America's Smithsonian exhibition; This is your Childhood, Charlie Brown: Children and American Culture, 1948-1968; 1848: New Border, New Nation; American Encounters; A Community between Two Worlds: Arab Americans in Greater Detroit; The Segesser Hide Paintings; The American Experience: Contemporary Immigrant Artists; and How We Discover.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; floor plans; photographs, negatives, and slides; loan information; brochures; press releases; fund raising information; collection policies; audiotapes and videotapes; contractual agreements; interview transcripts; clippings; and reports. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 10/9/2012 memorandum, Johnstone to Rogers; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Music -- History  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Transcripts
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-007, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-007
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-007

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Date:
1945, 1960-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of flag files created and maintained by the Division of Home and Community Life. The flag files consist of research and documentation of the various versions of the United States flag as well as textile examinations of flags conducted by curators. Staff represented included Katherine Dirks, associate curator; Rita J. Adrosko, curator; and Grace Rogers Cooper, curator. Some of the materials date from when staff was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History, the Division of Social History, and the Division of Textiles. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, textile analysis records, drawings, reports, images, textile samples, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Box 2 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 08/13/2012 memorandum, Toda to Winkle; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Flags  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-372, National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-372
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-372
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Exhibition Records, 1920-2008

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hawkins, Elliott  Search this
Liebhold, Peter  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
29.64 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Posters
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videodiscs
Compact discs
Date:
1920
1920-2008
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00239
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1920-2008 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_260653

Website Records, 2004

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Subject:
Mekong Lifeways: The Stories of Six Communities (On-line exhibition)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Place:
Vietnam
Date:
2004
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-175
See more items in:
Website Records 2004-2018 [Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259024

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