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Henry Draper's Research Notebook

Maker:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 16.2 cm x 2.86 cm; 7 7/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in
Object Name:
manuscript
Place made:
United States: New York, Hastings-on-Hudson
Date made:
1872-1876
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
1985.0359.01
Accession number:
1985.0359
Catalog number:
1985.0359.01
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-df1e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1184510

Micrometer

Maker:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 3/4 in x 16 1/4 in x 11 in; 40.005 cm x 41.275 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
micrometer
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1870
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.322304
Catalog number:
322304
Accession number:
247805
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3b34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183752
Online Media:

Micrometer

Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
overall: 18 5/16 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 in; 46.51375 cm x 34.29 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Micrometer
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
around 1871
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.335216
Accession number:
315390
Catalog number:
335216
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-415a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183779
Online Media:

Solar Spectrum

Maker:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 28 in x 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 71.12 cm x .635 cm
overall: 71 cm x 14 cm x .8 cm; 27 15/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 5/16 in
Object Name:
photograph, spectrum
photograph
Date made:
1876
Subject:
Science  Search this
Credit Line:
John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
ID Number:
PH.333976
Accession number:
304826
Catalog number:
333976
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3713-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183955

Photograph of the Moon

Associated person:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 76.2 cm x 64 cm x 3 cm; 30 in x 25 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 30 in x 25 in x 1 1/4 in; 76.2 cm x 63.5 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Photograph of the Moon
Date made:
1863
ID Number:
PH.325762
Catalog number:
325762
Accession number:
257195
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-491b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1187581

Telescope

Maker:
Ritchey, George Willis  Search this
Measurements:
aperture: 24 in; 60.96 cm
skeleton tube: 7 ft; 2.1336 m
Object Name:
telescope
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Williams Bay
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Credit Line:
Yerkes Observatory
ID Number:
PH.328000
Accession number:
270028
Catalog number:
328000
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-151f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687360

Equilateral Prism

Maker:
Hilger, Adam  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 51 cm x 5.24 cm x 5.24 cm; 20 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
average spatial: 51 cm x 5.24 cm x 5.24 cm; 20 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
overall: 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 5.23875 cm x 5.23875 cm x 5.23875 cm
Object Name:
equilateral prism
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London, City of London
Associated place:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated dates:
1915 05 14 / 1915 05 14
ID Number:
PH.314847
Accession number:
58310
Catalog number:
314847
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-43dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1077082
Online Media:

Astronomical pictures and animations [computer file] = Images et animations astronomiques

Title:
Images et animations astronomiques
Astronomical pictures = Images astronomiques
Images astronomiques
Type:
Computer files
Pictorial works
Electronic information resources
Date:
1999
1999-
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Call number:
QB68
Electronic Resource QB68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596719

George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Carruthers, George R.  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lectures
Videotapes
Slides
Date:
1996-02-22
Summary:
This video history consists of original, master and reference videos documenting a children's lecture program by George R. Carruthers, a physicist and inventor. Carruthers invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM).
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documenting Dr. George Carruthers. Dr. Carruthers discusses his invention, the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM), as well his background, and experience working with the space program.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: 1) Original Videos; 2) Master Videos; 3) Reference Videos.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. George Carruthers was born in 1939 and grew up in Milford, Ohio and Chicago's South Side. Carruthers received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1961, M.S. Physics in 1962, and his Ph.D in aeronautical and astronomical engineering in 1964. After receiving his Ph.D in 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Space Science Division where he is now Senior Astrophysicist. Along with William Conway, another scientist, Carruthers developed the lunar surface ultraviolet camera and spectrograph used on the moon by Apollo 16 in 1972. The camera was used to take ultraviolet pictures of the Earth during the Apollo 16 space mission. It was the first camera to take pictures of the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere and to show that hydrogen exists in outer space.
Provenance:
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on February 22, 1996. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original videos are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Space photography  Search this
Physics -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Cameras -- 20th century  Search this
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astrophysics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautics in astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomical photography -- 20th century  Search this
Aeronautics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautical instruments -- 20th century  Search this
Ultraviolet spectrometry  Search this
Spectrography -- 20th century  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lectures -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Slides
Citation:
George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation, February 22, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0597
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George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0597
Online Media:

Illustration, Stellar Photography

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4690]
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_391445

Corona of the Sun During Solar Eclipse

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
Undated
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4691]
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 Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391446

Portrait of Henry Draper (1837-1882)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Draper, Henry 1837-1882  Search this
Physical description:
Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1876
Before 1876
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27A_123]
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 Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403679
Online Media:

Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings, 1975-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department  Search this
Physical description:
121.67 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1975
1975-2000
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
X-ray astronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01203
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings 1975-2000 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250516

"Photography-Astronomical Photography"

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Issued by The Mentor Association, Inc., Written by Paul L. Anderson; location unknown
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Photography, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Photography
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Photography / 6: Related Publications / 6.1: Articles from Journals and Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-photography-ref802

Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection

Donor:
Schmidling, David, Dr.  Search this
Author:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Photographs
Lecture notes
Date:
1846-1884
Summary:
The collection documents Lewis M. Rutherfurd's work related to astronomy.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes two papers by Rutherfurd published in the American Journal of Science, lecture notes apparently used by Rutherfurd in teaching, and two letters from Benjamin A. Gould, an astronomer and close friend of Rutherfurd's, as well as a draft letter of Rutherfurd to the editors of the American Journal of Science and Art. Most of the collection is comprised of notebooks and loose notes in which Rutherfurd recorded his observations, calculations and designs relating to his professional activities. Two bound notebooks record observations of stars, planets and comets by telescope in 1846-1849 and 1859-1861. Other papers loose and less formally recorded on astronomical observations and the design and calibration of cameras and spectroscopes used by Rutherfurd, cover the period 1858-1874. A number of photographs of the moon and other subjects related to his work are also included.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892), a native of New York, was a member of a prominent family and financially independent enough to permit his pursuit of scientific interests. After graduation from Williams College he practiced law for 10 years before devoting himself to amateur astronomy. Rutherfurd designed and made his own instruments for photography and spectroscopy in astronomical observations, often only demonstrating their capabilities before making them available to other scientists. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and numerous professional societies, Rutherfurd was awarded the Rumford Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1874 for his "improvements in the processes and methods of Astronomical Photography."
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dr. David Schmidling, November 13, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Telescopes -- 19th century  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Photographs -- Moon -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Lecture notes
Citation:
Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection, 1846-1884, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Dr. David Schmidling.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0364
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Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0364

Contract Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department  Search this
Extent:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1978-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, one set optimized for low energies (LETG) and the other for high energies (HETG). The records track in detail the steps and methods involved in the creation of the AXAF as well as document the discussions between scientists, administrators, and outside contractors. Organizations and companies involved include Eastman Kodak Company; TRW Inc., Space and Technology Group; Hughes Danbury Optical Systems; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research; Ball Corporation; HTS Design Engineering; Computer Sciences Corporation; Schaeffer Magnetics, Inc.; and Composite Optics, Inc. Materials include correspondence, memorandum, reports, spreadsheets, and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Research  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research and development contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-063, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Central Engineering Department, Contract Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-063
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Contract Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-063

Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department  Search this
Extent:
70.19 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (67.19 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1984-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Assignment/Support Requests. For projects funded through the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the mechanism for formally requesting engineering support is to submit a form called an "Assignment/Support Request" (ASR). An ASR functions both as an internal purchase order for engineering services, and as a planning document for engineering management. It serves the SAO Controller's Office as a funds obligation document, and the project Principal Investigator or Program Manager as a vehicle both for describing the engineering support required, and for negotiating specific staff assignments and project schedules with the Engineering Manager.

In addition to the ASR materials there are schematics and drawings of NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory (formerly the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility or AXAF) and the High Resolution Camera (HRC) developed for it. Both the AXAF and HRC were projects SAO worked on. For related materials please see Accessions 05-007 and 06-075. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Engineering  Search this
X-ray astronomy  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-075, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department, Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings
Identifier:
Accession 05-075
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Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-075

Website Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Aesthetics and Astronomy" website maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as it existed on October 29, 2012. The Aesthetics and Astronomy project studies the perception of multi-wavelength astronomical imagery and the effects of the scientific and artistic choices in processing astronomical data. The website documents the project and its preliminary finding. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is jointly administered by the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astronomy in art  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-176, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-176
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-176

Website Records

Topic:
Aesthetics and Astronomy (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Aesthetics and Astronomy" website maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as it existed on June 1, 2015. The Aesthetics and Astronomy project studies the perception of multi-wavelength astronomical imagery and the effects of the scientific and artistic choices in processing astronomical data. The website documents the project and its preliminary finding. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is jointly administered by the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astronomy in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-259
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-259

Website Records

Topic:
Aesthetics and Astronomy (Website)
LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as they existed on August 22, 2018. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is jointly administered by the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

The "Aesthetics and Astronomy" website documents a project of the same name which studies the perception of multi-wavelength astronomical imagery and the effects of the scientific and artistic choices in processing astronomical data. The website documents the project and its findings.

"LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb" is an open-source international exhibition program that showcases the incredible variety of light-based science being researched today across the electromagnetic spectrum, across scientific disciplines, and across technological platforms. The Chandra X-ray Observatory and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are jointly leading the program in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union for the International Year of Light 2015. The website includes information about the program and about creating or hosting an exhibition as well as an image collection.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astronomy in art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Photonics  Search this
International Year of Light, 2015  Search this
X-ray telescopes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-184, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-184
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-184

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