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Crevices in Minnewaski, N.Y.

Medium:
Glass
Object Name:
Slide
Type:
Slide
Date:
20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Frances Morris
Accession Number:
1945-201-152
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1945-201-152

Melvin Kranzberg Papers

Creator:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Names:
Society for the History of Technology  Search this
Extent:
140 Cubic feet (359 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Business records
Professional papers
Correspondence
Date:
1934 - 1988
Summary:
Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 140 cubic feet of material divided into nine series and housed in 359 document boxes. Several subseries remain organized in the original order as they were received. There has been no attempt by the archivist to rearrange them. Some folders did not have folder titles. The archivist has provided titles in those instances, and these folder titles have been put in brackets [] in the Container List. Melvin Kranzberg's personal activities from 1934 through 1968 are arranged chronologically in Series 4: PERSONAL ACTIVITIES, including his early education. Series 8: TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION is divided into two subseries and is comprised of teaching and administrative files compiled by Dr. Kranzberg during his forty years as a college professor.

Series 2: Correspondence between Kranzberg and numerous colleagues in the U.S. and abroad, 1949-1988. He was actively involved with technically oriented societies, U.S. government agencies, and SHOT. Since he also wrote a textbook and several encyclopedia articles, subjects range from business to academic to personal.

Kranzberg's role as a consultant and advisor is located in Series 1: CONSULTATION AND ADVISEMENT. This series is further divided into nine alphabetically arranged subseries. Kranzberg's many professional affiliations are arranged in Series 5: PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS. This series is comprised of eight alphabetically arranged subseries. Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE is also arranged alphabetically and contains much of Dr. Kranzberg's correspondence during the years 1949 to 1988. He was actively involved with a number of technically oriented societies, United States government agencies, and the Society for the History of Technology. Since he also wrote a textbook and several encyclopedia articles, the subjects represented range from business to academic to personal.

Series 7: RESEARCH SUBJECT FILES is arranged alphabetically and documents nearly forty years of research by Kranzberg on hundreds of diverse topics. The results of some of this research is available in Series 6: PUBLICATIONS, which is divided into eleven subseries and contains manuscripts, research, correspondence, outlines, and reprints of various Kranzberg essays and books. In addition, much of Kranzberg's research results were delivered in a verbal format. Series 3: LECTURESHIPS is divided into three subseries, and not only details lectures and speeches delivered by Melvin Kranzberg, but also those given by his colleagues, and those delivered at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for Professional Journalists, which he organized. Series 9: SPECIAL PROJECTS consists of materials relative to a number of projects of varying importance and duration, such as engineering and human values and ethics in an age of pervasive technology.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into nine series.

Series 1: Consultation and advisement, 1958-1987

Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1988

Series 3: Lectureships and speeches, 1951-1988

Series 4: Biographical, 1934-1963

Series 5: Professional affiliations, 1961-1988

Series 6: Publications, 1942-1968

Series 7: Research subject files, 1940-1978

Series 8: Teaching and administration, 1947-1988

Series 9: Special projects, 1951-1980
Historical:
Kranzberg's Six Laws

As reported in the July 1986 Issue of Technology and Culture, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 544-561, Kranzberg's Six Laws are listed as follows in the SHOT Presidential Address.

"These are not laws in the sense of commandments but rather a series of truisms deriving from a longtime immersion in the study of the development of technology and its interactions with sociocultural change." 1.. Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.(p.545); 2. Invention is the mother of necessity, (p.548) 3. Technology comes in packages, big and small, (p. 549); 4. Although technology might be a prime element in many public issues, nontechnical factors take precedence in technology-policy decisions, (p. 550); 5. All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant, (p. 553); 6. Technology is a very human activity—and so is the history of technology, (p. 557); 7."But if ours is truly a man-made world, I claim that mankind can re-make it. And in that remaking process, the history of technology can play a very important role in enabling us to meet the challenges besetting mankind now and in the future."
Biographical:
Melvin Kranzberg (born St. Louis, Mo.) received his A.B. from Amherst College (1938), and his M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1942) in modern European history from Harvard University. When World War II commenced, Dr. Kranzberg went, with an Amherst professor, Charles W. Cole, to work at the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D. C. At that same time, he enlisted in the Signal Corps Reserve. Since he was regarded as "educable," he was sent for electronics training at Catholic University, and then to Johns Hopkins for a three-year course in electrical engineering that was crammed into sixteen weeks. Instead of receiving a commission, he was sent to Philco Radio Laboratories in Philadelphia for another three-month crash course, this one in radar.

By the end of his course of study, however, the Signal Corps no longer needed officers and he was put in the infantry. After basic training, he was assigned to the Army's Specialized Training Program. His language skills enabled him to engage in an intensive three-month study of Turkish. Since invasion of Turkey was not likely, he then entered a language program in German. This led to appointment in Military Intelligence, where he was charged with interrogating German POWs, often on the front lines. That assignment lasted from about September 1944 through the Battle of the Bulge, until the German surrender. He received three Battle Stars, a Combat Infantry Badge, and a Bronze Star. He was awarded honorary doctorates of letters (Litt. D.) by New Jersey Institute of Technology and Northern Michigan University, doctorates of engineering (D. Eng.) by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Colorado School of Mines, and doctorates of humane letters (L.H.D.) by Denison University and Amherst College.

Dr. Kranzberg's major professional contribution has been the establishment of a new field of history: the history of technology. He was the principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), founding editor (1959-81) of its quarterly journal, Technology and Culture, and served as SHOT Secretary (1959-74) and President (1983-84). A cofounder of ICOHTEC (International Committee for the History of Technology, a Scientific Section of the International Union for the History Science [UNESCO], he served as its vice-president from its inception in 1968. When he retired from that post at ICOHTEC'S 17th International Symposium (Hamburg, 1989), he was elected honorary president for life. In 1979-1980 Dr. Kranzberg was national president of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (120,000 active members in 500 chapters and clubs). Over the years, he has been a Sigma Xi National Lecturer and has served on various committees of the honorary organization. He was Chairman (1966, 1979) of Section L (History and Philosophy of Science) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Chairman (1978-81) of the AAAS Committee on Science Engineering, and Public Policy. From 1977-1980, he chaired the Advisory Committees of the Policy Research and Analysis (PRA) and Science Resources Studies (SRS) Divisions of the National Science Foundation (NSF). An original member (1964) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's History Advisory Committee (Chairman, 1966-71, 1984-87), he also served on NASA's National Advisory Council (1984-87). In 1989, Dr. Kranzberg was elected to the newly founded Board of the National Association for Science, Technology, and Society (NASTS), an "umbrella organization for educators, scientists, engineers, public policy analysts, public interest groups, media, and individuals interested in the impact of scientific and technological development on society." At its 1992 Annual Technological Literacy Conference, Kranzberg was honored by being the initial recipient of a NASTS Honorary Lifetime Membership.

Other activities include: Vice-President, AAAS (1966); Chairman (1957-58), Humanistic-Social Division, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEEO; Vice-President (1959), Society for French Historical Studies; Trustee (1979-), Charles Babbage Foundation; and Chairman (1972-73), U.S. National Committee of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. He has served on the Technology Assessment Panel of the National Academy of Sciences and the NAS Committee on the Survey of Materials Science and Engineering, The National Research Council's Committee on the Education and Utilization of the Engineer, and various advisory committees of the National Academy of Engineering.

Kranzberg has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the following journals: Engineering Education; Science, Technology & Human Values; Knowledge in Society; History and Technology; and Research in Philosophy and Technology; and the "Inside Technology" book series of the MIT Press. In 1980, he coordinated the Course-by-Newspaper on "Energy and the Way We Live" with 400 newspapers and was awarded a $10,000 prize by the Academy for Educational Development. He was a TV commentator on the PBS "Connections" series and lectured throughout the world, including USIA tours to India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He has written or edited: The Siege of Paris, 1870-1871 (1950; reprinted 1970); 1848: A Turning Point? (1959, 14 printings); the two-volume

Technology in Western Civilization (1967; Japanese, 1976; Spanish, 1980); Technology and Culture: an Anthology (1972; Arabic, 1976; Spanish 1980); By the Sweat of Thy Brow: Work in the Western World (1975 [an alternate selection of the Fortune Book Club]; Italian, 1976); Technological Innovation: A Critical Review of Current Knowledge (1978); Energy and the Way We Live (1980); Ethics in an Age of Pervasive Technology (1980); Bridge to the Future: A Centennial Celebration of the Brooklyn Bridge (1984); Technological Education/Technological Style (1986); and Innovation at the Crossroads Between Science and Technology (1989). He is also the author of over 150 articles in encyclopedias, learned journals, and scholarly collections on topics in European history, engineering education, history of technology, science-technology policy, and science-technology-society interactions.

Dr. Kranzberg taught at Harvard, Stevens Institute of Technology, Amherst College, and Case Western Reserve University, where he established the first graduate program in the history of technology at an American university. From 1972 to 1988, he was Callaway Professor of the History of Technology at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is a member of the honorary societies Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Epsilon Pi Tau, and Phi Kappa Phi. His awards include: Leonardo da Vinci Medal, Society for the History of Technology (1968); Apollo Achievement Award, NASA (1969); Special Research Day Citation, Case Western Reserve University (1970); Special Recognition Award, American Industrial Arts Association (1978); and the Roe Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1980). Dr. Kranzberg was one of 100 Americans presented the State of Israel's Jabotinsky Centennial Medal (1980) for eminence in the sciences and letters, and was elected (1985) an Honorary Foreign Member of the Czechoslovak Society for the History of Science and Technology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1991, the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education presented him its Olmsted Award for "outstanding contributions to engineering education by bringing the humanities and technology together for the mutual benefit of both." In November 1991, the Society for Social Studies of Science (SSSS) and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) presented him the Bernal Award for "outstanding contributions to the social studies of science." At its 1994 meeting in Zaragoza, Spain, the prestigious International Academy of the History of Science elected Dr. Kranzberg to its membership.

The January-September 1976 issue (Vol. 12, Nos. 1-3) of Lex et Scientia (The International Journal of Law and Science) was devoted to Kranzberg's 1975 Mellon Lectures at Lehigh University, and the French Centre de Recherche sur la Culture Technique dedicated its June 1983 (No. 10) issue of Culture Technique to him. In 1985 The Society for the History of Technology and the MIT Press co-published John M. Staudenmaier's, Technology's Storytellers: Reweaving the Human Fabric as a "tribute" to him, and Lehigh University Press published (1989) Stephen H. Cutcliffe and Robert C. Post's, In Context; History and the History of Technology — Essays in Honor of Melvin Kranzbergr containing articles by major historians of technology. When Dr. Kranzberg became emeritus in June 1988, the Georgia Tech Foundation established the Melvin Kranzberg Professorship in the History of Technology. The first occupant of this chair was Dr. Bruce Sinclair, former head of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto and a former student of Dr. Kranzberg. Dr. Melvin Kranzberg married tLouise Lester Clark.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Georgia Institute of Technology, through Dr. Melvin Kranzberg, August 24, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Collection stored off-site. Contact repository for details.
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:
Technology -- Societies, etc. -- 1930-1990  Search this
Educators -- 1930-1990  Search this
Technology -- History -- 1930-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Professional papers -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1940-1990
Citation:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0266
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0266

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Zoo Vets: Fangs, Flippers and Tusks (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.41 cu. ft. (0.41 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-610, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 12-610
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-610

The Wyeths: A Man and his Family, 46:30 minutes

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-610, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-610-refidd1e1697

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Topic:
100 Years of Natural History (Television program)
Aerial America (Television series)
Amazing Plants (Television program)
America's Lost Submarine (Television program)
America Wild and Wacky (Television series)
Asteroid Trackers (Television program)
Baby Planet (Television series)
Battle for the Atlantic (Television series)
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Cromwell: God's Executioner (Television series)
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Hittites (Television program)
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Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins (Television program)
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Panda Breeding Diary (Television program)
Parthenon "Roadsworth" (Television program)
Raven Tales (Television series)
Running with Wolves (Television program)
Seed Hunters (Television program)
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Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
South Sea Pearls (Television program)
Stealth: Flying Invisible (Television program)
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Tattoo Odyssey (Television program)
The Real Story (Television series)
The Re-Inventors (Television series)
The Rivals (Television program)
The Roman Invasion of Britain (Television series)
The Sword (Television series)
Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin (Television program)
Undersea Edens (Television series)
Zoo Vets: Claws, Paws, and Fins (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.46 cu. ft. (0.46 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2009-2010
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.

Series and programs include "100 Years of Natural History;" "Aerial America;" "Amazing Plants;" "America's Lost Submarine;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "Asteroid Trackers;" "Baby Planet;" "Battle for the Atlantic;" "Concorde: Flying Supersonic;" "Cromwell: God's Executioner;" "Electrified: The Guitar Revolution;" "Gallipoli;" "Hindenburg: The Untold Story;" "Hittites;" "Hydrotech;" "Inside the Music;" "Japanese Bow: Built to Kill;" "Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins;" "Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Best Friends;" "Panda Breeding Diary;" "Parthenon 'Roadsworth';" "Raven Tales;" "Running with Wolves;" "Seed Hunters;" "Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4;" "Smithsonian Spotlight;" "South Sea Pearls;" "Stealth: Flying Invisible;" "System Crash;" "Tattoo Odyssey;" "The Real Story;" "The Re-Inventors;" "The Rivals;" "The Roman Invasion of Britain;" "The Sword;" "Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin;" "Undersea Edens;" and "Zoo Vets: Claws, Paws, and Fins."
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
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Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-188, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 12-188
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-188

Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins, 46:30 minutes

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-188, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-188-refidd1e903

Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Best Friends, 46:30 minutes

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-188, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-188-refidd1e915

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Zoo Vets (Television program)
Smithsonian Welcome Video (Video recording : 2008)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
1.25 cu. ft. (1.25 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2007-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Series and programs include "Aerial America" "All Dolled Up;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "America's Greatest Monuments;" "America's Hangar;" "America's Treasures;" "America's Yellowstone;" "Animal Winter Games;" "Animals Aloft;" "Apocalypse: The Second World War;" "Arlington: Call to Honor;" "Baby New at the Zoo;" "Batwomen of Panama;" "Shark Therapy;" "The Big Blue;" "Bomb, Bullets, and Fraud;" "Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise;" "cELLAbration Live! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins;" "China's Forbidden City;" "Critter Quest!;" "Cutting Loose;" "The D'Autremont Train Robbery;" "The Da Vinci Detective;" "Day of the Kamikaze;" "Decoding Christianity;" "Designing Dogs;" "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden;" "Eyewitness Kamikaze;" "Flying with Condors;" "Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story;" "Ghost Cat: Saving the Clouded Leopard;" "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut;" "The Golden Age of Zeppelins;" "Goodwood: Race Car Legends;" "Hidden Armor, Found Treasures;" "History in HD;" "Hover Racers: Flying on Air;" "In Search of Santa Claus;" "Insect Microcosm;" "Into the Frozen Abyss;" "The Leeper Mail Bomb;" "Legend of the Crystal Skull;" "Legendary Coins of the Smithsonian;" "Light at the Edge of the World;" "Lives that Changed the World;" "Loose at the Zoo;" "The Lost Gods;" "Making the Monkees;" "The Men Who Brought the Dawn;" "Nature Tech;" "Nick Baker's Weird Creatures;" "Pandas in the Wild;" "Play On, John: A Life in Music;" "Picturing the President: George Washington;" "Picturing the Presidents;" " Portrait of Artistic Genius: Katsushika Hokusai;" "The Real Story;" "Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25;" "Saving Treasures;" "SciQ;" "The Sculpture Diaries;" "Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef;" "Sky View;" "Smithsonian Spotlight;" "Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution;" "Smithsonian's Weirdest;" "Soul of a People: Writing America's Story;" "Stonehenge Deciphered;" "Stories from the Vaults;" "Street Monkeys;" "The Supercar Story;" "The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice;" "Thunderheads;" "Tiger Tales;" "Timewatch: D-Day: The True Story of Omaha;" "Timewatch: The Rebel Pharaoh's Lost City;" "Tomb Detectives;" "Unbelievable Flying Objects;" "The Ultimate Gun Room;" "Unleashed: A Dogumentary;" "The Vampire Princess;" "Wanted: Anaconda;" "When Pigs Fly;" "White House Revealed;" "Wings of Honor;" "A Woman Among Wolves;" "World's Finest Cars: The Insider's Guide;" "World's Smallest Planes;" "Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways;" "Zambezi;" and "Zoo Vets." Also included is the visitor welcome video created for the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. Materials are in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums and television  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Nature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-011, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 11-011
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-011

The Men Who Brought the Dawn, 46:30 minutes; 2008

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-011, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-011-refidd1e1400

Smithsonian Spotlight: Lincoln's Men, Show Code: X08015.18, 26:30 minutes

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-011, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-011-refidd1e2313

Samuel Bourne Photograph: Nautch Bungalow Shalimar

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image, 24 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir, India)
India -- Kashmir -- Dal Lake
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of a nautch bungalow at the Shalimar Garden, Srinagar, India, circa 1860s. With two men next to a pool of water. Signed "Bourne 806" in black ink on bottom right of image. "Nautch Bungalow Shalimar" is inscribed on the board beneath the photograph.
Arrangement:
Organized in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
The Shalimar Gardens were built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r.1605-27) for his wife Mehrunissa, called Nur Jahan, in 1616. The gardens were the inspiration for other gardens of the same name, notably the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan. A simple translation of nautch is "dance" or "dancing". The nautch bungalow was likely a residence for the young girls known as "Nautch girls", who performed one of several styles of popular dance known as Nautch. The performance of Nautch rose to prominence during the later period of Mughal Empire, gradually expanding outside the confines of the Imperial Courts.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.07
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Shalimar Garden (Srinagar, India)  Search this
Gardens -- India  Search this
Gardens, Mogul  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-07
Online Media:

Samuel Bourne Photograph: Mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach, Agra

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Names:
Ghiyas Beg, Mirza, d. 1627  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microform
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach (Agra, India), circa 1860s. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1233" in the lower left corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, located in Agra, India. An important official of the Mughal empire. Ghiyas Beg served as the chief treasurer during the rule of Emperor Jahangir, and was given the title I'timād-ud-Daulah (i.e. Etmad-Dowlach), or Pillar of the State. The tomb, which is considered an architectural predecessor of the Taj Mahal, was commissioned by Nur Jahan, Ghiyas Beg's daughter and the wife of Jahangir.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.08
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.08
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-08
Online Media:

Aleutian Islands Bentwood Hats (4 of 9): Delores Gregory

Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-05T20:06:30Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
YouTube Channel:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-gX4Cf6kurs

Aleutian Islands Bentwood Hats (1 of 9): Introduction

Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-05T18:42:53Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
YouTube Channel:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_URTQfw8KEMU

Aleutian Islands Bentwood Hats (5 of 9): Timothy Shangin

Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-05T20:16:02Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
YouTube Channel:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_aHBN0y9jUZE

Nature Brain: How can bacteria help farmers?

Creator:
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-14T13:10:44Z
Topic:
Animal health;Environmental Sciences;Coastal ecology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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SmithsonianSERC
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianSERC
Data Source:
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_kC_2ye6x8Oc

Michael Jordan: A Re-evaluation

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-18T20:06:13Z
Topic:
Education  Search this
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
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SmithsonianEdLab
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEdLab
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_ms9KkvqC6FY

Aleutian Islands Bentwood Hats (3 of 9): Mike Livingston

Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-05T19:42:42Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
YouTube Channel:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vQCIZVEh76Y

#APeoplesJourney - A Nation's Story

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-28T13:00:21Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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WatchNMAAHC
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wUuSYpW4ZIo

Kaypi Perú 1: Traditional Music and Dance

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-10T19:10:04Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_55ObSreW_OA

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