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Interview with the Expert: Carla Dove

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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Podcast
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video/x-m4v
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Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
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Bird Detective with Carla Dove

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2016-05-18T14:40:22.000Z
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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Meet Smithsonian Ornithologist Sahas Barve

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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Bird Extinctions with Helen James

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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A nomenclature of colors for naturalists and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists by Robert Ridgway ; with ten colored plates and seven plates of outline illustrations

Author:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86835864 http://viaf.org/viaf/20058990  Search this
Former owner:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79139635 http://viaf.org/viaf/71481605  Search this
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89125972 http://viaf.org/viaf/59144220  Search this
Miller, Gerrit S (Gerrit Smith) 1869-1956 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr00030371 http://viaf.org/viaf/69005583  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84009229 http://viaf.org/viaf/69311211  Search this
Inscriber:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ins DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86835864 http://viaf.org/viaf/20058990  Search this
Physical description:
129 pages, XVII leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Terminology
Date:
1886
Topic:
Birds--Anatomy  Search this
Birds--Color  Search this
Color in nature  Search this
Color  Search this
Colors  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithology--Terminology  Search this
Watercolor painting--Technique  Search this
Zoological specimens  Search this
Call number:
QL45 .R54 1886
QL767 .R54 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272608

Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers

Creator:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Names:
Carlson, John F., 1874-1945  Search this
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1884-1962  Search this
Davidson, Florence Lucius, d. 1962  Search this
Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952  Search this
Frankl, Walter  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Howard, Lila  Search this
Johnson, Grace Mott, 1882-1967  Search this
Kuhn, Vera, d. 1961  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Riley, Mary G., 1883-1939  Search this
Simonson, Lee, 1888-  Search this
Sterling, Lindsey, 1876-1931  Search this
Wright, Alice Morgan, 1881-1975  Search this
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1833-1980
bulk 1900-1980
Summary:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and his wife and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1900 to 1980), and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage and their friendships with many notable artists in the New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. The papers of Dasburg (6 linear feet) and Johnson (2.8 linear feet) include biographical materials; extensive correspondence with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, and Ward Lockwood; writings by Dasburg, Johnson, and others; scattered legal, financial, and business records; clippings; exhibition materials; numerous photographs of Johnson and Dasburg, friends, family, and artwork; and original artwork, including two sketchbooks by Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1900 to 1980, and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection is divided into the papers of Andrew Dasburg (6 linear feet) and the papers of Grace Mott Johnson (2.8 linear feet), and documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage, and friendships with many notable artists in New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. Found are scattered biographical, legal, and financial materials. Extensive correspondence (particularly in Dasburg's papers) is with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, Vera Spier Kuhn, and Ward Lockwood. Dasburg's papers also include letters to Johnson and his two later wives.

Johnson's correspondence is also with numerous artist friends and others, including John F. and Margaret Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Jo Davidson, Florence Lucius, Walter Frankl, Lila Wheelock Howard, Henry Lee McFee, Mary Riley, Lee Simonson, Lindsey Morris Sterling, Alice Morgan Wright, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Vera Spier Kuhn. Letters to her son Alfred are quite detailed and revealing. Writings are by Dasburg, Johnson, and others. Johnson's writings include a very brief diary and her poetry. Writings by others are about the Taos and New Mexico art communities. Printed materials about both artists include clippings and exhibition catalogs. There are numerous photographs of Dasburg and Johnson, individually and together, and with friends and family. Of note are a group photograph of Birge Harrison's art class in Woodstock, New York, which includes Johnson and Dasburg, and a photograph of Dasburg with friends Konrad Cramer and John Reed. Dasburg's papers also include snapshots of Florence Lucius, Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, Frieda and D. H. Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Original artwork by the two artists include two sketchbooks by Johnson and three prints and two drawings by Dasburg.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series of each artist's papers:

Series 1: Andrew Dasburg Papers, circa 1900-1980 (Box 1-7; 6.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Grace Mott Johnson Papers, 1833-1963 (Box 7-10; 2.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Andrew Michael Dasburg (1887-1979) was born in Paris, France, to German parents. After his father died and when he was five, Dasburg and his mother moved to New York City. In 1902 Dasburg started attending classes at the Art Students' League and studied with Kenyon Cox and Frank Du Mond. He also took night classes with Robert Henri. In 1907 he received a scholarship to the Art Students' League summer school in Woodstock, New York and spent three summers studying there in Birge Harrison's painting class. While in school he became friends with many young artists, including Morgan Russell and his future wife, Grace Mott Johnson.

Grace Mott Johnson (1882-1967) was born in New York City. She began drawing when she was four years old, and when the family moved to a farm in 1900 she enjoyed sketching horses and other farm animals. At the age of 22 she left home to study at the Art Students' League with sculptors Gutzon Borglum and James Earle Fraser, and also attended Birge Harrison's painting class in Woodstock. Throughout her career she would sculpt animals from memory, and would often attend circuses and farms for inspiration.

In 1909 Johnson and Dasburg went to Paris and joined the modernist circle of artists living there, including Morgan Russell, Jo Davidson, and Arthur Lee. During a trip to London that same year they were married. Johnson returned to the United States early the next year, but Dasburg stayed in Paris where he met Henri Matisse, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and became influenced by the paintings of Cezanne and Cubism. He returned to Woodstock, New York in August and he and Johnson became active members of the artist community. In 1911 their son Alfred was born. Both Dasburg and Johnson showed several works at the legendary Armory Show in 1913, and Dasburg also showed at the MacDowell Club in New York City, where he met the journalist and activist John Reed who later introduced him to Mabel Dodge (Luhan), a wealthy art patron and lifelong friend. In 1914 Dasburg met Alfred Stieglitz and became part of his avant-garde circle. Using what he had seen in Paris, Dasburg became one of the earliest American cubist artists, and also experimented with abstraction in his paintings.

Dasburg and Johnson lived apart for most of their marriage. By 1917 they had separated and Dasburg began teaching painting in Woodstock and in New York City. In 1918 he was invited to Taos, New Mexico by Mabel Dodge, and returning in 1919, Johnson joined him there for a period of time. Also in 1919, Dasburg was one of the founding members of the Woodstock Artists Association with John F. Carlson, Frank Swift Chase, Carl Eric Lindin, and Henry Lee McFee. In 1922 Dasburg and Johnson divorced, and also at that time he began living most of the year in Santa Fe with Ida Rauh, spending the rest of the year in Woodstock and New York City. Dasburg became an active member of the Santa Fe and the Taos art colonies, befriending many artists and writers living in these communities, and remaining close friends with Mabel Dodge Luhan. Here he moved away from abstraction, and used the southwestern landscape as the inspiration for his paintings.

In 1928 he married Nancy Lane. When that marriage ended in 1932, he moved permanently to Taos, and with his third wife, Marina Wister, built a home and studio there. Dasburg periodically taught art privately and at the University of New Mexico. In 1937 he was diagnosed with Addison's disease, which left him unable to paint again until 1946. In 1945 he and his wife Marina separated. Dasburg was recognized for his career as an artist in a circulating retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts in 1959. He also had retrospectives in Taos in 1966 and 1978. His artwork influence several generations of artists, especially in the southwest, and he continued creating art until his death in 1979 at the age of 92.

Grace Mott Johnson lived in the Johnson family home in Yonkers, New York during the 1920s and later moved to Pleasantville, New York. In 1924 she went to Egypt to study ancient Egyptian sculpture. During the 1930s she became a civil rights activist. She produced very little art during the last twenty years of her life.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Andrew Dasburg, July 2, 1964 and March 6, 1974. Additional related collections at other repositories include the Andrew and Marina Wister Dasburg Papers at the New Mexico State Archives, the Andrew Dasburg Papers at Syracuse University Library, and the Grace Mott Johnson Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming. Reel 2803 contains photocopies of ten Morgan Russell letters to Dasburg. Reels 4276-4278 include biographical material, subject files, photographs, correspondence, writings, and exhibition material. The photocopies on reel 2803 were discarded after microfilming, and the items on 4276-4278 were returned to the lender. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers were donated by their son, Alfred Dasburg, in 1980. Syracuse Univresity lent materials for microfilming in 1978 and 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artist colonies -- New York (State)  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Mexico  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dasbandr
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-dasbandr
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Charles B. Cory collection of copy prints and copy negatives

Creator:
Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921  Search this
Extent:
10 acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x7 inches.)
119 Photographic prints (gelatin silver.)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1959
Summary:
This collection contains 119 gelatin silver prints and 10 black-and-white negatives taken by Charles Barney Cory between 1877-1896. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Seminole Indians of Florida.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 119 gelatin silver copy prints and 10 copy negatives made in 1959 from Cory's original prints. (The original prints likely date from 1877 to 1896, and some of these appear as illustrations in Cory's 1896 book Hunting and Fishing in Florida.) The photographs primarily consist of informal, outdoor portraits of individual and groups of Seminole men, women, and children. In addition, some photographs depict villages and dwellings and people playing games, boating, and tending domestic animals.
Arrangement note:
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.

Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Biographical/Historical note:
A wealthy Bostonian, Charles B. Cory (1857-1921) began collecting ornithological specimens as a young man. Eventually he amassed a superior collection of birds of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, which he donated to Chicago's Field Museum. In 1883, he was one of forty-eight ornithologists invited to establish the American Ornithologists' Union.
Provenance:
In 1959, Cory's heirs apparently permitted the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to print and retain photographs from Cory's original negatives. The present location of the original negatives is unknown.

Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic materials separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Florida  Search this
Seminole Indians -- Florida -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Charles B. Cory collection of copy prints and copy negatives, 1959, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (print or negative number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.043
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-043

S. Dillon Ripley on "Smithsonian World," 1984.

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2012-12-10T18:46:09.000Z
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Education  Search this
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Feather Forensics: Smithsonian Scientist Carla Dove

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Extent:
122.58 cu. ft. (234 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box) (5 3x5 boxes) (4 5x8 boxes) (14 oversize folders) (20 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Place:
Islands of the Pacific
Date:
circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration, field work, and research activities of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, especially its bird banding, island survey, and pelagic survey programs. Included are reports, correspondence, field records, office records, contracts, data, notes, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The records also contain material from earlier field activities in the Pacific that was collected by the POBSP.

Many of the materials in this collection have been digitized.

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Historical Note:
The Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) was initiated in 1962 when the Smithsonian Institution entered into a grant agreement with the Department of Defense. From January 1963 through June 1969 Smithsonian Institution employees undertook biological surveys in an area of the Pacific Ocean spanning the equator and extending from latitude 30 degrees north to 10 degrees south and from longitude 150 degrees east to 180 degrees west, an area dotted with clusters of islands and atolls. The major goals of the program were to learn what plants and animals occurred on the islands, the seasonal variations in their numbers and reproductive activities, and the distribution and population of the pelagic birds of that area. Emphasis was placed on the banding of birds in an effort to determine migration, distribution, and abundance of pelagic sea birds. During the six and a half years of field work 1,800,000 birds were banded; approximately 150,000 observations of pelagic birds at sea were made; and biological surveys of varying intensity were made on several islands.

The principal investigator of the POBSP was Philip S. Humphrey (1926-2009), who came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1962 as curator of birds. In 1964 Humphrey became chairman of the newly created Department of Vertebrate Zoology, while retaining his position as curator of birds. In 1967 he left the Smithsonian to become director of the Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Department of Zoology at the University of Kansas. He remained principal investigator of the Survey and retained his connection with the Smithsonian as a research associate.
Restrictions:
Record unit partially microfilmed.
Topic:
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Bird banding  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Biology -- Fieldwork  Search this
Bird surveys  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 245
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0245

Wetmore Panama Expeditions Overview

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-14T20:02:53.000Z
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians  Search this
Extent:
12.98 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (6 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1873-1968
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of correspondence of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians, a correspondence which was conducted by Yarrow, Stejneger, and Cochran.

The correspondence of James A. Peters (1922-1972), who came to the United States National Museum in 1964 and was appointed Curator in Charge of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians in 1966, is maintained by the Division at this time.

The records contain general correspondence carried out by the Division's curators. Materials of Leonhard Stejneger pertaining to the international congresses he was invited to and attended as a representative of the USNM (1895-1911) are included. In addition, administrative memoranda regarding the USNM operations for the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians and the Departments of Biology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Zoology are included. This material pertains to requisitions, budgetary matters, publication policy, expeditions of curators, museum exhibitions, and personnel matters.
Historical Note:
The collection of reptiles and amphibians under the care of the Smithsonian Institution had its origins in the collection of Spencer F. Baird which he presented to the Institution when he came to Washington to accept the position of Assistant Secretary in 1850. For the next three decades there was no curator officially in charge of the collection, and most of the early publications resulting from the collection were produced by Baird and Charles Frederic Girard (1822-1895), who from 1850-1860 was Baird's chief assistant.

In 1879 Henry Crécy Yarrow (1840-1929), an army surgeon who had served as naturalist on the explorations west of the 100th meridian led by Lt. George Wheeler, was appointed Honorary Curator of the Department of Herpetology, a position which he filled on a part-time basis until his resignation in 1889. During the early 1880's the Department was known variously as the Department of Herpetology, the Department of Reptiles, and the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians. But by about 1885 the latter title had become standard. In 1947 the name was changed to the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians.

In 1897 the National Museum was reorganized into three departments: Biology, Geology, and Anthropology, with Reptiles and Batrachians as a Division of the Department of Biology. In 1947 another administrative reorganization took place in the United States National Museum. As part of the reorganization the Department of Biology was split into Departments of Botany and Zoology with Reptiles and Batrachians (renamed Reptiles and Amphibians) becoming a Division of the Department of Zoology. In 1964 the Department of Zoology was divided into three departments: Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Entomology, with Reptiles and Amphibians a Division of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology.

Leonhard Stejneger (1851-1943), the first full-time curator of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians, came to the Smithsonian in 1881 as an ornithologist. During 1882 and 1883 he worked as an observer for the U. S. Signal Service in the Commander Islands, where he made large collections for the U. S. National Museum. After his return to Washington he was made Assistant Curator in the Department of Birds (1884), a position which he held until asked to assume the position of Curator of the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians in 1889, after the resignation of Yarrow. He accepted the position and held it until his death in 1943.

Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968) was appointed Aid in the Division in 1919. In 1927 she was named Assistant Curator; in 1942 she became Associate Curator; and in 1956 she was named Curator, a position which she held until her death.
Topic:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 161, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 161
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0161

Research Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Journals (accounts)
Manuscripts
Field notes
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Color transparencies
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
circa 1975-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the research activities of ornithologist Russell Greenberg (1953-2013). Greenberg began his career in 1977 at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and was founder and first director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoological Park in 1991. His earliest records document his research as a graduate student. Judith Gradwohl, STRI Research Associate, circa 1977-1991, and Director of the Office of Environmental Awareness, circa 1991-1994, who was Greenberg's field assistant and, later, his wife, also significantly contributed to these research records. Particularly well-documented in this accession are birds and their habitats on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Materials include field books, field observations, data sheets, compiled data, journals, proposals, correspondence, slides, articles, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Birds  Search this
Forest ecology -- Tropics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Journals (accounts)
Manuscripts
Field notes
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-067, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Research Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-067
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Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-067

Photograph of Alexander Wilson's tomb and a receipt, 1801 and [undated]

Creator:
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813  Search this
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10339
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213550
AAA_collcode_wilsalex
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213550

George Ord letters to Charles Waterton, 1833-1850

Creator:
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Subject:
Waterton, Charles  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214726
AAA_collcode_ordgeorg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214726

John James Audubon letter to J. L. Alden, 1841 January 27

Creator:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Topic:
Zoological illustration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5798
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208638
AAA_collcode_audujjla
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208638

John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [ca. 1783-1845]

Creator:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10618
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214157
AAA_collcode_audujohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214157

Washington Sea Eagle

Artist:
John James Audubon, born Les Cayes, Haiti 1785-died New York City 1851  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 33 1/4 in. (116.8 x 84.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1836-1839
Topic:
Architecture\boat\sailing ship  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
Animal\bird\eagle  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. S. Dillon Ripley II and Mary Livingston Ripley
Object number:
1994.121
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, South Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
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Wetmore and Perrygo Collecting in Panama

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Abbott Handerson Thayer Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881-1921
Scope and Contents note:
Abbott Handerson Thayer's correspondence consists primarily of letters to Thayer, but includes a few handwritten copies or drafts of his outgoing letters. Found here are numerous personal letters to and from family members, including his daughters Mary and Gladys (Galla), his son Gerald (Gra), and his wife Emma (also known as Addie), as well as nephews, nieces, sisters, cousins, and other extended family. There is correspondence with his patrons Charles L. Freer and John Gellatly; with many artists, several of whom were close friends, including Samuel Colman, Thomas Millie Dow, Daniel Chester French, Richard Meryman, Everton Sainsbury, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and E. M. Taber; and former students, such as Ben Foster and Barry Faulkner; with other friends, many of them prominent members of society, such as Samuel Clemens, Royal Cortissoz, Edward Waldo Emerson, and Stanford White. A large amount of Thayer's correspondence concerns his research on protective coloration in nature and the publication of his book Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom. To pursue and defend his theories on concealing coloration, especially as applied to birds, he corresponded with many notable naturalists, biologists, ornithologists, and collection curators. Most notable is his extensive correspondence with Sir Edwin Bagnall Poulton, a British zoologist, and draft letters to Theodore Roosevelt, in defense and promotion of his work. He corresponded with many, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the War Office in London, promoting his theory on the value of concealing coloration for warships and the military. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent and chronologically within each folder.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999 (bulk 1881-1950). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thayabbo, Subseries 2.1
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