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Smithsonian Institution (History)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-109, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-109-refidd1e1678

Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1904-1970s
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of miscellaneous administrative records from the Office of the Secretary. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Gallery of Art (NGA), personnel matters, research corporations, and general Smithsonian Institution history.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90112, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession T90112
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fat90112

An account of the Smithsonian Institution its origin, history, objects and achievements by G. Brown Goode

Title:
Smithsonian Institution its origin, history, objects and achievements DSI
Author:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown),) 1851-1896  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages, [6] leaves of plates illustrations, portraits 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1895
19th century
Call number:
Q11.S8 G7 1895
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991696

Spencer Fullerton Baird a biography, including selections from his correspondence with Audubon, Agassiz, Dana, and others by William Healey Dall ; with nineteen illustrations

Author:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Former owner:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
United States National Museum History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 462 pages, [19] leaves of plates illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1915
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Call number:
QL31.B25 D14 1915
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931908

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume XII, Freer Gallery of Art

Title:
Random records, volume 12
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1920
1920-1932
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 12
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070590

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [that is, 1932] Cullings, largely personal, from the scrap heap of three score years and ten, devoted to science, literature and art

Title:
Random records
Random records
Compiler:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Contributor:
Neary, Ella  Search this
Zilber, Susan  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Gilbert, Charles H (Charles Henry) 1859-1928  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
McGee, W J 1853-1912  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)  Search this
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
21 volumes in 22. illustrations (mounted, part color) clippings, letters, photographs, ephemera. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1846
1846-1932
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Museums--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163146
Online Media:

Smithsonian Institution - History

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 155 of 161
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 342, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 155
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0342-refidd1e20277

Website Records

Topic:
Click! Photography Changes Everything (Website)
The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian (Blog)
The Bigger Picture: Exploring Archives and Smithsonian History (Blog)
America's Smithsonian (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the websites and blog maintained by the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) as they existed in the summer of 2011.

The main SIA website includes information about Archives programs and divisions; collection information; and publications. This website was crawled on September 2, 2011 and the files were also copied from the web server on August 11, 2011. Both sets of files are included in this accession. A redesigned website was launched shortly after it was crawled.

The Smithsonian Photographic Services (SPS) became part of SIA on January 7, 2008 and continued to maintain two websites. The first website was to disseminate policies and exhibit the work of the staff photographers. It was crawled on June 21, 2011. As of summer 2011, it was no longer being actively maintained. The second was for browsing, downloading, and purchasing images. It was crawled on June 6, 2011, before being shut down in the fall of that year.

The Smithsonian Photography Initiative (SPI) became part of SIA on March 31, 2009 and continued to maintain the website, "Click! Photography Changes Everything," a collection of essays and stories by invited contributors and visitors discussing how photography shapes our culture and our lives. Although the website continues to be maintained, content is no longer being added. This website was crawled on June 8, 2011.

The "America's Smithsonian" website was developed in conjunction with a traveling exhibition (1995-1998) of the same name. The exhibition was part of the Smithsonian Institution's 150th birthday celebration and featured many of the institution's most treasured objects. The website was crawled on July 26, 2011.

"The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian" was originally SPI's blog and was rebranded as "The Bigger Picture: Exploring Archives and Smithsonian History," in 2010. The blog presents an inside look at the Smithsonian Institution's history and invites readers to explore the role of both formal and informal archives in today's world. The blog was crawled on September 2, 2011. It was incorporated into the main SI website shortly thereafter.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Photography  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Publications  Search this
Archives -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-071, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-071
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-071

Smithsonian Institution (History), 1986

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 27 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 27
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refidd1e10192

Smithsonian Institution (History), 1985

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 30 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 30
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refidd1e11890

Smithsonian Institution History, 1987

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 33 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 33
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refidd1e13588

Smithsonian Institution (History), 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 37 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 37
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refidd1e16445

Smithsonian Institution (History), 1965-1982

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refidd1e5606

More than 150 years of administrative ups and downs for natural history in Washington : Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, National Museum of Natural History / Ellis L. Yochelson

Title:
Natural history at the Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Yochelson, Ellis L (Ellis Leon) 1928-2006  Search this
California Academy of Sciences  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
p. 113-176 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Natural history--History  Search this
Call number:
QH70.U62 W35 2004a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746931

Smithsonian News Clippings File

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
11.48 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (5 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Date:
1852-1971
Descriptive Entry:
The clipping file consists of news clippings and magazine articles concerning persons and events in Smithsonian Institution history.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Press coverage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 96, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian News Clippings File
Identifier:
Record Unit 96
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Smithsonian News Clippings File
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0096

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [that is, 1932] [microform] : Cullings, largely personal, from the scrap heap of three score years and ten, devoted to science, literature and art

Compiler:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Contributor:
Neary, Ella  Search this
Zilber, Susan  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Gilbert, Charles H (Charles Henry) 1859-1928  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
McGee, W J 1853-1912  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)  Search this
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
21 volumes in 22 : illustrations (mounted, part color) clippings, letters, photographs, ephemera ; 27 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
North America
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1864
1932
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Museums--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
mfm 1200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382162

Smithsonian Institution History (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Postal Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 580, National Postal Museum, Records
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Records
Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0580-refidd1e4291

The first hundred years of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1946 / by Webster P. True

Author:
True, Webster Prentiss 1892-  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 64 pages, [41] pages of plates : illustrations (1 color), portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1946
Call number:
Q11.S8 T86f
506.73.S6 T8
Q11.S8 T86f
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47127

Stone Adze, "Puna"

Collector:
Henry Adams  Search this
Donor Name:
William H. Phillips  Search this
Culture:
Maori (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Adze
Place:
Tahiti (collected here) / New Zealand (not certain), Polynesia
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1897
Collection Date:
1890 - 1891
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
032873
USNM Number:
E178579-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/312d0b7a4-5818-4dae-a104-2c8da78b2a52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8352715
Online Media:

An account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc. : prepared from the reports of Prof. Henry to the regents, and other authentic sources / By William J. Rhees

Author:
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
73, [1] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1859
[1859]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703747

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