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SI-Q How can design tell a story?

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-16T19:23:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
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SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_bBCm-CFR-uQ

Ruel Pardee Tolman papers

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome, 1863-1930  Search this
Ferris, Stephen James, 1835-1915  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Harlan, Roma C., 1912-  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Date:
1887-1958
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; index card files; books; pages from a notebook; artwork; notes and diagrams; and printed material.
Correspondence with Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1927-1928, Ferris's widow, 1930-1941, and others, 1926-1945, regarding Ferris's gift to the Smithsonian Institution of his prints, paintings, miscellaneous items, and works of art by his father Stephen James Ferris. Included are photos of Mrs. Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris's studio, 1939, and his brass vessel collection; 21 letters from artist Jean Leon Gerome to Stephen James Ferris (in French, 9 with translations), 1887-1903; a letter and a postcard from Gerome to J. L. G. Ferris, 1903; notes to the Ferrises from Gerome's widow, 1904; and an invitation to Gerome's memorial service, 1904.
Pages from a notebook, circa 1940, and a sketch by Tolman; a 1929 letter from Mantle Fielding, regarding miniatures by Gilbert Stuart; and correspondence between Roma Harlan and Tolman, while Tolman was Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts.
Card files on art collections, artists, dealers, collectors, sales transactions and lost paintings; photographs, mostly 1930s, of Tolman's family, dealers, collectors, galleries, places visited, Smithsonian buildings, scenes of Washington, D.C., works of art and miscellaneous subjects; the book " The Life and Works of Edward Greene Malbone, 1777-1807" by Tolman, 1958; letters, 1910-1948 and undated; notes and diagrams about color and painting; artwork, undated and 1921-1951, including etchings, prints, watercolor sketches, many produced as Christmas cards; printed material including newspaper clippings, 1910-1952 and two exhibition catalogs, 1920 and 1924. Also included are a catalog of works, undated, by Charles Gruppe, signed by Gruppe, and the book "Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature" by Theodore Bolton, 1921, signed by Tolman. A photograph of Tolman and Bolton seated, 1950, is attached to the cover page of the book.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruel P. Tolman (1878-1954) was a museum director and printmaker in Washington, D.C. Tolman was the Director of National Collection of Fine Arts, 1946-1948.
Provenance:
Card files and some photographs donated 1979 by Thomas M. Beggs, Tolman's successor as director of NCFA. Material on reels 2677 and 3480 transferred 1981 and 1986 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Additional unmicrofilmed material transferred 2006 and 2015 from SAAM/NPG library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tolmruel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tolmruel

MS 4807 Collections of the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition 1838, 9, 40, 41 & 42. By T. R. Peale, U. S. Patent Office, 1846

Creator:
Peale, Titian R. (Titian Ramsay), 1780-1798  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Catalogue of 2516 ethnological specimens, numbered 1-2487.
Some original accession data concerning anthropological specimens collected on the Wilkes Expedition are also included in section C, in the Manuscript volume catalogued in the Smithsonian Institution Library as follows: MSS c Case U58 eori U. S. Exploring Expedition Original invoices and other official papers. Estimated 73 full pages FF. Section C, "Original Invoices of Miscellaneous Specimens" (1839-41) includes "Catalogue of Boxes Barrels &c Shipped on board the American Ship Lausanne [from ?] Oahu," no date, 4 pages and other untitled lists that include some anthropological entries. Also in Section C is a 1-page "List of articles...[belonging to the] Philological Dept." signed by H[oratio ] Hale; these are mostly printed articles, but there is one reference to a Quichua and Moxa grammar, presumably a Manuscript.
Biographical / Historical:
Note on title page states: The collections made by the Exploring Expedition under Capt. Wilkes were brought to Washington and unpacked at the U. S. Patent Office, where they were on exhibition for several years. About 1851 they were transferred to the Smithsonian Building. This catalogue was presented to the Nat. Museum in January 1877 by Mr Peale in person. Accompanying letter of A. H. Clark to [G. B.] Goode, March 24, 1887 transmits catalogue to Goode, stating that it was found "Among the National Institute papers several months ago." Title page refers to catalogue(s) of 134 mammal specimens and 150 ornithological species which are not included in this volume. Note with Smithsonian Institution Library card catalogue entry for a 46 page typescript of this volume states that the original Manuscript catalogs of birds and mammals are in the American Museum of Natural History, and xerox copies of both are in the MNH, Division of Mammals (Dr D. H. Johnson).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4807
Topic:
Expeditions -- United States South Sea and Exploring Expedition  Search this
Pacific Islanders  Search this
Specimens -- catalog of  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4807, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4807
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4807
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Director's Records, 1975-2010

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations  Search this
Subject:
Brubaker, William W  Search this
Siegle, Richard L  Search this
Peyton, Tom L  Search this
Gill, Clair F  Search this
Kendall, Bruce  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services  Search this
Physical description:
5.68 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Video recordings
Color photographs
Brochures
Floor plans
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
1975-2010
Topic:
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01157
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Director's Records 1975-2010 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247211

Folder 35 Smithsonian Building, 1938

Collection Creator::
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 201 of 253
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers
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Alexander Wetmore Papers
Alexander Wetmore Papers / Series 13: Photographic Materials, 1901-1974 and undated, with Related Materials from 1868. / Box 201
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7006-refidd1e21383

Folder 6 Barn owls, 1971-1974. Correspondence and news paper clippings concerning the reintroduction of barn owls in the towers of the Smithsonian Building.

Collection Creator::
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 240 of 253
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers
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Alexander Wetmore Papers
Alexander Wetmore Papers / Series 15: Research Files, circa 1911-1972, and undated. / Box 240
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7006-refidd1e22527

Smithsonian Building (7D)

Collection Creator::
Washburn, Wilcomb E.  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 15 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-093, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-093-refidd1e9185

Space and Facilities Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs of the installation of cabinets at the Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center. The Museum Support Center officially opened on May 16, 1983. Some individuals are identified.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-002, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files
Identifier:
Accession 20-002
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Space and Facilities Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa20-002

Group Photographs.

Collection Creator::
  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of group photographs of the Manns and acquaintances; the Manns' European trips and expeditions; William M. Mann's retirement party, 1956; Smithsonian buildings and grounds; Smithsonian staff members with members of the Board of Regents of the SI and President Calvin Coolidge, 1927; scene at Stanford University, undated; insects and animals, undated; and drawing of a head of the tiger and of an unidentified woman, undated.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7293, William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7293, Series 10
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7293-refidd1e5615

Folder 11 SI buildings, undated. Castle and grounds; Museum of Natural History Buildings.

Collection Creator::
  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7293, William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers / Series 10: Group Photographs. / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7293-refidd1e6160

The Smithsonian Building

Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Etching
ID Number:
GA.19765 [dup1]
Catalog number:
19765
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-c8d8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_783094

Ruel Pardee Tolman papers, 1887-1958

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel Pardee, 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Ferris, Stephen James  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Harlan, Roma C.  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9249
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211444
AAA_collcode_tolmruel
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211444

SI Buildings Shot for Title Sequence. c. 1970. 16mm Film.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-055, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Productions
Productions / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-055-refidd1e940

GC-18 SI Building, FY 1981

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 600, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Records
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Records
Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0600-refidd1e1643

CO-1m SI Building, FY 1980 (includes Deputy Director's file - slide show)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 600, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Records
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Records
Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0600-refidd1e2165

GC-18 SI Building, 1982

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 600, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Records
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Records
Records / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0600-refidd1e2306

32c Smithsonian Institution single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3059
Medium:
Paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
15/16 in H x 1 1/2 in L
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
1996
Depicts:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846  Search this
Topic:
Science  Search this
Education & Teaching  Search this
Organizations & Associations  Search this
Architecture  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1997.2004.42
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c32ac498-20ec-4e25-83ef-f2f5321c0ce4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1997.2004.42

Photographs of Smithsonian Staff and Subjects

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1968-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of a small group of photographs collected by the Office of Public Affairs for its various publications. It includes Smithsonian staff as well as a small number of photographs of Smithsonian buildings or their construction, exhibits, events, and important visitors.
Historical Note:
From 1977 until 1984, the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) reported to the Office of the Coordinator of Public Information. Carl W. Larsen served as director of OPA, 1972-1978, before becoming a special assistant in the Office of the Coordinator. Late in 1978 Alvin Rosenfeld became acting director of OPA and, in 1979, director.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 549, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographs of Smithsonian Staff and Subjects
Identifier:
Record Unit 549
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Photographs of Smithsonian Staff and Subjects
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0549

Postcards

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1931, 1956, and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of images of Smithsonian Institution buildings, such as the Natural History Building, the National Gallery of Art (West Building), the Arts and Industries Building, and the Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle"). Images also include Smithsonian objects on display, depicting interior views of Smithsonian buildings. Materials mostly consist of postcards, and a small volume of photographs, 35mm color slides, color illustrations, and a souvenir picture book. This collection was created by the Smithsonian Press as a project to design postcards with Smithsonian images.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90126, Smithsonian Institution, Press, Postcards
Identifier:
Accession T90126
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Postcards
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fat90126

Folder 2 Selected Smithsonian Buildings and Exhibits: Undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90126, Smithsonian Institution, Press, Postcards
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Postcards
Postcards / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fat90126-refidd1e198

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