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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection

Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Names:
Bellanca  Search this
Wright Aeronautical Corporation  Search this
Chamberlin, Clarence  Search this
Extent:
248.5 Cubic feet (245 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Financial records
Newspaper clippings
Drawings
Photographic prints
Date:
1919-1959
Summary:
This collection consists of the archives of Giuseppe M. Bellanca and his company, including the following types of mediums: drawings, stress analysis tests, reports, photographs/negatives, documents, correspondence, patent information, newspaper clippings, business records, and financial statements.
Scope and Contents:
Series I: Mr. Bellanca's professional life

Here, the researcher will find documents regarding the day-to-day operations of the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation. The material is generally divided into core documents of the corporation, correspondence, financial documents, subcontracting pursuits, patents, employee relations, and company history.

Series II: Technical Material

This material is separated into the following subseries: Miscellaneous Handwritten Notes and Sketches, Bellanca Aircraft Technical Data, Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Reports, Technical Research Files, Bellanca Aircraft Drawing Lists, Bellanca Aircraft Drawings, and Bellanca Aircraft Drawing Indexes. The Bellanca Collection is not a complete history of the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation. Over the years, it appears that many items were loaned out by the Bellanca Family to researchers and not returned. Therefore, there are significant gaps in correspondence, formal, numbered reports, and other areas of the collection. For example, the earliest report in the Bellanca Collection is Report #28, the next report which appears is report #45.

The Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection contains over 10,000 drawings. (At the time of processing, not all drawings were entered into the Bellanca Drawings Database. These drawings will be entered as time allows.) The drawings vary in size from 8 x 11 inches to 36 x 185 inches. There are original pencil drawings, blueprints, and blueline drawings. Over 130 models of Bellanca aircraft are represented in the Collection. There are General Arrangement, or Three-View drawings for over 80 of these models. Bellanca drawings are not easy to decipher. Most of the drawings have data blocks which contain only a finite amount of information. Often the aircraft has been identified only by serial number. In some cases the model number of the aircraft is also the drawing number. Other times, the aircraft name would be given, but no model number, i.e. Skyrocket. Also, words were abbreviated and it was left up to the processing archivist to determine their probable meaning. Despite the explanation in the scope and content notes, the Bellanca Corporation was not consistent when assigning model numbers. Letters were sometimes assigned that reflected a United States War Department designation, i.e. the VSO and the VF. By using the Bellanca Drawing indexes, the processing archivist was able to supply model numbers for some of the drawings.

7136 Bellanca Aircraft Company Drawings have been added to the National Air and Space Museum Miscellaneous Drawings Database. As time allows, the remaining Bellanca Drawings will be added to this database. An Archives Staff member will assist researchers in retrieving these materials from the database finding aid.

The Bellanca drawings were stored for over thirty years in less-than-ideal conditions. Many of the drawings were drawn on poor-quality tracing paper, and have become extremely brittle and fragile. Therefore, many of the drawings in the Bellanca Collection may not be available to researchers.

During processing of the collection, the project archivist has gained some insight about how Mr. Bellanca chose the model designations for his aircraft. The earliest system of model designations was based upon letters of the alphabet. No model designations appear for any Bellanca design until his work for Maryland Pressed Steel in 1916. The CD, which he designed for that company, was his fourth aircraft design that was built, and the letter D is the fourth letter of the alphabet. This pattern continues through the Bellanca CF. During 1926, when Mr. Bellanca worked for the Wright Corporation, he already had in mind an improved version of the CF, which was designated the CG. This aircraft received the designation WB-1 from the Wright Corporation.

When Mr. Bellanca formed his own company in 1927, the letter pattern described above reasserted itself for a time with the introduction of the Bellanca CH. It was a common practice of manufacturers of the time to also include the engine horsepower as part of the model number, so the Bellanca CH actually received its Approved Type Certificate (ATC) as the CH-200. When the next model came out, it was the CH-300 with a 300 horsepower Wright Whirlwind engine. This system remained in place through the CH-400. Names were given to some Bellanca aircraft. It appears that the names were a marketing tool meant to appeal to the buying public. With this idea in mind, the CH-300 became the "Pacemaker", the CH-400 became the "Skyrocket", and the P 100 was christened the "Airbus". In the early 1930's, the Bellanca Corporation moved away from the alphabetical designations and moved to numerical designations. Later Bellanca aircraft model designations consist of a series of numbers, such as 31-50. The first number was the wing area, in this case, 310 square feet, divided by 10. The second number was the horsepower of the engine, 500, divided by 10. This resulted in a distinctive system of model designations, which lasted until Mr. Bellanca sold the company.

Series III: Mr. Bellanca's personal material.

In this series, the researcher will find personal correspondence among family members, from both Giuseppe and Dorothy Bellanca's families and personal, legal and financial records for Bellanca family. As the lines between Mr. Bellanca's personal and professional lives were sometimes blurred, a fine line of separation between the two was not always possible. For example, at one time or another, two of Mr. Bellanca's brothers, John and Frank, worked for the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation and Andrew Bellanca, Mr. Bellanca's nephew, was his lawyer throughout his life. Therefore, the processing archivist suggests that the researcher look in the professional series of documents as well as Mr. Bellanca's personal papers for a more complete representation of Mr. Bellanca's correspondence.

After processing was completed, publications which previously had been offered to the NASM Branch Library were returned to the collection. They are listed in an addendum at the end of this finding aid.

Series IV: Photographs.

The researcher will find photographs of Bellanca aircraft, including the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation's Master Photograph Files, photographs of the Bellanca factory and factory workers, and photographs of Giuseppe M. Bellanca, business associates, and family members.

Series V: Miscellaneous and Oversize Materials.

This series contains ephemera of the Bellanca Collection: Scrapbooks, Loose Newspaper Clippings, Artwork, Ephemera and Magazine Clippings.

The Bellanca Collection included 27 motion picture films. In May of 2000, this film was transferred to the NASM Film Archives. Researchers wishing to access this part of the collection should contact the NASM Film Archivist.
Arrangement:
Series I: Mr. Bellanca's Professional Life

Series II: Technical Data

Series III: Personal Papers

Series IV: Photographs

Series V: Miscellaneous and Oversize Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Giuseppe Mario Bellanca was born in 1886 in Sciacca, Sicily. As a young man, he attended the Technical Institute in Milan, graduating with a teaching degree in mathematics in 1908. During his quest for a second mathematics and engineering degree, he became enamoured of aviation, and set out to design and build his own airplane. Bellanca's first aircraft design was a "pusher" aircraft, somewhat similar to the Wright Flyer. Lacking funds for such an endeavor, he joined with two partners, Enea Bossi, and Paolo Invernizzi. The union of the three produced the first flight of a totally Italian-designed and Italian-built aircraft in early December of 1909. The flight was short, but it was a start. Bellanca's second design was a tractor-type aircraft. Although the aircraft was successfully constructed, it was never flown due to insufficient funds for an engine.

At the urging of his brother Carlo, who was already established in Brooklyn, New York, Giuseppe Bellanca immigrated to America in 1911. Before the end of the year, he began construction of his third airplane design, a parasol monoplane. After construction was completed, he took the small craft to Mineola Field on Long Island, NY, and proceeded to teach himself to fly. He began by taxiing. He then, taxied faster, which gave way to short hops. The hops got longer, until, on May 19, 1912, there was not enough room to land straight ahead, and Bellanca had to complete a turn in order land safely. Having successfully taught himself to fly, Bellanca then set about teaching others to fly, and from 1912 to 1916, he operated the Bellanca Flying School. One of his students was a young Fiorello La Guardia, the future mayor of New York City. In return for flying lessons, La Guardia taught Bellanca how to drive a car.

In 1917 the Maryland Pressed Steel Company of Hagerstown, MD hired Bellanca as a consulting engineer. While there, he designed two trainer biplanes, the CD, and an improved version, the CE. With the conclusion of WWI, Maryland Pressed Steel's contracts were cancelled and the company entered into receivership. Thus, the CE never went into production.

In 1921, a group of investors lured Bellanca westward to Omaha, NE, in hopes of establishing that town as a center for aircraft manufacture. Before the aircraft could be built, the company went bankrupt, but construction of the aircraft continued under the financial backing of a local motorcycle dealer named Victor Roos. The resultant aircraft, the Bellanca CF, was called by Janes's All the World's Aircraft "the first up-to-date transport aeroplane that was designed, built, and flown with success in the United States." Among the local people helping to build the aircraft was the daughter of Bellanca's landlord, Dorothy Brown. Giuseppe and she were married on November 18, 1922.

Despite its advanced design, the Bellanca CF could not compete with the economics of the time. In the days just after World War I, a surplus Curtiss Jenny could be purchased for as little as $250.00. A Bellanca CF, with a price tag of $5000.00, was just too expensive and the aircraft never went into production. After the disappointment of the CF, Bellanca designed wings for the Post Office Department's DH-4's. His new wings were a tremendous improvement over the original design, but only a few aircraft were so modified.

In 1925, Bellanca went to work for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation of Paterson, NJ. His assignment there was to develop an aircraft around the new Wright Whirlwind engine. He already had a design in mind, which was an improved version of the CF, called the CG. This design evolved into the Wright-Bellanca WB-1.

The WB-1 enjoyed a short, but successful flying career. The aircraft had already won one race and efficiency contest before an untimely accident destroyed the craft during preparation for an attempt to break the world's non-refueled endurance record. Fortunately, at the time of the crash, Bellanca was already working on an improved version, of the WB-1 designated the WB-2.

During 1926, the WB-2 won two efficiency trophies at the National Air Races in Philadelphia. Wright considered putting the aircraft into production, but decided against it to avoid alienating other aircraft companies that were potential customers for their engines. Disappointed by Wright's decision, Bellanca left the company and joined with a young businessman named Charles Levine to form the Columbia Aircraft Company. Wright sold the WB-2 and all drawings and production rights to the new company. The WB-2 went on to a long and fruitful flying career starting with establishing a new world's non-refueled endurance record of 51 hours, 11 minutes, and 59 seconds in April of 1927.

In the latter half of 1926, Charles Lindbergh wanted to buy the WB-2, now named the 'Columbia', for his proposed flight from New York to Paris. He was rebuffed by Levine who also had designs on the flight and the $25,000 prize money. Lindbergh then went to Ryan for his specially designed NYP. Meanwhile Levine, in choosing the crew, managed to promise two seats to three people. So while the Columbia was grounded by a court order brought by the third party, Lindbergh took off on his successful flight to Paris.

Eventually, the 'Columbia' was cleared of litigation and took off on its successful transatlantic flight on June 4, 1927. In the cockpit were Clarence Chamberlin, one of the pilots of the endurance record and Charles Levine, who became the first transatlantic passenger. The plan was to fly all the way to Berlin, and Chamberlin had vowed to fly until they ran out of fuel. Forty-three hours later, they landed in Eisleben, Germany, the first of two successful Atlantic crossings for Bellanca's most famous aircraft.

Disappointed because the 'Columbia' was not the first aircraft to accomplish the New York to Paris flight, Bellanca severed all relations with Levine, and started his own company, the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of America, and rented facilities on Staten Island, NY. The new Bellanca model was designated the CH, and was basically a commercial version of the WB-2. The new company also had two other models that were built for special orders, the Bellanca Model J and the Model K.

It was not long before Bellanca caught the attention of the Du Pont family of Delaware. They wanted to start aircraft manufacturing in Delaware, and in late 1927, an agreement was made with Bellanca to locate his factory outside of Wilmington. The site was large enough for a first-class airfield, with a seaplane ramp on the nearby Delaware River.

This was a busy time in Bellanca's life. Along with all that was happening in his professional life, he and Dorothy celebrated the birth of their son August T. Bellanca in March of 1927.

With the exception of a few years immediately before and during the early stages of WWII, Bellanca was President and Chairman of the Board from the corporation's inception on the last day of 1927 until he sold the company to L. Albert and Sons in 1954. After his departure from the company, Giuseppe and his son, August, formed the Bellanca Development Company with the purpose of building a new aircraft. It would have increased performance due to the use of lighter materials for its structure. Work on this aircraft was progressing when Giuseppe Bellanca succumbed to leukemia and died on December 26, 1960. After his father's death, August continued the project, and under his guidance, the aircraft first flew in 1973.

In 1993, August Bellanca donated his father's personal and professional papers to the National Air and Space Museum Archives. Prior to that time, they were kept in the Bellanca home near Galena, MD, and administered by Dorothy and August Bellanca.

1886 -- Born in Sciacca, Sicily

1909 -- Built first airplane. It completed the first flight of an Italian-designed, Italian-built, aircraft on December 8, 1909.

1911 -- Immigrated to America, settled in Brooklyn, NY.

1912 -- Completed construction of parasol monoplane. Successfully learned to fly this aircraft at Mineola, Long Island, NY.

1912 - 1916 -- Taught others to fly the parasol monoplane, including Fiorello LaGuardia.

1917 - 1920 -- Employed as a consulting engineer for Maryland Pressed Steel Company of Hagerstown, MD. While there, Bellanca designed and built the Bellanca CD and CE tractor biplanes.

1921 - 1922 -- Moved to Omaha, NE, and with Victor Roos, formed the Roos-Bellanca Aircraft Company. Bellanca designed and built the Bellanca CF. Married Dorothy Brown on November 18, 1922, in Omaha, NE.

1923 -- Moved back to New York, and designed and built new sets of wings for the Post Office Department's DH-4 mailplanes

1925 -- Employed by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation of Paterson, NJ, designing an aircraft around their new "Whirlwind" engine. The Wright-Bellanca 1, or WB-1, was the result, and was first flown in the latter part of that year.

1926 -- First flight of the WB-2.

1927 -- Bellanca started the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of America, on Staten Island, NY. Bellanca established the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of New Castle, DE. Wright decided not to enter into quantity production of the WB-2. Bellanca entered into a partnership with Charles A. Levine, and together, they formed the Columbia Aircraft Corporation. From Tuesday, April 12 to Thursday, April 14, Clarence Chamberlin and Bert Acosta set a new world's non-refueled endurance record in the WB-2, which was shortly thereafter, renamed the "Columbia". On June 4th, the Columbia set off across the Atlantic, and landed in Eisleben, Germany.

1941 - 1943 -- Head of the aviation department at Higgins Industries, Inc., in New Orleans, designing large cargo aircraft for troop movement during the war.

1954 -- Formed the Bellanca Development Company, to conduct research in lightweight aircraft construction materials.

1960 -- Died of leukemia in New York, December 26.
Provenance:
Mr. and Mrs. August Bellanca, Gift, 1993, NASM.1993.0055
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Bellanca WB-2 "Miss Columbia"  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Newspaper clippings
Drawings
Photographic prints
Citation:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0055
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Teleoperator Retrieval System (TRS)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref23950

Teleoperator Retrieval System (TRS)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OT, Folder 155500-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Teleoperator Retrieval System (TRS)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Woman's Building records

Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Feminist Studio Workshop  Search this
Women's Graphic Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Raven, Arlene  Search this
de Bretteville, Sheila Levant  Search this
Extent:
33.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Artists' books
Date:
1970-1992
Summary:
The records of the Woman's Building feminist arts organization in Los Angeles measure 33.5 linear feet and date from 1970-1992. Originally founded by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven in 1973, the Woman's Building served as an education center and public gallery space for women artists in southern California. The records document both the educational and exhibition activities and consist of administrative records, financial and legal records, publications, curriculum files, exhibition files, grant funding records and artist's works of arts and prints. A significant portion of the collection documents the Women's Graphic Center, a typesetting, design, and printing service operated by The Woman's Building.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Woman's Building measure 33.5 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1992. The organization played a key role as an alternative space for women artists energized by the feminist movement in the 1970s. The records document the ways in which feminist theory shaped the Building's founding core mission and goals. During its eighteen year history, the Building served as an education center and a public gallery space for women artists in Los Angeles and southern California; the records reflect both functions of the Building's activities.

The Administrative Files series documents the daily operations of the Building, with particular emphasis on management policies, budget planning, history, cooperative relationships with outside art organizations and galleries, special building-wide programs, and relocation planning. Included in this series are the complete minutes from most Building committees from 1974 through closing, including the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council. The General Publicity and Outreach series is particularly complete, containing publicity notices from most events, exhibits, and programs held at the Woman's Building, including brochures, announcements, programs, invitations, press releases, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles.

The Woman's Building's educational programs centered on courses offered by the Feminist Studio Workshop and the Extension Program. While the Workshop provided a two-year program for women interested in fully developing their artistic talent, the Extension Program offered a broad range of classes, specifically oriented to working women interested in art and art vocations. The records fully document both programs, focusing on the course development and descriptions, teacher contracts, class evaluations, budget planning, and scholarship programs. Although the Archives does not have the entire slide library, there are files concerning the establishment and administration of the library, as well as a few folders of slides.

The Gallery Programs series houses the records of the visual, performing, literary and video arts events held at the Woman's Building. Administrative files detail the daily operation of the gallery spaces. The files in the remaining subseries are primarily arranged by event and contain proposals, announcements, publicity, and artist biographies.

The Women's Graphic Center became a profit-making arm of the Woman's Building in 1981 but the typesetting and design equipment had been used by staff and students since 1975. The records in this series focus on the work produced at the Center, including general projects and artist designs and art prints. Many of the design and printing examples were produced for Woman's Building events and programs.

The Artist's Works of Art series includes artist books, resumes, correspondence, postcards, and samples of art in the form of sketches, drawings, and prints. There is also material related to Woman's Building projects. Especially noteworthy is the "What is Feminist Art?" project where artists gave their responses in various formats and mediums from text to pieces of artwork.

The Printed Materials series contains feminist and art publications not produced by or for the Woman's Building.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, circa 1970-1991 (Box 1-9, 32; 9 linear feet)

Series 2: Educational Programs, 1971-1991 (Box 10-14; 4.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Gallery Programs, 1973-1991 (Box 14-20, OV 54; 5.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Women's Graphic Center, circa 1976-1989 (Box 20-23, 32, OV 33-50; 5.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Artists' Works of Art, circa 1972-1990 (Box 24-25, OV 51-53; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Grants, 1974-1992 (Box 25-30; 5.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material (Not Woman's Building), 1970-1983 (Box 30-31; 1.3 linear feet)
Historical Note:
In 1973, artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven founded the Feminist Studio Workshop (FSW), one of the first independent schools for women artists. The founders established the workshop as a non-profit alternative education center committed to developing art based on women's experiences. The FSW focused not only on the development of art skills, but also on the development of women's experiences and the incorporation of those experiences into their artwork. Central to this vision was the idea that art should not be separated from other activities related to the developing women's movement. In November of 1973 the founders rented workshop space in a vacated building in downtown Los Angeles and called it The Woman's Building, taking the name from the structure created for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The FSW shared space with other organizations and enterprises including several performance groups, Womanspace Gallery, Sisterhood Bookstore, the National Organization of Women, and the Women's Liberation Union.

When the building they were renting was sold in 1975, the FSW and a few other tenants moved to a three-story brick structure, originally designed to be the administrative offices of the Standard Oil Company in the 1920s. In the 1940s, it had been converted into a warehouse and consisted of three floors of open space, conducive to publically available extension classes and exhibitions offered by the Woman's Building staff and students. By 1977, the majority of the outside tenants had left the Woman's Building, primarily because they were unable to sustain business in the new location. The new building was more expensive to maintain and the FSW staff decided to hire an administrator and to create a board structure to assume the financial, legal, and administrative responsibility for the Building. The funds to operate came from FSW tuition, memberships, fund-raising events, and grant monies.

In 1981, the Feminist Studio Workshop closed, as the demand for alternative education diminished. The education programs of the Building were restructured to better accommodate the needs of working women. The Woman's Building also began to generate its own artistic programming with outside artists, including visual arts exhibits, performance art, readings, and video productions. That same year, the Woman's Building founded the Women's Graphic Center Typesetting and Design, a profit-making enterprises designed to strengthen its financial base. Income generated from the phototypesetting, design, production, and printing services was used to support the educational and art making activities of the Building.

When the graphics business closed in 1988, the Woman's Building suffered a financial crisis from which it never fully recovered. The Building closed its gallery and performance space in 1991.
Related Material:
Among the other resources relating to the Woman's Building in the Archives of American Art is an oral history with Suzanne Lacy on March 16, 1990, March 24, 1990, and September 24, 1990. While not credited as a founding member, Lacy was among the first group of staff of the Woman's Building which she discusses in her interview.

The Getty Research Institute also holds a large collection on the Woman's Building which includes a wide range of material relating to its exhibitions, activities, and projects.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art donated 5 boxes of video tape from the collection to the Long Beach Museum of Art, Video Annex in 1994. According to documentation, this was the desire of Sandra Golvin and the Board of Directors of the Woman's Building.
Provenance:
The Woman's Building records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1991 by Sandra Golvin, President of the Board of Directors. An small addition of a set of "Cross Pollination" posters was donated in 2019 by by ONE Archives at University of Southern California Libraries via Loni Shibuyama, Archives Librarian.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women artists -- California  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Arts organizations -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Function:
Nonprofit organizations -- California -- Los Angeles
Genre/Form:
Slides
Artists' books
Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.womabuil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Humanities and arts on the information highways a profile : final report, September 1994 : a national initiative sponsored by the Getty Art History Information Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Coalition for Networked Information

Author:
Getty Art History Information Program http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85271479 http://viaf.org/viaf/153149171/  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79095270 http://viaf.org/viaf/61559277/  Search this
Coalition for Networked Information http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95039189 http://viaf.org/viaf/56708283/  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages 28 cm
Type:
Art
Date:
1994
Topic:
Art--Information services  Search this
Humanities--Information services  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems--Humanities  Search this
Information networks  Search this
Informationsdienst  Search this
Geisteswissenschaften  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Call number:
NX192 .H918 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Captain H.C. Gray Balloon Basket

Materials:
Wicker, wood, rope, metal
Dimensions:
4'9" tall x 3'2" square
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Army Air Corps, War Department
Inventory Number:
A19280013000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9088af853-cd3d-48b4-b6ed-8a39f2e66764
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280013000
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Playbill for Chicago

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Shubert Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Karen Ziemba, American, born 1957  Search this
Bebe Neuwirth, 1958  Search this
Hinton Battle, German-American, born 1956  Search this
Ernie Sabella, born 1949  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (22.5 x 14.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 12, 1997 - January 26, 2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d479b445-d154-4e02-943d-d5efe2cf5f1e
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.19
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Microcite Electromechanical Scanner

Maker:
Stern, Joshua  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 127 cm x 216.5 cm x 96 ft; 50 in x 85 1/4 in x 29.2608 m
code converter: 9 in x 21 in x 23 in; 22.86 cm x 53.34 cm x 58.42 cm
black box: 44.3 cm x 54 cm x 46 cm; 17 7/16 in x 21 1/4 in x 18 1/8 in
Object Name:
Scanner, Electromechanical
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1964
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Information Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health
ID Number:
MA.314612.01
Accession number:
314612
Catalog number:
314612.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3ff7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Tom (Mac) McIntyre Catalogs Squirrel Specimens

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
McIntyre, Thomas J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 4;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
September 14, 1971
Topic:
Electronic data processing  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-511]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392616

Meeting Records, FY 1992-FY 2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Collections Information Systems Management Committee  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution National Collections Program National Collections Coordinator  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Technology Officer  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Science  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Research Information System Management Committee Chair  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1992
1992-2001
FY 1992-FY 2001
Topic:
Information resources management  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-138
See more items in:
Meeting Records FY 1992-FY 2001 [Smithsonian Institution Collections Information Systems Management Committee]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_281359

Architectural Drawings Database System Records, 1987-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1987
1987-1996
Topic:
Architectural drawing  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural Drawings Database System (Information system : Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-081
See more items in:
Architectural Drawings Database System Records 1987-1996 [Smithsonian Institution Archives]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251669

Records, 1953-1968

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Subject:
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Albers, Harry R  Search this
Brock, Richard C  Search this
Coffey, Jack A  Search this
Hagge, Carl W  Search this
Henize, Karl Gordon 1926-  Search this
Hsia, John I  Search this
Rolff, Jan  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Upper Atmosphere Studies Division  Search this
National Technical University (Greece)  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program Photographic Observation Section  Search this
National Science Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
Canada Royal Canadian Air Force  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program Station Operations Division  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program Satellite Tracking and Data Acquisition Department  Search this
Physical description:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Maps
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1953
1953-1968
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000263
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216832

Data Processing at Department of Botany for Flora North America Program

Creator:
Connolly, Vincent P  Search this
Subject:
Shetler, Stanwyn G  Search this
Read, Robert W. 1931-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
January 23, 1973
Topic:
Electronic data processing  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-689]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394860

Tom (Mac) McIntyre Catalogs Squirrel Specimens

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
McIntyre, Thomas J  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
4 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
September 14, 1971
Topic:
Electronic data processing  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-510]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_385319

Strategic Planning Records, 1999

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Information Technology Strategic Planning  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1999
Topic:
Information technology  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01495
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Strategic Planning Records 1999 [Smithsonian Institution Information Technology Strategic Planning]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287175

Conference Proceedings, 2003, 2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Information Technology Office  Search this
Subject:
2nd Smithsonian Geographic Information Systems Conference (February 11, 2005 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Geographic Information Systems Conference (September 12, 2003 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 compact discs
Type:
Compact discs
Collection descriptions
Date:
2003
2003-2005
2003, 2005
Topic:
Cartography  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Information resources management  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-094
See more items in:
Conference Proceedings 2003, 2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Information Technology Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_256418

Systems Development Records, 1949-2005

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Information Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Information Resource Management  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Computer Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Information Systems Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Technology Officer  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Microfiche
Drawings
Date:
1949
1949-2005
Topic:
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Information resources management  Search this
Computer systems  Search this
Database design  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01234
See more items in:
Systems Development Records 1949-2005 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251196

Conference Proceedings, 2003, 2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Information Technology Office  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Compact discs
Date:
2003
2003-2005
2003, 2005
Topic:
Information resources management  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01230
See more items in:
Conference Proceedings 2003, 2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Information Technology Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251230

Committee Records, 1989-2003

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution SIRIS Management Committee  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1989
1989-2003
Topic:
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Information resources management  Search this
SIRIS (Information system)  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01201
See more items in:
Committee Records 1989-2003 [Smithsonian Institution SIRIS Management Committee]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_249123

Architectural Drawings Database System Records, 1987-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1987
1987-1996
Topic:
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architectural Drawings Database System (Information system : Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01159
See more items in:
Architectural Drawings Database System Records 1987-1996 [Smithsonian Institution Archives]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247233

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