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Folder 8 Memorabilia of Charles D. Walcott. Includes a program from banquet in honor of his resignation as Director of the United States Geological Survey, 1907; patent certificate for railroad spike, 1907; address book; copy of indenture, 1922, establ...

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7004, Charles D. Walcott Collection
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Charles D. Walcott Collection
Charles D. Walcott Collection / Series 2: FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED MATERIALS, 1851-1922 AND UNDATED. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Topic:
Smithsonian scientific series
North American Wildflowers
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890-1929
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the records deal with the following topics, among others: aviation; the American School of Archaeology in China; the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C.; the Cinchona Botanical Station, Jamaica; many international congresses; numerous national and international expositions, especially the Panama-California Exposition, 1912-1916, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco, 1914-1915; the George Washington Memorial Association; the Harriman Alaska series; the Kahn Foundation for Foreign Travel of American Teachers; the Koren Expedition to Siberia; the Langley-Wright aerodrome controversy; the Montezuma solar observatory at Calama, Chile; solar observations at Mount Harqua Hala, Arizona, and Mount Wilson, California; the Naples Zoological Station; the National Academy of Sciences; the National Research Council; publication of Mary Vaux Walcott's North American Wildflowers; the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone; the Alfred Duane Pell Collection; the Research Corporation; the Roosevelt African Expedition; seismological studies; the Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott Research Fund; the Smithsonian Scientific Series; grants from the Hodgkins Fund; the Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory; and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The records include correspondence, minutes, announcements, publications, fiscal records, photographs, manuscripts, and news clippings.
Historical Note:
These records document the administration of the Smithsonian Institution during the tenure of Charles D. Walcott, its fourth Secretary, who served from 1907 to 1927. This period gave a deceptive appearance of strength to the Institution's life. Walcott himself, perhaps the last of the nineteenth-century scientist-politicians to combine a distinguished scientific reputation and polished ease in the world of political Washington, lent the Institution considerable support from his wide experience and many friends among the powerful of the day. The Institution's staff also boasted an able corps of scientists and senior administrators. Several new programs were developed during these years--the National Gallery of Art (now the National Museum of American Art) and the Freer Gallery of Art, in particular. These two galleries gave the Smithsonian its first real grounding in fine arts and rounded out the vision of the Institution as a place hospitable to all fields of learning.

Yet with the benefit of hindsight, these accomplishments can be seen to have masked real weakness, described either as the Smithsonian's failure to adapt its perception of itself to the changing world or as a lack of money.

When the Smithsonian was created in 1846 the corpus of its endowment was somewhat more than $500,000.00. It had few rivals elsewhere in the country. However, with the growth of large-scale private philanthropy after the Civil War, the Smithsonian's means shrank steadily in comparison to the endowments of leading institutions like the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale or new entrants like Stanford and the University of Chicago. No doubt this situation developed in part because the Smithsonian had no real alumni. It received a few small gifts from well-to-do members of its own staff and one moderate gift from Thomas George Hodgkins, a naturalized English eccentric. For all else it relied on small appropriations from the federal government, for which it performed certain services such as curating the collections of the National Museum. Coupled with meager financial resources was the Regents' suspicion of new and nonscientific endeavors. It is likely, for instance, that the Regents would have refused Charles Lang Freer's gift of a gallery of oriental art in 1906, had Theodore Roosevelt not obliged them to accept it. In the same way, the gift of certain patents on electrostatic precipitators by Frederic G. Cottrell in 1911 was politely shunted onto other shoulders, leaving the Smithsonian a remote beneficiary of the income. The Smithsonian's aloofness was in sharp contrast to the willingness of other institutions to accept such gifts. How this attitude arose is not clear. Perhaps it was an unconscious extension of Joseph Henry's early determination to associate the Smithsonian's name only with "worthy" purposes. However that may be, the Smithsonian was very late in the field in trying to augment its endowment. Walcott had begun to plan a campaign to raise $10,000,000.00--documented in record unit 46--which collapsed with his untimely death in 1927. Thus the Institution was to enter the era of the Depression in very straitened circumstances.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Seismology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 45
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Payroll Records, Private

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
4.14 cu. ft. (6 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1920-1954
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of payroll vouchers and receipts for employees whose salaries were derived from non-federal sources. Included are payroll records for employees paid from the Freer Gallery of Art Fund, the Hodgkins Fund, the John A. Roebling Solar Research Fund, the Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott Research Fund, and others.
Topic:
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 493, Smithsonian Institution, Payroll Records, Private
Identifier:
Record Unit 493
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Payroll Records, Private
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Geology of Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone

Author:
Woodring, W. P (Wendell Phillips) 1891-1983  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 39 p. illus., maps (1 col. fold.) 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Island
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1958
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE216 .W89 1958
QE216.W89 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Surface conditions of the Orgueil meteorite parent body as indicated by mineral associations, by Kurt Boström and Kurt Fredriksson

Author:
Boström, Kurt  Search this
Fredriksson, Kurt  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1966
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
Call number:
Q11 .S7 v.151, no.3
Q11.S7 v.151, no.3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_77884

Geological background of the Iyatayet archeological site, Cape Denbigh, Alaska / by D. M. Hopkins and J. L. Giddings, Jr

Author:
Hopkins, David Moody 1921-2001  Search this
Giddings, J. Louis (James Louis) 1909-1964  Search this
Physical description:
33 p., 4 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1953
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE84.I9 H67 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_708844

A further study of the lower Eocene mammalian faunas of southwestern Wyoming / C. Lewis Gazin

Title:
Lower Eocene mammalian faunas of southwestern Wyoming
Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996  Search this
Physical description:
v, 98 p., 14 p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Wyoming
Date:
1962
[1962]
Eocene
Topic:
Mammals, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE881 .G322 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_721557

Genera of Tertiary and recent rhynchonelloid brachiopods (with 22 plates) / by G. Arthur Cooper

Author:
Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-2000  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott Research Fund  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 90 p., 22 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1959
Tertiary
Topic:
Rhynchonellida, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE797.R5 C66 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746026

Echinoids from the Middle Eocene Lake City formation of Georgia, by Porter M. Kier

Author:
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Physical description:
45 p., 10 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Georgia
Date:
1968
Eocene
Topic:
Sea urchins, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE783.E2 K47g 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525164

New American Paleozoic echinoids / by Porter M. Kier

Author:
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Physical description:
26 p., 8 p. of plates ill. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
America
Date:
1958
Paleozoic
Topic:
Sea urchins, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE783.E2 K47n 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525776

Revision of the Oligopygoid echinoids, by Porter M. Kier

Author:
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Physical description:
149 p.,36 p. of plates ill. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1967
Topic:
Echinodermata  Search this
Call number:
QE783.E2 K54 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530000

A check-list of the fossil and prehistoric birds of North America and the West Indies / by Alexander Wetmore

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
105 p. : 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
West Indies
Date:
1956
Topic:
Birds, Fossil  Search this
Extinct birds  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QE871 .W54 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419439

A study of the Eocene condylarthram mammal Hyopsodus

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 90 p., 13 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1968
Eocene
Topic:
Condylarthra  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE882.U2 G28 1968
QE882.U2G28 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333488

Paleocene mammalian faunas of the Bison basin in south-central Wyoming

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 57 p., 16 p. of plates : ill., map, ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1956
Eocene
Topic:
Mammals, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE881 .G28 1956
QE881.G28 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333596

An endocranial cast of the Bridger middle Eocene primate : Smilodectes gracilis / by C. Lewis Gazin

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
14 p., 2 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1965
Eocene
Topic:
Smilodectes gracilis  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE882.P7 G28 1965
QE882.P7G28 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333622

The upper Paleocene mammalia from the Almy formation in western Wyoming

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 18 p. 2 plates. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1956
Paleocene
Topic:
Mammals, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE881 .G28u 1956
QE881.G28u 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333624

A review of the middle and upper Eocene primates of North America

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. 14 plates (at back of text)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1958
Topic:
Primates  Search this
Call number:
QE882.P7 G28r 1958
QE882.P7G28r 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333626

The Tillodontia : an early tertiary order of mammals

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 110 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1953
Topic:
Cimolesta  Search this
Call number:
QE882.T5 G28 1953
QE882.T5G28 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333627

A study of the early tertiary condylarthran mammal Meniscotherium

Author:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996-  Search this
Physical description:
98 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1965
Topic:
Meniscotherium  Search this
Phenacodontidae  Search this
Meniscotheriidae  Search this
Call number:
QE882.U2 G28 1965
QE882.U2G28 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334061

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