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Hands On Science Center Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1984-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, Science and American Life which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant to serve as a venue for children age 5 and up to explore scientific and social issues through performing experiments. These records primarily document the early history of the HOSC including its mission statement, original activities, and proposal as well as photographs from preview testing of activities and of staff. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; a mission statement; floor plans, fund proposals; brochures; color negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies; and black-and-white negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies.
Topic:
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-026
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Hands On Science Center Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-026

Subject Files

Creator::
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)  Search this
Extent:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Burma
Date:
1959-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer documenting administrative, fund raising, research, and outreach activities at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), a portion of the National Zoological Park (NZP). Wemmer served as Curator-in-Charge, 1975-1977; Associate Director for Conservation, 1978-2004; and Research Associate, 2004- . Major topics include training courses, special events, the CRC Foundation, and initiatives in Myanmar (Burma). A large portion of this accession includes images of animals at CRC and other zoos as well as CRC facilities and staff. Other materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning documents, training materials, proposals, lecture notes, audiotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials pre-date Wemmer's association with the Smithsonian and may have been collected from other zoos.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Wildlife management -- Study and teaching  Search this
Special events  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-226, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park), Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 19-226
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-226

External Affairs Files

Topic:
The Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society (Serial)
Impressions of an Irish Countess: The Photography of Mary Countess of Rosse (Monograph : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Place:
Birr (Ireland)
Date:
1879-1891, 1989, 2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records related to the Birr Castle Demesne in Birr, Ireland. The Birr Castle Demesne consists of gardens; a telescope constructed in the 1840s by William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse; and Ireland's Historic Science Centre. These materials consist of a visitor information brochure; worksheets and a workbook for teaching science to children; a book titled, Impressions of an Irish Countess: The Photography of Mary Countess of Rosse, by David H. Davison, 1989; copies of the journal titled, The Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society; images and videos of the Birr Castle Demesne; and a few unidentified color photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-187, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Office of the Director, External Affairs Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-187
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External Affairs Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-187

Richard H. Emmons Papers

Creator::
Emmons, Richard H., 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1954-1998
Descriptive Entry:
Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), astronomer, engineer, and proponent of astronomy education, taught astronomy and physics at Kent State University and later worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. He was well-known for the planetariums he established, over 23 in all. Emmons was also the team leader for the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. This accession consists of records created and maintained by Emmons documenting his work as an astronomer and an engineer, his participation in Moonwatch, and his research interests. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; theories, calculations, charts, graphs, and notes; images of astronomers, equipment, facilities, and the sky; articles written and co-written by Emmons; newspaper clippings; professional society and astronomy club newsletters; and research and reference materials such as journal articles, manuscripts, predictions, and technical documents. Some research and reference materials pre-date the date span of this accession, but would have been collected during this time period.
Topic:
Astronomers  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Astronomy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Planetariums  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Artificial satellites -- Tracking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-154, Richard H. Emmons Papers
Identifier:
Accession 07-154
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Richard H. Emmons Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-154

Naturalist Center History Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Extent:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Color photographs
Artifacts
Date:
circa 1976-1993, 1998-2001, 2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the development, administration, programs, and activities of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved to Leesburg, Virginia. Materials include memoranda, reports, promotional materials, procedures, images, plaques, clippings, and related materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Color photographs
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-222, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Naturalist Center History Files
Identifier:
Accession 15-222
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Naturalist Center History Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-222

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Extent:
19.5 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1969-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP). Originally administered entirely by the National Zoological Park (NZP), Department of Zoological Research, the GLTCP focused on the conservation of the golden lion tamarin in its natural habitat and was responsible for the release of captive-born golden lion tamarins into the Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil). In 1992, overall administration of the program was transferred to the Brazilian non-governmental organization, Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado. The Department of Zoological Research continued to administer NZP's involvement in reintroduction, tracking, and conservation education. Topics documented in this accession include fund raising, budget, conservation training, studbook administration, policies, publicity, research publication, evaluation of calling patterns, observation of released golden lion tamarins, reintroduction logistics, and involvement with international conservation organizations and committees.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, clippings, newsletters, observations, data evaluations, policies, procedures, permits, manuscripts, filming requests, presentations, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, images, maps, audio recordings, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created while the unit was known as the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), or the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Animal pedigrees  Search this
Budget  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Golden lion tamarin  Search this
Non-governmental organizations -- Brazil  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Wildlife reintroduction  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Zoology -- Study and teaching  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-217, National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research, Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-217
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Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-217

Correspondence and Read Files

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Date:
1960-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman documenting interactions with scientists, students, educators, and Department of Zoological Research staff. Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Materials include correspondence (mostly incoming) as well as enclosures such as reports, curricula vitae, graduate papers, and color photographs. Some correspondence files were originally created prior to Kleiman's appointment to the National Zoological Park.
Topic:
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoology -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-167, National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research, Correspondence and Read Files
Identifier:
Accession 11-167
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Correspondence and Read Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-167

Permissions and Releases

Creator:
National Science Resources Center, Dept. of Communications and Publications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1988-2001, 2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of permissions and releases allowing children, teachers, and other individuals who participate in National Science Resources Center (NSRC) activities, events, and programs to be filmed, photographed, and/or recorded for use in NSRC publications and/or special media productions. Primarily collected from elementary and middle school classrooms that participated in using NSRC science curriculum products, there are also permissions and release forms from individuals attending various conferences, workshops, and institutes put on by NSRC. Materials include correspondence; permissions and release forms; color photographs and negatives; and black-and-white photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 10/22/2007 memorandum, Toda to Benson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Publications  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-006, National Science Resources Center, Dept. of Communications and Publications, Permissions and Releases
Identifier:
Accession 08-006
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Permissions and Releases
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-006

Publication Records

Topic:
Discovery deck
Creator::
National Science Resources Center Department of Communications and Publications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1988-1998, 2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publication records which document the publishing activities of the Department of Communications and Publications at the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Particularly well documented is the publication of Discovery Deck. A Discovery Deck was a freestanding packages of resource cards designed to supplement a student's use of the fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade Science & Technology for Children (STC) curricular units. Each Discovery Deck includes approximately 32 activity cards and a user's guide with a bibliography. Also included are Carolina Biological Supply Company catalogs which distribute the publications of NSRC, publication cover art materials, programmatic materials from leadership institutes, photographs of NSRC staff used for NSRC publications, and other related publication materials. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, drawings, color photographs and negatives, black-and-white photographs and negatives, and clippings.
Topic:
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Publications  Search this
Educational planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-007, National Science Resources Center Department of Communications and Publications, Publication Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-007
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Publication Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-007

Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Academic Services  Search this
Extent:
10.19 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Digital images
Electronic records
Posters
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1980-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Mary Sangrey, Director, documenting intern, training, fellowship, and minority student outreach programs administered by the Office of Academic Services. The majority of the records pertain to the Research Training Program, a summer program that allows undergraduate students the opportunity to perform research with museum scientists. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; program manuals, schedules, and orientation materials; participant information; research papers, posters, and presentations; images; printouts of program websites; grant proposals and reports; posters advertising programs; statistics and reports; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some records may have originated in the Department of Botany and the Department of Paleobiology.
Topic:
Minority students  Search this
Internship programs  Search this
Professional education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Digital images
Electronic records
Posters
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-179, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Academic Services, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-179
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-179

Photographs and Slides

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Date:
circa 1974-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting activities and events in the Discovery Room, a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Materials include photographic prints, contact sheets, slides, and negatives. Also included are several small commemorative signs.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-188, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Photographs and Slides
Identifier:
Accession 11-188
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Photographs and Slides
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-188

Photographs and Slides

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1996-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of images documenting the Naturalist Center and its collections, facilities, staff, activities, and displays. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved to Leesburg, Virginia. Materials include prints, slides, and digital images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Special events  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-592, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Photographs and Slides
Identifier:
Accession 12-592
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Photographs and Slides
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-592

Naturalist Center History Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Floor plans
Posters
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Videotapes
Date:
1977-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved to Leesburg, Virginia. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, publicity materials, docent training materials, student activity instructions, resources for teachers, log books, images, slide sets, notes, floor plans, brochures, posters, videotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Special events  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Floor plans
Posters
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-590, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Naturalist Center History Files
Identifier:
Accession 12-590
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Naturalist Center History Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-590

Discovery Box Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1980-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the contents of discovery boxes maintained in the Discovery Room and associated educational activities. The Discovery Room is a a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Each discovery box includes objects, photographs, and activity instructions for studying a particular theme. Materials include images of box contents and images used in boxes. Also included are scripts, images, and instructions for docent-led activities in the Discovery Room.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-195, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Discovery Box Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-195
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Discovery Box Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-195

Photographs and Slides

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1978-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs, slides, and negatives documenting the facilities, staff, collections, programs, and special events of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center provides hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections.
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-206, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Photographs and Slides
Identifier:
Accession 11-206
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Photographs and Slides
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-206

Devra G. Kleiman Papers

Topic:
Wild mammals in captivity: principles and techniques (Monograph : 1996)
Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation (Monograph : 2002)
Creator::
Kleiman, Devra G.  Search this
Extent:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Electronic records
Place:
Brazil
China
Date:
1967-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1952-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs in the Office of Animal Programs, assuming the position permanently the following year. During a series of reorganizations, Kleiman became the Assistant Director of Zoological Research and Education in 1984; the Assistant Director of Research in 1985; and the Assistant Director of Zoological Research heading the Dept. of Zoological Research in 1996. In 1997, Kleiman assumed the position of Senior Scientist. After her retirement in 2001, Kleiman served as Senior Scientist Emeritus at NZP, taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, and owned a consulting company, Zoo-Logic, LLC. During her career, Kleiman helped establish the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado, a Brazilian non-governmental association for the conservation of golden lion tamarins; served on many international committees, working groups, and task forces for species conservation; and was affiliated with numerous non-profit conservation organizations. Much of Kleiman's research and activities focused on the reintroduction of golden lion tamarins to the wild and the captive breeding of giant pandas. Other research projects included Delmarva fox squirrels, beach (oldfield) mice, island foxes, and, more generally, primates, canids, and other mammals. She also trained other scientists in behavioral observations, vocalization interpretations, and animal reintroduction preparations. Kleiman wrote approximately 150 manuscripts and two books, Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques (1996) and Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation (2002). Kleiman's research trips to China and Brazil are also well-documented in this accession.

Materials include correspondence, presentations, reports, planning documents, meeting materials, manuscripts, images, fieldbooks, clippings, notes, postcards, brochures, pamphlets, contracts, surveys, newsletters, videos, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Research  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Wildlife reintroduction  Search this
Golden lion tamarin  Search this
Giant panda  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Animal behavior  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Women scientists  Search this
Animal breeding  Search this
Biology -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science consultants  Search this
Non-governmental organizations -- Brazil  Search this
Dog family (Mammals)  Search this
Fox squirrel  Search this
Oldfield mouse  Search this
Island gray fox  Search this
Primates  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-124, Devra G. Kleiman Papers
Identifier:
Accession 11-124
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Devra G. Kleiman Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-124

Program/Project Records

Creator::
Lemelson Center  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1997-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the creation of the website, "Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History." "Whole Cloth" was created by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Lemelson Center, and the Center for Children and Technology (CCT). The website is meant to allow visitors to explore science, technology, and invention through the American textile industry and is composed of three different units. The first unit is "Early Industrialization" and deals with the early industrialization of the textile industry. The second unit is "True Colors: Dyeing in the History of American Textiles" and explores the technology and invention of dyes and dyeing in the context of international economics and politics. The third unit is "Synthetic Fibers" and tells the story of the invention of nylon. Included among these records are teacher advisory group meeting materials, project files, budgetary materials, and curriculum evaluations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other related materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Nylon  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Industrialization  Search this
Educational Web sites  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-040, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-040
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Program/Project Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-040

Records

Creator::
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Russia -- Study and teaching
Date:
1984-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies reports, Academic Council minutes, conference and lecture tapes, and photographs.
Topic:
International education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-156, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Records
Identifier:
Accession 98-156
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa98-156

Animal Research Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics  Search this
Extent:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Compact discs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1964-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the research activities and professional files of National Zoological Park (NZP) research scientist and population manager, Dr. Jonathon D. Ballou. Dr. Ballou's research for the NZP Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, and its predecessors, the Office of Zoological Research (circa 1973-1982), the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985), the Department of Zoological Research (1986-2000), and the Department of Conservation Biology (2001-2003), primarily consisted of captive breeding techniques; population management and viability analysis; conservation genetics; and the formulation of reintroduction plans for endangered species. Additional materials concern the development of database software for the management of animal pedigree data; the administration of research activities; and involvement in professional activities.

Topics documented within this accession include the conservation of the golden lion tamarin, the black-footed ferret, the Florida panther, and the giant panda. Materials include research data and analysis; lecture notes; clippings; brochures; studbooks; correspondence and memoranda; photographic slides and other images; meeting notes and agendas; budget files; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials predate Ballou's tenure.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Animal pedigrees  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Golden lion tamarin  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Wildlife reintroduction  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Zoology -- Study and teaching  Search this
Black lion tamarin  Search this
Genetics -- Research  Search this
Budget  Search this
Black-footed ferret  Search this
Florida panther  Search this
Population viability analysis  Search this
Giant panda -- Breeding  Search this
Giant panda  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Department of Conservation Biology  Search this
Computer software -- Development  Search this
Database management  Search this
Animal populations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Compact discs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-051, National Zoological Park. Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Animal Research Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-051
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Animal Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-051

Productions

Topic:
A Private Universe (Video recording)
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording)
Case Studies in Science Education (Video recording)
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording)
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording)
Principles for Principals (Video recording)
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording)
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording)
Essential Science for Teachers (Video recording)
Technical Difficulties (Video recording)
Cosmic Questions (Video recording)
SportSmarts (Video recording)
NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (Video recording)
Welcome to the Smithsonian (Video recording)
Smithsonian Job Talks (Video recording)
Mind, Brain, and Education (Video recording)
Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions (Video recording)
Physics for the 21st Century (Video recording)
Understandings of Consequence Project (Video recording)
Lighthouse of the Skies (Video recording)
Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (Video recording)
Eye on the Sky (Video recording)
Factors Influencing College Science Success (Video recording)
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording)
Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (Video recording)
Private Universe Project in Math Workshops (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Extent:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1986-2013
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions documented include: "Essential Science for Teachers"; "Technical Difficulties"; "Cosmic Questions"; "SportSmarts"; "Shedding Light on Science"; "The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science"; "NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe"; "Science in Focus: Energy"; "Principles for Principals"; "Welcome to the Smithsonian"; "Smithsonian Job Talks"; "Mind, Brain, and Education"; "Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions"; "Physics for the 21st Century"; "Understandings of Consequence Project"; "Lighthouse of the Skies"; "Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students"; "Eye on the Sky"; "A Private Universe"; "Factors Influencing College Science Success"; "Looking at Learning . . . Again"; "Science in Focus: Force and Motion"; "Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship"; "Case Studies in Science Education"; and "Private Universe Project in Math Workshops". SMG partnered with Annenberg/CPB for many years on productions.

Some materials are from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, reports, questionnaires, proposals, release forms, drawings, brochures, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
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.
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Mathematics teachers  Search this
Science teachers  Search this
Students  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-090, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-090
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-090

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