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Toy, Smokey Bear plush, Space Flown

Astronaut:
Joseph M. Acaba  Search this
Manufacturer:
Kids Preferred Inc.  Search this
Materials:
cotton, felt, plastic, polyester fiber, vinyl
Dimensions:
3-D: 13 × 7 × 17.5cm (5 1/8 × 2 3/4 × 6 7/8 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA
Country of Origin:
Peoples Republic of China
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeff Miller and Joe Acaba, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Inventory Number:
A20130181000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94421d947-27fd-4833-b230-47e56ae2ef69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130181000
Online Media:

Interview Georgina de Alba traces her childhood in Cuba; move to Tennessee in the United States when she was eight; move to New York City and school years at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Connecticut; undergraduate degree in languages from Georget...

Container:
Oversize
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The de Alba and Rubinoff interviews are restricted; permission must be secured from the interviewees. The Lombardo recording is restricted; permission must be secured from the interviewee. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9624, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Oral History Interviews
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Oral History Interviews / Oversize
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9624-refidd1e394

5. Dennis Meadows - Perspectives on the Limits of Growth: It is too late for sustainable development

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-03-09T22:52:56.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_f2oyU0RusiA

[The Warner Parks]: an environmental education group learning about the park's native plant resources.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Warner Parks, The (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
1987 Feb.
General:
Although February 1987 is the date shown on the slide mount, the image was probably taken in 1986.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Park rangers  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Children  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Parks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN047011
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN047: Nashville -- The Warner Parks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b7457fb-c7cc-40a7-b3a4-aa5ebea90091
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11308

Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Creator:
City Of Cleveland  Search this
Russell  Search this
Schmidt Copeland & Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Gray, A. Donald  Search this
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Alexander & Strong  Search this
Sculptor:
Jirouch, Frank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1910.
General:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center is an environmental educational facility.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Lakeshores  Search this
People  Search this
Rowboats  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH176001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH176: Cleveland -- Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb647ddc902-d7cf-4433-861b-23edc3d5457b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16131

Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Creator:
City Of Cleveland  Search this
Russell  Search this
Schmidt Copeland & Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Gray, A. Donald  Search this
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Alexander & Strong  Search this
Sculptor:
Jirouch, Frank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1910.
General:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center is an environmental educational facility.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Streets  Search this
People  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Dams  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH176002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH176: Cleveland -- Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63ccc72e3-9b84-49b6-8190-3691c9844337
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16132

Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center: remains of an old gristmill built in 1843 and destroyed in 1886.

Creator:
City Of Cleveland  Search this
Russell  Search this
Schmidt Copeland & Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Gray, A. Donald  Search this
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Alexander & Strong  Search this
Sculptor:
Jirouch, Frank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1910.
General:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center is an environmental educational facility.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Streams  Search this
Ruins  Search this
Flour mills  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH176003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH176: Cleveland -- Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65823bcbd-0be4-417a-a56e-dc4190cd627d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16133

Rye -- Rye Nature Center

Urban farming installation:
Nurick, Jacob  Search this
Director and conservation:
Letaka, Taro  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hein, Annette  Search this
Former owner:
Parsons family  Search this
Owner:
City of Rye  Search this
Rain garden design and installation:
Nature's Cradle  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Rye  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rye Nature Center (Rye, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester -- Rye
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article and other materials.
Varying Form:
Parsons Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The mission of the Rye Nature Center is to promote conservation and environmental education within an urban forest and preserve. The 47 acre site, once a private estate, is comprised of three distinct gardens: a 300 square foot educational garden inside a deer fence, a rain garden, and a native plant garden, an educational center with two classrooms in the former carriage house of the estate, woodlands with natural water features and an outcropping of volcanic gneiss, more than two miles of hiking trails, a seasonal butterfly house, and two children's playgrounds and a sunflower maze. Classes are given for pre-school and school age children, summer campers, and adults on water conservation and storm water management, plant lifecycles including decomposition, and gardening techniques that are beneficial to the environment and wildlife. The teaching methods are hands on, encouraging participants to sample organically grown produce while planting or hand-picking insects that will be fed to the bearded dragons housed in the educational center. Rain water is collected and channeled to the rain garden's ferns, Joe Pye weed, milkweed, blue flag iris, cardinal flower and shrubs. A roof garden with self-watering containers also demonstrates how rain water can be captured and used.
Food grown in the gardens is used for cooking demonstrations and leftover food from the campers is turned into compost for the vegetable garden. Logs from the woodlands, straw and wood chips are inoculated with several varieties of mushroom spawn, also demonstrating how decomposition aids food production. Tomatoes and squash are planted in straw bales that were used for autumn decorations and an old wash basin is repurposed as a bog garden containing Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, cranberries and sphagnum moss. The native plant garden, established by the Little Garden Club of Rye in 1988, includes an edible forest garden shaded by sweet gum trees growing native perennials, trees, shrubs and ground covers that provide food for wildlife and humans. Also a bee-friendly garden is being planned by the nature center staff.
The Friends of Rye Nature Center was first founded as the Rye Conservation Society in 1964 and has been managed by the non-profit Friends since 2006. It has been certified as an urban wildlife sanctuary by the National Institute for Urban Wildlife.
Persons associated with the garden include: Parsons family (former owners 1902-1942); City of Rye (owner, 1959- ); Nature's Cradle (rain garden design and installation, 2011); Jacob Nurick (urban farming installation, 2013); Taro Letaka (director of conservation, 2013- ); Annette Hein (horticulturist, 2014- ).
Related Materials:
Rye Nature Center related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide and 26 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Rye  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY135
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ca5dcee6-ecf6-4c61-92fe-3b8a606fca8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27063

Muncie -- Oakhurst Gardens

Former owner:
Ball, George  Search this
Ball, George, Mrs.  Search this
Ball, Elisabeth  Search this
Ball Brothers Foundation  Search this
Gardener:
Ball, Elisabeth  Search this
Norrick, Lisa  Search this
Owner:
Minnetrista Cultural Foundation  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tevis, Phillip  Search this
Architect:
Tevis, Phillip  Search this
Gooden and Ellis  Search this
Keible, Gerrard  Search this
Gibson, Lewis  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lambert, Richard  Search this
Norrick, Lisa  Search this
Cline, Greg  Search this
Provenance:
Indianapolis Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oakhurst (Muncie, Ind.)
United States of America -- Indiana -- Delaware County -- Muncie
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens of the Minnetrista Cultural Foundation, located in Muncie, Indiana. The folder includes a slide list, descriptions of the slides, a paper written by an architecture student from Ball State University about the restoration of the property, and a worksheet completed by GCA researcher Lisa Beach.
General:
"Oakhurst Gardens includes an English Garden, a Spring Garden, a Woodland Garden, and a Meadow. The gardens are now used for environmental education."
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. George Ball (former owners, 1894-1958); Ms. Elizabeth Ball (former owner/ gardener, 1958-1982); Ball Brothers Foundation (former owner, 1982-1993); Minnetrista Cultural Foundation (owner, 1993-1998); Phillip Tevis (architect/ landscape architect, 1989-1998); Richard Lambert (Horticulturist, 1990-1998); Lisa Norrick (gardener/ horticulturist, 1994-1998); Gooden and Ellis (architects, 1991-1994); Gerrard Keible (architect, 1935); Lewis Gibson (architect, 1895); Greg Kline (horticulturist, 1997-1998).
Related Materials:
Oakhurst Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Indiana -- Muncie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IN033
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Indiana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bb5fee55-4755-478b-88ff-41b34c10fbc8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7241

Sphagnum recurvum P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
David M. Lane  Search this
Place:
Lapeer County: Ca. 500 feet northwest of Fish Lake, Kresge Environmental Education Center, Mayfield Twp., Michigan, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1980
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Published Name:
Sphagnum recurvum P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04457356
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3355ee816-1fd0-4102-965b-f1f83d5e1c00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16808466

Sphagnum fimbriatum Wilson

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
David M. Lane  Search this
Place:
Lapeer County: Ca. 500 feet northwest of Fish Lake, Kresge Environmental Education Center, Mayfield Twp., Michigan, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1980
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Published Name:
Sphagnum fimbriatum Wilson
Barcode:
04457291
See more items in:
Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38eabd64d-b929-44b1-917f-e6d034714e80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16808539

Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
David M. Lane  Search this
Place:
Lapeer County: northwest of Fish Lake, Kresge Environmental Education Center, Mayfield Twp., Michigan, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1980
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Published Name:
Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.
Barcode:
04457315
See more items in:
Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33456b926-4c66-49f7-8b68-511f39208e00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16807786

Sphagnum fuscum (Schimp.) H. Klinggr.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
David M. Lane  Search this
Min. Elevation:
152  Search this
Place:
Lapeer County: northwest of Fish Lake, Kresge Environmental Education Center, Mayfield Twp., Michigan, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1980
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Published Name:
Sphagnum fuscum (Schimp.) H. Klinggr.
Barcode:
04457266
See more items in:
Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/314e0213f-f006-4e40-ae88-7695b9b54904
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16808087

Sphagnum centrale C.E.O. Jensen

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
David M. Lane  Search this
Place:
Lapeer County: Ca. 500 feet northwest of Fish Lake, Kresge Environmental Education Center, Mayfield Twp., Michigan, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1980
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Sphagnales Sphagnaceae
Published Name:
Sphagnum centrale C.E.O. Jensen
Barcode:
04457317
See more items in:
Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33c6256f9-5bfa-4a44-b4a9-3497a4756f83
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16808398

Kemmerer Environmental Education Institute

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 90
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 24: Antiquities Act Permits / 24.4: Antiquities Act Permits – Series 4
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw313c93a95-9b28-423a-8c02-3f34946a9cf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref13772

Tom Wisner papers

Creator:
Wisner, Tom, 1930-2010  Search this
Names:
Wisner, Tom, 1930-2010  Search this
Extent:
887 Videocassettes (MiniDV)
51 Sound tape reels (5 inch.)
2 Sound tape reels (7 inch.)
114 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Video recording (1 large video reel)
Parts of several boxes of paper records
67 Electronic discs (CD)
624 Sound cassettes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (minidv)
Sound tape reels
Videocassettes (vhs)
Video recordings
Electronic discs (cd)
Sound cassettes
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Personal papers
Correspondence
Audiocassettes
Notes
Place:
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental conditions
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- history
Date:
1968-2008
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1968-2008, documents the professional activities of environmental activist and folk singer Tom Wisner. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, audio recordings, video recordings, interviews, and material relating to the production of Wisner's music and his musical performances.
A Collection of papers and recordings: original writings, correspondence, music production, projects and performances related to environmental advocacy and education of the Chesapeake Watershed; audio and visual recordings of Tom Wisner's professional music production, performances by Wisner and friends, interviews and documentation of the life and culture of the Chesapeake Watershed from 1968-2008.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into 6 series by format type and use of format: Documents, Cassette tape Recordings, Visual Recordings, Audio Recordings on CD, Radio Broadcasts on CD, Audio Recordings on Reels. Within these series are various documents and recording formats both audio and visual that include materials related to Tom Wisner's professional music production, Wisner's personal commercial music collection, documentation of the culture and natural life endemic to the Chesapeake Watershed, recordings of Chesapeake Watermen, environmental programs and performances, Tom Wisner's artwork exhibition, recordings of artists he performed with as well as Tom Wisner's radio broadcasts on WRYR 97.5 F.M. These materials are in the form of both typescript and handwritten papers, casette tapes, VHS, compact discs, Mini DVC cams, 3 to 7 inch reels.

For specific information about the materials in each series, please refer to the series description.
Arrangement:
Organized in six series: (1) Documents; (2) Cassette tape recordings; (3) Visual recordings; (4) Audio recordings on compact disc; (5) Radio broadcasts on compact disc; (6) Audio recordings on reels.
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Wisner (1930-2010) was an environmentalist, folk singer and educator popularly known as the "Bard of the Chesapeake" from his life-long work in documenting and preserving the culture and botanical life of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. An Air Force veteran, Wisner earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Hartwick College in New York with the help of the G.I. Bill. After working as a naturalist in Sequoia National Park in California, Wisner taught high school science in southern Maryland during the mid-1960s before taking a job as an educator at the University of Maryland's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons. It was here that Wisner began to integrate art and music into his educational programs. He would go on to record several albums, all of which focused on his love for and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay. Wisner also recorded the oral history of southern Maryland, including interviews with fishermen and traditional music of the region. In 2000, he helped found the Center for the Chesapeake Story, or Chestory, in Solomons, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the region and the bay through the arts. Wisner was recognized with numerous awards for his work on behalf of the Chesapeake region, including the World Folk Music Association's John Denver Award in 2002, the Outstanding Marine Educator of the Year Award in 1989, and the Parent's Choice Award in 1984 for his album We've Got to Come Full Circle. In 1986, National Geographic aired a television special entitled Chesapeake Born, which featured Wisner's music. Tom Wisner died of cancer on April 2, 2010.
Separated Materials:
Items given to the Calvert Marine Museum:

133 Daniels Family (Capn Art Daniels and his wife Del and his father Art D. Sr) 3/13/1972 (cassette tape)

507 Watts Story and Dram Tree-O with sinking Morpy, roll 4-5 4/8/1983 (cassette tape)

520 J.R. Morphy-Dramtreeo 6/20/1984 (cassette tape)

589 Singing at Lore Oyster House 9/24/1984 preparation tapes and out takes Group, (cassete tape)

021 interviews for the documentary, The Restoration of the Little Jennie nd (vhs)

054 Soft Shell Crab Industry: Handy with background by the Wiz 1986 (vhs)

085 Skipjack Docking story, Dredgin, Left Side of Nowhere,Sus Down, nd (vhs)

095 Outdoors Maryland #1602, Includes: "Majestic Adaptation", "Secret Live of the Gunpowder", "Chesapeake Bard" 2/10/2004 (vhs)

111 H371 Gene Logan-oysters, Paul Simons, Watt with two good stories at Morans, spring 1987 (vhs)

27 "Bay Folk Series, Part Two of Pepper Langley 1980" Chestory Archival Recordings 1972 (CD)
Provenance:
Gift from the Estate of Tom Wisner, 2010.

The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the "Tom Wisner Collection" in 2010 as a donation from Tom Wisner upon his death in 2010. The donation included materials produced by Tom Wisner, both professionally and solely documentary recordings as well as materials of interest to him that were found in his possession. The Archives is a collection of papers, audio and visual recordings that includes items relating to Wisner's songs, non-fiction, fiction, miscellaneous projects, correspondence and business, projects related to Chestory and the Chesapeake Watershed, live performances, interviews with associate performing artists, Wisner's art exhibition, documentation of the natural animal and botanical life of the Chesapeake Watershed and radio broadcasts.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Environmental education -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Environmentalists -- United States  Search this
Folk musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Personal papers
Correspondence
Audiocassettes
Notes
Citation:
Tom Wisner collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.WISN
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Tom Wisner papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk529b6ac7d-fc10-4407-aad0-11228e9dbff2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-wisn

Paul Ryan papers

Creator:
Ryan, Paul, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Dalton School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Earth Environmental Group  Search this
Earthscore Foundation  Search this
Gaia Institute  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Raindance Corporation  Search this
Savannah College of Art and Design  Search this
Anderson, Myrdene, 1934-  Search this
Berg, Peter, 1937-2011  Search this
Berman, Morris  Search this
Berry, Thomas, 1914-2009  Search this
Bianchi, Lois  Search this
Bijvoet, Marga, 1948-  Search this
Dunn, David  Search this
Johnson, Avery  Search this
Kevelson, Roberta  Search this
Lansing, Gerrit  Search this
Lira, Aldo  Search this
Lord, Chip  Search this
Lowenstein, Oliver  Search this
Ponsol, Claude  Search this
Procter, Jody, 1943-1998  Search this
Robbins, Al  Search this
Segura, Phyllis Gershuny  Search this
Shamberg, Michael  Search this
Sibert, Jodi  Search this
Sturken, Marita, 1957-  Search this
Zerella, Lida  Search this
Extent:
19.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Illustrations
Video recordings
Writings
Date:
1931-2009
Summary:
The Paul Ryan papers measure 19.7 linear feet and document Ryan's education and career as a pioneering video artist, theorist, writer, and educator. Records include school records, family papers, correspondence, writings, project files, video recordings, teaching files, printed materials, scattered photographs, and artwork by others. Organizational records are also found for the Earthscore Foundation, Earth Environmental Group, the Gaia Institute, and the Raindance Corporation, among others. The bulk of Ryan's professional work is documented in his writings and project files.
Scope and Contents:
The Paul Ryan papers measure 19.7 linear feet and document Ryan's education and career as a pioneering video artist, theorist, writer, and educator. Records include school records, family papers, correspondence, writings, project files, video recordings, teaching files, printed materials, scattered photographs, and artwork by others. Organizational records are also found for the Earthscore Foundation, Earth Environmental Group, the Gaia Institute, and the Raindance Corporation, among others. The bulk of Ryan's professional work is documented in his writings and project files.

Biographical materials include family papers, early correspondence among Ryan family members, school records, selective service records, photographs of Paul Ryan, and career documentation such as résumés, CVs, recommendation letters, and narratives written by Ryan describing his career. Records related to Ryan's time in the seminary and monastery include letters home during this period, and his letter of resignation from 1965.

Correspondence is mainly professional in nature, and spans Ryan's career. Correspondence between Ryan and family members is also found. Professional correspondence is found with Myrdene Anderson, Peter Berg of Planet Drum, Morris Berman, Avery Johnson, Marga Bijvoet, Thomas Berry, Lois Bianchi, David Dunn, Roberta Kevelson, Gerrit Lansing, Aldo Lira, Oliver Lowenstein, Chip Lord, Claude Ponsol, Jody Procter, Jodi Sibert, Phyllis Gershuny Segura, Michael Shamberg, and Marita Sturken. Corporate correspondence is found regarding job applications, manuscript submissions to publishers, and video submissions to museums and broadcasters.

Writings include mainly articles and notebooks by Ryan, but also drafts of books, lectures, poetry, short stories, a treatment for a television show, and writings by others in various genres. Most of Ryan's prose writing is theoretical in nature, although personal writings and notes from projects are also found. Articles include both published and unpublished writings, with some published multiple times under different titles. Over one hundred notebooks spanning forty years contain a variety of content including drafts of letters, articles, grant proposals, lectures, and other writings. Ryan's two major publications, Cybernetics of the Sacred and Video Mind, Earth Mind, are documented with drafts, contracts, correspondence with publishers, layout documents, and notes.

Organizational records include writings, correspondence, printed material, financial records, grant proposals, and other records concerning various organizations, collectives, and companies in which Ryan participated, mostly having to do with environmental advocacy, video production, or a combination of the two. Organizations with substantial records in this series include the Earth Environmental Group, the Earthscore Foundation, Environment '89 (and '90, '91, and '92), the Gaia Institute, and the Raindance Corporation, among others. Documentation is most comprehensive for The Earthscore Foundation, including by-laws, grant proposals, extensive writings, financial records, and printed materials.

Project files contain video recordings, production notes, photographs, proposals, correspondence, a computer program designed by Ryan, prints for exhibition, illustrations and designs, posters, circulars, contracts, and scripts. Many of the projects documented in this series relate to Ryan's many explorations of the use of video to monitor and interpret two seemingly different subjects, environmental change and human behavior in relationships, expressed through a ritual of interaction among three persons designed by Ryan and called "Threeing," or "Triadic Behavior." The most thoroughly documented projects in this series include "Nature in New York City," "New York City Eco-Channel for Sustainable Television (NEST)," Talking Wood (a publication that incorporated the project "Watershed Watch"), "Inventing Triadic Behavior" (also known as the "Triadic Tapes"), "Tethys"(with artist Bob Schuler), and "Video Wake for my Father," a performance for video that saw many iterations, including a private performance, a public performance, an edited video program, and a published script.

Video recordings are found for three projects, including "Nature in New York City," "Inventing Triadic Behavior," and a threeing workshop held at the Kitchen entitled "Video Variations on Holy Week." A printout of records in a videotape database kept by Ryan is found in this series, with a proposal for video preservation; the list of tapes includes those found in the collection as well as tapes not extant.

Teaching files include documentation of Ryan's work at Dalton School, Hudson School, the New School for Social Research, and Savannah College of Art and Design, and many other workshops and training programs Ryan taught. Included are grade books, correspondence, curricula, training materials, and reports. Two of his programs, the Black Rock Rangers at the Dalton School, and the Urban Conservation Corps Pilot Video Program involve the implementation of the Earthscore Notational System in school curricula.

Printed material includes books, newspaper clippings, conference programs and published proceedings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, film and video programs, flyers, periodicals, poetry publications, posters, and materials relating to the artist Al Robbins, which includes an obituary written by Ryan. Also found are publications of the Raindance Corporation, which include the book, Guerrilla Television (1971), and four issues of their magazine, Radical Software (1971-1972). Most of the printed material was either written by Paul Ryan, contains articles by Paul Ryan, or documents activities of Paul Ryan. Other materials found contain works by Ryan's associates and collaborators.

Artwork contains artists' books, doodles, illustrations, prints, and photographs by named and unnamed artists. None of the artwork in this series appears to be by Ryan. Notable is an artist's book entitled "Patterns" by Lida Zerella, which incorporates still images from Ryan's Triadic Tapes in a small album. Two illustrations are found by Claude Ponsot, who also illustrated many of Ryan's publications relating to Kleinform and threeing.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1931-2003 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1, 20)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-2007 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Writings, 1955-2001 (6.8 linear feet; Boxes 3-10, 20)

Series 4: Organizational Records, 1968-1996 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 20, OV 21)

Series 5: Project Files, 1968-2008 (6.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-17, 20, OV 21-22, 24, RD 26)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1967-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Box 17)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1968-2009 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 18-20, OV 23, 25)

Series 8: Artwork, 1965-2003 (0.1 linear feet; Boxes 19-20, OV 22)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Ryan was a pioneering video artist, writer, teacher, and theoretician based in New York City and the Hudson Valley of New York State. Born in 1943, Ryan spent his early adulthood as a seminarian and later a member of the Roman Catholic order of Passionist monks, which he left in 1965. He eventually received a B.A. from New York University. During the Vietnam War, Ryan received conscientious objector status and studied with Marshall McLuhan at Fordham University as alternative service. It was McLuhan's influence that led Ryan to begin to explore the possibilities of the medium of video.

In 1969, Ryan participated in the landmark exhibition "TV as a Creative Medium" curated by Howard Wise, which served to link the kinetic art movement of the 1960s with the emergent medium of video art. The first exhibition in the United States devoted to video, "TV as a Creative Medium" signaled radical changes and defined an emerging artistic movement. In 1969 Ryan co-founded the Raindance Corporation along with Ira Schneider, Michael Shamberg, David Cort, Beryl Korot, Phyllis Gershuny, and others. Raindance was an influential media collective that proposed radical theories and philosophies of video as an alternative form of cultural communication. Influenced by the communications theories of Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller, the collective produced tapes and writings that explored the relation of cybernetics, media, and ecology. From 1970-1974, Raindance published the seminal video journal Radical Software, which provided a network of communications for the fledgling alternative video movement. In 1971, Shamberg published Guerrilla Television, a summary of the group's principles and a blueprint for a decentralization of television through access to public and cable programming. The original Raindance collective dispersed in the mid-1970s; the nonprofit Raindance Foundation continued into the 1990s. Ryan's core writings from the Raindance era were gathered into his 1973 publication Birth and Death and Cybernation, republished in 1974 as Cybernetics of the Sacred.

Ryan's work to develop alternative uses of video technology continued long after his involvement with Raindance. He began to implement his theories about the use of video monitoring and feedback within dynamic systems with the work that came to be known as the Earthscore Notational System. With Steve Kolpan and Bob Schuler, he founded the Earthscore Foundation, through which he raised money for the exploration and development of this applied practice. Earthscore, based largely on the writings of philosopher Charles Sanders Pierce and Gregory Bateson's work on cybernetics, provided the theoretical and logical underpinnings of both the ecosystem documentation and interpretation process, and the triadic rituals of interpersonal behavior, that became the core of Ryan's work for much of his life. These ideas were implemented in a wide variety of projects such as eco-channel design, video scores specific to certain locations, threeing projects exploring interpersonal behavior with video and computer technology, and a curriculum for combining media production training with environmental education.

Ryan later worked with organizations such as Talking Wood, The Earth Environmental Group, and Environment '89, (re-named in later years Environment '90, '91, and '92) to implement Earthscore systems and prototypes. He co-founded The Gaia Institute, hosted at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and co-directed it from 1985-1991. The Institute fostered dialogs between science, religion, and art through workshops, lectures, exhibitions and events. He was an artist-in-residence for Earth Environmental Group in 1988 via a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, and used the residency to carry out his video project "Nature in New York City," documenting city ecosystems and demonstrating how an eco-channel might work. Environment '89 organized a coordinated campaign for a cable channel devoted to the environment, the New York City Eco-channel for a Sustainable Tomorrow (NEST).

Ryan spent his later years as a professor of media production and theory at Savannah College of Art and Design, and then at the New School for Social Research. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States, including "The Primitivism Show" in The Museum of Modern Art (1984), "The American Century Show" at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1999-2000), and the Venice Biennale (2002). He died in 2013.
Provenance:
The papers of Paul Ryan were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ryan in 2008.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers and archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Monasticism and religious orders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Illustrations
Video recordings
Writings
Citation:
Paul Ryan papers, 1931-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ryanpaul
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Paul Ryan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989287f33-5086-40f3-bd04-a4e270afabb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ryanpaul
Online Media:

Bromus commutatus Schrad.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Bill Harms  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Roadside  Search this
Place:
Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract. Wildlife Loop, across from Environmental Education Center, 2500 feet S of Wild Turkey Junction, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
hairy chess
meadow brome
upright chess
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Bromus commutatus Schrad.
Barcode:
01958073
USNM Number:
3725336
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cab44696-3dde-4ea0-b746-769cc9762332
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14460261

Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Bill Harms  Search this
Place:
Meadow across from Environmental Education Center., Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Jun 2012
Common name:
weeping love grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees
Barcode:
01161418
USNM Number:
3639875
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
DC Flora
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3066564a5-16f7-4382-827d-5862344b9018
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11488778

Slippery Rock -- Jennings Environmental Education Center

Collection Creator:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, File PA519
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Ken Druse garden photography collection
Ken Druse garden photography collection / Series 1: Garden Images by Site / United States of America / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6698a8563-9b5a-43c6-ad81-52d038c4f75b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-dru-ref2252

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