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[Trade catalogs from General Electric]

Variant company name:
a/k/a GE ; Jane's office ; WWII; Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
General Electric  Search this
Notes content:
refrigerators, electric motors for farms, appliances, lighting, war production, War Projects Committee
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Schenectady, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10228
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10228

Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanetary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanley Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humanitarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

Cisticola juncidis omalura

Collector:
H. G. Deignan  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rattota, Nikawella State Farm, Matale, Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia
Collection Date:
18 May 1944
Common name:
Zitting Cisticola
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Sylviidae, Sylviinae
Published Name:
Cisticola juncidis omalura
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 5
USNM Number:
376890
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/302e5524e-66df-4fa5-9f8d-54ce785658aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13921050

Corvus brachyrhynchos paulus

Collector:
B. H. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Riggs Farm, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Dec 1900
Common name:
American Crow
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Corvidae
Published Name:
Corvus brachyrhynchos paulus
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Field Number : WFR 1492
USNM Number:
524515
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/378715b9c-cd7c-4258-a009-c683e8944449
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4414145

Picoides pubescens medianus

Collector:
B. H. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Riggs Farm, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Dec 1900
Common name:
Downy Woodpecker
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Piciformes, Picidae
Published Name:
Picoides pubescens medianus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 1490
USNM Number:
524372
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bd1af89e-d692-476a-8dc7-f4eff61c1a3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4117696

Picoides pubescens medianus

Collector:
B. H. Roberts  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Place:
Riggs Farm, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Dec 1900
Common name:
Downy Woodpecker
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Piciformes, Picidae
Published Name:
Picoides pubescens medianus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 1489
USNM Number:
524373
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33d8f8432-f09e-4358-bbb9-f70a21adbded
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4117697

Lonchura punctulata punctulata

Collector:
H. G. Deignan  Search this
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Rattota, Nikawella State Farm, Matale, Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia
Collection Date:
18 May 1944
Common name:
Nutmeg Mannikin
Scaly-breasted Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia (Checkered)
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Estrildidae
Published Name:
Lonchura punctulata punctulata
Lonchura punctulata lineoventer
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 45
USNM Number:
346835
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/310e0bd1b-f4f6-46e5-ba18-c0baf3eadb26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4073978

Francolinus squamatus maranensis

Collector:
J. A. Loring  Search this
Expedition:
Smithsonian African Expedition  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Mearns, E. A. 23 Dec 1910 ["December 23, 1910"]. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 56 (14): 2.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Juja Farm, Near Athi River, ca 30 mi NE of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Collection Date:
24 May 1909
Common name:
Scaly Francolin
Scaly Spurfowl
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae
Published Name:
Francolinus squamatus maranensis
Francolinus schuetti kapitensis Mearns
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 111
USNM Number:
213421
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/303bc3b87-24c5-4943-89d4-3898a76bf726
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4035868

Asellus metcalfi

Collector:
A. L. Metcalf  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
female
Place:
8 mile SE of Dexter, well on Metcalf Farm, .25 mile S, Cowley County, Kansas, United States
Common name:
Isopods
Published Name:
Asellus metcalfi Fleming, 1972
USNM Number:
135264
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35af569a2-2be8-46ab-9d73-6a0a7df94c12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_99211

Procambarus (Pennides) spiculifer

Collector:
Walker  Search this
Caldwell  Search this
River Basin:
Ocmulgee River  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
male
male
male
female
female
Stage:
I
II
juvenile
juvenile
Place:
Snapfinger Creek At Dogwood Farm Road, De Kalb County, Georgia, United States
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1970
Common name:
Crayfish
Published Name:
Procambarus (Pennides) spiculifer (Leconte, 1856)
USNM Number:
131424
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/399df402f-6f87-40b5-8a34-14c537b4c2ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_95592

Procambarus (Ortmannicus) acutus acutus

Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
male
Stage:
I
Place:
Stroud Farm Near West Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Collection Date:
1968
Common name:
Crayfish
Published Name:
Procambarus (Ortmannicus) acutus acutus (Girard, 1852)
USNM Number:
129955
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/387312dd9-c284-4b17-a9d0-f6b767224283
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_94091

Argas zumpti

Collector:
M. Makowski  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Ethanol
Remarks:
Ethanol Collection/Type Specimens/Argas Primary Types/zumpti
Sex:
Female
Place:
E.R. Roberts Farm near Rustenberg; 65 miles From Johannesburg, Bojanala Platinum, North West, South Africa
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1966
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Arachnida, Acari, Argasidae, Argasinae
Published Name:
Argas zumpti Hoogstraal et al., 1968
Barcode:
USNMENT00714815
Other Numbers:
HH : 20198
RML : 47595
USNM Number:
USNMENT714815
See more items in:
Entomology Types
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38df881a4-c413-4244-a405-99a2f9b1149f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_14192299

Lycostommyia albifacies

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
J Londt  Search this
Min. Elevation:
900  Search this
Place:
Klipdrift farm, 35 kilometers southwest Graaf-Reinet, [Not Stated], Eastern Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
27 Oct 2004
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Tillobromatinae
Published Name:
Lycostommyia albifacies Hermann, 1907
Barcode:
USNMENT01148057
USNM Number:
USNMENT1148057
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b9c83bdf-598d-41f9-8f84-3a8c5812ec85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_13344830

Lycostommyia albifacies

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
J Londt  Search this
Min. Elevation:
900  Search this
Place:
Klipdrift farm, 35 kilometers southwest Graaf-Reinet, [Not Stated], Eastern Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
27 Oct 2004
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Tillobromatinae
Published Name:
Lycostommyia albifacies Hermann, 1907
Barcode:
USNMENT01148057.1
USNM Number:
USNMENT1148057.1
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37c85f7f1-ef70-4800-9626-4e043c26a122
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_13344883

Afroscleropogon sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
R. Grobler  Search this
J. Glinister  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
300  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
8 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Afroscleropogon sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115062
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115062
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3baddb6d1-4b95-4d60-b247-522bdf91a9ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966799

Microstylum sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
R. Grobler  Search this
J. Glinister  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
300  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
8 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Microstylum sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115027
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115027
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cee1625c-b133-457f-8276-646669762a35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966814

Microstylum sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
R. Grobler  Search this
J. Glinister  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
300  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
8 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Microstylum sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115085
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115085
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3820f3d06-9eea-4129-9f02-fab9664f5017
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966816

Microstylum sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
R. Grobler  Search this
J. Glinister  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
300  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
8 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Microstylum sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115086
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115086
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3be8f4a22-04ff-494d-ad2a-d1e7becd1a8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966817
Online Media:

Microstylum sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
Max. Elevation:
294  Search this
Min. Elevation:
294  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
7 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Microstylum sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115098
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115098
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ed9534c8-3630-4577-9908-205ac3928aba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966819
Online Media:

Microstylum sp.

Biogeographical Region:
Afrotropical  Search this
Collector:
Torsten Dikow  Search this
R. Grobler  Search this
J. Glinister  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
300  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Pinned
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
De Zeekoe Guest Farm, [Not Stated], Western Cape, South Africa
Collection Date:
8 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae
Published Name:
Microstylum sp.
Accession Number:
2075025
Barcode:
USNMENT01115135
USNM Number:
USNMENT1115135
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37b4251d2-6dca-42ed-8e20-7afcdb63d798
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_11966821

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