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Subject – LAW, RUTH

Collection Creator:
Oakes, Claudia M.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Materials – Articles and newspaper clippings.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
United States Women In Aviation Through World War I Collection, Acc. XXXX-0424, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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United States Women in Aviation through World War I
United States Women in Aviation through World War I / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0424-ref145
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Records

Creator::
United States. Bureau of Fisheries  Search this
Extent:
1.43 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1883-1915
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists mostly of records created during scientific voyages of the Bureau of Fisheries vessel Albatross. Included are dredging records, meteorological observations, hydrographic sounding records, and water temperature and specific gravity readings. Also included are reports of Albatross naturalist, James E. Benedict, 1883-1885; records concerning collections transferred by the Bureau of Fisheries to the United States National Museum, 1888-1910; and a record of photographs made by the United States Fish Commission, 1887-1891.
Topic:
Dredging  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7438, United States, Bureau of Fisheries, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7438
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7438

Records

Creator::
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Search this
Extent:
14.73 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 12x17 boxes) (10 tall document boxes) (7 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Date:
circa 1877-1948
Descriptive Entry:
These papers include original logbooks for the Fish Commission vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, and Danglade containing hydrographic and dredging data; transcribed records of some of that data; accession records, transmittal records, lists, and correspondence concerning specimens taken by the Commission; material concerning expositions in which the Commission participated; material concerning the scientific work of the Commission; material on oyster surveys conducted by the Commission; records relating to the distribution of fishes carried out as part of the Commission's fish propagation work; and microfilm copies of some logbooks, tag records, and catalogues.
Historical Note:
In the early 1870's, a fierce debate raged within the fishing industry of New England concerning the supply of food fishes in coastal waters. The use of efficient traps for the large-scale capture of fish was blamed for an alarming decline in the catch, especially by those who depended on traditional fishing methods. In some states, the controversy was carried to the legislature but, though endlessly debated, little action was taken.

The dispute soon caught the attention of Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Baird had already begun to nurture a growing interest in the rapidly expanding field of marine biology by summer field trips to Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, when the fisheries controversy arose. The debate provided Baird with an opportunity to show that science could make a real contribution to the solution of a problem of economic importance as well as to generate an immense amount of basic scientific data on marine life.

Authorization and appropriations for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries were passed by Congress in 1871 and Baird was appointed the first Commissioner. The congressional mandate was broader than Baird had originally sought. The Commission was not limited to investigations on the New England coast and no time limit was placed on its existence. This lack of specificity greatly aided the Commission's later expansion.

For the first nine years of the Commission's existence, it relied on other executive agencies, particularly the Revenue Service and the Navy for vessels with which to conduct dredging and cruising operations. In 1880, construction was completed on the first Commission vessel, the Fish Hawk, and in 1883, the Albatross began operations. Most of the Fish Hawk's operations were on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, while the Albatross ranged as far as the Pacific coast, Bering Sea, and Japan. Other Fish Commission vessels included the Grampus, Halcyon, Danglade, and Yvonne.

The original duties of the Commission were eventually extended to include fish culture, further studies of fisheries and fishery industries, and studies in fresh-water and marine biology. The Commission became part of the Department of Commerce and Labor in 1903 and its name was changed to the Bureau of Fisheries. In 1939, the Bureau was transferred to the Department of the Interior, and in 1940 was merged with the Bureau of Biological Survey to form the Fish and Wildlife Service.

The U. S. Fish Commission and its successors have always maintained close ties with the Smithsonian and the United States National Museum. Baird was Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Smithsonian while serving as Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, and often assigned Smithsonian people to Fish Commission duties. In a number of cases, there was considerable overlap between Commission and Smithsonian work. A number of Commission staff, including Tarleton Hoffman Bean and Barton Warren Evermann, served as honorary curators for the Museum's Division of Fishes. The Museum has also served as depository for specimens collected by the Fish Commission and its successors.
Topic:
Dredging  Search this
Hydrography  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7184, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7184
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7184

Matthew Flinders : navigator and chartmaker / by Geoffrey C. Ingleton ; foreword by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Author:
Ingleton, Geoffrey C  Search this
Flinders, Matthew 1774-1814 Private journal 1803-1814  Search this
Public Library of New South Wales Manuscript Matthew Flinders Diary Dec. 17th 1803-July 8th 1814  Search this
Subject:
Flinders, Matthew 1774-1814  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.), charts, facsims., maps (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
Australia
Tasmania
New South Wales
New Zealand
Date:
1986
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Nautical charts  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DU114.F6 I46 1986
DU114.F6I46 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318419

Principal documents relating to the survey of the coast of the United States, since 1816 Published by F.R. Hassler, superintendent of the Survey

Title:
Coast Survey and weight and measure documents 1832-43 DSI
Documents relating to the survey of the coast
Author:
Hassler, F. R (Ferdinand Rudolph),) 1770-1843  Search this
Physical description:
180, iii, [1] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates map 23 cm
Type:
Surveys
Intaglio prints
Maps
Wrappers (Binding)
Place:
United States
Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)
Atlantic Ocean
Long Island Sound
Date:
1834
Topic:
Geodesy  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Surveying  Search this
Triangulation  Search this
Weights and measures  Search this
Call number:
QC89.U5 H37 1832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012096

Survey the coasts of the United States. Documents submitted by Mr. Carter, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to accompany the bill (no. 288) to amend the acts to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States. : May 1, 1828. Printed by order of the House of Representatives

Title:
Coast Survey and weight and measure documents 1832-43 DSI
Author:
United States Navy Department  Search this
Hoffman, Michael 1787-1848  Search this
Southard, Samuel L (Samuel Lewis),) 1787-1842  Search this
United States Congress House Committee on Naval Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
12 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1828
Topic:
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Surveying  Search this
Call number:
QC89.U5 H37 1832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012218

VK Hydrographic Surveying

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 68 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 68
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa90-105-refidd1e43008

Ruth Law Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Law, Ruth  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1918
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Law Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0387, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ruth Law Collection
Ruth Law Collection / Series 1: Ruth Law Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0387-ref517
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Carved Argillite Vessel; Frog-Shaped

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
14 cm
Width - Object:
11.2 cm
Height - Object:
3.5 cm
Culture:
Haida (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Dish
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2567-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ee2b5d03-c6df-4ce9-a05c-ae1faff274c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8375896
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Mask

Collector:
Capt. William Henry (?) McNeal (McNeill?)  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Width - Object:
20 cm
Height - Object:
24 cm
Depth - Object:
12 cm
Culture:
Haida, Kaigani (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Fort Simpson (Near), British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2665-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30dd22037-4940-493a-b057-cb49580f0615
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378599
Online Media:

Mask

Collector:
Capt. William Henry (?) McNeal (McNeill?)  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Width - Object:
20 cm
Height - Object:
23 cm
Depth - Object:
10 cm
Culture:
Haida, Kaigani (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Fort Simpson (Near), British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2667-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3341f5508-4cdd-4ae7-9bde-8ad63ce06c05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378601
Online Media:

William Bell Dawson (1854-1944)

Subject:
Dawson, W. Bell (William Bell) b. 1854  Search this
Canada Department of Marine and Fisheries  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Hydrographic surveying  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0906]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296692

Mask

Collector:
Lt. Richard R. Waldron  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
26.5 cm
Width - Object:
22 cm
Depth - Object:
12.5 cm
Culture:
Haida (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Vancouver Island (not certain) / Nootka Sound, Oregon Territory / British Columbia, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2658-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3845b0dfd-6e9c-429a-9e6a-30224e5eb67a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378585
Online Media:

Bird Mask

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Width - Top:
29 cm
Unknown - Top:
18 cm
Height - Bottom:
29 cm
Diameter - Bottom:
8 cm
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Northwest Coast, British Columbia (not certain), United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2661-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/356c8fc31-2754-41e9-95e6-991de1e21fba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378590

Frontlet For Headdress

Collector:
Edward Verry  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Width - Object:
17.5 cm
Height - Object:
28.5 cm
Depth - Object:
12.5 cm
Culture:
Tsimshian (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Frontlet
Place:
Northwest Coast, British Columbia (not certain), United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2662-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35000085d-4fb3-4513-b071-6cfd808cd89b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378596
Online Media:

Headdress With Frontlet

Collector:
Dr. John L. Fox  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Unknown - Cap:
17 cm
Length - Cloth:
60 cm
Unknown - Cloth:
33 cm
Width - Mask:
17 cm
Height - Mask:
27 cm
Depth - Cap:
14 cm
Culture:
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress / Frontlet
Place:
Vancouver Island (not certain) / Nootka Sound (not certain), Oregon Territory / British Columbia, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1841
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2663-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34a374957-4664-4e81-b4ef-759474f76960
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378597
Online Media:

Mask

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2664-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3efe48e6c-611a-4732-ba62-1a18dcf9f23f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378598
Online Media:

Pipe Bowl Carved From Black Slate

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
8 cm
Height - Object:
4 cm
Culture:
Haida (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2699-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3439c5b32-c712-4ad0-b68d-09e8fb78a43b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378683

Basketry Hat

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Height - Object:
19 cm
Diameter - Top:
11 cm
Diameter - Bottom:
41 cm
Culture:
Haida (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2720-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d32f6df-ad93-4dfd-a332-f5709b699632
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378999
Online Media:

Basketry Hat

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Height - Object:
18 cm
Diameter - Bottom:
33 cm
Diameter - Top:
9.5 cm
Culture:
Haida (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Northwest Coast, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2721-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3976cdee5-0ccb-4d93-b2b5-354c39b4c28f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8379010
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