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Results of data recovery efforts CityArchRiver 2015 ; Gateway Arch Revitalization Project ; Special Use Permit 6520-5700-699 ; St. Louis, Missouri prepared for Midwest Archaeological Center, National Park Service ; prepared by Don L. Booth, SCI Engineering, Incorporated

Title:
CityArchRiver 2015 Gateway Arch Revitalization Project
Author:
Booth, Don L  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (various pagings) illustrations (chiefly color) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Missouri
Saint Louis
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Date:
2018
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Fouilles (ArcheĢologie)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097196

A. Gilbert Wright Papers

Extent:
1.4 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
circa 1936-1981 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of A. Gilbert Wright provide partial documentation of most aspects of his professional career. Included are materials concerning Wright's tenure as a Rockefeller Foundation Intern at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1937-1938; his work at the Florida State Museum, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and the Smithsonian Institution; and his teaching career at the George Washington University (GWU). Less well represented are records documenting his thirteen-year career at the Illinois State Museum, and his brief tenure at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. The collection includes both personal and professional correspondence received and written by Wright between 1936 and 1981. The correspondence includes a voluminous exchange with his long-time friend, Roscoe Wilmeth, as well as letters documenting most of his professional appointments. A small group of collected materials from Wright's professional work include his report on a tour of United States museums taken during the Rockefeller internship; teaching records from his GWU course on museology; publications written by or concerning Wright; and records documenting his work at the Smithsonian, especially the By-Word Program at the National Museum of Natural History. The collection also includes photographs and slides, many of which were taken by Wright. Included are images of Wright; the muralist, Jay H. Matternes; Florida State Museum exhibits and personnel; and Smithsonian exhibits, laboratories, and research areas.
Historical Note:
A. Gilbert Wright (1909-1987) was a zoologist and exhibits curator with diverse interests in natural history, exhibits preparation, and writing. Born in Carthage, Illinois, Wright developed an interest in natural history, taxidermy, and museum curatorship in his youth. After receiving the B.A. in biology from Carthage College in 1932, he was appointed zoologist at the Illinois State Museum (ISM) in 1933. Wright gained broad museum experience as a Rockefeller Foundation intern at the Buffalo Museum of Science in 1937-1938. During his ISM tenure, he published two volumes, The Illinois State Museum, Guide to Exhibits and Common Illinois Insects. He received the M.S. degree in zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1946. Wright served briefly as chief of the School Service Department of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale in 1947-1948. In 1953 he left the ISM to accept a position as curator of exhibits at the Florida State Museum (FSM) in Gainesville. During his tenure at FSM, Wright developed exhibits for the main museum building, a "museumobile," and historical site museums throughout the state. In 1961, Wright was appointed chief of the Museum Planning Branch of the National Park Service for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis. The project was abruptly terminated in 1963 due to cost overruns for the Gateway Arch. Wright then joined the staff of the Office of Exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, as assistant chief with responsibilities for planning exhibits renovation in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1971-1972 Wright was assistant to the director of the NMNH for exhibits planning and during this time developed the Insect Zoo. From 1972 until his retirement in 1975, he was a writer/editor in the Office of Exhibits Central.

In the early 1970s, Wright began teaching courses in museology at the George Washington University. After his retirement, he directed their new Museum Studies Program until 1978. Throughout his career, Wright was an active member of the American Association of Museums and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Researchers should consult the A. Gilbert Wright oral history interviews (Record Unit 9523), in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, for extensive information on Wright and his career.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7331, A. Gilbert Wright Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7331
See more items in:
A. Gilbert Wright Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7331

A. Gilbert Wright Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Wright, A. Gilbert, (Arthur Gilbert), 1909-1987, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
9 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
1983
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Wright was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his long and wide-ranging experience in the museum field.
Descriptive Entry:
Wright was interviewed by Pamela M. Henson on five occasions between May and November of 1983. The interviews cover Wright's youth; early interests in museums, natural history, and taxidermy; his education; museum career at the Illinois State Museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Florida State Museum, National Park Service, and Smithsonian Institution; internship at the Buffalo Museum of Science; teaching at George Washington University; reminiscences of colleagues such as Arthur Sterry Coggeshall, Ralph H. Lewis, Alexander Wetmore, and John E. Anglim; and his publications and professional activities.
Historical Note:
Arthur Gilbert Wright (1909-1987), was a zoologist and exhibits curator, with diverse interests in natural history, exhibits preparation, and writing. Born in Carthage, Illinois, in 1909, Wright developed an interest in natural history, taxidermy, and museum curatorship in his youth. After receiving a B.A. in biology from Carthage College in 1932, he was appointed Zoologist at the Illinois State Museum (ISM) in 1933. Wright gained broad museum experience as a Rockefeller Foundation intern at the Buffalo Museum of Science in 1937-1938. During his ISM tenure, he published two volumes, The Illinois State Museum, Guide to Exhibits, and Common Illinois Insects. He received the M.S. degree in zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1946. Wright served briefly as Chief of the School Service Department of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale in 1947-1948. In 1953 he left the ISM to accept a position as Curator of Exhibits at the Florida State Museum (FSM) in Gainesville. During the fifties, Wright prepared exhibits for the main FSM building, a "museumobile," and historical site museums throughout the state. In 1961, Wright was appointed Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis. The project was abruptly terminated in 1963 due to cost overruns for the Gateway Arch. Wright then joined the staff of the Office of Exhibits Programs at the Smithsonian Institution, as Assistant Chief with responsibilities for planning exhibits renovation in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1971-1972 Wright was Assistant to the Director of the NMNH for exhibits planning and during this time developed the Insect Zoo. When the Office of Exhibits was reorganized in 1972, Wright became a writer/editor in the Office of the Exhibits Editor until his retirement in 1975.

In the early 1970s, Wright began teaching courses in museology at George Washington University. After his retirement, he directed their new Museum Studies Program until 1978. Throughout his career, Wright was an active member of the American Association of Museums and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Topic:
Zoologists  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9523, A. Gilbert Wright Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9523
See more items in:
A. Gilbert Wright Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9523

Finding aid to the Harold A. Bulger western forts collection / by Jennifer L. Rawlings

Title:
Harold A. Bulger western forts collection
Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Rawlings, Jennifer L  Search this
Subject:
Bulger, Harold A  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Physical description:
v, 71 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Archives
Catalogs
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2002
[2002]
Topic:
Fortification  Search this
History  Search this
Sources  Search this
Call number:
UG411.W4 J44 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833865

The Gateway Arch : an architectural dream / text by Robert J. Moore; oral and written essays edited by Robert J. Moore

Author:
Moore, Robert J  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29x35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)--History  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F474.S243 G37 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813865

Finding aid to the Adeline Smith Boyd papers, 1934-1990 / by Jennifer L. Rawlings

Title:
Adeline Smith Boyd papers
Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Rawlings, Jennifer L  Search this
Subject:
Boyd, Adeline Smith  Search this
Smith, Luther Ely 1873-1951  Search this
Smith family  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 10 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Archives
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)--Archival resources  Search this
Call number:
F474.S265 J44 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833855

Finding aid to the fur trade illustration project, 1945-1948 / by Jennifer L. Rawlings and Maxine H. Gaterman

Title:
Fur trade illustration project
Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Rawlings, Jennifer L  Search this
Gaterman, Maxine H  Search this
Subject:
Macy, William  Search this
Mulcahy, James  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Physical description:
v, 63, [9] p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Missouri
Saint Louis
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Fur trade in art  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Call number:
N8217.F85 J44 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833861

Finding aid to the administrative history collection, 1983-1984 / by Jennifer L. Rawlings

Title:
Finding aid to the JNEM administrative history project records, ca. 1931-1984
Administrative history collection
Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Rawlings, Jennifer L  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Sharon A  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) History  Search this
Physical description:
v, 7 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Archives
Catalogs
Sources
Date:
2001
[2003]
Call number:
F474.S265 J444 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833862

Finding aid to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial research reports / by Janet S. Ayres and Jennifer L. Rawlings

Title:
Finding aid to the JNEM research reports, ca. 1936-1970
JNEM research reports
Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Ayres, Janet S  Search this
Rawlings, Jennifer L  Search this
Subject:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) Archives  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) History  Search this
Physical description:
v, 128 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Bibliography
Place:
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F474.S265 J446 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833864

Gateway to the west

Title:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
1980
1989
198-?]
Call number:
NA9380.S4 G38 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694151

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial collection storage plan / prepared by Donald R. Cumberland, Jr

Author:
Cumberland, Donald  Search this
United States National Park Service Curatorial Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
1990
1990 [i.e. 1991]
Topic:
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc  Search this
Call number:
F474.S2 C96 1990
F474.S2C96 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418612

Collection preservation guide, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial national historic site / prepared by Diana R. Pardue

Author:
Pardue, Diana R  Search this
Harpers Ferry Center (U.S.) Division of Museum Services  Search this
Physical description:
161 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum registration methods  Search this
Call number:
F474.S22 P22 1983
F474.S22P22 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370907

Making a memorial : developing the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, 1933-1980 / Sharon Alice Brown

Author:
Brown, Sharon A  Search this
Subject:
Saarinen, Eero 1910-1961  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826 Monuments  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 349 leaves
Type:
Books
Place:
Missouri
St. Louis
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
1986
1983
Topic:
Memorials  Search this
Arches  Search this
Call number:
F474.S2 B879 1983a
F474.S2B879 1983a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295602

Thomas Jefferson and the pioneers to whom we owe our national expansion

Author:
Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association  Search this
United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. illus. (incl. ports.) 41 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
United States
Date:
1935
1935]
Topic:
Louisiana Purchase  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
Call number:
F474.S2 J45
F474.S2J45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146440

The Old Courthouse : Jefferson National Expansion Memorial / text by Robert J. Moore...color photos by Steve Gibson

Title:
Old Courthouse
Author:
Moore, Robert J  Search this
Gibson, Steve  Search this
Jefferson National Parks Association  Search this
Subject:
Old Courthouse (Saint Louis, Mo.) History  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Missouri
Saint Louis
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Historic buildings--History  Search this
Courthouses--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
F474.S2 M66 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_914282

26 paintings by George Catlin, from the Paul Mellon collection : lent by the National Gallery of Art

Title:
Voyages of discovery
Twenty-six paintings by George Catlin, from the Paul Mellon collection
Author:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Subject:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Mellon, Paul Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
[1965?]
Call number:
ND237.C36 A4 1965b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920980

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