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Nathan Reingold Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Reingold, Nathan, 1927- , interviewee  Search this
Extent:
5 audiotapes (Reference copies). 9 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Transcripts
Electronic records
Date:
1973, 1995-1996
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.

Dr. Reingold was interviewed for the Oral History Program for his knowledge of the history of the Institution and because he made significant scholarly and administrative contributions to the Smithsonian during 27 years of service.
Descriptive Entry:
Reingold was interviewed on December 19, 1973, by Miriam S. Freilicher and William A. Deiss to obtain background information on the history of the Smithsonian and to discuss potential issues and interviewees for the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Program. On October 5, 1995, Pamela M. Henson recorded Reingold's autobiographical lecture, "Life Begins at Forty: On Becoming a Historian," presented at the Smithsonian Institution Archives Research in Progress Lecture Series. On May 28 and 31, 1996, Henson conducted two additional interviews with Reingold that cover his family history and career as a historian of American science and documentary editor, and because of his significant scholarly contributions to the Smithsonian during 27 years of service. The interviews provide an overview of the lives and careers of Nathan and his first wife Ida from a survey of their memorabilia, awards, medals, personal records, manuscripts and photographs, now part of Reingold's personal papers at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Reingold discusses his work at the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian, reminiscences of colleagues, particularly S. Dillon Ripley and Frederick Seitz, the early development of the Joseph Henry Papers Project and the role of research at the Smithsonian.
Historical Note:
Nathan Reingold received his B.A. (1947) and M.A. (1948) from New York University and the Ph.D. in American Studies (1951) from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1951, he joined the staff of the National Archives, and then worked at the Science and Technology Division of the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1966. In 1966, he was appointed the founding editor of the Joseph Henry Papers Project at the Smithsonian, which he directed until 1985. He was then appointed senior historian at the National Museum of American History until his retirement in 1993. Reingold's major publications included Science, American Style, 1991, Science in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History, 1964, and Science in America: A Documentary History, 1900-1939, 1981. Reingold was noted as a pioneer in the study of the history of American science.
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
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Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Transcripts
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9503, Nathan Reingold Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9503
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Nathan Reingold Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Continues Dr. Reingold's reminiscences about his life, focusing on stories from photographs in the Nathan Reingold Papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives, reminiscences of colleagues, particularly S. Dillon Ripley and Frederick Seitz, the early dev...

Collection Creator::
Reingold, Nathan, 1927- , interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9503, Nathan Reingold Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Joseph Henry Papers Project [electronic resource]

Author:
Rothenberg, Marc 1949-  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project Archival resources  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Archives
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1997-
19th century
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Call number:
Q143.H52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616255

FY 1993 Budget: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-127, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Joseph Henry Papers (Project), 1991

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-128, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Joseph Henry Papers Project

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities. Office of Service and Protocol  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-071, Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities. Office of Service and Protocol, Summary Report Records
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Summary Report Records
Summary Report Records / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Institutional History Division Reports: Joseph Henry Papers Project General, 2000

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-254, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, SIA Files
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SIA Files
SIA Files / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Document Files

Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1987-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of documentation for the Joseph Henry Papers (JHP) Project database, and Henry documents in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-284
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Document Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-284

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
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Document Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-284-refidd1e183

JHP Shelf List as of September 1987

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
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Document Files
Document Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-284-refidd1e191

Instructions for JHP Database and Codes

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
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Document Files
Document Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-284-refidd1e203

Calendar of the Unknowns (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
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Document Files
Document Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-284-refidd1e215

Henryana Abstract

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-284, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Document Files
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Document Files
Document Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-284-refidd1e227

Chronologic Files

Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1966-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the outgoing correspondence of the Joseph Henry Papers Project staff. Topics include Joseph Henry, the history of science, research, professional activities, publications, publicity, and public inquiries. The Joseph Henry Papers Project is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Research  Search this
Publicity  Search this
History publishing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
Identifier:
Accession 05-295
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Chronologic Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-295

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
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Chronologic Files
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-295-refidd1e189

October 1966-March 1972

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
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Chronologic Files
Chronologic Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-295-refidd1e197

Box 2

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
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Chronologic Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-295-refidd1e210

April 1972-April 1976

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
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Chronologic Files
Chronologic Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-295-refidd1e218

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-295, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Chronologic Files
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Chronologic Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-295-refidd1e231

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