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Charles G. Abbot Papers, 1891-1973

Creator:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Subject:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Moore, Lillian Elvira  Search this
Johnson, Virginia Andes  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Mount Montezuma Station (Calama, Chile)  Search this
Table Mountain Station (California)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Mount Brukkaros Station (Southwest Africa)  Search this
Mount Saint Katherine Station (Egypt)  Search this
Mount Harquahala Station (Arizona)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.79 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box) (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Books
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Plates (illustrations)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Europe
Africa
South America
Canada
West (U.S.)
Date:
1891
1891-1973
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404753

Historic Mount Wilson Observatory Threatened by Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:22:53 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_9e4647e1b1320e91a4e55361485987af

Minutes

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
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Rocket, Solid Fuel, Smokeless Powder, R.H. Goddard

Manufacturer:
Dr. Robert H. Goddard  Search this
Materials:
Overall, steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 47.6 × 2.1cm (18 3/4 × 13/16 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1918
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
Inventory Number:
A19850179000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c06d1efd-d58e-4391-8409-445f7ce4ad6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19850179000
Online Media:

Edwin Hubble

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Powell Hubble, 20 Nov 1889 - 28 Sep 1953  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.7 × 19.8 cm (9 3/4 × 7 13/16")
Sheet: 25.4 × 20.6 cm (10 × 8 1/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\San Diego\mountains\Palomar Mountain
Date:
1949
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Equipment\Optical Devices\Telescope  Search this
Edwin Powell Hubble: Male  Search this
Edwin Powell Hubble: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Edwin Powell Hubble: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Laura Peebles and Ellen Fingerman
Object number:
NPG.2016.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm406a8a61e-b759-4fde-9597-4156f0356fc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.20

60c Probing the Vastness of Space sheet of six

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409
Printer:
American Packaging Corporation  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor); adhesive
Dimensions:
12.5 x 18.5 cm (4 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2019.131.1-6
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm83db8e0b9-584e-4728-a2d1-1d5ff71fcb87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2019.131.1-6

60c Hubble Space Telescope single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409a
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 × 1 9/16 in. (2.54 × 3.97 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.688
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm80ad92a42-bfcb-44cc-a872-26c21ed5ea9c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.688

60c Optical and Infrared Telescopes single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409c
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 4 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Hawaii
United States of America
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.691
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bb7fbe25-48ce-4eca-8a61-a600a2fde799
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.691

60c Optical Telescope, Mount Wilson Observatory, California single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409e
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 4 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
California
United States of America
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.694
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84defa562-c358-4e53-976d-c651af81a0f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.694

60c Radio Interferometer very large array, New Mexico single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409b
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 4 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New Mexico
United States of America
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.697
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm837994574-ed4d-4fd1-858b-23fd526121c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.697

60c Optical Telescopes, Cerro Tololo Observatory, Chile single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409d
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 4 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Chile (republic)
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.700
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8169b7606-b65a-4f21-9ba2-11672687f74d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.700

60c Radio Telescope, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3409f
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure; adhesive
Dimensions:
2.5 x 4 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
PUERTO RICO (U.S. administration)
Date:
July 10, 2000
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.703
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm848f728ee-5c9c-40c9-97c3-7b77ee6ef0b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2020.703

Telescope

Maker:
Ritchey, George Willis  Search this
Measurements:
aperture: 24 in; 60.96 cm
skeleton tube: 7 ft; 2.1336 m
Object Name:
telescope
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Williams Bay
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Credit Line:
Yerkes Observatory
ID Number:
PH.328000
Accession number:
270028
Catalog number:
328000
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-151f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687360

Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 52 in; 132.08 cm
overall: 76 in x 103 in x 35 in; 193.04 cm x 261.62 cm x 88.9 cm
Object Name:
telescope
ID Number:
PH.334722
Catalog number:
334722
Accession number:
312745
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ea6d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167199
Online Media:

Telescope, Schmidt Camera

Measurements:
overall: 51 in x 36 in x 46 in; 129.54 cm x 91.44 cm x 116.84 cm
overall: 70 in x 48 in x 36 in; 177.8 cm x 121.92 cm x 91.44 cm
Object Name:
Telescope, Schmidt Camera
ID Number:
PH.325909
Catalog number:
325909
Accession number:
255604
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e9a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1187387

Sallie Baliunas

Author:
Padilla, Steve  Search this
Subject:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1986
Topic:
Baliunas, Salle  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Women  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Standard number:
86-3105-16
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10183

Postcard of the Dome at the Mt. Wilson Observatory

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
California
Date:
1938
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Science  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07685 (front) and SIA2013-07686 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14050
Online Media:

Postcard of Hotel at Mt. Wilson

Subject:
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Postcard
Photographic print
Place:
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
California
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07677 (front) and SIA2013-07678 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14053
Online Media:

Postcard of Snow at Mt. Wilson Hotel

Subject:
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Postcard
Photographic print
Place:
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
California
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Snow  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07679 (front) and SIA2013-07680 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14054
Online Media:

Postcard of Sun Tower at Mt. Wilson

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Mount Wilson Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 3.5w x 5.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Postcard
Photographic print
Place:
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
California
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Science  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07681 (front) and SIA2013-07682 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14055
Online Media:

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