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How Scientists Are Working to End Deadly Bird Strikes

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2016 North American Ornithological Conference--Catherine McKenna

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Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative: Roxy Laybourne

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Monkey Monitor: Smithsonian Scientist Meg Crofoot

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Robert A. Johnson photographs of Eskimos on Labrador coast

Creator:
Johnson, Robert A.  Search this
Extent:
5 Prints (silver gelatin)
2 Contact prints
3 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Contact prints
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Canada
Date:
circa 1930-1931, 1934, 1938
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert A. Johnson during a trip to the Labrador coast for ornithological studies in 1930-1934. They depict Eskimos, summer camps, and waterfronts at St. Maryʹs Bay, Wolf Bay, Mutton Bay, and Seven Island Bay on the Labrador coast.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert A. Johnson was an ornithologist who studied birds along the Labrador coast from 1930-1934. He also served as "Science Chief" at the Oneonta State Teacher's College in New York, which later became the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-124
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Canadian Eskimos from Labrador can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 37.
The archives at Cornell University holds Johnson's field journals.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Camps  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 76-124, Robert A. Johnson photograph collection of Eskimos on Labrador coast, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-124
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Edward William Nelson photograph collection of Mexican Indians

Creator:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
21 Prints (silver gelatin and possibly platinum)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1892-1906
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portraits of Mexican Indians and one image of a coffee plantation. The photographs were likely collected by Edward William Nelson during his field studies in Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman, 1892-1906.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edward William Nelson (1855-1934) was an explorer and naturalist for the United States government known for his studies in Alaska, California and Mexico. Born near Manchester, New Hampshire, Nelson grew up with an ardent interest in birds and the outdoors. With the help of Henry W. Henshaw and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, he gained a post as a weather observer with the Signal Corps in 1877. Nelson was stationed in St. Michael, Alaska, for the next four years, during which time he collected ethnological data and natural history collections for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1890, Nelson joined the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture as a Special Field Agent on the Death Valley Expedition of Clinton Hart Merriam. After this Expedition disbanded in 1891, Nelson continued to work in California under orders from the Bureau and met his future expedition partner Edward Alphonso Goldman. A three month field survey in Mexico in 1892 evolved into fourteen years of research by the pair, during which they made extensive investigations of Mexican mammalogy, ornithology, and ethnology. Following these studies, Nelson moved into an administrative role in the Bureau, holding appointments as Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in Charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 171
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional photographs by Nelson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 89-8, Photo Lot 133, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 (SIA RU007364) and a registry to their additional field notes.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Coffee plantations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 171, Edward William Nelson photograph collection of Mexican Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.171
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7090 Letters from George Bird Grinnell to C. Hart Merriam

Creator:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938  Search this
Correspondent:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Names:
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Extent:
200 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Newspaper clippings
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1878-1932
Scope and Contents:
Consists of correspondence with two newspaper clippings. Includes detailed discussion of the efforts of Grinnell and Merriam, through contacts with President Theodore Roosevelt and influential Congressmen, to bring about Federal investigation of charges of maladministration by the Indian Agent at the Blackfeet Reservation in 1903-4. It also contains accounts of actions taken to try to end practices adversely affecting Indians such as appropriation and ration cuts, grants of grazing rights to white cattlemen and reservations, and Agency mismanagement, with specific reference to the Cheyenne, the Standing Rock Dakota, and Geronimo's Apaches, as well as the Blackfeet. Other letters are concerned primarily with scientific discussions of ornithological, zoological, and botanical subjects and of conservation and the need for National Parks and National Forests.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7090
Local Note:
Typescript letter signed and autograph letter signed
Topic:
Federal-Indian relations -- Blackfeet  Search this
Indian interest groups -- Indian Rights Association  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- appropriations  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- ration cuts  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- grazing rights  Search this
Federal-Indian relations -- agency mismanagement  Search this
Botany  Search this
Zoology -- Ornithology  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7090, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7090
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Charles B. Cory collection of copy prints and copy negatives

Creator:
Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921  Search this
Extent:
10 Acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x7 inches.)
119 Photographic prints (gelatin silver.)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1959
Summary:
This collection contains 119 gelatin silver prints and 10 black-and-white negatives taken by Charles Barney Cory between 1877-1896. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Seminole Indians of Florida.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 119 gelatin silver copy prints and 10 copy negatives made in 1959 from Cory's original prints. (The original prints likely date from 1877 to 1896, and some of these appear as illustrations in Cory's 1896 book Hunting and Fishing in Florida.) The photographs primarily consist of informal, outdoor portraits of individual and groups of Seminole men, women, and children. In addition, some photographs depict villages and dwellings and people playing games, boating, and tending domestic animals.
Arrangement note:
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.

Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Biographical/Historical note:
A wealthy Bostonian, Charles B. Cory (1857-1921) began collecting ornithological specimens as a young man. Eventually he amassed a superior collection of birds of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, which he donated to Chicago's Field Museum. In 1883, he was one of forty-eight ornithologists invited to establish the American Ornithologists' Union.
Provenance:
In 1959, Cory's heirs apparently permitted the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to print and retain photographs from Cory's original negatives. The present location of the original negatives is unknown.

Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic materials separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Florida  Search this
Seminole Indians -- Florida -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Charles B. Cory collection of copy prints and copy negatives, 1959, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (print or negative number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.043
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections

Creator:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931  Search this
Extent:
37 Mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture)  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Matlatzinca Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nayarit (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol Indians; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.
Biographical/Historical note:
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Ornithology.  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Movement paths of 224 radio-tagged palm seeds by rodents on Barro Colorado Island, Panama.

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2016 North American Ornithological Conference--Keith Gagnon, age 9

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The Life and Art of Elizabeth Gould (Facebook Live)

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Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii

Collector:
J. K. Townsend  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Audubon. 1839. Ornithological Biography. 5: 321 (=331).
Stejneger, L. Jul 1884. Auk. 1 (3): 234.
Type Status:
Type
Cotype
Place:
Near the Mouth of the Columbia River, Questionable, Washington, United States, North America
Common name:
Northern Fulmar
Northern Fulmar (Pacific)
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Procellariiformes, Procellariidae
Published Name:
Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii
Procellaria pacifica Audubon
Fulmarus glacialis glupischa Stejneger
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
A2750
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Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/378bf8069-b9ff-46ca-bef5-e77186d6f3ca
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Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii

Collector:
J. K. Townsend  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Audubon. 1839. Ornithological Biography. 5: 321 (=331).
Stejneger, L. Jul 1884. Auk. 1 (3): 234.
Type Status:
Cotype
Place:
Near the Mouth of the Columbia River, Questionable, Washington, United States, North America
Common name:
Northern Fulmar
Northern Fulmar (Pacific)
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Procellariiformes, Procellariidae
Published Name:
Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii
Procellaria pacifica Audubon
Fulmarus glacialis glupischa Stejneger
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
A2751
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33bdd4bf8-f67c-4c0c-93a4-d965c3018b85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4138316

Library Stacks, Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1912
Circa 1912-1913
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F38_003]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403358
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2016 North American Ornithological Conference, President Jimmy Carter

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Bird Extinctions with Helen James

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Paul S. Baker Papers

Creator:
Baker, Paul S.  Search this
Extent:
2.63 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Panoramas
Photographic prints
Negatives
Correspondence
Reports
Maps
Date:
bulk 1929-1993
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: five oversized rolled panoramic unit group photographs from Brooks Field, 1929; reports from the engineering department of Chance Vought Aircraft; pilot log books; design study brochures; the flight records of Paul S. Baker; volumes 1-5 of the Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences; correspondence; maps; ten issues of The Flying Kaydet; and photographs. The reports include information on the following aircraft: Vought F4U-1 Corsair; Vought XF5U-1 Skimmer; Vought F7U-3 Cutlass; Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass; Vought XF6U-1 Pirate; and North American P-51A Mustang. The photographs include: fifteen 3 x 5 black and white photographs taken during an orientation cruise in June 1946; nine 3.5 x 4.5 black and white photographs of the Vought XOS2U-1 Kingfisher; twelve 3.5 x 4.5 black and white photographs of the Vought XSB2U-1 Vindicator taken in 1937; twelve 3 x 4.5 negatives of the XO4U-2 Cockpit Cooling tank; eight 2.5 x 4 black and white photographs of employees working in the structures section of the Chance Vought Aircraft Engineering Department; one 3 x 5 black and white photograph of the plant of the Chance Vought Corporation in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul S. Baker (born October 2, 1907), received his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT In 1929 and that same year learned to fly at Brooks Field, Texas. Baker was an experimental test pilot, chief of aerodynamics, engineering manager and chief technical engineer, for Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft and Chance Vought Aircraft - United Aircraft Corporation. Baker was active in the United States Army Air Corps Reserve, especially with the 118th Photo Section. Throughout his life, Baker was an activist for the environment and a member of several ornithological societies. After retirement, Baker began work with the Center for Conservation Biology.
Provenance:
Paul Seaman Baker, Gift, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
Vought aircraft  Search this
Airports  Search this
Vougth F4U-1 Corsair  Search this
Vought XF5U-1 Skimmer  Search this
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass  Search this
Vought XF6U-1 Pirate  Search this
Vought XOS2U-1 Kingfisher  Search this
Vought XSB2U-1 Vindicator  Search this
North American P-51A Mustang  Search this
Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Panoramas
Photographic prints
Negatives
Correspondence
Reports
Maps
Citation:
Paul S. Baker Papers, Accession number XXXX-0655, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0655
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Genus indet. sp indet.

Type Citation:
Houde. 1988. Nuttall Ornithological Club Pub. (22): 12, ment.
Place:
Park County, Wyoming, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Laurasiatheria Carnivora Miacidae
Published Name:
Genus indet. sp indet.
USNM Number:
PAL336572
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Mammals Terrestrial - Paleogene
Mammalia Eocene Wasatchian Big Horn Basin
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e36b80c7-3a5c-4fb4-93d8-dc38755093bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3454102

Genus indet. sp indet.

Type Citation:
Houde. 1988. Nuttall Ornithological Club Pub. (22): 12, ment.
Place:
Park County, Wyoming, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Laurasiatheria Carnivora Miacidae
Published Name:
Genus indet. sp indet.
USNM Number:
PAL336573
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Mammals Terrestrial - Paleogene
Mammalia Eocene Wasatchian Big Horn Basin
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9e1409a-ad5b-4074-b849-4ebb806d28c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3454103

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