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Geometric Model, Wave Surface for Refraction in a Negative Biaxial Crystal, D41,5

Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 cm x 16 cm x 11 cm; 4 11/32 in x 6 5/16 in x 4 11/32 in
Object Name:
Geometric Model
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Department of Mathematics, The University of Michigan
ID Number:
1982.0795.20
Catalog number:
1982.0795.20
Accession number:
1982.0795
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-dd7d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1213968
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Geometric Model, Wave Surfaces for Refraction in a Negative Biaxial Crystal, D41,7

Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
Geometric Model
Place made:
Europe
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Department of Mathematics, The University of Michigan
ID Number:
1982.0795.22
Catalog number:
1982.0795.22
Accession number:
1982.0795
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8c8e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1213973
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Challinor Family Home Movies

Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
16mm motion picture film
Place:
Massachusetts
White Mountain National Forest (N.H. and Me.)
Mount Snow Ski Resort
Vermont
Murten (Switzerland)
Noroton Heights (Darien, Conn.)
Switzerland
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Iceland
Half Dome (Calif.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Bermuda Islands
Guilford (Me.)
Maine
Norfolk (Conn.)
Guilford (Conn.)
Date:
1956-1965
Summary:
David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises seven silent 16mm color home movies depicting David and Joan Challinor, their four children, and other family or friends. Subject matter includes the family's home in Connecticut as well as family vacations throughout the northeastern United States and Bermuda, Switzerland, and Iceland.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into one series.

Series 1, Motion Picture Film, 1956-1965
Biographical / Historical:
David Challinor and Joan Ridder Challinor were married in 1952 and lived in Houston, Texas where David worked as a cotton broker, farmer, and then a mortgage banker. They had four children: Julia, Mary, Sarah, and David, and six grandchildren. In the late 1950s, they settled in Connecticut, where David pursued graduate studies in forest ecology at Yale University and during which time the couple made home movies.

From 1960-1964, David Challinor served as the deputy director of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History under Sidney Dillon Ripley, and in 1965 became the acting director after Ripley became the Smithsonian's secretary. When in 1966 Challinor received his doctorate from Yale University, Ripley recruited him to serve as the Special Assistant for Tropical Biology of the Smithsonian's Office of the Secretary. From 1967-1971 he served as the deputy director and, subsequently, the director of the Office of International Activites. He then served as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research for sixteen years before becoming the Science Advisor to the Secretary prior to his retirement in 1996 when he was named Scientist Emeritus for the National Zoological Park. He died in 2008, leaving a professional legacy of conservationism.

During Challinor's tenure as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research at the Smithsonian, Joan R. Challinor pursued graduate studies in history at American University, receiving her doctorate in 1982. Her work involved serving on numerous committees and organizations, many of which were library and education related, including the Schlesinger Library Advisory Committee and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Through the 1980s and 1990s, she lectured at American University, was a research associate at the National Museum of American History, wrote numerous essays, edited two books, and even produced a documentary film about Thomas Paine. She was also the director of Knight Ridder, Inc., a print media company, from 1989 until 2001. She continues to live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The Schlesinger Library of the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University holds the "Papers of Joan R. Challinor, 1848, 1975-2008", which includes her correspondence, meeting and conference materials, articles, speeches, reports, photographs, and audiotapes (Accession #MC 678; T-446).

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds numerous archival collections, including photographs, papers, files, records, and oral histories related to David Challinor.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Joan Challinor in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Fourth of July celebrations  Search this
Hiking  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Camping -- 20th century  Search this
Biologists  Search this
Family vacations  Search this
Conservationists  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Swimming  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm motion picture film
Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1233
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Challinor Family Home Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1233

Genus undet. sp sp. undet.

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Prep Count:
2
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1935
Common name:
Mammal
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Order indet. Family indet.
Published Name:
Genus undet. sp sp. undet.
USNM Number:
PAL414738
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/339891de9-3f10-4327-a70d-480de2c3b116
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343196

Rhizomys sp

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Prep Count:
2
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1935
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Gliriformes Rodentia Rhizomyidae
Published Name:
Rhizomys sp
USNM Number:
PAL414741
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34cc05bc5-1bab-426f-8bbd-28f49416de5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343199

Ramapithecus brevirostris Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Ramapithecus brevirostris Lewis
USNM Number:
V13584
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
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Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31a1d66c5-2a50-4ff2-bebc-a965327911e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343249

Ramapithecus hariensis Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Ramapithecus hariensis Lewis
USNM Number:
V13585
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ab874fbb-e05f-438c-8bb7-42aba6fd2f88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343250

Sugrivapithecus salmontanus Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Sugrivapithecus salmontanus Lewis
USNM Number:
V13586
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cec29f23-489d-4451-a503-7dc669bb47a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343251

Dryopithecus sp

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Dryopithecus sp
USNM Number:
V13587
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a497a6c1-0bf5-4ded-ae0c-e037c18028f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343252

Dryopithecus cautleyi

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Dryopithecus cautleyi
USNM Number:
V13588
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
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Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e8c4f2ba-5b8b-4b5a-9b53-476a810c898f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343253

Dryopithecus sivalensis Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Dryopithecus sivalensis Lewis
USNM Number:
V13589
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3accb9a0a-95bd-4408-b333-f0301b48d181
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343254

Bramapithecus thorpei Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Bramapithecus thorpei Lewis
USNM Number:
V13590
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/320f50a8b-5f76-41cf-90d6-ac51eecd6f61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343255

Dryopithecus incognitum Lewis

Collector:
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Place:
India
Collection Date:
1934
Common name:
Primate
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Pongidae
Published Name:
Dryopithecus incognitum Lewis
USNM Number:
V13591
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Paleogeneral
Mammals Terrestrial - Neogene
Mammalia Neogene International
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d0ae12e6-156d-4ec0-a8e7-49a5de9a605e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3343256

George Grant MacCurdy photograph collection of skeletal material from the Peruvian Highlands

Collector:
MacCurdy, George Grant, 1863-1947  Search this
Extent:
100 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Peruvian human skeletal remains, mostly skulls, possibly from the Bingham Expedition.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Grant MacCurdy (1863-1947) was a prehistoric archeologist and physical anthropologist. He studied at Harvard University and Yale University, and in Vienna, Paris, and Berlin. For over thirty years, MacCurdy was a professor and curator of anthropological collections at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. In 1921, MacCurdy cofounded the American School in France for Prehistoric Studies, which trained students how to conduct archeological investigations at prehistoric sites.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of skeletal material from Peru can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 73-26C, and Photo Lot 83-41.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 77-31, George Grant MacCurdy photograph collection of skeletal material from the Peruvian Highlands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-77-31

Discovery : magazine of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University

Author:
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1965
19uu
C1965-
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Call number:
QH1 .D612
QH1.D612
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64252

Notes on Radiata in the museum of Yale College

Author:
Verrill, A. E (Addison Emery) 1839-1926  Search this
Subject:
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
p. 247-613. pl. 4-10. 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Connecticut
Date:
1871
1871]
Topic:
Ctenophora--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Cnidaria--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Call number:
QL375 .V47 1871
QL375.V47 1871
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360117

Parhyalella ruffoi

Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
Male
Type Citation:
Lazo-Wasem, E. A. & Gable, M. F. 2001. A revision of Parhyalella Kunkel (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin. 46: 1-80.
Type Status:
Holotype
Place:
Piura, Peru, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
7 Oct 1926
Common name:
Amphipods
Published Name:
Parhyalella ruffoi Lazo-Wasem & Gable, 2001
USNM Number:
1000158
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/380e06018-082e-488f-860b-7d4f6bd43b18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_786195

Parhyalella ruffoi

Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
Female
Type Citation:
Lazo-Wasem, E. A. & Gable, M. F. 2001. A revision of Parhyalella Kunkel (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin. 46: 1-80.
Type Status:
Allotype
Place:
Piura, Peru, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
7 Oct 1926
Common name:
Amphipods
Published Name:
Parhyalella ruffoi Lazo-Wasem & Gable, 2001
USNM Number:
1000159
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/368698d46-29df-4284-86fd-8f093b1411ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_786196

Parhyalella ruffoi

Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
Male
Type Citation:
Lazo-Wasem, E. A. & Gable, M. F. 2001. A revision of Parhyalella Kunkel (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin. 46: 1-80.
Type Status:
Paratype
Place:
Piura, Peru, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
7 Oct 1926
Common name:
Amphipods
Published Name:
Parhyalella ruffoi Lazo-Wasem & Gable, 2001
USNM Number:
1000160
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d59d1e8-873a-4f3d-9209-1fcac07b438e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_786197

Parhyalella ruffoi

Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
Male
Type Citation:
Lazo-Wasem, E. A. & Gable, M. F. 2001. A revision of Parhyalella Kunkel (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin. 46: 1-80.
Type Status:
Paratype
Place:
Piura, Peru, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
7 Oct 1926
Common name:
Amphipods
Published Name:
Parhyalella ruffoi Lazo-Wasem & Gable, 2001
USNM Number:
1000161
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3570112b9-009e-4e33-ac20-dd617af71983
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_786198

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