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National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Extent:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital images
Transcripts
Date:
2009-2011
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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 reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

As part of the celebration of the Centennial of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), oral history interviews were conducted with museum staff members from an array of professions and subject areas, by SIA Institutional History Division staff, American University students, and volunteers from 2009 to 2011. Interviewees were nominated by NMNH staff and the project was coordinated by Heather P. Ewing. Interviews were recorded in digital audio and digital video, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection.
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews discuss their careers at the NMNH, work with collections, research, scientific illustration, exhibits, taxidermy, museum security, interaction with the public and staff. The NMNH Centennial Interviews consist of c. 38.75 hours of interview with 21.25 hours of digital audio recordings, 17.5 hours of digital video recordings, and c. 500 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
National Museum of Natural History interviewees include Andre R. Bell, Protection Services, NMNH; Audrey Butler, Food Services; Alan H. Cheetham, Curator of Paleobiology; R. "Chip" Clark, museum photographer; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator of Meteorites; Donald Davis, Curator of Entomology; Elizabeth Dietrich, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Museum Support Center; Leon Dixon, Locksmith Foreman; Nathan Erwin, manager, Insect Zoo; Frank M. Greenwell, taxidermist; Kristofer M. Helgen, Curator of Mammals; Gary F. Hevel, Museum Specialist, Department of Entomology; David Hunt, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; James J. Krakker, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; Storrs L. Olson, Curator of Birds; David L. Pawson, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology; Paul W. Pohwat, Museum Specialist, Department of Mineral Sciences; Paul D. Rhymer, exhibits specialist; Mary E. Rice, director Emeritus, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce; Martha Rosen, Natural History Branch Librarian for Smithsonian Institution Libraries; George F. "Rusty" Russell, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Department of Botany; and George Venable, scientific illustrator, Department of Entomology.

Interviewers included Inci Bowman, Mignon Davis, and Mark White from NMNH, Lauren Dare and Pamela M. Henson from Smithsonian Institution Archives, Emma Lang, John Minks, James Nelson, Cigdem Pakel, William Stapleton, and Bridget Sullivan from American University, and Courtney Shaw and Mary A. Thomas from Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Restrictions:
Some of these interviews are restricted. The Andre Bell, Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Kristofer M. Helgen, Storrs L. Olson, Paul W. Pohwat, Paul D. Rhymer, and Mary E. Rice interviews cannot be used without their permission prior to 2050. The Leon Dixon, Donald Davis, David L. Pawson, and Martha Rosen interview transcripts cannot be used without their permission. The George Venable recording cannot be used without permission. The Audrey Butler, Alan Cheetham, Chip Clark, Elizabeth Dietrich, Nathan Erwin, Frank Greenwell, Gary Hevel, David Hunt, James Krakker, and Rusty Russell interviews are unrestricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Photography -- Scientific applications  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Cafeterias  Search this
Security guards  Search this
Food service  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Scientific illustration  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital images
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9622, National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9622
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National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9622

Neil Allen Papers

Creator:
Allen, Neil.  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Date:
1972-1976, 1985
Descriptive Entry:
Neil Allen of Neil Allen Productions worked on the audiovisual elements of the Hall of Photography at the National Museum of American History. The hall opened in 1972 and was organized by Eugene Ostroff, curator. Allen worked on installations of photographs broken down into seven broad categories: scientific photography, frontier photography, family photography, news and documentary photography, amateur photography, color photography, and applications of photography. Materials include correspondence, contracts, research notes, scripts, images, motion picture film, audio recordings, and clippings.
Topic:
Photography -- History  Search this
Photography -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Photography -- Scientific applications  Search this
Photojournalism  Search this
Color photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-075, Neil Allen Papers
Identifier:
Accession 12-075
See more items in:
Neil Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-075

[Applicazione della fotografia alla microscopia]

Author:
Tedeschi, V (Vitale) 1854-1919  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[7] pages, [23] leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1870
1880
Topic:
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001292 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178990

Neil Allen Papers, 1972-1976, 1985

Creator:
Allen, Neil  Search this
Subject:
Allen, Neil  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Photography  Search this
Neil Allen Productions  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Date:
1972
1972-1985
1972-1976, 1985
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Photojournalism  Search this
Color photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-075
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_311588

La Lumière : revue de la photographie, beaux-arts, heliographie, sciences

Physical description:
20 v. : ill. ; 37 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1851
1870
1851-1870
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
TR1 .L8
TR1.L8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161634

Journal of applied photographic engineering

Author:
Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
ill. 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1975
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
TR1.S76 A3
TR1.S76A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189083

Journal of imaging technology

Title:
Imaging technology
Author:
IS & T--the Society for Imaging Science and Technology  Search this
Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
17 v. : ill ; 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1984
1991
[c1984-1991]
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Imaging systems--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TR1.S76 A3
TR1.S76A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189247

Address [microform] / by Sir David Brewster

Author:
Brewster, David 1781-1868  Search this
British Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
Physical description:
xiv p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1981
1850
1850?]
Topic:
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 221
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376212

Photographia applicada aos trabalhos geographicos [microform] : processos de impressão photographica com tintas gordas : principaes grupos e processos : noticia abreviada

Author:
Portugal Direcção geral dos trabalhos geographicos portuguezes Secção photographia  Search this
Exposição nacional (1st : 1875 : Lisbon)  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1981
1875
Topic:
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 1214
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376967

La lumière [microform] : revue de la photographie, beaux- arts, héliograhie, sciences

Physical description:
20 v. : ill. ; 37 cm
Type:
Microforms
Periodicals
Date:
1851
1851-1870
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
mfm 1212n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399410

Nearly a Decade After Fukushima, Photos Capture Residents' Bittersweet Return

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:48:38 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_48667774b48bf1552da9280be19dd07f

Fotociencia 2015-2018 : Concurso Nacional de Fotografía

Title:
Concurso Nacional de Fotografía : Fotociencia 2015-2018
Publisher:
Panama Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación  Search this
Author:
Concurso Nacional de Fotografía Cientifica "FotoCiencia"  Search this
Physical description:
103 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Panama
Date:
2018
Topic:
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Science  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art and science  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104219

Traité pratique de la préparation des produits photographiques [microform] / par Paul Ganichot

Author:
Ganichot, Paul  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 18 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1900
1991
[18--?]
Topic:
Photography--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
mfm 2443n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421400

[Trade catalogs from Richardson Camera Co.]

Company Name:
Richardson Camera Co.  Search this
Notes content:
film transport mechanisms for photography in scientific applications, space exploration, intelligence gathering, and documentation ; offer custom design for scientific instrumentation applications ; film viewers ; film readers ; animation photography equipment ; camera motors ; bubble chamber cameras ; precision photographic instrumentation
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
Cameras  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11138
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11138

Compact and inexpensive kite apparatus for geomorphological field aerial photography, with some remarks on operations

Author:
Scheidt, Stephen P.  Search this
Lorenz, Ralph D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Flight  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135451

Cover page and first page of W. A. Bentley's "Studies Among the Snow Crystals"

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 Color: Color ; Size: 9 3/8w x 11 6/8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
1902
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0984 and SIA2011-0985
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12882

Letter from W. A. Bentley to S. P. Langley, December 26, 1904

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
December 26, 1904
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0986 and SIA2011-0987
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12883
Online Media:

Letter from W. A. Bentley to S. P. Langley, December 15, 1904

Author:
Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Pictorial works
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
December 15, 1904
Topic:
Snow  Search this
Photography  Search this
Donors  Search this
Snowflakes  Search this
Letters  Search this
Crystallography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0988 and SIA2011-0989 and SIA2011-0990 and SIA2011-0991
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12884
Online Media:

Applications de la photographie aux arts industriels [microform] / par G.H. Niewenglowki]

Author:
Niewenglowski, G.-H (Gaston-Henri) 1871-  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. : ill
Type:
Microform par GH Niewenglowkis
Date:
1981
1899
[1899]
Topic:
Photography, Industrial  Search this
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 1476
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_377009

Scientific photography and applied imaging / Sidney F. Ray

Author:
Ray, Sidney F  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 559 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
Topic:
Photography--Scientific applications  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_836433

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