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Radiometer

Measurements:
overall: 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 13.97 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
Radiometer
Other Terms:
Radiometer; Medicine
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. John Hunter Selby
ID Number:
MG.M-05186
Catalog number:
M-05186
Accession number:
166701
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-715f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724066
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Double-vane radiometer

Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 4.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
radiometer
Credit Line:
from International Business Machines, Inc., William J. Hammer Collection
ID Number:
EM.320449
Catalog number:
320449
Accession number:
241402
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Exhibition:
Artifact Wall
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b555-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300729
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Crookes electrical radiometer tube

Measurements:
overall: 16 1/2 in x 5 in; x 41.91 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Radiometer
Other Terms:
Radiometer; Electron Tubes
Credit Line:
from Rutgers University, thru Peter Lindenfeld
ID Number:
EM.327623
Catalog number:
327623
Accession number:
268279
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3038-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705012
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Model, Meteorological Satellite, Nimbus 2

Materials:
Aluminum, paint, plastic, steel, wood, cadmium plating
Dimensions:
Overall (complete model): 10 ft. × 10 ft. 11 in. × 5 ft. (304.8 × 332.7 × 152.4cm)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of General Electric, Missile & Space Division
Inventory Number:
A19680229000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv992abd9f0-4720-4026-bf74-09756146785a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680229000
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Model, Meteorological Satellite, Geostationary Meteorological Satellite

Manufacturer:
Hughes Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic Metal Alloy
Wood
Plastic
Steel
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 9.8 × 9.8 × 15.9cm (3 7/8 × 3 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Hughes Aircraft Co.
Inventory Number:
A19750780000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b91faa5b-a3c5-4794-9dec-cff3800c630d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750780000
Online Media:

Model, Planetary Probe, Mariner 2

Manufacturer:
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, mesh wire, steel
Dimensions:
Approximate: 45.72 x 30.48cm (1ft 6in. x 1ft)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Inventory Number:
A19751493000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94ef17e4d-4fcc-4262-84f7-2aa9c270623f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19751493000
Online Media:

Engineering Model, Mariner 2

Manufacturer:
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, mixed metals
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 ft. 1 in. tall x 5 ft. 10 in. wide x 5 ft. 10 in. deep, 1118 lb. (246.4 x 177.8 x 177.8cm, 507.1kg)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed-Test Vehicles
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
July 1, 1976 to present
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760027000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9cf9b7de0-e617-4ede-8d44-8232c2de777d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19760027000

Meteorological Satellite, ITOS

Manufacturer:
RCA Astro Electronics  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, copper, glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 121.9 × 101.6cm, 308.9kg, 101.6cm (4 ft. × 3 ft. 4 in., 681lb., 3 ft. 4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19761828000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93a073829-3385-4be6-8b5f-78d2b756d099
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19761828000
Online Media:

Meteorological Satellite, ITOS E-2

Manufacturer:
RCA Astro Electronics  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, plastics.
Dimensions:
Overall: 65 in. tall x 52 in. wide x 42 in. deep (165.1 x 132.08 x 106.68cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780162000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e3e88bc3-0379-4976-8a53-a2b8763ce462
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19780162000
Online Media:

Satellite, Meteorological, ITOS

Manufacturer:
RCA Astro Electronics  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, plastics, glass, mylar
Dimensions:
Overall (folded): 65 in. tall x 52 in. wide x 42 in. deep (165.1 x 132.1 x 106.7cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from International Communications Agency
Inventory Number:
A19800408000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c7ef89a4-0c59-4d78-9663-cc0943295303
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19800408000
Online Media:

Model, Meteorological Satellite, Seasat 1

Manufacturer:
Scale Model Company  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, aluminum
Dimensions:
Overall: 68.58 high x 53.34 wide x 44.45 deep cm (2ft 3in. x 1ft 9in. x 1ft 5 1/2in.)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Inventory Number:
A19840051000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96471143e-7e15-4c45-a855-861130b3053a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840051000
Online Media:

Satellite, WMAP, Reconstructed Engineering Model

Manufacturer:
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum and mixed metal framing, thermal insulation, electronic detectors, mixed microwave electronics.
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 ft long x 5 ft deep x 12 ft 1 in. tall, 480 lb. (304.8 x 152.4 x 368.3cm, 217.7kg)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Inventory Number:
A20060634000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e626cba1-2674-4c8e-8ae5-e1c4317903c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20060634000
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Electron radiometer

Maker:
DuMont Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 14 3/4 in x 8 in x 17 1/4 in; 37.465 cm x 20.32 cm x 43.815 cm
radiometer only: 10 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Radiometer, Electron
radiometer
Credit Line:
from Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, Dumont Laboratories Div., thru Edgar S. Hill
ID Number:
EM.328351
Catalog number:
328351
Accession number:
270517
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-42e4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713316

MISR (Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22fe4d4bc-047c-4311-8d95-6089840759db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref13301

MISR (Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer) [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OM-500000-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / MISR (Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d87a8a5f-4e05-4368-9dd0-23592f061999
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref13302

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
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Radiometer, Far-Infrared, Balloon Borne

Manufacturer:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mixed metals and ceramics
Electronics
Zeolite
Dimensions:
3-D: 63.5 × 40.6 × 99.1cm (25 × 16 × 39 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Cheng and Stephan S. Meyer.
Inventory Number:
A20010306000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9eec76e3e-9edf-4f7e-bbcc-e902affff292
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20010306000
Online Media:

Remote Sensing

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Conant was a pioneer in the use of satellite data in anthropological research. In 1977-1980, he conducted research on human ecology in West Pokot District, Kenya, where he had worked previously during the 1960s. To study the interrelationships between subsistence resources and population change in the sahel of East Africa, he employed satellite data, aerial photography, radiometric measurements (collected using a radiometer/camera that he and his team developed), and traditional anthropological fieldwork.

Most of the files in this series pertain to his research in Kenya using remote sensing tools. These materials include his grant application; field notebooks; spectrometer, radiometer, and compass measurements; sketch maps; records of photos taken; 35mm slides and prints; transcripts of sound recordings; and notes on crops, trees, and grass. This series also contains files relating to his consultancy work for Ecosystems, Ltd. and Kenya's Ministry of Transport and Communications, which involved interpreting aerial photography for changes taking place along rural access roads.

Additional materials in the series include Conant's grant applications for research on the spread of AIDS using satellite data, a paper coauthored by Conant on the development of a portable radiometer/camera, and files relating to a 1992 conference on Anthropology of Human Behavior Through Geographic Information and Analysis. The series also contains information regarding remote sensing equipment and unpublished papers by Ernestine Cary and John Roberts on their research in Kenya involving the use of satellite data.

For other material from Conant's research in Kenya during the 1970s, see Series 8 Sound Recordings, Subseries: Kenya 1970s for an associated sound recording. Series 9. Digital Files contains satellite-related files.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 3
See more items in:
Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33d210ade-93ba-4d9c-b2ac-d62fe4b65a0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref188

Radiometer Photos

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Container:
Box 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Scope and Contents note:
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 3: Remote Sensing
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw329561681-f031-4016-9a12-3c08ae99c589
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref193

[Paper on portable camera/radiometer by Conant, Brest, Cary, and Egbert]

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Container:
Box 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 3: Remote Sensing
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3749707a6-2fc1-490c-b006-72abcc2987b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref195

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