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Science and Religion in Context: Metanexus Meets in Philadelphia

Author:
Hintz, Eric S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2004
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_118052

Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1998-2000
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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.

The Walter Shropshire, Oral History Interviews were recorded to document the history of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Radiation and Organisms (DRO) of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), which then became the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL) and later the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).
Descriptive Entry:
Pamela M. Henson, Historian, from the Smithsonian Institution Archives, conducted these interviews as a part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Oral History Collection. These interviews cover the history of the Smithsonian's Radiation Biology Laboratory; the research conducted by its staff; the challenges faced by administrators; changes in the scientific field of biophysics; and Shropshire's personal life and pastoral career. Interviews of Shropshire include audiotape sessions and photographs.

The Walter Shropshire, Oral History Interviews consist of 16 interview sessions, totaling approximately 15 hours of audiotape recordings and 684 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Scientific research has always been essential to the Smithsonian Institution's mission. These interviews focus on the history of the Smithsonian's Division of Radiation and Organisms, which became the Radiation Biology Laboratory and later the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, focusing on the effects of sunlight on living organisms. The interviewee, Walter Shropshire, a research scientist with RBL, worked at the Institution for thirty-two years. His reminiscences span from his early childhood in Washington, D.C., to his second career as a pastor. The topics covered include background information about his education and personal life; studies at The George Washington University; early work in the basement laboratories of the Smithsonian Institution Castle; scientific research for RBL; participation in Smithsonian symposia; collaboration with other scientists of his era; conducting research abroad; his administrative duties at RBL; working as a Methodist pastor; and an in-depth conversation about photographs from the early years of the Smithsonian's Division of Radiation and Organisms and RBL.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Biology -- Fieldwork  Search this
Botany  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Methodist Church -- Clergy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9597
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doris Holmes Blake Papers

Creator::
Blake, Doris Holmes, 1892-1978  Search this
Extent:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1899-1985
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The Doris Holmes Blake papers consist of correspondence, diaries, photographs and related materials documenting in great detail Blake's personal life and, to a lesser degree, her professional career.

The heavy correspondence she maintained with her mother and daughter, her essays and children's books, and the 70 years' worth of daily journals all attest to her infatuation with the written word and preoccupation with her inner life. Blake's diaries and family papers stunningly illuminate the contrasts in the daily lives of herself, her mother, and her daughter.

The papers relating to her professional life are less complete. Although she spent almost 60 years (1919-1978) in association with the entomological staffs of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution, published numerous professional papers, produced all of her own illustrations, and illustrated many of her husband's botanical works as well, this collection contains only a very limited amount of material documenting those activities. The papers do, however, include her extensive correspondence with fellow entomologists, both in the United States and abroad.

In the course of transferring her husband's papers to the University of Texas, some of Blake's own papers were included as well. They are presently in the collection of the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin and include letters to her parents, 1906-1950; school and college notebooks, papers, essays and drawings; and clippings, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous family letters and papers.
Historical Note:
Doris Holmes (1892-1978) was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, to a middle-class grocer and his wife. Essentially an only child (two siblings died in early childhood and infancy), her natural intelligence, stubbornness, and extremely competitive nature were well fostered by her parents, who steadily encouraged and supported her determination to excel.

Holmes left Stoughton for Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1909, where she pursued studies in business and the classics, earning her A.B. in 1913. Her business skills led to her association with the Boston Psychopathic Hospital in 1913, initially as a clerk, and later as aide to Dr. Herman Adler. Her interests in science and psychology led her to an A.M. from Radcliffe College in zoology and psychology in 1917.

After a short time as a researcher at Bedford Hills Reformatory for Women, Holmes married her childhood sweetheart, botanist Sidney Fay Blake. Early in 1919, Doris Blake found work as a clerk for the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology under Frank H. Chittenden, and began the entomological studies that would continue for the rest of her life.

Blake worked her way up to junior entomologist and, when Chittenden retired, continued her work under Eugene A. Schwarz at the United States National Museum. The birth in 1928 of daughter Doris Sidney (an infant son had died shortly after birth in 1927) was not a sign for her to slow down -- Blake hired a nurse to watch the baby while she continued to watch beetles. In 1933 her official employment came to an end with the institution of regulations prohibiting more than one member of a family from holding a government position (Sidney Blake was then working for the Department of Agriculture).

Although no longer on the payroll, Blake continued her taxonomic work on the family Chrysomelides for almost 45 more years, first as a collaborator and then as a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Shortly after her husband's death, Blake traveled to Europe in 1960 on a National Science Foundation grant to revise the genus Neobrotica Jacoby. She ultimately published 97 papers in various journals (see "Doris Holmes Blake," Froeschner, Froeschner and Cartwright, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 83(3), 1981, for a complete bibliography) and continued her active research until shortly before her death on December 3, 1978.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7310, Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7310
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Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7310
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Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology by the Rev. William Buckland

Title:
Buckland's Geology DSI
Geology and mineralogy DSI
Author:
Buckland, William 1784-1856  Search this
Illustrator:
Burgon, S. C.  Search this
Byfield, John 1788-1841  Search this
Fisher, Joseph 1795-1890  Search this
Owen, Richard 1804-1892  Search this
Lithographer:
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
Lear, Edward 1812-1888  Search this
Scharf, George 1788-1860  Search this
Engraver:
Sowerby, James de Carle 1787-1871  Search this
Zeitter, John Christian -1862  Search this
Author:
Webster, Thomas 1773-1844  Search this
Printer:
Whittingham, Charles 1767-1840  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, 69 [id est 87] leaves of plates (9 folded) illustrations (1 color) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Publishers'advertisements
Place:
England
London
Date:
1836
Topic:
Bible and geology  Search this
Fossils  Search this
Natural theology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Geological Phenomena  Search this
Religion and Science  Search this
Call number:
BL175 .B7 1833X no. 6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275705

The ninth Bridgewater treatise A fragment By Charles Babbage

Author:
Babbage, Charles 1791-1871  Search this
Printer:
Clay, Richard 1789-1877  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vii, [1], xxii, [23]-270 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Rare books
Date:
1838
Topic:
Miracles  Search this
Natural theology  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
BL175 .B7 1833X, no. 9
BL175 .B7 1838X no. 9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276532

Who's who in Europe, 1450-1750 / Henry Kamen

Author:
Kamen, Henry  Search this
Physical description:
x, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Texts
Biography
Quick Ref. Collection
Biographies
History
Place:
Europe
Europa
Date:
2000
15e siècle
1492- ..
1450-1750
Topic:
History  Search this
Europeanen  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Biographies--Dictionnaires  Search this
Europe  Search this
Europe--Biographies  Search this
Biographies  Search this
Dictionnaires anglais  Search this
Biografie  Search this
Enciclopedie e dizionari  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596606

Der Geist in der Natur von Hans Christian Oersted ; Deutsch von K.L. Kannegiesser ; nebst einer biographischen Skizze von P.L. Möller und mit dem Portrait des Verfassers

Title:
Naturwissenschaft und die Geistbildung
Neue Beiträge zu dem Geist in der Natur
Author:
Ørsted, Hans Christian 1777-1851  Search this
Author:
Kannegiesser, Karl Ludwig 1781-1864  Search this
Møller, P. L (Peder Ludvig),) 1814-1865  Search this
Physical description:
4 volume, [4] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, portrait 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1850
Topic:
Aesthetics  Search this
Cosmology  Search this
Philosophy and religion  Search this
Philosophy  Search this
Physics--Philosophy  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Geisteswissenschaften  Search this
Naturwissenschaften  Search this
Call number:
QC6 . O3615 1850
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011037

Proem to Genesis a reply to professor Huxley by William E. Gladstone

Author:
Gladstone, W. E (William Ewart) 1809-1898  Search this
Physical description:
pages 614-634 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1886
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
BL240 .G53 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988292

The ninth Bridgewater treatise a fragment by Charles Babbage, Esq

Title:
Babbage's Bridgewater treatise DSI
Fragment
Author:
Babbage, Charles 1791-1871  Search this
Former owner:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland) 1875- ,- DSI  Search this
Donor:
Grove City College Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xxii, [1], 24-244 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1837
Topic:
Natural theology  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Religion--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
BL175 .B7 1837 no. 9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975428

Friedrich Christian Lessers des Evangelischen ... Testaceo-Theologia, oder, Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommensten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens aus natürlicher und geistlicher Betrachtung der Schnecken und Muscheln, zur gebührend Verherrlichung des grossen Gottes und Beförderung des ihm schuldigen Dienstes ausgefertiget : mit Kupfern

Title:
Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommensten Eigenschaften eines Göttlichen Wesens
Testaceo-Theologia
Author:
Lesser, Friedrich Christian 1692-1754  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 1120, [84] pages, [22] leaves of plates illustrations (etchings), portrait 20 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Date:
1756
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Mussels  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Snails  Search this
Call number:
QL430.4 .L63 1756
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_930769

Theology of evolution a lecture by E. D. Cope

Author:
Cope, E. D (Edward Drinker) 1840-1897  Search this
Physical description:
2 pages leaves, 39 pages 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1887
1860-1899
Topic:
Evolution  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
BL263.C76X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287158

Galileo Galilei

Subject:
Galilei, Galileo 1564-1642  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Solar system
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Physics  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1803]
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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383182

Painting of Galileo Galilei

Subject:
Galilei, Galileo 1564-1642  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Solar system
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Physics  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1804]
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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383183

Galileo Galilei, Italian scientist of the 17th century

Subject:
Galilei, Galileo 1564-1642  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Solar system
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Physics  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1805]
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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383184

Friedrich Christian Lessers, der Kirche St. Jacobi und Martini zu Nordhausen pastoris ... Testaceo-theologia, oder, Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommnesten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens : aus natürlicher und geistlicher Betrachtung der Schnecken und Muscheln, zur gebührenden Verherrlichung des grossen Gottes, und Beförderung des ihm schuldigen Dienstes ausgefertiget

Title:
Testaceo-theologia, oder, Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommnesten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens
Testaceo-theologia
Testaceotheologie
Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommnesten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens
Author:
Lesser, Friedrich Christian 1692-1754  Search this
Engraver:
Brühl, Johann Benjamin 1691-1763  Search this
Sysang, Johann Christoph 1703-1757  Search this
Publisher:
Blochberger, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
[6], 984, [80] pages, [23] leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 19 cm (8vo)
Type:
Catalogs and collections
Early works to 1800
Engravings
Early works
Place:
Germany
Date:
1744
18th century
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Snails  Search this
Mussels  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
QL430.4 .L63 1744X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062333

Supplementary notes to the first and second edition of Dr. Buckland's Bridgewater treatise : with a plate of the fossil head and restored figure of the Dinotherium

Title:
Bridgewater treatise
Author:
Buckland, William 1784-1856  Search this
Physical description:
[2] p., p. [597]-618, [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1837
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Fossils  Search this
Bible and geology  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
BL175 .B84 1837
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830818

The savage world : a complete natural history of the world's creatures, fishes, reptiles, insects, birds and mammals : founded upon the theory of the progression of species, and in accordance with genetic revelation, scriptural truths, and the harmony of nature ... / by J.W. Buel ; embellished with over 1500 elegant engravings ... and magnificent colored plates

Author:
Buel, James W (James William) 1849-1920  Search this
Engraver:
Jahrmargt, K.  Search this
Specht, C. G. 1846-  Search this
Illustrator:
Kretschmer, Robert 1818-1872  Search this
Author:
Expanded version of (work): Buel, James W (James William) 1849-1920 Living world  Search this
Publisher:
Historical Publishing Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Lithographer:
Avil Printing Company  Search this
Physical description:
2 unnumbered pages, 722 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (2 color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Popular works
Pictorial works
Date:
1891
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
QL50 .B92 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100939

Genesis and geology, or, An investigation into the reconciliation of the modern doctrines of geology with the declarations of scripture / by Denis Crofton ; with an introduction by Edward Hitchcock

Title:
Genesis and geology
Investigation into the reconciliation of the modern doctrines of geology with the declarations of scripture
Author:
Crofton, Denis  Search this
Hitchcock, Edward 1793-1864  Search this
Former owner:
Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929 DSI  Search this
Mercantile Library Association of Baltimore DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vii, [4], 12-99 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1853
Topic:
Bible and geology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
BS657 .C76 1853
BS657.C94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122926

Boyle : between God and science / Michael Hunter

Title:
Between God and science
Author:
Hunter, Michael 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Boyle, Robert 1627-1691  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 366 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Ireland
England
Date:
2010
2009
17th century
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103179

Friedrich Christian Lessers, des evangelischen predigtamtes zu Nordhausen aeltesten ...Testaceo-theologia ; oder, Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommensten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens : aus natürlicher und geistlicher Betrachtung der Schnecken und Muscheln, zur gebührenden Verherrlichung des grossen Gottes und Beförderung des ihm schuldigen Dienstes ausgefertiget ; mit Kupfern

Title:
Testaceo-Theologia
Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommensten Eigenschaften eines Göttlichen Wesens
F.C. Lessers Testaceo theologia DSI
Author:
Lesser, Friedrich Christian 1692-1754  Search this
Engraver:
Sysang, Johann Christoph 1703-1757  Search this
Former owner:
Avenarius, Johannes 1887-1954 DSI  Search this
Reuss, Heinrich XXX, Graf und Herr von Plauen 1727-1802 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lesser, Friedrich Christian 1692-1754 Natural history collections  Search this
Physical description:
[1], 1120, [84] pages, 23 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 18 cm (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Date:
1770
Topic:
Shells--Collection and preservation  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Mollusks, Fossil  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Call number:
QL430.4 .L63 1770
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093010

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