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The world of plants

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1931
Citation:
Hitchcock, A. S. 1931. The world of plants. New York: Smithsonian Institution Series. In Smithsonian scientific series, Smithsonian scientific series.
Identifier:
112198
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_112198

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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Solar variation and weather / Charles Greeley Abbot

Title:
Solar variations and weather
Author:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Physical description:
138-182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1962]
Topic:
Solar oscillation  Search this
Weather  Search this
Call number:
QB539.O83 A23 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703229

Electromagnet Made by Joseph Henry

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin 1816-1885  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Albany Academy  Search this
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Electromagnet  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Magnets  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
78-6063
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10026

The World Is Yours Radio Program

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)  Search this
Works Progress Administration (WPA)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6w x 4h ; Type of Image: Group, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1939
1929
Topic:
The World Is Yours (Radio Program)  Search this
Depressions  Search this
United States Dept. of Interior  Search this
Education  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1145
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5855

Department of Mammals Storage, National Museum of Natural History, 1911

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mammals  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1911
Topic:
Office Space  Search this
Storage  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Skulls  Search this
Skeleton  Search this
Antlers  Search this
Standard number:
24052 or NHB-24052
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8130

Extinct Monsters Hall in Natural History Museum, late 1930s

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
late 1930s
Topic:
Extinct Monsters Hall  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Skeleton  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Basilosaurus  Search this
Diplodocus longus  Search this
Triceratops  Search this
Ray-finned bony fish  Search this
Edmontosaurus  Search this
Pteranodon ingens  Search this
Flying reptile  Search this
Standard number:
32017-A or MNH-32017A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8266

Duryea Automobile

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Duryea Automobile  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Duryea, Charles E  Search this
Duryea, J. Frank  Search this
Standard number:
91-3698
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8334

Lindbergh Receives Langley Medal

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Newton, Walter Hughes  Search this
Robinson, Joseph Taylor 1872-1937  Search this
Moore, R. Walton  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Delano, Frederic Adrian  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930  Search this
Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan  Search this
Smoot, Reed 1862-1941  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
1927
Topic:
Johnson, Albert  Search this
Celebrities and Dignitaries  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12171
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9617

Meteorite Sample

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Lithology and Physical Geology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Minerals  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4306]
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_390595

Charles A. Lindbergh Receives Langley Medal

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Newton, Walter H. 1880-1941  Search this
Robinson, Joseph Taylor 1872-1937  Search this
Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton) 1859-1941  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Delano, Frederic Adrian 1863-1953  Search this
Taft, William H (William Howard) 1857-1930  Search this
Johnson, Albert 1869-1957  Search this
Ferris, Woodbridge N. 1853-1928  Search this
Smoot, Reed 1862-1941  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1927
December 8, 1927
Topic:
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [2002-12171]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396135

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_001]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400004
Online Media:

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_002]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400005
Online Media:

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400006
Online Media:

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_004]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400007
Online Media:

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_005]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400008
Online Media:

National Zoological Park, Wolverine

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1930
Before 1930
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Wolverine  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B49_F19_006]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400009
Online Media:

Portrait of Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 4;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1965
Photographed 1965
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Politicians  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27D_114]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404087
Online Media:

Grass

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S.  Search this
Chase, Agnes  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1931
Citation:
Hitchcock, A. S. and Chase, Agnes. 1931. Grass. In: Smithsonian scientific series. New York: Smithsonian Institution,(Smithsonian scientific series) pp.
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_112204

The Smithsonian institution

Author:
True, Webster Prentiss  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1929
Citation:
True, Webster Prentiss. 1929. The Smithsonian institution. New York: Smithsonian Institution Series. In Smithsonian scientific series, Smithsonian scientific series.
Identifier:
112196
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_112196

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