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Speaking Engagements and Professional Appearances, Sun City, South Africa

Collection Creator:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1995-10-06 - 1995-10-14
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Scott Crossfield Papers, Accession number 2006-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
A. Scott Crossfield Papers, Acc. 2006-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Scott Crossfield Papers / Series 2: Professional Life / 2.12: Speaking Engagements and Professional Appearances
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0041-ref365

Records

Creator::
International Theriological Congress  Search this
Extent:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Moscow (Russia)
Brno (Czech Republic)
Helsinki (Finland)
Rome (Italy)
Sydney (N.S.W.)
Acapulco (Mexico)
Edmonton (Alta.)
Beijing (China)
Sun City (South Africa)
Sapporo-shi (Japan)
Date:
1974-2005
Descriptive Entry:
Materials include press dispatches, clippings, photographs, personal documentation, a scrapbook, a copy of "H. O. No. 138 - Sailing Directions for Antarctica - 1943" with a special supplement dated 1947; and philatelic samples.
Historical Note:
These records document the participation of Robert B. Klaverkamp (Enlisted Naval Correspondent) aboard the USS Burton Island (AG-88), flagship of "Task Force 39," a part of "Operation Windmill" (1947-1948). Windmill was the follow-up expedition to "Operation Highjump" (1946-1947).

The Chief of Naval Operations established Operation Windmill as a follow-up to Operation Highjump to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica. The expedition gathered a variety of geographic, hydrographic, oceanographic, geologic and meteorological data. Following Operation Highjump, it was determined that the 70,000 photographs taken during the expedition were impossible to reconstruct in any meaningful way because no ground control reference points had been recorded. So, in addition to scientific data gathering and equipment testing, Operation Windmill, and specifically Task Force 39, was charged with determining ground control points from 30 selected locations for use with Aerial photographs taken during Operation Highjump.

The icebreakers USS Burton Island (AG-88) and USS Edisto (AG-89) constituted "Task Force 39." It was their job to plot ground reference points at the 30 selected sites for use with the Operation Highjump photographs. Once the plotting work was done, USS Burton Island stopped at Marguerite Bay, broke through the ice, and freed the Port of Beaumont, a research and support vessel to the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (1946-1948), which was a privately funded expedition.

The Smithsonian also participated in "Task Force 39." Malcolm Davis, zookeeper with the National Zoological Park, was assigned to the USS Edisto with the express purpose of collecting penguins, other birds, and leopard seals. See Record Unit 74, box 194 for more information regarding Davis' activities.
Topic:
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-232, International Theriological Congress, Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-232
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-223

Records

Creator::
International Theriological Congress  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Place:
Moscow (Russia)
Brno (Czech Republic)
Helsinki (Finland)
Rome (Italy)
Sydney (N.S.W.)
Acapulco (Mexico)
Edmonton (Alta.)
Beijing (China)
Sun City (South Africa)
Sapporo-shi (Japan)
Date:
1974-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the first through the eighth International Theriological Congress meetings. Locations for meetings include Moscow (1974), Brno (1978), Helsinki (1982), Edmonton (1985), Rome (1989), Sydney (1993), Acapulco (1997), and Sun City, South Africa (2001). Also included is the unsuccessful proposal for Beijing to host the 1993 meeting. In addition, there is one folder of Steering Committee records.

Records documenting the ninth meeting in Sapporo, Japan, in 2005 (Accession 06-049) have been interfiled into this collection. This is the first meeting since the name change to the International Mammalogical Congress. Beginning with the congress in 2005, the International Theriological Congress will be known as the International Mammalogical Congress. The name change was decided at the 2001 congress in Sun City, South Africa. Originally, the word "theriological" was adopted at the first congress in Moscow (1974) because it was the term used by the Russians and other Eastern European countries when referring to the study of mammals. The term "mammalogical" was adopted at the 2001 congress because it is more universally recognized name for the discipline.

Materials include correspondence, program book, overhead transparencies, agendas, itineraries, brochures, invitations, and other related materials.
Topic:
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-232, International Theriological Congress, Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-232
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-232

Kora's 1998 / photographs by Catherine Millet

Author:
Gréau, Marie-Dominique  Search this
Millet, Catherine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kora All Africa Music Awards (1998 : Sun City, South Africa)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Sun City
Africa
Date:
1998
Topic:
Music festivals  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .B172
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_665861

The entertainment oasis in the middle of nowhere

Author:
Hoskins, Ian  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Sun City (South Africa)
Lost City (South Africa)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Resorts  Search this
Call number:
DT1001 .S688
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518200

Sun tropes : Sun City and (post-)apartheid culture in South Africa / Marietta Kesting and Aljoscha Weskott (eds.)

Author:
Kesting, Marietta  Search this
Weskott, Aljoscha  Search this
Physical description:
291 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Sun City
Sun City (South Africa)
Date:
2009
C2009
20th century
Topic:
Popular culture  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Resorts  Search this
Apartheid--Social aspects  Search this
Post-apartheid era  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972479

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