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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
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Columbia University Cyclotron (John R. Dunning, 1939)

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 67 in x 202 in x 69 in; 170.18 cm x 513.08 cm x 175.26 cm
diam. of main cylinder (resonator): 21 1/2 in; 54.61 cm
carriage: 20 in; 50.8 cm
Object Name:
cyclotron
Subject:
Nuclear power  Search this
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Columbia University
ID Number:
EM.N-09130
Accession number:
1978.1074
Catalog number:
1978.1074.01
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Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-6f36-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_997112
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Control console for Berkeley 60-inch cyclotron

Physical Description:
wood; metal; glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.57 m x 1.11 m x 2.25 m; 5 1/8 ft x 3 5/8 ft x 7 3/8 ft
Object Name:
Cyclotron, 60 Inch, Control Console
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California
ID Number:
EM.N-10006
Accession number:
313045
Catalog number:
EM.N-10006
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7118-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_700148
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Sections of Magnets for Superconducting Super Collider

Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
copper (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
plexiglas (overall material)
iron (overall material)
insulation (overall material)
Measurements:
baseplate under lower support arm: 18 in; 45.72 cm
upper plexiglas disk: 28 in; 71.12 cm
upper yoke assembly: 13 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm
beam pipe: 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm
center-to center of magnet assemblies (vertical): 33 3/4 in; 85.725 cm
vacuum cylinder; rear edge of front junction ring to rear edge of cylinder: 13 11/16 in; 34.76625 cm
overall: 75 1/2 in; 191.77 cm
arm carrying upper magnet section: 39 1/16 in; 99.21875 cm
arm carrying lower magnet section: 39 in; 99.06 cm
front of disk clamp to front edge of cardboard cylinder: 18 3/8 in; 46.6725 cm
Object Name:
short section of parallel pair of Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipole magnets in their vacuum vessels (display model)
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.01
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.01
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Energy & Power
Science & Mathematics
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Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ff2a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Cross-section of magnet, with identifications of components

Physical Description:
steel; copper; cardboard; Plexiglas; iron; insulation (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/8 in x 27 5/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 70.1675 cm
Object Name:
Cross-section of magnet, with identifications of components
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.02
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.02
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Medicine and Science: Modern Physics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-fde6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1453101
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Cross-section of magnet, without identifications of components

Physical Description:
steel; copper; cardboard; Plexiglas; iron; insulation (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/16 in x 27 5/8 in; 15.39875 cm x 70.1675 cm
Object Name:
Cross-section of magnet, without identifications of components
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.03
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-f8d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1455358
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model magnet coil

Physical Description:
copper; niobium-titanium; Kapton; plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
internal semicircular diam.: 2 15/16 in; 7.46125 cm
end support pieces thickness: 15/32 in; 1.19063 cm
inner coil, 15 layers of cable; thickness: 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm
bare cable: 7/16 in x 1/16 in; 1.15092 cm x .127 cm
cable including film wrapping: 15/32 in x 1/16 in; 1.19063 cm x .13492 cm
overall: 61 15/16 in x 3 29/32 in; 157.32125 cm x 9.92188 cm
Object Name:
Model magnet coil
model magnet coil
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.04
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-22ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1460600
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50 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations

Physical Description:
steel; copper; niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
outer layer of winding, outside diam.: 4 in; 10.16 cm
outer layer of winding, inside diam. ( = inner layer o.d.): 2 31/32 in; 7.54063 cm
inner layer of winding, inside diam. (bore): 1 15/16 in; 4.92125 cm
6 collar plate laminations thickness: 3/8 in; .9525 cm
overall: 21/32 in x 5 5/16 in; 1.66688 cm x 13.49375 cm
Object Name:
50 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.05
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.05
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Medicine and Science: Modern Physics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1e6f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462606
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50 mm bore "cookie" with 4 layers of collar laminations

Physical Description:
steel; copper; niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
outer layer of winding, outside diam.: 3 15/16 in; 10.00125 cm
outer layer of winding, inside diam. (= inner layer o.d.): 2 31/32 in; 7.54063 cm
inner layer of winding, inside diam. (bore): 1 31/32 in; 5.00063 cm
overall: 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in; 1.42875 cm x 13.49375 cm
Object Name:
50 mm bore "cookie" with 4 layers of collar laminations
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.06
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.06
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1d66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462607
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40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations (1 of 2)

Physical Description:
steel; copper; niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
across collar tabs on horizontal diam.: 4 5/8 in; 11.7475 cm
thickness of 6 collar laminations: 3/8 in; .9525 cm
outer layer of winding, outside diam. (not incl. shim): 3 3/16 in; 8.09625 cm
outer layer of winding, inside diam. (= inner layer o.d.): 2 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm
inner layer of winding, inside diam. (bore): 1 9/16 in; 3.96875 cm
overall: 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.1125 cm
Object Name:
40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations (1 of 2)
40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.07
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.07
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Medicine and Science: Modern Physics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-241e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462609

40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations (2 of 2)

Physical Description:
steel; copper; niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
across collar tabs on horizontal diam.: 4 5/8 in; 11.7475 cm
thickness of 6 collar laminations: 3/8 in; .9525 cm
outer layer of winding, outside diam.: 3 3/16 in; 8.09625 cm
outer layer of winding, inside diam. (= inner winding o.d.): 2 11/32 in; 5.95313 cm
inner layer of winding, inside diam. (bore): 1 9/16 in; 3.96875 cm
overall: 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.1125 cm
Object Name:
40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations (2 of 2)
40 mm bore "cookie" with 6 layers of collar laminations
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.08
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1e18-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462610

set of 4 yoke plates

Physical Description:
metal (iron or alloy) (overall material)
Measurements:
central aperture diam: 5 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm
single plate thickness: 1.6 mm; 1/16 in
overall: 6.45 mm x 12 15/16 in; 1/4 in x 32.86125 cm
Object Name:
Set of 4 yoke plates
set of 4 yoke plates
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.09
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.09
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-2501-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462611

thermal insulation blanket

Physical Description:
aluminized mylar; traslucent fibrous material (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 38 in x 40 in x 1/4 in; 96.52 cm x 101.6 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Thermal insulation blanket
thermal insulation blanket
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.10
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.10
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-2502-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462612

superconducting cable (longer section)

Physical Description:
copper, niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.42 mm x 21.2 cm x 12.65 mm; 1/16 in x 8 11/32 in x 1/2 in
Object Name:
Superconducting cable (longer section)
superconducting cable (longer section)
Credit Line:
U.S. Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.11
Catalog number:
2012.0186.11
Accession number:
2012.0186
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-16ed-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1462850

superconducting cable (shorter section)

Physical Description:
copper; niobium-titanium (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.72 mm x 19.6 cm x 12.65 mm; 1/16 in x 7 23/32 in x 1/2 in
Object Name:
Superconducting cable (shorter section)
superconducting cable (shorter section)
Credit Line:
U.S. Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.12
Catalog number:
2012.0186.12
Accession number:
2012.0186
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-16ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1462851

Brookhaven superconducting dipole magnet

Manufacturer:
Brookhaven National Laboratory  Search this
Physical Description:
metal; iron; niobium-titanium, fiberglass, epoxy (overall material)
Measurements:
crated object:;
overall (approx.): 50 cm x 50 cm x 100 cm; 19 11/16 in x 19 11/16 in x 39 3/8 in
nbti strands: 10 mm; x 3/8 in
nbti wires: .03 mm; x in
crate: 20 3/4 in x 43 1/2 in x 19 in; 52.705 cm x 110.49 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
Dipole magnet, Superconducting
solenoid, superconducting, brookhaven
Superconducting Magnet
Date made:
1974
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
ID Number:
1988.0706.01
Accession number:
1988.0706
Catalog number:
1988.0706.01
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Energy & Power
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e5bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1005202
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"Government collider/atom splitter" [Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory] (Waxahachie, Texas)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 152
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.4: Spartanburg office photographic file
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fc810760-150d-4d99-a5f4-20a3043885f3
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Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
1942-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Science in American Life was 4 years in the making and took the work and collaboration of more than 75 curators, educators, writers, designers and scientific consultants. It occupies 13,000 square feet of exhibition space and includes approximately 600 artifacts, 700 graphics, six video loops, three sound and light displays, six computer interactives, two CD-ROM interactives, 11 mechanical interactives, and a science center featuring 20 hands-on activities.

The exhibition was underwritten by a $5.3 million contribution from the American Chemical Society and was executed under the leadership of Chief Curator, Arthur P. Molella, chair of the Department of the History of Science and Technology. The exhibition begins with an orientation area where people are greeted by 12 host scientists - 10 scientists and two children, represented by life-size photographs and recorded voices - who give a personal, contemporary perspective of the historial materials found in the exhibition. Following this are 6 sections arranged in chronologic order: "Laboratory Science Comes to America, 1876-1920;" "Science for Progress, 1920-1940;" "Mobilizing Science for War, 1940-1960;" "Better Than Nature, 1950-1970;" "Science in the Public Eye, 1970 to the present;" and "Looking Ahead." Developed by Museum Specialist Howard Morrison, "Looking Ahead" focuses on the science of biotechnology and public attitudes about it.

An additional component to the exhibition is the 1,500 square-foot interactive education center known as the "Hands on Science Center." All aspects of the exhibition are documented, including publicity, the anti-science controversy, the glossing over of corporate misdeeds, exhibition design, educational aspects, curriculum development, grant proposals, advisory board meetings, copyrights, audio and video development, feasibility studies, audience surveys, and object acquisition. Subjects and people covered in the exhibition include chemists Ira Remsen and Ellen Henrietta Richards; coal tar and synthetic materials; the Manhattan Project; the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile no. 1; the birth control pill; pesticides; DNA; chlorofluorocarbons and atmospheric ozone; the Superconducting Super Collider; genetic engineering; and biotechnology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, notes, scripts, contracts, loan agreements, exhibitions proposals, evaluations, budget summaries, design submittals, floor plans, black-and-white photographs and negatives, color photographs and negatives, floppy disks, clippings, and brochures.
Topic:
Nuclear reactors  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Coal-tar  Search this
Oral contraceptives  Search this
Pesticides  Search this
DNA  Search this
Chlorofluorocarbons  Search this
Ozone  Search this
Superconducting Super Collider  Search this
Genetic engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-276, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-276
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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NAS - Superconducting Super Collider

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 27 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-052, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 27
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Superconducting Super Collider, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-041, National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director, NASM Files
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NASM Files
NASM Files / Box 6
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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