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The American Experience, Publications

Topic:
The American Experience: A Resource Portfolio of American Images (Monograph : circa 1975-1976)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
circa 1975-1976
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two sets of The American Experience: A Resource Portfolio of American Images which are publications of photographs of American life and scenes.
Topic:
Americana  Search this
Popular culture -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-010, The American Experience, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 92-010
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The American Experience, Publications
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-010

Productions

Topic:
Killer Hornets (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Hell Below (Television series)
Pompeii: The Dead Speak (Television program)
Desert Warriors: Lions of the Namib (Television program)
Lost City of the Gladiators (Television program)
Mighty Ship at War: The Queen Mary (Television program)
Raiders of the Jade Empire (Television program)
Mystery in Yellowstone (Television program)
America's National Parks at 100 (Television program)
China's Emperor of Evil (Television program)
Africa's Wild Havens (Television series)
Secrets of Shark Island (Television program)
Air Disasters (Television series)
The Missing Evidence (Television series)
Secrets: The Great Wall of China (Television program)
Secrets of the Hive (Television program)
Samurai Warrior Queens (Television program)
Air Warriors (Television series)
The Weapon Hunter (Television series)
Electric Amazon (Television program)
Hozier: The Church Tapes (Television program)
UFOs Declassified (Television series)
SEAL Dog (Television program)
The Day Hitler Died (Television program)
Secrets of the Third Reich (Television series)
The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (Television program)
Moby Dick: Heart of a Whale (Television program)
iCrocodile (Television program)
Building Star Trek (Television program)
Building the Ultimate Telescope (Television program)
Sacred Sites (Television series)
Wonders of Burma (Television series)
WWII's Most Daring Raids (Television series)
Supercar/Superbuild (Television series)
Hippos After Dark (Television program)
Mighty Planes (Television series)
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age (Television program)
V2: Nazi Rocket (Hitler's Space Rocket) (Television program)
Polar Bear Town (Television series)
The Lost Tapes (Television series)
A-Bombs Over Nevada (Television program)
Hockney: Seeing Beauty (Television program)
The Last Buffalo (Television program)
Mighty Cruise Ships (Television series)
Mighty Trains (Television series)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2015-2017
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-066, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 18-066
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-066

Productions

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Place:
Japan
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
1993-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of a number of joint television ventures between Nihon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), a Japanese television network, and the Smithsonian Institution. Some programs deal with aspects of the Smithsonian and others with American history and culture. Materials include dubs and copies on VHS.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Foreign television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-213, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-213
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-213

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website for Smithsonian Jazz, as it existed on August 5, 2010. Smithsonian Jazz is a National Museum of American History program preserving and perpetuating jazz as an American national treasure through collections, exhibitions, performances, recordings, publications, oral histories, and educational programs. The website includes classroom materials, lesson plans, and teacher kits; oral histories; links to jazz-related exhibitions, websites, and publications; and details about Jazz Appreciation Month. In addition, the website features the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra which explores, presents, promotes, and perpetuates the historical legacy of jazz through performances and educational activities. Materials include websites and audio files and are in electronic format.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Music -- Performance  Search this
Publications  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Jazz Appreciation Month  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-215, National Museum of American History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-215
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-215

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
Extent:
10.8 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
United States -- History
Date:
1981-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document research for the major permanent exhibition in the museum, After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800, which opened in 1985. Included are scripts; contracted research reports by non-museum historians; graphics files for logos and stationery; public relations and educational training files; departmental chairman's files; administrative project files, including budget and personnel records; lists of objects for the exhibition; project historian's files; drawings of early American houses and site plans; and artwork for logos and stationery.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Social history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 86-155, National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 86-155
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa86-155

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 3 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Speeches
Monographs
Newsclippings
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Books
Realia
Magazines (periodicals)
Plates (illustrations)
Programs
Application forms
Illustrations
Concert programs
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Booklets
Publications
Transcriptions
Certificates
Pamphlets
Date:
1787-1964
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The subject category Women documents the Suffrage Movement within the United States, as well as aspects of women's lives and societal contributions. This includes information about women's social lives, fashion, health, occupations, as well as commentary about the roles and expectations of many women in society. There is a notable shortage of material related to women of color.

Women includes newslippings, and material related to pro and anti-Suffrage efforts such as fliers, speeches, monographs, and realia. Outside of Suffrage-related topics, Women also includes artistic prints and images of women, poems about women, and serial publications related to women's issues or oriented towards an audience of women.

Women includes a span of subject materials related to more specfic aspects of women's lives and social commentary. This includes historical overviews of notable women's lives, guides to aspects of womanhood, fashion documentation, literature to promote good health, and background about the role of women in varied trades.

No single subtopic is explored in particular depth, though Women offers general information about various aspects of women's lives and varied social and political environments.
Arrangement:
Women is arranged in three subseries.

Suffrage Movement

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Women is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, and it was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published since Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Women iron and steel workers  Search this
Fashion -- 20th century  Search this
Women laborers  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Health  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century  Search this
Children  Search this
Industry  Search this
Labor  Search this
Childbirth  Search this
Dress  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Marriages  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Women -- Political activity  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Social interaction  Search this
Industry -- U.S.  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Women -- Civil rights  Search this
Women -- Health and hygiene  Search this
Children and childbirth  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Women's music  Search this
Social norms  Search this
Women -- Organizations  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Child rearing  Search this
Musical performances  Search this
Women employees  Search this
Women's rights -- United States  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Marriage  Search this
Women -- Suffrage  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Banking  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Women -- Societies and clubs  Search this
Hygiene  Search this
Fashion  Search this
War  Search this
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century  Search this
Music  Search this
Health education  Search this
Women -- Education  Search this
Journalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Monographs
Newsclippings
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Books
Realia
Magazines (periodicals)
Plates (illustrations)
Programs
Application forms
Illustrations
Concert programs
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Booklets
Publications
Transcriptions
Certificates
Pamphlets
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Women
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Women
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-women
Online Media:

Productions

Topic:
Air Disasters (Television series)
Bible Hunters: The Search for the Truth (Television program)
Bible Hunters: Hidden in the Sands (Television program)
Gospel of Jesus' Wife (Television program)
Malaysia 370: The Plane that Vanished (Television program)
Mighty Planes (Television series)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Museum Secrets Revealed (Television series)
Mystical Journey: Kumbh Mela (Television program)
Perfect Runner (Television program)
Planes, Cranes and Rockets (Television program)
Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John (Television program)
Secrets of the Third Reich (Television series)
Seriously Amazing Objects (Television series)
Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz (Television program)
Space Voyages (Television series)
Stranded: Alpine Airplane Crash (Television program)
The Day Kennedy Died (Television program)
The Incredible Bionic Man (Television program)
The Teacher Who Defied Hitler (Television program)
Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine (Television program)
When Lions Attack (Television program)
Wild Burma (Television series)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.36 cu. ft. (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2014
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-042, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-042
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-042

Productions

Topic:
Aerial America (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Apocalypse: The Second World War (Television series)
Asia's Deadliest Snakes (Television program)
Black Wings (Television program)
Chilean Mine Rescue (Television program)
Creatures of the Lagoon (Television program)
Death Beach (Television program)
Design with the Other 90% (Television series)
Dino Stampede (Television program)
Forensic Firsts (Television series)
Freud's Naked Truths (Television program)
Grammar of Happiness (Television program)
Haunt of the Harpy (Television program)
Hunt for Bin Laden (Television program)
Jefferson's Secret Bible (Television program)
The King's Speech Revealed (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
MLK Assassination Tapes (Television program)
Mussolini in Color: Scourge in Fascism (Television program)
Mussolini in Color: Sword in Fascism (Television program)
Mystery Files (Television series)
Ninja Shadow Warriors (Television program)
Origins of Oz (Television program)
Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Television series)
The Real Story (Television series)
Russian Revolution in Color: Fear and Paranoia (Television program)
Russian Revolution in Color: Freedom and Hope (Television program)
Secret Life of the Rain Forest (Television program)
Skateboard Nation (Television program)
Skin Deep (Television program)
Space Shuttle: Final Countdown (Television program)
Titanic's Final Mystery (Television program)
Titanoboa: Monster Snake (Television program)
Wildlife: Dancers on Fire (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.36 cu. ft. (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2010-2012
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-157, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 13-157
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-157

Productions

Topic:
100 Years of Natural History (Television program)
Aerial America (Television series)
Amazing Plants (Television program)
America's Lost Submarine (Television program)
America Wild and Wacky (Television series)
Asteroid Trackers (Television program)
Baby Planet (Television series)
Battle for the Atlantic (Television series)
Concorde: Flying Supersonic (Television program)
Cromwell: God's Executioner (Television series)
Electrified: The Guitar Revolution (Television program)
Gallipoli (Television program)
Hindenburg: The Untold Story (Television program)
Hittites (Television program)
Hydrotech (Television series)
Inside the Music (Television series)
Japanese Bow: Built to Kill (Television program)
Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins (Television program)
Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Best Friends (Television program)
Panda Breeding Diary (Television program)
Parthenon "Roadsworth" (Television program)
Raven Tales (Television series)
Running with Wolves (Television program)
Seed Hunters (Television program)
Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 (Television program)
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
South Sea Pearls (Television program)
Stealth: Flying Invisible (Television program)
System Crash (Television series)
Tattoo Odyssey (Television program)
The Real Story (Television series)
The Re-Inventors (Television series)
The Rivals (Television program)
The Roman Invasion of Britain (Television series)
The Sword (Television series)
Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin (Television program)
Undersea Edens (Television series)
Zoo Vets: Claws, Paws, and Fins (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.46 cu. ft. (0.46 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2009-2010
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.

Series and programs include "100 Years of Natural History;" "Aerial America;" "Amazing Plants;" "America's Lost Submarine;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "Asteroid Trackers;" "Baby Planet;" "Battle for the Atlantic;" "Concorde: Flying Supersonic;" "Cromwell: God's Executioner;" "Electrified: The Guitar Revolution;" "Gallipoli;" "Hindenburg: The Untold Story;" "Hittites;" "Hydrotech;" "Inside the Music;" "Japanese Bow: Built to Kill;" "Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins;" "Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Best Friends;" "Panda Breeding Diary;" "Parthenon 'Roadsworth';" "Raven Tales;" "Running with Wolves;" "Seed Hunters;" "Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4;" "Smithsonian Spotlight;" "South Sea Pearls;" "Stealth: Flying Invisible;" "System Crash;" "Tattoo Odyssey;" "The Real Story;" "The Re-Inventors;" "The Rivals;" "The Roman Invasion of Britain;" "The Sword;" "Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin;" "Undersea Edens;" and "Zoo Vets: Claws, Paws, and Fins."
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-188, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 12-188
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-188

Productions

Topic:
21st Century Elephant (Television program)
9/11: Stories in Fragments (Television program)
9/11: Day That Changed the World (Television program)
Aerial America (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Amazon River Crocs (Television program)
Amphibian Rescue (Television program)
Big Cats of the Savannah (Television program)
Bionic Vet (Television series)
Born Fighting (Television program)
Cheetah: Price of Speed (Television program)
Decoding Immortality (Television program)
Dive Detectives (Television series)
Diving with Crocodiles (Television program)
Doomsday in Tunguska (Television program)
Fighting Irish of the Civil War (Television program)
Garden Secrets (Television secrets)
Goshawk: Soul of the Wind (Television program)
Helicopter Missions (Television series)
Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes (Television program)
Hunt for the Double Eagle (Television program)
Islam and the West (Television series)
Kingfisher (Television program)
Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery (Television program)
Lions in Battle (Television program)
Maharajas Motor Car (Television program)
Merlin: The Legend (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Mission to Murder Hitler (Television program)
Mystery of the Hope Diamond (Television program)
Mystery of the Nazca Lines (Television program)
Nature's Dive Bombers (Television program)
Nature's Matchmaker (Television program)
North Pole Conspiracy (Television program)
Oasis Earth (Television program)
Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit (Television program)
Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Television series)
Polar Bear: Living on Thin Ice (Television program)
Real Story (Television series)
Secrets of the Taj Mahal (Television program)
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
Stealing Shakespeare (Television program)
The Re-Inventors (Television series)
The Wyeths: A Man and his Family (Television program)
Trashopolis (Television series)
Warriors of the Kalahari (Television program)
Wildlife: Kings of the Prairie (Television program)
World War II: Final Days (Television program)
Zoo Vets: Fangs, Flippers and Tusks (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.41 cu. ft. (0.41 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-610, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 12-610
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-610

Productions

Topic:
40 Under 40 (Television program)
9/11: The Heartland Tapes (Television program)
A Shot to Save the World (Television program)
Aerial America (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Aliens Inside Us (Television program)
Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night (Television program)
Angkor: Land of the Gods, Empire Rising (Television program)
Angkor: Land of the Gods, Throne of Power (Television program)
Apocalypse: The Second World War, The Inside Story (Television program)
Arabia Uncovered (Television program)
B-2: Stealth at War (Television program)
Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (Television program)
Blondie's New York (Television program)
Blood River Crossing (Television program)
Breath of Freedom (Television program)
Catching Killers (Television series)
Cheetah: Race to Rule (Television program)
Civil War 360 (Television series)
Cruise Ship Down: Saving Concordia (Television program)
Dangerous Flights (Television series)
Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of LA Woman (Television program)
Elephant King (Television program)
Elephants in the Room (Television program)
Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (Television program)
Genius in America (Television program)
Haiti's Treasure Out of the Rubble (Television program)
Hippo: Ganglands (Television program)
Incredible Flying Cars (Television series)
Kennedy's Suicide Bomber (Television program)
Killer in the Caves (Television program)
LA Frock Stars (Television series)
Lions In Battle 2 (Television program)
Mighty Planes (Television series)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Museum Secrets Revealed (Television series)
Namibia's Wild Wonders (Television program)
Nature Shock (Television series)
Nazi Temple of Doom (Television program)
Real Story: Master and Commander (Television program)
Samurai Headhunters (Television program)
Secrets (Television series)
Shackleton's Frozen Hell (Television program)
Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission (Television program)
Silicon Valley Rebels (Television program)
Speed Kills (Television series)
Terror in the Skies (Television series)
The King's Skeleton: Richard III Revealed (Television program)
The Lockerbie Bombing (Television program)
The Predator Coast (Television program)
The Real Story (Television series)
Turf War: Lions vs. Hippos (Television program)
Venom Islands (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-176, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-176
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-176

Productions

Topic:
Aerial America (Television series)
All Dolled Up (Television series)
America Wild and Wacky (Television series)
America's Greatest Monuments (Television series)
America's Hangar (Television program)
America's Treasures (Television program)
America's Yellowstone (Television program)
Animal Winter Games (Television program)
Animals Aloft (Television program)
Apocalypse: The Second World War (Television series)
Arlington: Call to Honor (Television program)
Baby New at the Zoo (Television program)
Batwomen of Panama (Television program)
Shark Therapy (Television program)
The Big Blue (Television program)
Bomb, Bullets, and Fraud (Television program)
Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise (Television program)
cELLAbration Live! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins (Television program)
China's Forbidden City (Television series)
Critter Quest! (Television series)
Cutting Loose (Television program)
The D'Autremont Train Robbery (Television program)
The Da Vinci Detective (Television program)
Day of the Kamikaze (Television program)
Decoding Christianity (Television series)
Designing Dogs (Television program)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Television program)
Eyewitness Kamikaze (Television program)
Flying with Condors (Television program)
Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story (Television program)
Ghost Cat: Saving the Clouded Leopard (Television program)
The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut (Television program)
The Golden Age of Zeppelins (Television program)
Goodwood: Race Car Legends (Television program)
Hidden Armor, Found Treasures (Television series)
History in HD (Television series)
Hover Racers: Flying on Air (Television program)
In Search of Santa Claus (Television program)
Insect Microcosm (Television program)
Into the Frozen Abyss (Television program)
The Leeper Mail Bomb (Television program)
Legend of the Crystal Skull (Television program)
Legendary Coins of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Light at the Edge of the World (Television series)
Lives that Changed the World (Television series)
Loose at the Zoo (Television program)
The Lost Gods (Television series)
Making the Monkees (Television program)
The Men Who Brought the Dawn (Television program)
Nature Tech (Television series)
Nick Baker's Weird Creatures (Television series)
Pandas in the Wild (Television program)
Play On, John: A Life in Music (Television program)
Picturing the President: George Washington (Television program)
Picturing the Presidents (Television program)
Portrait of Artistic Genius: Katsushika Hokusai (Television program)
The Real Story (Television series)
Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 (Television program)
Saving Treasures (Television program)
SciQ (Television series)
The Sculpture Diaries (Television series)
Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef (Television program)
Sky View (Television series)
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
Smithsonian's Weirdest (Television program)
Soul of a People: Writing America's Story (Television program)
Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution (Television series)
Stonehenge Deciphered (Television program)
Stories from the Vaults (Television series)
Street Monkeys (Television series)
The Supercar Story (Television program)
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Television program)
Thunderheads (Television program)
Tiger Tales (Television program)
Timewatch: D-Day: The True Story of Omaha (Television program)
Timewatch: The Rebel Pharaoh's Lost City (Television program)
Tomb Detectives (Television series)
Unbelievable Flying Objects (Television program)
The Ultimate Gun Room (Television program)
Unleashed: A Dogumentary (Television program)
The Vampire Princess (Television program)
Wanted: Anaconda (Television program)
When Pigs Fly (Television program)
White House Revealed (Television program)
Wings of Honor (Television program)
A Woman Among Wolves (Television program)
World’s Finest Cars: The Insider's Guide (Television program)
World's Smallest Planes (Television program)
Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways (Television program)
Zambezi (Television program)
Zoo Vets (Television program)
Smithsonian Welcome Video (Video recording : 2008)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
1.25 cu. ft. (1.25 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2007-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Series and programs include "Aerial America" "All Dolled Up;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "America's Greatest Monuments;" "America's Hangar;" "America's Treasures;" "America's Yellowstone;" "Animal Winter Games;" "Animals Aloft;" "Apocalypse: The Second World War;" "Arlington: Call to Honor;" "Baby New at the Zoo;" "Batwomen of Panama;" "Shark Therapy;" "The Big Blue;" "Bomb, Bullets, and Fraud;" "Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise;" "cELLAbration Live! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins;" "China's Forbidden City;" "Critter Quest!;" "Cutting Loose;" "The D'Autremont Train Robbery;" "The Da Vinci Detective;" "Day of the Kamikaze;" "Decoding Christianity;" "Designing Dogs;" "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden;" "Eyewitness Kamikaze;" "Flying with Condors;" "Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story;" "Ghost Cat: Saving the Clouded Leopard;" "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut;" "The Golden Age of Zeppelins;" "Goodwood: Race Car Legends;" "Hidden Armor, Found Treasures;" "History in HD;" "Hover Racers: Flying on Air;" "In Search of Santa Claus;" "Insect Microcosm;" "Into the Frozen Abyss;" "The Leeper Mail Bomb;" "Legend of the Crystal Skull;" "Legendary Coins of the Smithsonian;" "Light at the Edge of the World;" "Lives that Changed the World;" "Loose at the Zoo;" "The Lost Gods;" "Making the Monkees;" "The Men Who Brought the Dawn;" "Nature Tech;" "Nick Baker's Weird Creatures;" "Pandas in the Wild;" "Play On, John: A Life in Music;" "Picturing the President: George Washington;" "Picturing the Presidents;" " Portrait of Artistic Genius: Katsushika Hokusai;" "The Real Story;" "Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25;" "Saving Treasures;" "SciQ;" "The Sculpture Diaries;" "Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef;" "Sky View;" "Smithsonian Spotlight;" "Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution;" "Smithsonian's Weirdest;" "Soul of a People: Writing America's Story;" "Stonehenge Deciphered;" "Stories from the Vaults;" "Street Monkeys;" "The Supercar Story;" "The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice;" "Thunderheads;" "Tiger Tales;" "Timewatch: D-Day: The True Story of Omaha;" "Timewatch: The Rebel Pharaoh's Lost City;" "Tomb Detectives;" "Unbelievable Flying Objects;" "The Ultimate Gun Room;" "Unleashed: A Dogumentary;" "The Vampire Princess;" "Wanted: Anaconda;" "When Pigs Fly;" "White House Revealed;" "Wings of Honor;" "A Woman Among Wolves;" "World's Finest Cars: The Insider's Guide;" "World's Smallest Planes;" "Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways;" "Zambezi;" and "Zoo Vets." Also included is the visitor welcome video created for the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. Materials are in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums and television  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Nature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-011, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 11-011
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-011

Website Records

Topic:
Eye Level (Blog)
Research and Scholars Center Newsletter
Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery website and the Eye Level blog. The website, crawled June 14, 2010, features general information for visitors, a calendar of events, online exhibitions, and the Research and Scholars Center Newsletter as well as collections, research, conservation, educational program, and donation information. The blog, crawled June 29, 2010, is dedicated to American art and the ways in which the nation's art reflects its history and culture.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Research  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Blogs  Search this
United States -- Social life and customs  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-191, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-191
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-191

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-276

Program Records

Creator::
National Postal Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document that planning, building, and administration of the Winton M. Blount Center for Postal Studies at the National Postal Museum. The Blount Center was funded in large part by former Postmaster General Winton M. Blount and serves as a research, education, and conference center at the museum to explore, document and interpret the role of the postal system in American life through research and public outreach. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agreements, proposals, meeting notes, drawings, floor plans, and images.
Topic:
Postal service -- History  Search this
Postal museums  Search this
Research institutes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-311, National Postal Museum, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-311
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-311

Productions

Topic:
X-Ray Mega Airport (Television series)
Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo (Television program)
Million Dollar American Princesses (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Major League Legends (Television series)
Predator Road Trip (Television series)
Supercar Superbuild (Television series)
Alaska Aircrash Investigations (Television series)
Aerial America (Television series)
David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies (Television series)
Flying Monsters with David Attenborough (Television program)
Secrets (Television series)
Sports Detectives (Television series)
Inside Buckingham Palace (Television series)
Micro Monsters with David Attenborough (Television series)
The Queen at 90 (Television program)
Air Warriors (Television series)
Great Snakes (Television program)
World's Biggest Beasts (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Hell Below (Television series)
Hunting the Hammerhead (Television program)
Viper Queens (Television program)
Dragon Island (Television program)
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-054, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-054
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-054

United States - Social life and customs, 1959, 1963

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 34 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
See more items in:
Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 5: Subject and Information Files, 1927-2005 / Box 34
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refidd1e16011

Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Myron Bement Smith
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
Online Media:

Productions

Topic:
Mighty Ships (Television series)
World War II Spy School (Television program)
Perfect Stores (Television series)
Surviving the Serengeti (Television program)
Million Dollar American Princesses (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena (Television series)
Mighty Cruise Ships (Television series)
Napoleon's Waterloo (Television program)
L.A. Frock Stars (Television series)
Siege of Masada (Television program)
Mummies Alive (Television series)
Aerial America (Television series)
Yellowstone Supervolcano (Television program)
Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest (Television program)
My Million Dollar Invention (Television series)
Islands of Creation (Television program)
Rock 'N' Roll Inventions (Television series)
Crazy Monster Spiders (Television program)
Crazy Monster Diggers (Television program)
Crazy Monster Bats (Television program)
Crazy Monster Gulpers (Television program)
Real Mad Men of Advertising (Television series)
Crazy Monster Bugs (Television program)
Crazy Monster Sea Creatures (Television program)
Crazy Monster Fangs (Television program)
The Weapon Hunter (Television series)
The Obama Years: The Power of Words (Television program)
Humongous Moves (Television series)
Battle at Sea: Jutland (Television program)
Castro's Secret Reef (Television program)
Victorian Rebel: Marianne North (Television program)
Mysteries of the Rainforest (Television program)
Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI (Television program)
Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth (Television program)
Nightmare on Everest (Television program)
An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch (Television program)
Secrets (Television series)
Titanic's Fatal Fire (Television program)
The Real Jesus of Nazareth (Television series)
The Lost Tapes (Television program)
America's Secret Space Heroes (Television series)
Air Warriors (Television series)
Combat Trains (Television series)
Amazing Monkeys (Television series)
Aerial Ireland (Television program)
Aerial New Zealand (Television program)
My Big Bollywood Wedding (Television program)
Battle of Okinawa in Color (Television program)
America in Color (Television series)
First Ladies Revealed (Television series)
Flying High with Phil Keoghan (Television program)
Honey Badger Grit (Television program)
Inside Windsor Castle (Television series)
Hunt for the Nazi Gold Train (Television program)
Cobra King (Television program)
Diana and the Paparazzi (Television program)
Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye (Television program)
Last Emperor of Mexico (Television program)
Baboon King (Television program)
Make It Out Alive (Television series)
Tiger on the Run (Television program)
Survival in the Skies (Television series)
Lions Unleashed (Television program)
Polar Bear Town (Television series)
America's Badlands (Television program)
Panama's Animal Highway (Television program)
Supercar Superbuild (Television series)
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef (Television series)
Combat Ships (Television series)
The Coronation (Television program)
Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp (Television program)
Cleopatra (Television series)
Epic Warrior Women (Television series)
Billionaire Space Club (Television program)
Earth From Outer Space (Television program)
Europe's Last Warrior Kings (Television series)
Aerial Africa (Television series)
Fishing for Giants (Television series)
Finding Life in Outer Space (Television program)
Ice Bridge: The Impossible Journey (Television program)
Aerial Cities (Television series)
Waco: The Longest Siege (Television program)
China's Dragon Emperor (Television series)
Carriers at War (Television series)
Smithsonian Time Capsule: 1968 (Television program)
Rise of Tokyo in Color (Television program)
The Pacific War in Color (Television series)
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition (Television series)
King of the Desert Lions (Television program)
Hell Below (Television series)
Monster Shipwreck: Mysteries of the Mars (Television program)
Kings of the Desert (Television program)
Sacred Sites (Television series)
China From Above (Television series)
The Wild Andes (Television series)
America's Mississippi (Television series)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
United States -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel
Africa -- Description and travel
Date:
2015, 2017-2018
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Animals  Search this
Insects  Search this
Military history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-197, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 19-197
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-197

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the online exhibition, "Americans," presented on the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) website as it existed on February 5, 2018. This is a digital version of the exhibition of the same name that opened at the NMAI on January 18, 2018, and is currently scheduled to be on display through 2022. The exhibition highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation's identity since before the country began. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-166, National Museum of the American Indian, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-166
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-166

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