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Curatorial Records

Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Phonograph records
Date:
1839-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records primarily created by Carl W. Mitman during his tenure as Curator of the Division of Mechanical Technology, 1921-1932, and Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1948, United States National Museum. These files create a biographical sketch of a multitude of engineers, inventors, and industrialists. Materials include correspondence, images, clippings, drawings, illustrations, negatives, phonograph records, and other related materials.
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Industrialists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Phonograph records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-342, National Museum of American History Division of the History of Technology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-342
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-342

Curatorial Records

Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Maps
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Microfiche
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1957-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of research zoologist Roy W. McDiarmid and his work at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Geological Survey (USGS). McDiarmid's research focuses on the systematics, behavior, ecology, and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles in the Neotropics. Records include graduate work; research projects and publications; special projects, such as workshops, committees, and reviews; and activities with professional societies, including the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) and the Herpetologists' League (HL). Some materials predate his time with the USGS.

Materials include correspondence, notes, research information, manuscripts, proposals, reports, reviews, maps, illustrations, postcards, newspaper clippings, microfiche, photographs, negatives, and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Herpetology  Search this
Amphibians -- Behavior  Search this
Reptiles -- Behavior  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Amphibians -- Geographical distribution  Search this
Reptiles -- Geographical distribution  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Herpetologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Maps
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Microfiche
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-082, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-082
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-082

Curatorial Records

Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Newsletters
Newspapers
Floor plans
Illustrations
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1972-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Terry L. Erwin, Curator of Coleoptera. Projects covered include Biological Diversity of Tropical Latin America (BIOLAT), All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), and the Encyclopedia of Life. Materials include correspondence, notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, drawings, newsletters, and photographs.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Biodiversity  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Clippings
Newsletters
Newspapers
Floor plans
Illustrations
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-081, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-081
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-081

Curatorial Records

Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1946-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created by Nicholas Hotton, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1959-1998. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research notes, illustrations, proposals, and grants; exhibition files and floor plans; photographs and slides of specimens; lectures; and professional activity files.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-084, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-084
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-084

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956-1988 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research files, correspondence, floor plans, and budgetary information; and photographs of exhibitions, artifacts, and Division staff.
Historical Note:
In 1965, a Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments was created in the Division of Physical Sciences under Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator. The Section was renamed the Section of Mathematics in 1968, and Merzbach reported to Silvio A. Bedini, assistant director for the Museum. In 1970 the Section of Mathematics became part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Merzbach became involved in the Computer History Project (CHP), which included Henry S. Tropp as principal investigator. CHP was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974.

From 1974 to 1977, the Section of Mathematics reported to the chairman of the Department of Science and Technology. In 1978 it became the Division of Mathematics in the Department of History of Science; and in 1987, it merged with the Division of Physical Sciences to form the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

The Division of Mathematics and its predecessors were concerned with the history of mathematical calculating instruments, both domestic and foreign, dating back to the eighteenth century. The Division prepared exhibitions for the Hall of Mathematics and collected artifacts such as planimeters, slide rules, mechanical calculators, digital electronic computers, and astrolabes. Curators and staff of the Division and its predecessors included Robert P. Multhauf, curator of Physical Sciences and Measurement, 1955-1957, curator of Physical Sciences, 1957-1964; Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator of Physical Sciences, 1964, associate curator of Mathematics and Antique Instruments, 1965-1968, associate curator of Mathematics, 1968-1970, Curator of Mathematics, 1970-1988; and Henry S. Tropp, principal investigator of the Computer History Project, 1971-1974.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Mathematics -- History  Search this
Physical sciences -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 332
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0332

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