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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-107

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, 1982-1988

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Title: Special Exhibition Records
Dates: 1982-1988
Quantity: 9.48 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 94-107
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These files consist of records documenting the research and production of the exhibition "Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842," curated by Herman J. Viola. Materials include research materials, funding proposals, contact sheets, speech notes, loan records, evaluations, committee materials, drafts of some chapters, and some oversize graphics.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and production of the exhibition "Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842," curated by Herman J. Viola. Materials include research materials, funding proposals, contact sheets, speech notes, loan records, evaluations, committee materials, drafts of some chapters, and some oversize graphics.

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Subject

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-107, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Negatives

Box 1 of 7

Achievements of exhibition (evaluations)

Box 1 of 7

Agassiz, Louis

Box 1 of 7

Agate, Alfred T.

Box 1 of 7

Alden, James

Box 1 of 7

Allen, D. E.

Box 1 of 7

Antarctica

Box 1 of 7

Anthropology

Box 1 of 7

Appleman, Dan

Box 1 of 7

Aulick, John H.

Box 1 of 7

Australian Bicentennial

Box 1 of 7

AV shows (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Bartlett, Harley, Harris, "The Reports of the Wilkes Ex. And the Work of the Scientists"

Box 1 of 7

Bayer, Frederick M.

Box 1 of 7

Beidleman, Richard (notes), The scientifics in Australia

Box 1 of 7

Bibliographies

Box 1 of 7

Bird specimens

Box 1 of 7

Bixby, William, The Forgotten Voyage of Charles Wilkes

Box 1 of 7

Boston Public Library

Box 1 of 7

Brackenridge, William D.

Box 1 of 7

Botany

Box 1 of 7

Bradley, Harold William, The American Frontier in Hawaii, The Pioneers 1789-1843

Box 1 of 7

1st Brochure, support

Box 1 of 7

2nd Brochure, public

Box 1 of 7

Budget

Box 1 of 7

Brooks, Van Wyck, Fenollosa and His Circle With Other Essays in Biography

Box 1 of 7

Bryan, G. S., "The Purpose of Equipment and Personnel in the Wilkes Expedition"

Box 1 of 7

Buck, Peter H., Explorers of the Pacific, European/American Discoveries in Polynesia

Box 1 of 7

Callahan, James Morton, "American Relations in the Pacific and the Far East 1784-1900"

Box 1 of 7

Cartography

Box 1 of 7

Case, Augustus L.

Box 1 of 7

Catalogs and Posters

Box 1 of 7

Chile (Pollard as Ambassador)

Box 1 of 7

Collins, Williams, "Overland Journeys in Oregon and California of the U.S. Navy Exploring Expedition"

Box 1 of 7

Colvocoresses, George

Box 1 of 7

Committee meetings, agendas

Box 1 of 7

Committee memoranda, incoming

Box 1 of 7

Committee memoranda, outgoing

Box 1 of 7

Conklin, Edwin, "Connection of the American Philosophical Society With Our First National Exploring Expedition"

Box 1 of 7

Congressional decisions

Box 1 of 7

Conservation

Box 1 of 7

Conservation guidelines

Box 1 of 7

Condition report information

Box 1 of 7

Cook's voyages

Box 1 of 7

Court Martial

Box 1 of 7

Couthouy

Box 1 of 7

Dale, John

Box 1 of 7

Dana, James Dwight

Box 1 of 7

Darlingtonia

Box 1 of 7

DeHaven, Edwin Jesse

Box 1 of 7

Design/Construction

Box 1 of 7

Design

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Drayton

Box 2 of 7

Dibner Library

Box 2 of 7

Education brochure

Box 2 of 7

Education film

Box 2 of 7

Eights, James

Box 2 of 7

Eld, Henry

Box 2 of 7

Emmons, George Foster

Box 2 of 7

Engravers

Box 2 of 7

Erskine, Charles, 20 Years Before the Mast

Box 2 of 7

Evelyn, Doug

Box 2 of 7

Exploring Expedition., general information

Box 2 of 7

Exploring Forerunners

Box 2 of 7

Eyde, Dick

Box 2 of 7

Farrow, Elsie B., "The Man Who Named Antarctica and His Expedition"

Box 2 of 7

Feipel, Louis N., "The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, Its Progress Through Half a Century: 1826-1876"

Box 2 of 7

Firearms of Wilkes Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Fish

Box 2 of 7

Fiske, Richard

Box 2 of 7

Genesis of Natural History Building

Box 2 of 7

Guest List

Box 2 of 7

Gilchrist, Edward

Box 2 of 7

Hale, Horatio

Box 2 of 7

Hassler, Ferdinand

Box 2 of 7

Harrison, George M. - Passed midshipman, court martial

Box 2 of 7

Hawaii, South Pacific in general

Box 2 of 7

Henry, Joseph/Wilkes

Box 2 of 7

Hudson, William Levereth

Box 2 of 7

Instruments

Box 2 of 7

Inventories, Wilkes specimens

Box 2 of 7

Itinerary of United States Exploring Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Kaeppler, Adrienne and Jane Walsh

Box 2 of 7

Know, Samuel R.

Box 2 of 7

Latin America

Box 2 of 7

LeConte, John Lawrence

Box 2 of 7

Library of the Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Literary spinoffs

Box 2 of 7

Long, Andrew K.

Box 2 of 7

Long range planning proposals

Box 2 of 7

Lundeberg, Philip

Box 2 of 7

Magnificent Voyagers/Japanese

Box 2 of 7

Maintenance of Collection

Box 2 of 7

Marine contingent on United States Exploring Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Mat and frame

Box 2 of 7

Mauna Loa

Box 2 of 7

Maury, Matthew Fontaine

Box 2 of 7

May, William

Box 2 of 7

Melville and Wilkes

Box 2 of 7

Merchandising

Box 2 of 7

Missionaries

Box 2 of 7

Modern place names

Box 2 of 7

Mystic Seaport Museum

Box 2 of 7

National Institution for the Promotion of Science

Box 2 of 7

National Museum

Box 2 of 7

Naval Institute, U.S.

Box 2 of 7

The Navy

Box 2 of 7

Naval Lyceum of Natural History, New York

Box 2 of 7

Naval Observatory, U.S.

Box 2 of 7

Naval Science, support for theme statement

Box 2 of 7

New species discovered by United States Exploring Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Newcomb, Simon, "Abstract Science in America, 1776-1876"

Box 2 of 7

Newspaper accounts of the expedition

Box 2 of 7

NOIA Reception

Box 2 of 7

Oregon Report - NW Evaluations

Box 2 of 7

Origins of United States Exploring Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Outfitting the Exploring Expedition

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Palmer, James C., naval surgeon

Box 3 of 7

Patent Office/Greenhouse

Box 3 of 7

Peale Museum, Philadelphia

Box 3 of 7

Peale, T. R., articles on

Box 3 of 7

Peale's articles

Box 3 of 7

Perry, Oliver H.

Box 3 of 7

Photo requests

Box 3 of 7

Physical anthropology and the Wilkes Expedition

Box 3 of 7

Pickering, Charles

Box 3 of 7

Pinkney, Robert F.

Box 3 of 7

Peacock, The Columbia river

Box 3 of 7

"Pioneers of the Arctic"

Box 3 of 7

Plates

Box 3 of 7

Plates and prints

Box 3 of 7

Ponko, Vincent, "Ships, Seas, and Scientists, U. S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the 19th century"

Box 3 of 7

Position description

Box 3 of 7

Preliminary script - Topic Outline

Box 3 of 7

Prints and proofs

Box 3 of 7

Professionalization of sciences

Box 3 of 7

Programs and special events for Wilkes exhibition

Box 3 of 7

Publications (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Publicity

Box 3 of 7

Publicity responses

Box 3 of 7

Requisitions (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Rehn, James G., "Proceedings: American Philosophical Society, v. 82, 1940"

Box 3 of 7

Reichilderfer, F. W., "The Contributions of Wilkes to Terrestrial, Magnetism, Gravity and Meteorology"

Box 3 of 7

Reingold, Nathan

Box 3 of 7

Research leads

Box 3 of 7

Return of the specimens

Box 3 of 7

Reviews of the publications

Box 3 of 7

Reynolds

Box 3 of 7

Reynolds & Poe

Box 3 of 7

Ringgold, Cadwalader

Box 3 of 7

Scheduling

Box 3 of 7

Ships

Box 3 of 7

Sigma Xi/American Scientist

Box 3 of 7

Sinclair, George (journal)

Box 3 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Expedition Service (SITES) (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Smith, Geoffry, "The Navy Before Darwinism: Science, Exploration and Diplomacy Antebellum America"

Box 3 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Songs

Box 4 of 7

Special Exhibition Fund

Box 4 of 7

Speech accompanying slide presentation

Box 4 of 7

Speech/Background notes (from Ann Brickfield)

Box 4 of 7

Speiden

Box 4 of 7

Stamp campaign

Box 4 of 7

Subcommittee: History

Box 4 of 7

Subcommittee: Steering

Box 4 of 7

Sultan!

Box 4 of 7

Superfund (exhibits) (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Surgical Instruments, Armed Forces Pathology Lab

Box 4 of 7

Symmes, John C.

Box 4 of 7

Symposium (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Tappan, Benjamin

Box 4 of 7

Telecommunication projects

Box 4 of 7

Towle, Edward L., "Science, Commerce, and the Navy on the Seafarring Frontier (1842-1861)"

Box 4 of 7

Townsend, John Kirk

Box 4 of 7

Transcriptions (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Travel Forms

Box 4 of 7

Travel, Liquid Research Proposals

Box 4 of 7

Underwood, Joseph A.

Box 4 of 7

University of California Press

Box 4 of 7

USIA

Box 4 of 7

Vendovi

Box 4 of 7

Viola, Herman, J.

Box 4 of 7

HJV's desk

Box 4 of 7

Visuals

Box 4 of 7

Volunteers/Interns

Box 4 of 7

Watson, George

Box 4 of 7

Wells, Ellen

Box 4 of 7

Indexes to Westminster Review

Box 4 of 7

Wickman, John Edward, "Political Aspects of Charles Wilkes' Work & Testimony, 1842-1849"

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Wilkes, Charles (1798-1877)

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes Medal

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes resumes

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes material (SI Archives, Dan Appleman)

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes Lake Down (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes Expedition - Correspondence

Box 5 of 7

Wilkes, general (CM) (3 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Dewey, Betty W.

Box 5 of 7

Dexter, Ralph W. - Kent State University

Box 5 of 7

Dillon, Wilton S.

Box 5 of 7

Duke University - Wilkes manuscripts collection

Box 5 of 7

Education materials related to exhibition

Box 5 of 7

Ferguson, Jeffrey

Box 5 of 7

Fiji Museum

Box 5 of 7

Franklin and Marshall College

Box 5 of 7

Galperin, Sharon

Box 5 of 7

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Box 5 of 7

Gilkerson, William H.

Box 5 of 7

Goetzmann, William H.

Box 5 of 7

Handley, Charles O.

Box 5 of 7

Harvard University, Gray Herbarium

Box 5 of 7

Hawaiian Mission's Children's Society

Box 5 of 7

Henderson, J. Wilkes

Box 5 of 7

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Box 5 of 7

Hudson's Bay Company

Box 5 of 7

The Huntington

Box 5 of 7

Hydrographer of the Navy (Great Britain)

Box 5 of 7

International Congress of Maritime Museums

Box 5 of 7

Jaffe, David

Box 5 of 7

Japanese artifacts, Wilkes Expedition

Box 5 of 7

Jeffries, Mrs. Donald

Box 5 of 7

Jennings, Mrs. Richard G. (Hudson memorabilia)

Box 5 of 7

Johns Hopkins University, Eisenhower Library

Box 5 of 7

Johnston, Betty (photographer, volunteer)

Box 5 of 7

Kane, John D. H. (Admiral)

Box 5 of 7

Kazar, John Dryden

Box 5 of 7

Kazar, John

Box 5 of 7

King, Tony - The Washington Historical Society

Box 5 of 7

Library of Congress (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Madine, James and Helen

Box 5 of 7

Malay manuscripts

Box 5 of 7

Mariner's Museum, Newport News

Box 5 of 7

Massachusetts Historical Society

Box 5 of 7

Miller, Char

Box 5 of 7

Milwaukee Public Museum

Box 5 of 7

Montclair State

Box 5 of 7

Museums

Box 5 of 7

National Academy of Design

Box 5 of 7

National Archives (3 folders)

Box 5 of 7

National Maritime Museum

Box 5 of 7

National Museum of American History (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

National Museum of American History (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 6 of 7

National Museum of Denmark

Box 6 of 7

National Museum of Natural History (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Margolis, Carolyn

Box 6 of 7

Of Kayaks and Ulus - A Smithsonian Institution Curriculum Packet for Schools

Box 6 of 7

Loans

Wilkes, Gilbert

Box 6 of 7

Wilkes, John III

Box 6 of 7

Yale University

Box 6 of 7

Yochelson, Ellis L.

Box 6 of 7

Zug, George R.

Box 6 of 7

National Portrait Gallery

Box 6 of 7

National Park Service, Hawaii

Box 6 of 7

NOAA

Box 6 of 7

Naval History Center

Box 6 of 7

Newark Museum

Box 6 of 7

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Box 6 of 7

Newberry Library

Box 6 of 7

New Haven Colony Historical Society

Box 6 of 7

New Jersey Historical Society

Box 6 of 7

New York Historical Society

Box 6 of 7

New Zealand

Box 6 of 7

North American Society for Oceanic History

Box 6 of 7

Oregon Historical Society

Box 6 of 7

Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden

Box 6 of 7

Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University, New Haven)

Box 6 of 7

Peabody Museum (Harvard University)

Box 6 of 7

Peabody Museum (Salem, Mass.)

Box 6 of 7

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 6 of 7

Philadelphia Textile Finishers (tent)

Box 6 of 7

Philippines

Box 6 of 7

Ponko, Vincent

Box 6 of 7

Proctor, David

Box 6 of 7

Resident Associates Program

Box 6 of 7

Roosevelt Library

Box 6 of 7

Rosewater, Joseph

Box 6 of 7

Schmidt and Cleere

Box 6 of 7

Science Museum - South Kensington, London

Box 6 of 7

Seattle

Box 6 of 7

Silverberg, Robert

Box 6 of 7

Smedberg, William Renwick, III

Box 6 of 7

Smith, Geoffrey S.

Box 6 of 7

SI Castle

Box 6 of 7

Smithsonian Libraries

Box 6 of 7

South Street Seaport Museum

Box 6 of 7

Stanton, William

Box 6 of 7

Styer, Charles Wilkes

Box 6 of 7

Towle, Edward L.

Box 6 of 7

Tyler, David B.

Box 6 of 7

U.S. Naval Academy

Box 6 of 7

University Museum (University of Pennsylvania)

Box 6 of 7

Vogel, Hal

Box 6 of 7

Washington State Historical Society

Box 6 of 7

Whitman Mission Historical Site

Box 6 of 7

Wickman, Jon E.

Box 6 of 7

Wilkes, Mrs. C. Woolley

Box 6 of 7

Wilkes, Charles D. - Correspondence

Box 6 of 7

Academy of Natural Sciences

Box 6 of 7

American Museum of Natural History

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

American Philosophical Society

Box 7 of 7

Australia, correspondence with

Box 7 of 7

Bayer, Frederick

Box 7 of 7

Beidleman, Richard G.

Box 7 of 7

Bellec, Francois de Vaisseau

Box 7 of 7

Birkner, Michael

Box 7 of 7

Bernice P. Bishop Museum

Box 7 of 7

Black, Mrs. Stanley W.

Box 7 of 7

Blair, Edward McC.

Box 7 of 7

Boston Athenaeum

Box 7 of 7

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Box 7 of 7

Bowman, Thomas

Box 7 of 7

British Columbia, Archives

Box 7 of 7

Byars, David O. - Washington State Historical Society

Box 7 of 7

California, possible sources of information

Box 7 of 7

Cambridge University Museum

Box 7 of 7

Cambridge, University of, Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Box 7 of 7

Carnegie Mellon University

Box 7 of 7

Chace, Fenner A.

Box 7 of 7

Chile

Box 7 of 7

Cleaver, Mrs. William Jessup

Box 7 of 7

Columbia Historical Society

Box 7 of 7

Colvocoresses, Harold

Box 7 of 7

Communications File

Box 7 of 7

Correspondence summary

Box 7 of 7

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 7 of 7

Wilkes correspondence

Box 7 of 7

Dead ends

Box 7 of 7
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"Magnificent Voyagers" - Maps

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"Magnificent Voyagers" - Wall text

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"Magnificent Voyagers" - Text, vertebrate specimens, and negatives

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