Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Special Exhibition Records, 1982-1988
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits|
|Title:||Special Exhibition Records|
|Quantity:||9.48 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 oversize folders)|
|Language of Materials:||English|
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Viola, Herman J.
- Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Exhibition). (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-107, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records
Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Achievements of exhibition (evaluations)
Agate, Alfred T.
Allen, D. E.
Aulick, John H.
AV shows (2 folders)
Bartlett, Harley, Harris, "The Reports of the Wilkes Ex. And the Work of the Scientists"
Bayer, Frederick M.
Beidleman, Richard (notes), The scientifics in Australia
Bixby, William, The Forgotten Voyage of Charles Wilkes
Boston Public Library
Brackenridge, William D.
Bradley, Harold William, The American Frontier in Hawaii, The Pioneers 1789-1843
1st Brochure, support
2nd Brochure, public
Brooks, Van Wyck, Fenollosa and His Circle With Other Essays in Biography
Bryan, G. S., "The Purpose of Equipment and Personnel in the Wilkes Expedition"
Buck, Peter H., Explorers of the Pacific, European/American Discoveries in Polynesia
Callahan, James Morton, "American Relations in the Pacific and the Far East 1784-1900"
Case, Augustus L.
Catalogs and Posters
Chile (Pollard as Ambassador)
Collins, Williams, "Overland Journeys in Oregon and California of the U.S. Navy Exploring Expedition"
Committee meetings, agendas
Committee memoranda, incoming
Committee memoranda, outgoing
Conklin, Edwin, "Connection of the American Philosophical Society With Our First National Exploring Expedition"
Condition report information
Dana, James Dwight
DeHaven, Edwin Jesse
Emmons, George Foster
Erskine, Charles, 20 Years Before the Mast
Exploring Expedition., general information
Farrow, Elsie B., "The Man Who Named Antarctica and His Expedition"
Feipel, Louis N., "The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, Its Progress Through Half a Century: 1826-1876"
Firearms of Wilkes Expedition
Genesis of Natural History Building
Harrison, George M. - Passed midshipman, court martial
Hawaii, South Pacific in general
Hudson, William Levereth
Inventories, Wilkes specimens
Itinerary of United States Exploring Expedition
Kaeppler, Adrienne and Jane Walsh
Know, Samuel R.
LeConte, John Lawrence
Library of the Expedition
Long, Andrew K.
Long range planning proposals
Maintenance of Collection
Marine contingent on United States Exploring Expedition
Mat and frame
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
Melville and Wilkes
Modern place names
Mystic Seaport Museum
National Institution for the Promotion of Science
Naval Institute, U.S.
Naval Lyceum of Natural History, New York
Naval Observatory, U.S.
Naval Science, support for theme statement
New species discovered by United States Exploring Expedition
Newcomb, Simon, "Abstract Science in America, 1776-1876"
Newspaper accounts of the expedition
Oregon Report - NW Evaluations
Origins of United States Exploring Expedition
Outfitting the Exploring Expedition
Palmer, James C., naval surgeon
Peale Museum, Philadelphia
Peale, T. R., articles on
Perry, Oliver H.
Physical anthropology and the Wilkes Expedition
Pinkney, Robert F.
Peacock, The Columbia river
"Pioneers of the Arctic"
Plates and prints
Ponko, Vincent, "Ships, Seas, and Scientists, U. S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the 19th century"
Preliminary script - Topic Outline
Prints and proofs
Professionalization of sciences
Programs and special events for Wilkes exhibition
Publications (2 folders)
Requisitions (2 folders)
Rehn, James G., "Proceedings: American Philosophical Society, v. 82, 1940"
Reichilderfer, F. W., "The Contributions of Wilkes to Terrestrial, Magnetism, Gravity and Meteorology"
Return of the specimens
Reviews of the publications
Reynolds & Poe
Sigma Xi/American Scientist
Sinclair, George (journal)
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Expedition Service (SITES) (2 folders)
Smith, Geoffry, "The Navy Before Darwinism: Science, Exploration and Diplomacy Antebellum America"
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Special Exhibition Fund
Speech accompanying slide presentation
Speech/Background notes (from Ann Brickfield)
Superfund (exhibits) (2 folders)
Surgical Instruments, Armed Forces Pathology Lab
Symmes, John C.
Symposium (2 folders)
Towle, Edward L., "Science, Commerce, and the Navy on the Seafarring Frontier (1842-1861)"
Townsend, John Kirk
Transcriptions (2 folders)
Travel, Liquid Research Proposals
Underwood, Joseph A.
University of California Press
Viola, Herman, J.
Indexes to Westminster Review
Wickman, John Edward, "Political Aspects of Charles Wilkes' Work & Testimony, 1842-1849"
Wilkes, Charles (1798-1877)
Wilkes material (SI Archives, Dan Appleman)
Wilkes Lake Down (2 folders)
Wilkes Expedition - Correspondence
Wilkes, general (CM) (3 folders)
Dewey, Betty W.
Dexter, Ralph W. - Kent State University
Dillon, Wilton S.
Duke University - Wilkes manuscripts collection
Education materials related to exhibition
Franklin and Marshall College
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Gilkerson, William H.
Goetzmann, William H.
Handley, Charles O.
Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
Hawaiian Mission's Children's Society
Henderson, J. Wilkes
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Hudson's Bay Company
Hydrographer of the Navy (Great Britain)
International Congress of Maritime Museums
Japanese artifacts, Wilkes Expedition
Jeffries, Mrs. Donald
Jennings, Mrs. Richard G. (Hudson memorabilia)
Johns Hopkins University, Eisenhower Library
Johnston, Betty (photographer, volunteer)
Kane, John D. H. (Admiral)
Kazar, John Dryden
King, Tony - The Washington Historical Society
Library of Congress (2 folders)
Madine, James and Helen
Mariner's Museum, Newport News
Massachusetts Historical Society
Milwaukee Public Museum
National Academy of Design
National Archives (3 folders)
National Maritime Museum
National Museum of American History (Folder 1 of 2)
National Museum of American History (Folder 2 of 2)
National Museum of Denmark
National Museum of Natural History (2 folders)
Of Kayaks and Ulus - A Smithsonian Institution Curriculum Packet for Schools
Wilkes, John III
Yochelson, Ellis L.
Zug, George R.
National Portrait Gallery
National Park Service, Hawaii
Naval History Center
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New Haven Colony Historical Society
New Jersey Historical Society
New York Historical Society
North American Society for Oceanic History
Oregon Historical Society
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden
Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University, New Haven)
Peabody Museum (Harvard University)
Peabody Museum (Salem, Mass.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Textile Finishers (tent)
Resident Associates Program
Schmidt and Cleere
Science Museum - South Kensington, London
Smedberg, William Renwick, III
Smith, Geoffrey S.
South Street Seaport Museum
Styer, Charles Wilkes
Towle, Edward L.
Tyler, David B.
U.S. Naval Academy
University Museum (University of Pennsylvania)
Washington State Historical Society
Whitman Mission Historical Site
Wickman, Jon E.
Wilkes, Mrs. C. Woolley
Wilkes, Charles D. - Correspondence
Academy of Natural Sciences
American Museum of Natural History
American Philosophical Society
Australia, correspondence with
Beidleman, Richard G.
Bellec, Francois de Vaisseau
Bernice P. Bishop Museum
Black, Mrs. Stanley W.
Blair, Edward McC.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
British Columbia, Archives
Byars, David O. - Washington State Historical Society
California, possible sources of information
Cambridge University Museum
Cambridge, University of, Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Chace, Fenner A.
Cleaver, Mrs. William Jessup
Columbia Historical Society
"Magnificent Voyagers" - Maps
"Magnificent Voyagers" - Wall text
"Magnificent Voyagers" - Text, vertebrate specimens, and negatives