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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-128

National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History

Research Records, 1947-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Title: Research Records
Dates: 1947-1992
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 97-128
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes records produced and/or maintained by Harold D. Langley, which date from when he was Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History, 1984- , and the Division of Naval History, prior to 1984. The records consist of correspondence documenting Langley's preparations for the research and eventual publication of "So Proudly We Hail: The History of the United States Flag " (1981), a history of United States flags; Admiral William Rea Furlong's original flag history manuscript, which Langley used in his research and edited; the final manuscript of the publication "So Proudly We Hail: The History of the United States Flag;" original copy of Langley's paper "The Problems of Early Flag Research," which he presented at the North American Vexillogical Meeting held at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1977, and photographs of Langley at this event; memoranda of the Board of Academic Studies; and subject files. Some materials date to when the museum was known at the Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of History and Technology respectively.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records produced and/or maintained by Harold D. Langley, which date from when he was Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History, 1984- , and the Division of Naval History, prior to 1984. The records consist of correspondence documenting Langley's preparations for the research and eventual publication of So Proudly We Hail: The History of the United States Flag (1981), a history of United States flags; Admiral William Rea Furlong's original flag history manuscript, which Langley used in his research and edited; the final manuscript of the publication So Proudly We Hail: The History of the United States Flag; original copy of Langley's paper "The Problems of Early Flag Research," which he presented at the North American Vexillogical Meeting held at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1977, and photographs of Langley at this event; memoranda of the Board of Academic Studies; and subject files. Some materials date to when the museum was known at the Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of History and Technology respectively.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-128, National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History, Research Records

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Container List

Box 1

North American Vexillogical Meeting at National Museum of American History (NMAH), June 1977: Photographs

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"The Problems of Early Flag Research," a paper written and presented by Dr. Harold D. Langley at the North American Vexillogical Meeting at NMAH, June 1977

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Admiral William R. Furlong's original flag manuscript, drafts of table of contents, and inserts for chapters

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapter I (2 folders)

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapter II (2 folders)

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapter III (2 folders)

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapters IV, V and VI (2 folders)

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapter VII

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Furlong Manuscript, Chapter VIII

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Flag Research Reports of Mrs. Lula Stephens for Admiral Furlong, 1963

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Correspondence on Flag Book Preparation, 1951-1980

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Galleys of Flag Book: Chapter Eight and Donald Kloster's Comments, 1981

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Reception for publication of So Proudly We Hail on October 26, 1981 (includes photographs and contact sheets)

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Flag Book Preface and Bibliography - Typescript

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People to be notified about Flag Book

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Flag Book Promotion and Reviews; correspondence on the book, 1982-1985

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American History Illustrated, 1984

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National Archives and Records Service, 1979

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Australia Bicentennial, 1988-1990

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Arctic and Antarctic, 1971 (includes photographs, notes and articles)

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Bailey, Van B.: Correspondence, 1980

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Bells, 1975

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The Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM), 1989-1990

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Box 2

Correspondence on Navy Buttons, 1973-1984

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Mosler Collection of Military Buttons, 1977

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Military Cannons, 1966-1975 (includes photographs)

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Collections Committee: Memoranda, 1984-1985

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Association of Curators, 1970-1973

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Association of Curators, 1983-1984

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Medals and Awards, 1976-1981

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Insignia Collectors, 1977-1982

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Maine Historical Society, 1978-1980

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Correspondence, 1972-1980

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Association of Curators, 1966-1968

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Naval Documents Transferred to Operational Archives, 1992

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Exhibits Maintenance, 1980-1988

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Photographic Requests (non-Smithsonian), 1982 and undated

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Monitor and Merrimac Artifacts, 1979-1985

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Loans, 1986-1987

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Photo Requests, 1985-1987

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Photographs of Naval Uniforms

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Items Transferred, 1985

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Metz, Ronald, 1985

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Flag Photo Orders, 1980-1984

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Uemura Exhibit, c. 1979

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Special Armed Forces Hall Exhibits, 1980-1984

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Naval History Fund, 1980-1982

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Bicentennial of the Peace of 1783, 1981-1983

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Exhibit Projects and Procedures, 1980-1982

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Correspondence, ca. 1975-1992

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Object Dispositions, 1982-1992

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Prisoners of the Vietnam War, 1973

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Plans of Operation, 1972-1980

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Incoming Correspondence, 1974-1987

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Medals and Decorations, 1969-1977

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Lighthouses, 1947

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Tattooing, 1976-1985

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Scholarly Activities Committee, 1972-1973

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Spanish Archives, 1974-1982

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Underwater Wrecks, 1992

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U.S. Commission on Maritime History, 1979-1984

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Correspondence, 1988-1989

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So Proudly We Hail Manuscript - Captions and Credits, 1981

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So Proudly We Hail Manuscript, 1981 (4 folders)

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Box 3

So Proudly We Hail Manuscript, 1981

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Neil Josephson - Basis for Purchases, 1978

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Academic Committee, 1976

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Academic Committee, 1975-1977

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Committee on Academic Studies (CAS), 1968-1975

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National Collegiate Honors Council, 1975-1976

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CAS Interviews, 1968 and undated

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CAS Course Ideas, 1975

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CAS First Report, 1975

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CAS - Responses to First Report, 1975

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CAS Meetings, 1975

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Other Programs, 1975

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American Historical Association, 1975

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Fellows, 1973-1976

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