Division of Radiation and Organisms Laboratory, SIB

ID: 2002-10666

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930 ?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder 36

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Summary

The Division of Radiation and Organisms, located in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building, dedicated to studying the effects of solar radiation on organisms. Shown here is a vacuum type thermocouples of very high sensitivity, used in numerous types of radiation measurements.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The original negative number is 33579-A, but that negative has been lost.
  • Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot established the Division of Radiation and Organisms. Its function was to investigate the effects of radiation upon living organisms, mainly plants, and the division worked with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder 36

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1930 ?

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Topic

  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Basements
  • Interiors
  • Photobiology

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-10666

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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