Exhibition films made to accompany and further illustrate material being exhibited at the Museum. First part of film called "DNA and Living Cells" portrays, through animated modules, how DNA and RNA direct the synthesis of certain proteins that are vital for proper cell functioning. Second part is footage depicting mitochondria and processes of mitosis and pinocytosis in living cells, 1964. A second film, "Hummingbird Flight Technique," shows flight in slow motion during alighting, feeding, and flying in various directions, ca. 1955
Descriptive Entry This accession consists primarily of the correspondence of Clyde F. E. Roper, Research Zoologist Emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These records span his entire career, including some materials that predate his work at the National Museum of Natural History. Roper specialized in cephalopods with a particular focus on giant squids. These records relate to research, expeditions, collections, departmental matters, exhibitions, publications, education, and outreach. Materials include correspondence, postcards, clippings, brochures, serials, manuscripts, data, notes, maps, exhibition floor plans, scientific illustrations, sketches, photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, and glass plate negatives. Some materials are in electronic format.
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of papers documenting the career of W. Ronald Heyer, curator at the National Museum of Natural History. Heyer's research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical amphibians. Materials include data, correspondence, photographs, clippings, maps, illustrations, notes, and related materials for publication. Some materials are in electronic format. Also included is a small amount of materials from former curators Leonhard Stejneger, Doris M. Cochran, and James A. Peters.
Introduction The Spencer F. Baird Papers are the combination of several different deposits. One group was originally labeled "Private" by the Smithsonian Institution Archives at the time they were received. Another group came to the Smithsonian from Lucy Hunter Baird (Baird's daughter), or from her estate after her death.
box 1. Entries by Natalie Angier, Ralph Applebaum Associates, Alice Aycock, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Callas (Callas Shortridge Architects), Droog Design, Kenji Ekuan (GK Design Group), Hoberman Associates, Wes Jones, Olive Design Inc., John Pawson, Gaetano Pesce, and TEN (Taller de Enrique Norten) Arquitectos -- box 2. Entry by Dagmar Richter -- box 3. Album of photographs and slides, including the making and installation of the winning entry -- box 4. Entries by Modus Design (Marek Cecula, Dagmara Kopala and Gerry Kagan), Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel, and Lisa Krohn (Krohn Design) -- box 5. Entry by Arquitectonica. Proofsheets of headshot portraits (people unidentified), with selected shot cut out and missing -- box 6. Materials in electronic format: 13 CDs, 18 zip disks and 2 VHS videocassettes (CDs from Arquitectonica, Fernando Campagna, Cooper Union, Neil M. Denari, Droog Design, Zaha Hadid, Dagmar Richter, Lindy Roy and Ezri Tarazi; zip disks from Antenna Design New York, ... Read More