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"Fifty Years To-day" is a poem written by Solomon G. Brown commemorating his 50 years of continual service at the Smithsonian Institution. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian and quite likely the first Smithsonian employee to complete 50 years of service, had served under the first three Secretaries of the Smithsonian. A ceremony was held on February 15th, 1902, honoring Brown. The poem was published in a pamphlet made possible by "contributions of his friends at the Smithsonian Institution" in 1903.
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Islands, Aqueducts, Bamboo, and Oxen – what will you discover through the annotated photographs of Mary Agnes Chase's expedition to Brazil in 1924-1925? Help us transcribe the set to learn more.
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How far would you go to study grasses? South American biodiversity held the interest of some United States botanists as early as the turn of the twentieth century. Harvard University and the New York Botanical Garden as well as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) saw fit to send Alfred Spear Hitchcock (1865-1935), USDA systematic agrostologist and Smithsonian custodian of grasses to northern South America to study the grazing industry there in 1923. This brief typescript report includes a descriptions of Hitchcock's time there together with photographs visually documenting the expedition. Please help us transcribe Hitchcock's report and learn his thoughts concerning the grazing industries of three different countries.
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Botanist Alfred Spears Hitchcock (1865-1935) traveled a good amount in the course of his work. He put together a number of photo albums to visually document his trips collecting specimens. Join us in transcribing the captions in this album of his travels. In addition to photos of trees and vegetation, you will also find landscapes, towns, local people, sailing vessels and harbors. Sites range from a number of Caribbean islands and British Guyana to land-locked sites in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
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Is there something special about bees in the British Isles? Irish naturalist Arthur W. Stelfox was fascinated by them. In this seventh volume of his field notes, he travels to both east and west coasts of southern Ireland. Together with his daily record, he notes specimen names, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location and sometimes specific type of environment. It's worth noting that someone was checking his work. When "R.C.L.P" follows a specimen name, it signifies that D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. also saw and verified the entry. Please join us in transcribing this project. Your contributions make it more accessible to researchers.
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In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on May 10, 1958, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Elizabeth Drews, associate professor of education at Michigan State University. Their discussion centers around the observations Dr. Drews has made about a group of gifted children she has been following for the last four years. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.
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In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on April 6, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Genevieve Stearns, research professor of the School of Medicine at the State University of Iowa. The topic of their discussion is childhood nutrition and the part that protein plays in the proper growth and development of children. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.
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In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on July 19, 1952, Watson Davis interviews George W. Bailey, executive secretary of the Institute of Radio Engineers. Their conversation centers around the future of electronics and technology, including a discussion of electronic computers and memory tubes. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.
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In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on January 12, 1952, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Their conversation focuses on current work being done to find a vaccine for polio and the difficulties that have prevented a vaccine thus far. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.
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In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on June 22, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Leone N. Claman, attending physician in charge of allergy at the New York Infirmary. Their conversation centers around allergies, including what causes allergic reaction and how to treat them. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.