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Paul Studenski Collection - Correspondence and Legal Documentation, 1914

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

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Paul Studenski Collection - Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1961

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

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Paul Studenski Collection - Scrapbook labeled Reminiscences of a Flier: To My Wife for Whom I Discontinued Flying

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on September 22, 1980

What kind of arrangements does the Smithsonian have with foreign nations to support the research of Smithsonian scholars? How should the Smithsonian respond when another U.S. heritage organization turns to it for financial assistance? These were two of the many items discussed at the September 1980 meeting of the Board of Regents. Please join us in transcribing these meeting minutes and learn more about the issues facing the Smithsonian leadership in the fall of 1980. Your contributions will help to make these proceedings easier to search and use in the future.

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Project PHaEDRA - Annie Jump Cannon 18

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Annie Jump Cannon, who in 1901 devised a robust and elegant stellar classification scheme that astronomers still use today. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest.

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Project PHaEDRA - Cecilia H. Payne #06

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the early work of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who discovered that stars, and the whole universe, were made abundantly of hydrogen -- a discovery that earned her the first PhD in Astronomy from Harvard. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest.

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Project PHaEDRA - Henrietta Swan Leavitt #12

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who connected the luminosity and periodicity of certain variable stars such that we were able to understand just how big our universe is. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest.

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USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Birds: Annual and Monthly Reports 1891 - 1892

"In addition to the regular routine work of the Department, which of itself is too complicated to admit ..., the following special work was accomplished during the year." With these words, curator Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) began his annual report to G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum. Thankfully, Ridgway's monthly reports cover the work that is "too complicated." Help us transcribe Ridgway's reports to shed some more light on the activities of the Department of Birds in 1891-1892.

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Wright Brothers Collection - Correspondence between Orville Wright and Mr. Otto T. Mallery, 1933, Box 1

This collection from the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, consists mainly of correspondence between the brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract. Help us transcribe these materials to learn more about these famous brothers and their role in the development of flight and history of aeronautics.

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Wright Brothers Collection - Misc. Wilbur Wright Notes, Sketch, & Correspondence, 1909-1911, Box 1

This collection from the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, consists mainly of correspondence between the brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract. Help us transcribe these materials to learn more about these famous brothers and their role in the development of flight and history of aeronautics.

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