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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: John J. Cunningham, 1958-1959

Letters with art dealers and galleries from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd. (Christie's) 1928-1939

Letters with art dealers and galleries from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Arthur Stelfox--Diary of hymenoptera, 1934-35, Vol. 6

Did you know that forty percent of the world’s invertebrate pollinator species, like bees, are now facing extinction? Part of helping solve the complex pollinator crisis is understanding these insects’ history. Get a crucial look at Ireland’s pollinators with the field notes of naturalist Arthur Stelfox, who specialized in Hymenoptera and collected insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing his 1934-35 field notes for the next generation of entomologists!

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Ernest Fenollosa's notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit, November 4-11, 1907

Ernest Fenollosa was America's foremost scholar of East Asian art, and his 1907 survey of Freer's collections in Detroit was critical to our understanding of contemporary art scholarship.

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USNM Curators Annual Report - Department of Mammals, 1885

What is it like to build a collection for a new museum? What is its role when targeted hunts are threatening populations of wolf and fox? This report filed by the Department of Mammals head curator just 8 years after the United States National Museum opened its doors explores these questions amidst more administrative details. Join other volunteers in transcribing this report and gain some insight into the state of animal affairs in the late 1880's.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: John J. Cunningham, 1954

Letters with art dealers and galleries from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting, September 27, 1977

Today, you can find the Smithsonian on the Internet, on social media, and even the Smithsonian Channel! Forty years ago, the Smithsonian established the Office of Telecommunications as its own unit—what projects was the office responsible for? Learn more about how the Smithsonian communicated with the public in this set of minutes from the September 1977 Board of Regents meeting. Among other topics, they discussed the Office of Telecommunications’ work on television and radio.

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Charles Francis Hall Journal April 1862 to June 1862

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting, January 25, 1977

Did you know that the Smithsonian’s beginnings were in Great Britain? James Smithson—the Smithsonian’s founding donor, who established the Institution in the 1800s—was a British citizen. Those “special bonds between the Institution and Great Britain” were part of the 1977 exhibition in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee. Learn more about the exhibition, and connections to the Smithsonian abroad, in this set of minutes from the Board of Regents’ January 25, 1977 meeting. Then join in on transcribing this new look at Smithsonian history!

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Edmund Heller—Handwritten China journal, Vol. 1

More than 8,000 miles separate Washington D.C. from the Yunnan Province of China—what was it like to travel between them over 100 years ago? Find out with zoologist Edmund Heller’s field notes from the American Museum of Natural History’s expedition to China, 1916-1917. Heller, who worked as a naturalist on many Smithsonian-led expeditions throughout the 1900s, joined the New York City museum’s trip to the Yunnan Province. Head off on an expedition to China and help transcribe the first in a series of Heller’s field notes!

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