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Photographs

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1968, 1977-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of images maintained in the Office of Public Affairs. Events and subjects covered include the announcement of Lawrence M. Small as the eleventh secretary of the Smithsonian; the Mall; the Anacostia Museum; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the Arts and Industries Building; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Freer Gallery of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Archives of American Gardens; the National Air and Space Museum; the National Museum of American History; the National Museum of the American Indian; the National Museum of African Art; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Portrait Gallery; the National Postal Museum; the National Zoological Park; the Renwick Gallery; the S. Dillon Ripley Center; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; the Smithsonian Kite Festival; gardens at the Smithsonian; and children at the Smithsonian. Materials include color slides, photographs, and a color transparency; black-and-white slides, photographs, and transparencies; and contact sheets.
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-127, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Photographs
Identifier:
Accession 07-127
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
11.9 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1974-1991
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the activities of the publicist and include information on special events sponsored by the Resident Associate Program. They consist of events files, correspondence, staff memoranda, photographs and slides, brochures, press releases, and news clippings. Most records are dated from 1983 to 1991, with some historical files dating from 1974. Of note are records of Smithsonian Kite Festivals; the Resident Associate Program's 25th Anniversary, 1990; and selected files concerning the Young Associates.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP) was established in 1965 by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley to provide residents of the greater Washington, D.C., area the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Smithsonian Institution. The Program was administered under the assistant secretary for Public Service from 1965 to 1977 and thereafter under the Office of Management and Development, 1978-1990, and the Office of External Affairs, 1991- . Janet W. Solinger served as director of the Resident Associate Program, 1973- . Catherine Joan Cole was Publicist, 1983- .
Topic:
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 632, Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of Public Affairs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 632
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interviews with Paul Edward Garber

Creator::
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
8 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Date:
1974
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Paul E. Garber was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his seminal role in the development of the National Air and Space Museum during his sixty-nine years at the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry:
Garber was interviewed in 1974 by Smithsonian Institution Archives Historian Miriam S. Freilicher. The interviews discuss his background, living in Washington, D.C., as a child, and early interest in flying; his early career at the Smithsonian as a Preparator; the acquisition of many of the famous aircraft in the National Air and Space Museum collection; his career in the United States Navy during World War II; and the early years of the National Air Museum. The collection consists of 8.0 hours of audiotape recording and 187 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 linear meters of shelf space. There are two generations of tape for each session: original tapes and reference tapes. In total, this collection is comprised of 8 original 5" reel-to-reel tapes and 8 reference copy audiotape cassettes. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and cassette copies of the original reel to reel recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Paul Edward Garber (1899-1992), was the first Curator of the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum. Garber was born on August 31, 1899, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and moved permanently to Washington, D.C., with his family in 1910. He developed an interest in flight early in life with kites, and it continued with airplanes when he saw Orville Wright fly at Fort Meyer, Virginia, in 1909 while on a trip to Washington with his father. His interest in flight continued to grow as he visited airplane exhibits at the Smithsonian and flew kites on his own. Once while flying a kite outside his family home on Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., he met Alexander Graham Bell, who helped him fix it. During World War I, Garber joined the D.C. National Guard, and then transferred to the United States Army as a Sergeant where he learned to fly airplanes at Bolling Field. After the war, he joined the Air Mail Service as a ground crewman, headquartered at College Park, Maryland.

Garber joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in 1920 as a Preparator in the Division of Mechanical Technology where he repaired objects and built models for exhibition. This began his long career at the Smithsonian during which he followed his passion for flight and built a world-class collection of airplanes. Among the airplanes Garber acquired for the collection are the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic; Lincoln Ellsworth's Northrop Gamma Polar Star, which made the first flight across the Antarctic; Wiley Post's Winnie Mae, which established a number of speed records; and Charles A. Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. During World War II, Garber took military leave from the Smithsonian from 1941 to 1946 and worked for the United States Navy. While a Commander in the Navy, he built recognition models of enemy planes to teach pilots, gunners and observers how to identify the enemy planes.

When the National Air Museum was officially founded on August 12, 1946, Garber was appointed its first Curator. During the early years of the museum, Garber spent much time commuting between Washington, D.C., and Park Ridge, Illinois, where the museum had a storage facility for military aircraft in a Douglas Company building used for airplane assembly during World War II. The Korean conflict made it essential that the storage facility be put back into operation, so Garber had the task of finding a new storage facility. He conducted aerial surveys of the D.C. area by airplane and found suitable land in the Silver Hill area of Maryland. The twenty-one acres of land was acquired by the Smithsonian, and storage and restoration facilities were built. In 1980 the facility was renamed the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility.

In 1967, Garber, in association with The Smithsonian Associates, founded the annual Smithsonian Kite Festival which was first held on March 25, 1967. The festival included kite flying on the National Mall, kite-making workshops, a lecture series, and a special display of kites made by Garber and his wife. In 1969, at the age of 70, Garber retired after serving the Smithsonian for forty-nine years. He continued to work at the museum for another twenty years as Historian Emeritus, and he was the museum's first Ramsey Fellow. He died on September 23, 1992, at the age of 93.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aerospace museums  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Polar Star (Airplane)  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9592, Oral history interviews with Paul Edward Garber
Identifier:
Record Unit 9592
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Kite Festival

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
The 2012 portion of this accession contained an accordion file that was arranged chronologically by Garber, but the 1990 part of the accession is ordered differently. It is unknown if the earlier materials are in Garber's original order, of if the divergent arrangement was the creation of a previous archivist. Whenever possible, Garber's original order has been maintained.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0063, Subseries 3.5
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref1736

[Kite Festival Articles, News Releases, and Lectures]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1991 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2455

[Kite Festival Notes]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1986 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2456

[Kite Festival Pamphlets and Forms]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1988 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2457

[Kite Festival Schedules and Rules]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1972
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2458

[Kite Festival Schedules and Rules]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1985 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2459

[Kite Festival Trophies and Winner Lists]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1986 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2460

[Kite Carnival Binder Pages, 1967 Carnival and Kite Flying Prohibition]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967 and 1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2461

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2462

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2463

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2464

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2465

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2466

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2467

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2468

[Smithsonian Kite Carnival]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 106, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref2469

[Accordion File of Kite Festival Notes, Newspaper Clippings, Patterns]

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 107, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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