17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Civilization.

  1. Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940

    1,250 items. 6 containers. 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arab-American author and poet. Photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and drafts of essays, historical and political analyses, literary criticism, novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and travel literature reflecting Rihani's Arab-American heritage.

  2. Daniel J. Boorstin papers, 1882-2004

    190,350 items. 553 containers plus 38 oversize. 233 linear feet. 2 digital files (1.33MB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, historian, and Librarian of Congress. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, calendars and schedules, speeches and writings, background and research material, family and estate papers, financial and legal records, interviews, notes, course outlines and examinations, travel documents, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers in both physical and digital formats documenting Boorstin's career as an educator, author, and administrator of the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.

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  3. American Scholar records, 1926-2006

    140,500 items. 428 containers. 171.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    A quarterly magazine of public affairs and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Correspondence, business and editorial records, original manuscripts and edited drafts of works published by the Society in the American Scholar.

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  4. Charles William Le Gendre papers, 1866-1893

    1,800 items. 14 containers plus 2 oversize. 6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer and diplomat. Correspondence, memoranda, dispatches, reports, Chinese and Japanese documents, and other papers relating chiefly to Le Gendre's service as American consul at Amoy, China, 1866-1872; as advisor in the Japanese government and in a diplomatic post representing Japan in Taiwan, 1872-1875; and as advisor in the Korean government, 1890-1899. Includes Le Gendre's journal, with drawings and photographs, in which he recounts his travels among aborigines in Taiwan.

  5. Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996

    530,000 items. 1,790 containers plus 50 oversize. 783.2 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anthropologist, author, and educator. Personal, professional, and family papers, consisting of correspondence, notebooks, organization files, appointment books, writings, teaching and office files, field notes, photographs, and miscellany relating primarily to anthropological and ethnological fieldwork, Mead's association with various universities and other cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, and her interests and activities in the broader areas of race, technological change, overpopulation, and peace. Also includes papers of Mead's associates and colleagues.

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  6. John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944

    2,000 items. 14 containers. 4.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Educator and collector. Autographs, letters, official documents, writings, printed material, photographs, and other papers of prominent historical figures in the arts, science, and politics of the Western world collected by Batchelder.

  7. William Ralph Bennett papers, 1922-circa 1998

    43,400 items. 124 containers plus 21 oversize. 49.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physicist, inventor, educator, and author. Topical files, notebooks, records of scientific experiments, research material, correspondence, scientific papers, lecture files, drafts of books with related background and research material, printed matter, and miscellaneous material documenting Bennett's development of the gas laser and other inventions, his academic and professional career, and his authorship of scientific papers and books.

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  8. Philipp Franz von Siebold papers, 1609-1927

    20 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    German physician, explorer, and scientist. Microfilm of correspondence, notes, memoranda, writings, reports, printed matter, and other papers consisting primarily of Siebold's notes and writings on the flora, fauna, geology, and meteorology of Japan, including observations and comments on its history, culture, customs, and languages. Also includes material relating to Korea and Taiwan.

  9. Barry Commoner papers, 1915-2009

    169,000 items. 528 containers plus 16 oversize. 217 linear feet. 142 digital files (0.39 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Biologist, ecologist, and environmental activist. Correspondence, speeches, writings, research files, subject files, organizational files, printed matter, photographs in both physical and digital formats, and other papers documenting Commoner's career as a biologist, ecologist, and environmental activist. Subjects include the physiochemical basis of biological processes, moral obligations of scientists, ecology, and the politics of environmental stewardship.

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  10. A.L. Kroeber writings, 1923-1957

    2 items. 3 containers. 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anthropologist. Drafts of Anthropology: Race, Language, Culture, Psychology, Prehistory (1948) and Style and Civilizations (1957) by Kroeber.