14 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Scientific expeditions.

  1. William T. Hornaday papers, 1866-1975

    40,000 items ; 116 containers plus 6 oversize ; 47.4 linear feet ; 14 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Conservationist, zoologist, and taxidermist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, production materials for articles and books, notebooks, financial papers, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers reflecting Hornaday's career, particularly as director of New York Zoological Park, 1896-1926.

  2. United States Naval Observatory records, 1830-1900

    8,000 items ; 29 containers plus 1 oversize ; 12 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Official correspondence and administrative records of offices of the Naval Observatory, located in Washington, D.C., including of the superintendent, Nautical Almanac, librarian, and the superintendent of compasses and instruments, concerning activities of the observatory and tracing its development from its origin in the Depot of Charts and Instruments.

  3. Walter Sullivan papers, 1929-1997

    75,000 items ; 214 containers plus 5 oversize ; 90 linear feet ; 243 digital files (12.82 MB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, lecture files, writings, reviews, wire service reports, notes, book files, alphabetical files, research files, maps, prints, photographs, digital files, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Sullivan’s career as a journalist for the New York Times. Documents his years as a correspondent in China and Antarctica, and his work as a science writer and editor.

  4. William H. Littlewood papers, 1904-2007

    2,000 items ; 14 containers plus 1 oversize ; 5.5 linear feet ; 3,637 digital files (2.24 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civilian oceanographer with the United States Navy and science attaché with the United States Foreign Service. Correspondence, cables, dispatches, memoranda, reports, journals, clippings, writings, newsletters, photographs, maps, ephemera, planning files, and reference materials primarily related to Operation Deep Freeze between 1955 and 1959.

  5. Cornell H. Mayer papers, 1940-2005

    450 items ; 6 containers plus 2 oversize ; 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Electrical engineer and radio astronomer. Scientific notebooks, biographical material, correspondence, topical files, writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material documenting Mayer's career with the Naval Reseach Laboratory during which he improved radio telescope technology and measured the surface temperatures of Venus and other planets.

  6. Edgar Alexander Mearns papers, 1864-1918

    5,850 items ; 18 containers plus 3 oversize ; 8.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naturalist and U.S. Army surgeon. Correspondence, reports, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material chiefly relating to Mearns's activities as a collector of data on animal and plant life, on his participation in the Smithsonian African Expedition of 1909, and his duties and assignments as an army surgeon.

  7. Cleveland Abbe papers, 1850-1954

    9,500 items. 31 containers plus 3 oversize. 12.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Astronomer and meteorologist. Correspondence, diaries, and other papers relating mainly to Abbe's career with the Weather Service of the Army Signal Corps, his participation in the West African Eclipse Expedition (1880s), and his career in the United States Weather Bureau.

  8. A.K. Fisher papers, 1827-1957

    17,000 items ; 55 containers plus 2 oversize ; 24 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Botanist, naturalist, and zoologist. Correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, articles and speeches, family papers, field notes and records, memoranda, reports, drawings, bibliographic cards on birds, plants, and animals, maps, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and photographs relating chiefly to Fisher's activities as an ornithologist and vertebrate zoologist.

  9. N.C. Gerson papers, 1928-1998

    6,300 items ; 18 containers ; 7.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Research physicist. Correspondence, biographical material, drafts and offprints of scientific articles, memoranda, minutes, notes and equations, reports, research material, rosters, schematics, and other papers documenting Gerson's career as a research physicist and his service as a member of the United States National Committee for the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958).

  10. William W. Coblentz papers, 1883-1960

    350 items ; 10 containers ; 3 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and physicist. Correspondence, diary, writings, bibliography, notes, notebooks, biographical material, awards, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material relating chiefly to Coblentz's work in the fields of infrared spectroscopy and to the application of radiometry to astronomical problems.