Smithsonian Videohistory Program

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Professor of astrophysics, Harvard University, and astrophysicist, Smithsonian-Harvard Center for Astrophysics, was universally regarded for her revolutionary work on the large-scale structure of the universe. The discovery by Geller, John Huchra and Valerie de Lapparent of the bubble structure of galaxies was argubly among the most important work in the late twentieth century.

From the description of Margaret J. Geller oral history interviews [videorecording] / 1989-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79182097

In 1986, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded the Smithsonian Institution a grant to videotape interviews about "Science in National Life," specifically focusing on the history of science and technology. With these funds, the Institution created the Smithsonian Videohistory Program (SVP). By 1992, eighteen members of the research staff from the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives had originated twenty-two projects, resulting in over 250 hours of tape, in diverse areas such as computers, robotics, space history, tropical biology, medical technology, and watch manufacturing. These projects make up, in part, the Smithsonian Videohistory Collection. The Alfred P. Sloan funding ended in 1992, but the Program continues to operate under the direction of Pamela M. Henson of the Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Naval Research Laboratory Space Science interviews [videorecording] / 1986-1987. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The Manhattan Project oral history interviews [videorecording] / 1987-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Classical observation techniques interviews [videorecording] / 1988-1991 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Margaret J. Geller oral history interviews [videorecording] / 1989-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Multiple mirror telescope interviews [videorecording] / 1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Soviet space medicine interviews [videorecording] / 1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Twenty fifth anniversary of Mariner 2 interviews [videorecording] / 1987. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. The Rand Corporation oral history interviews [videorecording] / 1987-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. International Ultraviolet Explorer interviews [videorecording] / 1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Smithsonian Videohistory Program. Medical imaging interviews [videorecording] / 1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Agnew, Harold M. person
associatedWith Alfred P. Sloan Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Bacher, Robert F. 1905-2004. person
associatedWith Bainbridge, Kenneth T. 1904-1996. person
associatedWith Bethe, Hans A. 1906-2005. person
associatedWith Boggess, Albert. person
associatedWith Bradbury, Norris Edwin, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Chaffee, Frederic H., 1941- person
associatedWith Christy, Robert F. person
associatedWith DeVorkin, David H., 1944- person
associatedWith Feld, Bernard Taub, 1919- person
associatedWith Foltz, Craig Billig. person
associatedWith Foster, Richard F. person
associatedWith French, A. P. 1920- person
associatedWith Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000. person
associatedWith Frisch, David H. person
associatedWith Frisch, Rose E. person
associatedWith Gauss, F. Stephen. person
associatedWith Gazenko, O. G. person
associatedWith Geller, Margaret J. person
associatedWith Genin, Abram Moiseevich. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Stanley. person
associatedWith Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. corporateBody
associatedWith Hawkins, David, 1913- person
associatedWith Henson, Pamela M. person
associatedWith Hibbs, Albert R. person
associatedWith Hornig, Donald F., 1920- person
associatedWith Huchra, John P. person
associatedWith Institut mediko-biologicheskikh problem (Russia) corporateBody
associatedWith IUE (Artificial satellite) corporateBody
associatedWith Kondo, Yoji. person
associatedWith Kondratas, Ramunas, person
associatedWith Larson, Clarence E. 1909- person
associatedWith Ledley, Robert Steven. person
associatedWith Lewis, Cathleen S., 1958- person
associatedWith Livingston, Robert S. person
associatedWith Manhattan Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mark, Carson. person
associatedWith Matthias, Franklin T. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Dennis D. person
associatedWith Meinel, Aden B. person
associatedWith Morrison, Philip. person
associatedWith Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Mun, Seong K. person
associatedWith National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Museum of American History (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Needell, Allan A., person
associatedWith Nicks, Oran W. person
associatedWith Peebles, P. J. E. person
associatedWith Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011. person
associatedWith Rand Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Reines, Frederick, 1918-1998. person
associatedWith Schneps, Matthew H. person
associatedWith Serber, R. person
associatedWith Smith, Alice Kimball. person
associatedWith Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory corporateBody
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Smithsonian Videohistory Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Sonneborn, George. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Charles W. person
associatedWith United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Naval Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Wattenberg, Albert, 1917- person
associatedWith Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006. person
associatedWith Weymann, R. J. person
associatedWith Whipple, Fred L. 1906-2004. person
associatedWith Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995. person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000. person
associatedWith Worley, Charles E. person
associatedWith Zeman, Robert K. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Soviet Union
Subject
Artificial satellites
Telescopes--Technological innovations
Galaxies--Clusters
Diagnostic imaging--History
Atomic bomb--History
Space probes
Military-industrial complex
Red shift
Aviation medicine
Video recording
Astronomy--Observations
X-ray astronomy
Ultraviolet astronomy
Astrophysics
Atmosphere, Upper
Science--History
Telescopes--Design and construction
Space medicine
Telescopes
Occupation
Function
Women astronomers
Astrophysicists--Interviews
Astronomers--Interviews

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