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Creators:
Maxey, H. David
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Dates:
1939-1999
Size:
8 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0417
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History, Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Dates:
1956-1988 and undated
Size:
3.3 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 332
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009
Dates:
circa 1860-2009
bulk 1940-2009
Size:
31.8 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hammfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles Abstract Classicist painter and educator Frederick Hammersley measure 31.8 linear feet and date from circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. The papers contain biographical materials, 31 diaries, family and professional correspondence, personal business and financial records, estate records, writings, graphic design projects, teaching files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and works of art. An 2015 unprocessed addition includes a diary possibly written by Hammersley's mother, photograph albums and photographs, sketches and block prints, computer printouts, and hand painted grid color boxes used by Hammersley in teaching color theory.

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Dates:
1997
Size:
6 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9593
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera or digital recorder as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works ...

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Creators:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-
Dates:
1886, 1914, 1956-2011
Size:
31.77 linear feet (55 boxes, 1 map folder)
196 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert Rankin papers, 1886, 1914, 1956-2011, document his field work, research, and professional activities, primarily in relation to his work studying American Indian languages. Rankin was professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. The collection consists of sound recordings, field notebooks, vocabulary lists and bibliographies, dictionaries, research files, slip files, word lists, correspondence, ephemera, notes, readings and reprints, writings, drafts, and teaching materials. This includes materials from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages and subsequent research, writings, and collaborations with tribes and fellow linguists.

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Creators:
Cowin, Eileen, 1947-
Dates:
1961-2015
Size:
16.3 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cowieile
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles photo and video artist Eileen Cowin measure 16.3 linear feet and date from 1961 to 2015. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, exhibition files, printed material, video artwork and sketchbooks, sound and video recordings, an external hard drive and floppy disk, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Nesbitt, Esta
Dates:
circa 1942-1981
bulk 1964-1975
Size:
10 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nesbesta
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of illustrator, xerography artist, filmmaker, and educator Esta Nesbitt measure 10.5 linear feet and date from circa 1942-1981. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, writings, xerography research files, project and exhibition files, and printed material. Much of the collection relates to Nesbitt's xerography art work. Additionally, the collection includes motion picture film and sound recordings related to her film and performance work.

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Creators:
Print Council of America
Dates:
1951-2016
Size:
24.5 linear feet
2.34 gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.princoun
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Print Council of America measure 24.5 linear feet and 2.34 gigabytes, and date from 1951 to 2016. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence and subject files, interviews, exhibition and project files, financial records, and printed materials that document the council's founding and activities as a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists.

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Creators:
Artists Talk on Art
Dates:
circa 1974-2018
Size:
64.4 linear feet
43.9 terabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.artitalk
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert Moody, 1934-
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassette (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin is an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He has been a curator emeritus with the department since his retirement in 2006. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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