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Creators:
Andriote, John-Manuel
Dates:
1976-2001
Size:
1.5 cubic feet, 5 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1184
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

John-Manuel Andriote interviewed several individuals and entertainers involved with the disco era for his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. This collection contains his interview tapes, transcripts, and materials related to the research and writing of his book.

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Creators:
Montgomery Ward.
Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1544-1988
Size:
60 boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Subseries 1.1 is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana .

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Creators:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948
American Rose Society.
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 cubic feet
Collection ID:
SI.Test
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing p ...

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Creators:
Davison, Bill
Wilson, Buster
Blake, Eubie, 1883-1983
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Dates:
1880-2010
Size:
42.5 cubic feet, 110 boxes, 12 oversize folders
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. There are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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Creators:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002
Dates:
1885-2002, bulk 1940-1967
Size:
96 cubic feet, 288 boxes, 6 oversize folders, 54 film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0867
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photog ...

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Creators:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.).
Dates:
1940-1996, circa early 1900s, bulk 1957-1995
Size:
54.6 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.henrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery that showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 54.6 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photograph ...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contact ...

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Creators:
Dasburg, Andrew
Dates:
1833-1980 , bulk 1900-1980
Size:
8.8 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dasbandr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and his wife and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1900 to 1980), and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage and their friendships with many notable artists in the New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. The papers of Dasburg (6 linear feet) and Johnson (2.8 linear feet) include biographical materials; extensive correspond ...

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1903-1947
Size:
150 linear feet, circa 30,000 items
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990 , bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.6 linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 28 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the coll ...

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