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Creators:
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894
Dates:
circa 1824-1983
bulk circa 1824-1894
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cummitho
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of acclaimed miniaturist and co-founder of the National Academy of Design Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894), measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1824-1983, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1824-1894. Papers include correspondence, writings and notes, personal and academy business and financial records, and printed material, which provide scattered but significant documentation of Cummings's various roles at the National Academy of Design and as an author and educator.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Jerome, Nicholas, Chief
Dates:
1910
Size:
89 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2800
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Three Micmac stories handwritten in English by Chief Nicholas Jerome. These were collected by Truman Michelson during his fieldwork among the Micmac of Restigouche, Canada in 1910. The stories are: "The wejiboque," "The man who married the beaver," and "The man who married among the giants."

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Creators:
Constantine, Mildred
Dates:
1945-2008
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.consmild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.

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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1912-1917
Size:
595 Negatives (circa, glass and nitrate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs commissioned by Ales Hrdlicka for the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, collected 1912-1914. They include front and profile portraits of Mongols in Urga, Mongolia, as well as Apache, Teton, Hopi, Navajo, Omaha, Osage, and Pueblo Indians. There are some full-length portraits of Apaches an...

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Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Stevens, Tom ?
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4117A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: (1) Vocabulary notes, especially concerning technology, food gathering, and place names. 18 pages. (2) "List of plants collected by Dr John R. Swanton." Scientific and Haida names. 2 pages, typed. (3) Printed copy of "A Preliminary Catalogue of the Collections of Natural History and Ethnology in the Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Co...

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Creators:
Downs, Darian
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.
Dates:
undated
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (12 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1317
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the personal life and medical career of Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Hall was among the first to use the new X-ray technology and built his own X-ray machine.

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Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Dates:
1916-1917
Size:
90 Pages
57 Items (cards )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4121
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: "Key to Comparative vocabularies," a numerical key to English equivalents of the Indian terms in the vocabularies. Typescript and autograph document. 2 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Natchez, Tunica, Chitimacha, and Attacapa. Autograph document. 22 pages. Comparative vocabulary of Creek, Choctaw, Alabama, and Hitchiti. Autograph documen...

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Creators:
Singer, Jonathan, Dr.
Dates:
2011
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box, 13 photoprints)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1243
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Custom-made wooden box containing 13 matted digital color prints, of guitars and a mandolin, by Dr. Singer. The subjects are custom-made instruments in private collections. Cover text: "Gibson Boxed Set #1/5 / This Gibson commemorative / Morrison Hotel Gallery / boxed edition containing / thirteen original digital / prints were shot with a / Hassel...

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Creators:
Bergman, Harry M.
Kahn family
Kahn, Kimberly
Dates:
1926-1957
Size:
3 Cubic feet (5 document boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0722
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Kahn Family Films document the activities of the Godwin Construction Co. of New York City from 1928-1934. The films also document more than twenty-five years of the Bergman and Kahn family life and travel. The films are silent, 16mm black and white reversal and Kodachrome. Unless otherwise noted, films were arranged in the Archives Center on ...

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Creators:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company
Dates:
1939-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.