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Records
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians …

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A. Scott Crossfield Papers
Creators:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-
Dates:
1940 - 2004
Size:
20.23 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0041
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of over nine cubic feet of material documenting Scott Crossfield's aviation career, with emphasis on his involvement with the North American X-15. The following types of material are included: correspondence; reel to reel tapes; papers, manuscripts; newspaper and magazine clippings; aviation manuals; photographs; film; and Crossfield's notes and reports.

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MS 1999-23 Herbert Ward drawings from the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
Creators:
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919
Dates:
circa 1886-1889
Size:
51 Drawings (ink and pencil)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1999-23
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is composed of fifty-one (51) drawings by Herbert Ward, made when he was a member of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Most of the drawings depict men and women of the upper Congo River, but several others depict tools and implements. Please note that the contents of the collection …

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MS 7151 Shou shan quan tu [Map of Beijing]
Creators:
Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Print (black and white woodblock, 45 x 24 inches)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7151
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of a woodblock print showing Beijing (Peking) within the city walls, oriented to the north. The print is probably a mid- to late-nineteenth century copy of a print from the Qing Dynasty (1796-1820). The map includes street names, various public buildings and structures, including palace grounds, temples, city …

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MS 7166 Japanese circus poster
Creators:
Japan Ueda Performing Arts Company
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009
Dates:
circa 1925
Size:
1 Poster (31 x 42.5 inches)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of a poster advertising a circus. It shows sketches of a variety of circus acts and includes a photomechanical portrait of Ueda, perhaps the head of the circus company. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and …

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L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents
Dates:
circa 1912-1915
Size:
7 Items
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7409
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of seven (7) items collected in China by L.H. Palmer from approximately 1912 to 1915. The collection includes 3 ornamental inscriptions, or figures of animals that also form Chinese characters; a painted fan design; a painting of flowers and other plants; a painting of a scene by a stream; and a …

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Air Mail Postcard and Newspaper Article
Dates:
1911
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

To demonstrate the potential of transporting mail by air, the United States Post Office authorized a series of special air mail flights as part of the festivities at an international air meet held from September 23 to October 1, 1911 on Long Island, New York. This collection consists of a postcard sent on one of these air mail flights as well as a news clipping about the card's delivery.

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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Creators:
Asch, Moses
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
Folkways Records
Dates:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Size:
841 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ASCH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.

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Space Telescope History Project
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
3.7 Cubic feet (15 cassette boxes; 5 letter-size document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the oral history transcripts and related research documentation for the Space Telescope History Project (STHP), which examined the space sciences, predominantly astronomy, viewed through the lens of a particular undertaking, the Hubble Space Telescope, 1970s-1980s.

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Oral history interview with George Biddle
Creators:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1963
Size:
239 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.biddle63
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of George Biddle conducted in 1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

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