Website Development Records
This accession consists of records that document the planning and redesign of the original, static Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's website, first launched in 1997. The redesigned website is completely dynamic; presenting web pages constructed "on-the-fly" using a content load tool that accesses image and descriptive content from a central database …
Covers USDA and NMNH staff; the formulation and evolution of the first and second Code; growth of the Diptera collections of Smithsonian and USDA; and involvement in the ESA, including: Reminiscences about Roland Wilbur Brown and the book he wrote on paleontology; Serge Mamet, Francis Hemming, and Al Ruffin; the ICZN, the Code and Paris, France, meeting of 1948; reactions of Richard Eliot Blackwelder, J. Chester Bradley, and Sabrosky published in Science, to changes in the Code; Zoology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1953 and resulting publication of Copenhagen Decisions on Zoological Nomenclature; Chester Bradley and preparation of the "Bradley draft" of the Code with J. Douglas Hood; demonstration of issues with the Code, citing example of naming species by Brigadier W. H. Evans; discussion of Richard V. Melville as secretary of the ICZN; story of Article 23B on Fifty-year Rule at the Copenhagen Congress; recollections of interactions of Ernst Mayr and Bob Usinger; discussions on the second Code, the individuals on the committee, and similarities of the French and English Code; discussion of and members of the Society of Systematic Zoology including Blackwelder's participation; purchase of Stanley S. W. Bromley collection by USDA; work on role of flies as possible vector for polio; work in Cairo, Egypt, studying fly infestation and effects of treatments, residual sprays, and the possibility of developing resistance, and species Musca he found; discussion of Muesebeck's retirement; proposition of and failure to create National Institute of Systematics; changes in location of USDA staff across Washington, D.C., area; discussion of the growth of the Diptera collection over the years, with specific collections named; purchase and shipment of the Nikolai I. Baranov Collection from Pakistan; and reminiscences about Museum Registrar, Helena M. Weiss.
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- Record Unit 9583
Smithsonian Institution Archives
State of the arts videorecordings
The State of the Arts videorecordings measure 2.4 linear feet and consist of 30 videocassettes (U-matic) and three sets of handwritten notes, all created during the production of a pilot episode for a broadcast television documentary series on contemporary art in 1979. Four stories were produced for the pilot: a staged debate on modern art at the Museum of Modern Art; an investigation into the economics of the contemporary art market, a collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and sound artist Liz Phillips, and an extended interview with sculptor George Segal on the occasion of his 1979 retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Video footage includes raw footage for each segment and edited versions of the economics of art story, the Nam June Paik and Liz Phillips story, and the George Segal story. The reporter and interviewer for the program was Barry Nolan.
Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Beatrice Wood papers
The papers of California ceramicist Beatrice Wood measure 26.6 linear feet and date from 1906 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1930-1990. There is extensive correspondence with gallery owners, fellow artists, clients, friends, and family. The collection also contains biograpical materials, personal business records, writings, printed materials, photographs, and works of art. Of particular interest are the 28 diaries that Wood maintained from 1916 until her death in 1998 and 42 glazing formula notebooks dating from 1934-1997. Also found are documents of Steven Hoag and Esther Rosencranz, her husband and aunt respectively, that consist of correspondence, business records, and photographs given to the Archives of American Art as part of the Beatrice Wood papers.
Hiram Powers papers
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
James A. Baldwin Collection
James Baldwin was a writer and an activist and is one of the most prominent voices from his generation to bring light to issues of racial and sexual discrimination. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and awards. The collection provides insight into his family, writing process, and travels during his lifetime.
Tom Wisner papers
51 Sound tape reels (5 inch.)
2 Sound tape reels (7 inch.)
114 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Video recording (1 large video reel)
Parts of several boxes of paper records
67 Electronic discs (CD)
624 Sound cassettes
This collection, which dates from 1968-2008, documents the professional activities of environmental activist and folk singer Tom Wisner. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, audio recordings, video recordings, interviews, and material relating to the production of Wisner's music and his musical performances.
A Collection of papers and recordings: original writings, correspondence, music production, projects and performances related to environmental advocacy and education of the Chesapeake Watershed; audio and visual recordings of Tom Wisner's professional music production, performances by Wisner and friends, interviews and documentation of the life and culture of the Chesapeake Watershed from 1968-2008.
Electronic Outreach Program Records
The Natural Partners Program was established in 1997 and was responsible for developing on average six distance learning modules a year that were Smithsonian based and supported National Education Standards. Each module or unit integrated content with the following technologies: live two-way video conferencing, electronic field trips, interactive curricula-based web sites …
Melody Golding Photoprints
The collections documents the work of photographer, Melody Golding and two projects: Hurrican Katrina and Panther Tract. The Hurrican Katrina photographs document some of the devastation along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the towns of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Pearlington, Mississippi. The Panther Tract material documents a 2011 book titled Panther …