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Dates:
1952
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Information regarding the Bicentennial Celebration of Columbia University

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities
Dates:
1965-1973
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 180
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These files include grant proposals and awards, project status reports and official correspondence. Arrangement is alphabetic by name of the principal investigator. See also Record Unit 91.

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Covers his early life, education, life-long work in folklore, career at the Smithsonian, and the development of the Festival of American Folklife, c. 1934-1993, including: Early life and schooling at Swarthmore College; introduction to folk music, including contact with Charles Seeger, Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, and Peggy Seeger; graduate work at Middlebury College, including study in Paris and London and contact with Ewan MacColl, Joan Littlewood, and Margaret Barry; first experiences with international folk musicians; music experience with the Greenbriar Boys and touring with Joan Baez; introduction to American folk art/craft while touring with Baez; role as an impresario with Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe; employment at the Newport Folk Festival, including work with Dewey Balfa, involvement in the development of Cajun folk music, and a new focus on crafts; creation of Country Roads in Harvard Square; first meeting with Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and discussion and planning of the first Festival of American Folklife in 1967; reminiscences about working with a variety of Smithsonian Institution staff, including Frank A. Taylor, Charles Blitzer, and David Challinor; perceptions of how the Festival of American Folklife fit, museologically in the Smithsonian Institution; Congressional attempts to create a Folklife Institute; Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebration and the twelve week-long Folklife Festival; the creation of a separate Office of Folklife Programs and the permanent establishment of the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian; discussion of Victor Turner and the exhibit Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual; the development of the Festival of American Folklife to include staff from diverse backgrounds and in the creation of the Festival with participants from diverse backgrounds; the acquisition of Folkways Records from Moses Asch; reminiscences on working with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley; employment as Assistant Secretary for Public Service; reminiscences on working with Secretary Robert McCormick Adams; discussion of the exhibit Aditi: A Celebration of Life; and the spirit of the Festival of American Folklife, including the Heritage Awards and the future of the Festival.
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9569
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Dates:
bulk 1956-2017, undated
Size:
14.2 Cubic feet (44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1458
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Academy of Washington, an incorporated organization devoted to drag performance and recognition of drag performers and entertainment. These records also include the personal records of Carl Rizzi ("Mame Dennis").

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Level:
series
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Creators:
Society for the History of Technology
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1956-2017
Size:
353 Cubic feet (378 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0400
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Society for the History of Technology Records (SHOT) consists of documents relating to SHOT from its inception in 1958- [0ngoing]. The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup I, General Records, 1956-2009 which consist of papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers. Subgroup II,Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2009, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as founding editor-in-chief (1959-1981), first at Case Western Reserve and later at Georgia Institute of Technology, and was succeeded at the National Museum of American History by Robert Post (1981-1996) whose editorial assistants were Brooke Hindle, Helena Wright, Jeffrey Stine, Art Molella and Joan Mentzer. When the museum ended its support of the journal, it moved to the Henry Ford under the editorship of John Staudenmaier (1996-2010) and after that to the University of Oklahoma under the editorship of Suzanne Moon (2010-2020).

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Creators:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-
Dates:
1940 - 2004
Size:
18.71 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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Creators:
Eisenberg, John Frederick, 1935-
Dates:
circa 1960-1982 and undated
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7411
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:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.

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Creators:
Eng, Miu, 1955-
Dates:
1973-1983
Size:
2.1 Linear feet (consisting of 1 oversized box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-102
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Miu Eng Eastern Wind Collection, which dates from 1973-1983 and measures 2.1 linear feet, speaks to Ms. Eng's role as an activist and artist in Washington D.C.'s early Asian American movement. The collection includes newsletters, photographs, and booklets documenting Ms. Eng's activities with Eastern Wind, a pan-Asian American youth organization formed in 1973 that sought to document and address Asian American issues in the D.C. area. The collection also includes posters designed by Ms. Eng for several D.C. Asian American community programs of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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