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Creators:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983
Dates:
1902-1983
Size:
4.15 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0454
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Diaries and memoirs, profusely illustrated with photographs and other mementos, which describe Craton's life, education and work experience as an engineer at General Electric in minute detail, and include his comments on the culture, current events and politics of the times; and correspondence, mostly letters from Craton to his wife and to his mother.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1991-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the budget records of Constance Ernestine Berry Newman, Under Secretary, and Anna B. Martin, Executive Director to the Under Secretary (OUS). Materials include contracts documenting major business initiatives, purchases, and professional services at the Smithsonian Institution. Records also include audit reports pr...

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Creators:
Shaw, Samuel T., 1861-1945
Dates:
1889-1946
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.shawsamue
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art patron and collector Samuel T. Shaw measure 1 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1946. The collection includes correspondence, personal business records, and printed material, mostly related to the various prizes Shaw funded for paintings in exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club.

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Creators:
World House Galleries
Dates:
1927-1991
bulk 1953-1980
Size:
9.8 Linear feet (11 boxes, 1 OV)
Collection ID:
AAA.worlhoug
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City World House Galleries measure 9.8 linear feet and date from 1927 to 1991, with the bulk of them dating from 1953 to 1980. The collection documents the gallery's general business affairs, sales, and relationships with artists from 1953-1968, and later gifts and sales by founder entrepreneur and art collector Herbert Mayer. Artists for which files are found include Jean Dubuffet, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee and Georgio Morandi, among many others. Additional records include correspondence, inventory records, sales and purchase records, records of gifts and auctions, and shipping and consignment records.

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Dates:
1868-1978
Size:
8 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S37
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 37: Other Materials contains materials documenting the various subjects present in the collection other than sheet music. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1834 - 1964
Size:
10 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S24
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 24 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards Education in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Drewal, Henry John
Drewal, Margaret Thompson
Dates:
1970-1989
Size:
10,000 Slides (color)
10,617 copy slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993).Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993). Photographs taken by Henry John and Margaret Thompson Drewal during the 1970s and 1980s of Yoruba and Ewe art and culture.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1853-1976
Size:
105 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S36
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 36 consists of folios and songbooks. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (46 boxes, 14 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1865-1939
Size:
105 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S26
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 26 contains materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards collecting in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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