Benny Carter Collection
The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from …
These records include tape recordings made or received by the Office of Public Affairs, usually of Smithsonian Institution events or by Smithsonian Institution staff. They also include tapes made of animal sounds for the National Museum of Natural History Audioguide and other tapes received by the Archives, regardless of origin …
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
A collection of approximately 28,000 glass plate negatives showing views of a variety of subjects.
These records consist of administrative files of the Office of Public Affairs. They include correspondence, memoranda, some printed materials, and an occasional photograph relating to the work of the office. Events documented in the records include the 1977 presidential inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, the Papal visit of 1979, and the opening …
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
The Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera consists of music, scores, sideman books, photographs, correspondence, news clippings and magazine articles, business records, awards, audio and videotapes, 45 rpm commercial recordings, and miscellaneous biographical notes. The records date from the the late nineteenth century to 1996 and document the professional music career and personal …
This accession consists of memoranda, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented in this collection include the National Museum of American History, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Silver Hill Facility, the Barney Studio House, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), the Hirshhorn …
This accession consists of memoranda, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented in this accession include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts & Industries Building, the Silver Hill Facility, the National Museum of American History, the American Art and Portrait Gallery Building, the …
Francis M. Mair Papers
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.
Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection
The Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection documents early aeronautical history from the 18th century to the 1960s in art, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, and ephemera.
Product Cookbooks Collection
The collection consists of cookbooks, but many would accurately be described as pamphlets. Also included are some labels from products that contain recipes. The cookbooks were produced by manufacturers of the ingredients of foods; by beverage producers; by the manufacturers of appliances for which certain recipes or ways of cooking were particularly appropriate; by trade associations; and by electric and power companies who produced cookbooks for their customers.