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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.
Dates:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Size:
396 Lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.053
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.

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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1999
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Creators:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)
Dates:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0641
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.

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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2014
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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CFCH.SFF.1974
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 November 11-16
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0610
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.

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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1979
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections