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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1989-1993
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science. They include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to administration of offices and bureaus throughout the Institution, primarily focusing on budget appropriations, personnel matters, or the overall maintenance...

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Creators:
Rosenak, Chuck
Dates:
circa 1938-2008
Size:
17.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rosechuc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains research files for four books by the Rosenaks and includes letters, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews with artists, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
circa 1930
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [12" x 20"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001259.tif

Shop floor at Fair department store. Large display of hats, with racks of clothing in the background. Number of signs with prices displayed throughout the shop floor, also several large signs reading, "Halloween Costumes", "We invite you to visit our new ladies miracle! Dress & coat dept. White dresses. Gowns. Suits. Rain coats. Skirts. Sweaters. P...

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Tucker, Irma
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008
Eckstine, Billy
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
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Dates:
1883-2007, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1141
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and musical career of Robert "Bobby" Tucker. The collection particularly emphasizes Tucker's close collaboration with Billy Eckstine over a forty-year period from approximately 1949-1990, and includes original orchestrations of arrangements by Tucker and other arrangers, a complete set of commercial recordings by Eckstine for which Tucker served as arranger, and ephemeral material including photographs, concert programs and news clippings.

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Creators:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
circa 1858-1965
2008
bulk 1870-1935
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.volkleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Douglas Volk (1856-1935) and his father, sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), measure 12.4 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1965, 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1935. Douglas Volk's papers document his life and career through biographical material, family and professional correspondence, writings and notes, diaries and journals, financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of the artist, his family, friends, and artwork. The papers also provide documentation of the formation and operations of the Sabatos Handicraft Society established with Marion Volk from the Volk's summer home, Hewnoaks, in Center Lovell, Maine. Scattered documentation of the life and work of Leonard Wells Volk, is found in biographical material, land records, letters, memoirs, and photographs.

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Creators:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010
Dates:
1923-1994
bulk 1945-1994
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pennchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.

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Creators:
Smith, Gordon R.
Dates:
1994
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 7 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0700
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs from a project entitled "Kentucky Coal Country," in which photographer Gordon Smith concentrates on economic and social factors in Kentucky. The photographs document poverty, erosion of the land through strip mining, and other harsh realities in Kentucky.

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Creators:
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004
Dates:
1953-2010
Size:
3.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.searchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American sculptor and painter Charles Searles measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The collection documents his career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, artwork, photographs, and a scrapbook.

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