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Creators:
Smithsonian Libraries
Dates:
1998-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-319
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the online exhibition "Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution" as it existed on August 12, 2015. It was adapted from an exhibition of the same name that appeared from July 1996 to January 1997 in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (now the Smithsonian Libraries) exhibition gallery in the National Mus...

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Creators:
Smithson, James,1765-1829
Dates:
1764-1983
Size:
0.9 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7000
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)
Dates:
1996-04 - 1996-12
Size:
2.42 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-019
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the North Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. The show was created by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with the North Brentwood Historical Society. It was exhibited at the museum from April 1996 to December 1996. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, and floor plans.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director
Dates:
1953-1978
Size:
0.8 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of special projects in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), as well as throughout the Smithsonian, focus on several major activities, including the Computer History Project in cooperation with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1995-10-15 - 1996-03-03
Size:
# linear feet (# boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-017
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

A collaborative exhibit between the Anacostia Museum and the Octagon Museum that tells the story of the early years of the District of Columbia, the people, and their communities. The exhibition was held between the two museums from October 15, 1995 to March 3, 1996 and curated by Kym S. Rice. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, artifact lists, education packets, loan agreements, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Dates:
1996
Size:
8.5 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-025
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibitionn celebrating the work of five African American photographers who documented segregated black communities in Washington, D.C., rural Virginia, and New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. Curated by Deborah Willis the exhibition was held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, South Gallery from April 18, 1996 to September 29, 1996. Photographers included: Robert H. McNeil, The Scurlock Studio, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Gordon Parks.

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Creators:
Lang, Kate, 1910-1996
Dates:
1921-1996
Size:
1.1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.langkate
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of self-taught artist Kate Lang consist of a biographical sketch; letters, cards, and instructions from a patron for paintings; notes and other writings; lists of sales and other financial records; newspaper articles about Lang; exhibition announcements; printed source material for paintings; and photographs and snapshots of Lang as a young girl as well as color photographs and snapshots of her artwork. The collection measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1921 to 1996.

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Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Evans, John
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
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Dates:
1874-1878
Size:
1 Book
300 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7173
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fo...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1996
Size:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-042
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition exploring the stories and the histories of objects and artifacts in the museum's collection. Organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there April 28, 1996 through August 12, 1996. The show featured photographs, documents, paintings, and historical and cultural objects form the museum's collection.

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Creators:
Smithson, Robert
Dates:
1905-1987
bulk 1952-1987
Size:
15.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, writer, and earthworks artist Robert Smithson and his wife, sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 15.1 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's motion picture film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.

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