Query: From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)
Website Records
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 …

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Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records
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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in ACMA.03-019 for From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)
Southern city, national ambition: the growth of early Washington, D.C., 1800- 1860 exhibition records
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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in ACMA.03-017 for From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1971-2002
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) for various Smithsonian Institution units. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life; Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture; In Search of Balance: The Artist …

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Productions
Dates:
1987-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the creation of audiovisual productions for the National Museum of American History exhibition, "Information Age: People, Information and Technology." This permanent exhibition chronicles the birth and growth of the electronic information age with a special focus on how information technology has changed the way …

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Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties exhibition records
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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in ACMA.03-025 for From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)
James Smithson Collection
Dates:
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Size:
5.37 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
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 among individuals …

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Ida Jervis papers
Creators:
Jervis, Ida
Dates:
1951-1996
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jervida
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer and puppeteer Ida Jervis measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1996. Found are files concerning Washington D.C. area artists, collectors, exhibitions, festivals, institutions and museums.

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Enola Gay Exhibition Records
Dates:
1987-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-212
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Martin Harwit, Director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1987-1995, documenting plans to exhibit the "Enola Gay" and the resulting controversy. A script for "The Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the …

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Kate Lang papers
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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