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Creators:
Bender, William H., 1894-
Dates:
[ca. 1940]- 1972
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bendwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, catalogues, business records, and files on his collection of works of art. These files include clippings, photographs, biographical information about the artists, research summaries on the subjects of the works of art, and correspondence with relatives, agents, or the artists themselves, about the works of ar...

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Creators:
Haenlein, Paul, 1835-1905
Dates:
1867
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1206
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a letter, and a multipage description of a "Balloon Locomotive," from inventor Paul Haenlein to U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James's, Charles Francis Adams, asking him to share the balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government. There is also a letter from Benjamin Moran (U. S. Embassy in London) to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War under the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson presidencies, in which the letter and description were forwarded.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
Dates:
1846-1995
Size:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 1
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no ...

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic Feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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Creators:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910
Dates:
1857-1915
Size:
2 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.wardjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary g...

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Creators:
Arens, Charles A., 1895-1967
Dates:
1911-1960
Size:
1.05 Cubic feet (4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0016
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of four albums and some additional material including photographs (many of which appear to be originals); news clippings; catalogues and advertisements; event programs; and other ephemera.

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Creators:
De Forest, Augustus F.
Dates:
1852-1946
Size:
1.4 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.defoaugu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers, mostly about 19th century American painters, including: correspondence, photos of art work, notes, artists' biographies, and printed matter. Many of the papers are stamped "de Forest Art Library," "de Forest Early American Portraits," or "de Forest Library of Americana." Also found are photographs of Henry Wilson, Edward Troye, Gutzon Borgl...

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Creators:
Dreer, Ferdinand J. (Ferdinand Julius), 1812-1902
Dates:
[ca. 1770-1910]
Size:
3 Reels (ca. 300 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.dreeferd
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Primarily letters from the Dreer collection's autograph sections for painters and engravers (ca. 150 letters of 129 artists), and architects and sculptors (ca. 45 letters of 36 artists). Ca. 50 letters selected from other autograph categories are also included, among them soldiers of the Revolution, American lawyers, inventors, scientists, American...

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Creators:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981
Dates:
1931-1982
Size:
20.3 Items (linear ft. (partially microfilmed))
Collection ID:
AAA.tayljosh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director and art historian Joshua Charles Taylor, measure 20.3 linear feet and date from 1931-1982 and include biographical information, correspondence, writings, works of art, a scrpabook, photographs, teaching material and printed material. Biographical information consists of curriculum vitae, bibliographies, and a military ...

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