This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include revisions to "Monsters, Myths and Minerals;" "Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century;" "India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh;" "Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth Century …
This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development, and execution of educational activities, workshops, events, and other outreach at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, as well as the administration of tours, docents, and the ImaginAsia and ExplorAsia programs. In approximately 2007, the department was renamed …
These records document the design, development, and installation of exhibitions, rotations, and exhibit halls. Materials include floor plans, blueprints, label copy, production schedules, object lists, correspondence, memoranda, drawings, sketches, production specifications, and related material.
These records document education programs and products produced in conjunction with exhibitions. Materials include education program files, program and teacher evaluations, exhibition activity books and guides for children, teacher packets - including slides and photographs, visitor and tour surveys, accessibility records, press releases, press packets, correspondence and memoranda, and education policy …
This accession consists of records documenting the design process for exhibitions. The majority of the accession consists of exhibition drawings and floor plans for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with a smaller amount of material documenting exhibition updates and reinstallations at the Freer Gallery of Art. In addition to drawings …
Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection
186 Nitrate negatives
The Joseph Cornell Study Center collection measures 196.8 linear feet and dates from 1750 to 1980, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1972. Documenting the artistic career and personal life of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), the collection is primarily made up of two- and three-dimensional source material, the contents of the artists' studio, his record album collection, and his book collection and personal library. The collection also includes diaries and notes, financial and estate papers, exhibition materials, collected artifacts and ephemera, photographs, correspondence, and the papers of Robert Cornell (1910-1965) and Helen Storms Cornell (1882-1966), the artist's brother and mother.
John Peabody Harrington papers
Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.
Friday Noon Lecture Program Audiotapes
This accession consists of audiotapes recorded during the Friday Noon Lecture Program at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as well as other lectures organized by the NMNH, Office of Education and, beginning in 2006, its successor office, NMNH, Office of Guest Services.
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the …
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
The collections consists mostly of original and copy prints. There are also some negatives, artwork, photographs of artwork, and printed materials. Included is a large miscellany of ethnological, historical, and some archaeological subjects collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology from a wide variety of sources. To these have been …