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Creators:
U.S. Army Air Corps
Dates:
1935
Size:
0.17 Cubic feet (2 reels)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0071
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Launched on November 11, 1935, from the Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota, "Explorer II" carried Captain Albert Stevens, Captain Orvil Anderson, and an assortment of instruments to a world record altitude of 22,066 kilometers (72,395 feet). This collection consists of two reels of 16mm silent motion picture film relating to "Explorer II."

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Creators:
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972
Dates:
1928-1996
Size:
6.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zerbkarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of German American painter and educator Karl Zerbe measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1928 to 1996. The papers document Zerbe's career through biographical material, writings and journals, art gallery records, financial records, printed material, photographs, documentary film materials, and home movies.

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Creators:
Barnes, Ruth
Dates:
1969-1971
Size:
161 slides (photographs) (1 volume + background notes , color)
2 film reels (8 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1979-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs and film taken by Ruth Barnes in Somalia and Kenya during her assignment in Somalia with the U.S. Information Agency from 1969 to 1971.

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Creators:
Hillis, Alice Rogers
Dates:
1939
Size:
1 Motion picture film (350 feet, silent, color (Kodachrome), camera original reversal, 16mm )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0531
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movie footage documenting the 1939 World's Fair, shot by Alice Rogers Hillis.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2016
Size:
4.4 Terabytes (4050 videos, 1301 photographs, born digital)
Collection ID:
CFCH.TNP
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Tibetan Nomad Material Culture Documentation Project collection contains 4.4 terabytes of born digital video and photographic material collected by four teams in four traditionally Tibetan counties in three provinces in Western China. The materials document traditional nomadic life: herding, gender roles, the making of household items like bas...

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Creators:
Fogel, William
Fogel, Joel S.
Dates:
1973
Size:
1 film reel (+ audio-cassette tape, color, 16 mm. )
8 film reels (color, 16 mm.)
400 slides (photographs) (+descriptive index (2 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Still and motion pictures taken by Joel S. Fogel in 1973 documenting his 500 mile trip, mainly by raft, along the Omo River in Ethiopia. The photographs primarily show Fogel and his traveling companions, including images of them fishing, hunting and rafting. There are a few portraits of Africans, primarily the Karo and Mursi, showing costumes and adornments. Events documented include the Maskal festival and a military parade in Addis Ababa. Karo objects depicted include bow and arrows, bracelets, gourds, sandals, a shield, a stool, walking sticks and a wooden headrest. Mursi art work shown include arm rings, body decoration, ear plugs, fishing poles, lip ornaments and a tobacco pouch. Wildlife shown include fish, hawks, crocodiles, gazelles, tree snakes, water buffalo and white herons.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Congress of Scholars
Dates:
2010-2011
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-299
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative materials for the Secretary's Research Awards, including nominations, reviews, and selections. The Secretary awards up to ten annual prizes recognizing excellence in recent research by Smithsonian Institution employees. Categories include books, articles or chapters, exhibition catalogues or sympo...

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Creators:
Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.)
Dates:
1948-1981
Size:
8.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arwigall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Detroit art gallery Arwin Galleries measure 8.3 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1981. The collection comprises administrative records including sales, consignment and loan records; personal and professional correspondence; artist files for Chuang Chi, Richard Kozlow, Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Jo Snyder, Russel Thayer, Adja Yunkers, and others; printed materials documenting the 1963 fire at the gallery, exhibitions, and other activities related to the gallery; artwork by Frederick Simper, Donald Snydor, and a few others; and photographic materials and moving images including photos of the Arwins, gallery artists, and exhibitions, and two film reels relating to the gallery fire.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Meyer, Edgar
Dates:
2005-07-07
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0918
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original and reference audiocassettes, digital images, video clips, and a 16mm film documenting biochemist, artist, and sculptor Edgar Meyer and his large scale models of the polio virus (interview).

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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