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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
Size:
251 Linear feet (597 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), founded in 1944, is the oldest nation-wide American Indian advocacy organization in the United States. The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The collection is located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Creators:
American Relief Administration. European Children's Fund
Dates:
1919 - 1921
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1199
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographs and printed materials (almost exclusively in German), documenting the relief efforts of the American Relief Administration (A.R.A.), European Children's Fund (E.C.F.) (Mission to Austria), 1920-1921, to feed malnourished children in Europe in the post-World War I era. The photographs, publications and charts in this collection specifically relate to children in Vienna and other Austrian cities.

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Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4145
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: Provision of Food, Clothing and Shelter...as a collective obligation in primitive society, 20 pages; The Social Organization of the Northwestern Indians (Written about 1910-15-never printed and now out of date--J.R.S.), 50 pages; Interchange of commodities between Old and New Worlds, 6 pages; Culture in primitive society, notes, 4 pages; ...

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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1952-1997
Size:
24 videoreels (1/2 inch)
1 videocassettes (hi8)
3 sound cartridges
1 sound recording (dictaphone belt)
10 videocassettes (vhs)
442 Sound tape reels (1/4" open reel)
30 videocassettes (u-matic)
713 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of America Indians (NCAI), which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO and is still active today. NCAI was founded to serve as a link between individual tribal councils and the United States government but also aimed to educate the general public about Indians, preserve Indian cultural values, protect treaty rights with the United States, and promote Indian welfare. This collection of National Congress of America Indians Audio and Film Recordings contains materials created by and for NCAI to maintain a record of organizational proceedings and events between 1952 and 1997. Recorded in various formats, the bulk of this collection is on 1/4" open reel to reel tapes and sound cassettes. The events represented in this collection include annual and mid-year conventions, executive council meetings, congressional hearings, intertribal institutes and a variety of workshops and meetings regarding economic, civil and educational issues facing indian country.

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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
undated
1830-1923
Size:
0.98 Cubic feet (consisting of 2 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Organs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Organs forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1945-1987 and related records, 1920-1930
Size:
103.51 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 tube boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 334
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers, and Robert P. Multhauf as Directors of the Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); of Daniel J. Boorstin, Brooke Hindle, and Roger G. Kennedy as Directors of the National Museum of History and Technology; and of Roger G. Kennedy as Director of the National Museum of Am...

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Creators:
Hamilton, Garnette
Jackson, Rose Marie
Dates:
1957-1987.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0273
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material consists of newspaper articles, photographs, pamphlets, souvenirs, and newsletters on Hamilton's reign as Queen of the Hoboes as well as a brief history of the Hoboes of America Organization from 1908 1987. Among such items are newspaper articles on Garnette Hamilton herself, Hoboes of America's motto, accomplishments, responsibilitie...

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Creators:
Edley, Bernard J., 1925-1994
Dates:
1948-1949
Size:
78 acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
35 Photographic prints (gelatin silver, 2 x 3 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.026
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 78 black-and-white negatives and 35 gelatin silver prints taken by Bernard J. Edley in 1948-1949. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Santa Cruz Indians of Quintana Roo State and the Tzotzil Indians of Chamula, Chiapas State. Also present are views of archaeological sites at Monte Alban and Mitla in Oaxaca State.

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Creators:
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Dates:
1975-2009, undated
bulk 1993-2008
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1282
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains records and research material produced and collected by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a lobbying and legal assistance organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender servicepersons. They were instrumental in overturning the United States Department of Defense's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Resident Associates Program, African American Studies Center
Dates:
1986-1992
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of program materials for the African American Studies Center in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP). Most records are correspondence, memoranda, notes and reports to and from Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, Program Manager, concerning her contacts with African American speakers, entrepreneurs, authors, and local ...

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