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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1973-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 526
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative files of the Assistant Secretary for Research, 1987-1990, documenting his responsibility for the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, th...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
13 videotapes (Reference copies). 39 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9553
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
2010, 2013
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9624
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 Film reels
7 Sound tape reels
5 electronic_discs_dvd
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research.
Dates:
1976-1986
Size:
34.5 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records pertaining to offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Research as well as includes materials regarding projects funded by the Scholarly Studies Program.

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Creators:
Jones, Meredith L.
Dates:
1950s-1989
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, notes, research materials, manuscripts, and related materials documenting Meredith L. Jones' research on worms and his curatorial career at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).

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Creators:
Richard York Gallery
Dates:
circa 1865-2005
bulk 1981-2004
Size:
89.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.richyorg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Richard York Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in American art from early 1800s to 1950, measure 79.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1981 to 2004. Three-fourths of the records are artists' artwork files, documenting the sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 works of art. The gallery's activities are also recorded through correspondence, client files, gallery invoices, inventories, business and financial records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials of artwork, and estate records for the John Marin estate and Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). An addition of 10.2 linear feet, dated circa 1865 to 2005, includes artists' files arranged alphabetically containing printed material, clippings, exhibition announcements, and scattered correspondence and financial documents.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Office of the Director
Dates:
1960-2005
Size:
49 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Director. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, budget files, research project and grant records, special event files, and related records. Records primarily document the tenure of Ira Rubinoff , Director, ...

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The major part of the collection, series 1-4, contains nearly 28,000 glass plates, including original stereoscopic negatives, interpositives, and both negative and positive non-stereoscopic plates used to produce lantern slides and paper prints. The photographs were taken all over the world. The majority are from the Underwood & Underwood active fi...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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