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Creators:
Smithsonian Libraries
Dates:
1998-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-319
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the online exhibition "Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution" as it existed on August 12, 2015. It was adapted from an exhibition of the same name that appeared from July 1996 to January 1997 in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (now the Smithsonian Libraries) exhibition gallery in the National Mus...

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Creators:
Smithson, Robert
Dates:
1905-1987
bulk 1952-1987
Size:
15.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, writer, and earthworks artist Robert Smithson and his wife, sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 15.1 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's motion picture film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.

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Creators:
Smithson, James, 1765-1829
Dates:
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Size:
5.37 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7000
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence among individuals ...

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Creators:
Dwan Gallery
Dates:
1959-circa 1982
bulk 1959-1971
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dwangall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Dwan Gallery records measure 2.3 linear feet and consist primarily of files of exhibitions curated by Virginia Dwan at Dwan Galleries in Los Angeles (1959-1967) and New York (1965-1971). Found within this nearly comprehensive set of exhibition files may be lists of exhibited works, price lists, photographs, slides or color transparencies of installations, invitations, full-size posters, magazine and newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Institutional History Division
Dates:
1973-2000
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the professional activities of the Institutional History Division with Pamela Henson as Director. Information pertains to the Smithsonian Institution Sesquicentennial and the America's Smithsonian exhibition, From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution exhibition, and the Smit...

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Creators:
National Institute
Dates:
1839-1863 and undated
Size:
11.43 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly 1840-1844, concerning the founding and operation of the National Institute by Joel Roberts Poinsett, Peter Force, John James Abert, Francis Markoe, Jr., and others, particularly efforts to obtain federal subsidies, to collect specimens of natural history and manufactures, to provide space for housing...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office
Dates:
1972, 1984-1999
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Administrative Office of the National Portrait Gallery. Topics include finance, procurement, and grant management. Records were created and maintained by Barbara A. Hart, Associate Director of Administration, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Boxes 1-2 are arranged...

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Creators:
Dibner Library
Dates:
1984-1985
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-053
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files created or maintained by Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Special Collections Chief, Ellen B. Wells. The records document activities of the Dibner Library, including correspondence, collections management information, loan files, exhibition records, funding records, and public inquiries.

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Creators:
Dibner Library
Dates:
1976-1994
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-110
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the operations of the Dibner Library and reflect its focus on rare books and special collections in the history of science. Among the areas documented include reference services, exhibition planning, and conservation work performed on the collection. Staff represented include Leslie K. Over...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1971-2002
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) for various Smithsonian Institution units. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life;" "Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture;" "In ...

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