Query: Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format. Exhibitions documented in this accession include …

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in Accession 12-375 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1983-2002
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the exhibition records of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996, and Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002, of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; meeting minutes; blueprints; artifact inventory lists; photographs; lecture papers; information on curators Roy Sieber and Philip L …

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in Accession 04-010 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Publicity Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of External Affairs
Dates:
1983-2006
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of exhibitions and special events at the National Museum of African Art. Also included are materials relating to the opening of the museum in its mall location, the building's 10th anniversary celebration, and biographical information for Roslyn A. Walker (Director, 1997-2002) and Philip L …

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in Accession 11-005 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Administrative Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration
Dates:
1986-2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), with earlier records dating back to when she was Assistant Director of NMAfA. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAfA weekly reports; project files pertaining …

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in Accession 02-210 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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in EEPA.1973-001 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of approximately 28,000 glass plate negatives showing views of a variety of subjects.

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in NMAH.AC.0143 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Benny Carter Collection
Creators:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from …

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in NMAH.AC.0757 for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Creators:
Asch, Moses
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
Folkways Records
Dates:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Size:
841 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ASCH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.

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in CFCH.ASCH for Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)