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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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Creators:
Jackler, Robert K.
Dates:
circa 1898-2017
undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1224
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of tobacco advertising in America through print advertisements (magazine and newspaper), emphasizing the deceptive advertising practices employed by the tobacco industry to lure and keep smokers. Many of the advertisements contain images of celebrities, athletes, and other notable persons who endorsed tobacco products as well as ethinic imagery.

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United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1936-1965
Size:
6.78 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (14 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include some correspondence belonging to Mary Agnes Chase, which was forwarded to Swallen; Ernest R. Sohn, associate curator of Botany, 1956; and Thomas R. Soderstrom, curator of Grasses, 1964-1965. Correspondents include U.S. and foreign botanists; agricultural experiment stations; field botanists; state geological surveys; fores...

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Creators:
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001
Dates:
circa 1930-2001
Size:
15.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.scanital
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Italian-American sculptor, educator, printmaker, and painter Italo Scanga, date from circa 1930 to 2001 and measure 15.4 linear feet. The papers focus on Scanga's work as an artist but also include scattered teaching materials. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, artist files, exhibition and gallery files, professional files, a video recording, and printed material.

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Creators:
Sun Ra
Gaskin, Leonard, 1920-
Taylor, Billy
Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-
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Dates:
1940s-2005
Size:
10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0766
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Phanerogams
Dates:
1920-1961
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 230
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists; colleagues; friends; herbarium curators; directors of arboreta; private collectors of plants; and publishers; and they concern specimen identification; recommendation of books to be used for identification of plants; requests for reprints; purchase and acquisi...

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Creators:
Wirth, Willis Wagner
Dates:
circa 1939-1984
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7412
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence primarily documenting Wirth's career at the USDA and his research on Diptera. Also included are small amounts of correspondence concerning his work with the United States Public Health Service and his tenure as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Australia, 1956-1957. The correspondence ...

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Creators:
Stone, Alan, 1904-
Dates:
circa 1931-1971
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (19 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7340
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Alan Stone consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting his career at the USDA and his research on Diptera. Most of the letters concern the identification of specimens.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1972-1999
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) and document planning for exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, music performances, and special events. Some earlier records date back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture (PBAC), respe...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Birds
Dates:
circa 1854-1959
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of correspondence of the Division of Birds, most of which was conducted by the three curators listed above. There is a lesser amount of correspondence of Associate Curators. Also included is material concerning the history of the Division and distribution and destruction of specimens.

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