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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers
Creators:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
Dates:
1860s-1978
bulk 1890-1937
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tannhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the expatriate African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from the 1860s to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1937. Found in the papers are scattered biographical, family, and legal materials; twenty-seven folders of correspondence with family, friends, patrons, and galleries; writings and notes by Tanner and others; a small amount of printed material; numerous photographs of Tanner, his studio in Paris and home in Trepied, Normandy, his family, friends, fellow artists, and his artwork. Additional photographs include a circa 1890 shot of Tanner with fellow students at the Académie Julian and another depicting Tanner with members of the American Art Club in Paris, circa 1900. Also found are a few sketches and drawings.

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Arthur Ehrat Papers
Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Camblin, Bob Bilyeu papers
Creators:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, 1928-2010
Dates:
1951-1985
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cambbob
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1985. The papers provide a snapshot of Camblin's career as an artist and educator through personal papers, printed material, artwork, photographs, and motion picture film and video recordings.

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Miss America 1951 Papers
Creators:
Betbeze, Yolande
Dates:
1910 - 2003
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0888
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Yolande Betbeze was crowned Miss America in September, 1950. During and after her reign she was influential in both the Civil Rights and Feminist movements. Her papers document her reign as Miss America, her life after Miss America, and the Miss America pageant itself.

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Dick Price Collection of Ice Show and Skating Memorabilia
Creators:
Price, Dick
Dates:
1936-2002
bulk 1950-1958
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are photograph albums, letters, most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; programs from various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts, and insurance.

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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection
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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The Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection
Creators:
Grepke, Donald, 1932-
Grepke, Carolyn, 1937-1995
Dates:
circa 1800s-1998, undated
Size:
70 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0752
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Abstract: Collection consists of over a century of paper dolls documenting their use as advertisements, and depictions of popular culture, fashion trends, family lifestyles, gender roles, ideal communities,and cultural heroes.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi
Creators:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26
Size:
148 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (5 min. 29 sec.), digital)
Collection ID:
AAA.noguch73
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1835-2000, undated
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.

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