[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Photographic History
Dates:
circa 1883-1984
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda documenting activities of the Division and its predecessors, especially during the tenures of Thomas W. Smillie, Alexander J. Wedderburn, and Eugene N. Ostroff. The records also include information on the Hall of Photography, organized by Ostroff; newspaper ...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Dates:
1909-1964
Size:
1.75 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7433
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Ruel P. Tolman Collection contains official correspondence; biographical information; photocopies of prints, drawings and photographs; and scrapbooks. Included are papers relating to Tolman's work as a graphic artist, his interest in miniature painting, and his participation in arts-related organizations. Of particular interest are four s...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)
Dates:
1975
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0197
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major features and to expla...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1932, 1974, 1984, 2002
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 20-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial work of staff in the Division of Information and Society, which included curators from the previously existing Division of Graphic Arts and from when the museum was known as the United States National Museum and the National Museum of History and Technology respectively. Work ...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Allis-Chalmers
S. Morgan Smith Company
Dates:
1890-1914.
Size:
23 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1099
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials, including photographs, advertising art, catalogs and other trade literature, documenting the equipment, facilities, personnel and products of the S. Morgan Smith Company, engineers and contractors. The subjects of the photographs include engines, fire pumps, generators, paper machinery, turbines, the construction of a dam and hy...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Vip (Virgil Franklin Partch), 1916-
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-
Goodman, Benjie
Addams, Charles, 1912-1988
More …
Dates:
1872-1984
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0485
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents and pictorial items related to music, and a set of documents associated with Gibson banjoes.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1933-2016
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial and professional activities of photographic history collection staff in the Division of Culture and the Arts at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with earlier records dating back to when the staff was in the Division of Information Technology and Society, the Division ...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Bowker, William
Dates:
1796.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1213
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An application and recommendation for William Bowker as a "suitable person to keep an inn". Signed by 13 men.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Dates:
circa 1900
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0292
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous glass photonegatives and lantern slides, originally housed in cardboard plate boxes, some containing newspaper clipping separators with dates as late as 1961. Subjects include a flood in 1911, family photographs and portraits, and buildings, with labels indicating locations such as Chicago, St.Paul, etc. The lantern slides depict art ...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
1967-1977
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 6 videotapes, 1 audiotape)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0199
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videotapes of Pentecostal ceremonies, such as snake handling, laying on of hands, baptisms, foot washing, casting out of devils, dancing in ecstasy; a video interview with Brother Harrison Mayes at his home in Middleburg, Kentucky; and an audiotape of revival meetings.

Found In