J. Scott Odell folk music collection
The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.
Jack Brogan papers
The papers of technical artist, fabricator, and conservator Jack Brogan measure 4.25 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2016 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1971 to 2009. The collection documents Brogan's collaboration with many artists associated with Southern California Light and Space art to help realize their ideas. Papers include biographical material, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. There is a 2.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes files related to projects with Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, Robert Therrien, Philip Aziz, Peter Alexander, Roy Lichtenstein, Lita Albuquerque and others. Some files relate to repairs to work by Lynda Benglis, Larry Bell, John McCracken, Hal Metzer. Several files relate to projects Brogan worked on for churches and synagogues, including First Baptiste Church, Pomona, California. Many contain multiple original drawings, sketches, and notes by artists. Material dates from 1973-2014.
This accession includes project files documenting Office of Physical Plant (OPP) renovation and reconstruction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; blueprints and drawings; budget summaries; proposals; reports; and photographs. Each folder includes the OPP project number, project name, Smithsonian facility and original OPP box …
This accession consists of records documenting the management of a project to preserve artifacts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Apollo. The project, which was primarily funded with a Save America's Treasures grant, included space suits and the Saturn V rocket. Allan A. Needell, Curator, served as the …
This accession consists of records documenting budget planning for museums and offices at the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Nancy D. Suttenfield, Director of the Office of Planning and Budget; working files pertaining to building restoration and renovation projects; reports; meeting minutes; allotments and allocations …
Municipal Art Society of New York records
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
S. Dillon Ripley Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
These records contain project files, blueprints, contract and work files, photographs, and correspondence related to several renovation projects. Included are renovation and restoration plans for the Arts and Industries Building, the Patent Office Building (home to the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery), and the Freer Gallery …
Rudy J. Favretti collection
The collection contains the project design records of Rudy J. Favretti. , a landscape architect and professor noted for his extensive work in historical restoration of gardens, parks, and landscapes. He donated his collection of garden design files, plans, and images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens in March 2011.
Animal Research Records
This accession consists of records documenting the research and professional activities of JoGayle Howard, a theriogenologist at the National Zoological Park (NZP), 1994-2011. Howard also held several internship and fellowship appointments at NZP dating from 1980. Howard specialized in breeding endangered species in captivity by adapting techniques commonly used for human infertility …