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Creators:
Dabo, Leon, 1868-1960
Dates:
circa 1888-1969
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.daboleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Leon Dabo date from circa 1888 to 1969 and measure 1.2 linear feet. The collection consists of biographical materials, scattered correspondence, research files relating to the paintings of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, printed mateirals, photographs, and works of art. Also found is a paint palette and brushes reportedly owned by Whistler and a walking stick.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning
Dates:
1969-1977
Size:
1.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 341
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence between Slocum and various persons and organizations he dealt with in carrying out his duties. They also document some of his personal interests, notably numismatics and the work of the English Speaking Union.

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Creators:
Basquin, Kit
Dates:
1992-2012
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
3.49 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.basqkit
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art historian and curator Kit Smyth Basquin measure 4.8 linear feet and 3.49 GB and date from 1992-2012. The collection documents Basquin's dissertation research on artists Lynne Allen, Lesley Dill, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Pat Steir.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library
Dates:
circa 1910-1986
Size:
10.43 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 333
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of brochures, booklets, and books cataloging single exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Museum of American Art, and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are a few catalogs from exhibitions of SITES. There are catalogs from exhibitions staged by the ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
circa 1867-1971
Size:
31.24 cu. ft. (59 document boxes) (3 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 208
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Coordinator of Public Information
Dates:
1977-1984
Size:
4.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 373
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative files of Lawrence E. Taylor as Coordinator of Public Information, 1977-1984. Also included are copies of the minutes of the Board of Regents, 1977-1983.

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Creators:
Canisius, Kathryn L., 1906-1943
Canisius, Elizabeth, 1882-1977
Dates:
1918-1930
Size:
1 photograph album (7 x 12 in.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.026
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Canisius family photograph album was primarily compiled by Elizabeth Canisius (1882-1977) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and contains photographs made from about 1918 to 1929 by her and various members of her immediate and extended family. Evidently not arranged in chronological order, the photographs document a burgeoning German-American family and...

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1984-2002
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist, primarily documenting her work on "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," an educational film to acquaint American audiences with the historical and cultural significance of Japanese Gardens and their importance to Japan's landscape; and ...

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