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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2017
Size:
1 cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2017
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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Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1750-1988
Size:
10.02 Cubic feet (consisting of 14.5 boxes, 10 oversize folders, 4 map case folders, 6 flat boxes (2 full, 4 partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Art
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Art forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Biddle, Livingston, 1918-2002
Dates:
circa 1940-2002
Size:
40.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.biddlivi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of government arts administrator and novelist Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) measure 40.2 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, numerous files reflecting his work to establish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), political committee files, personal legal records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Throughout the collection are video and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian/Man and the Biosphere Program
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution’s activities with the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concerning the preservation of endangered historical and cultural ruins such as Moenjodaro (Pakistan), Carthage (Libya), and the Abu Nidal Egyptian temples (Philae Project, ...

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Creators:
Smillie Family
Dates:
1853-1957
Size:
5.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smilsmil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1957. The collection consists of the papers of four members of the Smillie family including James Smillie, his sons James David and George Henry Smillie, and George's wife, Helen 'Nellie' Jacobs Smillie. The majority of the papers are those of James D. Smillie, comprised of correspondence, forty-five daily diaries, a scrapbook, printed materials, and one etching. The papers of James Smillie consist of biographical materials and writings. The George Smillie papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. The Helen Jacobs Smillie papers include corrrespondence and photographs. Also found are scattered materials relating to other family members, mostly the children of Helen Jacobs and George Smillie.

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Creators:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014
Dates:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Size:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hedgjimm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.

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Creators:
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
Dates:
1992-2012
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the marketing and publicity of recordings produced by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. These records were created by Brenda Dunlap, Marketing Director, 1994-2001, and Richard Burgess, Marketing Director, 2001-2014. Mat...

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Creators:
Black, Julian, Mrs.
Black, Julian (boxing manager)
Dates:
1935-1944
Size:
109 Volumes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0002
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 109 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings assembled by Julian Black, manager of Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. They document Louis's career from 1935 to 1944.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 281
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the tenure of Charles Blitzer as assistant secretary for History and Art from 1973 to 1979. There are also records pertaining to the Office of Education and Training, 1965-1968, which Blitzer had directed. The celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution was a major Smithsonian project from 1972 to 197...

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