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Creators:
Whitmore, Frank C.
Dates:
1937-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-245
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers documenting the career of Frank C. Whitmore, Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Smithsonian Research Associate. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, examinations and reports, photographs, and other papers associated with Whitmore's paleontological research.

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Creators:
Yochelson, Ellis L. (Ellis Leon), 1928-2006
Dates:
1951-1980
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence and related records documenting the career of Ellis Leon Yochelson, a paleobiologist. Especially well-represented are files documenting his paleontological research and his career with the United States Geological Survey.

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Creators:
Bedini, Silvio A.
Dates:
1952-1993
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of Bedini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects and publications including research into scientific instruments. Also included are Bedini's publications; book ...

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Creators:
Bender, Gretchen
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bendgret
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Gretchen Bender measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1980-2004. This material documents her career as a filmmaker and multimedia artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, writings, notebooks, printed material, photographs, slides and transparencies, and artwork. Also included are project files detailing Gretchen's collaborations with dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones, as well as a handwritten transcription of a conversation between Bender and Cindy Sherman.

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Creators:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000
Dates:
circa 1930-1980
Size:
5.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.merrfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts administrator Francis Sumner Merritt measure 5.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1980. The bulk of the papers document his career as the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Included are biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and notes, professional files on Haystack and other institutions, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture
Dates:
1988-1998
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the program activities of the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture (SFMC). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; historical information about SFMC; meeting minutes, including audiotape recordings of selected meetings; reports; articles; budget summaries; and planning group information ...

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Creators:
Rattner, Abraham
Dates:
1891-1986
Size:
26.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rattabra
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers measure 26.3 linear feet and date from 1891 through the 1980s. The collection documents Rattner's life and career as an artist through interviews, extensive correspondence, gallery files, studio notebooks, writings, notes, date books and diaries, photographs, and works of art.

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Park-Brannock.
Park, Ernest N.
Brannock, Otis C.
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992
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Dates:
1925 - 1998
Size:
12 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0672
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device, a tool to measure foot length and width at the same time, by inventor and businessman Charles F. Brannock. Early in his career Brannock worked as a shoe salesman at the Park-Brannock shoe store, and in 1962 he became the CEO of the company. This collection documents both the Park-Brannock store and the Brannock Device. Materials in The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, include of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1860-1908
Size:
19.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of the correspondence is directed to Goode, with lesser amounts to True, Walcott, and Rathbun. Also, a small amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, (Baird, 1878-1887; and Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906) but is generally referred to the Assistant Secretary for response. Much of the material is routine cor...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
FY1998-FY2007
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the intellectual property rights of services rendered by contractors for the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS). Materials include signed copyright agreements, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence. Some materials are in electronic format.

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