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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
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:
Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999
Dates:
1922-2012
Size:
18.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sancemil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 18.1 linear feet, dates from 1922 to 2012, and documents the career of Cuban-born painter and printmaker, Emilio Sanchez. The collection includes letters to Sanchez, business records, photographs of the artist and sources for his artwork, many original sketches, printed material, and calendars.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1976-1989, with related records from circa 1960
Size:
1.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 566
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:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear Feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter
Dates:
1951-2003
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents Walter Shropshire's career as Assistant Director of the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL) and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (when RBL merged with the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), and his research as a biophysicist. Materials include correspondence, photographs and clippings.

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Creators:
Prescott, Emma-Stina
Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920-
Dates:
1919-2001
bulk 1973-1991
Size:
9.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.preskenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1945-1987 and related records, 1920-1930
Size:
103.51 cu. ft. (100 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 tube boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 334
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenures of Frank A. Taylor, John C. Ewers, and Robert P. Multhauf as Directors of the Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); of Daniel J. Boorstin, Brooke Hindle, and Roger G. Kennedy as Directors of the National Museum of History and Technology; and of Roger G. Kennedy as Director of the National Museum of Am...

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Creators:
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Dates:
1916-1970
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-182
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials which document the administration of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). Materials include correspondence and memoranda regarding annual meetings, annual meeting programs, abstracts of papers presented, annual meeting summaries, business meeting minutes, Board of Governors materi...

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Creators:
Snodgrass, R. E. (Robert E.), 1875-1962
Dates:
1911-1963
Size:
1.19 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 83-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of R. E. Snodgrass' professional correspondence; letters of condolence written to his widow on Snodgrass' death; two photographs of Snodgrass; and an oil painting of a bumble bee by Snodgrass.

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Creators:
Museum Conservation Institute
Dates:
1959-2014
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-273
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the history and work of the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). MCI serves as the center for specialized technical collection research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums and collections. Through knowledge of materials and through the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and sc...

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