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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 4-9, 1978
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1978
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:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL
Becker, John M.
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL
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Dates:
1825-2020, undated
bulk 1960-2019
Size:
60 Cubic feet (181 boxes, 20 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1146
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of periodicals, photographs, correspondence, business and advertising ephemera (corporate and non-profit, personal), organizational records and ephemera, created by, for, and in reaction to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1967-1983
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 444
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files maintained by Harry Lowe in his positions as Curator of Exhibits and Assistant, Acting, and Deputy Director.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 438
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative subject files maintained by the Office of the Director, documenting his or her activities in the museum, in the Institution, and with outside people and organizations. Also included are files on the National Museum of American Art Commission, its meetings, and its commissioners. Some materials ...

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1980-2004
Size:
4 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0570
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Shopping bags from a variety of businesses, including department stores, museums, book stores, libraries, hotels, banks, and specialty shops. Additional material will be added to this collection periodically.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Education
Dates:
1961-1981
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 443
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include Gallenkamp's files as a staff member, 1965-1966, old exhibition files, miscellaneous subject files, information concerned with secondary education programs, interns, workshops and docents. Some of the docent records include information on the docent program in general, docent reports and docent research papers. Also ...

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1988
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 465
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit primarily documents the tenure of Lloyd Herman, Director of the Renwick Gallery, but also contains the records of David W. Scott, Robert Tyler Davis, and Joshua C. Taylor, directors of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA). The records pertain to temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent collections of the Renwick ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1964-1978
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 448
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, photographs, and slides which document the design and installation of exhibitions at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and the Renwick Gallery. Of special interest are records concerning the Patent Office Building (POB) Opening, 1968 and the exhibition America as Art, 1976. The records al...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1983-1992
Size:
33.5 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 439
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the files of Charles Robertson as Deputy Director. They include administrative subject files, arranged by year; exhibition files; and files concerning National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Commission meetings and retired commissioners. Some of the events documented in these records include the ninetieth birthday ...

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