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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 8-13, 1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1980
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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W. Atlee Burpee Company
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
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Dates:
circa 1873-1986
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties and marketing and selling seeds. They include accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Biological Conservation
Dates:
1974-1980
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials on the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS); Endangered Flora Project; and Department of Interior contracts.

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Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.

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Creators:
Blackwelder, Richard E.
Dates:
circa 1947-1970
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records documenting Richard E. Blackwelder's role in the establishment and early history of the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ), including files created during his tenures as President and Secretary. Also included are other professional files of Blackwelder concerning lectures, projects, publications, ...

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Creators:
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States
Dates:
1955-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-241
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States. Materials include correspondence, financial records, minutes, notes, lectures, manuscripts and exhibit records. These records were created and maintained by Stanwyn G. Shetler.

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Creators:
Fisher, Ethel, 1923-
Dates:
1930-2017
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.558 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.fishethe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California and New York painter Ethel Fisher measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.558 GB and date from 1930 to 2017. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, project files, exhibition files, artists' files, personal business records, printed and digital material, artwork and several sketchbooks, a few sound and video recordings, and photographic material.

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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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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1983-1996
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director during the tenure of Director Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000, with some materials relating to Director Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983. Materials include files pertaining to meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, research trips, events, media intervie...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Center
Dates:
1983-1984
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document development of the International Center and includes correspondence with individuals and institutions interested in the activities of the Center; related background materials and articles on African, Near Eastern, and Asian subjects; original statements on the Center; and booklets in various ...

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