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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1940-1943
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 483
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, and related materials documenting Graf's work as a member of the Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and the 1941 survey of Smithsonian collections. A small amount of material was created by Carl W. Mitman, Chairman of the Smithsonian War Committee.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Associate Director for Research
Dates:
1984-1987
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 343
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative subject files concerning meetings, budgets, publications, lectures, professional appointments, seminars, grants, projects, and so forth.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1963-1988
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 586
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the activities of OTC under Director Nazaret Cherkezian. A small amount of records were created by Paul B. Johnson. There are also a few records created by OTC's predecessor offices. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, contracts, budgets, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, ...

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
1957-1992
Size:
35.58 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 551
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of exhibition design, production, and installation information including proposals and narratives, scripts, schedules, graphic designs, construction contracts and specifications, floor plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and photographs. The records also include Department of Exhibits administrative files such as corre...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
circa 1955-1977 and undated
Size:
1.6 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 261
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, primarily from the Division of Preindustrial Cultural History and, to an extent, its predecessors, as well as the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Domestic Life, include administrative files consisting of annual reports for some of the above administrative units; a fourth floor plan of NMHT; memoranda conc...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates:
1873-1968
Size:
4.4 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of correspondence of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians, a correspondence which was conducted by Yarrow, Stejneger, and Cochran. The correspondence of James A. Peters (1922-1972), who came to the United States National Museum in 1964 and was appointed Curator in Charge of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians ...

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Creators:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Dates:
1870-1918 and undated
Size:
7.9 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Richard Rathbun document his early investigations in geology and paleontology; his college career at Cornell University, 1871-1872; his work as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and his scientific and administrative careers with the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum. O...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Creators:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981
Dates:
1938-1949
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dowsolin
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.

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