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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1962-1983
Size:
26.16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (14 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 554
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of records documenting the publicity and planning of exhibitions and the museum as well as special events held at the museum, usually in connection with an exhibition. Materials include newspaper clippings; press releases; histories of the Patent Office Building; files on designation of the American Art/Portrait Galle...

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin is an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He has been a curator emeritus with the department since his retirement in 2006. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies
Dates:
1983-1990
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Office of American Studies, particularly its head, Wilcomb E. Washburn, and concern scholarly conferences, papers given, book reviews, and related correspondence.

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Creators:
Smalley, William Allen
Dates:
1943-1998
Size:
18.11 Linear feet (19 boxes, 2 map folders, 40 sound recordings, and 3 computer disks)
Collection ID:
NAA.2006-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

William A. Smalley (1923-1997) was a missionary and anthropological linguist. This collection mainly concerns his work with Hmong scripts and the Khmu' language and contains correspondence, notes, writings, reference materials, photographs, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Institutional Studies Office
Dates:
1988-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
1977-2011
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-590
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved t...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Policy and Analysis
Dates:
2001-2013
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports issued by the Office of Policy and Analysis, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, units, and offices. ...

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Dates:
1865–1869
Size:
34 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M999
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 34 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M999. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–69. The records consist of 32 volumes and nearly 36 feet of unbound documents. The volumes include letters, endorsements sent, and telegrams sent; special orders and circular issued; registers of letters received; registers of abandoned property; and other records. The unbound records consist primarily of letters, telegrams, issuances, reports, and contracts received.

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Dates:
1865–1869
Size:
36 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1027
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 36 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1027. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–69. The records consist of 43 bound volumes and 10.8 meters of unbound documents. The bound volumes include letters and endorsements sent, orders and circulars issued and received, registers of letters received, and other records. The unbound documents consist primarily of letters and reports sent and received.

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