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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1972-1989
Size:
27.5 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 338
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to bu...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1997
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities in the Office of the Secretary during the tenure Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, 1994-1999. These records document the expansion and development of the Institution, its museums, programs, projects, research activities, and significant events. Materials include corres...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1936-1965
Size:
6.78 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (14 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include some correspondence belonging to Mary Agnes Chase, which was forwarded to Swallen; Ernest R. Sohn, associate curator of Botany, 1956; and Thomas R. Soderstrom, curator of Grasses, 1964-1965. Correspondents include U.S. and foreign botanists; agricultural experiment stations; field botanists; state geological surveys; fores...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1918-1949
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the United States National Museum, Division of Plants (1919-1947) and Department of Botany (1947-1949) while Ellsworth Paine Killip was an aid, assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the Division and the Department, as well as personal correspondence between Killip and his colleagues document...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs
Dates:
circa 1964-1969, 1978-1994
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Gary Kulik, Assistant Director for Academic Programs, National Museum of American History (NMAH), from 1987 to 1994. Some records date back to when Kulik was Assistant Curator for the Division of Textiles, 1978-1982; Vice-Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural History, 1980-1982, and Ch...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2009
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, ...

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Creators:
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, 1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Lisa Taylor, Director, Smithsonian Associates (TSA), 1966-1968, and Director, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM), 1969-1987. These materials document her personal correspondence and professional activities as well as her transition from TSA to CHM and the administration of CHM. Materials include c...

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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Dates:
1949-2010
Size:
4.6 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.messthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York museum director and independent curator Thomas M. Messer measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1949-2010. Material includes correspondence, a diary transcript, and printed material that reflect Messer's long career, primarily as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection and documents the relationships he built with artists, art historians, curators, and others colleagues. Notable correspondents include Francis Bacon, Will Barnet, Larry Bell, Alberto Burri, Pol Bury, Marc Chagall, Chryssa, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Jean Hélion, Grace Knowlton, Rosemarie Koczy, Jirí Kolár, Katharine Kuh, Agnes Martin, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Charles Simonds, Clyfford Still, Jack Tworkov, and many others.

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Creators:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-
Dates:
1876-1994
bulk 1960-1994
Size:
1.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brumthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Thomas B. Brumbaugh's research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists dates from 1876 to 1994 (bulk 1960s-1994) and measures 1.4 linear feet. Brumbaugh, an art historian and educator, wrote several articles on Thayer, and these papers contain related correspondence, photocopies and transcripts of Abbott Handerson Thayer's correspondence, research files, and photographs. Also found are Brumbaugh's research files on various artists compiled during his career.

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Creators:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Dates:
1965-1967
Size:
117 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slides taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.

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