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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Chief Curator
Dates:
1990-2001
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibition planning and production. Materials include proposals, scripts, budgets, correspondence, checklists, images of objects, and floor plans.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar.
Dates:
1998-2012
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Office of Registrar. The records relate their work in managing the loan of museum collection items for permanent and traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, facility reports, condition reports, loan agreements, images, schedules, object ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Publications
Dates:
1922, 1926, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1965-1977, 1979-1986
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 462
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of museum exhibition catalogs, press releases, handouts, pamphlets, posters, and exhibition checklists. Some material predates the formal establishment of the Office of Publications. Some materials date to when the office was known as the Office of the Editor and from when the museum was known as the National Col...

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Creators:
Pearse-Hocker, Anne
Dates:
1970-1973
Size:
54 Contact sheets (black and white)
35 mm. (black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.028
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The majority of Pearse-Hocker's momentous negatives give eyewitness account to two weeks of both the mundane and brutal reality of daily life during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The takeover of the town and the conflict between about 200 members of AIM (American Indian Movement, the Native American civil rights activist organization begun in the 1968) and the United States Marshals Service began on February 27 and lasted for 71 days, resulting in tragedy on both sides of the conflict. Members of AIM along with some local Oglala (Lakota) Sioux from the local reservation took over the town in protest against the United States Government's history of broken treaties with various Native groups, the poverty and maltreatment of Native populations, as well as in defiance against the corruption and paternalism within the local subsidiary of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). The siege finally came to an end on May 5 when members of AIM and the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division of the US Justice Department Harlington Wood Jr. settled on a ceasefire. Kent Frizzell served as Chief Government Negotiator in the capacity of Assistant Attorney General (Land and Natural Resources Division, U. S. Department of Justice) and later as Solicitor, U. S. Department of the Interior. Among those pictured both during and post-conflict are AIM activists Dennis Banks, Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt, Ted and Russell Means, Frank Clearwater, Wallace Black Elk and Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. A small number of negatives also document AIM's takeover of the BIA building and the AIM Powwow both in Minneapolis in 1970.

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Creators:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Size:
96 Photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 Printing plates (copper printing plates)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.080
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1865-1896
undated
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Corsets
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Corsets forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1845-1928
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Florists
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Florists forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1887-1907
Size:
24.38 cu. ft. (43 document boxes) (144 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 34
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Shortly after Langley became Secretary, a new system of dividing outgoing correspondence into subjects was devised as follows (some of the units are not represented in the Archives, hence the gaps in series numbers): 1) General, 59 volumes, 1892-1907; 2) Museum, 18 volumes, 1892-1907; 4) Ethnology, 7 volumes, 1892-1907; 5) National Zoological ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
International Salt Company
Costain, Harold Haliday
Rittase, William M., 1894-1968
Dates:
1881-1993
bulk 1920-1929
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1158
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains business records and photographic materials documenting the International Salt Company. The business records include correspondence, account and ledger books, a payroll book, patent and trademark information, print advertising and marketing materials, and a salesman salt display kit. The photographic materials include a series of photographs by William M. Rittase, a series of photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, a small photograph album, snapshots, and slides. The images cover all facets of the salt manufacturing and packaging operations, and include photographs taken in New York State, Michigan, and Louisiana.

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