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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department
Dates:
2001-2014
Size:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the awarding of funding by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). These records relate to the Chandra X-ray Center and were maintained by the Subawards/Grant Awards Section. Materials include correspondence, proposals, amendments, reports, reviews, revisions, agreements, checklists, ...

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 film reels
7 sound tape reels
5 electronic discs (dvd)
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
5 videocassettes (digital betacam)
67.86 Linear Feet
18 sound discs (vinyl)
4 cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1995
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1995
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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.75 cu. ft.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 46
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Dates:
1899-1918
Size:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 document box) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-280
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of cacti maintained by curator Joseph Nelson Rose. Most images were taken in Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, the British West Indies, and the Danish West Indies. Some images of people, buildings, and landscapes are also present. Materials are mostly glass plate negatives and nitrate negati...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
1860-1973 and undated
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7320
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection contains a variety of materials documenting the lives and careers of scientists from a wide range of fields, including mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, botany, entomology, paleontology and geology. Also included are files on conservationists, taxidermists, historical figures, explorers, frontiersmen, and hunter...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1949-1964
Size:
42.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 50
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much more effort ...

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Creators:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Dates:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Size:
25.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.conswmgp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

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