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Creators:
Vitone, Joseph
Dates:
1998-2004
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0883
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic images of the Vitone family in Akron, Ohio and other locations, as part of an ongoing photographic document called "Family Records." This is an ongoing portrait project which for the past 20 years has used large-format negatives to document families living around the Rust Belt City of Akron, Ohio, former home to the country's major rubber and tire producers. These portraits offer personal yet unsentimental views of the subjects finding purpose and evolving family structures in these largely blue-collar communities that at times wrestle with job insecurity and problems accompanying alcohol and opioid use.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1963-2009
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, an...

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Creators:
Silleck, Herbert Underhill
Dates:
circa 1924-1944
Size:
260 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.223
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 260 photographs depicting many American Indian communities including Diné (Navajo); Hopi; Isleta Pueblo; Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]; Taos Pueblo; and Lacandon Maya, as well as others. Photographs were shot by amateur photographer Herbert Underhill Silleck circa 1924-1944 during his travels with his wife Agnes Smartt Silleck.

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1969-1984
Size:
3,808 Slides ((16 v.), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during five research trips to Cameroon in 1969, 1970-71, 1977, 1978 and 1983-84.

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Creators:
Smith, Frank, 1857-1942
Dates:
1893-1942 and undated
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Frank Smith document his research on earthworms. They consist of correspondence with biologists and USNM administrators and staff, including Paul Bartsch, Nathan A. Cobb, Gordon Enoch Gates, Chancey Juday, James Arthur MacNab, John Percy Moore, Brayton Howard Ransom, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William deC. Ravenel, ...

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Creators:
Ritter, Tex
Louey, Gilbert
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998
Acuff, Roy
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Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
48 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0832
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films of country-western performers, including some Hollywood films and some television programs, such as "Hee Haw" and "Grand Ole Opry" .

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Creators:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965
Dates:
1910-1992
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.muranick
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work. There is a 0.6 linear feet Unprocessed Addition which includes biographical material, correspondence, photographs, research notes and a diary about Africa, and a subject file on the book The Revealing Eye, Personalities of the 1920s, written by Paul Gallico with photographs taken by Muray, 1967.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
7.72 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

In 1965 the Smithsonian observed the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founding benefactor, James Smithson. These records document planning for that event.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Eney, William J.
Dates:
1929-1977
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents William J. Eney, a civil engineer whose research primarily focused on model analysis of bridges, stress test and concrete.

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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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