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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:
Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office
Dates:
1953-1990
Size:
26.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 470
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer
Dates:
1949-2005
Size:
2.53 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the technological advances in computing systems, software and hardware used across the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the records were created by predecessor units of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, including the Information Systems Division, 1968-1974; the Office of Computer S...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1968-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-016
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of directors Charles Nagel (1964-1969), Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000), and Marc Pachter (2000- ). Materials include correspondence, memoranda and related information.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1980
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and inter-office memoranda concerning Division of Performing Arts (DPA) activities; sales reports; photographs; flyers for the Black American Culture program; records concerning the Festival of American Folklife; newspaper and journal articles on DPA activities and other cultural events.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1876-1927
Size:
1.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 2.5 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Illinois
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: Illinois forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1969, 1982-2006, 2011
Size:
4.03 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-133
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1920-2003
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David B. Lellinger, Curator of Ferns in the Department of Botany. Materials include correspondence; notes; specimen lists; species indexes and information; reprints; course work; manuscripts; sketches; and photographs and negatives. Some materials date from before Lellinger's work ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1972-2007
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, documenting the administration of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and outreach performed by Lopez on behalf of NASM. Lopez held various positions at the National Air and Space Museum beginning in 1972 and became Deputy Director in 1983. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
Dates:
1985-1995
Size:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-264
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials created by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and its predecessor, the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, for the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program, which marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in what would become the Americas ...

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