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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1982-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of fifty videocassette recordings pertaining to news, informational, and promotional coverage of Smithsonian Institution events, staff, and issues.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service. Office of Public Relations
Dates:
1955-1956, 1975-1989
Size:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 489
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the public relations aspects of traveling exhibitions created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). They include press releases, clippings, photographs, and other publicity materials. One scrapbook contains clippings about early shows, 1955-1956. Researchers should also consult Record ...

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Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
Dates:
1899-1900
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7243
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:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004
Dates:
1923–1992
Size:
33 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, appointment books, business records, music manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the activities of Duke Ellington and the management of Tempo Music, Incorporated. There is a small amount of material relating to the Ellingotn family.

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1851-1965
Size:
9.09 Cubic feet (consisting of 17.5 boxes, 1 folder, 19 oversize folders, 12 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (1 full, 2 partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.World
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: World Expositions 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:
1988
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records of the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for the year 1988.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1963-1974
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Contracting Officer is authorized to negotiate federal and private grants and contracts for the Smithsonian, and the records contain information on formulation and administration of contracts that is especially useful for information about research conducted by Smithsonian Institution staff. These records include copies of grants and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1962-1979
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 295
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain proposals and drafts of contracts and grants, correspondence concerning their acceptance and implementation, budget information, reports about grant-sponsored activities, and information concerning the administration of the Office and the authority of the Contracting Officer.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1985, 1989-2011
Size:
2.25 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-133
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Institution events, exhibitions, or projects. Documented in this collection is the traveling exhibition "America's Smithsonian" in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and Smithsonian Secretaries I. Michael Heyman and Lawrence M. Small. Materials include c...

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