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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director
Dates:
1994-1995, 2000-2015
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lonnie G. Bunch, Director, and document his work in the development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). His work touched upon every aspect of the museum including the collection of objects for the museum, the design and construction of the museum building, exhi...

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Creators:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Dates:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Size:
30 Linear feet (70 boxes, 1 oversized box, 20 manuscript envelopes, 4 rolled maps, and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4800
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 8-13, 1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1980
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:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research fil...

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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (46 boxes, 14 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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Creators:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985
Dates:
1915-1989
Size:
18.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-
Dates:
1934-2014
Size:
8.7 Linear feet
1.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.bentflet
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and painter Fletcher Benton measure 8.2 linear feet and 1.47 GB and date from 1934 to 2014. They document his career as a sculptor with international presence through certificates, personal photographs, legal papers, correspondence, exhibition and commission documentation, clippings, exhibition-related printed materials, broadcast materials, publications about his work, an editioned kinetic Christmas card, and photographs, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film documenting his work and career.

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Creators:
Liebes, Dorothy
Dates:
circa 1850-1973
bulk 1922-1970
Size:
25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.liebdoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of weaver, textile designer, and businesswoman Dorothy Liebes are dated circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970), and comprise 25 linear feet. Biographical information, subject files, correspondence, writings, artwork, financial records, scrapbooks, textile samples, printed material, sound recordings, and photographs document Liebes' career and personal life. Her second husband, Associated Press Reporter Relman "Pat" Morin, is also represented in the collection, although to a much lesser extent.

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Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982
Dates:
1846-1981
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.levijuli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Julian E. (Edwin) Levi date from 1846 to 1981, and comprise 6.9 linear feet. They include biographical information and extensive correspondence with museums and galleries, as well as letters written to his family, circa 1927, while Levi was living in Paris. Also found within the papers are scattered drawings and sketches by Levi, writings and notes, financial records, two scrapbooks, printed material, miscellaneous records and photographs that document Levi's professional career and personal life.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as large...

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