Query: National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Education and Information
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.

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Harry Hoogstraal Papers
Creators:
Hoogstraal, Harry, 1917-1986
Dates:
circa 1940-1986
Size:
113.74 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (22 16x20 boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7454
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the professional career, and to a lesser extent, the personal affairs of Harry Hoogstraal. Most of the papers concern his work after he joined NAMRU-3 in 1949. There appears to be little documentation of his participation on scientific expeditions during the 1930s and 1940s. The papers primarily consist of a …

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Records
Dates:
1871-1994, with related records from 1845
Size:
50.5 cu. ft. (101 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7440
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For a brief history of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), see Record Unit 7150, American Ornithologists' Union Collection, 1883-1977. These records supplement Record Unit 7150, both in extending coverage in early records and providing records from the mid-1970s. Particularly noteworthy are early records of presidents - especially Joel Asaph Allen, Jocelyn Van Tyne, and …

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Subject Files
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1975, 1978, 1980-1986
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 575
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the work of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Paul N. Perrot, over a substantial period of his tenure and the tenure of his successor, William N. Richards. Records concern issues of general Smithsonian Institution administration and policy, as well as more specific topics dealing with …

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Smithsonian Memories Project, Festival of American Folklife Oral History Interviews
Dates:
1996
Size:
160 audiotapes (Originals). audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9594
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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John Peabody Harrington papers
Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Robert S. Hoffmann Papers
Creators:
Hoffmann, Robert S.
Dates:
circa 1975-2002
Size:
14.69 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, research files, and exhibition records created and maintained by Robert S. Hoffmann. Also included are materials related to Hoffmann's professional activities and membership in several international societies and organizations. A significant part of this collection documents the creation and development of the new Mammal Hall …

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Records
Dates:
circa 1948-1974
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 247
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The record unit contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuscripts, and other materials documenting the activities of the Department of Entomology and its staff, especially during the tenures of John Frederick Gates Clarke, Karl V. Krombein, and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., as chairman. Some material concerning the professional activities of these …

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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Creators:
Asch, Moses
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
Folkways Records
Dates:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Size:
841 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ASCH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Center
Dates:
1983-1984
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document development of the International Center and includes correspondence with individuals and institutions interested in the activities of the Center; related background materials and articles on African, Near Eastern, and Asian subjects; original statements on the Center; and booklets in various languages on the …

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