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Dates:
2009-2011
Size:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9622
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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. Progra...

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Mamer, Stuart M.
Mamer, Louisan E., 1910-2005
Dates:
1927-2002
Size:
10.1 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0862
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Mamer collection includes a wide range of materials used to teach concepts and the usage of electricity to predominately rural audiences. Mamer kept many of her materials in labeled notebooks; other papers were filed loosely with no apparent order. The collection materials date pre-dominantly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. There are some materials from the late 1930s. There is only one item from 1927 and one from 1999.

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Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
1893-2012
Size:
129 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.

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Creators:
United States Marine Mammal Program
Dates:
circa 1967-1973 and undated
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files maintained in the office of the program director of the United States Marine Mammal Program concerning the administration of the Program. Records include administrative files; handwritten notes by the program director; general correspondence; research proposals; records of an international conference; newsletters...

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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 25.0 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977.
Dates:
1907-1978
Size:
79.56 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (121 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (60 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 film boxes) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career, 1907-1977. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal life. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning Schmitt's carcinological research, his curatorial and administrative careers at the United States Nat...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, International and Environmental Programs
Dates:
1962-1975
Size:
32.5 cu. ft.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 218
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:
National Postal Museum
Dates:
1915-1991
Size:
4.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 580
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of staff correspondence and memoranda of the National Postal Museum and its predecessors; early photographs of exhibitions; planning information for the Hall of Philately; newspaper clippings, articles, and research files documenting the origin and extensive history of the National Postal Museum; proposals, preliminary ...

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