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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
circa 1947-1974 and undated
Size:
6.15 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 424
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, circa 1955-1974. Also included are plans of operation, circa 1947-1960; public inquiries for identification of specimens and information; and glass plate negatives which document the field work of Frederick W...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Dates:
1987-2007
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials related to the development, research, and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), both at the Mall museum site and at the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York. Exhibitions covered include The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna o...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
circa 1969-1986
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 460
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative files of the Department and documents the activities of its curators, Rand, Mecklenburg, Truettner, and Breeskin. The files contain information about Department relations with other National Museum of American Art (NMAA) offices concerning loans, shipments, requests for information, conservation, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Size:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934
Dates:
1923-1934
Size:
15 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1995.10
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Writer, curator, and professor Benjamin Franklin March Jr. (1899-1934) studied, lectured, and wrote in the United States and in China, and through his works gained respect as one of the foremost authorities on Chinese art during the 1920s and 1930s. His papers, dating from 1923 to 1934, document his professional and personal life in the United States and in China and include lecture notes and outlines; research notes; diaries; scrapbooks; and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 17-167
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 20 Storify accounts maintained by units throughout the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Storify allows users to combine content from a variety of social media platforms to create a single story. Smithsonian units often use boards in Storify to document or summarize significant social media campaigns. The accounts w...

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Creators:
Hays, Helen Ireland
Dates:
circa 1903-1983
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hayshele
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of writer Helen Ireland Hays concerning artist Paul Bransom measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1903 to 1983. The papers include correspondence between Helen Hays and Paul Bransom, as well as 36 sound recordings including interviews between Hays and Bransom for the book, All Unplanned: Memoirs of the Golden Age of Illustration. Drawings by Bransom and others as well as photographs of Bransom are also included in the collection.

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Creators:
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts
Dates:
1953-1989
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.morgjean
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1953-1989. The records include clippings, a transcript of the film The Towers, interview transcripts with the towers' creator Simon Rodia, materials related to the Watts Towers' false restoration, photographic material, and unpublished articles by Jeanne Morgan. The records were compiled by Jeanne S. Morgan, founding member, executive director, and chair (1978-1980) of the Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts.

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee
Dates:
1998-2000
Size:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9597
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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Creators:
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff
Dates:
1907-1983
Size:
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ritcandr2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, professor, writer, and post-World War II Monuments Men Andrew Carnduff Ritchie measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical material, including materials and photographs concerning his military service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the U.S. Army; correspondence, including letters from numerous artists; writings; committee and organization files; exhibition and project files, teaching files; printed material; and photographs, including portrait images of Ritchie taken by Hans Namuth.

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