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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1965-1987
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 382
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, primarily under the chairmanships of George E. Watson and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., with additional material from the tenures of Philip S. Humphrey, George R. Zug, W. Ronald Heyer, and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. The records include memoranda, correspondence, and subject ...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9550
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1986-2011
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-622
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the office under Deputy Director Carolyn Kinder Carr. Topics covered include donations of artwork, administrative matters, collections management, development, lectures, and the renovation of the Patent Office Building. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, s...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 28-July 7, 1991
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1991
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:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-
Dates:
1882
1923-1997
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bakemild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1970-1983, with records dating from 1934
Size:
48.5 cu. ft. (97 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Joshua C. Taylor as Director, 1970-1981, with small amounts of materials from 1960s. Additionally some records date back to 1934. In addition there is a folder of correspondence with David E. Finley dated 1938-1977. Included are files on museum offices, Smithsonian offices, various art commissions, other ...

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Creators:
Columbian Institute
Dates:
1816-1841, with related papers, 1791-1800
Size:
2.61 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly dated 1816-1830, concerning the founding and operation of the Columbian Institute by Edward Cutbush, Thomas Law, and others. Records document efforts to raise money for a building, publishing projects, and a botanical garden; and to collect natural history specimens. Also included are minutes of ...

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Creators:
Blackwelder, Richard E.
Dates:
circa 1947-1970
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records documenting Richard E. Blackwelder's role in the establishment and early history of the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ), including files created during his tenures as President and Secretary. Also included are other professional files of Blackwelder concerning lectures, projects, publications, ...

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Dates:
1863–1865
Size:
5 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1914
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on five rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1914. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Freedmen's Department (Precursor to the Office of the Assistant Commissioner in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands) for the period 1863–1865. These records consist of bound volumes and unbound records, containing materials that include letters sent and received, operations and ration reports, registers of freedmen, labor contracts, and other records relating to orders issued and received, hospitals, and schools.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
2016
Collection ID:
Accession 17-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of web pages maintained by the National Museum of Natural History that were found to be non-compliant with Section 508 accessibility standards and, as a result, would likely either be removed or revamped. The pages found in this accession may only constitute a very small portion of a website and some features may n...

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