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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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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:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
Size:
1068 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

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Creators:
Cornell, Joseph
Dates:
1804-1986
bulk 1939-1972
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cornjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) measure approximately 24.9 linear feet and date from 1804 to 1986 with the bulk of the material dating from 1939-1972. The collection documents the life, work, interests, and creative activities of the self-taught artist, who was best known for his shadow box constructions, assemblages, and collages. Papers include correspondence, diaries, source material, notes, writings, photographs, printed material, two- and three-dimensional ephemera, art works, and books, as well as a limited amount of legal and financial records, and some miscellaneous personal and family papers. The collection also includes the papers of his sister, Betty Cornell Benton, relating to the handling of Cornell's estate and the personal papers of his brother, Robert Cornell.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1994-2011
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-194
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the oversight and review process at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in regards to exhibitions, public programs, symposia, websites, productions, and performances. In particular, the activities of the Exhibitions and Program Committee (EPC) which was created in 1996. The EPC ...

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Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
15 videotapes (Reference copies). 23 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9536
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:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1974-1999
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loan requests denied or withdrawn. Materials include correspondence, loan request forms, and black and white photographs.

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Creators:
Draper, John Christopher, (chemist), 1835-1885
Draper, Henry, 1837-1882
Draper, John William, 1811-1882
Mora, José Maria, ca. 1846-1926
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Dates:
circa 1826-1936
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0121
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents and photographs related to the scientific careers of members of the Draper family. Includes publications of the University of the City of New York, with which the Drapers were associated, reprints of papers by John William Draper, F. Melloni, John C. Draper, and Henry Draper, publications of the New York Meteorological Observatory, photographs of the observatory, rare scientific photographs, including photomicrographs (paper prints) by the Drapers, correspondence addressed to Daniel Draper, certificates, diplomas, and other documents.

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Creators:
American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Dates:
1988-2005.
Size:
10.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0591
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains entries by engineering firms and U.S. and local government entities in the AAEE annual competition, "Excellence in Environmental Engineering". The competitions are divided into categories: research, planning, design, operations/management, small projects, and university research. Each entry includes technical descriptions of the project, t...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati...

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