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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1988
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-125
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Council of Bureau Directors (COBD), 1988. Materials include correspondence, lists of Council members, a brief history of the Council of Bureau Directors, and background material pertaining to meeting topics.

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Dates:
1865–1870
Size:
38 Microfilm
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M843
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 38 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M843. These digital surrogates reproduced the previously un–filmed records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–70. The records consist of 32 volumes and approximately 20 linear feet of unbound records. The volumes include letters and endorsements sent; registers of letters received; telegrams sent and received; special orders, general orders, and circulars; register of persons recommended as inspectors of elections; a register of apprentices indentured; and index books. The unbound series consist mainly of letters received, orders, reports, and freedmen's labor contracts. These documents were created or received by the Assistant Commissioner, the Acting Assistant Commissioner, or either of two staff officers who acted for the Assistant Commissioner.

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Creators:
Lerner, Abram
Dates:
circa 1930-2006
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lernabra
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, curator and painter, Abram Lerner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 2006. The collection is comprised primarily of documents related to Lerner's tenure at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, including the years leading up to the museum's opening in 1974. Also included are professional files and correspondence following Abram Lerner's departure from the museum in 1984, as well as exhibition files, photographic materials and watercolor and sketchbooks reflecting his career as an artist.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
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:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
Dates:
1886-1997
Size:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0666
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines.

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Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
1941-2005
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-014
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative and membership activities of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP). Materials include correspondence; information about annual meetings; program schedules; news bulletins; photographs; budget summaries and financial statements; reports; executive committee meeting minutes...

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Creators:
Jones, Meredith L.
Dates:
1950s-1989
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, notes, research materials, manuscripts, and related materials documenting Meredith L. Jones' research on worms and his curatorial career at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1992-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-154
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, documenting exhibitions created at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by various curators, including Stanley Spencer: An English Vision and Clyfford Still: Paintings, 1944-1960, curated by Demetrion. Materials include correspondence a...

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Creators:
Peterson, Helen L.
Dates:
circa 1944 to circa 1990
Size:
55 Linear feet ((estimated))
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helen Peterson collection includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous administrative documents, financial records, calendars, questionnaires, notes from interviews, survey forms, copies of resolutions, proceedings, speeches, programs, press releases, printed and processed material, and many other types of documents. Mainly these relate to Petersons's career and special interests between 1953 and 1970. There are also a few documents that concern the organizations which Peterson served for periods preceding or following her periods in office. Of special interest are the materials related to the NCAI, many of which supplement the records in that organization's files. The collection also includes documents that concern a wide range of Indian interests and activities.

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