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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design
Dates:
1975-1995
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition files (arranged mostly in alphabetical order), including proposals, designs, planning and development files, exhibition scripts, photographs and slides of objects and installations, meeting minutes, catalogs, and floor plans. Records also include rejected and accepted exhibition proposals, exhibition ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1970
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that segment of the U. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1977-1990
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that pertain to the Facing the Lights: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes exhibition. Materials Include loan agreements with individuals, historical societies, university archives/libraries, and outside museums; lists of incoming loans, which register name of lender and transportation arrangements ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 29-July 10, 2016
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2016
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:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar.
Dates:
1998-2012
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Office of Registrar. The records relate their work in managing the loan of museum collection items for permanent and traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, facility reports, condition reports, loan agreements, images, schedules, object ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1977-1987
Size:
10.58 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 542
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 Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1999
Size:
29.5 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records of general exhibition (show) files documenting the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. Materials include proposals, budgets, label copy, scripts, production schedules, drawings, floor plans, memoranda, correspondence, catalogs, publicity materials, bibliographies, financial...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Dates:
1998-2005
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loans for artwork from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery. The files are arranged alphabetically by institution. Also included are files for dropped or denied loans. Materials include object lists, correspondence, loan agreements, facilities reports, memoranda, insurance ...

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