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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1972-1984
Size:
201.4 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 613
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizat...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-172
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records pertaining to the construction and architecture of the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources Center (CRC), the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC), and Mall Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, bid reviews, budget records, planning files, design information, and meeting ...

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Creators:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014
Dates:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Size:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hedgjimm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Press
Dates:
1931, 1956, and undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of Smithsonian Institution buildings, such as the Natural History Building, the National Gallery of Art (West Building), the Arts and Industries Building, and the Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle"). Images also include Smithsonian objects on display, depicting interior views of Smithsonian bu...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park
Dates:
1887-1966
Size:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 74
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The earliest records concerning the National Zoological Park date from 1887. They were kept by the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1890, when they were transferred to Holt House, the Park's administrative headquarters. During the late 1960's the records were transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution...

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Creators:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
Dates:
1860s-1978
bulk 1890-1937
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tannhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the expatriate African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from the 1860s to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1937. Found in the papers are scattered biographical, family, and legal materials; twenty-seven folders of correspondence with family, friends, patrons, and galleries; writings and notes by Tanner and others; a small amount of printed material; numerous photographs of Tanner, his studio in Paris and home in Trepied, Normandy, his family, friends, fellow artists, and his artwork. Additional photographs include a circa 1890 shot of Tanner with fellow students at the Académie Julian and another depicting Tanner with members of the American Art Club in Paris, circa 1900. Also found are a few sketches and drawings.

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Creators:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Dates:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Size:
25.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.conswmgp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1994
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994. Smaller amounts of records were created during the tenure of Director Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
1988-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture (OUSHAC). Prior to April 14, 2008, the functions of OUSHAC were carried out by the Office of the Under Secretary for History and Culture and the Office of the Under Secretary for Art. The majority of records wer...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1990-1994
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records of the Deputy Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Douglas E. Evelyn. Materials include chronological files, 1990-1991; incoming correspondence, memoranda, and brochures, 1992-1994; outgoing correspondence, 1992-1994; travel reports, 1992-1994; budgetary files; ...

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