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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Channel
Dates:
2007-2009
Size:
1.25 cu. ft. (1.25 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-011
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Series and programs include "Aerial America" "All Dolled Up;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "America's Greatest Monuments;" "America's Hangar;" "America's ...

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Child, Edwin Burrage, 1868-1937
Dates:
1902-1936
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chiledwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The photographs of painter Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.

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Schaefer, Bertha, 1895-1971
Dates:
1909-1975
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schabert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Bertha Schaefer papers and gallery records measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1909-1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1965. The collection documents the Bertha Schaefer Gallery as well as Bertha Schaefer, the interior designer, through correspondence with artists and galleries, artist files, client files, exhibition material, printed material, financial material, biographical material, photographs, and six scrapbooks.

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Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2009-2012
Collection ID:
Accession 12-559
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of four blogs maintained by the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). "Africa Underground," crawled June 8, 2012, promotes an occasional event series of the same name. Africa Underground opens the doors of the National Museum of African Art after hours for the public to enjoy the museum's exhibitions and features per...

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Creators:
Luboshez, Ferris
Dates:
1945-1972
bulk 1945-1949
Size:
664 Items (photographs and negatives, black and white and color)
1 Item (newspaper clipping)
1 Item (museum catalog)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1992.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs and a newspaper clipping, ca 1945-1972, documenting the Chinese art collection of Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, formed substantially during the 1945-1949, while Luboshex served in the Department of State. Documented are works dating from the Neolithic (ca. 5000-ca. 1500 B.C.) to the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912); and a catal...

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Creators:
Cummings, Steven M.
Dates:
1993-2005
Size:
0.06 Linear feet (1 oversize folder)
11 Photographic prints (Gelatin silver., 16 x 16 inches)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-043
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from 1993-2005, contains 11 gelatin silver photographic prints by Steven M. Cummings. The images depict mostly African-American men in scenes of daily life in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Textiles Department
Dates:
circa 2003-2009
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the development, planning, and execution of exhibitions curated by the Textiles Department during the tenure of Matilda McQuaid, Curator, 2002- , and Susan Brown, Assistant Curator, c. 2001- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance; Design Life Now: Nation...

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Creators:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Dates:
1984-1990
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1219
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily black-and-white photographic prints and photographic negatives created by Pat Bress and Chuck Bress in the late 1980s. The photographs depict jazz musicians and singers performing at two Washington, D.C. night clubs, Charley's Place and Blues Alley, in challenging lighting situations. Also, a box of correspondence and miscellaneous writte...

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