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Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research fil...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1972-1984 & related records, 1971-1978
Size:
23 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 392
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Under Secretary's involvement in all aspects of the Institution's operations from the perspective of a senior policy-maker, as well as contacts with governmental, corporate, and private bodies with which the Smithsonian interacted as it conducted its affairs. A few records deal with Brooks's work as Deputy Under Secr...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1981-1993
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of David Warren, Deputy Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and document project related activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; meeting minutes; collections management information; reports; contract proposals; NMAI construction ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1982-1988
Size:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the ...

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Creators:
Vasquez, John G.
Dates:
1942 - 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0942
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document independent inventor John G. Vasquez. The papers include drawings, sketches, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and prototypes for two of Vasquez's inventions.

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Creators:
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-
Dates:
circa 1920-1988
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sotoanto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection documents the career of painter and illustrator, Antonio Sotomayor, his interest in Latin American art and artists, and his association with the San Francisco arts community. Materials found in the collection include letters, writings, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material and photographs.

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Creators:
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004
Dates:
1953-2010
Size:
3.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.searchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American sculptor and painter Charles Searles measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The collection documents his career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, artwork, photographs, and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies
Dates:
1983-1990
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Office of American Studies, particularly its head, Wilcomb E. Washburn, and concern scholarly conferences, papers given, book reviews, and related correspondence.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2001
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2001
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:
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Condon, Eddie, 1905-1973
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Dates:
1895-2001
Size:
25 Cubic feet (75 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Gabler's involvement in the recording industry and the evolution of Commodore Records. The documentation begins with the Commodore Radio Shop through its evolution to Commodore Music Shop. The collection also includes the beginnings of the Commodore record label and information detailing Gabler's 30 years as staff producer and later Vice-President in Charge of Artists and Repertoire at Decca Records (1941-1974). There is a small collection of black and white photographs chronicling the early years at the Commodore Music Shop, as well as jam sessions, often held at Jimmy Ryan's on 52nd Street. The collection also includes a vast array of audio recordings (mainly audiodiscs).

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