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Creators:
Anacostia Museum. Exhibits Department
Dates:
1967-1984, 1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory for approximately first ten years of operation, and describes the mission, philosophy, planning, and construction of the facility. The records contain planning materials for many of the museum's early exhibitions, which reflect the involvement of ...

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Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Creators:
Albert, Ethel Mary, 1918-1989
Dates:
1940s-1960s
Size:
8.33 Linear feet (24 boxes)
8 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.1990-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.

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Creators:
Blackwelder, Richard E.
Dates:
circa 1947-1970
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records documenting Richard E. Blackwelder's role in the establishment and early history of the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ), including files created during his tenures as President and Secretary. Also included are other professional files of Blackwelder concerning lectures, projects, publications, ...

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Creators:
Henderson, Edward P. interviewee
Dates:
1984-1985
Size:
16 audiotapes (reference copies). 26 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Dates:
bulk 1973-2013
1947-2018
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.heldjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and a collection of biographical material presented by Held at a Mail Art Study Day held at the Archives of American Art in 2018.

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Creators:
Paeff, Bashka, 1894-1979
Dates:
1920-1981
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.paefbash
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Bashka Paeff measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1981. The small collection documents her work as an artist in Boston, Massachusettes, through biographical material, two diaries, printed material, and photographs of Bashka Paeff and her artwork. Also found are an autograph book containing signatures and notes from MacDowell Colony members, one clippings scrapbook, and four photograph albums, including one from a trip to Europe in the 1920s.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Dates:
1864-1980
Size:
4.57 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of various materials transferred from subject files in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum library. In the first series are files assembled by researcher Brooks Adams during the development of the exhibition Hair, which was on view at the museum from June 10 through August 17, 1980. Also included are exhibition files for The ...

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Creators:
Bertelsen, William
Dates:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Size:
4.68 Cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Public Information Officer
Dates:
circa 1969-1991 and undated, with material from 1959
Size:
11 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 416
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created and collected by Thomas R. Harney and primarily document exhibitions, research, and public programs at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). They include news releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, and related materials concerning permanent and special exhibitions at NMNH; a biographical ...

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