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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
1994-2013
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of videotapes featuring news related stories about exhibitions, special events, and curatorial activities at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Some noteworthy videotapes include television interviews with Roger G. Kennedy, former Director of NMAH; coverage of opening events for the Duke Elli...

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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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:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
Dates:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Size:
11.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alexjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
3.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
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:
Simmons Company
Dates:
1892-2000
Size:
9 Film reels
88 Cubic feet (172 boxes, 16 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0731
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1 includes: news articles about the company and the Simmons family; photographs of the machinery, factories, factory workers, products and showrooms; annual reports; various corporate periodicals; audit reports; patents; and materials relating to sleep research conducted by Simmons. Series 2 includes product catalogues, scrapbooks of adverti...

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Creators:
Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)
Dates:
circa 1875-1890s, 1924-1988
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Rex Stewart Papers consist of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, genealogical records, newsclippings, periodicals, and ephemera materials that document the life and career of Rex Stewart, as well as the history of jazz from the perspective of one who witnessed first-hand the genre's "golden era". The collection is organ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Dates:
1988-2000
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively. Of particular ...

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Creators:
Lisle, Laurie
Dates:
1902-1990
Size:
3.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lisllaur
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson measures 3.4 linear feet and dates from 1902-1990. The collection consists of copied biographical papers, recordings, correspondence, and printed material related to O'Keeffe, and 97 recorded interviews related to the life of Louise Nevelson. The outcome of Lisle's research on O'Keeffe resulted in her book, Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe (1980); and on Nevelson, Lisle authored, Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life (1990).

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