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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997
Dates:
1931-1997
Size:
33.3 Linear feet (83 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of Conrad M. Arensberg, anthropologist, university professor, and anthropological consultant. Included are correspondence; published and unpublished writings; research materials, including notes, correspondence, diaries, charts, drafts, interviews, research plans, reports, project proposals, and bibliographic cards; speeches; pamphlets; articles from newspapers and periodicals; course materials, including bibliographies, lecture notes, reading lists, assignments, exams, project proposals, and syllabi; curriculum vitae; date books; scholarly papers and publications of other scholars; and photographs.

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Creators:
Cooper, William Arthur, b. 1895
Dates:
1918-1941
Size:
1 Microfilm reel (500 items)
Collection ID:
AAA.coopwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection of William Arthur Cooper papers contains biographical materials; correspondence conerning portrait commisions, art lectures, and exhibitions; financial records including account books and receipts; notes and a report concerning Cooper's "good will" tour; Cooper's publication Educating Through Fine Arts, and his book A Port...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1981-2004
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Susan Ostroff, Museum Specialist, documenting her exhibition activities in the Division of Cultural History and, prior to joining that Division, as museum specialist in the Collections Support Office at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Ostroff participated in exhibition planning tea...

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter. interviewee
Size:
18 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9597
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:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1933-2016
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial and professional activities of photographic history collection staff in the Division of Culture and the Arts at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), with earlier records dating back to when the staff was in the Division of Information Technology and Society, the Division ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1953-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic ...

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Creators:
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952
White, Nelson C.
Dates:
circa 1851-1961
Size:
4.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.whitnels
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.

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Creators:
American Ornithologists' Union
Dates:
1871-1994, with related records from 1845
Size:
50.5 cu. ft. (101 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7440
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For a brief history of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), see Record Unit 7150, American Ornithologists' Union Collection, 1883-1977. These records supplement Record Unit 7150, both in extending coverage in early records and providing records from the mid-1970s. Particularly noteworthy are early records of presidents - especially Joel ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2007
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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