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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
2008
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of newspaper clippings about Smithsonian Institution museums, curators, exhibitions, and events. Materials include clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
circa 1971-1972, 1977-1978
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created by Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary, to study the feasibility of establishing a national furniture museum. Materials include newspaper clippings; correspondence with museums, furniture manufacturers, authorities on American furniture, and furniture trade industry; feasibility ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1983, 1986-1990
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of edited exhibition scripts, outlines, and designs for mostly Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES); memoranda to and from other bureaus within the Smithsonian Institution; correspondence between curators and exhibition designers; drawings, sketches and architectural and electrical designs for...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
2003-2005
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of newspaper clippings about Smithsonian Institution museums, curators, exhibitions, and events. Materials include clippings.

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Creators:
Mehring, Howard, 1931-1978
Dates:
circa 1931-1978
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mehrhowa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Howard Mehring measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1931-1978. This small collection of documentation on Mehring's career includes graduation and birth certificates; letters to Mehring from his mother, dealers, lawyers and clients; and childhood photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1988-2006, 2013
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, documenting his exhibition planning, development and production activities in the Division of Culture and the Arts, including records that date from when he was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of C...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
1987-1989
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records pertaining to budget planning, requisitions to Congress on budgetary formulations, and priorities for distributing funds to the museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, congressional budget submissions (narrative), federal budget requests, trust fund information, employment plan worksheets, and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
2014
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of articles and clippings about Smithsonian Institution museums, curators, exhibitions, and events.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development and production of the exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which, prior to 2000, was known as the National Museum of American Art. The exhibition featured daguerreotypes from public and priva...

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