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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:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1884-1931
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 1 oversize folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Salvation
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Salvation Army forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 Cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes information about Samuel P. Langley and his colleagues, as well as documentation of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and his assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts regarding Langley's aircraft, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the Aerodromes, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight and the Langley "Waste Books."

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Creators:
Norman, Irving, 1906-1989
Norman, Hela
Dates:
circa 1920-2010
Size:
10 Linear feet
142.32 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.normirvi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Irving and Hela Norman measure 10.0 linear feet and 142.32 GB and date from circa 1920 to 2010. The papers document the career of painter Irving Norman through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, curators, art galleries, and museums; writings, exhibition records, personal business records, printed material, personal photographs, and photographs of his artwork. Also found are numerous audio and video interviews of Irving and Hela Norman. Some of the materials, interviews and photographs are digital.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1979-2010
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-278
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration and activities of the National Air and Space Museum, Exhibits Design Department. Major topics include planning, reporting, evaluation, and policies. Materials include reports, policies, standards, planning documents, memoranda, meeting minutes, newsletters, and related materials...

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Creators:
Alexander, Robert, 1923-1987
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)
Dates:
1938-2015
Size:
11.7 Linear feet
1.01 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.alexbob
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of poet, artist, and ordained priest Robert Alexander and the records of Venice, California's Temple of Man measure 11.7 linear feet and 1.01 GB, and date from 1938-2015. The papers and records document Alexander and the Temple of Man, which he founded in 1960 to serve as a meeting place for a community of artists, poets, and musicians. The collection contains biographical material pertaining to Alexander, Temple of Man administrative records, correspondence and artists files, project files, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
FY1998-FY2007
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the intellectual property rights of services rendered by contractors for the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS). Materials include signed copyright agreements, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1974-1987
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of the files of W. Donald Duckworth and Catherine J. Kerby as Special Assistants to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs to coordinate the development and construction of the Museum Support Center (MSC). The records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, blueprints, bids, fiscal records, shop dr...

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Creators:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996
Dates:
1938-1997
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1975-2003
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, catalog text, itineraries, fact sheets, checklists, meeting agendas, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes and related records. Records are ...

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