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Creators:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996
Dates:
1921-1997
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 1921 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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Hobson, Katherine Thayer, 1889-1982
Dates:
1930-1982
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hobskath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Katherine Hobson Thayer measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1982. Found within the collection are personal and professional correspondence; writings on art and anticommunist activities; printed materials; sketches; and photographs and slides of Hobson, her friends, and her artwork.

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Creators:
Numismatics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Bratter, Herbert Max, 1900-1976 (economist)
Dates:
1890s-1975
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0137
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the working files and home movies of Herbert M. Bratter, a financial specialist, and his professional career. The materials consist of biographical materials (academic and military records), press releases, newspaper clippings; daily, weekly and monthly releases from government agencies; clippings from the Congressional Record on monetary matters such as silver and gold; topical files covering a range of monetary subjects; publications, including writings about the Bretton Woods Conference, scrapbooks, and moving image including home movies.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
circa 1969-1986
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 460
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative files of the Department and documents the activities of its curators, Rand, Mecklenburg, Truettner, and Breeskin. The files contain information about Department relations with other National Museum of American Art (NMAA) offices concerning loans, shipments, requests for information, conservation, ...

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Creators:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919
Dates:
1876-1931
Size:
34 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.freechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Rich...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1986
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-299
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the research, planning, and execution of exhibits by the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Exhibits include the Hall of Petroleum, the Hall of Iron and Steel, and Inventing Standard Time. Some of the materials date to when the department was known as the Division of Indus...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dates:
1919-1986
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Freer Gallery of Art Central Files are comprised mostly of the documentation of routine office procedures. Included in the daily routine were: filling orders for facsimiles of photographs, responding to reference requests seeking information about art and artifacts falling under the domain of the Freer's expertise, the Freer granting ...

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Creators:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012
Dates:
1908-1992
Size:
1.97 Cubic feet (4 legal document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0011
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection, compiled by J. Gorden Vaeth, consists of documents, reports, news clippings, scrapbooks, publications, and photographs relating to rigid and non-rigid airships worldwide.

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Creators:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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