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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:
Evans, John, 1932-
Dates:
1957-2012
bulk 1970-2012
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
1 Gigabyte
Collection ID:
AAA.evanjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and 1.00 GB and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters are from mail artists, often with embellished envelopes and include and a digital version of Collected Essays by John Held, Jr. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, mail art shows and events, Ray Johnson's death and memorial tributes to him. The most thoroughly documented mail art project, "John Evans Fake Collages," is of unknown origin. In addition, there are a few items relating to projects conceived by Evans and more substantial documentation of projects initiated by Christina Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1983-2009
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual recordings featuring the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and its staff, activities, events, research, exhibitions, and objects. Some materials were created by NMNH and others were created by news media and radio, television, and video production companies. Included in this accession are int...

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The major part of the collection, series 1-4, contains nearly 28,000 glass plates, including original stereoscopic negatives, interpositives, and both negative and positive non-stereoscopic plates used to produce lantern slides and paper prints. The photographs were taken all over the world. The majority are from the Underwood & Underwood active fi...

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Creators:
Carriker, Melbourne R. (Melbourne Romaine), 1915-2007
Dates:
1934-2007
Size:
30.8 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research and professional activities of Melbourne R. Carriker, marine malacologist. Carriker's research interests included snails, oysters, clams, invasive species of mollusks, marine mariculture, and estuarine ecology. Much of Carriker's research focused on South America, where he was ...

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Fishman, Charles
Dates:
1940-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
20 Cubic feet ( 31 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of noted American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, through a donation from his former manager, Charles Fishman.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1986-1987
Size:
32.48 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (17 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents various Office of Design and Construction projects. Materials include blueprints and specifications. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, National Museum of American History (formerly National Museum of History and Technology), Conservation Analytical ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department
Dates:
1947-1979, with related records from 1902
Size:
102.06 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (7 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 532
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:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1750-1965
undated
Size:
11.35 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 8 folder, 30 oversize folders, 17 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tobacco
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: Tobacco Trade and Industry 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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1985-1991
Size:
18.58 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 594
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edwar...

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