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Creators:
Schopf, Thomas J. M.
Dates:
circa 1963-1984
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7429
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consists primarily of Schopf's personal correspondence with professional colleagues and friends, and his extensive research, laboratory, and field notes. Also included in these papers are documents regarding grant proposals, classes at Lehigh and Chicago, Schopf's involvement in professional societies, and administrative records ...

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Creators:
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)
Dates:
1959-2008
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer documenting administrative, fund raising, research, and outreach activities at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), a portion of the National Zoological Park (NZP). Wemmer served as Curator-in-Charge, 1975-1977; Associate Director for Conservation, 1978-2004...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1957, 1964-1975
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Department of Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Civil History, consist of administrative files including memoranda and correspondence concerning exhibits, general museum and departmental policies, the acquisition of objects, and the search for a curator; general correspondence with donors, researchers...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Education and Visitor Experience
Dates:
circa 1980-2016
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Jewell Robinson, Public Program Coordinator, who was responsible for public programming at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Documented in this collection is the series entitled Cultures in Motion, which acquainted adult audiences with the NPG collection by bringing its sitters to life through ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1999
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1999
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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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Textiles
Dates:
1976-1991
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 539
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of departmental correspondence and office memoranda from 1976 to 1991. Files for 1984 and 1988 are missing. The records were created mostly by Milton Sonday and Gillian Moss, and concern subjects such as exhibition loans, textile scholarship, catalogs and publications, public inquiries, the donation and acquisition o...

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Dates:
1921-1979
Size:
13 Linear feet (26 boxes, 2 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.2006-22
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of this collection documents the professional life of Ruth Leah Bunzel from the 1940s to 1970s. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research files, teaching materials, card files, artwork, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000
Dates:
circa 1930-1980
Size:
5.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.merrfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts administrator Francis Sumner Merritt measure 5.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1980. The bulk of the papers document his career as the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Included are biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and notes, professional files on Haystack and other institutions, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research
Dates:
1970-1996
Size:
10 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research of J. (Jonathan) D. Ballou, Population Manager and a conservation geneticist. Animals documented in this research include Bali mynahs, grizzly bears, oryxes, tamarins, maned wolves, cheetahs, ibex, California condors, small-clawed otters, tigers, Przewalski's horses, black palm c...

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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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