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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M
Dates:
1923-2009
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the Museum of African Art which became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. The records document his early life growing up in Worchester, Massachusetts; his work in the Foreign Service;...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Phanerogams
Dates:
1920-1961
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 230
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists; colleagues; friends; herbarium curators; directors of arboreta; private collectors of plants; and publishers; and they concern specimen identification; recommendation of books to be used for identification of plants; requests for reprints; purchase and acquisi...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Decorative Arts
Dates:
1967-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 282
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the administration of Janet Thorpe, Assistant Curator, 1967-1969, and Associate Curator, 1969-1973, and Catherine Lynn Frangiamore, Assistant Curator, 1969-1974. Also, included are materials concerning Thomas E. Lennox, Assistant Curator, 1964-1967; J. Stewart Johnson, Curator, 1974-1976; and David R. McFadden, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Department of Education
Dates:
1987-1999
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of cassette audiotapes and U-matic videotape recordings of lectures presented by staff members of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), as well as guest lecturers, at docent training classes. The lectures provide information on the Museum's permanent and temporary collections, and the history of African art a...

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Creators:
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, 1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Lisa Taylor, Director, Smithsonian Associates (TSA), 1966-1968, and Director, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM), 1969-1987. These materials document her personal correspondence and professional activities as well as her transition from TSA to CHM and the administration of CHM. Materials include c...

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Creators:
Light, Ken
Dates:
1989 - 1993
Size:
0.01 Linear feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-039
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1989 to 1993 and measures .01 linear feet, includes portraits of African Americans and depictions of African American religious life. The collection is comprised of photographic prints.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning
Dates:
1969-1977
Size:
1.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 341
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence between Slocum and various persons and organizations he dealt with in carrying out his duties. They also document some of his personal interests, notably numismatics and the work of the English Speaking Union.

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Creators:
United States National Museum, Property Clerk
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
2.1 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 78
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain correspondence of the Property Clerk concerning requisitions, orders, solicitations of business, and administrative memoranda concerning operation of the Department of Property and Supplies. They also include early phone bills of the Smithsonian and annual reports of the Property Clerk which contain inventories of supplie...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1937-1968 and undated
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 88
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of records created by Kellogg during his tenure as Director of the United States National Museum, 1948-1962. Also included are files kept by Kellogg in his capacity as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962, and Research Associate in Vertebrate Zoology, 1962-1968. Records prior to ...

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Creators:
Opper, John , 1908-1994
Dates:
1926-2011
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
0.057 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.oppejohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of abstract painter and teacher John Opper measure 1.4 linear feet and 0.057 GB and are dated 1926-2011. The papers contain both professional and personal corespondence, including letters from immediate family. Biographical materials consist of essential data including passports, birth and death certificates, and curricula vitae. Some geneological documents are in digital format. Personal business records relate to the artist's Bowery Street and Amagansett studios, and to art sales through the Grace Borgenicht Gallery. A scrapbook contains newspaper clippings. Additional clippings, group and solo exhibition catalogs and announcements documenting Opper's career, and galley sheets of a children's book illustrated by Opper are included among the printed material. Photographs are of Opper, his family, friends, and paintings. Digital photographs depict the artist and relatives. The collection also contains a few pen and ink drawings by Opper.

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