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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2017
Size:
1 cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2017
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:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Guest Services
Dates:
1983-2007
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-214
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes recorded during the Friday Noon Lecture Program at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as well as other lectures organized by the NMNH, Office of Education and, beginning in 2006, its successor office, NMNH, Office of Guest Services.

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Creators:
American Ornithologists' Union
Dates:
1871-1994, with related records from 1845
Size:
50.5 cu. ft. (101 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7440
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For a brief history of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), see Record Unit 7150, American Ornithologists' Union Collection, 1883-1977. These records supplement Record Unit 7150, both in extending coverage in early records and providing records from the mid-1970s. Particularly noteworthy are early records of presidents - especially Joel ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Projects and Procurement Department
Dates:
2003-2006
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-292
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1984-2004
Size:
11.69 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. The records are arranged by exhibition title, followed by the exhibition ID number and the dates of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Exhibits Committee
Dates:
1961-1991
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 366
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and plans and photographs of exhibitions and exhibition halls. Also included are some scripts of label text from various NMNH exhibitions. The bulk of the records are from the years 1970-1985, with a few items from 1987 and 1989.

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Creators:
Reed, Theodore H. interviewee
Dates:
1989-1994
Size:
35 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9568
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1978-1982
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document arrangements for the exhibition George Washington: A Figure Upon the Stage, in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington, which took place at the National Museum of American History in 1982. Materials consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to proposals ...

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Creators:
American Association of Museums. Registrars Committee
Dates:
1985-2008
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums. The Registrars Committee's mission is to foster understanding, communication, and cooperation among registrars and other museum professionals; increase professionalism through training, education, and...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1970-1990
Size:
13.4 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (10 oversize document boxes) (5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession is a continuation of Accession 91-082 and consists of project files documenting the renovation or improvement of facilities for the Smithsonian museums. These records include blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence (primarily with contractors), payroll sheets, estimates, progress and inspection reports...

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