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Dates:
1865–1870
Size:
44 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M869
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 44 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M869. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the state of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–70. A few of the records are dated as early as 1863. The records consist of 38 volumes and approximately 30 cubic feet of unbound records. The volumes include letters and endorsements sent, registers of letters received, and orders issued. The unbound records consist mainly of reports, letters received, and applications for restoration of property. The documents were primarily created or received by the Assistant Commissioner and his assistant adjutants. A few of the documents were created or received by Capt. Alexander P. Ketchum, one of Commissioner Oliver Otis Howard's staff officers, who was sent to South Carolina to mediate a dispute over restoration of abandoned land on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

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Creators:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1776-1967
bulk 1830-1930
Size:
6.14 Cubic feet (consisting of 13.5 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Hardware
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: Hardware 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:
Mowry, Eli, 1880-1970
Dates:
undated
Size:
151 Photographs (black and white silver gelatin prints)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

One hundred fifty one photographic prints and postcards, compiled by the family of Eil Mowry during their residence in Pyongyang between 1909 and 1940. Photographs were taken mostly by Eli Mowry and son David Mowry, although a number of the photographs apparently derive from commercial sources. Prints are primarily black and white silver gelatin pr...

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Creators:
Newell, Louis Belmont
Kenjockety, Frank
Dates:
1886-1940
Size:
2 Linear feet
39 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.025
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American [entertainers] Frank Kenjockety (Cayuga), also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer including remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.

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Creators:
Kingsolver, John Mark
Dates:
1962-1992
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

John M. Kingsolver (1925-2013), a coleopterist, served as a Research Entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), USDA from 1962 to 1992. These papers document his career with SEL and his research on seed-beetles. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence.

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter
Dates:
circa 1965-1986
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Shropshire's biophysics research and professional activities. Materials concern his work with the International Solar Energy Society and his activities as coordinator and editor for the Smithsonian's Einstein Colloquium, "The Joys of Research."

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1954-1970
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The majority of the records date from the creation of the Department in 1964, but they include material from the divisions of the Department of Zoology at the then United States National Museum which later became the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. The records include internal correspondence concerning travel, departmental committees, h...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
2000-2002
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of the traveling exhibition "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, facilities reports, condition reports, schedules, graphics, brochures, clippings, press books, floor plans, scripts, wall texts, installation images,...

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