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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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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:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1962-1983
Size:
26.16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (14 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 554
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of records documenting the publicity and planning of exhibitions and the museum as well as special events held at the museum, usually in connection with an exhibition. Materials include newspaper clippings; press releases; histories of the Patent Office Building; files on designation of the American Art/Portrait Galle...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
1958-1985
Size:
8.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 618
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records deal in some degree with Howland's work as Head Curator but mostly describe his assignment as a Special Assistant. Records include wide correspondence with furniture dealers, professional organizations, learned societies, historical preservation groups, and prospective donors. There is also some material documenting Howland's ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1964-1978
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 448
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, photographs, and slides which document the design and installation of exhibitions at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and the Renwick Gallery. Of special interest are records concerning the Patent Office Building (POB) Opening, 1968 and the exhibition America as Art, 1976. The records al...

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Creators:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991
Dates:
1910-1988
Size:
13.72 Cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0104
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the personal papers and memorabilia of Arthur Raymond Brooks. It includes photographs, correspondence, documents, and certificates relating to Brooks' aviation career, as well as personal correspondence, photographs, and diaries (1907-87).

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Creators:
Kaplan, Flora S.
Dates:
1951-2012, bulk 1969-2012
Size:
134 sound recordings
31.5 Linear feet (72 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2015-21
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Flora S. Kaplan papers document her field work, research, and professional activities from 1951-2012 (bulk 1969-2012) and primarily deal with her work as the director and founder of New York University's Museum Studies program and her field work in Benin and Mexico. The collection consists of correspondence, research files, book files, photographs, sound recordings, ephemera, and writings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, International and Environmental Programs
Dates:
1962-1975
Size:
32.5 cu. ft.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 218
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:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1880-1950
Size:
220 Cubic feet (700 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0055
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection forms a documentary record of over half a century of the history of radio, with the greatest emphasis on the period 1900-1935. The collection includes materials that span the entire history of the growth of the radio industry. It is useful for those historians and other researchers interested in technological development, economic history, and the impact of applications of technology on American life.

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Creators:
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922
Dates:
circa 1826-1978
bulk 1879-1922
Size:
1.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dowarth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Arthur Wesley Dow measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1826-1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1879-1922. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the landscape painter, printmaker, photographer and educator. Papers include correspondence, diaries, writings, lecture notes, clippings, catalogs, ephemera, artwork, and photographs.

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