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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1983
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This Collection contains the records from the discontinued Division of Performing Arts, which began in 1967 and ended in 1983. The Division of Performing Arts was formed with the creation of the first Festival of American Folklife, and handled such events as music and theater performances, festivals, holiday celebrations, and the Children's ...

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Creators:
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986
Dates:
circa 1915-1970, with related papers from 1899
Size:
16.36 cu. ft. (32 document boxes) (1 5x8 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7222
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers concern Schultz's personal and professional life and include notes, correspondence, research data, sketches, manuscripts, meeting programs, clippings, and published works concerning general ichthyology; ichthyological nomenclature; sharks and shark attacks; professional societies; expeditions, particularly the Bikini survey a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
40 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibitions. Varying amounts of material are included, such as itineraries, slides, news clippings, scripts, news releases, shipping documents, correspondence, photographs, lists, brochures, videotapes, audiotapes, etc. Some materials are in electr...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection
Dates:
circa 1921-1989
Size:
26.91 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 359
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to publications, exhibitions, acquisitions, numismatic conferences in foreign countries, and materials on loan; annual reports of the Division of Numismatics; budgetary files; American Numismatic Association convention information; exhibition scripts for the Hall of Monetary ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
1923-1954
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (21 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 85
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1958-1973
Size:
51.69 cu. ft. (102 document boxes) (1 16" x 20" box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are mainly subject files kept by Bradley and Brooks in their capacities as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary and concern the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, renovation of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board (NAFMAB), legislation affecting the Smithsonian, N...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Grasses
Dates:
1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Size:
13.84 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (13 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the history of the agrostology section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (1901-1939), and the Section of Grasses, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1912-1963) at the time Albert Spear Hitchcock and Mary Agnes Chase worked for the USDA and the USNH, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1978-2012
Size:
14.27 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-358
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in regard to the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of the major traveling exhibitions "In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," ...

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Creators:
Hindle, Brooke
Dates:
circa 1944-1985
Size:
43 cu. ft. (43 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7363
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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