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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
1998-2006
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio and video of Heritage Month programs, including Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's History Month, National American Indian Heritage Month, Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and African American History Month. Materials include video tapes and audio cassettes. This collection also includes scanned images ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1974-1989
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 631
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the museological work of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP) among its various constituencies - international, national, and local. The records focus on training for smaller museums in all aspect of museum work, including security, registration, conservation, graphics, education, development, and the like.

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Creators:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Polcari, Stephen
Dates:
1993 April 9
Size:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording, analog)
45 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.barnet93
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1993 April 9, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art, in Barnet's studio, at 15 Gramercy Park, New York. Barnet talks about his education at the Boston Museum School and the Art Students League; art education after the Abstract Expressionists; the development of his own work between the 1930's and...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Dates:
1968-1992
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 584
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the...

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Special Events
Dates:
1998-2004
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document major special events at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), such as the opening of the Cultural Resources Center, the groundbreaking ceremony for the NMAI building on the Mall, the NMAI Welcome Center opening, the Topping Out Ceremony for the NMAI building on the Mall, and the ...

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Creators:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972
Dates:
1934-1972
Size:
61.03 Linear feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel Cutler Freeman was an amateur Seminole specialist and research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Her papers also reflect field work among the Arapaho, Shoshoni, Navaho, Pueblo, Hopi, Kickapoo, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, and the music and chants of Africa, including those of the Maasai, Zulu, and Pygmies. A small amount of material relates to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was a member. Correspondents include several Seminole Indians and government officials, personal acquaintances, organizations, and associates of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Creators:
Tucker, Toba
Dates:
1981, 1995-1997
Size:
23 Photographic prints (Cibachrome)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.030
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 23 prints that were shot by photographer Toba Tucker of Diné (Navajo) portraits and landscapes from 1981 and Pueblo portraits from 1995-1997.

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Creators:
Thorpe, Grace F.
Dates:
1900-2008
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
2,175 Photographic prints
166 Negatives (photographic)
27 Nitrate negatives
113 Slides (photographs)
5 Contact sheets
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.085
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Grace F. Thorpe Collection (1900-2008) includes documents, photographic prints, slides, negatives and other materials that encapsulate the breadth of Grace Thorpe's life and work as a WWII veteran, Native rights activist, and dedicated daughter, mother and family member. This includes material from her personal, military and professional life. ...

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Creators:
Nelson, George L.
Dates:
1920-1925
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.018
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the posession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. Chief George L. Nelson was born and raised in Indian Neck, VA.

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