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Dates:
2005-2006
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (2 half document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9619
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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. P...

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1900 - 1989
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes materials on other world's fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and Disney.

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Vose Galleries of Boston
Dates:
circa 1876
1890s-1996
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
25.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vosegall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Vose Galleries of Boston measure 25.6 linear feet and date from circa 1876, 1890s-1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1920s-1930s. Nearly 90 percent of the collection documents the gallery's handling of American paintings and portraits through incoming and outgoing business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, including considerable correspondence with portrait artist Alfred Jonniaux and clients regarding commissioned portraits. Other materials include client files; artists' biographies; records of sales, consignments, framing, restoration, and banking, mostly from the 1940s-1960s; and scattered exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and postcards. Also found is a handwritten manuscript regarding the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA and a 1991 videotape about the Vose Galleries and its founding family.

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Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Dates:
1880-1993
bulk 1947-1980
Size:
19 Cubic feet (66 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1242
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approximately 28,000 photographic negatives, slides, prints and other materials documenting Bethlehem Steel Corporation's iron ore mining operations. The photographs were taken by Richard "Jay" Angelo, a Bethlehem Steel Corporation photographer. The majority of the photographs depict Bethlehem's mining operations at its Cornwall and Morgantown, Pennsylvania mines. A smaller number of negatives document operations in western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan and Ontario. The negatives depict aerial views, blasting operations, tunneling, equipment and infrastructure, machinery, employees working, company personnel, and company-built community facilities. The collection documents the complete operations of a major, historic mining operation over four decades.

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Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Content Note The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris...

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Creators:
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Dates:
1920-2000
bulk 1942-1990
Size:
17.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davigene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the artist Gene Davis measure 17.7 linear feet and date from 1920-2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1942-1990. Papers document Davis's personal life and his career as an artist and educator, as well as his career as a journalist in the 1940s and 1950s, through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, business records, estate records, writings by and about Gene Davis, printed materials concerning Davis's art career, personal and art-related photographs, and artwork by Davis and others.

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Creators:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013
Dates:
1932-2014
bulk 1960-2014
Size:
24.2 Linear feet
1.73 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.antostep
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of American sculptor Stephen Antonakos measure 24.2 linear feet and 1.73 GB and date from 1932-2014, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2014. The collection documents Antonakos's pioneering work in neon, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, project files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
Dates:
1808, 1825-1878, and related papers to circa 1903
Size:
40.67 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (68 document boxes) (5 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (5 3x5 boxes) (32 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Joseph Henry Collection documents Henry's personal, professional, and official life as well as some activities of his family members. Included are records from his time teaching and doing research at the Albany Academy (1826-1832) and at the College of New Jersey now Princeton University (1832-1846). There are likewise many materials ...

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