Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
This accession consists of microfilms and microfiche of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files previously transferred to the Archives. The film includes copies of material in accessions 89-106, 91-018, 91-082, 91-114, 92-068, 92-138. Researchers should consult finding aids to these collections for further description of materials listed here by project number.
Capital Account Files
This accession consists of records documenting financial planning and administration for the repair, restoration, and construction of Smithsonian Institution facilities. Materials include correspondence, budgets, minutes, agenda, floor plans, and other related materials.
Archives of American Art sound recordings
Recordings of meetings, lectures, symposia, and other events sponsored by or documenting organizational activities of the Archives of American ArtAAA) events .
These records consist of administrative files of the Program, including a large volume dealing with loans to the White House. Other records relating to the Lending Program can be found in Record Unit 453, the Office of the Registrar.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Patrick H. Sears documenting facilities, departments, contracts, signage, budget, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, reports, budget files, black-and-white photographs, meeting agendas, and project memoranda lists.
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers
The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.
The Garden Club of America collection
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, the Silver Hill Facility, the Smithsonian …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Albert G. Horvath, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration, 2011- . Materials predating his tenure as Under Secretary were created and maintained by Alison McNally, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration, 2007-2010, or were compiled for background and reference purposes. These records relate to …