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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1994-2011
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-194
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the oversight and review process at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in regards to exhibitions, public programs, symposia, websites, productions, and performances. In particular, the activities of the Exhibitions and Program Committee (EPC) which was created in 1996. The EPC ...

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Dates:
1865–1870
Size:
14,528 digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M844
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 16 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M844. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–70. The records consist of 24 volumes and approximately 7 feet of unbound records. There are 10 volumes of press copies of letters sent, a volume of endorsements, four registers of letters received, a register of monthly rents for school buildings, a volume of reports of persons and articles hired, six volumes of statistical school reports, and a list of teachers. Unbound records consist primarily of letters received by the Superintendent and school reports, but also include contracts, agreements, issuances, and returns of stores.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
1934-1939, 1956-2017
Size:
26.99 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 blueprint storage box) (4 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curator emeritus Richard W. Thorington (1937-2017), who specialized in systematics, evolution, anatomy, and functional morphology in mammals, especially of primates and squirrels. The records primarily document Thorington's curatorial activities in the Division of Mammals at the National Museum of Natu...

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Creators:
Jones, Meredith L.
Dates:
1950s-1989
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, notes, research materials, manuscripts, and related materials documenting Meredith L. Jones' research on worms and his curatorial career at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1992-2003
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of agreements and memoranda of understanding between the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and other organizations. These agreements encompass cooperation in research, collecting, staffing, funding, and training. Materials also include correspondence.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
1975-1997
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program (SFCP) and Smithsonian International Exchange Program (IEP) grant review files, both accepted and rejected, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspond...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 2004
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2004
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Maher, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1922-1987
Dates:
1944-1987
bulk 1954-1987
Size:
7 Sound recordings
6.38 Linear feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-02
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Francis Maher (1922-1987) was an anthropologist with the University of Western Michigan whose work focused on Oceania. The collection documents his field research in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. His field research in Papua New Guinea focused on cultural change in the Purari Delta and the modernist Tommy Kabu Movement (1946-1968). His field research in the Philippines focused on the ethnological and archaelogical history and changes in the Ifugao province. The collection consists of field notes, excavation notes, census data, genealogy charts, grant applications, research files, research proposals, maps, correspondence, manuscripts, sound recordings, and photographs.

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Creators:
Berryman family (Washington, D. C.)
Dates:
1829-1984
bulk 1882-1961
Size:
11.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.berrfami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and to a lesser extent, son Jim Berryman.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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