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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
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 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:
Tolman, Ruel P, (Ruel Pardee), b. 1878
Dates:
1909-1964
Size:
0.5 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7433
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
1988-1996
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Exhibitions documented include "Indians as Children See Them;" "Tutavoh: Learning the Hopi Way;" "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture;" "This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativi...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 November 11-16
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0610
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Exhibits Media Office
Dates:
1992-2001
Size:
2.56 cu. ft. (2.56 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-294
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of laserdiscs created by the Exhibits Media Office for use in exhibitions. Exhibitions include "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture;" "Ancestral Memories: A Tribute to Native American Survival;" "The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama;" "Memory and Imagination: The Legacy ...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001 October 1
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0792
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately five hours of video footage documenting Harold Kroto, chemist and Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996) discussing carbon structures called "bucky balls" named after architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes. Kroto describes properties and mathematical principles represented by these structures and he discusses his background and winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
DeWitt, John, 1910-1984
Dates:
1962-1979
Size:
1.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dewijohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of federal arts administrator John DeWitt date from 1962-1979, and measure 1.4 linear feet. The collection primarily documents 1970s arts programs sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Found within the papers are correspondence concerning the department's art projects and exhibition files for The American Artist and Water Reclamation, 1972, and America 1976.

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Creators:
Halasz, Piri
Dates:
circa 1950-2017
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
0.179 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.halapiri
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Piri Halasz are dated circa 1950-2017, and measure 1.6 linear feet and 0.179 GB. The collection consists of correspondence with Clement Greenberg and a number of well-known artists; writings including article and book manuscripts, drafts of lectures, talks, and born-digital presentations; interview transcripts and sound recordings; exhibition reviews; research; biographical material; photographs; and printed material documenting Halasz's activities as an art critic, writer and curator.

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Creators:
Traylor, Morton P., 1918-1996
Dates:
1936-2003
Size:
3.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.traymort
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Morton Traylor measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2003. The papers document his career as an artist and administrator of the Virginia Art Institute through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, slides, and albums of artwork by Traylor. Three scrapbooks document his education and early career through clippings, photographs, exhibition materials, and letters.

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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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