Query: Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Curatorial Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1984-2006
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created and maintained by Andrea Nicolls, Assistant Curator and Curator until 2006 at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials include purchase recommendations, exhibition records, correspondence, docent records, intern records, black and white photographs, color photographs, floor plans, and electronic records.

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in Accession 07-081 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Program Files
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of Education and Public Programs
Dates:
1978-2005
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-174
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files created and maintained by Edward Lifschitz. These records document public education programs in African art, history, and culture. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; workshop and symposium information; contractual agreements; reports; evaluation forms; docent training information; docent newsletters; photographs, negatives, and slides; exhibition materials; and events …

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in Accession 07-174 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Administrative Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration
Dates:
1986-2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), with earlier records dating back to when she was Assistant Director of NMAfA. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAfA weekly reports; project files pertaining …

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in Accession 02-210 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
American Academy in Rome records
Creators:
American Academy in Rome
Dates:
1855-2012
Size:
65.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ameracar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Academy in Rome measure 65.9 linear feet and date from 1855 to 2012. The collection documents the history of the institution from its inception in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome, through the end of World War II, and chronicles the contributions the academy has made to America's cultural and intellectual development. Nearly one-half of the collection consists of an unprocessed addition received in 2014 containing records that mostly post-date World War II and include correspondence and subject files of officers and executives based in the New York office of American Academy in Rome.

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in AAA.ameracar for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

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in CFCH.RINZ for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Ruth Landes papers
Creators:
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Wallis, Ruth Sawtell, 1895-1978
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991
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Dates:
1928-1992
Size:
26.5 Linear feet ((63 document boxes and 1 oversized box))
Collection ID:
NAA.1991-04
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Most of Ruth Landes's papers relate directly or indirectly to Landes's American Indian research, her work in Brazil, and her study of bilingualism. There is also a considerable amount of material that relates to her experiences (sometimes fictionalized) at Fisk University. There is only small amount of material related to her other interests. Her collection also has material of and relating to the Brazilian folklorist and journalist Edison Carneiro. There is also noteworthy material concerning Herbert Baldus, Ruth Benedict, Elmer C. Imes, Charles S. Johnson, and Robert E. Park. There is a large amount of printed and processed materials in the collection, mainly in the form of newspaper clippings and a collection of scholarly papers.

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in NAA.1991-04 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of approximately 28,000 glass plate negatives showing views of a variety of subjects.

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in NMAH.AC.0143 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1463 boxes, 33 map-folders, 7 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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in NMAH.AC.0059 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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in NMAH.AC.0205 for Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
Duke Ellington Collection
Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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