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Creators:
Wright, A. Gilbert, (Arthur Gilbert), 1909- interviewee
Dates:
1983
Size:
9 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9523
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Creators:
Rogers, John H.
Dates:
1917-1919, 1960s
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a photo album, a memoir, memorabilia, and military records and certificates pertaining to John H. Rogers and his service with the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I.

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Creators:
Amado, Jesse, 1951-
Dates:
circa 1970-2016
Size:
1.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amadjess
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Jesse Amado measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1970 to 2016. The collection is comprised of biographical material, writings and notes, professional files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

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Dates:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Size:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-107
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.

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Creators:
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981
Dates:
1839-1981
bulk 1894-1971
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.emeredit
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.

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Dates:
[circa 1904-1919]
Size:
101 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 18 x 30 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Linen covered family album of dark-brown album stock with 24 page and 101 photographic images ranging from small silver gelatin to large toned albumen ones. There are also several postcards and a pencil-drawing showing the owner on the last page. The album was compiled by the German merchant Paul Schaff, who lived and worked in German East-Africa (now Tanzania) in the years between c. 1904-1915. According to an entry in the album, he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st class for serving as a machine gun gunner under the command of General Lettow-Vorbeck in WWI in East-Africa, when the British fought the Germans and ultimately took over the region. According to a caption and a picture in the album, Schaff returned to Germany in 1919. The captions of the images give several locations in Tanzania, typical for the travels of somebody who worked in the colony. There is a caption under a postcard of a street in Dar es Salaam stating "Daressalam, my old domicile." Other photographs show Schaff in Tanga (1904), in Bukoba (1909), and in Kifumbiro as a soldier (1915). The photographs reflect various subjects to include landscapes (Lake Victoria), towns (Dar es Salaam) personal experiences (such as a Christmas celebration), and Africans. Among the latter are stunning high quality depictions of the Luo, here referred to by the German ethnological term Wagaia, and Maasai with an emphasis on dress and adornment. Another set of pictures shows life in a German military post. There are a few, large albumen prints towards the end of the album, which seem to depict German South-West Africa --judging by the dress of women in two images. These photographs might have been presents. Perhaps the owner of the album took a trip to that colony. Inscribed on the album cover are the words, "Zur Erinnerung an Deutsch-Ost-Afrika" [In memory of German East Africa] and a Maasai shield drawn in china ink and colors in the lower corner of the cover. On one of the last pages, there is the halftone color print of a bugle playing Askari, captioned "Deutsche vergesst nicht Eure Kolonien" [Germans do not forget your colonies]. The pencil portrait of the owner on the last page concludes the story line.

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Dates:
1906-1948
bulk 1907-1928
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0079
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection contains letters, telegrams, brochures, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included with the correspondence are letters written to William J. Hammer, who was an aeronautical pioneer and associated with the Wright Brothers, as well as other individuals including C. R. Peterkin. Additional i...

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Creators:
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946
Dates:
circa 1920, 1943
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pipphora
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of three notebooks, notebook fragments, and two letters written by African American primitive painter Horace Pippin. The three notebooks and notebook fragments contain Pippin's World War I memoirs written in the 1920s, one of which is illustrated by Pippin with six drawings of war scenes. Two letters are dated 1943 and circa 1943. One of the letters is written to "Dear Friends" and begins with "life story of art."; the other is written to dealer Robert Carlen about showing his painting Domino [Game] Players.

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Creators:
Armstrong, Josephine Sloan
Dates:
circa 1908-1920
Size:
4 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.278
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 4 photographs that depict Josephine Sloan Armstrong (Minnesota Chippewa [White Earth, Minnesota]) and her family circa 1908-1920.

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Creators:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928
Dates:
circa 1913
Size:
0.25 Linear feet
3 gelatin silver prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.309
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 3 gelatin silver prints shot by Joseph K. Dixon as part of the Wanamaker Expedition circa 1913.

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