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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1982
Size:
6 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S15
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 15, Holidays and Celebrations contains approximately 500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards holidays, celebrations, and travel in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Dates:
circa 1889-1894
Size:
3 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-12
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of William Henry Holmes and others, probably archeologists, at the paleoindian Piney Branch Quarry site in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.

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Creators:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943
Dates:
1902-1960
bulk 1932-1942
Size:
8.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brucedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Edward Bruce papers measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1902 to 1960, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1942. The collection documents Bruce's work as an artist, art collector, exhibition juror, and federal government art administrator, particularly his tenure as Director of the U. S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. Well over one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence with artists, art collectors and dealers, arts associations, galleries, and government officials, including President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Creators:
Denig, Edwin Thompson, 1812-1858
Dates:
ca. 1853
Size:
37 Items (drawings pasted onto 19 mounts, graphite and ink, mounts 18 x 22 cm.-36 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2600B1
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These are the original drawings that accompanied Edwin Thompson Denig's 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." The drawings depict utensils, tools, game pieces, plants, warfare, hunting, a tipi, a scalp dance, and a map. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 2009
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2009
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:
Strohmeyer & Wyman
Young, R.Y.
Underwood & Underwood
American Stereoscopic Co.
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Dates:
circa 1893-1904
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0402
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is composed of two series: (1) 22 stereographs by several publishers, many of which relate to or were actually printed from negatives in the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection; and (2) a pamphlet. The fourth group of cards illustrates certain aspects of how stereographs were used by various companies, including two...

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Creators:
Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913
Dates:
1882-1913, with related materials to circa 1965
Size:
0.1 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7321
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Lester Frank Ward's paleobotanical research and his work as Honorary Curator in charge of the United States National Museum (USNM) collection of fossil plants. Also included are letters concerning his official duties with the United States Geological Su...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1957, 1964-1975
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Department of Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Civil History, consist of administrative files including memoranda and correspondence concerning exhibits, general museum and departmental policies, the acquisition of objects, and the search for a curator; general correspondence with donors, researchers...

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Creators:
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dates:
1963-1992
Size:
68 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files from Robert Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). These records contain memoranda and correspondence from various zoos, parks, aquariums, animal farms, and breeding grounds within the United States. Materials also include a variety of information on various ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1989-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials associated with the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs (only five are represented i...

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