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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
1994-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-205
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, grant requests, agendas and meeting notes, press releases, reports and publicity pertaining to NMAA's [now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)] participation in the national Museum Educational Site Licensing Project. Also included are materials related to the formation of AMICO and the...

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Creators:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company
Dates:
1891-1947
Size:
45 Cubic feet (189 boxes, 110 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0975
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the company's photo and negative archives; miscellaneous trade publications; G. Turnwald notebooks; technical memoranda; trade literature; operating manuals; parts books; Nordberg company history; machinery proposals; order books; time records; Chain Belt Company catalogs; and blueprints used in the shops.

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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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Creators:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Dates:
1878-1964
Size:
20.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivinwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers, 1878-1964 (20.5 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. The collection contains some Ivins' family papers including family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs.

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Creators:
Rau, Charles, 1826-1887
Dates:
1859-1886
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence from Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and scientific organizations, colleges, and libraries concerning archeological specimens and Rau's articles sent to the Smithsonian for publication; membership certificates; acknowledgment for books sent; formal death notices; a memorandum of agreement between ...

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Creators:
Clime, Arthur W.
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 framed photograph
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-58
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph in a copper-shell frame with an arch-shaped viewing window. The photograph is a portrait depicting a possibly American Indian woman with her hand to her forehead looking into distance.

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Creators:
History of Science Society
Dates:
1966-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files about the Isis Current Bibliography, a published index to Isis, a publication sponsored by the History of Science Society. These files were created and maintained by the index's editor, John Neu. Materials document the publication of the four cumulations of the annual bibliographies; the establishment of t...

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Creators:
Wright and Wright Printers
Dates:
bulk 1889, 1894
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0059
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two newspapers put out by the printing firm of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Included here is one copy of volume 1, number 18, July 13, 1889 of West Side News, a weekly newspaper of which Wilbur was the editor and Orville the publisher. Also included is one copy of volume 1, number 5, November 17, 1894 of Snap-Shots at Curr...

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Creators:
Benson, J. L. (Jack Leonard)
Dates:
ca. 1985
Size:
0.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bensj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Unpublished manuscripts, undated: "William Merritt Post: A Painter of Light in the Marshes" and "The Earliest Drawings of William Merritt Post, both containing photographs to illustrate the text; and biographical notes on Post. Also included are photocopies of 2 articles by Post, 1909 and 1910.

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Creators:
Chapman, Suzanne E.
Dates:
1934-1991
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chapsuza
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material including an account "Studies and Career" (3 p.), a resume, bibliography, and a Master Craftsman award certificate from the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 1977; letters, 1948-1991, regarding Chapman's catalog drawings, an exhibition at the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, and her promotion to associate curator in the Museu...

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