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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Dates:
circa 1850-1943
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7441
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of papers documenting the research of both Stejneger and Baur on tortoises. Much of the Baur material was created during his research for the planned USNM monograph on North American tortoises. The papers consist of correspondence, notes, manuscripts, lists, newspaper clippings, photographs, negatives, and drawings. ...

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Vogt-O'Connor, Diane
Vogt-O'Connor, Diane
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934
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Dates:
circa 1878-1879
Size:
3 Albumen prints (color, 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Three handcolored albumen prints, one of Kamata Yashiki Garden in Tokyo; and two depicting Japanese women: one attributed to Baron Raimond Von Stillfired of Austria (1839-1911), circa 1879, depicting Japanese women in an architectural setting, and the other attributed to Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880's), circa 1878, showing two seated Japanese women...

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St. Felix Sisters
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1880-1904
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0294
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This scrapbook contains newspaper reviews & theatre programs in which the St. Felix Sisters are named, and which covers the period from April, 1880 to November, 1898. The scrapbook also contains a newspaper article on the death of President Garfield, and article about Greenwood Cemetery where many "stage artists" were buried in the public lots, an...

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Creators:
Green, Freddie, 1911-1987
Dates:
1930-2006
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1453
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Green's life and work, especially his nearly fifty years as rhythm guitarist with Count Basie's orchestra.

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Creators:
Jessee, Mark
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883
Dates:
1800-1915; undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It primarily consists of sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles, and personal papers.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Enterprises
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-264
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the World War 2 National Capital Flyover, an event marking the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, 2015. To honor the 16 million who served in the United States (U. S.) armed forces during World War 2 and to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U. S. vict...

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Creators:
Polykoff, Shirley
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Dates:
1990.
Size:
1 Cassette tape
0.3 Cubic feet (1 document box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0474
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Oral history describing her career in advertising, especially the creation of the Clairol advertisement "Does She or Doesn't She?" in the 1950s.

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Creators:
Neubacher, Britton
Novak, Eve
Craig, Karen
Quinonez, Torie
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Dates:
1979-1997
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1473
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, at the grass roots level, the "third wave" of the feminist movement in the early 1990s.

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Creators:
Schneider, Wilhelm, 1902-1990
Dates:
between 1937-1940
Size:
84 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 box), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
158 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
158 photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Wilhelm Schneider (1902-1990) to document his experiences as a missionary for the Swiss Basel Mission in Cameroon, 1937-1940. The photographs document the culture of the Weh people and their neighbors in the Cameroon Grassfields during the 1930s. Activities include a funeral ceremony, hair braiding, house building, bridge crossing, food preparation, drum playing, knife sharpening, cotton spinning, field work, market selling and preaching. Architecture depicted includes chiefs' palaces, compounds, a mission school house, shrines and villages. Portraits include chiefs, kings, members of the secret society, kweifo, with their adornments, and other people showing dress, masks, ornaments and scarification.

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