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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
1972-1982
Size:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 394
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the creation and work of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, the Secretary's chief deputy and operations officer of the Institution. Some records from the Office's administrative predecessor, the Office of the Under Secretary, are included as well. Researchers should note that the Assistant Sec...

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Creators:
Wildenhain, Marguerite
Dates:
1930-1982
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wildmarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California ceramicist and educator Marguerite Wildenhain measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1982. Found within the papers are biographical sketches; correspondence with patrons, students, and colleagues, including Eugene Anderson, T. S. Eliot, and Gerhard Marcks; writings by Wildenhain and others; designs for pottery and other artwork; one scrapbook; news clippings, exhibition catalogs, and scattered printed material. Also found are photographs of Marguerite and Frans Wildenhain, Pond Farm, workshops, exhibitions,and artwork, as well as two film reels depicting Wildenhain lecturing and in her studio. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes photographs and negatives of Wildenhain's works of art, circa 1960-1970, (many in the collection of Forrest L. Merrill or Luther College) taken by David Stone and photographs at Pond Farm, circa 1980. Additional photographs are of Wildenhain and her works of art, circa 1950 (possibly taken by Otto Hagel).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1954-1979
Size:
25.58 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 503
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were primarily created by the Office of Exhibits, 1954-1969; the Office of Exhibits Programs, 1969-1973; and the Office of Exhibits Central, 1973-1979. They document a period of intense exhibition activity at the Smithsonian Institution and its bureaus. Especially well represented are permanent and special exhibitions at the...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1986, with related records from 1879-1899 and 1965-1976
Size:
163.32 cu. ft. (160 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (34 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the work of the assistant secretary for Museum Programs. The office directed the operations of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Office of Exhibits Central, Office of the Registrar, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and the Institution's functions under ...

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Videocassettes (Betamax)
20 CD-Rs
6 Electronic discs (DVD)
65.09 Linear feet
50 Floppy discs
147 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2000
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his first year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memorand...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-223
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his seventh year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memora...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
1972-2014
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-218
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Office of International Relations and its predecessors, the Directorate of International Activities and the Office of International Activities, respectively, in regard to office budgetary matters and the coordinating of internationally-focused Smithsonian proje...

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Creators:
Nivola, Costantino, 1911-1988
Dates:
circa 1938-2009
bulk 1950-1980
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
12.18 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.nivocost
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and design teacher Costantino Nivola measure 2.1 linear feet and 12.18 GB and date from circa 1938 to 2009, bulk 1950 to 1980. The papers document Nivola's career in Italy and New York through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional activities, project files, printed material, photographs, and audio-visual recordings in digital format.

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