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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
circa 1990-1995
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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Creators:
Ludins, Ryah, 1896-1957
Dates:
circa 1920-1950
Size:
0.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ludiryah
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The porfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s.

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
3.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1958-1978
Size:
11 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 277
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, generated by John C. Ewers, Assistant Director, 1959-1964, and Silvio A. Bedini, Assistant Director, 1965-1972, and Deputy Director, 1972-1978, document the role of these positions within the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) administrative hierarchy. A small portion of the records also covers Ewers' position ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1955-1990 and undated
Size:
31.73 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 363
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains a variety of records documenting the planning, design, and production of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the NMNH. It also contains smaller amounts of records concerning exhibitions held at the National Museum of History and Technology, National Air and Space Museum, National Collection of Fine Arts, Anacostia ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Engineering
Dates:
1886-1956
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 297
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Division of Engineering and its predecessors. Included is early correspondence between curators and administrators of the USNM and the Smithsonian; an incomplete general correspondence file, R-Z, circa 1904-1919; annual and quarterly reports of the Division; histories of the Division of Technology, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1988-1996, 1999-2001
Size:
13.08 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (3.08 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of film, videotapes, and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early ...

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1989
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1989
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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