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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1989-2001
Size:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of traveling and other special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21rst Century;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1967-1989
Size:
12 Linear feet
392 Sound recordings (50 open reel 1/4" sound recordings ; 5 microcassette sound recordings ; 337 audio cassette sound recordings)
266 Video recordings (1 Super 8 film reel ; 152 open reel 1/2" video recordings ; 3 U-matic 3/4" video recordings ; 110 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection contains video and audio recordings of events, talks, and ceremonies hosted at or by the Anacostia Community Museum. It also contains audiovisual PR materials for the museum and its events. The collection includes recordings of a wide array of events, including the opening of the Anacostia Community Museum, award and dedication cere...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Superintendent of Construction for the United States National Museum Building
Dates:
1903-1911
Size:
24.02 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (5 tall document boxes) (11 folders oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 81
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Building Construction Records, 1894 - 1919 (bulk 1903 - 1911), document the process and methods used to construct the National Museum Building that is now known as the National Museum of Natural History. These records primarily refer to the management of the construction aspects of the project, documenting specifications ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1958, 1975-1987
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 541
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records pertain to the exhibitions of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, beginning with the first held under the auspices of the Smithsonian, Immovable Objects/Lower Manhattan from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in June 1975, and ending with Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, which closed in September 1987. In addit...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1860-1908
Size:
76.58 cu. ft. (151 document boxes) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of the correspondence is directed to Goode, with lesser amounts to True, Walcott, and Rathbun. Also, a small amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, (Baird, 1878-1887; and Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906) but is generally referred to the Assistant Secretary for response. Much of the material is...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
circa 1964-1997
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of accepted Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program grant records, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; grant applications; applicant proposals; financial repor...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1967-2004
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and project files of Brian Frederick Kensley, Research Zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology from 1978-2004. Kensley specialized in the systematics of decapod and isopod crustaceans, and was chairman of the Department from 1991-1995. A significant portion of these records document Ke...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1994-2014
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-270
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015. Some materials date from when Molella was the Depa...

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Creators:
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, 1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Lisa Taylor, Director, Smithsonian Associates (TSA), 1966-1968, and Director, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM), 1969-1987. These materials document her personal correspondence and professional activities as well as her transition from TSA to CHM and the administration of CHM. Materials include c...

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