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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1978, 1986-2004
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Valerie Neal, Curator, pertaining to the design, development, execution, and installation of the exhibition "Where Next, Columbus?." The exhibition marked the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's voyage and considers the possibilities for future space exploration. Some records ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1981-1991
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Office of the Director budgetary activities for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy. Materials include outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Federal and Trust Fund budget submissions, allocations, year-end requests, and final account balances; ...

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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 Flat boxes
60.25 Linear feet (145 boxes)
23 Computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 Sound recordings
2 Map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1985-1992
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-072
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document administrative activities in the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include the outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda of Roger G. Kennedy, Director, 1980-1992; records pertaining to budgets, exhibition planning, and other administrative issues of the departments and divisions under NMAH; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1927-2009
Size:
83.1 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the life and work of Warren M. Robbins, covering a wide swath of his life, from his early career in the Foreign Service to his work in cross cultural communications and African art. A prolific writer, Robbins correspondence with such people as Maya Angelou, Ernie Barnes, Saul Bellow, Eliot Elisofon, Otto Fried, Buckminste...

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Creators:
Anthropological Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1879-1993
Size:
32 Boxes
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4821
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The record of the Anthropological Society of Washington concern its organization, membership, and management of its business affairs. Records of its early meetings include not only minutes but also summaries--and at times almost complete papers--of its talks and discussions. Often these are manuscripts written by the speakers. There are also small quantities of documents concerning many of the national and local developments in which the society was involved. In addition, documents of the 1950s and 1960s concern the society's special publications and special programs that often involved appearances by outstanding anthropologists from outside Washington.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-1999
Size:
40 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the programs and activities of National Zoological Park (NZP) offices and departments during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, departmental reports, meeting minutes, planning files, research propo...

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