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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
57 cu. ft. (57 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is provided below ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1981-1987
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 504
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials regarding the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States, carried out by the Office of Museum Programs. Some exhibition records are also included, most notably More Than Land or Sky: Art from Appalachia. Other records relating to the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in th...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1982-1990
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 461
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda documenting the activities of the Curatorial Department and its predecessors. Included are general correspondence; correspondence with artists, dealers, and institutions; and the files of Harry Rand concerning his research and curation of The Art of Paul Manship.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1994-2012
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery during the tenure of Deputy Director, Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some of the materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 428
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Management Analysis Office
Dates:
1960-1980, with related records from 1918
Size:
52.5 cu. ft. (52 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 294
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records for the most part date from 1960, when Ann S. Campbell became Supervisory Management Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration. These records include correspondence, organization charts, project reports, audit reports, directives (with background information), various task force minutes, MAO internal...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)
Dates:
1956-1967
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Dire...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Graphic Arts
Dates:
1966-1989
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 476
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files documenting exhibitions organized by the Department of Prints and Drawings and the Department of Graphic Arts, 1968-1987, under the leadership of Moser. Also included is a small amount of material left behind by curators Jacob Kainen and Janet A. Flint. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, label text, obj...

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Creators:
Center for the Study of Man (Smithsonian Institution)
Stanley, Samuel Leonard
White, Wes
Dates:
1966-1982 (a few earlier)
Size:
80.72 Linear feet (191 boxes and 32 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.1980-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Center for the Study of Man (CSM) was a bureau level division of the Smithsonian Institution. These records were maintained by the Program Coordinator, Samuel L. Stanley, and include correspondence, scholarly papers, transcripts, administrative materials, photgraphs, and audio recordings. The materials relate to conferences and programs in which CSM took part.

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