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Creators:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Dates:
circa 1877
Size:
9 Albums (circa 4000 prints, albumen (some copies))
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4420
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Albums probably assembled by William Henry Jackson, mostly containing portraits of American Indian delegates in Washington, D.C. and photographs made on US Geological Surveys (including the Hayden and Powell surveys). Photographs from the field include John K. Hillers' photographs of the Southwest, photographs of Fort Laramie (possibly by Alexander...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Guest Services
Dates:
1983-2007
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-214
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes recorded during the Friday Noon Lecture Program at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as well as other lectures organized by the NMNH, Office of Education and, beginning in 2006, its successor office, NMNH, Office of Guest Services.

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Creators:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896
Dates:
circa 1896
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession T89001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of manuscript drafts for chapters on the unpublished volume concerning the history of American science. These appear to be earlier drafts of manuscripts found in Record Unit 7050, collection division 6 (Box 24).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Exhibits Committee
Dates:
1961-1991
Size:
3.7 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 366
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and plans and photographs of exhibitions and exhibition halls. Also included are some scripts of label text from various NMNH exhibitions. The bulk of the records are from the years 1970-1985, with a few items from 1987 and 1989.

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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
1931-1935
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of miscellaneous drawings from the Department of Entomology at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include drawings, illustrations, and reprints.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Assistant Director for Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1984-1993
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-019
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Lawrence O'Reilly was appointed Associate Director for Exhibits in 1984 and was placed in charge of the planning and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The position of Associate Director for Exhibits was abolished in 1994. This accession consists of records documenting the planning for and production ...

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Creators:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923
Dates:
1873-1939
Size:
19 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4558
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1990-2007
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting publicity activities surrounding exhibitions, events, research, development, and other aspects of the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, press releases, brochures, images, reports, architectural drawings, notes, and related materials. S...

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Creators:
Challinor, David, 1920-2008, interviewee
Dates:
1999
Size:
27 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9599
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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