Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
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.
These records consist of contracts, cost estimates, blueprints, correspondence, and reports pertaining to construction projects in Smithsonian facilities. Also included are budget (1981-1982), and administrative files, mostly pertaining to personnel. Museums and buildings include: Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), Renwick Gallery, Cooper-Hewitt …
Leon Golub papers
The papers of painter, political activist, and educator Leon Golub are dated 1930s-2009 and measure 16.5 linear feet and 4.13 GB. His career as a painter and educator – and, to a far lesser extent, his personal interests and activities – are documented by correspondence, interviews, writings by Golub and other authors, subject files, printed and digital material, and audiovisual recordings. Also included are biographical materials, personal business records, and photographs of Leon Golub and wife Nancy Spero. Posthumously dated items are mostly condolence letters, obituaries, printed material, and inventories of his work.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle …
This accession documents in-house projects of the Office of Design and Construction for various Smithsonian buildings. Documentation includes blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, and work progress reports. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of Natural History, Anacostia Museum, Cooper-Hewitt …
Brooke Hindle Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records consist of the official files of Michael Collins as director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1971-1978. To a large extent, the files concern the planning and funding of the new NASM building, its construction, the preparation of exhibits, and the opening of the Museum on July …
This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, the Silver Hill Facility, the Smithsonian …
This record unit consists of master audiotapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 126-186, 1983-1987, and Radio Smithsonian programs 600-749, 1981-1984; and elements, or original, unedited tapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 104-186, 1982-1987, and Radio Smithsonian programs 689-836, 1983-1985.
This accession consists of audiovisual recordings featuring the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and its staff, activities, events, research, exhibitions, and objects. Some materials were created by NMNH and others were created by news media and radio, television, and video production companies. Included in this accession are interviews with …