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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Sims, George W.
National Anthropological Archives
Dates:
1896-1981.
Size:
5 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Sims's activities as a traveler and his interest in historic restoration. It includes forty-one notebooks, 6,000 color slides, a smaller number of photographic prints, forty-one stereo view cards, and three boxes of personal papers and ephemera. While some images are personal, the majority form a documentary record of various subjects and places and provide biographical information on Sims.

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Creators:
Slaughter, Lenora, 1906-2001
Dates:
1935-1967
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1227
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of Lenora Slaughter's personal papers dating from 1935-2001. Materials primarily document her reign as director of the pageant, post-retirement activities, and other beauty pageants.

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Gensel, John
Morgen, Joe
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0763
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Duke Ellington, once owned by Ellington's publicist Joe Morgen: Morgen's correspondence, much of it relating to appearances by Ellington; photographs; some financial records; some music manuscripts of Ellington's; concert and theater programs; a film of Ellington at the White House in 1969 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon; and press releases and newspaper and magazine articles.

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Creators:
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Asch, Patsy
Wood, Richard Carver
Dates:
1935-1978, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0964
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs taken by Wood including persons prominent in the New York City social, literary, and theatrical fields. Other subjects include architecture, landscapes, still life, dunes, military, and theater in the United States and other countries.

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Albert, Ethel Mary, 1918-1989
Dates:
1940s-1960s
Size:
8.33 Linear feet (24 boxes)
8 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.1990-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.

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Creators:
Kondratas, Ramunas A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Dates:
1979-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1134
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of pamphlets, books, and a wide variety of printed matter and ephemera relating to HIV/AIDS. The collection was principally assembled by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution curator Ramunas Kondratas.

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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Creators:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (331 boxes, 2 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...

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Creators:
Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998
Shepard, Judy
Shepard, Dennis
Dates:
1976-2019, undated
Size:
14.1 Cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) a gay man who was a victim of a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming October 1998 resulting in his death. His death gained national and international attention leading to the formation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and eventual passage of federal hate crime legislation (The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act), signed into law in October 2009.

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Creators:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)
Salo, Matt, Dr.
Haberstich, David E., 1941-
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015
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Dates:
1985 - 1986
1930 - 1943
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0204
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains 273 silver gelatin photoprints (Series 1), most of which apparently were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, contemporaneously with the original negatives. All are 8" x 10" or slightly smaller, unmounted except for flush mounted linen on the backs of some prints. The photographs were made primarily in two locations, Ne...

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