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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1876-2006
1876-2006
Size:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.

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Creators:
Boeing Company
Dates:
1952-1985
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (15 legal document boxes; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of documentation for Boeing's postwar commercial aircraft programs.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Business Management Office
Dates:
1975-1988
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of trust fund payroll cost reports, visitor expenditures and count statistics, blueprints, construction agreements, financial investment analyses, articles, inventory listings, requisition forms for supply or services, protection blotters, sales budget reports, payroll estimates for food service proposals, report of ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1980-2014
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-277
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development, design, installation, and evaluation of exhibitions and other projects at the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, reports, proposals, installation images, object lists, floor plans, architectural ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Friends of the Museum of the Cooper Union
Dates:
1934-1963
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 288
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Friends of the Museum's annual appeals and annual meetings. Included is correspondence requesting donations; invitations to the meetings and exhibit openings; correspondence with guest speakers; receipt and expense reports; copies of speeches given at the annual meetings; and membership lists.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
American Association of Museums. Registrars Committee
Dates:
1989-2004
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records of the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums. The Registrars Committee mission is to foster understanding, communication, and cooperation among registrars and other museum professionals; increase professionalism through training, education, and promotion of high s...

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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1933-1991
Size:
38.69 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports. Also included in this accession are records which document the administrati...

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