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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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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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Creators:
Cole, Gordon E. (advertising executive)
Dates:
1879-1899; 1926-1964
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0371
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, speeches, clippings, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks related to advertising.

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1893-circa 1955
Size:
2.71 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4250
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Papers include: diaries and extracts from diaries, account books, a scrapbook, letters received, lectures, reminiscences and brief manuscripts, field and work reports, notes on recording techniques and the preservation of Native American music, musical transcriptions, bibliographic notes, library items, tone photographs, a mouth organ (pitch pipe), and a slide rule.

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Creators:
Terrell, William Dandrige, 1871-1960s (radio communication specialist)
Dates:
1911-1965
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0097
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents W.D.Terrell's life, specifically his work as Chief of the Radio Division in the Commerce Department. Terrell was responsible for monitoring the institution of radio into the nation's defense forces.

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Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Mangione, Chuck, 1940-
Dates:
1972-2009
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1151
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting the career of musician Chuck Mangione.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1991-2005
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery (NPG), in the course of her work on the exhibition, Hans Namuth: Portraits. This exhibition explored the forty-year career of Namuth as he photographed America's leading painters, sculptors, writers, m...

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Creators:
Booth, Virginia
Dates:
1936-1999, undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0729
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Virginia "Jimmie" Booth's career as a buyer for Lord and Taylor, where she worked for Dorothy Shaver. Papers include correspondence; photographs; original drawings by designer Clare Potter; printed material including articles, magazine advertising and catalogs; a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning
Dates:
1969-1977
Size:
3.41 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 341
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence between Slocum and various persons and organizations he dealt with in carrying out his duties. They also document some of his personal interests, notably numismatics and the work of the English Speaking Union.

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