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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
1986-1988
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums and documents dealings with various other Smithsonian Institution administrative offices, museums, and related organizations such as the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the White House Historical ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Symposia and Seminars
Dates:
1969-1980
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-192
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Wilton Dillon, Director, documenting the planning and execution of symposia and seminars sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Symposia and seminars documented in this accession include "D. C. Research Seminar on Popular Culture," "Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America," ...

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Creators:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010
Dates:
1923-1994
bulk 1945-1994
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pennchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.

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Creators:
Ashton, Dore
Dates:
circa 1928-2014
1849
Size:
35.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ashtdore
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

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Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet (150 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Dates:
1838-1885
Size:
4.37 cu. ft. (6 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Several reports covering the scientific work of the expedition were made, and most were published. One of the exceptions was the ichthyology report, which Charles Pickering was originally assigned to prepare. It was delayed, however; and by the middle of 1849, Jean Louis Agassiz had been placed in charge of the work. Due to the pressures of hi...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Community Services Department
Dates:
1991-1998
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials which document Museum Training Workshops (MTW) conducted by the Community Services Department. Topics covered in workshops include museum stores, planning and developing cultural and educational programs, fundraising, collections care and management, curatorial methods, tribal archives, and facilities ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1973-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-050
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting workshops organized by the Office of Museum Programs for museum professionals. Materials include workshop series program files including course descriptions, course objectives, agendas, faculty lists, workshop materials, correspondence, memoranda, and surveys.

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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
24.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.8 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Size:
14 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
15 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection includes news programs, television shows, and music recorded from local and national radio and television broadcasts as well as prerecorded programs, such as The Negro Texans and Alex Haley Lecture for the Doubleday Lecture Series. Anacostia Community Museum does not hold the copyright of the broadcast programs and prerecorded progr...

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