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Creators:
Challinor, David, 1920-2008, interviewee
Dates:
1999
Size:
27 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9599
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities
Dates:
1984-1988
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the interests of the International Center and involvement with individuals and organizations that participate in the activities of the Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, information for International Space Year 1987, photocopies of articles, a membership ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1988-2014
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), previously known as the National Museum of American Art, 1980-2000, as well as exhibitions displayed in the Renwick Gallery. These materials were primarily ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document many aspects of the development and operation of VIARC, especially the administration of the Center's two volunteer corps. The bulk of the material consists of the administrative files of Mary Grace Potter from 1972 to 1987, including general correspondence, memoranda, and budget reports. Of particular note are early ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1987
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-033
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Institution (SI) activities during the term of Dean W. Anderson as Under Secretary in 1987. It includes correspondence, memoranda, information booklets from various museums, audit reports, data concerning traveling exhibitions, appointment log, SI credit card program, management agenda...

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2000
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

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.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1966-2000
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative subject files primarily documenting the operation of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ) under Chairmen Joseph Rosewater, Acting Chairman, 1966; Raymond B. Manning, 1967-1971; David L. Pawson, 1971-1976; W. Duane Hope, 1976-1981; Clyde F. E. Roper, 1981-1985; Roger F. Cressey, 1985-1988; C. W. ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office
Dates:
circa 1969-1991
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda perta...

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