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Creators:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Dates:
1932-1984
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Thomas Carr Howe papers measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1984. Howe was director of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for nearly 40 years, and he served as one of the Monuments Men in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The collection documents Howe's MFAA work in Germany and Austria locating and recovering cultural artifacts and artwork stolen by the Nazis. There is significant correspondence with friends and colleagues, as well as fellow Monuments Men such as Samson Lane Faison, Edith Standen, and George Stout. The papers also includes reports, inventories of stolen artwork, maps, annotated photographs, a scrapbook, and photographs. The papers also document Howe's later work at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1998
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1998
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. Assistant Director for Collections
Dates:
1955-1999
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Assistant Director for Collections, Janet Gomon. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other administrative materials pertaining to National Museum of Natural History collections.

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Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997 interviewee
Dates:
1974-1975
Size:
7 audiotapes (reference copies). 11 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9505
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:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
Dates:
1972-1986, with related records from 1879-1899 and 1965-1976
Size:
67.7 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Management. Horticulture Services Division. Office of the Director
Dates:
1989-2003
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-245
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the subject files of Nancy J. Bechtol, Director, Horticulture Services Division (HSD), 1995-2002, and document her work as director and her relationship with other offices and museums throughout the Smithsonian Institution, her involvement in special events, her association with professional associations, and her ...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Exhibits and Outreach
Dates:
1974-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, created and maintained by David Jenkins, Associate Director, Office of Exhibits and Outreach (previously Associate Director for Interpretive Programs), document his professional activities and ideas for educational activities as well as development of new and improvement of existing exhibitions and the upkeep and safety of ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1988-1991
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes used in the production of "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 mi...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director
Dates:
1962-1998
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of general subject files relating to National Zoological Park programs, facilities, and administration; and issues of animal welfare, conservation, zoological parks and aquariums. These files were created and maintained during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Mat...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director during the tenure of Director Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include files pertaining to meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, research trips, events, media interviews, and visits to foreign and domestic zoological parks and aquariums ...

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