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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1989-1998
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the professional activities and official travel of the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Biodiversity Program, Don E. Wilson, 1990-2000. Records created prior to 1990 were created and transferred by Wilson upon his assumption of the Directorship. Materials include meeting and conference ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 3-8, 1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1979
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:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1985-1988
Size:
42.24 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, memoranda, and other material documenting the activities of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Robert McCormick Adams, primarily for FY 1986. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
circa 1835-1974 and undated
Size:
0.68 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7220
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of a small amount of notes, lists, and illustrations in the Archives, and a much larger quantity of field notes, catalogs, and records kept in the Division of Fishes, Cataloging Room.

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Creators:
Jett, Ruth M.
Dates:
1914-2014
Size:
7.8 Linear feet
0.242 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.jettruth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1988-1997
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, funding, and execution of the exhibition Distemper: Dissonant Themes of the Art of the 1990s. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research materials, images, photographic permissions, checklists, brochures, fundraising information, floor plans, lecture notes, floppy dis...

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Creators:
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dates:
1961-1995
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-191
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of Edward J. Maruska, who served on the Board of Directors from 1973-1980, and as President, 1978-1979, of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA), which was renamed the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in 1994. Materials include Maruska's correspondence...

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M
Dates:
circa 1927-2009
Size:
83.1 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the life and work of Warren M. Robbins, covering a wide swath of his life, from his early career in the Foreign Service to his work in cross cultural communications and African art. A prolific writer, Robbins correspondence with such people as Maya Angelou, Ernie Barnes, Saul Bellow, Eliot Elisofon, Otto Fried, Buckminste...

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The major part of the collection, series 1-4, contains nearly 28,000 glass plates, including original stereoscopic negatives, interpositives, and both negative and positive non-stereoscopic plates used to produce lantern slides and paper prints. The photographs were taken all over the world. The majority are from the Underwood & Underwood active fi...

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1967-1989
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 390
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records include incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda from Zora Martin-Felton and other staff of the Education Department, as well as program reports, budget justifications, and planning statements. These materials are scattered throughout the records and have many chronological gaps. The records also describe the development ...

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