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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1963-1987
Size:
54.58 cu. ft. (54 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 453
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the activities of the Office of the Registrar staff and consists of temporary loan files; temporary exhibition files, including shipping, insurance information, and loan agreements; general correspondence files; administrative files; and the files of the Smithsonian Art Commission, 1963-1975.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1998-2015
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loan requests for works of art which were denied or cancelled. Materials include correspondence, requests for loans, loan agreement forms, outgoing loan receipts, bills of lading, insurance documents, object images, facility reports, brochures, and related materials.

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Creators:
McClellan, Catharine
Guédon, Marie Françoise
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Emmons, George Thornton
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Dates:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Size:
2 Map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-89
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1911-1986
Size:
42 Flat boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S06
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 6: Moving Pictures and Movie Stars forms part of the DeVincent collection. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1967-2000 and undated
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced and collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. Productions in this accession include "Smithsonian at the Capitol" and "House of Wonders." Records also document Smithsonian Institution events (such as the Smithsonian's 150th Birthday ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Enterprises
Dates:
1997-2010
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Created in 2006, Smithsonian On Demand was a partnership between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution to develop, launch, and operate a Smithsonian video programming channel. The partnership's purpose was to widen and extend the reach of the Smithsonian through unique and original programs that utilized Smithsonian collections, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation
Dates:
1946-1985
Size:
15.51 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 528
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. A...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1989-1996
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition files. Materials include checklists; condition reports; budget, shipping, and insurance records; lender files; and general correspondence. Exhibitions include: Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and their New York, 1896-1917, Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, and The West as America: Reinterpreting ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1977-2002
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-129
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, catalog text, itineraries, fact sheets, checklists, meeting agendas, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, videotapes, photographs,...

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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