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Creators:
Simmons Company
Dates:
1892-2000
Size:
9 Film reels
88 Cubic feet (172 boxes, 16 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0731
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1 includes: news articles about the company and the Simmons family; photographs of the machinery, factories, factory workers, products and showrooms; annual reports; various corporate periodicals; audit reports; patents; and materials relating to sleep research conducted by Simmons. Series 2 includes product catalogues, scrapbooks of adverti...

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Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 ((journalist))
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943
Dates:
1891 - 1988
Size:
8.6 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence (both of Nicola Tesla and Kenneth Swezey), copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, from 1890-1972 collected and assembled by Swezey.

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Creators:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896
Dates:
1857-1962
bulk 1857-1899
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.warnolin
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1968-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-016
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of directors Charles Nagel (1964-1969), Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000), and Marc Pachter (2000- ). Materials include correspondence, memoranda and related information.

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Cron, Rosalind
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Piney Woods School
Moon, Dixie Hardy
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Dates:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
1979-2010
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-151
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Bruce C. Craig, Director of Research and Planning. Records pertain to education awards and grants; councils and committees; programs; and his work with outside museum organizations. Some materials date to when the office was named the Office of Museum Programs and the Center for ...

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Creators:
Harris, Nancy H.
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
1909-1958
bulk 1909-1928
Size:
258 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
308 Lantern slides (black & white, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
1,446 Photographic prints ((contact prints) (5 vols.), black & white, 6 x 13 cm. or smaller )
46 Photographic prints (black & white, 48 x 58 cm. or smaller.)
556 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate stereographic negatives , black & white, 6 x 13 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Judge Emile E.O. Gorlia during five journeys through the Belgian Congo and two vacation leaves, one in Belgium and one in the Canaries Islands, 1909-1928 and at the World Exposition in Brussels (1958). The collection dates from 1909-1958. His first mission was from January 1910 to January 1912; the second, from February 1915 to March 1917; the third, from December 1917 to April 1920; the fourth, from November 1920 to February 1923 and, the fifth, from March 1926 to December 1928. For his first four missions at Lusambo in the Kasai province, district of Sankuru, Emile Gorlia was acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance. During his fifth and final mission, he was promoted as president of the Court at Albertville in the ditrict of Katanga. Judge E.O. Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer with the advantage of not only traveling extensively around the state but also with the privilege of being able to afford the time and money to produce a prolific number of images. His images illustrate with great detail the full experience of a government official in mission in the Belgian Congo, starting in Antwerp at the pier of this Belgian harbor and taking up his duties at Lusambo, an administrative town in the hearth of th Belgian congo. The majority of images are of the following Belgian Congo districts, Lower Congo, Kassai, Sankuru, and Katanga. They include the cities of Banana, Boma, Matadi, Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Lusambo, Luebo, Dilolo, Albertville (now Kalemie) in the Belgian Congo, Brazzaville in the French Equatorial africa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tabora and Kigoma in tanganyika, Dakar in Senegal, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Port Said in Egypt and finally Casablanca in Morocco. There are also images of villages scenes and portraits of the Tetela, Songye, Luba, Kanioka, Lunda, Chokwe, Pende, Bangala and Kuba. Also included are images of the natural environment as the Congo river, the Kasai and Sankuru rivers, the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the savanna-woodland of the western part of the Katanga district as well as as the south part of the Sankuru region.

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Creators:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26
Size:
148 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (5 min. 29 sec.), digital)
Collection ID:
AAA.noguch73
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1987-1995
Size:
6.69 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-109
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting workshops, training courses, professional outreach activities, and administrative matters of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP). Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Jane R. Glaser, Director, 1975-1989; James E. Sims, Acting Director, 1989-1990; Rex M. Ellis, Director, ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1961-1996
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 346
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files of both Zisfein and Lopez as Deputy Director. Included are administrative subject files, chronological correspondence files, and files on Guggenheim fellowships, 1979-1986. Some correspondence was created by Toni E. Thomas, Special Assistant to Donald S. Lopez.

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