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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research fil...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1981
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1981
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:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
circa 1895-2001
bulk 1898-1951
Size:
86 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2010-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs, circa 1895-2001 (bulk 1898-1951) primarily relate to Curtis's work on his opus, the North American Indian (NAI), although other subjects are documented as well. The papers relate closely to the Edward S. Curtis papers at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections (UW), as that collection ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
16.5 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-147
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), Office of Educational Programs, which is responsible for developing NMAA educational outreach programs, special events, and learning material for the general public, school systems, and professional organizations. Earlier records ...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1979-2003
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the curatorial staff of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Subjects covered include the exhibition master plan, workshops, repatriation, exhibitions, councils, collections management, collection research, conservation treatment, budgetary matters, and research....

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
circa 1977-1988
Size:
4.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 552
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records consist of departmental correspondence; memoranda; manuscripts; exhibition layouts, gallery floor plans, and blueprints of interior spaces; drawing notes and sketches; lighting designs; production schedules; exhibition project submittals; photographs, slides, and negatives; exhibition catalogs; and newspaper clippings. The rec...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library
Dates:
circa 1910-1986
Size:
10.43 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 333
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of brochures, booklets, and books cataloging single exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Museum of American Art, and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are a few catalogs from exhibitions of SITES. There are catalogs from exhibitions staged by the ...

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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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