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Creators:
Lerner, Abram, interviewee
Dates:
1998
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9600
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. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 1-10, 1994
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1994
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. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
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 History and Technology. Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
circa 1955-1977 and undated
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 261
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, primarily from the Division of Preindustrial Cultural History and, to an extent, its predecessors, as well as the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Domestic Life, include administrative files consisting of annual reports for some of the above administrative units; a fourth floor plan of NMHT; memoranda conc...

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Creators:
National Postal Museum
Dates:
1894-1993
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 580
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of staff correspondence and memoranda of the National Postal Museum and its predecessors; early photographs of exhibitions; planning information for the Hall of Philately; newspaper clippings, articles, and research files documenting the origin and extensive history of the National Postal Museum; proposals, preliminary ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1989-1998
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program files and docent files related to summer intern programs, docent training, and education programs and lectures sponsored throughout the year at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Materials include newspaper clippings, planning files, brochures, lectures, correspondence with participating scholars, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Counselor to the Secretary for Community Affairs and Special Projects
Dates:
1994-1999
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-131
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records documenting the administrative activities of Miguel A. Bretos as Counselor to the Secretary for Latino Affairs, 1994-1995, and Counselor to the Secretary for Community Affairs and Special Projects, 1995-1998. A few records relate to American Endeavors, which was not under the Counselor's purview. M...

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1949-1964
Size:
42.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 50
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much more effort ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1952-1989 with related materials from 1883
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Division of Armed Forces History, as well as material dating back to the Division of Naval History before it merged with the Division of Military History to form the Division of Armed Forces History in 1985. The records primarily include the s...

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