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Creators:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960
Dates:
1910-1993
bulk 1910-1960
Size:
15.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cahiholg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Holger Cahill (1887-1960) date from 1910 to 1993, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1960, and measure 15.8 linear feet. The collection offers researchers fairly comprehensive documentation of Cahill's directorship of the Works Progress/Projects Administration's (WPA) Federal Art Project (FAP) in addition to series documenting his work as a writer and art critic. Material includes correspondence, reports, artist files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Stern, Michael, 1946-
Stern, Jane
Dates:
1890-2008
Size:
17 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1392
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Jane and Michael Stern's travels across the United States collecting data for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining.

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Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Dates:
1894-1956 and undated
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7327
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer need...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History
Dates:
1981-1985
Size:
10.8 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document research for the major permanent exhibition in the museum, After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800, which opened in 1985. Included are scripts; contracted research reports by non-museum historians; graphics files for logos and stationery; public relations and educational t...

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Creators:
Druse, Kenneth
Dates:
1978-2005
Size:
18.75 Cubic feet (15 boxes, Approximately 45,000 images: 35,000 transparencies + 10,000 35mm slides.)
Collection ID:
AAG.DRU
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Ken Druse Garden Photography Collection contains approximately 45,000 film transparency and 35mm slide images, dating from 1978 to 2005, of gardens, garden features, and flora photographed by garden writer and photographer Ken Druse. The photographic images document numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and a few in Canada. Many have appeared in Druse's own books and articles as well as those by other writers. Approximately half of the collection is arranged according to specific garden, the other half by garden feature. A small portion of the collection consists of slide lectures given by Druse. Some images are identified with general captions and dates. Images documenting specific gardens are sometimes accompanied by handwritten notes, garden descriptions, and articles. Annotations appearing on certain images indicate the publication in which they appeared. The collection includes 'outtakes' or bracketed images that give insight into Druse's photo shooting process.

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Creators:
United States, National Marine Fisheries Service
Dates:
1955-1994
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Isabel C. Perez Farfante (married name Canet) was born in Havana, Cuba on July 24, 1916. She received her Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1948. She was a professor and researcher at the University of Havana; director of the Cuban Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras; and associate in Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Har...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 16-September 6, 1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
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:
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964
Rogo, Elsa, 1901-1996
Dates:
1851-1986
bulk 1920-1960
Size:
19.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsstef
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artists and educators Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo measure 19.6 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920s to the 1960s. Their artistic, teaching, and journalism careers are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional files, printed materials, photographs and motion picture films, and sketchbooks and other artwork.

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Creators:
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943
Dates:
1886-1938 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7256
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Mary Jane Rathbun document her career as a carcinologist and consist of correspondence, 1894-1938; manuscripts; research material; photographs; and an autobiographical memoir.

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Creators:
National Museum Act Program
Dates:
1966-1986
Size:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 574
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Act (NMA) of 1966 affirmed the Smithsonian Institution's traditional role of assisting other museums and authorized the Institution to strengthen its activities of service to them. Funds appropriated to the Smithsonian for the implementation of the National Museum Act were made available primarily by grants and contracts ...

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