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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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Creators:
Faul, Jan, 1945-
Dates:
1991
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0441
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," by Jan Faul, 1991. They include agricultural landscapes, cemeteries, industrial buildings commercial buildings in rural areas, etc., in the Potomac River region of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each image contains a small area hand-colored by the photographer, providing a subtly mysterious, often whimsical or humorous effect.

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1875-1966
bulk 1903-1943
Size:
206.71 Linear feet (294 boxes, 138 folders, 9 rolled items, and 4 folios)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-31
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.

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Creators:
Joseph, Katherine
Hertzberg, Suzanne
Dates:
1938-1944, 1962
bulk 1941
Size:
1 Sound disc (33 1/3 RPM)
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0944
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Katherine Joseph's career as staff photographer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. The papers contain negatives and prints taken in Mexico, and some photographs of a White House event in 1938, featuring Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; and images of American workers on the home front during World War II.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Collections Management Services
Dates:
1971-1998
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, maintenance, and deinstallation of 1876: A Centennial Exhibition at the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Robert M. Vogel, Head Curator of the exhibition; William F. Miner, Project Manager, c. 1974-1978; Jon D. Freshour, Collections...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of videotapes featuring news related stories about exhibitions, special events, and curatorial activities at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Some noteworthy videotapes include television interviews with Roger G. Kennedy, former Director of NMAH; coverage of opening events for the Duke Elli...

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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-2002
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 15 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 4-9, 1978
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1978
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:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
Dates:
1886-1997
Size:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0666
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines.

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