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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
2 sound recordings
41 video recordings
39 motion picture films
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals and organizations across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953
Dates:
bulk ca. 1903-1904
Size:
15 Volumes (autograph documents, photographs, and graphite, ink, colored pencil, crayon, and watercolor drawings.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2531
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Notes and drawings by Native artists relating to heraldry, as Mooney termed tipi and shield designs. Also some myths and linguistic data from these and other Plains tribes. The manuscript is a compilation of materials created over a period of years, assembled under the current number by the BAE archivist. Bound volumes (since disbound for laminatio...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad.
Dates:
1880-1890
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1073
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the location and existence of bridges for several of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway lines.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Institutional Studies Office
Dates:
1988-1989, 1992, 1996-1997
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
1979-2002
Size:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of William W. Brubaker, Director, 2001- , with earlier records documenting the activities of Richard L. Siegle, Director, Office of Facilities Services, 1987-1994. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; quarterly program review; blueprints; building repairs and restoration ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
1990
Size:
1 audiotape (reference copy).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9580
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 Community Committee
Dates:
1992-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists mostly of projects that the SCC sponsored, including various staff contests, Unsung Heroes, the Exhibition Awards Program, and events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Institution. Also included are general information about the committee and its by-laws. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting ...

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Creators:
Henderson, Horace, 1904-1988
Lewis, Barbara
Lewis, Barry
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952
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Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
22.5 Cubic feet (82 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0797
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fletcher and Horace Henderson Collection contains original scores and band books, loose sheet music, both original and published, from both Fletcher and Horace's libraries, playlists, lyrics, photographs, personal papers and correspondences, newspaper clippings, jazz publications, an oral history manuscript of an interview with Horace, audio ta...

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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