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Creators:
Washington, William Augustine, Colonel, 1757-1810
Dates:
1789-1840
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0174
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers consist primarily of bills and receipts for a large and varied number of articles. They are for such commodities as blankets, hose, flannel, linen, tea, molasses, calico, muslin, shoes, sugar, ribbons, needles, wheat, oats, salt and silk. Some of the prices are in pounds, shillings and pence, others are in dollars. The papers includ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1987, 1994-2015
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibitions during the tenures of Milo Cleveland, 1987-2001, and Julian Raby, Director, 2002-2017. Topics include exhibition partnerships, committee notes, exhibit installation plans, analysis, and relevant exhibitio...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Office of the Director of Exhibits
Dates:
1992-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-209
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting accepted and refused exhibition proposals and collaborations with other Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian museums and bureaus. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, printouts of email, exhibition proposals and supporting materials, brochures about exhibitions at other museums, pamphlets, post...

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program
Dates:
1969-1989
Size:
15.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiendo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The selected records of the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program measure 15.5 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1989. The records contain supporting documentation for grant applications awarded and final reports submitted to the NEA's Visual Arts Program in the categories of: Workshops (1972-1976), Workshops/Alternative Spaces (1976-1979), Artists' Spaces (1980-1982), and Visual Artists Organizations (1983-ca.1987). Included are a variety of materials, such as slides, photographs, sound and video recordings, letters, resumes, newsletters, financial reports, operational procedures, and printed materials. After circa 1990, the NEA began returning supporting documentation to the applicants, hence, no records from the 1990s are included, although grants were awarded in the Visual Artists Organizations category until 1995.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1953-1987
Size:
16 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0184
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Alka-Seltzer Oral History and Documentation Project is a result of a one year effort supported, in part, by Miles Laboratories, Incorporated. Twenty-four oral history interviews and a variety of related materials were gathered to document Alka- Seltzer advertising, primarily from the mid-1950s to the 1980s. The project covers "Speedy" Alka-Seltzer, "Oh what a relief it is," "The Blahs," "Alka Seltzer on the rocks," and "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" campaigns

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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:
Henderson, William Penhallow, 1877-1943
Dates:
1876-1987
bulk 1876-1943
Size:
10.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hendwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chicago and Santa Fe painter, muralist, architect, and furniture designer William Penhallow Henderson measure 10.5 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1987 (bulk dates 1876 to 1943). Found within the papers are scattered biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; three diaries; personal business records; two files concerning the Santa Fe Painters and Sculptors and the Art in Embassies Program; architecture, furniture, and other design project files; exhibition files; notes and writings; artwork, including 64 sketchbooks by Henderson and others; miscellaneous printed material; and photographs of Henderson, his family and colleagues.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1989-1992
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the publicity files for programs sponsored by the Resident Associate Program (RAP). The programs consist of special events, including performances, lectures, and films; performance series; and courses. The files contain information on the publicity developed for each program, such as press releases and clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1963-1983
Size:
15.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 468
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created primarily by John G. Gregory as Assistant Director, 1973-1982, and Deputy Director, 1982-1983. A small amount of material was created by his predecessors, Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, and Robert V. Bartnik, 1970-1973. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, and publications documenting ...

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