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Creators:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
circa 1940-1985
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists mostly of records of the Secretary-Treasurer concerning fiscal matters, annual meetings, Society publications, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) executive committee meeting, memberships, and related SVP activities. Also includes Mint Canyon Research Project files of John H. Maxson and of Chester Stock, c.1947-196...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Research Foundation
Dates:
circa 1966-1982
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents for the most part the activities of Smithsonian Research Foundation grantees. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, and budgets.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, with materials dating from 1920
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 456
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files concerning the administration of the office, including monthly calendars and scrapbooks of the docent program, information on exhibitions, the records of the "National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States," and a photograph album of artist Alma Thomas.

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
1992-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-125
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials concerning Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) annual meetings, publications and committees. Records include correspondence, minutes, newsletters and other serial publications, photographs, a videotape, and related materials documenting SPNHC activities.

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Creators:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Dates:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Size:
88 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kentrock
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
26.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the SAO as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is provided below in order to facilitate use of the files...

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Creators:
Bryson, Bernarda
Dates:
1872-2004
bulk 1904-2004
Size:
14.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brysbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and illustrator Bernarda Bryson Shahn measure 14.6 linear feet and date from 1872 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-2004. Found within the papers are family and biographical materials, correspondence, writings including sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns, voluminous notebooks, five diaries, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, one sketchbook and other art work, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection documents Bernarda's work, there are materials about or created by Ben Shahn scattered throughout the collection. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2011 that includes administrative files regarding Bernarda Shahn's work on the board of Skowhegan correspondence of both Bernarda and Ben Shahn; an inventory ledger with names of works of art by Ben Shahn; a scrapbook regarding Ben Shan's work in Japan; photographs of Ben and Bernarda Shahn and images of works of art by Ben Shahn; sketchbooks and notebooks by Ben and Bernarda Shahn; and printed material.

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Creators:
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-
Dates:
1920-1986
Size:
37.6 Linear feet
0.14 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.breumarc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986, contain biographical material, correspondence, business and financial records, interviews, notes, writings, sketches, project files, exhibition files, photographs, and printed material that document the career of architect and designer Marcel Breuer.

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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