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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 2008
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2008
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:
Griffith, Delaphine
Griffith, Jacqueline
Thomas, Sarah
Dates:
1907-1950
bulk 1913-1945
Size:
4.21 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-004
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Griffith Family papers, which dates from 1907 to 1950 and measures 4.21 linear feet, documents the personal lives of three generations in the Griffith family: Sarah Thomas, Delaphine and Jacqueline Griffith. The papers are comprised of personal and professional correspondence, receipts, bills, newspaper clippings, photographs, record albums, and legal documents.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1968-2002
Size:
3.9 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-208
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; and Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; performer's licenses; production logs; contracts and releases; music cue ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1968-1979 and undated, some from 1954, 1961-1964
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Department of Cultural History contain a variety of document types. These range from correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, and manuscripts of papers and lectures, to photographs and printed documents such as brochures or journal articles. The records relate to administrative topics such as perso...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1982-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs. Radio productions documented in this accession ...

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Creators:
Maltsby, Portia
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1850-2004, undated
Size:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.

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Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)
Dates:
circa 1875-1890s, 1924-1988
Size:
2.4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Rex Stewart Papers consist of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, genealogical records, newsclippings, periodicals, and ephemera materials that document the life and career of Rex Stewart, as well as the history of jazz from the perspective of one who witnessed first-hand the genre's "golden era". The collection is organ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
circa 1983-1992 and undated
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-147
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History (PAAH), 1989-1992, and the Program in Black American Culture (PBAC), ...

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Creators:
Rashad, Johari
Dates:
circa 1974-2003
Size:
2 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-028
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1974-2003, contains approximately 120 playbills and programs relating to black theater in Washingon D.C., including memorabilia from Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center. One playbill bears the autograph of Debbie Allen. Also present are magazines, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs of community events and 23 record albums. The albums include performances by Richard Pryor and various soul and R&B singers.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings website as it existed on October 20, 2014. Folkways is the non-profit recording label of the Smithsonian Institution, dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. The w...

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