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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
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:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
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 0.003 GB 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 and digital 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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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1946-1973
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, price lists, and publications documenting relations between the National Zoological Park (NZP) and domestic and foreign zoological parks and animal dealers. Much of the material documents the acquisition, loan, and exchange of animals. Most of the records were created during the ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1992
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the official records of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Robert McCormick Adams, for 1992 and includes reports, correspondence, subject files, and other materials. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 372
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist entirely of newspaper clippings concerning the Smithsonian Institution. Arrangement generally follows an alphabetic file plan. Clippings concerning the Sea-Link submarine disaster, the Smithson Bicentennial, and, in recent years, the Festival of American Folklife, were kept separately, but have been combined here with ...

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Creators:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965
Dates:
1910-1992
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.muranick
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work. There is a 0.6 linear feet Unprocessed Addition which includes biographical material, correspondence, photographs, research notes and a diary about Africa, and a subject file on the book The Revealing Eye, Personalities of the 1920s, written by Paul Gallico with photographs taken by Muray, 1967.

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Creators:
Watson, George E. (George Elder), 1931-
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a subject file including correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, manuscripts, and related materials documenting George E. Watson's professional career. Materials concern his ornithological research; curatorial duties in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds; professional activities; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
7.72 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

In 1965 the Smithsonian observed the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founding benefactor, James Smithson. These records document planning for that event.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates. Campus on the Mall
Dates:
1987-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of cassette recordings of classes sponsored by Campus on the Mall.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1992
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of clippings from newspapers and other publications collected by the Office of Public Affairs, which document exhibition openings, development/fundraising, education, and special events at Smithsonian Institution museums in 1992.

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