This accession consists of records that document the work of Aida M. Doyle, Aid, Section of Organic Chemistry, 1925-1938, and Wallace E. Duncan, Assistant Curator, Section of Chemical Industries, United States National Museum (USNM), 1939-1942, in the research and in the pursuit of assistance from companies in exhibiting a variety of products …
Kal Muller films of Jalisco
Edited film and footage focused on Huichol religious ceremonies as practiced by the Huichol of San Andres Coamiata, Jalisco, Mexico. Supplementary materials: associated texts, still film, annotations (recorded narratives), field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …
Paul Sully films of Tangoma graduation ceremonies
Footage depicting ceremonies of "graduation" of diviners in Swaziland, Southern Africa, taken in 1980 and 1981. Collection also includes associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives), production logs, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …
Beatrice Medicine papers
The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.
William C. Sturtevant papers
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
S. Watson Dunn Advertising Ephemera Collection
Collection primarily consists of advertisements, ephemera, and promotional materials collected by S. Watson Dunn. In addition, there is literature relating to advertising history, correspondence, phonograph records, and unpublished papers.
Explorers Club films
Collection consists of 23 films created or collected by the Explorers Club. Films include DJUKA - Morton Kahn, SWEENY, AFGHANISTAN, RIDDLE OF MAYAN CAVE, WONDERS OF THE SAHARA, JAMBO PORINI: EAST AFRICA, MEXICO, TIBET-FORBIDDEN TIBET, PRIMITIVE PEOPLES OF MATTO GRASSO, A STORY OF THE TROPICS, LA JEUNE FORET, FROM NEW LANDS TO …
This accession consists of records documenting the program activities of the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture (SFMC). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; historical information about SFMC; meeting minutes, including audiotape recordings of selected meetings; reports; articles; budget summaries; and planning group information for the SFMC bulletin.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Alison McNally, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration, 2007-2010. McNally remained at the Smithsonian Institution after her tenure as Under Secretary to serve as an advisor to the Secretary on Smithsonian-wide financial projects. Materials predating her tenure as Under Secretary were compiled …
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.