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Creators:
Hann, Catherine (Huynh bach Thuy)
Dates:
1953-2006
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0921
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Catherine Hann's life in Vietnam (1953-1981), her flight by boat to Malaysia and stay at Pulau Bidong refugee camp (February --September 1981), her immigration to the United States (September 1981), and her work in Maryland as a circuit board assembler, manicurist and esthetician.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1971
Size:
297.65 cu. ft. (568 document boxes) (91 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 99
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records reflect the growing scope and complexity of the Smithsonian during Ripley's tenure. They document the Smithsonian's changing administrative structure; growing relationships with universities, foundations, and other external groups; efforts to attract more government support for the Smithsonian; pursuit of new initiatives and...

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Creators:
DeWolf, James, 1764-1837
Dates:
1757-1947
Size:
1.8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2018.17.2
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Papers of the DeWolf Family shed light on one of the wealthiest New England families in the 18th-19th centuries who made their fortune by engaging in each part of the transatlantic slave trade. This collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, publications, and business records including daily logs and ship manifests. Included in th...

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Creators:
Fuller Brush Company
Dates:
1890-2017
Size:
32.5 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1459
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Fuller Brush Company founded by Alfred C. Fuller in 1906.

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Creators:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Kloss, Charles Boden
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Dates:
1888-1919
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0228
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott. Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 428
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior ...

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Dates:
1997
Size:
6 videotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9593
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera or digital recorder as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works ...

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994, undated
Size:
38 Cubic feet (91 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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