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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1986-1995
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) primarily under Director Frank H. Talbot, 1988-1994, and Acting Director Donald J. Ortner, 1994-1995. Included are records on NMNH exhibitions; fund raising; special projects; NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; and relations...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1981-1991
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Office of the Director budgetary activities for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy. Materials include outgoing and incoming correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Federal and Trust Fund budget submissions, allocations, year-end requests, and final account balances; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2005
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of the Under Secretary, Constance Berry Newman, mostly during the Calendar Year 1993 and part of 1992. The records pertain to the activities of Smithsonian Institution offices and bureaus; international relations; and significant projects such as the establishment of the National M...

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Creators:
McClellan, Catharine
Guédon, Marie Françoise
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Emmons, George Thornton
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Dates:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Size:
2 Map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-89
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.

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Dates:
2003-2004
Size:
37 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9616
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1989-1998
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program files and docent files related to summer intern programs, docent training, and education programs and lectures sponsored throughout the year at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Materials include newspaper clippings, planning files, brochures, lectures, correspondence with participating scholars, ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Education
Dates:
1985-2014
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of educational activities, workshops, special events, and other educational programs at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. In approximately 2007, the department was renamed Education and Public Programs, but it reverted back to the Department ...

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Creators:
Swinney, Holman J
Dates:
circa 1926-1991
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document many aspects of Swinney's life and career. They contain income tax returns dating from 1943; report cards from primary school; documentation of his WWII military service; and records of his home ownership. In addition, the papers include correspondence from Swinney's directorships of the Adirondack Museum and the Str...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the curatorial records of the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Materials cover projects, lectures, committees, and other curator specific activities. The bulk of these records are from Andrew L. Connors, Associate Curator, and cover his activities in promoting Latino and Hispanic cultu...

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