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Dates:
1895-1897
Size:
65 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
65 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white)
65 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of inhabitants and landscapes of Southern Nigeria. Images include views of Old Calabar; colonial architecture, interior and exterior; Christmas group portrait; Queens Diamond Jubilee, 1897, in Calabar; portraits of Africans employed by the colonials; wedding in Creektown; sports in Calabar; Niger Coast Protectorate marching band; chiefs at Native Court, Calabar; soldier from the Gold Coast Protectorate with Benin medal; a yacht; dance at the late King Duke's IX quarters, Calabar; Chief Essien-Etum, Calabar; King Epo Honesty III, Creektown; Chief Coffee Adam Lion Bar; Chief's Coco's war canoe; and Calabar women with their attendants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
1983-1993
Size:
boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the construction of the visitor information center located inside the Smithsonian Institution building when it was renovated. The visitor center underwent a radical redesign that incorporated interactive components including touch screen maps, laserdisc presentations, new theater programs, electronic maps of the mall ...

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
3.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960
Dates:
1840-1967
bulk 1900-1960
Size:
13.92 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.watsforb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.

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Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
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Dates:
1897-1963
bulk 1897-1936
Size:
15 Cubic feet (73 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0214
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional ph...

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Creators:
Ostroff, Elaine
Dates:
1965 - 2009
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1356
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents activist and educator Elaine Ostroff who advocated for improved access for people with disabilities in public places, co-founded the Adaptive Environments Center and who taught universal design in several institutions.

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967
Dates:
circa 1910s-1998
bulk 1950-1967
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.langjule
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings normal="1941"> travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.

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Creators:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013
Dates:
circa 1957-1972
Size:
28 color prints
13 sound tapes (open reel)
1,500 slides (circa 1500 black & white and color slides)
300 prints (circa, silver gelatin)
1 box (35 mm acetate negatives)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-02
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs taken by Alixa Naff between 1957 and the early 1970s on trips to England, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, and open reel audio tapes of interviews regarding Syrian-Lebanese folklore that Naff conducted in 1965 in the Lebanese Village of Rashaya al-Wadi. Comprising this collection are images of cities, structures, art, pe...

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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
2011
Collection ID:
Accession 11-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the website of the Archives of American Art (AAA) as it existed on September 7, 2011. The website consists of general information, collection information, exhibition descriptions, the "Archives of American Art Journal," annual reports, event information, news, and related materials. Documentation of the website, ...

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