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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Publications and Electronic Publications
Dates:
circa 1996-1999
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-106
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the development of the National Museum of American Art's (NMAA) website. Around 1996 the NMAA formed a partnership with America Online (AOL) to host the Museum's website. Later, in 1998, the relationship with AOL came to an end when the Museum gained the expertise and infrastructure to assume responsibility for host...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2016
Size:
4.4 Terabytes (4050 videos, 1301 photographs, born digital)
Collection ID:
CFCH.TNP
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Tibetan Nomad Material Culture Documentation Project collection contains 4.4 terabytes of born digital video and photographic material collected by four teams in four traditionally Tibetan counties in three provinces in Western China. The materials document traditional nomadic life: herding, gender roles, the making of household items like bas...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
circa 1985-1991
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-033
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative affairs of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. The title of this office changed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in April 1992. Includes mostly the correspondence of Tom L. Freudenheim, presently the Assistant Secretary for A...

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1927-2009
Size:
83.1 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the life and work of Warren M. Robbins, covering a wide swath of his life, from his early career in the Foreign Service to his work in cross cultural communications and African art. A prolific writer, Robbins correspondence with such people as Maya Angelou, Ernie Barnes, Saul Bellow, Eliot Elisofon, Otto Fried, Buckminste...

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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:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1978-2003
Size:
7.69 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History," "Spiders!," "Seeds of Change," "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory," "Making of the Natural ...

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Creators:
Koehler, Septima, 1848-1918
Dates:
1890-1905
Size:
39 Photographic prints
0.4 Linear feet (1 Document Box)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.319
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Septima Koehler collection includes photographic prints, correspondence and student papers that document Septima's work as a mission teacher for the Episcopal Church in South Dakota from around 1895 to 1905. Koehler taught Sicangu Lakota students at St. Mary's Mission School on the Rosebud Reservation and Hunkpapa Lakota students at St. Elizatbeth's Mission School on the Standing Rock Reservation.

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1923
Size:
17 Negatives (photographic)
16 Photographic prints
2 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.040
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Negatives and photographic prints taken by John Peabody Harrington in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California in 1923. John Peabody Harrington (1884-1961) was an ethnologist and linguist who specialized in the Native peoples of California and served with the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology from 1915 to 1955. Beyond his efforts to document innumerable Native languages, Harrington also collected objects for the Bureau of Ethnology and on his own. Photographs in this collection accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

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Creators:
Trio Photograph and Supply Company
Dates:
1919-1924
Size:
19 Photographic prints
1 Photographic postcard
11 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.134
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographic prints made by the Trio Photograph and Supply Company in an around Vancouver Island, Canada among the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) community between 1919 and 1924.

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Creators:
Albert, Ethel Mary, 1918-1989
Dates:
1940s-1960s
Size:
8.33 Linear feet (24 boxes)
8 Sound tape reels
Collection ID:
NAA.1990-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.

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