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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
825 Digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Photographic History
Martin, Ray
Hill, Ira L. (Ira Lawrence), 1877-1947
Dates:
1912-1953
bulk 1925-1931
Size:
200 Cubic feet (300 wooden drawers; 23,metal file drawers)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0144
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 86,000 photographic negatives (Series 1) and twenty-three drawers of file cards (Series 2) comprise the collection. Most of the pictures are studio portraits. Series 1: Photonegatives The majority of the negatives are glass plates, 5 x 7 inches. Approximately 10% of the total number of images are on film, also 5 x 7 inches, and al...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment
Dates:
1958-2005
Size:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Cynthia Adams Hoover (CAH), Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document her curatorial activities, professional interests, and publications over the years as Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments, 1961-1963; Associate Curator, 1964-1974; and Curator, 1975-2004. ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Dates:
1971-1989
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-163
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning for and installation of the exhibition A Nation of Nations, which opened at the National Museum of History and Technology in 1976. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Carl H. Scheele and Richard E. Ahlborn, Co-chairmen of the exhibition; and Ellen Rone...

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Creators:
United States. Works Progress Administration
Dates:
1936-1937.
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (79 volumes, 10 rolls)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0240
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is comprised of over 18 cubic feet of material generated during the course of the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey. The bulk of the collection consists of survey books and measured drawings. Other records include administrative papers relating to the project, an index and catalogue, and a listing of the names of vessels su...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1952-1989 with related materials from 1883
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Division of Armed Forces History, as well as material dating back to the Division of Naval History before it merged with the Division of Military History to form the Division of Armed Forces History in 1985. The records primarily include the s...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Cadwell, Paul, 1889-1985
Reed, Frances
Dates:
1883-1980
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection is music for the five-string banjo, often with piano and/or second banjo accompaniments. Almost no sheets have cover illustrations. Many editions are British and rarely have copyright dates.

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1915, 1933-1994
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T91025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers documenting aspects of the career of Wilcomb E. Washburn, a historian and a teacher of American political and cultural history. He held positions at the National Museum for American History, Division of Political History and later at the Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies. Materials include ...

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Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles a...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Falcon Trio.
Dates:
1912-1913
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0160
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection consists mostly of scrapbook pages that cover the career of the Falcon Trio. Included are photographs of the Trio while performing, those probably used for publicity purposes, some personal photographs, and photographs of fellow vaudevillians. Most of the images are unidentified, but beside the Trio, there are ...

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