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Creators:
Mitchell, Ada, 1882-1958
Griffith, Gordon
Dates:
1938 July 30-1938 September 9
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1369
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the forty day driving trip made by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back, August-September 1938. This diary was kept by Ada Mitchell and tracks their experiences in all of the places they visited.

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Creators:
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006
Dates:
1937-2001
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pearhenry
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, business records, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of painter, Henry Pearson.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1990-2004
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting traveling exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Exhibitions documented in this accession include American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States; An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the Unit...

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Creators:
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1991 February 13- April 24
Size:
54 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.demont91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Claudia DeMonte conducted 1991 February 13-1991 April 24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-
Kessler, Jane
Dates:
1991 January 19-March 2
Size:
203 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.brown91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of William J. Brown and his wife Jane Brown conducted 1991 January 19-1991 March 2, by Jane Kessler, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 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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Creators:
Hubbard, Howard
Mexican Border Veterans, Inc.
Dates:
1916 - 1982
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0119
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five scrapbooks of materials relating to the Mexican Border Veterans, Inc. and Auxiliary's activities.

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Creators:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013
Dates:
1944-2012
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kinglbre
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of influential blacksmith, sculptor, metalsmith and educator, L. Brent Kington, measure 9 linear feet and date from 1944 to 2012. The collection provides a valuable overview of Kington's career through correspondence relating primarily to exhibitions, subject files, drawings, photographs of Kington and his artwork, printed matter and audiovisual material. An additional 5.2 linear feet of papers was accessioned from 2007 to 2012 and remains unprocessed.

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Creators:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2009 March 18-19
Size:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 wav files (5 hr., 42 min.), digital)
163 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.hu09
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Mary Lee Hu conducted 2009 March 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hu's home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.

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Creators:
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1870-2010
bulk 1962-1985
Size:
39 slides (photographs)
35 negatives (photographic)
257 Photographic prints
14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.072
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records collection includes documents and photographs related to works of art accessioned into the IACB collection from it's inception in 1935 to 1999. The collection also includes docuements related to objects accessioned into the IACB's run Southern Plains Indian Museum. The collection is nearly comprehensive and includes works of art from Alaska Native artists to Catawba pottery, and includes artwork from several renowned artists including, Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), and Don Morse "Lelooska" Smith (Cherokee).

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