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Creators:
National Museum Act Program
Dates:
1966-1986
Size:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 574
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Act (NMA) of 1966 affirmed the Smithsonian Institution's traditional role of assisting other museums and authorized the Institution to strengthen its activities of service to them. Funds appropriated to the Smithsonian for the implementation of the National Museum Act were made available primarily by grants and contracts ...

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Creators:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-
Dates:
1969-2017
Size:
28.5 Linear feet
0.223 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.zimmelyn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 28.5 linear feet and 0.223 gigabytes, and date from 1969-2017. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, and printed material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 18.2 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

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Creators:
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977
Dates:
circa 1925-2010
Size:
13.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.langbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Bernard Langlais measure 13.3 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 2010. The papers document Langlais' career as a painter and sculptor through correspondence with friends, colleagues, and art institutions and organizations; writings; exhibition records, video recordings about Langlais, resumes, and other professional activity files; appraisals, invoices, inventories, and other personal business records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases; as well as scrapbooks, drawings, sketchbooks, and photographic material of Langlais and his artwork.

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Creators:
Turner, John F.
Dates:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

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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:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
1919 September
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
41 Glass plate negatives
41 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.043
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes glass plate and copy negatives taken by Frederick Webb Hodge on a collecting trip to the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon, Arizona in 1919. Hodge was an archaeologist and collector for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation between 1918 and 1931 most famously leading the Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku excavations between 1917 and 1923.

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Creators:
Strauber, Alan
Dates:
ca. 1990-1999.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0517
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Forty-one black and white photoprints, most of which are portraits of jazz, blues, Cajun, and zydeco musicians, plus a few additional subjects.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1975-1979
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibition Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940. Materials include correspondence with lenders, lender information sheets, photographs of works of art exhibited, photocopies of exhibition labels, exhibition catalog reproduction rights requests/forms, catalog photo orders, e...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Product Development and Licensing
Dates:
circa 1974-1999
Size:
39 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Smithsonian Institution Engagement Calendar correspondence, design concepts, solicited bids, and production information; product development and marketing information, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with private manufacturers; records documenting the American Pacific Enterprises quilt controversy; p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs
Dates:
circa 1985-1995
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-095
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the educational outreach activities of the Office of the Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, with earlier records dating back when it was known as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Public ...

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