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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant
Dates:
1982-1996
Size:
58 cu. ft. (58 record storage boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for renovation and reconstruction activities of the Office of Physical Plant, including memoranda, correspondence, photographs, blueprints and drawings, and other materials pertaining to each project. Box listings show Project Number, Project Name, and Facility. Museums, buildings and events do...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1967-2013
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-341
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document short term events such as dinners for Regents, luncheons, tea parties for special guests, receptions for special guests of the Smithsonian Institution. Also include correspondence, memoranda, purchase and catering receipts, guests lists and their mailing addresses, agendas, invitations, minutes ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1965-2016
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-031
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, newsletters, photographs and transparencies. So...

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Creators:
Swinney, Holman J
Dates:
circa 1926-1991
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document many aspects of Swinney's life and career. They contain income tax returns dating from 1943; report cards from primary school; documentation of his WWII military service; and records of his home ownership. In addition, the papers include correspondence from Swinney's directorships of the Adirondack Museum and the Str...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1966-1979
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Performing Arts (DPA). Materials document a variety of public performances, concerts, touring shows, and festivals. Particularly well documented are activities surrounding the annual Festival of American Folklife. Records include correspondence, memoranda, bu...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1976-1978, 1982-1983, and undated
Size:
4 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 07-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by exhibition designer Buddy Speight documenting the planning and design of Smithsonian Institution exhibitions as well as traveling exhibitions produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). SITES exhibitions documented include Divine Favor, Human Vo...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
2017
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2017
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1969-1987
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for restoration and renovation projects on the Cooper-Hewitt Museum building (Carnegie Mansion), the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Renwick Gallery of Art building. Materials include correspondence, contracts, specifications, architectural drawings, p...

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Creators:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-
Dates:
circa 1980-1989
Size:
2136 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 Negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.

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