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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1963, 1984-2019
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-202
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) by the Office of the Director, primarily during the tenures of Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988; Frank Talbot, 1988-1994; Donald J. Ortner, Acting Director, 1994-1996; David L. Pawson, Acting Director, 1996; Robert W. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture
Dates:
1988-2009
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting program activities of the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture (SFMC), which is an interdisciplinary group of Smithsonian scholars dedicated to the study and appreciation of the myriad aspects of material culture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; annual reports; meeting ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory
Dates:
1963-1983
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 576
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in th...

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Size:
65 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.

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Dreier, Dorothea A., 1870-1923
Dates:
1881-1941
bulk 1887-1923
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dreidoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist and art patron Dorothea A. Dreier measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1881-1941, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887-1923. The papers document the life and work of Dorothea Dreier and also contain the papers of and about members of her immediate family, particularly her sisters, Mary and Katherine Dreier, and Margaret Dreier Robins. Found are correspondence, printed materials, legal and financial records, photographs, and one sketchbook by Dreier.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1954-1979
Size:
25.58 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 503
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were primarily created by the Office of Exhibits, 1954-1969; the Office of Exhibits Programs, 1969-1973; and the Office of Exhibits Central, 1973-1979. They document a period of intense exhibition activity at the Smithsonian Institution and its bureaus. Especially well represented are permanent and special exhibitions at the...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1999
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1999
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:
Pleissner, Ogden M.
Dates:
1928-1976
Size:
3.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pleiogde
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, nine scrapbooks, over one foot of printed material, and photographs.

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