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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1985-09 - 1986-12
Size:
10.55 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history and art of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Britton, James, 1878-1936
Dates:
circa 1905-1984
bulk 1905-1935
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.britjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and writer James Britton measure 4.3 linear feet and date from circa 1905-1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1905-1935. The bulk of the papers consist of 49 diaries dating from 1918-1935, plus notebooks of diary excerpts, that chronicle Britton's daily activities and include lists, illustrations, and drafts of correspondence. Additional papers include biographical information compiled by the Britton family; scattered business and financial records; correspondence, including copies of Britton's letters to the editors of the Hartford Courant and the Hartford Times; additional writings and notes that include drafts and manuscripts of an autobiography, drafts of articles for his publication Art Opus, and other writings; sketches and a woodcut print; printed materials, including clippings of his published writings for Art Review International, Book Notes, and Opus; and one photograph of Britton and of works of art. There is a 1.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2020 that includes correspondence, writings by Britton about art, printed material (some annotated ), lists of works of art by Britton and others, and sketches by Britton.

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Creators:
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016
Dates:
1959-1991, with some materials dating 2016
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of the professional correspondence of Dan H. Nicolson, botanist, U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History. Materials also include picture postcards, serials, black-and-white photographs, and brochures.

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Creators:
Cole, Gordon E. (advertising executive)
Dates:
1879-1899; 1926-1964
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0371
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, speeches, clippings, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks related to advertising.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Lepidoptera
Dates:
1963-1990, with related records from 1942
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 427
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the activities and research of the Division of Lepidoptera. The correspondence for the most part concerns the loan, acquisition, identification, and distribution of insect specimens. A small amount of the correspondence dates to before the 1963 establishm...

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Creators:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
Dates:
1936-2006
bulk 1963-1999
Size:
26.7 Linear feet
21.99 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.bowmruth2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writings and related research materials include her thesis,"Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1832-1966
Size:
34.05 Cubic feet (consisting of 60 boxes, 14 half boxes, 9 folders, 38 oversize folders, 12 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.PatentMedicines
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Patent Medicines forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1952-1973
Size:
11 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 249
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains records of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1964-1972, as well as records created by its predecessor, the Department of Zoology, 1952-1964. Most of the latter records document the Department of Zoology under Head Curators Herbert Friedmann, 1957-1961; Fenner A. Chace, Jr., acting head curator, 1961-1962; and Ho...

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Creators:
United States Fish Commission
Dates:
1879-1884
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7476
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records that document the financial administration of United States Fish Commission matters relating to the 10th Census of the United States in 1880, the Berlin International Fisheries Exposition of 1880, and the London International Fisheries Exposition of 1883. Materials include vouchers, checks, and payroll ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 16-September 6, 1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
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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