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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
circa 1971-1972, 1977-1978
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created by Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary, to study the feasibility of establishing a national furniture museum. Materials include newspaper clippings; correspondence with museums, furniture manufacturers, authorities on American furniture, and furniture trade industry; feasibility ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division. Office of the Director
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 map case folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-035
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative, correspondence, and subject files of James R. Buckler, who was hired in July 1972 to oversee the Smithsonian Institution's horticultural program. The records document the development of the program into the Office of Horticulture, of which Buckler became director. The records were not consistently...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1967-2016
Size:
1,948 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. These Festival records include administrative papers and the audiovisual documentation of annual Festivals (1967-ongoing). Finding aids are available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
2010, 2013
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9624
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2005
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his sixth year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memorand...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology
Dates:
1930-1932, 1937-1984 and undated, with related records from 1882
Size:
17.56 cu. ft. (35 document boxes) (1 folder oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 328
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Archives would like to thank Frederick J. Collier and Martin A. Buzas for their assistance in the transfer of these records to the Archives.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office
Dates:
1972, 1984-1999
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Administrative Office of the National Portrait Gallery. Topics include finance, procurement, and grant management. Records were created and maintained by Barbara A. Hart, Associate Director of Administration, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Boxes 1-2 are arranged...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Dates:
1977-1993
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by William W. Moss, Director, 1983-1993. A small number of files were created by Richard H. Lytle, Director 1969-1981; and William A. Deiss, Acting Director 1981-1983. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, Archives Staff Memoranda (ASM's), Archives Weekly Activity Reports, A...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1961-1963, 1991, 1996-2015
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenures of National Museum of American History (NMAH) directors John Gray, Brent D. Glass, Spencer R. Crew, and acting director Marc Pachter, documenting museum administration, fundraising, renovation projects, exhibition redevelopment, and meetings of the NMAH board. Signifi...

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