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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1982-1989
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-222
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lu Ann Jones, researcher for the Southern Agriculture Oral History Project, documenting her research activities in regard to oral histories about farming and rural life in the United States. Jones used this information to co-write a review essay on oral history and agriculture for the "Journal of ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1962-1979
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 295
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain proposals and drafts of contracts and grants, correspondence concerning their acceptance and implementation, budget information, reports about grant-sponsored activities, and information concerning the administration of the Office and the authority of the Contracting Officer.

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Creators:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide
Dates:
1776-1998
bulk 1876-1998
Size:
26.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hempherb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of folk art collector and museum curator Herbert Waide Hemphill date from 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998, and measure 26.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, personal business records, files documenting his collecting, writings, art work, minutes of meetings, a scrapbook, printed material including exhibition and auction announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous artifacts. The collection also contains numerous photographs of Hemphill, family members, his residences, friends and colleagues, exhibitions, travel, and art work. Sound and video recordings include interviews of Hemphill.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1997
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities in the Office of the Secretary during the tenure Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, 1994-1999. These records document the expansion and development of the Institution, its museums, programs, projects, research activities, and significant events. Materials include corres...

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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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Creators:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952
Dates:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0091
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2000
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his first 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:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1982
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1982
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:
American Association of Museums
Dates:
1906-1985
Size:
43 cu. ft. (43 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7450
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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