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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1966-1988
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Flora North America (FNA) Project, a project to create a computerized data bank of information about vascular plants of North American north of Mexico. The FNA Project was organized in 1966 by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and was funded, in large part, by the National Science ...

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 film reels
7 sound tape reels
5 electronic discs (dvd)
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
5 videocassettes (digital betacam)
67.86 Linear Feet
18 sound discs (vinyl)
4 cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Jones, James C. (James Clyde), 1944-
Dates:
1977-1979
1988
Size:
910 slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
2 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.110
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes slides (photographic) and audio-cassettes created by James Jones during research trips to San Ingnacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia in 1977-1979 and 1988. Jones was conducting research to complete his dissertation in anthropology and photographed many indigenous Moxo (Mojo) community members he interviewed during the course of his research, as well as local festivals and agricultural activities.

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Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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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

These records document the activities of the office. 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 topically by department, project, or program, and concern administrative ...

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Creators:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Camuzzi, M.
Harris & Ewing
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956
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Dates:
circa 1850-1997
Size:
25.54 Linear feet (46 boxes; 3 cabinet drawers)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-016
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Haskell Institute
Dates:
circa 1930-1934
Size:
1 Linear Feet (1 photograph album containing 42 prints)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.105
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection consists of 1 photograph album containing 42 snapshot photographs and photographic postcards from circa 1930-1934. The bulk of the photographs depict Haskell Institute students including members of the football team Arnes Barlow, Paul Edge, Leonard Barlow, Guy Bush, Charles Bernard, Led Wilson, and coach John Levi [Inunaina (Arapaho...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1995-1999
Size:
14 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition examining the faith and spiritual traditions in African American religious life in the 1990s. The exhibition features members of Christian churches as well as those of other faiths. Special attention is given to the ways that African American congregations are responding to contemporary challenges affecting their families, neighborhoods, and communities. Curated by Gail Lowe, the show wa displayed in the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building from May 1998 to December 1999.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
2001-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting a short play, titled "Twelve Seconds that Changed the World," that was performed live in the exhibition Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age. The play, performed several times per day on Wednesdays and Saturdays, consisted of three five-minute scenes that offered a personal, in...

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Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9552
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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