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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2002
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:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1951-1960
Size:
1068 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Simon Ottenberg in Southeastern Nigeria within the Afikpo Village Group, at the time a group of 22 Eastern Igbo villages (sometimes considered part of the Cross River Igbo grouping) in southeastern Nigeria, while on a pre-doctoral Social Science Research Grant from December of 1951 through March of 1953 and during field research from September of 1959 to December of 1960. Also included are photographs taken from June of 1960 to December of 1960 of Abakaliki, a town and the administrative center of the northestern Igbo people, north of Afikpo. According to Dr. Ottenberg in his publication about masked Afikpo rituals, "The Afikpo belong to an Igbo subgroup called Ada or Edda (Forde and Jones 1950, pp. 51-56), which includes the Okpaha, Edda, Amaseri, and Unwana village-groups, all of which border on the Afikpo, and the Nkporo and Adaeze, both short distances away" (Masked Rituals of Afikpo, 1975, p. 3).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1973-1974
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-199
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 1/2" videotape reels of various demonstrations and lectures. The primary subject of these recordings are the Indians of North America. Included is a lecture by William Fitzhugh as well as Plains Indians demonstrations done as part of the Festival of American Folklife.

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Dates:
2010-2012
Size:
29 video recordings (1 archives box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.16
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

These records document the planning, organizing, and launch of the Community and Creativity Project, an initiative to survey and document cultural venues and activities in wards 7 and 8 of Washington, DC. Materials include meeting notes, project brochures, research files, photographs, interviews, and video recordings.

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Creators:
Fischer, Ann K.
Fischer, John Lyle, 1923-1985
Dates:
ca. 1942-1985
Size:
31.71 Linear feet ((65 boxes, 1 manuscript folder, and 128 sound recordings) )
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed. Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project. The collection also contains a number of psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan. The sound recordings are mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1853-1976
Size:
105 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S36
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 36 consists of folios and songbooks. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009
Woodbury, Natalie Ferris Sampson
Dates:
undated
Size:
5 Discs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7231
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
undated
Size:
4 Drawings
3 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4492
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1998
Size:
363 slides (photographs) (1 binder, color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Mali and Senegal in 1998.

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Creators:
Darling, Lowell
Dates:
1945-2012
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
6.32 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.darllowe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of conceptual and performance artist Lowell Darling measure 4.6 linear feet and 6.32 GB and date from 1945 to 2012. The collection contains biographical material primarily in the form of address books and contact lists; correspondence; project files for works of art and performances including files and artifacts related to Darling's 1978 gubernatorial campaign; printed material, including a clippings portfolio; photographic material; and artwork, including sketches, collages, and stamps.

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