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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1962-1993
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains records documenting the planning, construction, and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Materials include scripts, plans, drawings, memoranda, reports, photographs, and related materials documenting Hall 7, "Peoples of Asia and Africa," and Hall 8, "People...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1900 - 1989
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes materials on other world's fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and Disney.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Preindustrial Cultural History
Dates:
1953-1975
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records that document planning for the exhibition "Growth of the United States," primarily during the years when the National Museum of History and Technology was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Peter C. Welsh, Curator; Rodris C. Roth, Curator;...

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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1945-2013
Size:
35.42 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.skowscho
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records measure 35.42 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2013. The paper records of the school document the period from circa 1945 to 1977 and consist of administrative records, financial records, visiting artist files, faculty files, student files, and photographic material. Also included are motion picture films by Jack Eastman and Karl Fortess, dating from circa 1950 to 1968, showing the school's campus and faculty, staff, and students at work and leisure. A large portion of the collection consists of the Skowhegan Lecture Archives, a sound recording archive of lectures given by artists speaking at the school between 1952 and 2013.

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Dates:
1990-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994); Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995); and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively. The records docume...

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Creators:
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951
Dates:
circa 1914-1922
Size:
1 Print (platinum)
13 Prints (possibly aquatint)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs relating to Eskimos that were part of a set made in connection with Robert Joseph Flaherty's documentary, Nannook of the North. They consist primarily of portraits of Eskimos, as well as images of a kayak in Hudson Bay, an Eskimo in the ice fields, and a close up image of a husky.

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Creators:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000
Dates:
circa 1930-1980
Size:
5.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.merrfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts administrator Francis Sumner Merritt measure 5.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1980. The bulk of the papers document his career as the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Included are biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and notes, professional files on Haystack and other institutions, printed material, and photographs.

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Dates:
2006
Size:
11 compact discs (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9620
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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