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Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
Numismatics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Bratter, Herbert Max, (economist), 1900-1976
Dates:
1890s-1975
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0137
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the working files and home movies of Herbert M. Bratter, a financial specialist, and his professional career. The materials consist of biographical materials (academic and military records), press releases, newspaper clippings; daily, weekly and monthly releases from government agencies; clippings from the Congressional Record on monetary matters such as silver and gold; topical files covering a range of monetary subjects; publications, including writings about the Bretton Woods Conference, scrapbooks, and moving image including home movies.

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Creators:
Hockett, Charles
Dates:
1934-2000
bulk 1940-1989
Size:
5.4 Linear Feet ((10 document boxes) plus 2 record storage boxes of sound recordings)
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into ei...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology
Dates:
1923-2004
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the work of Museum Specialist Robert W. Purdy. Materials include correspondence and records documenting collections management, exhibitions, websites, specimen loans, media productions and related activities of the Department of Paleobiology. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
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:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. United States Studies Program
Dates:
1987-1994
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program and seminar files. Programs include: "The State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States," "Collections and Culture: Museums and the Development of American Life and Thought," "Knowledge and Belief in America," and "Financing the American State."

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Creators:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Dates:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Size:
25.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.conswmgp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

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Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1902-1995
Size:
18 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Series 12 consists of paper documents, published materials, and materials from exhibitions. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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