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Edwards, Llewellyn N., 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1925-1964
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0959
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.

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Creators:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.
Dates:
1965-2006
bulk 1975-1998
Size:
5.67 Linear feet ((1 box, 6 binders))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-059
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1965 to 2006 and measures 5.67 linear feet, documents the built and natural environment of the Anacostia neighborhood, as well as the activities of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, which sponsored the Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project, a survey of all buildings in the Anacostia Historic District. The collection consists of slides, photographs, negatives, correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear Feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (318 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...

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Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9587
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1989
Size:
40 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records consist of Secretary Robert McCormick Adams' administrative files for 1989. Included are correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other communications received or issued by the Office of the Secretary, reflecting a wide range of official activities. The records contain correspondence relating to major Smithsonian exhibitions; copies ...

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Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 sound recordings
32 cassette tapes
1 electronic discs (cd)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Rudy, Jerome
Dates:
20th century.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0809
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

20th century advertising hand fans. Most of the fans feature a vignette on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. The fans advertise various establishments and products, including funeral parlors, patent medicines, and food products.

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Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)
Dates:
1838-2017, undated
bulk 1872-1985
Size:
22.1 Cubic feet (67 boxes, 3 map-size folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the farming and family life of the Robinson family of Prince George's County and after 1975, Charles County, Maryland. Papers documenting the farming and family of the Via family of Greene County, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Prince George's and Calvert Counties, Maryland, by 1949.

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Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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