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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (46 boxes, 14 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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Creators:
Whitmore, Frank C.
Dates:
1942-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, manuscript notes, photographs and some plates and drawings pertaining to Frank C. Whitmore's paleontological research. Whitmore is a Research Associate with the United States Geological Survey.

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Creators:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Dates:
1983-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-213
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) to have the General Post Office (GPO) Building transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. To determine how NMAA would be able to most appropriately use their space at the Patent Office Building and the General Post Office Building, ...

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Creators:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Dates:
circa 1932-1985
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wagssamu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985 comprise 6.4 linear feet of correspondence, writings, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs documenting Wagstaff's professional and personal relationships with artists and photographers, his career as an art curator, and his position as an important collector of paintings and photographs. Correspondence with artists and others such as curators, arts organizations, galleries, and museums, reflects the diversity of contemporary American art and includes individuals associated with the abstract expressionist, Fluxus, pop, earth, conceptual, and minimalist art movements.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Symposia and Seminars
Dates:
1969-1987
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-191
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications associated with symposia and seminars sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Symposia and seminars documented in this accession include "Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities;" "Outlook for Space;" "How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey;" "The Muses Flee Hitler;" "Kin and Communities: ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1995-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Margaret Vining, Museum Specialist, which document the following exhibitions at the National Museum of American History: Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War (2000), a permanent exhibit, created to coincide with the U.S. Submarine Force Centennial; and West Point in the Making of A...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation
Dates:
1946-1985
Size:
15.51 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 528
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. A...

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Creators:
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Dates:
1920-2000
bulk 1942-1990
Size:
17.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davigene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the artist Gene Davis measure 17.7 linear feet and date from 1920-2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1942-1990. Papers document Davis's personal life and his career as an artist and educator, as well as his career as a journalist in the 1940s and 1950s, through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, business records, estate records, writings by and about Gene Davis, printed materials concerning Davis's art career, personal and art-related photographs, and artwork by Davis and others.

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Creators:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Dates:
1977-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-237
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the history and activities of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS). The AIYS was established in 1978 to facilitate, coordinate, and encourage academic research dealing with Yemen in all disciplines through its offices in the United States and in Yemen and is a founding member of...

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