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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1965-1978
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 525
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document quotations, proposals, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide facilities and instruments for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and its programs. Of special interest are voluminous files concerning the development and planning for the Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT) fa...

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Creators:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970
Dates:
1907-1970
bulk 1944-1970
Size:
9.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.soloalan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.

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Creators:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Dates:
circa 1903-1982
Size:
30.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Louise Nevelson measure 30.5 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1988. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the sculptor, focusing especially on her later career. Papers include correspondence, personal business records, writings, scrapbooks, early art work, photographs, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, books, and an extensive amount of printed material.

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1975-1995
Collection ID:
AAG.GRE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Creators:
Davis, Luther
Davis, Joan Bassie
Dates:
1916-2007, undated
bulk 1936-2007
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an awarding winning writer, playwright and screenwriter. He won a Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1954 for the musical Kismet. He was the playwright for Lady in a Cage, and Grand Hotel and many other productions.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006, 2012-2014
Size:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was mean...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1990-2006
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) during the tenures of directors Alan Maxwell Fern, 1992-2000, and Marc Pachter, 2000-2007. Some of these materials relate to Pachter's work as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, 1990-1994; Counselor to the Secretary ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science
Dates:
2002-2008
Size:
4.19 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of Katherine Ott, Curator, on the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the announcement that Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was safe and effective. The exhibition was at the National Museum of American History from April 12, 2005 t...

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Creators:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.powehira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

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