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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development and production of the exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which, prior to 2000, was known as the National Museum of American Art. The exhibition featured daguerreotypes from public and priva...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Physical Sciences
Dates:
1955-1966 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 579
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the research files of Robert P. Multhauf, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences. The records contain scripts for Hall of Chemistry exhibitions; historical information and illustrations pertaining to chemistry, chemical apparatus, and industrial laboratories; biographies of distinguished chemists; and se...

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Creators:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 2008
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2008
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:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
825 Digital files
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology
Dates:
1932-1980
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning the administration and activities of the Department. Also included are invoices, curatorial papers, and administrative records. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and from before the creation of the museum when it was p...

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Creators:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 (journalist)
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
Dates:
1891 - 1988
Size:
8.6 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence (both of Nicola Tesla and Kenneth Swezey), copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, from 1890-1972 collected and assembled by Swezey.

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Dates:
1953-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1949-2009
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-216
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, and Elliot N. Sivowitch, Museum Specialist, which document their curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity ...

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Dates:
circa 1992-2004
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-177
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the projects and activities of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Projects and activities include profess...

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