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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952
Dates:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0091
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1831-1981
Size:
9.87 Cubic feet (consisting of 21 boxes, 1 folder, 13 oversize folders, 7 map case folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Seed
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Seed Industry and Trade forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Boyden, Uriah A. (Uriah Atherton), 1804-1879
Francis, Joseph Sidney
Schultze, Bernhard
Dates:
1806-1879
bulk 1830-1879
Size:
21 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0982
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of Uriah A. Boyden (1804-1879), a Boston civil and mechanical engineer and the inventor of the Boyden turbine. Materials include correspondence, notes, calculations, articles, notebooks, legal documents, financial documents, patents and patent assignments, design drawings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, business cards, and a print of a daguerreotype.

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Creators:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005
Dates:
1903-2007
bulk 1960-2007
Size:
5.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hororaym
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of collectors Raymond and Margaret Horowitz measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1903-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960- 2007. The collection documents the Horowitzes' activities as collectors through art collection files, including appraisals, sales information, printed material, and photographs of artwork; files of artwork sold or donated; accession records, including inventory lists of paintings and prints; and catalog information.

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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Creators:
Ashton, Dore
Dates:
circa 1928-2014
1849
Size:
35.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ashtdore
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Dimmer, Dennis
Brown, N.H.
Barkin, Stanley
Walburn, Jerry
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Dates:
1914-2017
Size:
3.2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0386
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bulletins, programs, broadsides, newsletters, newsclippings, periodicals, photographs, published sheet music and audio and videotapes documenting the life and career of Duke Ellington and the activities of the Ellington Jazz and Music societies.

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