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Creators:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)
Dates:
2001-2013
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
10.68 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.heripres
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program measure 1.2 linear feet and 10.68 GB and date from 2001 to 2013. The collection documents the assessment, restoration, and advocacy of several public outdoor murals throughout the country. Included are administrative records and project files containing email correspondence, project forms, press materials, photographs, technical specifications, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 1-4, 1967
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1967
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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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Grants Department
Dates:
1999-2005
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Proposals found in this accession were made for grants administered by the National Air and Space Administration. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contrac...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Projects and Procurement Department
Dates:
2003-2006
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-292
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Cummings, Barton A., 1914-1994 (advertising executive)
Brower, Charles H.
Bolte, Brown
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Dates:
1938-1991, undated
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0421
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Barton Arthur Cummings's career as an advertising industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education, and advertising in the public interest.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1981-1985
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files and photographs created during the tenure of Jane R. Glaser, Director of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP).

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.

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Creators:
Yochelson, Ellis L. (Ellis Leon), 1928-2006
Dates:
1951-1980
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence and related records documenting the career of Ellis Leon Yochelson, a paleobiologist. Especially well-represented are files documenting his paleontological research and his career with the United States Geological Survey.

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Creators:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Asia Program
Dates:
circa 1979-1991
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include the correspondence of Ronald A. Morris, Program Secretary, 1981-1985; Dorothy Robins-Mowry, Research Assistant, 1984-1985; Leslie A. Navarrete, Program Assistant, 1984-1985; Mary Brown Bullock, Director, 1988-present; and Kirsti E. Hastings, Program Assistant, 1990-1992. Also includes papers written by fellows and gu...

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