This accession is a continuation of Accession 91-082 and consists of project files documenting the renovation or improvement of facilities for the Smithsonian museums. These records include blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence (primarily with contractors), payroll sheets, estimates, progress and inspection reports, photographs, and construction requests for extensions. Buildings and museums …
Jean W. Seele Rural Photographs
Seele, Jean W. (Jean Warren), 1924-1993
Approx. 1,065 color photographs (chromogenic prints), negatives and slides of rural scenes, mostly in Kansas.
Henry van Lieshout films
Collection consists of three films. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The …
Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
This accession consists of microfilms and microfiche of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files previously transferred to the Archives. The film includes copies of material in accessions 89-106, 91-018, 91-082, 91-114, 92-068, 92-138. Researchers should consult finding aids to these collections for further description of materials listed here by project number.
Project Files and Drawings
This accession consists of 96 reels of microfilm containing project files and project drawings for building renovation and new construction at the Smithsonian Institution. Project files are on 16mm film, project drawings are on 35mm film. Paper records arranged by project number are separately accessioned into the Archives. This accession corresponds with paper …
W. H. Himbury photographs
63 Photographic prints (albumen (1 album), black & white, 18 x 26 cm. or smaller )
63 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
Photographs taken by unknown photographers in Nigeria and found in an album signed on the front inside cover, "W.H. Himbury, Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly 10." Funeral pictures of important African chiefs are prominent within the album and include burial pictures of the family members of the deceased as well as of the belongings of the deceased. Images include views of Lagos and Abeokuta. African peoples include the Anang Ibibio, Kalabari and Efik. Images of individuals include British colonial officials and chiefs of the Niger Delta. Prominent among the British officials is Sir Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Governor of the Oil River Protectorate, which, after 1896, was known as the Niger River Protectorate.
Thomas Anshutz papers
The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and date from around 1870 to 1942, with the bulk of materials dating from 1880 to 1911. The papers document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.
This accession consists of original footage recorded for the exhibition video "Maine Coast." The video was part of "Exploring Marine Ecosystems" at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The video was produced by Karen Loveland in 1995 and featured the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist, NMNH, Department …
Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)
An exhibition on the North Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. The show was created by the Anacostia Community Museum in collaboration with the North Brentwood Historical Society. It was exhibited at the museum from April 1996 to December 1996. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, and floor plans.
Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska
11 Copy negatives
The Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska consists of negatives taken by Bernard in 1921 among the Inupiaq (Alaska Inupiat Eskimo) and Siberian Yu'pik communities. Bernard was an artic trader, trapper and captain of the schooner "Teddy Bear."