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Dates:
1960-2005
Size:
49 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Director. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, budget files, research project and grant records, special event files, and related records. Records primarily document the tenure of Ira Rubinoff , Director, ...

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975
Dates:
1927-1928
Size:
5 Film reels (2 hours 24 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3810 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.17
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by artist Paul Travis during a trip through Africa and Southern Europe during 1927 and 1928. 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 a...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-1992, with records from 1978
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), primarily under Directors Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988; and Frank Talbot, 1988-1992. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; NMNH relations with Smithsonian administration, bureaus, and offices; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities
Dates:
1984-1990
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal project records of Mary S. McCutcheon while she was involved with the Directorate of International Activities (DIA). The research projects include African Material Culture, Third World, Madagascar, and Latin America History of Science and Technology. These records also consist of budget reports (drafts ...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1998
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-045
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting National Zoological Park (NZP) relations and cooperative efforts with Smithsonian offices and bureaus during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, policies, reports, and information files. See also Ac...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1977-1986
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accesion consists of records that document the exhibition activities of Lydia Puccenelli, Curator, circa 1967-2000. Puccinelli was a curator with the Museum of African Art before it became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, ...

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Creators:
Jett, Ruth M.
Dates:
1914-2014
Size:
7.8 Linear feet
0.242 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.jettruth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and 0.242 gigabytes, and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2002
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his third year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memorand...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1991
Size:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-052
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records and an index from the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for fiscal year 1991. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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