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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
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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Dates:
1974-2008
bulk 1974-2008
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Blair Arnold Rudes was a linguist who specialized in Native American languages. The Blair Rudes papers document his research and professional activities from 1974-2008 and primarily deal with dictionaries and other linguistic materials he created and studied, as well as the culture and history of various Native American groups around the Eastern United States and the rest of North America. His involvement in language education, federal recognition of tribes, and the use of authentic Native American dialog in film are also represented. The collection consists of research files, linguistic research and data, correspondence, papers and other writings written by Rudes and his colleagues, movie scripts and related materials, and audio/visual recordings.

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Creators:
Fried, Mary Hill
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
National Carousel Association.
Dates:
circa 1895-1985
Size:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0528
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Processed by Craig Orr, archivist, (1999); Jennifer Shaifer (intern), October-December 2008; Ramona Williamson (volunteer), November 2008; Sarah Allan, November 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.

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Foster Brothers (Boston, Mass.)
Dates:
1875-1973
bulk 1893-1942
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fostbrot
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Boston picture frame company Foster Brothers measure 13 linear feet and date from 1875-1973 with the bulk of the material falling between 1893 and 1942. Correspondence, stock records, financial records, writings, miscellaneous business records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document the history of this company that operated a factory, retail store, and wholesale and mail order businesses between 1893 and 1942. A small number of family papers are included, with items pre-dating and post-dating the business.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 1975
Size:
516 Sound tape reels (approximate)
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1975
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:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-
Dates:
1862-1985
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.branpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
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:
Duncan, Donald F., Jr.
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.
Dates:
1928-2002
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0807
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection consists of papers, photographs, advertising materials, scrapbooks, clippings and audio-visual materials. These materials trace the rise and fall of the companies owned by the Duncan family as well as the world of yo-yo's. The materials date from 1929 to 2002, with the bulk of the material focused on the Donald F....

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Creators:
Shaffer, Earl V., 1918-
Dates:
bulk 1803 - 2007, undated
Size:
16 Cubic feet (46 boxes, 14 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0828
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the trail diaries, papers, photographs and slides, and writings of Earl V. Shaffer, the man credited with being the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His complete trail hikes took place in 1948, 1965, and 1998. He was also a hiking and nature enthusiast and advocate.

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