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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities
Dates:
1984-1988
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the interests of the International Center and involvement with individuals and organizations that participate in the activities of the Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, information for International Space Year 1987, photocopies of articles, a membership ...

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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1954-1985, with related records from 1917
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 401
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the correspondence of Edgar P. Richardson, Director, 1954-1964; his successor, William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983- , and other staff members; minutes and records of the Board of Trustees; manuscripts, correspondence, and other records of the Archives of American Art Journal; and the files ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science
Dates:
1963-1973
Size:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 108
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records are arranged in four alphabetic subject files, overlapping in dates and subject matter. The files were probably segments of one general file which was weeded and separated as records became noncurrent.

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Creators:
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee
Dates:
1998-2000
Size:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9597
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document many aspects of the development and operation of VIARC, especially the administration of the Center's two volunteer corps. The bulk of the material consists of the administrative files of Mary Grace Potter from 1972 to 1987, including general correspondence, memoranda, and budget reports. Of particular note are early ...

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Creators:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dates:
1970-1992
Size:
33.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.womabuil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Woman's Building feminist arts organization in Los Angeles measure 33.5 linear feet and date from 1970-1992. Originally founded by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven in 1973, the Woman's Building served as an education center and public gallery space for women artists in southern California. The records document both the educational and exhibition activities and consist of administrative records, financial and legal records, publications, curriculum files, exhibition files, grant funding records and artist's works of arts and prints. A significant portion of the collection documents the Women's Graphic Center, a typesetting, design, and printing service operated by The Woman's Building.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
1984-2015
Size:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his exhibition planning, development, and production activities in the Division of Political History. Earlier records date back to when the division was known as the Division of Politics and Reform, the Division of Social History, and when it was part of the Depart...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibition Manager
Dates:
2002-2008
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Exhibitions Manager, Marie Elena Amatangelo, in her work planning and coordinating exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions represented include High Fiber; Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design; American A...

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Creators:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988
Dates:
1882 - 1988
Size:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-010
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.

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