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Dates:
1996
Size:
160 audiotapes (originals). 15 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9594
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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Dates:
1865–1870
Size:
38 Microfilm
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M843
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 38 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M843. These digital surrogates reproduced the previously un–filmed records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–70. The records consist of 32 volumes and approximately 20 linear feet of unbound records. The volumes include letters and endorsements sent; registers of letters received; telegrams sent and received; special orders, general orders, and circulars; register of persons recommended as inspectors of elections; a register of apprentices indentured; and index books. The unbound series consist mainly of letters received, orders, reports, and freedmen's labor contracts. These documents were created or received by the Assistant Commissioner, the Acting Assistant Commissioner, or either of two staff officers who acted for the Assistant Commissioner.

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1904-1978
Size:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Records include American Library Association materials, correspondence, a vertical file, and acquisitions and exchanges from the early 20th Century.

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Creators:
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Dates:
circa 1927-1983
Size:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7431
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNI...

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Creators:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Office of the Director
Dates:
1959-1999
Size:
20.58 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-295
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ben Read, Director, 1969-1973; James Billington, Director, 1973-1987; and Charles Blitzer, Director, 1988-1997. Materials include correspondence, program files, Board of Trustees member files, budget information, records documenting the legislative establishment of the center and the...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1999
Size:
29.5 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records of general exhibition (show) files documenting the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. Materials include proposals, budgets, label copy, scripts, production schedules, drawings, floor plans, memoranda, correspondence, catalogs, publicity materials, bibliographies, financial...

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Creators:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1986-1992
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Biodiversity Program, directed by Don E. Wilson. Materials include correspondence; documents concerning workshops conducted in different countries; biodiversity database information; memoranda regarding research, exhibitions and outreach functions; lists of specimens; ...

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