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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1978, 1986-1997
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, and newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910
Dates:
circa 1840s-1965
bulk 1849-1908
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.whitwort
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

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W. Atlee Burpee Company
W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
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Dates:
circa 1873-1980
Size:
200 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR2
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park
Dates:
1887-1966
Size:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 74
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The earliest records concerning the National Zoological Park date from 1887. They were kept by the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1890, when they were transferred to Holt House, the Park's administrative headquarters. During the late 1960's the records were transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution...

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Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931
Dates:
1880-1936
bulk 1883-1920
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.clarthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scrapbooks of Thomas Benedict Clarke measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1879-1930. Twelve scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper clippings, but also include correspondence, invitations, exhibition catalogs, programs, magazine articles, art auction catalogs, and other material relating to Clarke's personal art collection and general art patronage. The scrapbooks also include clippings and miscellany relating to the Clarke family and influential society clubs, such as the Union League, Lambs, and New York Athletic clubs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2000
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1982-1989
Size:
36.54 cu. ft. (58 document boxes) (7.54 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Here At The Smithsonian was a series of short features for television created and produced by the staff of the Smithsonian's Office of Telecommunications between the years 1982 and 1989. The series was designed for public dissemination of information about Smithsonian exhibition and research activities. Each year had a volume number [1982...

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Creators:
Dale, Chester, b. 1883
Dates:
circa 1883-2003
bulk 1920-1970
Size:
8.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.daleches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art collector Chester Dale measure 8.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883-2003. Dale amassed one of the world's most complete collections of nineteenth and twentieth century French art, was a collector of eighteenth century American portraitists, and a patron and collector of twentieth American artists including George Bellows and Mary Cassatt. The bulk of the collection dates from 1920 to 1970 and documents Dale's activities through biographical material, correspondence, memoirs and other writings, purchase, sales and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974
Dates:
1920-1990
Size:
8.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blackath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Spears papers (ca. 0.5 ft.) include photographs of Spears and her work; writings about Spears; letters, 1935-1967; a file on the WPA; and travel notes. Blackshear's papers include: writings by and about Blackshear, including an unpublished manuscript by Blackshear, SURVEY OF ART, 1926, and an editor's proof of Helen Gardner's ART THROUGH THE AGES (...

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