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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Creators:
Brown, David M.
Dates:
1970-2005
bulk 1980-2002
Size:
11.76 Cubic Feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The David M. Brown Papers consist of almost twelve cubic feet of archival material documenting his career as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, naval aviator, and NASA astronaut. It includes Brown's diaries, manuals, checklists, certificates, workbooks, notebooks, and related training materials.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mollusks
Dates:
1851-1982 and undated
Size:
58.76 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (9 document boxes) (26 tall document boxes) (9 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 73
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Archives would like to thank the staff of the Division of Mollusks for their cooperation in transferring the records to the Archives. We especially appreciate the help of Clyde Roper, Richard Houbrick, and Michael Sweeney.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1980-1993
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the work of Judith K. Zilczer in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) Department of Painting and Sculpture, as Historian, Associate Curator of Painting, and acting Chief Curator. The records include Zilczer's exhibition files, correspondence and memoranda, research files and professional activities files. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
1991-2013
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) publicity and outreach. Materials include promotional materials; educational products (some including specimens, videos, and books); presentations; several volumes of "Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Contributions to Research" (compendiums ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Management. Horticulture Services Division. Office of the Director
Dates:
1989-2003
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-245
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the subject files of Nancy J. Bechtol, Director, Horticulture Services Division (HSD), 1995-2002, and document her work as director and her relationship with other offices and museums throughout the Smithsonian Institution, her involvement in special events, her association with professional associations, and her ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Archives Center
Dates:
1988-2013
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-247
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Deborra A. Richardson, Chair and Curator, and documents her work managing the Archives Center's programs, acquisitions, staff, and practices. The Scurlock Studio Records are documented in this accession as well. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, newsletters, policy manuals, ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Publications Department
Dates:
1994-2012
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the production of museum publications, exhibition didactics, brochures, catalogs, invitations, event programs, web pages, signage, advertisements, and other published or printed items. Records also document the administration of the department and awards won by various publications. Materials ...

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Creators:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. West European Program
Dates:
1985-1992
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 559
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the West European Program and contain files concerning conferences sponsored by the Program; correspondence files; files on fellows, scholars, and interns; administrative matters; information on funding; and photographs of fellows and staff.

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