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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Administrative Office
Dates:
1972, 1984-1999
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the office. Topics include finance, procurement, and grant management. Records were created and maintained by Barbara A. Hart, Associate Director of Administration, and Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director. Boxes 1-2 are arranged topically by department, project, or program, and concern administrative ...

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Creators:
Asch, Moses
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964
Folkways Records
Dates:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Size:
841 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ASCH
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.

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Creators:
Ashworth, Gavin
Dates:
1987
Size:
2040 slides (photographs) (+catalog (4 v.), color)
1 video recording ((12:25 min.) (VHS) , sound, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Gavin Ashworth during the summer of 1987 in several villages in Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. The images detail all phases of strip weaving, from the spinning of yarn to the assemblage of the individual strips into large pieces. The still photographs were used in the video which was entitled, Patterns of Life: West-African Strip Weaving Traditions, produced by Caribiner, Inc. for the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "In many areas of West Africa, fabric is woven in long narrow strips. The strips are cut to length and then sewn together to make rectangular cloths with striking geometric patterns. These beautiful cloths are worn as wrappers, shawls, and robes. Originally a slide presentation for an exhibition, the Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth explores the creative activities of the various artisans involved in textile production: spinners, dyers, weavers, and sewers."

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Dates:
1887-1986
Size:
2 Photographic prints (color)
6,859 Postcards (color, 10 x 15 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2001-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Picture postcards collected by Stephen Grant, Education Official, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), while serving in Africa.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Special Events
Dates:
1975-1980
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Office of Special Events activities in preparing luncheon and dinner arrangements for Regent meetings, special awards, exhibitions, and special guests of the Smithsonian. Files contain the following information, however, not all files contain this information: seating arrangements, special signs, flags for display ...

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Creators:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
Homovi (Hopi)
Kutcahonauu (Hopi)
Winuta (Hopi)
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Dates:
November, 1899-March, 1900
Size:
3 Volumes
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4731
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1967-present
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.Papers
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 Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references ...

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Creators:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Dates:
1918-1977 and undated
Size:
8.38 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7439
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Robert Tyler Davis' education and career, 1918-1977. The majority of the material is dated 1937- 1977. A fair amount of incoming correspondence illustrates Davis' personal life, and, to a lesser extent, his professional career. Of special note are letters from Davis' second wife, Janet, and journals kept during his t...

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