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Creators:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan
Dates:
1960-2014
Size:
13.5 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Joanna Cohan Scherer was employed by the Smithsonian Institution from 1966-2006. She worked at the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives (later known as the National Anthropological Archives) as a museum technician until 1970 when she was asked to become illustrations researcher of the Handbook of North American Indians, a 20-volume ...

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Creators:
Hess, Thomas B.
Dates:
1939-1978
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hessthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York editor and art critic Thomas Hess measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1978. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, extensive writings and notes, artists and subject files that also include recorded conversations with artists and others, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1962-1978
Size:
28 cu. ft. (56 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of the official administrative files of the Office of the Director of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1976-1978. The files document Porter M. Kier's tenure as Director of NMNH. Kier was appointed to the position on January 14, 1973. A few records pre-date this period and consist of files ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1985-1988
Size:
42.24 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, memoranda, and other material documenting the activities of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Robert McCormick Adams, primarily for FY 1986. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file ...

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Creators:
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947
Dates:
1884-2002
Size:
4.24 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ronnarno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Arnold Rönnebeck and painter Louise Emerson Ronnebeck measure 4.24 linear feet and date from 1884-2002. The collection contains biographical material, family and professional correspondence, sketches and drawings, writings, a scrapbook, and printed material. There are also numerous photographic prints, copy prints, negatives, and 7 glass plate negatives of the Rönnebecks and their artwork, travels, family, and friends, including Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Alfred Stieglitz, and Tony Luhan.

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Creators:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Claxton, William
Kenton, Stan
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
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Dates:
1920-2002
Size:
87 Cubic feet (188 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0845
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1978-2012
Size:
14.27 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-358
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in regard to the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of the major traveling exhibitions "In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," ...

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Creators:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Dates:
circa 1880-1986
bulk 1935-1977
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.abergert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.9 linear feet. Found within are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; files for artists that interested her; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.

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Creators:
Weir family
Dates:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weirweir
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

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