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Creators:
Finch College. Museum of Art
Varian, Elayne H.
Dates:
1943-1975
bulk 1964-1975
Size:
20.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.finccoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art measure 20.9 linear feet and date from 1943 to 1975, with the bulk of records dating from the period its galleries were in operation, from 1964 to 1975. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of exhibition files, which contain a wide range of documentation including artist files, checklists, correspondence, writings, photographs, interviews, numerous films and videos, artist statements, printed materials, and other records. Also found within the collection are administrative records of the museum, artist files, and papers of the Contemporary Wing's director and curator, Elayne Varian, which were produced outside of her work at Finch College.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Development
Dates:
1988, 1991-1992
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes, transcripts and other materials relating to the "Symposium of the Americas," which was held in Washington, D.C. in September 1991 and brought together more than fifty leading scholars, authors, politicians, and journalists from North, South and Central America. Included are audiotapes of each session, ...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service
Dates:
circa 1980-1994
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Ralph Rinzler, Director, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, 1978-1983; Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1984-1989, and Assistant Secretary Emeritus, 1990-1994. Topics include surveys, special events, audiovisual program development, folklife programs...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1965-1982
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 368
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative files of the Office of Public Affairs. They include correspondence, memoranda, some printed materials, and an occasional photograph relating to the work of the office. Events documented in the records include the 1977 presidential inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, the Papal visit of 1979, and the ...

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The major part of the collection, series 1-4, contains nearly 28,000 glass plates, including original stereoscopic negatives, interpositives, and both negative and positive non-stereoscopic plates used to produce lantern slides and paper prints. The photographs were taken all over the world. The majority are from the Underwood & Underwood active fi...

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Creators:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (331 boxes, 2 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1463 boxes, 33 map-folders, 7 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
1975-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of program files created and maintained by Nancy J. Fuller. These records cover various symposiums, lectures, workshops and programs, including Fuller's work with ecomuseums and Native American museums. Materials include bibliographies, correspondence, reports and projects, audiotapes, photographs, serials and transcrip...

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Creators:
Perrot, Paul N.
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a selective fragment of the total professional papers of Paul N. Perrot. They are concerned chiefly with his activities in international organizations and projects related to museums and the preservation/conservation of cultural property. The papers cover his career from Directorship in the Corning Museum, throu...

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