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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
1975-1989
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Office of Museum Programs (OMP) administrative files, mostly pertaining to the Native American Museums Program, Psychological Studies/Museum Evaluation Studies Program, and OMP Director; and include correspondence, monthly reports, budgets, intern files, workshop evaluations, OMP brochure drafts; and black-and-white ...

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Creators:
Hayden, Palmer C., 1890-1973
Dates:
1920-1970
Size:
2.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.haydpalm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African-American painter Palmer C. Hayden date from 1920-1970 and measure 2.4 linear feet. The collection contains biographical material, including 32 diaries documenting Hayden's daily activities, scattered correspondence relating to art sales and Hayden's work for the Works Progress Administration, printed material, 47 sketchbooks compiled over a period of almost forty years, and photographs of Hayden and his artwork.

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Creators:
Angarola, Anthony, 1893-1929
Dates:
circa 1910-1988
bulk 1920-1929
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.angaanth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chicago-based painter Anthony Angarola measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1988, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1929. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
De Kooning, Elaine
Dates:
circa 1959-2013
Size:
1.1 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.dekoelas
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of Abstract Expressionist painter Elaine de Kooning are dated circa 1959-2013 and measure 1.1 linear feet and 0.003 GB. Found within the papers are letters, writings, a sketch of John F. Kennedy, notes, a sound recording, a few documents regarding Willem de Kooning, transcripts of interviews of de Kooning, transcripts of recorded conversations between de Kooning and others, and transcripts of lectures by de Kooning and others. There are a few photographs of de Kooning and of de Kooning with others, including John F. Kennedy, artist James Bohary, and Ad Reinhardt, and of artwork. Most of the transcripts and few photographs are digitized. Also found are printed materials and two scrapbooks containing a variety of documents about de Kooning's protest against the death penalty and efforts to save the life of convicted criminal Caryl Chessman.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Maher, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1922-1987
Dates:
1944-1987
bulk 1954-1987
Size:
7 Sound recordings
6.38 Linear feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-02
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Francis Maher (1922-1987) was an anthropologist with the University of Western Michigan whose work focused on Oceania. The collection documents his field research in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. His field research in Papua New Guinea focused on cultural change in the Purari Delta and the modernist Tommy Kabu Movement (1946-1968). His field research in the Philippines focused on the ethnological and archaelogical history and changes in the Ifugao province. The collection consists of field notes, excavation notes, census data, genealogy charts, grant applications, research files, research proposals, maps, correspondence, manuscripts, sound recordings, and photographs.

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Creators:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007
Dates:
1923-2013
bulk 1950-2000
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.moyeroy
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist and arts administrator Roy Moyer measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2013, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 2000. The materials also concern to a limited degree Moyer's life partner, artist and art historian, Karl Lunde. Moyer's career is documented by writings, photographs of his artwork and exhibiton installations, as well as printed materials concerning exhibitions and his participation in cutural and community activities. There is limited correspondence or material of a personal nature.

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Creators:
Vetter, David, 1971-1984
Vetter, David J., Jr.
Vetter, Carol Ann
Texas Children's Hospital
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Dates:
1971-1986
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1133
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. His life in a special isolation unit received widespread publicity.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology
Dates:
circa 1979-1990, and undated
Size:
23.69 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of Information Age: People, Information, and Technology, a major exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which traces the evolution of information-processing and communications technologies from the 1830s to the present. The ...

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