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Tizol, Juan
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)
Williams, Cootie
Bigard, Barney
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Dates:
1971-1984
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0327
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

160 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes and 12 transcriptions of 15 oral history interviews with prominent jazz musicians and their professional relationships with Duke Ellington. Tapes are copies of originals held at the at Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. Interviewees include Sonny Greer, Russell Procope, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Tom Whale...

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Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1958, 1975-1987
Size:
14.35 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 541
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1976, 1985-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300 Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;" "...

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Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Bunting, George L., Jr.
Brinkley, Christie
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Colonel, Sheri
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Dates:
1959-1990
Size:
15.5 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0374
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Cover Girl Make-Up Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project, 1923-1991, is the result of a year-long study in 1990, which examined the advertising created for Noxell Corporation's Cover Girl make-up products from 1959 to 1990. The objective of the project was to document, in print and electronic media, the history of Cover Girl make-up advertising since its inception in 1959.

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Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Mbulu, Letta
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Dates:
1916-2010, undated
Size:
23.6 Cubic feet (96 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business records ...

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Creators:
Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
Dates:
circa 1880s-1979
Size:
6.16 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7306
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence from Alexander Wetmore, field co-workers, and museum curators concerning authorization for field trips, instructions on natural history specimens desired and areas to visit, and acknowledgments of specimens and camping equipment; correspondence from state game and fisheries agencies concerning hunting ...

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Alliance of Figurative Artists
Dates:
1969-1970
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alliof
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The lectures and panel discussions of the Alliance of Figurative Artists measures 2.0 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1970. The collection consists of twenty-four recordings of panel discussions and lectures held in conjunction with meetings of the Alliance of Figurative Artists in New York. Artists represented include: Lennart Anderson, Milet Andrejevic, Noah Baen, William Bailey, Rosemarie Beck, William Beckman, Leland Bell, Robert Birmelin, John Bradford, Joel Brody, Harold Bruder, Rudy Burckhardt, John Button, Gretna Campbell, Richard Chiriani, Bruno Chivitico, Thomas Cornell, Lucien Day, Lois Dodd, Ben Einhorn, Walter Erlebacher, Lawrence Faden, Louis Finkelstein, Joseph Fiore, Jane Freilicher, Stanley Friedman, Joel Galker, Paul Georges, Gregory Gillespie, Lloyd Glasson, Joel Goldblatt, Nancy Grilikhes, Nathan Hale, Aaron Kersen, John Koch, Majorie Kramer, Al Kresh, Gabriel Laderman, Alfred Leslie, Frank McCall, Edward Melcarth, Raoul Middleman, Richard A. Miller (Richard McDermott), Philip Pearlstein, Joseph Pollet, Paul Resika, Ben Rifkin, Anthony Siani, Bonnie Sklarski, William Sullivan, Sam Thurston, Sidney Tillim, Louis Tytell, and Neil Welliver.

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