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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout ...

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Creators:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960
Dates:
1910-1993
bulk 1910-1960
Size:
15.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cahiholg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Holger Cahill (1887-1960) date from 1910 to 1993, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1960, and measure 15.8 linear feet. The collection offers researchers fairly comprehensive documentation of Cahill's directorship of the Works Progress/Projects Administration's (WPA) Federal Art Project (FAP) in addition to series documenting his work as a writer and art critic. Material includes correspondence, reports, artist files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Nadel, Leonard, 1916-1990
Dates:
1950-2006
bulk 1956-1960
Size:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1313
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographer Leonard Nadel's supplemental material relating to and photographs of the Mexican braceros (manual laborers). They were photographed in California, Texas, and Mexico for the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Republic during the late 1950s and early 1960s in support of a report entitled Strangers in Our Fields by Dr. Ernesto Galarza.

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Dates:
1987
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9535
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936.
Dates:
1887-1923
Size:
1.81 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (3 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949
Dates:
circa 1904
Size:
160 Items (Glass plate photonegatives, Box 1-13, 12.7x20.3 cm, 15.2x25.4 cm)
119 Items (Modern copy prints, Box 14-15, 12x19.5 cm)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection consists of 160 glass plate photonegatives and 119 modern copy prints mostly of Japanese subjects. Depicting Meiji-era Japan and traditional paintings, the photographs are attributed to the prominent American geologist Bailey Willis, who travelled to Japan in 1904 in his return trip from China to ...

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Creators:
Chicago City Railway Company.
West Chicago Street Railroad Company.
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Pennsylvania & West Virginia Railway.
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Dates:
1880-1948
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (13 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of blueprints, working drawings, line drawings, tracings, and plans of the Chicago Surface Railway system from 1896-1926; 1948. The majority of the drawings are on linen and are 24" x 36" or larger. Some of the drawings are annotated. The drawing number, title of drawing and the date are provided for each sheet.

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Creators:
Erie Railroad Company
ConRail
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Olevsky, Walter
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Dates:
circa 1880-1980
Size:
57 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 97 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constitu...

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Creators:
Medellin, Octavio, 1907 or 1908-1999
Dates:
circa 1935-circa 1979
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.medeocta
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, sculptor, and educator Octavio Medellin measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to circa 1979. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Carlos Mérida, Stanley Marcus, Lucy Maverick, Bess Hubbard, Xavier Gonzalez, and others; commission files for projects in Texas; professional files that include notes, biographical essays, and material for the Medellin School of Sculpture, Mendocino Art Center, International Institute of Arts and Letters, and the San Antonio Religious Show; printed and documentary materials consisting of an art reproduction, booklets, exhibition catalogs, magazines and yearbooks, and video recordings of Swank in the Arts; and photographic materials of Medellin, his studio, family and friends, travel in Mexico, his students, and works of art.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Dates:
1870-1893
Size:
11 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (25 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 220
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of these records are the official files of George Vasey as botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture and curator of the United States National Herbarium from 1872 to 1893. They include incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, mostly to Vasey, but sometimes to Jeremiah M. Rusk, secretary of Agriculture; Edwin Willits,...

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