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Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research fil...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1964-1978
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 448
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, photographs, and slides which document the design and installation of exhibitions at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and the Renwick Gallery. Of special interest are records concerning the Patent Office Building (POB) Opening, 1968 and the exhibition America as Art, 1976. The records al...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
1973, 1994-1998, 2000-2015
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials created by Richard Kurin during his tenure as Director for National Programs, 2004-2007; Acting Under Secretary for History and Culture, 2007-2008; Acting Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, 2008-2009; and Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, 2009-2016. Materials dated before April ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of American Studies
Dates:
1983-1990
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Office of American Studies, particularly its head, Wilcomb Washburn, and concern scholarly conferences, papers given, book reviews, and related correspondence.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1987
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
Dates:
1934-1966
Size:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7097
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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of the Office of Plant Service (OPlantS), Horticulture Services Division. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to greenhouse construction; Smithsonian grounds maintenance; outgoing loans, grants, and gifts; slide collections; contracts with private companies and ind...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1980-1996
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include "Benjamin West and His American Students" (1980-1981); "Charles ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1866-1906, with related records to 1927
Size:
65.91 cu. ft. (98 document boxes) (6 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box) (88 3x5 boxes) (1 tube box) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 31
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to be based on a distinction between ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1967-1983
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 444
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files maintained by Harry Lowe in his positions as Curator of Exhibits and Assistant, Acting, and Deputy Director.

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