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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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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:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Education
Dates:
1954, 1972, 1990-1993, and undated
Size:
7.52 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (4 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting films and videos produced by the Office of Education. The most documented film in this accession is "The Art of the Hyo-gushi," a 45 minute film following the restoration of three Japanese paintings by Takahi Sugiura and his assistants, Shigero Mikkachi and Makoto Souta. Other productions document...

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Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007
Dates:
1835-2003
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Frank A. Taylor (1903-2007) was a Curator of Engineering and Industries and an administrator at the Smithsonian. He was born in 1903 in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. Taylor began his career at the Smithsonian in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology of the United States National Museum (USNM). After ...

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DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997
Dates:
1896-1997
Size:
7.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.demohele
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.

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Creators:
Britton, James, 1878-1936
Dates:
circa 1905-1984
bulk 1905-1935
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.britjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and writer James Britton measure 4.3 linear feet and date from circa 1905-1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1905-1935. The bulk of the papers consist of 49 diaries dating from 1918-1935, plus notebooks of diary excerpts, that chronicle Britton's daily activities and include lists, illustrations, and drafts of correspondence. Additional papers include biographical information compiled by the Britton family; scattered business and financial records; correspondence, including copies of Britton's letters to the editors of the Hartford Courant and the Hartford Times; additional writings and notes that include drafts and manuscripts of an autobiography, drafts of articles for his publication Art Opus, and other writings; sketches and a woodcut print; printed materials, including clippings of his published writings for Art Review International, Book Notes, and Opus; and one photograph of Britton and of works of art. There is a 1.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2020 that includes correspondence, writings by Britton about art, printed material (some annotated ), lists of works of art by Britton and others, and sketches by Britton.

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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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Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
circa 1895-2001
bulk 1898-1951
Size:
86 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2010-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs, circa 1895-2001 (bulk 1898-1951) primarily relate to Curtis's work on his opus, the North American Indian (NAI), although other subjects are documented as well. The papers relate closely to the Edward S. Curtis papers at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections (UW), as that collection ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1886-1978
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 250
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics relating to electricity consist of some early general correspondence, primarily of George C. Maynard, but also including that of J. Elfreth Watkins and Carl W. Mitman, concerning the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and inventors of dynamos ...

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Creators:
Lynch, Owen M., 1931-2013
Dates:
1945-2012
Size:
132 sound recordings
43 Linear feet (83 boxes.)
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Owen M. Lynch (1931-2013) contain his research and fieldwork on marginalized castes in India, and in particular highlight his work among the Dalits, or Untouchables, in Agra. The collection consists of field notes, surveys, interviews, maps, drawings, manuscript notes and drafts, language materials, subject files, day planners, correspondence, university papers, conference symposium and panel materials, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, and electronic records.

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