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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1952, 1967-1992
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting aspects of the career of Wilcomb E. Washburn, historian and teacher of American political and cultural history. He held positions at the National Museum for American History, Division of Political History and later at the Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies. A small quantity ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1977-1994
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the operations of the Office of Planning, Management and Budget. Materials include numerous Smithsonian Directives and the discussions which led up to the issuance of each; and subject files documenting the formulation and execution of the Smithsonian's federal and trust budgets. Subject fi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service
Dates:
1849-1953
Size:
36.97 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (17 12x17 boxes) (8 tall document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 61
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain information about receipt of publications for the Smithsonian Library, distribution information, and substantial correspondence documenting the operation of the Exchange Service. Also included is the private log of Jerome H. Kidder. See also Record Unit 27.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1981-1993
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-023
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Within this accession, the first series contains records pertaining to Special Events which include performing arts, lectures and films. The second series includes records concerning Tuesday Mornings, Singles Evenings, seminars, tours, Discovery Theatre, the Young Associates, Discover Graphics, and Campus on the Mall. The third series con...

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Creators:
Spandorf, Lily
Dates:
1967-1998, undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (754 drawings (visual works))
Collection ID:
CFCH.SPAN
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection consists of 754 pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache drawings and paintings by artist Lily Spandorf. They depict scenes from various years of the Festival of American Folklife and its successor, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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Creators:
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962
Dates:
1902-1965
bulk 1927-1955
Size:
64.88 Linear feet (87 boxes; 16 map folders; and 14 boxes of nitrate negatives, which are not included in the linear feet extent measurement)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Postal History
Dates:
1960, 1969-1974
Size:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of audiotape recordings of the radio series Philatelic Dialogue, later known as Philatelic Conversations, whereby individuals important in philatelics were interviewed. Among those interviewed include Carl H. Scheele, David Lidman, and Stevan Dohanos. Also included are drawings of an Abbott-Downing Company ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1947-2017
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-065
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, and newsletters.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1970-2006
Size:
2.76 cu. ft. (4 16x20 boxes) (103 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of drawings documenting the planning and design of exhibitions and other projects by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC). OEC designs exhibitions for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service as well as for Smithsonian Institution museums and units without internal exhibition design offices or which need...

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