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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1897-1918
Size:
2.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 55
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and various other records compiled during Rathbun's career as Assistant Secretary. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions. For other records of Richard Rathbun see record units 79, 80, 189, 192, 201, and 7078.

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Creators:
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964
Dates:
1935-1975
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lebrrico
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Rico Lebrun measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1975. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence, including extensive correspondence between Lebrun and his gallery, Jacques Seligmann and Co.; writings, including illustrated notebooks; personal business records; printed material; 3 sketchbooks; and photographs of Lebrun, travels in Mexico, and his work.

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Creators:
Harris, Chester Lee
Dates:
circa 1884-2001
bulk 1940-1976
Size:
1.37 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-034
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Lee Harris papers, which dates from circa 1884 to 2001 and measures 1.43 linear feet, documents the activities of Chester Lee Harris and his extended family. The papers are comprised of certificates, diplomas, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, books, and photographs.

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Creators:
Plummer-Arnold family
Dates:
circa 1880-2005
circa 2005
bulk 1880-1955
Size:
1.44 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-038
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, spanning the late 19th century to 2005 with the bulk from circa 1880 to circa 1955, measures 1.44 linear feet and documents the daily lives and activities of the Plummer-Arnold family and the military career of Henry Vinton Plummer. The collection consists of 48 color and black-and-white photographs and a framed certificate, letter, and two DVDs regarding the honorable discharge of Henry Vinton Plummer. The photographs are undated.

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Creators:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980
Dates:
1915-1977
Size:
4.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kapljose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1921-1973
Size:
38 cu. ft. (76 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records contained in this record unit are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, United States National Museum (1962-1971) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee (1943-1959) and Director of the National Museum of History and Technolog...

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Ashton, Dore
Dates:
circa 1928-2014
1849
1931 - 1983
bulk 1952-2014
Size:
35.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ashtdore
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records pertain to eight exhibitions which the Office of Exhibitions organized between 1983 and 1991. The bulk of the records includes correspondence between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Director, Alan Fern, and various national and international museum institutions, donors, art galleries, archives, various municipal and stat...

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Dates:
2006
Size:
11 compact discs (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9620
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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