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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1962-1998
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of general subject files relating to National Zoological Park (NZP) programs, facilities, and administration; and issues of animal welfare, conservation, zoological parks and aquariums. These files were created and maintained during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1980-1982
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait G...

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Creators:
Sidney Janis Gallery
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989
Dates:
1951-1998
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sidnjani
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum. Exhibits Department
Dates:
1967-1984, 1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory for approximately first ten years of operation, and describes the mission, philosophy, planning, and construction of the facility. The records contain planning materials for many of the museum's early exhibitions, which reflect the involvement of ...

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Creators:
Browning, Augustus
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
1 box
49 photographic prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Augustus Browning of Hausa and Fulani peoples in Nigeria between 1982 and 1985.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, installation, fundraising, and publicity of the exhibition Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, label text, proposals, checklists, funding and fundraising information, budgets, press rele...

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Creators:
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976
Dates:
circa 1900-1987
bulk 1932-1976
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.guertrud
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of fiber artist and educator Trude Guermonprez measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1976. The collection includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
Arthur, James (James Osborne)
Dates:
1913-1928
bulk 1914-1919
Size:
699 Nitrate negatives (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 or smaller)
0.25 Linear feet (envelopes)
2 Gelatin silver prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.057
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection of photographs, shot by Reverend James O. Arthur while serving as a missionary for the Reformed Church of America, documents the activities on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska in 1913 as well as Mescalero and Chiricahua Reservation in White Tail, New Mexico from 1914-1919. Additional images depict vacations and travels throughout the United States by the Arthur family and friends between the years 1913-1928.

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