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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of John Whittington Franklin in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS). Franklin was a Program Specialist in OIS from 1987-1992 and as such was responsible for planning lectures, symposia, and other public programs for OIS. Franklin also served as the Chair for Asian Pacific Amer...

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Creators:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Rudy, Jerome
Dates:
20th century.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0809
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

20th century advertising hand fans. Most of the fans feature a vignette on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. The fans advertise various establishments and products, including funeral parlors, patent medicines, and food products.

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Young family
Young, Wilbur
Dates:
circa 1926-1939
Size:
7 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0718
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movies documenting the Young family of suburban Northern Virginia. Records family members at home, at play, participating in family activities and celebrations.

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Sidney, Corinne Entratter
Sidney, George, 1916-2002
Dates:
1885-2002
bulk 1940-1967
Size:
54 Film reels
96 Cubic feet (288 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0867
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photographic negatives, personal and business materials, and film. The collection also contains material created by George Sidney's uncle, George Sidney, vaudevillian and motion picture actor.

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Nelson, Scott
Bobcat Company
Dates:
1940s-2009
Size:
24 film reels
56 Cubic feet (128 boxes, 8 oversized folders)
10 electronic discs (cd)
5 electronic discs (dvd)
14 videocassettes (betacamsp)
38 videocassettes (u-matic)
9 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (digital betacam)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1129
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Bobcat Company Records document a post-war invention process and American manufacturing system through the case study of a dynamic machine, the Bobcat skid-steer loader. The records focus primarily on Bobcat's products, marketing, and advertising through product literature, photographs, advertisements, posters, newsletters, and audiovisual materials.

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National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
Extractive Industries, Division of.
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)
Dates:
circa 1880-circa 1970
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0200
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of postcards gathered by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, a twentieth century physician. The postcards primarily concern geographical locations and landmarks in the United States and Western Europe, but also include materials from six other continents.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Dates:
1979-2000
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-234
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials related to the administration of the Educational Outreach Fund (EOF). The EOF was administered under the offices of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1989-1992, Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, 1992-1994, Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, 1994-1995, O...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Size:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-056
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Development Office
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 546
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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