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Creators:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974
Dates:
circa 1900-1988
Size:
8.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.krolleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter, muralist, and educator Leon Kroll date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 8.7 linear feet. The collection documents Kroll's painting career, teaching, and active participation in numerous art organizations. Over one-half of the collection is correspondence with artists, schools, galleries, museums, patrons, arts organizations, and others. Also found are scattered biographical material, writings and notes, legal and financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, other printed material, photographs of Kroll and colleagues, loose drawings and nine sketchbooks.

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Creators:
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950
Dates:
1903-1950
Size:
7 cu. ft. (14 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7103
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:
National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing
Dates:
1965-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the development of automated data management systems for the collections of NMNH and other museums, the establishment of data handling and storage standards, and the consolidation of administrative structures to control automation policy at the Smithsonian. They include documentation of the Health, Education and Welfare ...

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Creators:
Liebes, Dorothy
Dates:
circa 1850-1973
bulk 1922-1970
Size:
25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.liebdoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of weaver, textile designer, and businesswoman Dorothy Liebes are dated circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970), and comprise 25 linear feet. Biographical information, subject files, correspondence, writings, artwork, financial records, scrapbooks, textile samples, printed material, sound recordings, and photographs document Liebes' career and personal life. Her second husband, Associated Press Reporter Relman "Pat" Morin, is also represented in the collection, although to a much lesser extent.

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Creators:
American Academy in Rome
Dates:
1855-2012
Size:
65.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ameracar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Academy in Rome measure 65.9 linear feet and date from 1855 to 2012. The collection documents the history of the institution from its inception in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome, through the end of World War II, and chronicles the contributions the academy has made to America's cultural and intellectual development. Nearly one-half of the collection consists of an unprocessed addition received in 2014 containing records that mostly post-date World War II and include correspondence and subject files of officers and executives based in the New York office of American Academy in Rome.

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Creators:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972
Dates:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Size:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0683
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

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Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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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:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Dates:
1897
Size:
63 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
63 photographic prints (albumen (1 album), black & white, 18 x 26 cm. or smaller )
63 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-024
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by unknown photographers in Nigeria and found in an album signed on the front inside cover, "W.H. Himbury, Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly 10." Funeral pictures of important African chiefs are prominent within the album and include burial pictures of the family members of the deceased as well as of the belongings of the deceased. Images include views of Lagos and Abeokuta. African peoples include the Anang Ibibio, Kalabari and Efik. Images of individuals include British colonial officials and chiefs of the Niger Delta. Prominent among the British officials is Sir Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Governor of the Oil River Protectorate, which, after 1896, was known as the Niger River Protectorate.

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