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Dates:
1921-1979
Size:
13 Linear feet (26 boxes, 2 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.2006-22
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of this collection documents the professional life of Ruth Leah Bunzel from the 1940s to 1970s. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research files, teaching materials, card files, artwork, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 1984
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1984
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration
Dates:
2000-2002
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the administrative records of Robert D. Bailey, Under Secretary for Finance and Administration (F&A), which document management planning and implementation throughout the Smithsonian. The materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, goal statements, statistical reports, budget summaries, and inf...

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
Fischer, Ann K.
Fischer, John Lyle, 1923-1985
Dates:
ca. 1942-1985
Size:
31.71 Linear feet ((65 boxes, 1 manuscript folder, and 128 sound recordings) )
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed. Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project. The collection also contains a number of psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan. The sound recordings are mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1980-1991
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of receptions and other special events relating to exhibit openings and honored guests in the Natural History Building. Included are memoranda and correspondence, guest lists, caterer's menus, sample invitations, press sheets, itineraries, and photographs of the eve...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-1992, with records from 1978
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), primarily under Directors Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988; and Frank Talbot, 1988-1992. Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; NMNH relations with Smithsonian administration, bureaus, and offices; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.

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Creators:
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
Dates:
1987-2015
Size:
13 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the marketing and publicity of recordings produced by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The majority of the records were created by Brenda Dunlap, Marketing Director, 1994-2001, and Richard Burgess, Marketing Director, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 372
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist entirely of newspaper clippings concerning the Smithsonian Institution. Arrangement generally follows an alphabetic file plan. Clippings concerning the Sea-Link submarine disaster, the Smithson Bicentennial, and, in recent years, the Festival of American Folklife, were kept separately, but have been combined here with ...

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