These records document the activities of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service in the 1970s and 1980s, with a small amount of material dating back to 1968. The records concern the offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, including the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, the Smithsonian Institution Press, the Office of Public …
150th Anniversary Program Records
This accession consists of records documenting the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program, including the 150th Anniversary Party on the National Mall. These materials were created by Dr. Richard Kurin, Acting Director, 1987-1990, and Director, 1990-2009, of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991. Dr. Kurin …
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo." This production was part of the Smithsonian Video Collection, a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution collections and research to the general public. A total of …
This accession consists of records maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director, 1991- , concerning the proposed international traveling exhibition "But Beautiful . . . Portraits of Jazz: Music by Masters, Paintings by Frederick Brown." Materials include correspondence, images, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. These Festival records include administrative papers and the audiovisual documentation of annual Festivals (1967-ongoing). Finding aids are available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Henry A. "Buddy" Graf and George Cahill Vaudeville and Burlesque Collections
bulk 1921-2000, undated
Collection consists of vaudeville and burlesque materials including original scripts for comedic bits, blackouts, scenes, skits and sketches, joke files, promotional materials, photographs, business records, and press clippings dating from the 19th century to the late 20th century.
MS 2016-a Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
29 drawings and 34 pages of typed explanatory text, formerly bound together, now disbound, plus an identifying title page handwritten by Albert Gatschet and one drawing on ruled paper. The explanatory text was transcribed from Gatschet's notebook, No. 2016-b, with corrections by Gatschet. T.p. inscribed: "Crayon Pictures of Cheyenne Ceremonial Customs and …
Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs
This is a collection of 20 eight by ten inch black and white photographs taken by Stephanie Myers at Le Grande Parade du Jazz, a jazz festival held in Nice, France.
Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and leisure activities while on …
Sharon Frances Patton research material regarding Vincent Smith
The Sharon Frances Patton research material on the artist Vincent Smith measures 0.8 linear feet and dates from 1968-2005. Materials document Smith's career as an artist and include many letters as well as autobiographical writings by him. Also featured in this collection are many printed materials relating to his career including magazines, exhibition materials and clippings. This collection also includes three sound cassettes featuring a profile of Smith and his thoughts on music.