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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
1994-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-205
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, grant requests, agendas and meeting notes, press releases, reports and publicity pertaining to NMAA's [now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)] participation in the national Museum Educational Site Licensing Project. Also included are materials related to the formation of AMICO and the...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1962-1994
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative and professional activities of Virginia Beets, Registrar, 1973-1983; Martha Morris, Assistant Registrar, 1973-1983, Registrar, 1984-1990, and Assistant Director for Collections Management, 1990-1993; and Katherine P. Spiess, Deputy Registrar, 1985-1992, and Acting Assistant Di...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1962-1978
Size:
28 cu. ft. (56 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of the official administrative files of the Office of the Director of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1976-1978. The files document Porter M. Kier's tenure as Director of NMNH. Kier was appointed to the position on January 14, 1973. A few records pre-date this period and consist of files ...

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Creators:
Revenue Camera Club
Schroeder, Barbara
National Photographic Society
Dates:
1942-1986
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0681
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the National Photographic Society, an amateur camera club in Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-1990
Size:
79.5 cu. ft. (78 record storage boxes) (3 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 374
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of the NMNH during the tenures of Kier, Fiske, and Hoffman. A small amount of files were created by Talbot, and Acting Directors James F. Mello, 1979, and James C. Tyler, 1985 and 1988. The records document the research, exhibition, and educational missions of the NMNH. They also document ...

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Dates:
1865–1871
Size:
35 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M803
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 35 rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M803. These digital surrogates reproduced the 23 volumes and the unbound records of the Education Division of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–71. The records consist mainly of letters sent, letters received, and reports of schools by the State superintendents of education on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
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:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator
Dates:
1962-1988
Size:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 545
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created mostly by administrators Rohlfing, Dobkin, and Dunne. They document the activities of the Museum Advisory Board and the acquisitions committee and contain files on fundraising, membership, product development, sales, education, collections management, and exhibitions. The records also include audit reports and annual...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
2009-2013
Size:
5.69 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by the Office of the Director during the tenure of Richard Koshalek, Director, 2009-2013. Many of the records document the seven priorities outlined by Koshalek when he first arrived at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG): a fundamental commitment to research; an emphasis ...

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