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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2002
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his third year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda,...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
12 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.R
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1927-1970
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to medical science, chemistry, chemical technology, and physics. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; news releases; clippings, photographs and negatives; articles, reports, research papers, and related topical information.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Special Events
Dates:
1968-1978
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records date back to when the Office of Special Events and Conference Services was known as the Office of Special Events. Meredith Johnson, Special Events Officer, and Jeannette Gladstone, Acting Special Events Officer created the bulk of the files. The records document the administrative activities of the office as well as the planning ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center
Dates:
circa 1962-1992
Size:
7 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 610
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration and programs of the SOSC during its entire thirty year history. Included is correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and reports documenting SOSC contracts with agencies of the Federal Government, especially the United States Arctic Research Program of the National Science Foundation and the Nati...

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Creators:
Gabriel, LĂ©opold
Dates:
between 1920-1940
Size:
370 postcards (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by L. Gabriel in Central Africa and Mozambique between 1914-1920.

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Creators:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Dates:
1965-1967
Size:
117 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slides taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.

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Creators:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949
Dates:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.claralso
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.

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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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