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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
circa 1858-1965
2008
bulk 1870-1935
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.volkleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Douglas Volk (1856-1935) and his father, sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), measure 12.4 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1965, 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1935. Douglas Volk's papers document his life and career through biographical material, family and professional correspondence, writings and notes, diaries and journals, financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of the artist, his family, friends, and artwork. The papers also provide documentation of the formation and operations of the Sabatos Handicraft Society established with Marion Volk from the Volk's summer home, Hewnoaks, in Center Lovell, Maine. Scattered documentation of the life and work of Leonard Wells Volk, is found in biographical material, land records, letters, memoirs, and photographs.

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Creators:
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961
Dates:
1841-1981
Size:
56.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.oaklviol
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, stained glass artist, and muralist Violet Oakley measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1841-1981. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, and project drafts; diaries and journals; financial material; artwork; printed material, including scrapbooks; and photographs, 3 albums, 322 glass plate negatives, and 1600 film negatives of Oakley, her family and friends, and her work.

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Creators:
Brinkworth, William Ian
Dates:
1901-1991
Size:
3600 Negatives (photographic) (0801-3332: B5-6; 3333-4422: B5-7, black and white ;, 35mm.)
637 Photographic prints (black and white.)
179 Transparencies (color ;, 35mm.)
8 Volumes (Books and magazines)
65 Manuscripts (document genre)
7 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

William Ian Brinkworth's collection, dated from 1901 to 1991, includes an extensive number of black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, books, audio tapes, manuscripts, and research materials. The manuscripts include Brinkworth's book drafts, film treatments, correspondence, historical documents, legal documents, journals and magazines in which his work was published.

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Creators:
Kovan, Florice Whyte
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Dates:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0503
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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 l...

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Creators:
Garbe, Walter
Dates:
1909
Size:
20 Photographic prints
19 Copy negatives
1 Lantern slide
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.137
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes photographic prints, copy negatives, and one lantern slide made by Walter Garbe in 1909 among the Aimoré (Aymore, Aimboré) communities in the Doce River region of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1957-1992
Size:
4.43 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 518
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of exhibition catalogs of shows circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

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Creators:
Ulrich, E. O. (Edward Oscar), 1857-1944
Dates:
circa 1880-1938 and undated
Size:
4.26 cu. ft. (7 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box) (1 5x8 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7332
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares, "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer nee...

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Creators:
Friends of the National Zoo
Dates:
1923, 1951, 1958-2009
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the history of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and its activities in support of the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). As a nonprofit partner of NZP and SCBI, FONZ raises funds for mission support, manages a large volunteer force, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Office of Education
Dates:
1996-1997
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of grant proposals submitted to the Educational Outreach Fund (EOF). The EOF was administered under the offices of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1989-1992; the Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, 1992-1994; the Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, 1994-1995; the O...

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