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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1892-1952
Size:
10.75 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of early personnel records. Notable staff include C. G. (Charles Greeley) Abbot, Carl Whiting Bishop, John Wesley Powell, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William Jones Rhees, Robert Ridgway, Thomas W. Smillie, Leonhard Stejneger, Charles Doolittle Walcott, and Mary Vaux Walcott. Materials include offer letters, ...

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Creators:
Sando, William Jasper
Dates:
1951-1995
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-069
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, fieldwork proposals and itineraries, project proposals and budgets, and monthly and quarterly reports concerning the work of William Jasper Sando, research scientist for the United States Geological Survey. Sando's research primarily concerned the study of fossil corals and how their evolutionary ...

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Creators:
Ankrum Gallery
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Size:
41.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ankrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

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Creators:
Gardner, Julia Anna, 1882-1962
Dates:
1894-1961
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents the career of Julia Anna Gardner, United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologist. Materials include correspondence concerning her research, publications and professional activities. Gardner served as president of the Paleontological Society in 1952. In 1953 she became the third woman to hold the vice presidency ...

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Creators:
Ball, E. D. (Elmer Darwin), 1870-1943
Dates:
1915-1938
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Zilczer, Judith
Dates:
circa 1974-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Judith K. Zilczer's personal research correspondence with professional organizations, universities, and individuals in the art world; papers written by Zilczer and presented at symposiums; and subject files on contemporary artists and art history.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1936-1965
Size:
6.78 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (14 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include some correspondence belonging to Mary Agnes Chase, which was forwarded to Swallen; Ernest R. Sohn, associate curator of Botany, 1956; and Thomas R. Soderstrom, curator of Grasses, 1964-1965. Correspondents include U.S. and foreign botanists; agricultural experiment stations; field botanists; state geological surveys; fores...

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Creators:
Wirth, Willis Wagner
Dates:
circa 1939-1984
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7412
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence primarily documenting Wirth's career at the USDA and his research on Diptera. Also included are small amounts of correspondence concerning his work with the United States Public Health Service and his tenure as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Australia, 1956-1957. The correspondence ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
circa 1981-1983, 1994-2008
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for exhibitions. A small amount of material also documents the storage and organization of objects for an exhibition and the shipment of objects for traveling exhibitions. Materials include agreements, condition reports, object images, shipping documentation, correspondence, la...

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