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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Dates:
circa 1973-2015
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-289
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Margery Gordon, Education Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1984-2015, and at the National Museum of American Art (formerly the National Collection of Fine Arts), 1973-1984, documenting the development and execution of educational and public programs. ...

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs, and some recordings of his performances.

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1988
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 465
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit primarily documents the tenure of Lloyd Herman, Director of the Renwick Gallery, but also contains the records of David W. Scott, Robert Tyler Davis, and Joshua C. Taylor, directors of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA). The records pertain to temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent collections of the Renwick ...

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Creators:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1990-2015
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting public programs at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The museum was renamed from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2014. Materials include events programs, mailings, pamphlets, calendars, program descriptions, speaker biographies, photographs of events, clippings, and p...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Exhibitions Department
Dates:
1995-2012
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-347
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of declined exhibition proposals received from artists, photographers, museums, cultural institutions, and other external organizations. A few proposals were initially accepted before being cancelled or withdrawn. Materials include proposals, correspondence, brochures, object lists, object images, catalogs, books, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 2008
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2008
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:
Morton, William Thomas Green, 1819-? (dentist)
Morton, William J.
Dates:
1849-1911
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0118
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents through correspondence, reprints of general articles, reports of Congressional committees, and materials relating to a U.S. patent and testimonials Morton's claims to priority in the discovery of the anesthetic properties of ether in medical and surgical procedures.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1975-1981
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Materials include press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations to openings, internal memoranda, and clippings from other publications where exhibitions were featured.

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Creators:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Dates:
circa 1880-1986
bulk 1935-1977
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.abergert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.9 linear feet. Found within are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; files for artists that interested her; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Education
Dates:
1988-2014
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-115
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development, and execution of educational activities, workshops, events, and other outreach at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, as well as the administration of tours, docents, and the ImaginAsia and ExplorAsia programs. In approximately 2007, the department ...

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