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Creators:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Dates:
1940 - Ongoing
Size:
2 sound recordings
41 video recordings
39 motion picture films
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals and organizations across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media. While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 2015
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2015
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:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1975-1979, 1983-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-246
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Cathleen S. Lewis, Curator, documenting the development, production, maintenance, and upgrades of exhibitions. Topics covered include the Space Hall, the "Space Race" exhibition, artifact acquisitions, agreements, and special events. Some records date to when the Space History Divisi...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1841-1976
Size:
4.06 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 1 folder, 57 oversized folders, 1 flat box (partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Calendars
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Calendars forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Dates:
1987-2007
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials related to the development, research, and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), both at the Mall museum site and at the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York. Exhibitions covered include "The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna ...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
13 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9553
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Communications and Marketing.
Dates:
circa 1980-2015
Size:
3.69 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting publicity and outreach activities for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and its exhibitions, events, programs, and activities. Materials include brochures, flyers, pamphlets, invitations, announcements, guides, press packets, educational materials, advertisement mockups, stationary, p...

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Size:
65 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.

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Creators:
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016
Dates:
circa 1968-1990
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-086
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence and research notes compiled by Dan H. Nicolson for his publication "Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledoneae," part of the Smithsonian Contributions to Botany series. A copy of Nicolson's publication is also included.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Public Information Office
Dates:
1890, 1943-1984
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 547
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Many of these records predate Silverman's arrival at the Museum, and consist of subject files that were apparently assembled by Mary Noon and others to document the history and activities of the Museum under the Cooper Union. They contain curatorial correspondence; press releases; fact sheets; information leaflets; news clippings; and pho...

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