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Creators:
American Association of Museums
Dates:
1970-1983
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the presidency of Kenneth Starr, from June 1978 through May 30, 1980. The most important files are the monthly reports, 1978-1980, which detail the president's activities, as well as those of the executive committee and the American Association of Museums (AAM) council from 1978 through 1980. Also included are Starr's ...

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Creators:
National Institute
Dates:
1839-1863 and undated
Size:
11.43 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12 x 17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly 1840-1844, concerning the founding and operation of the National Institute by Joel Roberts Poinsett, Peter Force, John James Abert, Francis Markoe, Jr., and others, particularly efforts to obtain federal subsidies, to collect specimens of natural history and manufactures, to provide space for housing...

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Publications Department
Dates:
1977-1994
Size:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-071
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition catalogues, collection handbooks, and other publications of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CHNDM), which were held as record copies by the Museum's Publications Department. Most of these publications are catalogues of special exhibitions held at the Museum, or handbooks highlighting particular ...

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Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Mbulu, Letta
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Dates:
1916-2010, undated
Size:
23.6 Cubic feet (96 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business records ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Charles Willson Peale Papers
Dates:
circa 1971-1998
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lillian B. Miller, the late Editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers, and document her tenure as Editor. Records contain information pertaining to the planning and development of the Peale Papers Project and related exhibitions, conferences, and events. The records also document Dr. Miller's pro...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant to the Secretary
Dates:
1957-1966
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around ...

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
American Association of Museums
Dates:
1906-1985
Size:
43 cu. ft. (43 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7450
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:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of Membership and Development
Dates:
1976-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 436
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain reports and memoranda describing the museum's membership operation and document the selection and operation of automated mailing and tracking systems. Samples of solicitations and data from periodic membership drives are included, as are membership statistics and financial reports.

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