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Dates:
2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9630
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 562
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts a...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1963-1986
Size:
29.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 329
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration, under David Challinor, of the science bureaus of the Smithsonian Institution, c. 1975-1985. Also included are a few records from 1971-1974 and 1986. Series 1 consists of records of the offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Science, including the Center for the Study of Man and the National...

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Dates:
1909
Size:
1.6 Linear feet (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-012.4
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection of The Weekly News newspaper spans from August 7, 1909 to December 11, 1909, and measures 1.6 linear feet. The Washington, DC-based paper was "Devoted to the East Section of the Anacostia River," with the stated motto of "A Paper in Every Home." The Weekly reported on church news and society events, contained advertisements for neighborhood businesses, and listed places of interest, such as the Frederick Douglass Home and the Fort Stanton Civil War Fort.

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Creators:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.
Dates:
undated
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2013.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. This collection measures 7.13 linear feet and documents Elizabeth Moynihan's research of the Lotus Garden of Dholpur, the Jai Mahal Garden in Jaipur, Mehtab Bagh, and many other Mughal Gardens in India. It includes correspondence; fiel...

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Creators:
Shayt, David H.
Wedge Innovations
Dates:
1985-1996
Size:
13 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 5 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0534
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Wedge Innovations document the invention and development of a new hand tool, the SmartLevel, an electronic builder's level; also included are company management and policies.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Enterprises
Dates:
1997-2010
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Created in 2006, Smithsonian On Demand was a partnership between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution to develop, launch, and operate a Smithsonian video programming channel. The partnership's purpose was to widen and extend the reach of the Smithsonian through unique and original programs that utilized Smithsonian collections, ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1989-1992
Size:
3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from the Department of Design and Production, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Included are correspondence between the NPG curatorial staff and other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. There is also correspondence between the NPG staff and other external art museums, including individual artists and art experts ...

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