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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Watson, Virginia
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009
Dates:
1904-1998
bulk 1933-1987
Size:
52.5 Linear feet (123 boxes)
47 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2003-15
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of cultural anthropologist James B. Watson, and documents his fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Del Norte, Co., as well as his teaching career at the University of Washington. Included are field notes, lecture notes, correspondence, maps, photographs, books, articles, journals, grant proposals, surveys, data punch cards, conference materials, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
circa 1964-1997
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of accepted Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program grant records, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; grant applications; applicant proposals; financial repor...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
1923-1954
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (21 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 85
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and ...

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Creators:
Walkinshaw, Lawrence H.
Dates:
1960-1983
Size:
2.25 cu. ft. (3 3x5 boxes) (5 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7410
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of photographs and negatives created by Lawrence H. Walkinshaw.

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Creators:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-
Dates:
1947-2001, undated
Size:
262 Sound recordings
37.4 Linear feet (71 boxes, 5 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert I. Levy papers document his field work, research and professional activities from 1949-2001 and primarily deal with his work studying social organization, culture, and their psychological effects in Tahiti and Nepal. The collection consists of correspondence, field notes, sound recordings of interviews with informants in Tahiti and Nepal, interview transcripts and analyses, language and culture research materials, maps, and color slides. Also included are files about his books, articles, essays, and lectures; course materials from his time as a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and conference files.

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Creators:
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dates:
1963-1992
Size:
68 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files from Robert Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). These records contain memoranda and correspondence from various zoos, parks, aquariums, animal farms, and breeding grounds within the United States. Materials also include a variety of information on various ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 372
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist entirely of newspaper clippings concerning the Smithsonian Institution. Arrangement generally follows an alphabetic file plan. Clippings concerning the Sea-Link submarine disaster, the Smithson Bicentennial, and, in recent years, the Festival of American Folklife, were kept separately, but have been combined here with ...

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Creators:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Dates:
circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Size:
3.51 cu. ft. (7 document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection documents Mearns' career as a field naturalist and expedition member and consists of correspondence, 1898-1909, including photocopies of letters written by Mearns while he served on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909; biographical material on Mearns and his family; field notes, research notes, specimen lists, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 1-5, 1970
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1970
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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