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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1920-1994
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records of the National Museum of American Art, Office of the Registrar, 1920-1994, with the majority dated 1985-1994. The records include Exhibition Files, 1920-1960 and 1986-1991; Photo Requests, 1987-1992; Read Files, 1985-1993; Loan Forms/Photos Ordered, 1989-1993; Permission Forms, numbered ...

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Thorpe, Grace F.
Dates:
1900-2008
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
2,175 Photographic prints
166 Negatives (photographic)
27 Nitrate negatives
113 Slides (photographs)
5 Contact sheets
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.085
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Grace F. Thorpe Collection (1900-2008) includes documents, photographic prints, slides, negatives and other materials that encapsulate the breadth of Grace Thorpe's life and work as a WWII veteran, Native rights activist, and dedicated daughter, mother and family member. This includes material from her personal, military and professional life. ...

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Creators:
Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013
Dates:
1906-2014, undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 4 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the personal life and professional career of American theatre and film actor Jean Stapleton.

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Creators:
Wise, Brownie Humphrey, 1913-1991
Dates:
circa 1928-1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (42 boxes, 33 sound recordings)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0509
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers consist of business records documenting the history of Tupperware from 1951-1958, during which Brownie Wise served as vice president of the Tupperware Company. Also, personal papers and business records documenting her marketing activities for Stanley Home Products, Vivian Woodard Cosmetics, and others.

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Creators:
Holman, Bill, 1927-
Kenton, Stan
Monk, Thelonious
Basie, Count, 1904-
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Dates:
1951-2000
Size:
12 Cubic feet (68 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0733
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Bill Holman Collection consists of original music compositions and arrangements, posters, performance contracts and a photograph dating from 1952 to 1999. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Music Manuscripts; and Series 2: Photographs and Business Records.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1860-1945
Size:
4.13 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Jewelry
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: Jewelry 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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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Transportation
Dates:
circa 1927-1973 and undated
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the operations of the Division of Transportation from its creation in 1957, and the operations of the Section of Land Transportation, 1946-1957. Lesser amounts of records relate to the administration of the land transportation collections prior to 1946 and to the marine transportation collections before 1957...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
undated
1812-1978
Size:
49 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S18
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 18, Dance contains approximately 3,330 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards dance in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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