John Victor Murra papers
Swift, Arthur L.
Sturtevant, William C.
Yanez Perez, Luis
The Papers of John Victor Murra document his personal and professional life through audiovisual materials, correspondence, diaries, graduate school notes, lectures, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, published materials collected by Murra, reading and research notes and his own writings. The materials span more than 70 years. The collection includes materials relating to Murra's immigration to the United States and later lawsuit for naturalization, his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago, his experiences in the Spanish Civil War and in Ecuador during the Second World War as Don Collier's assistant, his teaching career at a number of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad including the University of Puerto Rico, Vassar College, Yale University, and Cornell University, and his research interests such as the fieldwork projects he directed at Hunuco and Lake Titicaca. The bulk of his correspondence may be found in Series I - Correspondence which mostly consists of his communications with former classmates from the University of Chicago, colleagues in the United States and abroad, and former students. Series IV - Biographical and Series VII - Graduate School and Teaching contain a significant amount of material pertaining to Murra's studies at the University of Chicago and his lawsuit for naturalization. Correspondence and newspaper editorials from F. C. Cole and Robert Redfield as well as oral history transcripts of Murra's personal reminiscences are among the items found in these series. For many years, Murra also kept personal diaries, originally intended as records of his dreams, which form Series III - Dream Archives. Although this collection is primarily textual in nature, there are also a photograph and an audio-visual series. The later includes recordings of Murra's Lewis Henry Morgan lectures. The occasional photograph also appears throughout other series.
Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection
The Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection contains 35mm slides of gardens, garden features, flower shows, and flora photographed by Corliss Engle, a self-taught photographer and horticulturalist. Much of the collection is comprised of photographic documentation of numerous private and public gardens that she visited throughout the United States. Of particular note are images of Engle's own garden in Brookline, Massachusetts, spanning three decades; they provide excellent insight into the development and evolution of a garden over time. Portions of the collection highlight Engle's involvement with the Garden Club of America and the GCA's Garden History and Design Committee. The collection also includes various notes, lecture scripts, brochures, programs and articles on garden and plant-related themes generated or compiled by Corliss Knapp Engle.
This accession consists of the public relations files documenting Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibitions. Researchers should also check the main SITES exhibition files.
This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta …
This collection consists of records created and maintained by Marian H. Pettibone, a curator and curator emeritus in the Division of Worms and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology until 1998. Her specialty was polychaetes. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, photographs, and transaction files concerning specimen identifications and loans. Some materials are …
This collection consists of the central files maintained by the Department of Entomology primarily during the tenures of Chairmen Wayne N. Mathis (1981-1987), Ronald J. McGinley (1987-1992), Jonathan A. Coddington (1992-1997), and Robert K. Robbins (1997-2000). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, reports, photographs, and floor plans. Some records are in electronic format.
This accession consists primarily of records documenting the activities of Miguel A. Bretos as Counselor to the Secretary for Latino Affairs, 1994-1995, and Counselor to the Secretary for Community Affairs and Special Projects, 1995-1998; with some records generated by Bretos as Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives Senior Scholar, 1998-2001. Materials include correspondence and …
This accession consists of records that document the work of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, other related …
These records consist of newspaper and journal articles concerning the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's exhibitions, the closing of the Cooper Union Museum of Decorative Arts in 1963, the Museum's transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, and the Museum's relocation to the Carnegie Mansion in 1970. Included are exhibition albums consisting of photographs, catalogues, news …
George W. Nace Papers
This accession consists of materials that document the career of George W. Nace and the Amphibian Facility at the University of Michigan that he administered. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, clippings, grant proposals and records, and other administrative papers.