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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Decorative Arts
Dates:
1941-1992
Size:
39 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 506
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the administrative, correspondence, and exhibition files of the Department of Decorative Arts. Curator David R. McFadden and his predecessors created most of the records, but some were compiled by assistants in the department, guest curators, and exhibition organizers. Some files were created before the department ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
1967-2014
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-242
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and foreign nations in regard to scientific research, special events, and exhibitions. The materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; contracts and agreements; reports; conference information; budget summaries; meeting agendas ...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1831-1984, undated
Size:
40 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S12
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 12: Plants and Animals contains approximately 4,000 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards plants and animals 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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Creators:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997 interviewee
Dates:
1974-1975
Size:
7 audiotapes (reference copies). 11 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9505
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Creators:
Swatara Railroad Company
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)
Donaldson, William
Swatara and Good Spring Railroad
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Dates:
1805-1894.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0272
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documents relating to the business of the Swatara Railroad Company of Danville, Pennsylvania and particularly of its president, "Judge" William Donaldson. Includes receipts, bills, contracts, operating statistics, financial statements and correspondence, filed chronologically by year.

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Creators:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Dates:
1965-1967
Size:
117 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slides taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.

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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:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Public Information Officer
Dates:
circa 1969-1991 and undated, with material from 1959
Size:
11 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 416
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created and collected by Thomas R. Harney and primarily document exhibitions, research, and public programs at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). They include news releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, and related materials concerning permanent and special exhibitions at NMNH; a biographical ...

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
October 1990
Size:
156 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christraud Geary during a research trip to Dakar and Gorée Island, Senegal in October 1990.

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