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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center
Dates:
1977-2016
Size:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-252
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the breadth and history of the programs and work of the FVC, including the NAFVF, film screenings, the Native Americans on Film and Video publications, and the Native Networks / Redes Indigenas website. Some materials date to when the before the National Museum of the American Indian as was...

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Creators:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Dates:
1870-1918 and undated
Size:
7.9 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Richard Rathbun document his early investigations in geology and paleontology; his college career at Cornell University, 1871-1872; his work as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and his scientific and administrative careers with the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum. O...

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1832-1977
Size:
60.54 Cubic feet (consisting of 131 boxes, 13 folders, 17 oversize folders, 20 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (1 full, 1 partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Railroads
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: Railroads 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:
Van Valen, Alexander
Dates:
1849-1850
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0935
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archives
Nesbitt, Saul, 1920-1993.
Dates:
1951 - 1984
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1275
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Background and biographical information consists of Nesbitt's resume, an artist/designer statement, list of clients and accomplishments of Nesbitt Associates, Ltd., press releases, articles, and photographs of the designer.,The materials in this collection document Nesbitt's work from 1951 through 1984.

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Creators:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles a...

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Nixdorff, Louis S., 1906-1992 (Olympic athlete)
Dates:
1926 - 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0443
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.

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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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Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915
Dates:
1887-circa 1977
Size:
2.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bittkarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketchbooks, and sketches.

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