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Creators:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1991
Size:
20.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylpren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 20.8 linear feet, dates from 1885 to 1991 (bulk dates 1908-1986) and documents the career of lithographer, teacher, and painter Prentiss Taylor. The collection consists primarily of subject/correspondence files (circa 16 ft.), reflecting Prentiss' career as a lithographer and painter, his association with figures prominent in the Harlem Renaissance, notably Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes, his activities as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers and other art organizations, his work in art therapy treating mental illness, and his teaching position at American University. The subject files contain mostly correspondence, but many include photographs and printed material. Also included are biographical, financial, legal and printed material; several hundred photographs; notes and writings; sketchbooks, drawings and a few prints by Taylor; and scrapbooks dating from 1885-1956.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Management Analysis Office
Dates:
1960-1980, with related records from 1918
Size:
52.5 cu. ft. (52 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 294
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records for the most part date from 1960, when Ann S. Campbell became Supervisory Management Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration. These records include correspondence, organization charts, project reports, audit reports, directives (with background information), various task force minutes, MAO internal...

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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2015
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
84.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and 84.47 GB and date from circa 1880-2015, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and digital material, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York. Correspondence with artists and friends make up a significant portion of the collection. Project and exhibition files reflect her professional and artistic career. Thousands of slides and photographs document her life and artwork over seven decades, and over seventy sketchbooks are filled with student sketches, portraits of friends and family, and preliminary drawings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2008
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Cristián Sampier during his final months as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2008), and the records of G. Wayne Clough, Secretary (July-December 2008). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions,...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Mineral Sciences
Dates:
1956-2004
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional correspondence of Tom Simkin, Curator of Petrology and Volcanology, 1972-2003, and Senior Geologist and Volcanologist, 2003-2009. Simkin also served as Geologist, Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1967-1972. Major topics covered in this accession include the creation and revision of "This Dyn...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary
Dates:
1990-1997
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively. The majority of th...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
circa 1973-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 526
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative files of the Assistant Secretary for Research, 1987-1990, documenting his responsibility for the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, th...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2016
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of David J. Skorton during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda,...

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Creators:
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens), 1928-1991
Dates:
circa 1952-1991
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists mostly of professional correspondence of J. Laurens Barnard, a Curator in the Division of Crustacea, National Museum of Natural History, and an authority on amphipods. Also included are research proposals, picture postcards, black-and-white photographs, and illustrations.

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