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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Dept. of Cultural History
Dates:
1968-1979 and undated, some from 1954, 1961-1964
Size:
1.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Department of Cultural History contain a variety of document types. These range from correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, and manuscripts of papers and lectures, to photographs and printed documents such as brochures or journal articles. The records relate to administrative topics such as perso...

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Creators:
Smithson, James,1765-1829
Dates:
1764-1983
Size:
0.9 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7000
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence a...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mollusks
Dates:
1851-1982 and undated
Size:
58.76 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (9 document boxes) (26 tall document boxes) (9 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 73
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Archives would like to thank the staff of the Division of Mollusks for their cooperation in transferring the records to the Archives. We especially appreciate the help of Clyde Roper, Richard Houbrick, and Michael Sweeney.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2006, 2012-2014
Size:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was mean...

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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 flat boxes
60.25 Linear Feet (145 boxes)
23 computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 sound recordings
2 map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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Creators:
Hampson, Albert W., 1911-1990 (artist)
Dates:
1926-1968
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0561
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of the commercial artwork created by artist Albert W. Hampson dating predominately from during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Creators:
Lee, Sherman E.
Dates:
1947-1997
Size:
10.3 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leeshere
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1969-1985
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 513
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include exhibition catalogs, news releases, news clippings and articles from the serious and popular press, mailings, public correspondence seeking more information on artists and art-related topics, invitations to openings and other special events, and many photographs.

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Creators:
Art Foundry
Art Foundry Editions
Dates:
circa 1975-circa 2007
Size:
25.7 Linear feet
0.891 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.artfoued
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records measure 25.7 linear feet and 0.891 GB and date from circa 1975 to circa 2007. Records include administrative files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, and others; eight gallery appointment books and fourteen notebooks; exhibition files; extensive artists' files; financial and legal materials; sculpture production and inventory files; and photographic and digital materials.

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