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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1971-1977
Size:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 358
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the construction of the new National Air and Space Museum (NASM) building, from ground-breaking in 1972 until opening in July 1976. The majority of the records were in the custody of the Building Management Division of the museum, while a smaller amount come from the Smithsonian's Office of Design and Construction. ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1969-1992
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 531
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the conceptualization, development, design, and execution of several exhibitions held by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from 1973 through 1992, and of exhibitions rejected or cancelled by the museum. Exhibition files include proposals; research files; correspondence with object lenders, scholars, and exhibition designers; ...

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division
Dates:
circa 1975-1997
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records produced by Judith Zilczer, Curator of Painting at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), which primarily document planning for the Richard Lindner and Sean Scully exhibitions at HMSG. Also included are Zilczer's curatorial files pertaining to research on HMSG collections, as well as papers from ...

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Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1980
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and inter-office memoranda concerning Division of Performing Arts (DPA) activities; sales reports; photographs; flyers for the Black American Culture program; records concerning the Festival of American Folklife; newspaper and journal articles on DPA activities and other cultural events.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1992-1995
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-159
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of exhibitions and associated events and programs. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Bruce Nauman and Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963: Paintings, Sculptures, Assemblages. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, loan information, brochures, picture postca...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 2011
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research, planning, design, execution, and installation of the exhibition, "Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels," on display at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from February 18, 2011 through July 4, 2011. Records also document a book by the same name. The exhibition ...

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Creators:
Buechner, Helmut K. (Helmut Karl)
Dates:
1939-1975
Size:
32.72 cu. ft. (31 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For the most part, these papers document Buechner's primary research interest, the ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, with emphasis on relationships to vegetation and social behavior. Included are Buechner's research on the pronghorn antelope, which contains field notes, journals, photographs, and reports to the Texas Cooperative Wildlife ...

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Creators:
Herpetologists' League
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists mostly of records created by Herpetologists' League (HL) Secretary, Joseph C. Mitchell, 1986-1995. The records concern annual and board of Trustees meetings; the HL constitution; HL elections; the work of HL committees; and special projects of the HL. Also included are a small amount of records of HL President C. J. McC...

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