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Administrative Records, 1972-1981

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Business Management Office  Search this
Subject:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1972
1972-1981
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 84-028
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1967-1989 [Smithsonian Institution Business Management Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255789

Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, 1955-1977

Creator:
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Subject:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1955
1955-1977
Topic:
Bicycles  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. T91026
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229249

American Revolution Bicentennial Records, 1962-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Susan A  Search this
Physical description:
43.31 cu. ft. processed holdings
Oversize materials processed holdings
Type:
Videotapes
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1962
1962-1982
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01007
See more items in:
American Revolution Bicentennial Records 1962-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227770

Correspondence, 1969-1977

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning  Search this
Subject:
Slocum, John J  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1969
1969-1977
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00607
See more items in:
Correspondence 1969-1977 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227829

Agency history, 1969-1974

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning  Search this
Subject:
Slocum, John J  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1969
1969-1974
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00106
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218185

Records, 1966-1980, with related records from 1961

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Blitzer, Charles  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art American Revolution Bicentennial Coordinator's Office  Search this
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Education and Training  Search this
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Sound recordings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Date:
1961
1961-1980
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Toward Our Third Century  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000281
See more items in:
Subject Files 1964-1979 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Budget Records 1972-1984 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Bureau Files 1961-1985 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216850

Records, 1952-1981

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Subject:
Pope, Annemarie Henle 1910-2001  Search this
Van Arsdale, Dorothy  Search this
Gould, Dennis 1940-  Search this
Loar, Peggy A  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Physical description:
46.19 cu. ft. (91 document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1952
1952-1981
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000290
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216859

American Revolution Bicentennial Records, 1962-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Susan A  Search this
Slocum, John J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Federal City: Plans and Realities (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
43.31 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Culture:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Color transparencies
Brochures
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color negatives
Architectural drawings
Date:
1962
1962-1982
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art in America: A Bibliography  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000337
See more items in:
American Revolution Bicentennial Records 1962-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216905

Correspondence, 1969-1977

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning  Search this
Subject:
Slocum, John J  Search this
English Speaking Union  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian National Associate Regional Events Program  Search this
Physical description:
3.38 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1969
1969-1977
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000341
See more items in:
Correspondence 1969-1977 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary for Bicentennial Planning]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216909

Director's Records, circa 1965-1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Berg, B. Richard  Search this
Berklacy, George J  Search this
Larsen, Carl W  Search this
Philips, Frederic M  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Editorial and Publications Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Information  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Physical description:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1965
1965-1976
circa 1965-1976
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000369
See more items in:
Director's Records c. 1965-1976 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216936

Toward our Third Century Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries, 1975-1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Bicentennial Awards Program  Search this
Wells Fargo Bank  Search this
Physical description:
0.02 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Microfilms
Collection descriptions
Date:
1975
1975-1976
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007227
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217384

Plickett Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

Maker:
Tennessee Dulcimer Works, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.5 cm x 12 cm x 61.5 cm; 1 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 24 3/16 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 24 in; 4.445 cm x 11.7475 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
dulcimer
Place made:
United States: Tennessee, Nashville
ID Number:
1996.0276.39
Accession number:
1996.0276
Catalog number:
1996.0276.39
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_608144

National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-2007

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
Stewart, Jack Thomas  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott),  Search this
Baskerville, Charles  Search this
Treadwell, Helen  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Type:
Lantern slides
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Art  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Subways  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211276
AAA_collcode_natimurp
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211276
Additional Online Media:

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair

Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Extent:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Souvenirs
Photographs
Pamphlets
Guidebooks
Date:
1900 - 1989
Summary:
Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes materials on other world's fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and Disney.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains the archival materials collected by Edward Orth including postcards, newspaper clippings, exhibitor's literature, photographs, scrapbooks, tickets, pamphlets, brochures, magazines, books, and motion picture film.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1, Edward J. Orth Personal Papers, 1939-1989

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1939-1989

Subseries 1.2: Other Materials, 1915-1989

Series 2, Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization Records, 1942-1990

Subseries 2.1, Organizational History, 1960-1988

Subseries 2.2: Correspondence, 1942-1990

Subseries 2.3: Classified Ads, 1956-1988

Subseries 2.4: Financial Records, 1976-1989

Subseries 2.5: Newsletters, 1969-1988

Subseries 2.6: Membership applications, renewal notices and cancellations, 1977-1987

Series 3, New York World's Fair, Inc. Records, 1900-1988

Subseries 3.1: Administrative Files, 1900-1971

Subseries 3.2: Amusement Zone, 1937-1940

Subseries 3.3: Communications and Business Systems Zone, 1939-1965

Subseries 3.4: Community Interest Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.5: Food Zone, 1939-1975

Subseries 3.6: Government Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.7: Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.8: Transportation Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.9: Ephemera, 1939-1988

Series 4, Photographic Materials, dates

Subseries 4.1: General

Subseries 4.2: Amusement Zone

Subseries 4.3: Business Systems Zone

Subseries 4.4: Communications Zone

Subseries 4.5: Community Interest Zone

Subseries 4.6: Food Zone

Subseries 4.7: Government Zone

Subseries 4.8: production and Distribution Zone

Subseries 4.9: Transportation Zone

Subseries 4.20: Miscellaneous

Subseries 4.21: Oversize

Subseries 4.22: Color Slides

Subseries 4.23: Color Transparencies

Series 5, Scrapbooks, dates

Series 6, Postcards, dates

Series 7: Publications Related to World's Fairs, 1922-1989

Subseries 7.1: Magazines, 1922-1988

Subseries 7.2: Newspaper Articles, 1935-1989

Subseries 7.3: Other Publications, 1939-1973

Subseries 7.4: Other Subjects, 1962-1989

Series 8: Materials Relating to Other Fairs, 1961-1988

Subseries 8.1: Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations/Crystal Palace Exhibition

Subseries 8.2: New York Crystal Palace Exhibition

Subseries 8.3: Centennial Exposition

Subseries 8.4: World's Columbian Exposition

Subseries 8.5: Exposition Internationale D'Anvers (Antwerp, Belgium)

Subseries 8.6: Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition

Subseries 8.7: Trans-Mississippi Exposition

Subseries 8.8: South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition/Pan-American Exposition

Subseries 8.9: Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Subseries 8.10: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition

Subseries 8.11: Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposition

Subseries 8.12: Panama-California Exposition

Subseries 8.13: Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries

Subseries 8.14: Sesquicentennial Exposition

Subseries 8.15: Barcelona International Exposition Subseries 8.16: L'Exposition Coloniale, Paris

Subseries 8.17: Olympics

Subseries 8.18: Century of Progress

Subseries 8.19: California Pacific International Exposition (San Diego)/Brussels International Exposition

Subseries 8.20: Great Lakes Exposition/Texas Centennial Central Exposition

Subseries 8.21: Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne

Subseries 8.22: Golden Gate International Exposition

Subseries 8.23: Festival of Britain

Subseries 8.24: Milan Fair

Subseries 8.25: Exposition Universelle et venti Internationale de Bruxelles

Subseries 8.26: Moscow

Subseries 8.27: Century 21 Exhibition

Subseries 8.28: Expo 67

Subseries 8.29: Long Beach, California (cancelled)

Subseries 8.30: HemisFair 68

Subseries 8.31: Expo 70

Subseries 8.32: Expo 74

Subseries 8.33: Expo 75

Subseries 8.34: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976

Subseries 8.35: Queens Bicentennial Festival

Subseries 8.36: Expo 81, (cancelled)

Subseries 8.37: Portopia 81

Subseries 8.38: 1982 World's Fair

Subseries 8.39: Louisiana World Exposition

Subseries 8.40: Olympic Games

Subseries 8.41: Expo 85

Subseries 8.42: Queens Festival

Subseries 8.43: Expo 86

Subseries 8.44: World Expo 88

Subseries 8.45: Expo 92

Subseries 8.46: Expo 2000

Subseries 8.47: Combined Fairs

Subseries 8.48: General information about world's fairs

Series 9: Ephemera

Subseries 9.1: New York (arranged first by subject and then general materials)

Subseries 9.2: Other States and Countries (alphabetical by location)

Subseries 9.3: Disney and Wizard of OZ Materials (chronological order)

Series 10: Audio Visual Materials

Subseries 10.1: Moving Images, 1939; 1964-65

Subseries 10.2: Sound Recordings, dates
Biographical / Historical:
Edward J. Orth grew up relishing history, particularly the history of the New York World's Fair. His experience of visiting the fair as a twelve year old boy led to a life long passion of collecting. At the time of his death, he had amassed a collection that filled two houses in California. The collection not only included materials of the 1939 New York World's Fair but also documented events before and after the fair. He also collected materials from a number of other fairs. Edward Orth was also instrumental in creating an organization for people who wanted to collect information and trade artifacts and relating to world's fairs materials.

Mr. Orth was born April 19, 1927 to Andrew Joseph Orth and Florence Minnie Gordon Orth in New York. The family would later include another son George, some six or seven years younger than Edward. In the 1930's, the Orth family lived in a number of locations in New York including Ridgewood, Brooklyn, Glendale, and Queens. In 1935, the family eventually moved to St. Albans, Queens, New York where Orth lived seven miles from Flushing Meadow Park, future site of the New York World's fair.

The year 1939 was a particularly painful one for the family due to a number of deaths. Edward Orth's paternal grandmother died on April 22nd. His grandfather, Michael Orth, also passed away in April. Three months later his grandmother Gordon died on July 22th. The severe losses to the Orth-Gordon families limited many social activities; however, the family did drive by the grounds of the future site of the world's fair. For the first time Edward Orth glimpsed the Trylon and Perisphere. Later, Orth would remark that the sight appeared to be magic.

In the summer of 1939, Edward Orth went to the fair with his class at Public School 136. The next summer Edward and his father walked over to an elementary school in Hollis, Queens, New York and purchased a 10 admission ticket for elementary school students. Edward Orth saved every souvenir and every bit of information he could find about the fair. He filled scrapbooks with photographs from newspapers and the 1939 Curt Teich and Manhattan PC Company postcards that were on sale at the corner candy store. When his family moved from an apartment to a house he acquired an old world's fair bench which he kept in the backyard.

In 1941, Orth attended Newton High School in Elmhurst, and Queens, New York. The high school offered a special college preparatory technical course which involved heavy emphasis on mathematics, science, mechanical drawing and workshop courses. Such educational pursues coupled with the motion picture films which he saw at the fair, including Thomas Edison's "The City of Light", Ford Motor Company's "Road of Tomorrow", "Democracy" and General Motors' "Futurama" inspired Orth's interest in architecture and landscaping. This inspiration formed the basis of his decision to become a city planner for California.

By 1943, Orth began to explore used magazine and book stores in New York City to continue his collecting of world's fairs materials. Two days after graduation in 1945 he was enlisted in the army. Upon his discharge he resumed buying and trading worlds' fairs' postcards. From 1948-1953, Orth continued his education at the University of California and the University of Connecticut where he studied architecture and landscape design. Between these years he posted advertisements in various postcard collector clubs publications in his continued pursue of world's fairs materials. In March 1953, Mr. Orth moved to Los Angeles, California. It was during his time in Los Angeles that he really began to make contact with other World's fairs buffs and formed lasting friendships based on this common interest. By 1967, Orth and a number of his closest friends including Peter Warner, Oscar Hengstler, David Oats, Larry Zim, and Ernest Weidhaas conceived the idea of a world's fair collector's society. By the summer of 1968 this group had formally created the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO).

Edward Orth was always concerned about the welfare of his collection and did not want the materials to be broken into parts and sold. Instead he wanted it to go to a museum. Mr. Orth stipulated in his will that the collection would be given to the Smithsonian Institution upon his death. In 19??, Jon Zackman, former Smithsonian employee, conducted two interviews on micro cassettes. One interview was conducted with George Orth, brother of the collector. The other interview is with Peter Warner, another world's fairs collector. Orth and Warner had corresponded extensively and had traded objects. Mr. Orth primarily covered the west coast area while Peter Warner was his east coast counterpart.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Larry Zim Collection (AC0519)

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

The New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records, 1935-1945, MssCol 2233
Separated Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts from the collection include several thousand souvenirs and examples of memorabilia commemorating the fair to include buttons and badges, ceramics, glassware, clothing, costume jewelry, coins and medals, commemorative spoons and flatware, toys and games, and philatelic material which are all part of the Division of Home and Community Life's holdings.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenirs -- 1930-1940
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Pamphlets -- 1930-1940
Guidebooks -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0560
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0560
Additional Online Media:

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 405, Folder 11-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0560, Subseries 8.35
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 8: Materials Relating to Other Fairs, Celebrations and Events
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref4167

Ephemera

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 405, Folder 11-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 8: Materials Relating to Other Fairs, Celebrations and Events / 8.35: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref4168

Publications

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 411, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975 - 1975
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 8: Materials Relating to Other Fairs, Celebrations and Events / 8.35: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref4206

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Military History  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1968-1981
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of public inquiries from museums, universities, historical societies, and private collectors regarding gun models, saber types, military heraldry, uniform insignia, history of the United States Army, the preservation of artifacts, and paintings illustrating scenes from American military history. Also included are copies of responses to public inquiries by the two curators; photographs, scripts, and correspondence concerning the exhibitions By Sea and By Land: Independence with the Help of France, Steuben: Secret Aid for the Americans, and Belgian Gunmaking and American History; and memoranda from administrative offices, some of which pertain to planning for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution.
Historical Note:
Beginning in the 1880s, military collections were curated by the Section of Historical Relics, United States National Museum, and its various successors through to the Division of History. In 1935, the Division established the Military and Naval Collection, and, in 1947, it formed a Section of Military History. The Section was given Division status in 1948 and was placed under the direction of Mendel L. Peterson. Additional details on the history of the Division are located in Record Unit 383, and in the introduction to the Department of Social and Cultural History, Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996.

The Division of Military History was responsible for tracing the historical development of the United States Army from its inception as a colonial militia to its current role in the missile age. Research focused on United States Army firearms, artillery, ammunition, edged weapons, uniforms, medals, and flags. In addition to collecting military and foreign artifacts the Division published military histories and conducted studies of arms collections in other museums.

Staff members of the Division included Craddock R. Goins, Jr., Curator, 1959- , and Donald E. Kloster, Associate Curator, 1973- .
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Military history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 396, National Museum of American History. Division of Military History, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 396
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0396

Sans Titra, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marmorat, Jean  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stone; Base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Liberty Hill Development Foundation, Inc P.O. Box 300 Liberty Hill Texas 78642
Located Liberty Hill International Sculpture Garden Highway 29 at Loop 332 Liberty Hill Texas
Date:
1976. Relocated 1987. Rededicated May 5, 1987
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000705
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332865

Joseph C. Farber, Papers and Photographs

Creator:
Farber, Joan C., Dr.  Search this
Farber, Joseph C., 1903-1994  Search this
Names:
Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.).  Search this
Raleigh's Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.).  Search this
Herodotus  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Palladio, Andrea (architect)  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (71 boxes, Color transparencies and negatives on film; silver gelatin on photonegatives, 11" x 14")
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Contact sheets
Proofs
Correspondence
Proof sheets
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- Architecture
Cambridge (Mass.) -- Architecture
Villa Rotunda (Vicenza, Italy)
Springfield (Ill.) -- Architecture
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Monticello Va. -- photographs
Maison Carree (Nimes, France)
New York (N.Y.) -- Architecture
New England -- Architecture
Greece -- Classical architecture
Essex (Conn.)
Italy -- Architecture
Hannibal (Mo.) -- Architecture
Date:
circa 1930-1990
bulk 1962-1990
Scope and Contents note:
Black-and-white negatives, black-and-white prints, and color transparencies, mostly created for specific book projects, articles in Antiques magazine, etc. Generally, color was used for magazine articles, while black-and-white images were intended for books. Collection also includes photographs of personal or family significance, and some early artistic efforts. Non-pictorial portion consists primarily of material related to Farber's publications: correspondence, galley proofs, reviews, etc.
Photographs include projects related to Thomas Jefferson (e.g., Monticello), classical architecture, Essex, Connecticut, etc. Buildings photographed include Raleigh's Tavern, Williamsburg, Va.; Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Maison Carree, Nimes, France; St. Paul's Chapel, Boston, Mass.; White House, Washington; New York City landmarks; sites in Springfield and New Salem, Ill., associated with Abraham Lincoln; historic buildings in Boston and Cambridge,Mass.; Hannibal, Mo.; Deerfield, Mass.; New England churches and meetinghouses; and buildings and objects from ancient Greece, which were published with excerpts from Herodotus' History of the Pelopponesian Wars (Farber called this group of images "Herodotus"); and Italian villas designed by Andrea Palladio, such as the Villa Rotunda. Some pictures relating to themes of democracy were inspired by the U.S. Bicentennial celebration.
Arrangement:
Divided into 6 series. Collection partially processed.
Biographical/Historical note:
Farber became a photographer after retiring from business, 1960s.
Related Archival Materials:
Photographs from the Native Americans project in the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dr. Joan Farber, 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Photographs published in Joseph C. Farber's books are still under copyright. Reproduction permission from the Joseph C. Farber's estate is required. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture -- Greece  Search this
Architecture, Renaissance  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Churches -- New England  Search this
Churches -- Quaker  Search this
Ruins -- Greece  Search this
Architecture, Classical  Search this
Architecture, Italian  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Architecture, Ancient -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 1950-2000
Contact sheets -- 1960-1990
Proofs -- 1960-1990
Correspondence -- 1960-1990
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Proof sheets
Photographs -- Phototransparencies -- 1960-1990
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Joseph Farber Papers and Photographs, ca. 1962-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Dr. Joan C. Farber.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0520
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0520

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