National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
United States -- Social life and customs
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority
of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout
the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel,
Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions
in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the Smithsonian's
America exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Department
of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews,
teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 5" x 4".)
Scope and Contents:
Copy negative of engraved text of Lincoln's Gettsburgh Address overlaying Lincoln's statue. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY 416" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Collection is open for research.
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, a senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch joined the curatorial
staff at NASM in 1974 to assist with preparing exhibitions for the opening of the museum in 1976. In 1985, he transferred to the National Museum of American History (NMAH)
where he was a curator and supervisor in the Division of Engineering and Industry, before eventually being appointed Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural History
in 1987. Crouch returned to NASM in 1990 when he was named Chairman of the NASM Department of Aeronautics, a position he held until 1999 when he became Senior Curator. Crouch
served on the First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board and was active in planning activities for the centennial of the first flight by brothers Orville and Wilbur
Wright. He also was involved in the planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
and Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power at NMAH, as well as for the NASM exhibitions The Flying Roosevelts, NASA/ART: Fifty Years of Exploration,
R. G. Smith: The Old Master of the Sky, Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012, and The Enola Gay, including the resolution of
issues surrounding the display of the bomber at the museum. Some materials date to when the department came to be known as the Aeronautics Division and then the Aeronautics
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; lecture papers; publications; information in regard to advisory boards, conferences, seminars, committees, and special
events; meeting agendas; proposals; reports; contracts and agreements; exhibition scripts, floor plans, design information, and visitor comment forms; oral history interview
transcripts; press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, and newspapers; photographs, slides, and negatives; appointment books documenting matters in regard to the Enola
Gay exhibition controversy; copies of legislation related to aviation; newsletters; collections management information; awards; and brochures.
National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science Search this
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of the records of Jeffrey K. Stine, Curator of technology and environmental history, documenting his curatorial and professional activities
in the Division of Medicine and Science, and during the years he was in the Division of the History of Technology and the Division of Engineering and Industry, respectively.
Also includes some earlier records that date prior to Stine's tenure at the Smithsonian Institution. The records primarily document Stine's participation in forums, committees,
conferences, and public programs; as well as matters in regard to research, collections management, and special events at the National Museum of American History. Materials
include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; lecture papers; awards; newspaper clippings; pamphlets; and brochures. Some
materials are in electronic format.