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Henry P. Whitehead collection

Collector:
Whitehead, Henry P. (Prenton), 1917-2002  Search this
Extent:
156.91 Linear feet (178 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Date:
1843-2010
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection includes the personal papers of Henry P. Whitehead, Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I focuses on Whitehead and includes papers dating from 1843 to his death in 2011. This series includes biographical material including a large amount of appointment books, identification and membership cards, resumes, certificates, and personal and family material. There is a limited amount of correspondence, which focuses on his personal relationships with family, friends, and general correspondence relating primarily to his work as a local historian.

Also found within Whitehead's papers are countless records from his time employed by the Washington DC government. Materials include memoranda, notes, research material, handbooks, guides, manuals, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions and reports related too Whitehead's 37 years of government employment. It reflects the activities of numerous departments, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action.

There are also a number of files that document Whitehead's involvement in numerous community organizations. Among the organizations in which Whitehead was involved include U Street Festival, Lincoln Corporation, and the U Street Theater Foundation. The papers of the U Street Foundation document the production and establishment of the annual U Street Festival. The Lincoln Theater Foundation and the U Street Theater Foundation papers document the efforts to reopen the Lincoln Theater. Also included are Whitehead's research on the Lincoln as well as old Lincoln Theatre programs. Additionally found within this series are documents and clippings on the economic development within Washington DC particularly in the Shaw/U Street location.

The majority of this series consists of printed material. Printed material in this series includes books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, press releases, sheet music, programs as well as promotional material for several Washington DC theaters and organizations. There is a large quantity of theater programs dating from 1900-1986. The majority of the clippings and magazines are theater related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Whitehead's attention.

Research, notes and writings include a large amount of scrapbooks compiled by Whitehead of mostly photocopied clippings documenting Washington DC history, African American theater history, and general African American history. Five scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown source and were previously housed in the New York Public Library collection. Two scrapbooks are about general theater history one about Frances Starr and one about Margaret Anglin. There is also one scrapbook pertaiing to Mae Hall. Also included are a large amount of research notes and notebooks along with general miscellaneous notes.

There are several photographs of African Americans in the performing arts as well as images of Washington DC and several unidentified men, women, and children.

Audio recordings include 23 cassette from the Alexandria Church of God.

The remainder of the collection consists of the papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney, and those about the Howard Theatre.

The Howard Theatre papers are arranged in Series II and include documents relating to the Washington DC historic Howard Theatre and date from 1910 to 1986. The papers in this series predominantly document the Howard Theatre Foundation's efforts to reestablish and run the Howard Theatre in which Whitehead was the vice president. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, photographs, memoranda, press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to the organization and theatre.

The correspondence in the collection include a handful of letters from the Washington DC government along with individuals and organizations. Also included is a large amount of interoffice memoradums.

Administrative records include lawsuits, resolutions, meeting minutes, grant proposals, press releases, memoranda, member lists, studies and reports.

Financial records include check stubs, receipts, invoices, bank statements, expenses, and contribution lists. Printed material includes original and photocopied clippings relating to the history and coverage of the foundation activities. Mostly promotional material as flyers, brochures, and press releases along with programs. In particular two 1920 Howard Theatre programs.

The scrapbooks of original and photocopied clippings compiled by Whitehead chronicle the history of the theatre and coverage of the foundation activities.

There are three VHS cassette featuring Whitehead discussing the Howard Theatre. Also found in series 2 are numerous stock investment record books belonging to A.E. Lichtman one of the early managers of the Howard Theatre. In addition early correspondence between Lichtman and the Rex Amusement Company concerning operational management issues of the Howard Theatre.

The Tomlinson D. Todd papers are arranged in Series III and date from 1902-1986 they include organization files, collected printed materials, subject files, and personal papers.

The collection includes materials relating to organizations in which there was a relationship to Todd's work and in which he had an interest primarily during the 1940s and 1950s, organizations include the National Negro Congress (ca, 1946-1947); the Congress for Industrial Organizations (1943-1947); National Council of Negro Women (1947-1949); Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital (1947-1948).

The subject files include documents from three of Todd's organizations; Institute on Race Relation, Club Internationale, and his radio program "Americans All". As well as printed material from Todd's alma mater Lincoln University.

The largest subject file is "Americans All" which includes radio scripts as well as audio recording of a few programs and public service announcements. Also found are several black and white photographs of Todd at the radio studio. Printed materials include newspapers, leaflets, convention proceedings, and flyers, There are a large amount of programs ranging from church worship to convention as well as performance. Also present is a small amount of personal papers, including resumes, certificates, admission tickets, family documents, and travel ephemera from his all expense paid trip to Nigeria.

There are a few photographs of Todd at functions and with notable individuals as well as some family, friends and travel.

Elizabeth's B. Delaney papers are arranged in Series IV and date from 1874-1973.

The papers primarily document her involvement in four organizations, the Grand Oder of Odd Fellow of Kentucky, the Order Eastern Star Kentucky, the State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kentucky and the National Association of Colored Women. There is a small amount of printed material belonging to her son primarily the Alpha Phi Alpha material and Gospel Choral Sheet Music, and books.

The Scrapbook was complied by Whitehead consisting of photocopied clipping documenting the life of Elizabeth B. Delaney.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Henry P. Whitehead papers Series 2: Howard Theatre Series 3: Tomlinson D. Todd Series 4. Elizabeth B. Delaney
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Preston Whitehead Jr., was a native of Columbus Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University, where he also attended law school and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Whitehead discovered Washington's "Black Broadway" in 1940, when he was a soldier in town on a weekend furlough. As he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Washington DC Henry P. Whitehead worked for five years as a liquor inspector. Mr. Whitehead moved to Washington D.C. in 1949 and worked for the Post Office before working for the District of Columbia government where he stayed 21 years. He led several equal employment initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and was last employed as associate director of the District's Office of Human Rights. In 1980 after putting in 37 years of government service Mr. Whitehead retired. Mr. Whitehead was an historian who led efforts to restore Washington's U Street cultural corridor and achieved recognition as an authority on and collector of black theatrical memorabilia. Mr. Whitehead worked to promote and preserve the city's rich African American cultural heritage.

Mr. Whitehead, served as the chairman and president for 10 years of the Howard Theater Foundation Inc., which he helped establish. There he led the effort to include Howard Theatre in the National Register of Historic Places.

Similarly he was an active member of the U Street Festival Foundation. He was an adviser to the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Museum, and other Smithsonian Institution units and contributed materials to their exhibitions. He was also a consultant to historical documentaries broadcast on public television and radio, including PBS's "Duke Ellington's Washington." His writings included "Remembering U Street," a book used for annual festivals in the historic area.

Mr. Whitehead was also the founder and board member of the Lincoln Theatre Foundation.

Henry P. Whitehead Jr. died on January 8th 2002 at the age of 84.
Related Materials:
Related archival materials in the Institute on Race Relations records in the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection also contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects collection.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on September 1, 2005 by Michael A. Watkins.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Henry P. Whitehead collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
National Negro Congress (U.S.)  Search this
National Council of Negro Women  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Clippings
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Newspapers
Photographs
Books
Brochures
Citation:
Henry P. Whitehead collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Michael A. Watkins.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-042
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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James B. Watson papers

Creator:
Watson, Virginia  Search this
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009  Search this
Extent:
52.5 Linear feet (123 boxes)
47 sound recordings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Books
Programs
Field notes
Maps
Punched cards
Journals (periodicals)
Grant proposals
Photographs
Articles
Lecture notes
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Brazil
Mato Grosso (Brazil : State)
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs
Date:
1904-1998
bulk 1933-1987
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of cultural anthropologist James B. Watson, and documents his fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Del Norte, Co., as well as his teaching career at the University of Washington. Included are field notes, lecture notes, correspondence, maps, photographs, books, articles, journals, grant proposals, surveys, data punch cards, conference materials, and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of the professional papers of James B. Watson, the bulk of which relate to his research and academic work on the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The series are Research, Writings, Correspondence, Professional Activities, University Files, Biographical Files, Maps, Photographs, and Sound Recordings.

The Research series contains Watson's research on Hopi food classification systems in Arizona, Cayua acculturation in Brazil, social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte, Co., numerous research projects in Papua New Guinea, and gift exchange theories.

The Arizona, Hopi Food Classification Systems subseries consists of his research among the Hopi in Arizona, primarily on their food classication systems. Included are field notes and reports.

The Mato Grosso, Brazil and Cayua Acculturation subseries consists of research materials conducted while Watson was working as an assistant professor in Sao Paulo. Included are field notes, bibliographies, a journal, and a language notebook primarily regarding his research on culture change among the Cayua.

The Del Norte, Colorado Surveys subseries contains material related to research conducted in the summers of 1949 and 1950 as part of a study on social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte. Included are datasets from several community surveys on education, occupations, business, and cultural attitudes, along with research notes and background materials.

The Papua New Guinea subseries consists of research materials on the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Included are field notes, language materials, bibliographies, grant documents and research proposals, genealogy data, long reports and patrol reports, data punch cards, and TAT (thematic apperception test) protocols. There is material from several research projects including the Committee on New Guinea Studies (CONGS), the Kainantu Blood Group Study, and the New Guinea Religions Project. Watson's wife, Virginia Drew Watson, also has research material in this series. Language documentation include lexicons and notes about Agarabi, Auyana, Awa, Tairora, Gadsup, and Tok Pisin.

The subsubseries Micro-evolution Studies Project (MES) consists of related Papua New Guinea research as part of this multi-year project. Material included is correspondence, financial documents, memorandums and planning documents, grant proposals, language files, and work papers.

The Gift Exchange Theories subseries consists of Watson's research on gift exchange theories, primarily as they relate to small autonomous peoples. The material consists of research notes, paper ideas, bibliographies, and grant applications.

The Other Research subseries consists of papers and research that are not easily catagorized. Included are subject files on perception, notes and critiques of Marshal Sahlins's Stone Age Economics, and a research project by Watson studying innovation in high school social studies curriculum.

The Writings series primarily consists of journal articles produced over the duration of his career. Included are research notes, drafts, and some correspondence. A print copy is included where possible. There is significant material related to his book Tairora Culture, including chapter drafts, outlines, and reader comments. The writings by others are primarily annotated copies of articles, rare and small print-run items, or manuscripts by others sent to Watson for comment.

The Correspondence series contains professional and personal correspondence with Watson's colleagues and contemporaries in the field, including J. David Cole, Terence Hays, Paula Brown-Glick, Richard Lieban, Howard P. McKaughan, Harold Nelson, Kerry Pataki-Schweizer, Kenneth E. Read, Sterling Robbins, and Roy Wagner. Topics include his academic career, student dissertations, research grants and fellowships, and research related to Papua New Guinea, and in particular the Micro-evolution Studies project.

The Professional Activities series primarily consists of conference notes, papers, presentations, and symposium documents. Included are materials for the American Anthropological Association, the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, the Pacific Sciences Conference, as well as symposiums held at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the files are related to specific symposiums Watson attended or helped to organize, the bulk of which are related to Papua New Guinea. Also included are Watson's lecture notes, and materials related to the United Nations West Irian Development Plan

The University Files series contains material related to Watson's academic career. The bulk of the files are course materials from the classes he taught at the Univesity of Washington, which include lecture notes, syllabi, exams, and student papers. Other materials includes student dissertation files and some of Watson's course work from the University of Chicago.

The Biographical Files series includes numerous editions of his curriculum vitae and bibliographies.

The Maps series contains maps used in Watson's research, which includes Brazil; Del Norte, Co.; and Papua New Guinea. The bulk are maps of Papua New Guinea, and include published maps, annotated maps, hand-drawn maps, patrol reports, and linguistic maps.

The Photographs series contains photographs of Watson's fieldwork and professional career. The bulk of his fieldwork photographs are from Del Norte, Co. and Papua New Guinea. The Del Norte photographs include aerial images along with photographs of residents, houses, and cultural activities. The photographs from Papua New Guinea include images of a taro garden, a woman before and at her marriage ceremony, and images of tools found at an excavation site near the Wahgi Valley.

The sound recordings contain seven identified recordings made in the Papua New Guinea Eastern Highlands, Kainantu District during James and Virginia Watson's first trip, 1954-1955. Also included are 31 recordings of lectures and classes by James Watson and others, two recordings of popular music, and six reels recorded at the Pacific Science Congress in Tokyo in 1966. The remaining 23 uncataloged recordings are unidentified or partially identified.

Please see individual series descriptions in the finding aid for additional information.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged in 9 series:

Series1: Research, 1933-1993

Series 2: Writings, 1904-1995

Series 3: Correspondence, 1933-1994

Series 4: Professional Activities, 1944-1998

Series 5: University Files, 1939-1991

Series 6: Biographical Files, 1941-1991

Series 7: Maps, circa 1920s-1970

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1942-1977

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1954-1984
Biographical/Historical note:
James B. Watson (1918-2009) was a cultural anthropologist and university professor. He is primarily known for his ethnographic studies of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, with a concentration on acculturation. He taught at the University of Washington, was the prinicipal investigator for the Micro-evolution Studies project (MES), and the author of numerous journal articles and books.

Watson was born in Chicago, Ill., and raised in Bangor, Maine. He studied anthropology at the University of Chicago, earning his B.A. in 1941; his M.A. in 1945; and his Ph.D. in 1948. Fred Eggan acted as his advisor while he was pursuing his doctorate. He began his teaching career as an assistant professor at the Escala Livre de Sociologia e Politica, Sao Paulo (1944-1945); Beloit College (1945-1946); University of Oklahoma (1946-1947); and as an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1947-1955). He then became a full professor of anthropology at the University of Washington (1955-1987), where he spent the majority of his career.

His ethnographic research began with his fieldwork among the Hopi in Arizona in 1942. He researched Hopi food classification systems, which would become the subject of his master's thesis. Watson would next study the effects of acculturation among the Cayua people in Mato Grosso, Brazil in 1943-1945. This research would become the basis of his dissertation, later to be published as Cayua Culture Change: A Study in Acculturation and Methodology. His wife, anthropologist Virginia Drew Watson, accompanied him and conducted her own research. While at Washington University, he directed fieldwork in the summers of 1949 and 1950 in Del Norte, Co., conducting several community surveys on education, occupations, business, and cultural attitudes. These surveys were part of a larger study on social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte.

Watson is most noted for his work in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, where he was one of the first generation of Highland ethnographers. Along with Virginia Drew Watson, he studied the Kainantu peoples of the Eastern Highlands including the Tairora, the Gadsup, the Auyana, and the Awa. He was involved in several research projects, including the Committee on New Guinea Studies (CONGS), The Kainantu Blood Group Study, and the New Guinea Religions Project.

He was also the principal investigator for the Micro-evolution Studies project (1959-1968) where he directed a team of researchers examining the interconnections of the Kainantu peoples from the perspectives of ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology. Other MES researchers include Kenneth E. Read, Robert A. Littlewood, Howard McKaughan, Kerry J. Pataki-Schweizer, and Sterling Robbins. This research on Papua New Guinea is best described in his book Tairora Culture: Contingency and Pragmatism (1983).

He was professionally active, attending and organizing sessions at annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO). He also organized symposiums at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally, he served as a consultant to the United Nations on their West Irian Development Plan in 1967. Watson retired from teaching in 1987, but continued to publish and remain involved in AAA and ASAO. He died in 2009.

Sources Consulted: 1999 Westermark, George. ASAO Honorary Fellow: James B. Watson. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Newsletter 104: 21

Chronology

1918 -- Born on August 10 in Chicago, Illinois

1941 -- B.A. in anthropology, University of Chicago Lecturer, University of Chicago

1941-1942 -- Fieldwork: Hopi

1943 -- Married Virgina Drew Fieldwork: Mato Grosso, Brazil

1943-1945 -- Fieldwork: Brazil

1944-1945 -- Assistant Professor, Escala Livre de Sociologia e Politica, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1945 -- M.A. in anthropology, University of Chicago

1945-1946 -- Assistant Professor, Beloit College

1946-1947 -- Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

1947-1955 -- Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

1948 -- Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Chicago

1949-1950 -- Director, Washington University summer field project

1949-1950 -- Fieldwork: Del Norte, Colorado

1953-1955 -- Fieldwork: Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

1955-1987 -- Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington

1959 -- Fieldwork: Papua New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea

1959-1968 -- Principal Investigator, New Guinea Micro-evolution Studies Project

1963-1964 -- Fieldwork: Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

1966-1967 -- Senior Specialist, Institute of Advanced Projects, East-West Center

1967 -- Consultant for United Nations Development Programme, West Irian

1967 -- Fieldwork: West Irian (Indonesia)

1987 -- Retired from teaching at University of Washington

2009 -- Died on November 12
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the papers of Virginia D. Watson.

Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD holds the Micro-evolution Project Papers, MSS 436.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Watson's daughter, Anne Watson, in 2003.
Restrictions:
Some research proposals not authored by Watson are restricted until 2083.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology -- Brazil  Search this
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Books
Programs
Field notes
Maps
Punched cards
Journals (periodicals)
Grant Proposals
Photographs
Articles
Lecture notes
Citation:
James B. Watson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2003-15
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers

Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Extent:
26.07 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs $y 19th century
Newark (N.J.)
Date:
1952-2010
Descriptive Entry:
The Lonnie G. Bunch Papers include both personal materials and professional records from the various institutions that he worked at as well as his teaching positions. The personal materials include family correspondence, family history records, and photographs. In relation to his teaching positions there are course syllabi, reading lists, notes, course examinations, notebooks, course proposals, lectures, bibliographies, and class evaluations. From his work at the National Air and Space Museum, the California Afro-American Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture there is correspondence; memoranda; grant proposals; exhibition records such as brochures, invitations, catalogs, clippings, press releases, press kits, photographs, oral history recordings on audiocassettes, oral history transcripts, scripts, object lists, educational materials, floor plans, architectural drawings, research and meeting notes, evaluations, and ephemera; conference presentations; professional association records; journal articles; book and exhibition reviews; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Significant exhibitions documented from the California Afro-American Museum include Allensworth: An Enduring Dream, The Black Olympians: 1904-1984, and Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950; significant exhibitions documented from the National Museum of America History include: The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture, and Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America.
Historical Note:
Born in the Newark, New Jersey area, Lonnie G. Bunch received his bachelor's (1974) and Master's (1975) degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

After receiving his Master's, Bunch was an Adjunct Lecturer at American University from 1976-1978. From January 1978 to May 1979 Bunch was an Education Specialist at the National Air and Space Museum. He resumed teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, as an Assistant Professor of American and Afro-American History from June 1979 to August 1981. After that he was a Historian and Teacher at the Packer Collegiate Institute from September 1981 to June 1983.

Moving over to the west coast, Bunch became curator of History and Program Manager at the California Afro-American Museum in Los Angeles from 1983-1989. While at the museum, Bunch organized several award-winning exhibitions such as The Black Olympians, 1904-1984 and Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950. In addition to his work on exhibitions, Bunch also produced several historical documentaries for public television.

In 1989 Bunch headed back east to become an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies at George Washington University before beginning his tenure at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in that same year. Bunch was the Senior Curator of Political History at the museum until 1992 when he became the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1992-1994, and then Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1994-2000. His tenure at NMAH saw him managing curatorial and collections management staff as well as working on major exhibitions such as The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden and Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture for the American Festival Japan in 1994.

Bunch left the museum to become the president of the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) in 2001. While at CHS, Bunch led a successful capital campaign to transform the CHS in anticipation of its 150th anniversary, initiated various outreach initiatives to diverse communities around Chicago, as well as helped open numerous exhibitions.

In July 2005 Bunch came back to the Smithsonian to become the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). As director of NMAAHC, Bunch guided the museum and its staff to build the 400,000 square foot museum near the Washington Monument as well as develop a collection of some 40,000 objects that explore, document and exemplify the African American story and its influence on American and world history.

On June 16, 2019 it was announced that Bunch would be the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was installed as Secretary on November 1, 2019.

As an author, Bunch has written widely on topics including the black military experience, the American presidency, the African American experience in the American West, diversity in museum management, and the influence of funding and politics on American museums.

Bunch has served on the advisory boards of the American Alliance of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History. Additionally, he was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 2002 by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Political aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Social aspects  Search this
Public history -- United States  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Historians  Search this
Social history  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Teaching  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Presidents -- United States -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-200
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Carol Kramer Papers

Creator:
Kramer, Carol, 1943-2002  Search this
Extent:
31 Linear feet (64 boxes, 2 cassette tapes, 1 oversize box, 1 map drawer)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Slides (photographs)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Field notes
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Maps
Place:
Iran
Jodhpur (India)
Udaipur (Rajasthan, India)
Rajasthan (India)
Guatemala
Date:
1943-2002,
bulk 1961-2002
Summary:
The bulk of these papers document the professional life of Carol Kramer, a leading figure in ethnoarchaeology, specializing in the Middle East and South Asia. She was also a major advocate for the professional development of women in anthropology and archaeology.

Dating 1943-2002, the collection includes field notes, writings, correspondence, daily planners, teaching files, photographs, sound recordings, maps, computer disks, and botanical specimens. Her ethnoarchaeological research in "Shahabad" (a.k.a. "Aliabad") in Iran and in Rajasthan, India is well-represented in the collection.
Scope and Contents Note:
The bulk of these papers document the professional life of Carol Kramer. The collection contains field notes, writings, correspondence, daily planners, teaching files, photographs, sound recordings, maps, computer disks, and botanical specimens. Also in the collection are her notes and grade transcripts as a college and graduate student.

Her ethnoarchaeological research in "Shahabad" (a.k.a. "Aliabad") in Iran and in Rajasthan, India is well-represented in the collection in the form of her notes, maps, writings, and photographs. In addition, there are plant specimens that Kramer collected in Iran. Also among her research files are photocopies of her field notes from her work in Guatemala. Although her field notes from the Hasanlu Project are absent, the collection does contain a few photographs and some notes and correspondence from her research for her article on the Hasanlu Project's excavations at Dalma Tepe. In addition, the collection contains "A System of Pottery Classification According to Shape," a paper by Robert H. Dyson, Jr. and T. Cuyler Young, Jr. for the Hasanlu Project. Materials relating to the Godin Project consist of correspondence from 1996 and 1997 and a 1973 group photo.

Copies of her monographs are present in the collection along with drafts, figures, and correspondence for her published writings and dissertation. Many of the papers that she presented at professional meetings, seminars, and special lectures can also be found in the collection, including her 1994 AAA Distinguished Lecture, "The Quick and the Dead: Ethnography in and for Archaeology." In addition, there are two cassette tape recordings of Kramer presenting her paper, "Ceramics in Two Indian Cities," and the subsequent group discussion at the 1985 School of American Research Advanced Seminar, "Social and Behavioral Sources of Ceramic Variability." Also of special interest are materials documenting her involvement in the 1981 "Resolution to Implement the 1972 American Anthropological Association Resolution on Fair Practices in Employment of Women."

Kramer's professional correspondence is spread throughout the collection, mixed together with other documents, filed by subject. Much of her later correspondence is in the form of e-mail printouts. Letters of reference she wrote can also be found on her computer disks, which consist of several 3.50" and 5.25" floppy disks. Other files on the disks include materials for her books and articles, research data, her performance evaluations files, notes for courses she taught, and her will.

It should be noted that Kramer was briefly married during the 1960s and 1970s to Christopher Hamlin, who was a fellow graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Thus, she is referred to as Carol Hamlin in some of the documents from that period.
Arrangement note:
Arranged into 15 series: (1) Research, 1961-1997; (2) Writings, 1972-2002; (3) Talks, 1972-1999; (4) Grants/Fellowships, 1974-2000; (5) Professional Activities, 1966-2002; (6) Teaching, 1971-2002; (7) Student, 1961-1973; (8) Personal, 1943-2001; (9) Writings by Others, 1949-2001; (10) Photographs, 1967-1996; (11) Card Files; (12) Maps; (13) Botanical Specimens; (14) Sound Recordings, 1985; (15) Computer Disks
Biographical/Historical note:
Selected Bibliography

1971 -- "The 1971 Excavations at Seh Gabi, Iran," Archaeology, Vol. 26, pp. 224-227.

1974 -- "The Early Second Millennium Ceramic Assemblage of Dinkha Tepe," Ibid. with Louis D. Levine. "The Godin Project: Seh Gabi," Iran XII, pp. 211-213. "Seh Gabi, 1973," Archaeology, Vol. 27, pp. 274-277

1977 -- "Pots and Peoples," Mountains and Lowlands: Essays in the Archaeology of Greater Mesopotamia, edited by L.D. Levine and T.C. Young, Jr. Malibu: Undena Publications

1979 -- editor. Ethnoarchaeology: Implications of Ethnography for Archaeology. New York: Colombia University Press.

1980 -- "Estimating Prehistoric Populations: an Ethnoarchaeological Approach," L'Archéologie de I'Iraq, edited by Marie-Thérèse Barrelet, Paris: Centre National de la Rechere Scientifique.

1982 -- Village Ethnoarchaeology: Rural Iran in Archaeological Perspective. New York: Academic Press.

1988 -- with Miriam Stark. "The Status of Women in Archaeology," Anthropology Newsletter. Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 11-12.

1991 -- Co-editor with W.A. Longcre. "Ethnoarchaeology," special issue of Expedition "Ceramics in Two Indian Cities," Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology, edited by William Longacre. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

1997 -- Pottery in Rajasthan: Ethnoarchaeology in Two Indian Cities. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

2001 -- with Nicholas David. Ethnoarchaeology in Action. Cambridge (U.K.): Cambridge University Press

Chronology

1943 -- Born May 3 in New York, New York

1964 -- Earns B.A. from The City University of New York

1967, 1969 -- Site supervisor of archaeological excavations at Godin Tepe, Iran for the Royal Ontario Museum's Godin Project

1968 -- Site supervisor of archaeological excavations at Dinkha Tepe and Se Girdan, Iran for University of Pennsylvania-Metropolitan Museum of Art's Hasanlu Project.

1970 -- Ethnoarchaeological research with an urban potter in Antigua, Guatemala

1971 -- Receives Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Pennsylvania 1971 Hired as Assistant Professor at City University of New York Assistant director of archaeological excavations at Seh Gabi, Iran for Godin Project

1973 -- Assistant director of archaeological excavations at Seh Gabi, Iran for Godin Project

1975 -- Ethnoarchaeological research in Iranian village

1977 -- Associate Professor, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

1980 -- Ethnoarchaeological research in Rajasthan, India

1982-1984 -- Ethnoarchaeological research in Rajasthan, India

1985 -- Visiting Professor at Yale University

1986-1988 -- Visiting Professor at University of Arizona

1990 -- Hired as Professor at University of Arizona

1994 -- Presents distinguished lecture to Archaeology Section of American Anthropological Association

1995 -- Site supervisor of archaeological excavations at Gordion, Turkey

1996 -- Ethnoarchaeological research near Gordion, Turkey

1999 -- Receives "Squeaky Wheel Award" from COSWA/American Anthropological Association

2002 -- Died on December 3 at the age of 59

Carol Kramer was a leading figure in ethnoarchaeology, specializing in the Middle East and South Asia. She was also a major advocate for the professional development of women in anthropology and archaeology.

She was born on May 3, 1943 in New York City to Aaron Kramer, a poet and professor of English at Dowling College, and Katherine Kolodny Kramer, a social worker. She attended the High School of Music and Art and earned her B.A. at the City University of New York in 1964. Kramer initially studied archaeology in the graduate program at the University of Chicago, but transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after a year, where she earned her doctorate in 1971. Her dissertation was entitled "The Habur Ware Ceramic Assemblage of Northern Mesopotamia: An Analysis of its Distribution."

In 1968, she was a site supervisor for University of Pennsylvania and Metropolitan Museum of Art's joint archaeological excavations at Dinkha Tepe and Se Girdan, Iran as part of the Hasanlu Project, directed by Robert H. Dyson, Jr. She also served as site supervisor (1967, 1969) and Assistant Director (1971, 1973) for the Royal Ontario Museum's archaeological excavation at Godin Tepe, known as the Godin Project, which was directed by Louis D. Levine and T. Cuyler Young, Jr. In 1970, she conducted her first ethnoarchaeological fieldwork under Ruben Reina, working with an urban potter in Antigua, Guatemala.

Kramer returned to Iran in 1975 to conduct ethnoarchaeological research in a Kurdish village in the Hamadān Province. Her work there resulted in several papers, including "An Archaeological View of a Contemporary Kurdish Village: Domestic Architecture, Household Size, and Wealth," published in Ethnoarchaeology: Implications of Ethnography for Archaeology (1979), which she edited. She expanded upon her paper in her 1982 book, Village Ethnoarchaeology: Rural Iran in Archaeological Perspective.

For her next project, she intended to study pottery communities in Iran, but the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution forced her to change her plans, and she decided to shift her location to India. In 1980 and 1982-1984, she studied ceramic production and distribution in Rajasthan. Articles produced from her research include "Ceramics in Two Indian Cities" (1991), "Ceramics in Rajasthan: Distribution and Scalar Variation" (1992), "A Tale of Two Cities: Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology in Rajasthan" (1994), and "Social and Locational Contexts of Ceramic Distribution in Rajasthan" (1995). She also authored Pottery in Rajasthan: Ethnoarchaeology in Two Indian Cities, published in 1997.

Kramer returned to the field in 1995, serving as site supervisor for archaeological excavations in Gordion, Turkey. She returned the next year to explore the possibility of conducting research in Yassihöyük and other villages near Gordion as an extension of her village ethnoachaeology research in Iran.

In 2001, Kramer further contributed to the field of ethnoarchaeology with the publication of Ethnoarchaeology in Action, which she co-wrote with Nicholas David. The landmark book is the first comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology.

In addition to her work in ethnoarchaeology, Kramer was also involved in promoting the professional advancement of women in anthropology. In 1980, Kramer and her colleagues (Roger Sanjek, Rayna Rapp, Carole Vance, and Glenn Peterson) drew up a resolution to implement the 1972 Resolution on Fair Practices in Employment of Women. They campaigned to raised funds and support for the resolution, which called for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to censure universities that hired or promoted a low percentage of women. Due to their work, the resolution passed and AAA censured five departments in 1981. In 1988, she and Miriam Stark published, "The Status of Women in Archeology," a study of gender equity in archaeology. They looked at gender differences in the number of graduate students, PhD recipients, and funding recipients as well as in faculty composition. Kramer was also a member of the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA) from 1973 to 1975 and host and discussion leader at the COSWA Roundtable on professional skills and the female archaeologist at the 1998 annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA).

In 1999, Kramer was awarded the Squeaky Wheel Award by COSWA in recognition of her contributions to equity for women in anthropology. She also delivered the 1994 Distinguished Lecture to the Archaeology Section for the AAA, "The Quick and the Dead: Ethnography in and for Archaeology." In 2003, she was posthumously awarded the SAA's Award for excellence in Archaeological Analysis.

From 1971 to 1990, Kramer taught at Queens College and later Lehman College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, during which time she was a visiting professor at Yale University (1985). She also taught at the University of Arizona (1986-1988) as a recipient of a National Science Foundation Visiting Professorship for Women. In 1990, she joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, where she taught until her death.

Kramer passed away at the age of 59 on December 3, 2002.

Sources Consulted

Rothschild, Nan A. "Carol Kramer (1943-2002)." American Anthropologist 106.1 (2004): 214-220.

Thompson, Raymond H. and Norman Yoffee. "Carol Kramer." Anthropology News 44.3 (2003): 30.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Carol Kramer's sister, Laura Kramer.
Restrictions:
The Carol Kramer papers are open for research.

Materials with student grades and social security numbers have been restricted. The dates that the restricted items will be made available for access range from 2047 to 2064. Access to Kramer's computer disks is also restricted. Please consult an archivist for more information.
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Carol Kramer Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Exhibition Records, c. 1988-2012

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Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
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Dorn, Ellen  Search this
Gassett, Anne R  Search this
Robinson, Betsy Burstein  Search this
Waite, Seth  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998)  Search this
American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit (Exhibition) (2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artists at Work (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Celebrating Scotland's Crafts (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cherokee Nation: A Portrait of a People (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Chinese Script from Oracle Bones to Computer Bytes (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian Wars, 1754-1763 (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Classically Greek: Coins and Bank Notes from Antiquity to Today (Exhibition) (2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Colombia at the Smithsonian: Colombian Presence in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Argentinean Art (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genome: The Secret of How Life Works (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Golden Threads: A Tapestry of Sephardic Experience (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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History Through Deaf Eyes (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Russian Tradition: A Historic Collection of 20th-Century Russian Paintings (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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International Joyce (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Journeys of the Spirit (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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Made in Northern Ireland: A Dynamic of Change (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza Through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
MathAlive (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miracles Under the Waves: Photographic Art of Akiyoshi Ito (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Momentum: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
My Story . . . Gordon Snidow Retrospective Exhibition (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Our Priceless Heritage: Snapshots in Time From America's Public Lands (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Panamanian Passages (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photo du Jour: David Hume Kennerly's Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of the Millennium (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Porcelains from the Collections of the Correale Museum of Sorento, Italy (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989 (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits (Exhibition) (2005-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revealing Culture (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Santos: Substance and Soul (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Singgalot: Ties that Bind - From Colonial Subjects and 'National' to Citizens, A Century of Filipino (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spiritual Visions: The Religious Images of Borikň, Puerto Rico (Proposed exhibition)  Search this
Stamps of Approval (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The AIDS Memorial Quilt - The Names Project Foundation (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Beatles: Backstage and Behind the Scenes (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Brain: The World Inside Your Head (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Egypt Story: Photographs by Fred J. Maroon (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Healer Within (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Invisible Industry: Journey Down the Upper Mississippi (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Lost World of James Smithson (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Silk Road Ensemble: Portraits and Places (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Third Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature of the World Federation of Miniatures (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Welsh Table (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Theatre in Revolution: Russian Avant-Garde Stage Design, 1913-1935 (Proposed exhibition)  Search this
Time Magazine: Person of the Year at 75 (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange (Exhibition) (2003-2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Within the Emperor's Garden, the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Worthy of the Nation: Planning America's Capital (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
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11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
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Date:
1988
1988-2012
c 1988-2012
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-079
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Exhibition Records, 2009-2012

Creator:
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Gross, William H  Search this
Favorite Finds (Exhibition) (2013-2014: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Books
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Date:
2009
2009-2012
Topic:
Stamp collecting  Search this
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Museum exhibits  Search this
Postal museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-162
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 09/25/2013 memorandum, Toda to O'Donnell; Contact reference staff for details
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Publications, 1972-2014

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian contributions to zoology  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to history and technology  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to botany  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to museum conservation  Search this
In the Smithsonian: The Dentist and His Tools (Monograph : 1977)  Search this
In the Smithsonian: American Glass (Monograph : 1977)  Search this
In the Smithsonian: Foreign Stamps (Monograph : 1977)  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum: 5th Anniversary (Monograph). 1972  Search this
Einstein: A Centenary Exhibition (Monograph). 1979  Search this
Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Americas: Impacts and Adaptations (Monograph). 2010  Search this
Airlines of the Jet Age: A history (Monograph). 2011  Search this
The G. H. Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps (Monograph). 2012  Search this
Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism (Monograph). 2013  Search this
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1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
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Date:
1972
1972-2014
Topic:
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Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-180
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Speeches, 1997-2005

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
West, W. Richard  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
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Date:
1997
1997-2005
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-076
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 1/30/1997 memorandum, Sandoval to Johnstone; Contact reference staff for details
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Subject Files, 1981-1999

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Roberts, Miles  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
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Date:
1981
1981-1999
Topic:
Zoo animals  Search this
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Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-274
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Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Helena M. Weiss Papers, 1908-1993

Creator:
Weiss, Helena M. 1909-2004  Search this
Subject:
Ulrich, E. O (Edward Oscar) 1857-1944  Search this
Weiss, Helena M. 1909-2004  Search this
Bassler, Ray S (Ray Smith) 1878-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
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Place:
India
Nepal
Thailand
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1908
1908-1993
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-184
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Subject Files, 1946, 2001-2005

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Science  Search this
Subject:
Energy & Biodiversity Initiative  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Monitoring & Assessment of Biodiversity Program  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
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Date:
1946
1946-2005
1946, 2001-2005
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-194
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Subject Files 1946, 1998-2015 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Science]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Publications, 1949-2010

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian contributions to air and space  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to the earth sciences  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to zoology  Search this
A Biographical Sketch of James Smithson (Monograph : 1963)  Search this
List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology (Monograph : 1949)  Search this
Report of the Secretary (Serial)  Search this
Science Matters: Priorities and Strategies, 2005-2010 (Monograph : circa 2004)  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to botany  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to history and technology  Search this
Smithsonian contributions to museum conservation  Search this
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Subject:
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Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
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Date:
1949
1949-2010
Topic:
Books  Search this
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Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-201
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Publications 1847-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292985

Docent Program Records, 1974-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Subject:
Schremp, Magdaline J  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Docent Council  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Brochures
Date:
1974
1974-2004
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum docents  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Volunteer workers in museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-239
See more items in:
Docent Program Records 1974-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293016

Smithsonian Institution Annual Reports, 1864-1917

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Date:
1864
1864-1917
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-134
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299104

Insect Zoo History Files, 1974-2010

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Subject:
O. Orkin Insect Zoo  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic images
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Posters
Sketches
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Artifacts
Electronic records
Date:
1974
1974-2010
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Insect zoos  Search this
Insects  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-192
See more items in:
Insect Zoo History Files 1971-2012 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_302296

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Books, c. 1854-1962

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Gill, Theodore 1837-1914  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Rau, Charles 1826-1887  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Plates (illustrations)
Date:
1854
1854-1962
c 1854-1962
Topic:
Research  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. T90124
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_303964

Edward Royal Warren Negatives, 1896-1915

Creator:
Warren, Edward Royal 1860-1942  Search this
Uniform title:
Mammals of Colorado (Monograph : 1910)  Search this
The Beaver: Its Work and Its Ways (Monograph : 1927)  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Edward Royal 1860-1942  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Colorado College Museum  Search this
Colorado College  Search this
Physical description:
9.44 cu. ft. (1 document box) (38 3x5 boxes) (9 5x8 boxes)
Type:
Glass negatives
Collection descriptions
Nitrate materials
Manuscripts
Books
Place:
Colorado
Date:
1896
1896-1915
Topic:
Engineers  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Botany  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007313
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305127

Publications, 1994-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Date:
1994
1994-2001
Topic:
Art calendars  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-102
See more items in:
Publications 1847-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258949

Publications, 1986-2001

Creator:
National Science Resources Center (U.S) Executive Office  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
1986
1986-2001
Topic:
Educational planning  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-118
See more items in:
Publications 1986-2001 [National Science Resources Center (U.S) Executive Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258960

Administrative Records, 1989-2004

Creator:
American Association of Museums Registrars Committee  Search this
Subject:
American Association of Museums  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Books
Color photographs
Date:
1989
1989-2004
Topic:
Awards  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-130
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 2/26/1988 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258976

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