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Records, circa 1950-1969

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Political History  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Herbert Ridgeway 1932-  Search this
Dorman, Charles G  Search this
Klapthor, Margaret Brown  Search this
Melder, Keith E  Search this
Murray, Anne Wood  Search this
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Clark, A. Howard  Search this
Belote, Theodore T  Search this
Kidwell, Claudia Brush  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Historical Relics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of American Costume  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) First Ladies Hall  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Civil History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Civil History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of American Costume  Search this
Growth of the United States (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
1950-1969
circa 1950-1969
Topic:
Politics and culture  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000252
See more items in:
Correspondence and Memoranda 1964-1979 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History]
Annual Reports 1950-1968 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History]
Research Reports 1957-1968 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History]
Examinations and Reports 1956-1968 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Political History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216816

Records, 1956-1976

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Warner, Deborah Jean  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Mills, Deborah J  Search this
Winlock, William Crawford  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Apparatus  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Smithson Bicentennial  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Floor plans
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
1956-1976
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000293
See more items in:
Research Records 1954-1985 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Divisional Records 1961-1988 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Exhibition Records 1956-1980 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Correspondence 1956-1976 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Special Events Records 1964-1967 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216862

Research Records, 1955-1966 and undated

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Farber, Eduard 1892-  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Chemistry  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1955
1955-1966
1955-1966 and undated
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000579
See more items in:
Research Records 1954-1985 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217142

Research Records, circa 1950-1971

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Naval History  Search this
Subject:
Furlong, William Rea 1881-1976  Search this
Langley, Harold D  Search this
McCandless, Byron 1881-1967  Search this
Physical description:
5.58 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Books
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Picture postcards
Color negatives
Date:
1950
1950-1971
circa 1950-1971
Topic:
Flags  Search this
Military history  Search this
Naval history  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 97-007
See more items in:
Research Records 1950-1972 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Naval History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_238706

Special Events Records, circa 1980-1987

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Special Events  Search this
Subject:
Beaudette, Susan B  Search this
Sanderson, Geraldine E  Search this
Walton, Anne  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Office of Public and Academic Programs  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of External Affairs  Search this
Doubleday Lecture Series  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Date:
1980
1980-1987
circa 1980-1987
Topic:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000595
See more items in:
Special Events Records 1976, 1980-2010 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Special Events]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217158

Subject Files, circa 1977-1992

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
United States Patent Model Foundation  Search this
Hart House  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
1977-1992
circa 1977-1992
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-041
See more items in:
Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217880

Program Records, circa 1976-1987

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (Symposium) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Music of the Black American Composer (Concert series)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Date:
1976
1976-1987
circa 1976-1987
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
African American composers  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-136
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217882

Program Records, circa 1983-1992 and undated

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
Archambeault, John P  Search this
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Program in Black American Culture  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American History  Search this
Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940 (Exhibition) (1987-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1983
1983-1992
circa 1983-1992 and undated
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-147
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252160

Program Records, 1982-2002

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Botero, Victoria  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in Black American Culture  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Floppy disks
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1982
1982-2002
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-116
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_258963

Program Records, 1983-2004

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
George, Luvenia A  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Duke Ellington Collection  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Duke Ellington Festival  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Duke Ellington Youth Project  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1983
1983-2004
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-002
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 8/26/1996 memorandum, Johnstone to Taylor-Wynn; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259351

Program Records, 1972-1999

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
Smith, Alonzo Nelson  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Program in Black American Culture  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1972
1972-1999
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-107
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_279688

Administrative Records, 1962-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Martha  Search this
Spiess, Katherine P  Search this
Beets, Virginia  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Collection Management Policy  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Date:
1962
1962-1994
Topic:
Committees  Search this
Loans  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-063
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1962-1994 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296232

Program Records, 1975-2000

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
Smith, Alonzo Nelson  Search this
Combs, Rhea  Search this
Lancaster, Joyce  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Program in Black American Culture  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American History  Search this
100 Years of Black Film: Imagining African American Life, History, and Culture (Conference) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
African American Dance: Beauty, Rhythm, and Power (Conference) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ancestral Missions: Preserving our Foremother's Legacies (Conference) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Herbs, Oils, and Candles: Women's Ritual Healing Traditions in African American Literature and Lore (Conference) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Key to Empowerment? The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Conference) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities (Conference) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy and the Music (Conference) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (Symposium) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones (Conference) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora (Conference) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1975
1975-2000
Topic:
African diaspora  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Special events  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-102
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306838

Program Records, 1976-1999

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
Subject:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
Smith, Alonzo Nelson  Search this
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Program in Black American Culture  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American History  Search this
Black American Popular Song: A Rhythm and Blues Symposium (Symposium) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Migration and the American City: Forging the African American Urban Community (Conference) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Black American Congregational Song and Worship Traditions (Conference) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Currents of the Spirit in the African Diaspora: Survivals, Innovations, and New Expressions (Conference) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Disturbing the Peace: The Impact of Malcolm X on the Politics and Culture of the 1960s (Symposium) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Search of Blueprints: The Making of an African American Literary Critic . . . Stephen E. Henderson (Symposium) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities (Conference) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rock in a Weary Land: African American Religious Traditions (Conference) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (Symposium) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones (Conference) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora (Conference) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Transcripts
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Date:
1976
1976-1999
Topic:
African diaspora  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Special events  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-358
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309967

Records, 1958-1973

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum Act Program  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Art Commission  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange  Search this
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Hillwood Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
51.69 cu. ft. (102 document boxes) (1 16" x 20" box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1958
1958-1973
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000137
See more items in:
Speeches 1958-1968 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Budget Records 1962-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Exhibition Records 1970-1972 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Correspondence 1963-1996 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216736

Administrative Records, 1958-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Keddy, John L  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Anderson, Dean W  Search this
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
Hughes, Phillip S. 1917-  Search this
Newman, Constance Berry 1935-  Search this
Turner, Carmen  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Deputy Under Secretary  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
68.60 cu. ft. processed holdings
94.79 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1958
1958-2000
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00550
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219882

M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection

Photographer:
Patterson, M. Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Names:
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Extent:
113 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet), black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
3 Photographs ((1 folder), color)
7 manuscripts (document genre) ((4 folders), publications)
47 contact sheets ((0.2 cubic feet), black and white)
Culture:
Shona (African people)  Search this
San (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Ila (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Manuscripts (document genre)
Contact sheets
Publications
Place:
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Africa
Kenya
Luxor (Egypt)
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Date:
1932, circa 1960s-1970s
bulk 1932
Summary:
The collection measures 0.65 cubic feet, dates from 1932 - circa 1970s, and is primarily comprised of photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. There are also some publications and contact sheets in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 113 black and white photographic prints taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932; 3 color photographic prints taken in 1971 of mbira, pipes, and a sculpture; publications; and contact sheets. Many of the photographs from the 1932 trip were published in Olivia's African Diary: Cape Town to Cairo," (Washington, D.C.: Eastern Press, 1980).

The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. Subjects include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Depicted architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Finally, there are numerous images of animals, including egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.

Photographs from the collection were published in the Boston Herald (July 31, 1933) and the Crown Colonist (August 1933).
Arrangement note:
Arranged in three series. Series 1 is arranged by country. Series 2 is arranged in chronological order.

Series 1: Photographs, 1932, 1971 (Boxes 1-3, 116 items, 0.4 cubic feet)

Series 2: Publications, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 3, 4 folders)

Series 3: Contact Sheets, 1932 (Box 3, 0.2 cubic feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographer, broadcaster, and filmmaker Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (1905-2002), grandchild of Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge, was a photographer, broadcaster and filmmaker. Following graduation from Vassar College in 1928, Breckinridge worked for the Frontier Nursing Service (a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia), earned a pilot's license (the first woman in Maine to do so), and assisted in the office of the Democratic National Committee. In 1932 she traveled to Africa where she documented the peoples and places throughout the continent.

She enrolled in the Clarence White School of Photography in New York in 1933, taking trainings on photographic developing and printing. She then worked in the office of Democratic congresswoman, and distant relative, Isabella Selmes Greenway, but soon returned to the Clarence White School of Photography for a longer course of study. Following graduation, she began selling photographs and sometimes articles in several magazines, including LIFE, Harper's Bazar, and Town and Country. Her film credits include "She Goes to Vassar" (1931), a film that provides an overview of college life at Vassar, and "The Forgotten Frontier", a documentary about the activities of the Frontier Nursing Service, a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia.

Travelling to Europe in 1939 on photojournalism assignments, Breckinridge was in Switzerland when the Nazis invaded Poland, starting World War II. She traveled to London to photograph the evacuation of English children, one of only four American photographers in England for the first months of the war. Edward Murrow hired her as the first female news broadcaster for the CBS World News Roundup to report from Europe. As the only female member of "The Murrow Boys", an elite group of only eleven broadcasters handpicked by Murrow, she broadcasted 50 reports from seven countries.

While working in Berlin, she married Foreign Service Officer Jefferson Patterson. She resigned from CBS, hoping to resume her career in photojournalism, but State Department policies restricted her ability to publish. The couple was posted in Peru, Belgium, Egypt, the Balkans and Uruguay.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-009
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-009
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"Explorations in the Taos Valley"

Creator:
Jeançon, Jean Allard  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages
45 Photographs
14 Items (diagrams )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Manuscripts
Diagrams
Date:
1920
Scope and Contents:
Also copy of letter of transmittal from Chief, of Bureau of American Ethnology, recommending publication.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1716
Topic:
Taos Valley -- New Mexico -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Photographs
Diagrams
Citation:
Manuscript 1716, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1716
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1716

Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1961-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists primarily of alphabetical correspondence maintained by Richard H. Eyde, Curator in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany. Eyde's primary research centered on the identification and classification of dogwoods. Also included are lectures given by Eyde, photographs, and negatives.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-144, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
Identifier:
Accession 98-144
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa98-144

Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior to the formation of the Department of Botany in 1947 are those of its predecessor, the Division of Plants. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with United States and foreign botanists, curators of museums and herbaria, Smithsonian staff, and botanical collectors concerning the identification, acquisition, loan, and exchange of specimens; research and publications; professional affairs; and administrative matters.

Also included are administrative and program files concerning collection management, exhibitions, space and facilities, budget and fiscal matters, grant proposals, and departmental reviews; correspondence documenting Hale's field work in Antarctica, 1981; records concerning the death of E. Yale Dawson in 1966; records and audio tapes from memorial services for Hale, Thomas R. Soderstrom, and Richard H. Eyde; annual reports, circa 1960-1989; plans of operations, circa 1950-1960; and records of the Department's Herbarium Services Unit, 1970-1980, which mostly concern collection management and the identification of specimens.
Historical Note:
Edward S. Ayensu became Chairman of the Department of Botany in 1970. He served until 1976, when he was succeeded by Dieter C. Wasshausen, who directed the Department until 1982. Mark M. Littler was appointed Chairman in 1982. He was succeeded by Laurence E. Skog in 1987.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 428, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 428
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0428

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