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Curatorial Records, 1847-2009

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Langley, Harold D  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Jones, Lu Ann  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959  Search this
Chapelle, Howard Irving  Search this
Johnson, Paula J. 1954-  Search this
Gilbert, Chester Garfield  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Wyer, Samuel S. 1879-1955  Search this
Walther, R. G (Robert G.)  Search this
Wessel, Thomas R  Search this
Doyle, Aida M  Search this
Rosson, Mrs. E. W  Search this
Roche, Francis D  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Industry and Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mineral Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures  Search this
Physical description:
17 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Video recordings
Drawings
Illustrations
Phonograph records
Black-and-white negatives
Pamphlets
Date:
1847
1847-2009
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Military history  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Mineral industries--History  Search this
Production engineering  Search this
Chemical engineering  Search this
Agriculture machinery  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00390
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 1847-2009 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219965

Agency history, 1904-1995

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Gilbert, Chester Garfield  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Reed, Fred C  Search this
Watkins, William N  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-1982  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Richards, Abraham  Search this
Walther, R. G (Robert G.)  Search this
Wessel, Thomas R  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mechanical Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Agricultural History  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Wood Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1904
1904-1994
1904-1995
Topic:
Mining engineering  Search this
Mineral industries--History  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00248
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_222941

Exhibition Records, 1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
White, John H. 1933-  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Henkel, Lowell L  Search this
Doyle, Aida M  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Civil Engineering  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Petroleum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Nuclear Energy  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Power Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Iron and Steel  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Coal  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Internal Combustion  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Agriculture  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Light Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Railroad Hall  Search this
The Coke Push: A Centennial Portfolio of Industrial Art (Exhibition) (1968: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abandoned Mine Scenes (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lead and Zinc Mine Scenes of the Past (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Labor Day (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The United States Census, 1790-1960 (Exhibition) (1960: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Changing American Farm, 1831-1981 (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1915
1915-2008
1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Chemical engineering  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Steel  Search this
Rubber  Search this
Coal  Search this
Iron  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-133
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2024. Copyrighted material in Box 1 (Photograph of Buytl Rubber Manufacture Exhibition, Museum of History and Technology) and Box 2 (Hall of Coal: Scripts, circa 1960); see finding aid. Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1915-2014 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400113

Curatorial Records, 1904-2005

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Subject:
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959  Search this
Chapelle, Howard Irving  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Johnson, Paula J. 1954-  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Gilbert, Chester Garfield  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Walther, R. G (Robert G.)  Search this
Wessel, Thomas R  Search this
Doyle, Aida M  Search this
Rosson, Mrs. E. W  Search this
Roche, Francis D  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Textiles  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Manufacturers  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
United States
Date:
1904
1904-2005
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Mineral industries--History  Search this
Production engineering  Search this
Chemical engineering  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Coal  Search this
Steel  Search this
Iron  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-134
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2021. Copyrighted material in Box 3 (Mineral Technology: Myles Salt Company, 1916; and John N. Hoffman: "Study of Surface Mine Refuse Fires," Pennsylvania State College, 1949-1950); see finding aid. Transferring office; 5/8/1997 memorandum, Johnstone to Langley; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1847-2009 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400118

Division of Information and Technology Computer Oral History Collection

Sponsor:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (14 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1987-2003
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted between 1993 and 2006 with individuals in the computing industry.
Biographical / Historical:
The Monticello Memoirs Program captured for posterity the story of the information technology revolution in the words of the men and women who are leading it. In private conversations and in public discussions at Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, on the grounds of the University of Virginia and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the information revolution reflected on its progress to date and their vision of the future. Captured for the research collections of the National Museum of American History, the dialogues of the Monticello Fellows will encourage others to follow in their footsteps, to learn from their mistakes and to emulate their innovative spirit and achievements.

The 1996 Monticello Memoirs Fellows included: Seymour Cray, founder Cray Research; Gordon Moore, co-founder, Intel Corporation; Gordon Bell, inventor of the minicomputer; Jay Forrester, system dynamics visionary; and Robert Metcalfe, founder, 3Com. The topics were explored in private conversations at Monticello and in public discussions on the grounds of the University of Virginia -- which Mr. Jefferson founded, designed and built.

The 1997 Monticello Memoirs Fellows included Eric Andersen, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Danny Hillis, a pioneer of parallel processing; F. William Hoffman, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Anita Jones, Director of Defense Research Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense; Henning Kagermann, Executive Board Member, SAP AG; Robert Kahn, co-creator of the Internet protocol; Roland Moreno, inventor of the smart card; Jacques Stern, an early pioneer in real-time computing; and Paul Wahl, President and Chief Executive Officer, SAP America Inc.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

In some instances reference (viewing) copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation:
Division of Information and Technology Computer Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1303
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Division of Information and Technology Computer Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1303

"Who's in Charge?" Exhibition Memory Books

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visitors' books
Date:
1996.
Scope and Contents:
Spiral-bound notebooks, in which visitors to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Who's in Charge?" could record their memories of working life.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
A temporary and traveling exhibition mounted at the National Museum of American History in 1996, exploring the history of the relationship between labor and management.
Provenance:
The memory books were placed in the Archives Center after the exhibition closed.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Labor -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books -- 1990-2000
Citation:
"Who's in Charge?" Exhibition Memory Books, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0649
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0649

Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection

Interviewer:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
McGovern, Charles  Search this
Meehan, John P.  Search this
Less, David  Search this
Sponsor:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Author:
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)  Search this
Names:
Stax Records  Search this
Sun Records  Search this
Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977  Search this
Interviewee:
Anderson, Clara  Search this
Berger, Bettye  Search this
Blackwood, James, 1919-2002  Search this
Burlison, Paul  Search this
Dickinson, Jim, 1941-  Search this
Fontana, D.J., 1954-  Search this
Ford, Fred  Search this
Gist, Morse  Search this
Gordon, Willie  Search this
Jackson, Cordell, 1923-  Search this
Kesler, Stan  Search this
Lansky, Bernard  Search this
Manuel, Bobby, 1945-  Search this
Mitchell, Willie, 1928-  Search this
Moore, Scotty, 1931-  Search this
Nelson, Ford  Search this
Newborn, Calvin  Search this
Novarese, John, 1923-1996  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Phillips, Sam, 1923-  Search this
Porter, David, 1941-  Search this
Rich, Charlie, 1932-1995  Search this
Riley, Billy Lee, 1933-  Search this
Roll, Bobby  Search this
Sammons, George  Search this
Stewart, Jim  Search this
Talley, Bob  Search this
Thomas, Rufus, 1917-  Search this
Withers, Ernest  Search this
Yelvington, Malcolm, 1918-2001  Search this
Extent:
20 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Oral history
Audio cassettes
Transcripts
Audiovisual materials
Place:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
1992 and 1999
Summary:
In 1990, curators at the National Museum of American History began a project to develop a traveling exhibition about American music, and in the course of research, curators repeatedly returned to the Mississippi Delta area and Memphis, Tennessee to conduct interviews. A group in Memphis organized to raise the funds to complete the research, to acquire objects and artifacts, and the project ultimately became the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which opened in 2000 at 191 Beale Street.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of oral and video history interviews conducted by curators at the National Museum of American History with musicians, recording executives, disc jockeys, and others involved with the development of rock'n'soul music. Complete transcripts of all of the interviews exist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series.

Series 1, Original Interviews

Series 2, Reference Copies

Subseries 1, Umatic Videos

Subseries 2, Reference DVDs

Series 3, Audio Cassettes

Series 4, Transcripts
Biographical / Historical:
In 1990, National Museum of American History curators Dr. Pete Daniel and Dr. Charles McGovern, began conducting research with the intention of creating a traveling exhibit about "American music." Their investigations led them to the Mississippi delta and ultimately to Memphis Tennessee, which had developed as a crossroads where people and musical traditions met beginning in the 1930s. Based on their discoveries they refined their scope in order to focus on the music that grew out of the traditions that met and mixed in Memphis. They weren't able to secure funding for the originally proposed exhibit, but instead partnered with the Memphis Rock'n'Soul Museum to develop the exhibit Rock'n'Soul: Social Crossroads. The museum and exhibit opened in 2000 and explores the influential musical form that has its roots in Memphis.

Much of the basic research for the exhibit as well as the production elements for the companion radio series, "Memphis: Cradle of Rock'n'Soul" came from oral and video history interviews conducted with musicians, record producers, radio disc jockeys and others involved with the development and popularization of rock'n'soul during 1992 and 1999. Daniel and McGovern partnered with John Meehan of Smithsonian Productions to create high-quality, informative interview tapes. The Rock'n'Soul Video History Collection is comprised of these unedited interviews.
Provenance:
Made at the National Museum of American History for the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum in 1992 and 1999.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Only refrence DVDs and digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) may be used.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soul musicians  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Rockabilly music  Search this
Rock musicians  Search this
Rock music -- Interviews  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Audiovisual materials
Citation:
Rock 'n' Soul Videohistory Collection, 1990-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0879
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Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0879

September 11 Exhibit Comment Cards

Creator:
Education and Public Programs, Department of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
20 Cubic feet (21 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Questionnaires
Date:
2002-2003.
Scope and Contents:
Comment cards, on which museum visitors recorded their memories of the events of September 11, 2001, and their opinions on how their lives have changed as a result of those events. Comment cards have been made available in the exhibition hall in every venue for visitors to record their comments.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into 3 series, Series 1: Cards collected from the National Museum of American History, Series 2: Cards collected from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and Series 3: Cards Collected from the East Tennessee Historical Society.
Biographical / Historical:
The "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibition was on display at the National Museum of American History from September 11, 2002 until July 6, 2003. After it closed in Washington, the exhibition traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, for exhibit in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, September 11, 2003-January 4, 2004; it was then shown at the East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, January 31-April 25, 2004; and opened May 22, 2004 at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Exhibitions -- (creator) -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Genre/Form:
Questionnaires
Citation:
September 11 Exhibit Comment Cards, 2002-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0848
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0848

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (Napa, California )  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Newsletters
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Business records
Clippings
Photographs
Oral history
Date:
1960-2006
Summary:
The collections documents the growth and development of the American wine industry, 1996-2002, using the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars as a case study. Materials include oral and video histories, photographs, business records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (SLWC) Documentation Project was conducted by an inter-disciplinary team at the National Museum of American History. It is a part of a larger effort by the Museum's American Food and Wine team to document and interpret the changing ways in which Americans have produced, prepared, and consumed their food and drink, especially in the years after World War II. Team members are Nanci Edwards (Office of Project Management and former Collections Manager of the Museum's Agriculture Collection), John Fleckner (Senior Archivist, Archives Center), Rayna Green (Curator, Division of Home and Community Life), and Paula Johnson (Curator, Division of Work and Industry). Jeff Tinsley of the Smithsonian's Office of Photographic Services accompanied the team and shot many of the slides and color photographs.

This collection chronicles the growth and development of American viticulture and viniculture from its revival in the 1960s to the present. It offers a case study in the art and business of making fine wine from the bud to the bottle. Warren Winiarski, founder of SLWC in California's Napa Valley, is deeply interested in the legacy of American winemaking and his winery's place within its broader history. The Winiarski family has generously participated and financially supported the creation of this collection.

The documentation touches on all aspects of the wine business, including picking grapes in the vineyards, making wine in the cellar, marketing it from the business office, and promoting its sales in the tasting room and around the globe. SLWC employees describe the land, the work, the tools, the technical processes, the passions, and the motivations that create SLWC's world famous wines. The collection also provides insights into wider patterns of American immigration history, agricultural and environmental history, ethnic community development, land use in the West, product marketing, and consumerism.

The archival collection is mainly comprised of recorded oral history interviews, documentary photographs, and video footage created by the documentation team in 1997. It also includes company newsletters, vineyard and winery production data sheets, wine labels, and related printed materials collected in 1997 with additional materials added occasionally.

It is divided into seven series, including interviews and abstracts, audiotapes, photographs and slides, videotapes, business records, and printed materials.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Interview Transcripts and Abstracts, 1997, 2003

Series 2: Oral History Interview Sound and Video Recordings, 1996-1997

Subseries 2.1: Sound Recordings, 1997

Subseries 2.2: Video Tapes, 1996-1997

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1960-2000

Series 4: Video Tapes, undated

Subseries 3.1: Family Photographs: circa 1960-1980

Subseries 3.2: Smithsonian Documentary Photographs: 1997, 2000

Series 5: Business Records, 1974-1998

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1994-2005

Series 7: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Thirtieth Anniversary, 2003
Biographical / Historical:
The history of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a family history. It is also a story, in microcosm, of the development of Napa Valley, California as an international wine region and of the rising global acclaim for California wines. Building on the skills and knowledge of earlier Napa winemakers, Warren Winiarski became one of the most influential vintners in the region and his premium wines some of the most prized.

Winiarski arrived in Napa Valley in 1964 with his wife, Barbara, and their children. Like many Napa winemakers of this era, he left behind another career, in his case, an academic position at the University of Chicago to create a family business in a rural setting. At the time, Napa was just beginning to rebuild its reputation after Prohibition, a devastating vine disease, and the widespread production of cheap wines had soured the image of California wines. After apprenticing with several local winemakers, including Lee Stewart and Robert Mondavi, he purchased the land and winery that would become Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (SLWC) in 1972. Winiarski's choice of land was based, in part, Nathan Fay's success in growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in an adjoining vineyard; Winiarski later added Fay's property to SLWC.

To commemorate the American bicentennial in 1976, a blind wine tasting at L'Academie du Vin in Paris pitted the best of America's new wines against French classics. Stunning the international wine community, many American wines outscored their French counterparts, with SLWC's 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon taking first place in its division. The accomplishment brought SLWC and Napa Valley worldwide recognition. It excited a great demand for California wines and a new appreciation for American winemaking techniques, which combined new scientific methods with Old World traditions.

The Paris Tasting added momentum to changes already underway in the cultural, financial, and physical landscape of the Napa Valley. It spurred the development of many new wineries, the expansion of acreage under grape cultivation, and the growth of the region's tourism industry. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was an integral part of these transformations. It continues to play a vital role in the region and the wine industry.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

American Wine History Documentation Project Records, 1976-2002, Archives Center collection # 817, has recorded interviews, photographs, and other documentary materials created and collected by the American Food and Wine History team.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds many artifacts from SLWC, including a wine barrel, grape picking knives, shovels, and other vineyard tools; lab equipment used in winemaking; wine bottles, labels, glasses, and other consumer products; and a bottle of the award winning 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon. See accessions: 1998.0181 and 1998.3058.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Topic:
Wine industry  Search this
Wine and wine making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Newsletters -- 20th century
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Photographs -- 20th century
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project, 1960-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0816
See more items in:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0816
Online Media:

American Wine Documentation Project

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Red, White, and American (symposium, Washington, D.C. 1996).  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Print advertising
Programs
Interviews
Audiotapes
Photographs
Date:
1976-2005
bulk 1996-2001
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into six series. It includes mostly printed materials and interviews, and dates from approximately 1976 to 2005. There are wine-related event materials, interview transcripts and audiotapes, printed material and histories from people and institutions representing a wide spectrum of the wine business. Wine-related objects, such vineyard and winery tools, are stored with the Museum's artifact collections; documentary materials are held in the Archives Center. Materials from each special event are organized into separate series, which contain records generated at the events and interviews. Series one contains the Red, White and American records, series two the collectors event, and series three the wine writers event. Interviews conducted independently of these events are included in series four. All of the interviews have been partially transcribed and include an abstract and various forms of audiotapes and discs. Series five is composed of printed materials that relate to both specific individuals in the wine business and to more general American wine topics. Most of this material consists of photocopies of original articles. There are also files with materials by and about specific wine writers, such as Anthony Dias Blue, William Heinz, and Dick Rosano. Series five also contains an original telex of George Taber's article about the 1976 Paris Tasting. Series six consists of visual materials, including two landscape photographs of an vineyard in Oregon and two videotaped documentaries on Napa.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1:

Series 2:
Biographical / Historical:
The American Wine History Project began in 1996 with the intention to document the history of American winemaking, mainly for the post-1950 period. While the project includes winemaking areas around the country, the focus has been on northern and central California. The Project explores the convergence of craft, culture, science, technology, and the environment in modern American winemaking. In conjunction with the project, the Smithsonian held a 2-day symposium, "Red, White and American," with a small accompanying exhibition, entitled, "Doubtless as Good: Jefferson's Dream for American Wine Fulfilled," in 1996 and began gathering objects and other documentation.

Since 1997, National Museum of American History staff members have traveled to California to conduct interviews, take photographs and video footage, and gather materials for the Smithsonian collection from grape growers, winemakers, winery owners, and others important to the business, including wine writers and chefs. Some of the materials were generated from events in Napa, such as the collectors and wine writers events, that were held specifically for the purpose of adding documentation to the Smithsonian project. The documentation project is on-going so materials will continue to be added to the collection.
Provenance:
Some of the materials were generated by the Smithsonian Institution, such as those in series 1 through 3. Others were given by separate donors between 1996 and 2002.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Wine and wine making  Search this
Wine industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Print advertising
Programs -- 1980-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Citation:
American Wine Documentation Project, 1976-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0817
See more items in:
American Wine Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0817

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center  Search this
Producer:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Dept. of Public Programs  Search this
America's Jazz Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Funder:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Interviewee:
Adams, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Aguabella, Francisco, 1925-  Search this
Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 1929-  Search this
Alvarado, Alfredo  Search this
Anderson, Chris, 1926-  Search this
Armenteros, Chocolate, 1928-  Search this
Armstrong, Howard, 1909-  Search this
Ashby, Harold  Search this
Atkins, Clarence, 1921-  Search this
Avakian, George, 1919-  Search this
Baker, David, 1931-  Search this
Bank, Danny, 1922-  Search this
Barker, Danny, 1909-  Search this
Barker, Louise, 1913-  Search this
Barron, Kenny  Search this
Bass, Fontella  Search this
Bates, Peg Leg, 1907-  Search this
Bauza, Mario, 1911-  Search this
Belli, Remo  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Benson, George, 1943-  Search this
Berger, Ed  Search this
Bert, Eddie, 1922-  Search this
Betts, Keter, 1928-  Search this
Bey, Chief (James), 1913-  Search this
Bishop, Walter, 1927-  Search this
Brooks, Cecil  Search this
Brown, Oscar, Jr., 1926-  Search this
Brown, Velzoe, 1910-  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Bryant, Ardie, 1929-  Search this
Bryant, Clora  Search this
Bryant, Ray, 1931-  Search this
Bufalino, Brenda, 1937-  Search this
Bunnett, Jane  Search this
Burns, Ralph, 1922-  Search this
Burrell, Kenny  Search this
Butts, Jimmy, 1917-  Search this
Byrd, Charlie, 1925-  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Carbonell, Luis  Search this
Carrington, Terri Lyne  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-1997  Search this
Carter, Ron, 1937-  Search this
Casey, Al, 1915-  Search this
Cheatham, Doc, 1905-1997  Search this
Cheatham, Jeannie, 1917-  Search this
Cheatham, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Claxton, William  Search this
Cobb, Jimmy, 1929-  Search this
Cohen, Martin, 1939-  Search this
Collins, John, 1913-  Search this
Columbus, Chris, 1902-  Search this
Conover, Willis, 1920-  Search this
Costello, Diosa  Search this
Cruz, Alfredo  Search this
Cruz, Celia, 1920-  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-  Search this
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-  Search this
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-  Search this
DeJohnette, Jack  Search this
Dejan, Harold, 1909-  Search this
Del Puerto, Carlos, 1951-  Search this
Di Novi, Gene, 1928-  Search this
Diaz Ayala, Cristobal  Search this
Donegan, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Dudley, Bessie, 1902-  Search this
Edison, Harry, 1915-  Search this
Egũes, Richard, 1923-2006  Search this
Farmer, Art, 1928-  Search this
Favors, Malachi  Search this
Fernandez, Rosita, 1918-2006  Search this
Fernandez, Ruth  Search this
Finegan, Bill, 1917-  Search this
Flynn, Frank (Marimba player)  Search this
Foster, Frank, 1928-  Search this
Fournier, Vernel, 1928-  Search this
Freeman, Von, 1922-  Search this
Fuller, Curtis, 1934-  Search this
Fuller, Gil, 1920-  Search this
Gensel, John  Search this
Gilbert, Peggy  Search this
Golson, Benny  Search this
Gonzalez, Celina  Search this
Goodson, Sadie, 1904-  Search this
Green, Urbie  Search this
Guerrero, Felix, 1916-2001  Search this
Guines, Tata  Search this
Hamilton, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Hampton, Slide  Search this
Harris, Joe  Search this
Harrison, Nelson  Search this
Haynes, Roy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Jimmy, 1926-  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Hemphill, Julius, 1938-  Search this
Henderson, Bill, 1930-  Search this
Henderson, Luther  Search this
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-  Search this
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Hill, Roger, 1928-  Search this
Hinton, Milt, 1910-  Search this
Holman, Bill, 1927-  Search this
Horn, Shirley, 1934-  Search this
Humphries, Roger  Search this
Hutcherson, Bobby  Search this
Jarvis, Jane, 1915-  Search this
Jimenez, Flaco  Search this
Johnson, J.J., 1924-  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Jones, Hank, 1918-2010  Search this
Jones, Jonah  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Jordan, Kidd, 1935-  Search this
Jordan, Sheila, 1928-  Search this
Keepnews, Orrin, 1923-  Search this
Kimball, Narvin, 1909-  Search this
Klein, Manny, 1908-  Search this
Konitz, Lee  Search this
Lateef, Yusef, 1920-  Search this
Laws, Hubert  Search this
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-  Search this
LeRoy Neiman  Search this
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Levy, John, 1912-2012  Search this
Lewis, Edna, 1907-  Search this
Lewis, Ramsey  Search this
Liebman, Dave  Search this
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -  Search this
Liston, Melba  Search this
Livelli, VIncent  Search this
Longoria, Valerio, 1924-200  Search this
Lopez, Israel, 1918-  Search this
Lucie, Lawrence, 1907-  Search this
Lutcher, Nellie, 1912-  Search this
Lynton, Charles, 1904-  Search this
Mandel, Johnny  Search this
Manning, Frank, 1914-  Search this
Marsalis, Delfeayo  Search this
Marsalis, Ellis  Search this
Marsalis, Jason  Search this
McGettigan, Betty  Search this
McIntosh, Tom, 1927-  Search this
McKibbon, Al, 1919-  Search this
McKusick, Hal, 1924-  Search this
McPartland, Marian  Search this
Mendoza, Lydia  Search this
Miller, Eric  Search this
Miller, Norma, 1919-  Search this
Mondello, Toots, 1911-  Search this
Moody, James, 1925-  Search this
Morgenstern, Dan  Search this
Murray, Albert, 1916-  Search this
Myers, Amina  Search this
Nicholas, Fayard, 1918-  Search this
Nicholas, Harold, 1924-  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
O'Brien, Peter F.  Search this
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-  Search this
Owens, Jimmy, 1943-  Search this
Palmier, Remo, 1923-  Search this
Peraza, Armando, 1924-  Search this
Perez, Graciela  Search this
Peterson, Oscar, 1925-  Search this
Puente, Tito  Search this
Pullen, Don, 1941-  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Ray, Carline, 1925-  Search this
Reed, Leonard, 1907-  Search this
Richards, Red, 1912-  Search this
Rivers, Sam  Search this
Robinson, Charles  Search this
Robinson, Les, 1912-  Search this
Rogers, Shorty, 1924-  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Ross, Annie, 1930-  Search this
Royal, Marshall, 1912-  Search this
Rugolo, Pete, 1915-  Search this
Russell, George, 1923-2009  Search this
Rutherford, Rudy  Search this
Sager, Jane, 1914-  Search this
Santamaria, Mongo, 1917-  Search this
Scott, Jimmy  Search this
Settle, Cucell, 1914-  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Slyde, Jimmy, 1927-  Search this
Smith, Hale G.  Search this
Smith, Johnny  Search this
Stoll, Jerry, 1923-  Search this
Taylor, Arthur, 1929-  Search this
Taylor, Billy  Search this
Teagarden, Norma, 1911-  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Thielemans, Toots  Search this
Tinney, Al, 1921-  Search this
Toro, Yomo  Search this
Tucker, Bobby, 1923-2008  Search this
Tyner, McCoy  Search this
Valdes, Bebo, 1918-  Search this
Valdez, Carlos, 1926-  Search this
Valdez, Chucho, 1941-  Search this
Valentin, Val, 1920-  Search this
Valeria, Chuy  Search this
Van Gelder, Rudy  Search this
Van Lake, Turk, 1918-  Search this
Viola, Al, 1919-  Search this
Walton, Cedar, 1934-  Search this
Wein, George  Search this
Wess, Frank, 1922-  Search this
Weston, Randy, 1926-  Search this
White, Andrew, 1942-  Search this
Wilder, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Willcox, Spiegle, 1902-  Search this
Williams, Claude, 1908-  Search this
Williams, John, 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Gerald, 1918-  Search this
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-  Search this
Wofford, Mike  Search this
Woods, Phil  Search this
Ybarra, Eva  Search this
Yoshida, George, 1922-  Search this
Young, Al (Saxophinist)  Search this
Young, Lee, 1917-  Search this
Young, Webster, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Lida  Search this
Bluiett, Hamiett  Search this
Brower, William  Search this
Brown, Anthony  Search this
Burstein, Julie  Search this
Carner, Gary  Search this
Cole, Tom  Search this
Coleman, Steve  Search this
Corporan, Hector  Search this
Crease, Bob  Search this
Dantzler, Russ  Search this
Elie, Lolis  Search this
Fernandez, Raul  Search this
Fochios, Steve  Search this
Frank, Rusty  Search this
Geremia, Paul, 1944-  Search this
Haddix, Chuck  Search this
Harris, Barry  Search this
Holley, Eugene  Search this
Jackson, Reuben  Search this
Jenkins, Willard  Search this
Kimery, Kennith  Search this
Kirchner, Bill  Search this
Levin, Floyd  Search this
Lopez, Rene  Search this
McDaniel, Ted  Search this
McDonough, John  Search this
Murphy, Molly  Search this
Newton, James  Search this
O'Meally, Bob  Search this
Ouelette, Dan  Search this
Pelote, Vincent  Search this
Placksin, Sally  Search this
Porter, Lewis  Search this
Pullman, Peter  Search this
Ritz, David  Search this
Rodrique, Jessie  Search this
Schoenberg, Loren  Search this
Schwartz, Scott  Search this
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Sneed, Ann  Search this
Stitt, Katea  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tucker, Sherrie  Search this
Watson, Matt  Search this
White, Michael  Search this
Whitfield, Weslia  Search this
Willard, Patricia  Search this
Williams, James  Search this
Wong, Herb  Search this
Yamazaki, Paul  Search this
Zimmerman, James  Search this
Extent:
39 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history
Audiotapes
Interviews
Date:
1992-2012
Scope and Contents:
Audiotapes, CDs and digital files: an ongoing project to interview and preserve the memories of people important in the jazz world, including jazz musicians, singers, dancers, producers, arrangers, and others. A list of interviewees and interviewers follows.

The following is a list of the individuals who conducted the interviews.

1. Brown, Anthony

2. Baker, Lida

3. Burstein, Julie

Interviewer

2. Bluiett, Hamiet
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, DAT and CD Original Interview Recordings, 1992-2012

Series 2, Cassette Reference and Master Interview Tapes, 1992-2012

Series 3, Audio CD Reference Copies, 2000-2012

Series 4, Video/CD, 1994-2012

Series 5, Transcripts and Abstracts, 1992-2014

Series 6, Supplemental Documentation, 1992-2012
Biographical / Historical:
The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a project of "America's Jazz Heritage, A Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution" initiative was created in 1992. More than 150 in-depth oral history interviews were conducted from 1992 through 2002. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History in 2000. Now part of the National Museum of American History's American Music History Initiatives, the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program continues to conduct interviews as funding is available.

The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program was established to document significant jazz musicians, performers, producers, and business associates in their own words and voices. Program staff contacted and worked with potential interviewees to arrange for interviews. Each interview was conducted by a jazz authority and was recorded on digital audiotape by a professional audio engineer. The interviews averaged 6 hours in length and covered a wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music, generally, and jazz specifically, as well as experiences in the jazz music world, including relationships to musicians. The original DAT interview tapes were then dubbed to audiocassettes and CD to create protection and access copies. More recent interviews have been recorded using fully digital technology and the interviews are preserved and made availbel as digital files.

A number of the interviews were conducted as part of the Ella Fitzgerald Oral History Project of the Jazz Oral History Program. Funded by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, these interviews focus on the life and work of Ella Fitzgerald. The National Endowments for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program continues to support new interviews with NEA Jazz Masters.

For more information about jazz concerts, education, collections, Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Jazz Master orchestra, visit Smithsonian Jazz.
Provenance:
The interviews were made for the Smithsonian Institution under the auspices of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program supported by America's Jazz Heritage, funded by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Oral Histories Program. Additional interviews were conducted with support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use reference copies.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Release forms exist for most interviews.
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audiotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Citation:
[Interviewee name] Interview, Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, 1992-2014, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0808
See more items in:
Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0808
Online Media:

Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.  Search this
Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Go Forth and Serve: Black Land Grant Colleges (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.: 1990)  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
18 videocassettes (vhs)
15 cassette tapes
38 videocassettes (video 8)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Cassette tapes
Videocassettes (video 8)
Videotapes
Oral history
Interviews
Audiotapes
Date:
1992-1993
Summary:
An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.
Scope and Contents:
Oral history interviews, on film and audio, on the subject of African American land grant colleges, conducted in conjunction with the exhibition "Go Forth and Serve" at the National Museum of American History in 1990.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into one series. It is organized alphabetically by the name of college or university that is the subject of the interview.
Biographical / Historical:
"Go Forth and Serve", an exhibition curated by Lonnie Bunch and Spencer Crew, opened in March 1990 at the National Museum of American History to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. There was a subsequent newsletter, and oral interviews were conducted.
Provenance:
Collection made by the Smithsonian Institution Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used.
Rights:
Reproduction may be limited due to intellectual property rights. No releases exist.
Topic:
Alcorn State University  Search this
Tennessee State University  Search this
Fort Valley State University  Search this
South Carolina State University  Search this
Delaware State University  Search this
Prairie View A & M University  Search this
West Virginia State University  Search this
Langston University  Search this
Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.)  Search this
University of Maryland Eastern Shore  Search this
Kentucky State University  Search this
State universities and colleges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1950-2000
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Audiotapes -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection, 1992-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0614
See more items in:
Go Forth and Serve: African American Land Grant Colleges Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0614

World War II Exhibition Memory Books

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visitors' books
Date:
1995
Summary:
The collection documents bound notebooks, in which visitors to the National Museum of American History exhibition "World War II: Sharing Memories" recoredd their memories of World War II.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of spiral bound notebooks, in which visitors to the National Museum of American History exhibition "World War II: Sharing Memories" could record their memories of World War II.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
A temporary exhibition installed in the National Museum of American History from June-November 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Objects included in the exhibition were contributed by numerous Museum divisions, and the exhibition was not curated by any one particular division.
Provenance:
The memory books were transferred to the Archives Center after the exhibition, "World War II: Sharing Memories, closed.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books -- 1990-2000
Citation:
World War II Exhibition Memory Books, 1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0549
See more items in:
World War II Exhibition Memory Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0549

Men & Women: Costume and Gender TV Commercials Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power (Exhibition) (Washington, D.C.: 1989)  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Commercials
Videotapes
Date:
1988-1989.
Scope and Contents:
A collection of television advertisements, used in the research for and in some cases, in the exhibition "Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender and Power". Both U-Matic and VHS video formats are included.
Arrangement:
1 series.
General:
Videotape cassettes, 3/4", U-Matic.
Videotape cassettes, 1/2", VHS.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Office of Telecommunications in 2002.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Sex role in advertising  Search this
Costume -- advertising  Search this
Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Commercials
Videotapes -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Men & Women: Costume and Gender TV Commercials Collection, 1988-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0529
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0529

Agency history, 1890-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Winlock, William Crawford  Search this
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Warner, Deborah Jean  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurements  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Apparatus  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1956
1956-1988
1890-1994
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00111
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218191

Exhibition Records, circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Subject:
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Mattson, Marie  Search this
Allison, David K. 1950-  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
30.22 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Maps
Drawings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1921
1921-1990
circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated
Topic:
Information science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00291
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Exhibition Records circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_223013

Exhibition Records, 1980-2003

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Exhibition) (1986-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1980
1980-2003
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-129
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Exhibition Records 1915-2014 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400095

Exhibition Records, 1965-1986

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
Subject:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum. Hall of Physical Sciences  Search this
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Learning Mathematics With Objects (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pain and Its Relief (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Classics of Mathematics (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Color photographs
Date:
1965
1965-1986
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women mathematicians  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-127
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Exhibition Records circa 1921-1922, 1947, 1956-1990 and undated [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400097

Divisional Records, 1866, 1954-1997

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurements  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical and Biological Sciences  Search this
University of Texas at Austin  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Picture postcards
Drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1866
1866-1997
1866, 1954-1997
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Women mathematicians  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Mathematics--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-126
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Divisional Records 1866, 1954-1997 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400101

John Canfield Ewers Papers

Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Denig, Edwin Thompson, 1812-1858  Search this
Taylor, James E. ((Artist))  Search this
Extent:
97 Linear feet
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1993
Scope and Contents:
The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes materials relating to his numerous research projects and publications such as his books on plains sculpture and Jean Louis Berlandier as well as his field research among the Assiniboin and Blackfoot tribes. Ewers' career as an ethnologist based in a museum is amply documented through correspondence, exhibit plans and scripts, notes, and reports showcasing his work for the National Park Service and his fifty plus years at the Smithsonian. The voluminous correspondence file highlights his close collaboration with individuals such as Stu Conner, Hugh Dempsey, Claude Schaeffer, and Colin Taylor. Ewers' graduate studies and his family are featured in Series XI. One special category of materials in this collection is Series XIV, the card files. Ewers pulled information from his field notes and other sources, classified them, and typed or wrote them up on 3x5 or 5x7 inch index cards. He then organized these files alphabetically by subject within large categories such as "Collecting Alpha by Collectors Name" or "Fur Trade and Trade Goods." The card files include correspondence and photographs and closely relate to materials throughout the rest of the collection. Though Ewers' papers are primarily textual in nature, there are graphic materials throughout his files. Series XIII features the graphic materials that Ewers kept separate from his files such as the contents of his slide cabinets. There is overlap within this series as Ewers kept multiple copies of his slides in various locations. This series also includes audiotapes of conferences and symposia at which Ewers spoke and three scrapbooks. Of note are original pencil and ink drawings from his book, The Horse in Blackfoot Culture, in Series XV. Transcripts of oral history interviews with John Canfield Ewers are also available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Arrangement note:
This collection was organized into 15 series - Correspondence, Research & Subject Files, Research Projects, Trips and Presentations, Artists of the Old West, North American Indian Art, Plains Sculpture Book, Berlandier Project, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Personal, Writings by Ewers, Audiovisual Materials, Card Files, and Art Work.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1931 and an M.A. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1934. Ewers began his career in museums as a Field Curator for the National Park Service. He helped design exhibits at Vicksburg National Battlefield and Ocmulgee National Monument among others. In 1941, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hired Ewers to design and establish the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. After a short stint in the Navy during World War II, Ewers joined the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years in numerous capacities including Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). Ewers' research dealt with the Plains Indians and the Blackfoot tribe in particular. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including White artists depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the horse in Blackfoot Indian culture.
Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnohistory  Search this
Carving  Search this
American Indians -- Plains  Search this
Artists -- United States -- West -- Biography  Search this
American Indians -- Clothing  Search this
American Indians -- arts and crafts  Search this
Museums -- History -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Repatriation  Search this
Artists  Search this
Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-35
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John Canfield Ewers Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1998-35

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