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Topic:
Toward Our Third Century (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Extent:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Sound recordings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Date:
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit documents the tenure of Charles Blitzer as assistant secretary for History and Art from 1973 to 1979. There are also records pertaining to the Office of Education and Training, 1965-1968, which Blitzer had directed.

The celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution was a major Smithsonian project from 1972 to 1977. These records document those efforts from first proposals to their completion or abandonment and include memoranda, budget proposals, and audio-visual recordings, including a 16-mm film of the Wells Fargo Essay Contest, Towards Our Third Century.

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, budgets, and associated materials documenting the changing activities of History and Art bureaus during a period of intense activity and growth.
Historical Note:
Changes in History and Art's organization during these years included the return of the Hillwood Estate to the Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation in 1975, the transfer of the Smithsonian Institution Archives to the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, and the assignment of the office of the American Revolution Bicentennial Coordinator to History and Art. The Renwick Gallery was acquired as a showcase for design, crafts, and decorative arts and became part of the National Museum of American Art. The Smithsonian also acquired the Carnegie Mansion and renovated it to house the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, which opened in 1976. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was completed during this period and opened in 1974. The Museum of History and Technology became the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT) in 1969.
Topic:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Contests  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Sound recordings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 281, Smithsonian Institution, Asbsistant Secretary for History and Art, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 281
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0281

American Revolution Bicentennial Records

Topic:
Art in America: A Bibliography (Monograph)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Extent:
44.54 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Color transparencies
Brochures
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color negatives
Architectural drawings
Date:
1962-1982
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the work of Susan A. Hamilton as Bicentennial Coordinator, acting under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art. They also cover preliminary planning for Bicentennial programs carried out between 1968 and the creation of the Office in 1971. For a fuller record of such activities, researchers should also consult the records of John J. Slocum, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Record Unit 341).

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, publications, photographs, videotapes, a banner, and posters documenting the work of the Coordinator and the committee, as well as proposals and planning documents for both approved and rejected projects prepared to mark the Bicentennial. Plans for Art in America: A Bibliography and for an exhibition, The Federal City: Plans and Realities, are especially well represented.
Historical Note:
The Bicentennial Coordinator's Office was created on July 1, 1971, to coordinate the work of a special Institution-wide committee intended to plan the Smithsonian's activities in observance of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. The office was abolished in 1977 at the conclusion of the Bicentennial observance.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Color transparencies
Brochures
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color negatives
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 337, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, American Revolution Bicentennial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 337
See more items in:
American Revolution Bicentennial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0337

Louisiana and the fair [microform] : an exposition of the world, its people and their achievements / J. W. Buel, editor

Author:
Buel, James W (James William) 1849-1920  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Subject:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
10 v. (3851 p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
America
New France
Mississippi River Valley
West (U.S.)
Date:
1904
1905
[1904-05]
Topic:
Louisiana Purchase--Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
mfm 003107.153-154.1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485925

National Zoological Park Offices, Officials and Programs Files

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
40 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1958-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the programs and activities of National Zoological Park (NZP) offices and departments during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, departmental reports, meeting minutes, planning files, research proposals and reports, collections management files, policy development records, award files, exhibition records, animal files, facilities and maintenance files, public affairs records, education files, photographs, biodiversity program records, project files, records pertaining to workshops and seminars, and other administrative records. Of particular interest are records relating to the Amazonia tropical rainforest exhibition, giant pandas, the Man and Beast Revisited Symposium, and the NZP Centennial celebration.

See also Accession 01-042, Director's Subject Files, which may contain related records.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Zoo directors  Search this
Zoos -- Administration  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-044, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, National Zoological Park Offices, Officials and Programs Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-044
See more items in:
National Zoological Park Offices, Officials and Programs Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-044

Official guide to the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition and City of Nashville / issued under authority of the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition

Title:
Six days of delight - a week at the Tennessee Centennial
Author:
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Subject:
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Physical description:
194 [19] p. : ill., map, ports., facsim. ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Guidebooks
Place:
Tennessee
Date:
1897
Topic:
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
T775.A1 T46 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999616

Centennial fun

Subject:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Humor  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1876
1876?]
Topic:
American wit and humor  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
PN6161 .C46 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774895

Catalog of the New York Centennial loan exhibition of paintings, selected from private galleries, 1876 : at National Academy of Design, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
New York Centennial loan exhibition of paintings (1876)  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Painting--Private collections  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
N5216.N7 C35 1876
N5216.N7C35 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343916

Symposia and Seminars Records, 1983-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies  Search this
Subject:
Borden, Carla M  Search this
Dillon, Wilton S. 1923-  Search this
Kotler, Neil G. 1941-  Search this
Time Mirror Foundation  Search this
Annie Laurie Aitken Charitable Trust  Search this
Close Up Foundation  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Symposia and Seminars  Search this
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Symposium) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Constitutional Roots, Rights and Responsibilities (Symposium) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Les Droits de l'Homme and Scientific Progress (Symposium) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Man and Beast Revisited (Symposium) (1986: Front Royal, Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1983
1983-1992
Topic:
World Food Prize  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Special events  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)--Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252404

[Commemorative One Hundred Dollar Bill, Virginia : paper money,]

Publisher:
McGurk, John G.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Paper money
Currency
Commemoratives
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1961-1965
Scope and Contents:
Commemorative One Hundred Dollar bill for the Civil War Centennial 1961-1965. Date on bill, Oct. 15, 1862.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001246a.tif (AC Scan No.: obverse)

AC0060-0001246b.tif (AC Scan No.: verso)
General:
In Box 2, Folder 26.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Related Materials:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paper money
Currency
Commemoratives
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref534
Online Media:

Examining the Columbus Quincentenary

Author:
ORBIS Associates  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Date:
199u
[199-]
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797759

The great book on the National Museum / edited by Jaroslav Richter

Editor:
Richter, Jaroslav  Search this
Subject:
Národní muzeum v Praze History  Search this
Národní muzeum v Praze Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Physical description:
301 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104360

Historical book of Bethel Hall Missionary Baptist Church, Laurens, South Carolina : the centennial 1910-2010

Title:
Bethel Hall Missionary Baptist Church
Publisher:
Bethel Hall Missionary Baptist Church (Laurens, S.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Bethel Hall Missionary Baptist Church (Laurens, S.C.) Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Physical description:
v, 115 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Carolina
Laurens
Laurens (S.C.)
Date:
2010
Topic:
Church anniversaries  Search this
African American churches--History  Search this
Church history  Search this
Call number:
BX6480.L38 H57 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1058499

The life and afterlife of Yaa Asantewaa / T. C. McCaskie

Author:
McCaskie, T. C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Yaa Asantewaa 1832?-1921  Search this
Yaa Asantewaa 1832?-1921 Genealogy  Search this
Yaa Asantewaa 1832?-1921 Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2007
Topic:
Women heroes  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Politics and culture--Ghana  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090142

Official history of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition : opened May 1, and closed October 30, 1897 : published under the direction of Dr. W.L. Dudley and G.H. Baskette of the Committee on Publication : Herman Justi, editor

Title:
Tennessee Centennial Exposition
Corporate body:
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Editor:
Justi, Herman 1851-1909  Search this
Printer:
Brandon Printing Company  Search this
Subject:
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Physical description:
495 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, plan, portraits ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tennessee
Nashville
Date:
1898
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
T775.B1 A1 1898
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088022

Columbian World's Fair collectibles, Chicago (1892-1893) / by Howard M. Rossen and John M. Kaduck

Author:
Rossen, Howard M. 1936-  Search this
Kaduck, John M  Search this
Subject:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Call number:
NK1125.R69X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94754

Final report for the centennial of flight commemoration

Title:
Born of dreams : inspired by freedom
Author:
United States Centennial of Flight Commission  Search this
Subject:
United States Centennial of Flight Commission  Search this
Physical description:
82 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Flight--History  Search this
Flight--Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL515 .U55 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804006

The first 100 years

Title:
First one hundred years
Idaho State journal. Idaho's first 100 years
Idaho's first 100 years
Physical description:
32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Idaho
Date:
1990
1990?]
Topic:
History  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
F746 .F57 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808624

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston : inauguration of the centennial celebration / address by William S. Paley, Chairman, Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Inc., January 5, 1967, Boston, Massachusetts

Title:
1870-1970, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Author:
Paley, William S (William Samuel) 1901-  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
1967]
Call number:
N520 .P35 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814434

Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965 / Robert J. Cook

Author:
Cook, Robert 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 300 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Southern States
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
1960-1980
Topic:
Memorials--Social aspects--History  Search this
Public history--Political aspects--History  Search this
Memorials--Political aspects--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Cold War--Social aspects  Search this
History  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Influence  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823328

New Sweden, 1638-1988

Physical description:
16 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Sweden
Delaware
Date:
1988
1988?]
Topic:
Swedes  Search this
Swedish Americans  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E184.S23 N49 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823519

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