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MISCELLANEOUS

Collection Correspondent:
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893  Search this
Möllhausen, Balduin, 1825-1905  Search this
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rau, Charles, 1826-1887  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Inches
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
1.                              Invitations to International Congresses.

2.                              Obituary for Karl Heinrich Rau, a prominent German scholar who was perhaps the uncle of Charles Rau; a clipping containing a critical review of contemporary German poetry, by Charles Rau; a clipping about the return visit to Germany of an 1848 political refugee.

3.                              Notes: Undated, unfinished index to archeological topics in the Annual Report; notes labeled Game of Chung-kee.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rau papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0182, Series 5
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Charles Rau papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34f6cee01-81ce-4942-98d5-82b641d758e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0182-ref42

Kaia Kater - "Meridian Ground" [Live at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-01-23T15:11:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_oRChpXHXMxI

Kaia Kater Discusses Inspiration Behind 'Grenades' [Interview Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-23T15:00:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
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edanmdm:yt_0_7lA6bvXnE

Little Gallery records

Creator:
Little Gallery (Birmingham, Mich.)  Search this
Names:
De Erdely, Francis, 1904-1959  Search this
DeSalle, Albert  Search this
DeSalle, Peggy  Search this
Lamouroux, Jean  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sound recordings
Date:
1918-1985
Summary:
The Little Gallery records measure 11.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1985. The collection documents Little Gallery's operations through artist, exhibition, and subject files, printed material, photographs, and one sound recording. The collection also includes personal and professional papers, photographs, and some printed material related to Marguerite (Peggy) and Albert deSalle.
Scope and Contents:
The Little Gallery records measure 11.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1985. The collection documents Little Gallery's operations through artist, exhibition, and subject files, printed material, photographs, and one sound recording. The collection also includes personal and professional papers, photographs, and some printed material related to Marguerite (Peggy) and Albert deSalle.

Artist files consist of photographs of artwork, correspondence, price lists, shipping information, biographical summaries, and some printed material pertaining to various artists represented at the Little Gallery. Two artists particularly documented in these records are Francis De Erdely and Jean Lamouroux, who were both friends of Peggy deSalle and her husband Albert.

Exhibition files contain correspondence, shipping information, price lists, inventories, publicity material, and several pieces of posterboard signage. Little Gallery's subject files consist of correspondence, photographs, financial information, printed material, and other items that relate to advertising, other galleries and museums, contributions of artwork, collectors, and more.

Peggy and Albert deSalle's personal and professional papers include papers related to Peggy's career as an artwork photographer, writings, correspondence with artists, price lists, inventories, artist biographies, and photographs that document Peggy deSalle's transition into selling the art of European craftsmen.

Printed material documents Little Gallery exhibitions and events, as well as activities of Peggy and Albert deSalle outside the gallery, artists, and events at other galleries and organizations. Also found is a deSalle family scrapbook.

Photographs are primarily of Peggy and Albert deSalle, gatherings with friends, and professional events, including interior and exterior photos of the Little Gallery.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Artist Files, 1950-1982 (Box 1-4; 4 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1975 (Box 5; .4 linear feet)

Series 3: Subject Files,1950-1988 (Box 5-9; 4 linear feet)

Series 4: Peggy and Albert deSalle Personal and Professional Papers, 1918-1985 (Box 9-11; 2.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1922-1984 (Box 11, 13; .5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1920s-1980s (Box 11-13, .4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1950 by Marguerite (Peggy) deSalle, the Little Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan was the first gallery in the region to deal in and exhibit contemporary art. Initially deSalle primarily handled the work of local artists starting out in their careers, and the work of faculty from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. deSalle's ex-husband and close friend, artist Zoltan Sepeshy, assisted her in meeting local artists to show at the gallery. Over time, Little Gallery added the works of artists from Europe, Africa, and other parts of the United States. deSalle also established a framing gallery in the basement, and showed jewelry and pottery in addition to paintings and sculptures.

Peggy deSalle (1903-1985) was born in Hungary where she lived until her family emigrated to New York when she was six years old. As a young woman she frequented the studio of Michigan painter Paul Honore, where she met Albert deSalle and Zoltan Sepeshy. In the 1920s she worked as a photographer for William Suhr, a restorer of paintings, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. While working there, she was offered the opportunity to learn photography at various museums in Europe, particularly Germany.

In the 1940s, prior to opening the Little Gallery, deSalle worked out of her home selling art, antiques, silver, goblets, bowls, and paintings brought to the United States by German political refugees. At one point her inventory was approximately 200 works of art.

Albert deSalle served in the U.S. army and was honorably discharged in 1918. In the 1920s and 1930s, deSalle performed in the theatre and worked in a secretarial and managerial capacity for artist Paul Honore. Not long after Peggy began Little Gallery, Albert joined the gallery's staff and remained there until his death in 1964.

In 1983, Peggy donated funds for the founding of the Peggy and Albert deSalle Gallery of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1985 by William E. Woolfenden as personal representative of the estate of Marguerite L. deSalle.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Little Gallery records, 1918-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.littgall
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Little Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94ddb4b0d-eac8-4ac1-bdcd-bff3ca52dd12
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-littgall

Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923

Creator:
Dreier, Dorothea A. (Dorothea Adelheid), 1870-1923  Search this
Subject:
Bartlett, Agnes Willard  Search this
Bartlett, Mary F.  Search this
Bartlett, Maud W.  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Forbes, Rebecca  Search this
Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth)  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie  Search this
Dreier, Ethyl Eyre Valentine  Search this
Robins, Margaret Dreier  Search this
Mahan, Ellen Kuhn  Search this
Gogh, Elisabeth du Quesne van  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter  Search this
Schetter, Charlotte  Search this
Robins, Raymond  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Cooperative Mural Workshop  Search this
Women's Trade Union League of America  Search this
Type:
Pamphlets
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Broadsides
Topic:
Women -- Suffrage  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7597
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209759
AAA_collcode_dreidoro
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209759
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The Muses flee Hitler : cultural transfer and adaptation, 1930-1945 / edited by Jarrell C. Jackman and Carla M. Borden

Author:
Jackman, Jarrell C  Search this
Borden, Carla M  Search this
Physical description:
347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Foreign countries
Germany
Date:
1983
20th century
1933-1945
Topic:
Germans--History  Search this
Political refugees--History  Search this
Acculturation  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DD68 .M85 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163422

The Oxford handbook of American Islam / edited by Yvonne Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith

Title:
Handbook of American Islam
American Islam
Editor:
Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck 1935-  Search this
Smith, Jane I.  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
USA
Date:
2014
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Muslim  Search this
Religiöses Leben  Search this
Religion  Search this
Philosophy & Religion  Search this
Muslimer  Search this
Call number:
BP67.U6 O94 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152298

The refugee challenge in post-cold war America / María Cristina García

Author:
García, María Cristina 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
1989-
Topic:
Jewish refugees  Search this
Political refugees  Search this
Post-communism  Search this
World politics  Search this
Call number:
HV640.5.J4 G37 2017 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150948

Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief / Caroline Shaw

Title:
Modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief
Author:
Shaw, Caroline 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2015
19th century
Topic:
Refugees--History  Search this
Political refugees--History  Search this
Humanitarianism--History  Search this
Refugees--Government policy--History  Search this
Asylum, Right of--History  Search this
Imperialism--Social aspects--History  Search this
Liberalism--History  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Social Security  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Social Services & Welfare  Search this
Asylum, Right of  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
Imperialism--Social aspects  Search this
Liberalism  Search this
Political refugees  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Refugees  Search this
Refugees--Government policy  Search this
Social Welfare & Social Work  Search this
Social Sciences  Search this
Social Welfare & Social Work - General  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HV640.4.G7 S42 2015 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150596

The White Russian Army in exile, 1920-1941 / Paul Robinson

Author:
Robinson, Paul 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Russkiĭ obshche-voinskiĭ soiuz  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (vii, 257 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
History
Place:
Foreign countries
Soviet Union
Russen
Weissrussland
Belarus
Date:
2002
Geschichte
Geschichte 1917-1945
1920-1941
1917-1936
Revolution, 1917-1921
Topic:
Russians  Search this
Political refugees  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Protest movements  Search this
Refugees  Search this
Russians--Foreign countries  Search this
Russen  Search this
Ballingschap  Search this
Weißgardisten  Search this
Exil  Search this
Armee  Search this
Weisse Bewegung--(Russland)--Militär  Search this
Militär--Weisse Bewegung (Russland)  Search this
Weissgardisten--Exil--Geschichte  Search this
Militär--Geschichte  Search this
History  Search this
Militär  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Call number:
DK269 .R63 2002 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1149950

In the service of Stalin : the Spanish Communists in exile, 1939-1945 / David Wingeate Pike

Author:
Pike, David Wingeate  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
History
Place:
Spain
Europe
Date:
1993
20th century
Civil War, 1936-1939
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Political refugees--History  Search this
Communists--History  Search this
Communists  Search this
Political refugees  Search this
Refugees  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D808
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150120

Shanghai sanctuary : Chinese and Japanese policy toward European Jewish refugees during World War II / Bei Gao

Author:
Gao, Bei  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
China
Shanghai
Shanghai (China)
Date:
2013
20th century
1937-1945
Topic:
Jews--History  Search this
Jewish refugees--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Jewish refugees  Search this
Jews  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Refugees  Search this
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East  Search this
History & Archaeology  Search this
Middle East  Search this
Call number:
DS135.C5 G36 2013 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150354

Links Nuruddin Farah

Author:
Farah, Nuruddin 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
336 pages 24 cm
Type:
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Suspense fiction
Novels (texts)
Place:
Somalia
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Mogadishu
6.420
Date:
2004
Topic:
Americans  Search this
Political refugees  Search this
Somali Americans  Search this
Mothers--Death  Search this
Abduction  Search this
Girls  Search this
Somalia  Search this
urban society  Search this
civil wars  Search this
capitals  Search this
novels (form)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115665

Native but foreign indigenous immigrants and refugees in the North American borderlands Brenden W. Rensink ; foreword by Sterling Evans

Author:
Rensink, Brenden W  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Evans, Sterling 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 300 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canadian-American Border Region
Mexican-American Border Region
North America
Date:
2018
Topic:
Indians of North America--Migration  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Transnationalism  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117854

W

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Oct. 1865–Feb. 1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M752, File 2.3.10
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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 2: Letters Received / 2.3: Entered in Register 3
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3f4f7f1fb-4361-4961-990d-bc0aa8f50f51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m752-ref114
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S

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Mar.–Oct. 1865
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M752, File 2.1.19
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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 2: Letters Received / 2.1: Entered in Register 1
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3f18df32e-02c9-41b3-b76e-ffaaad5759f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m752-ref86
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Frohlich, Lili

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw961410176-6860-4d28-9c7e-4e078cd8fa55
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9780
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a99826b2-563a-492a-9d22-e03c2c02f99c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.18
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This Is My Husband: Fighter for His People, Political Refugee

Published by:
National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership, American  Search this
Written by:
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
Subject of:
James E. Jackson, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/16 x 5 3/8 in. (21.5 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Date:
1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Families  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.88
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd570dda389-fb6a-4fb3-b24b-e4ad04aeb598
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.88
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Charles Rau papers

Correspondent:
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893  Search this
Möllhausen, Balduin, 1825-1905  Search this
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878  Search this
Creator:
Rau, Charles, 1826-1887  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Germany -- Politics -- 1850s
Georgia
North America
Date:
1839-1887
Summary:
At the time of his death in 1887, the library, archaeological collections and private papers of Charles Rau became the property of the United States National Museum. The library, called the Rau Library of Archaeology, became the nucleus of the archaeological department library. The papers represented by this collection are numbers 1180, 1182- 84, 1186-1190 and 1230 of that library, together with some uncataloged personal correspondence, invitations and newspaper clippings, all of which were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in March of 1976 by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

There were no restrictions on the use of this collection, which is contained in two boxes.
Included in his private papers are the manuscripts of some of his publications; early personal correspondence; copies of research papers; a few research notes and some newspaper clippings. Of the approximately 60 incoming letters, only eight were written after Rau's emigration to the United States from Germany in 1848. Of possible interest to the historian are the boyhood letters from his period of apprenticeship in the iron industry of Westphalia and those from the year 1848 which contain much material on the political upheavals of that year. Charles Rau's letters to Dr. Carl Hermann Berendt (1817-1878), a German political refugee and Central American anthropologist, are concerned mainly with personal matters but contain also comments on the American political scene and much small talk of the contemporary world of anthropology. Included is some rather frank professional criticism of the other scholars and of the Smithsonian Institution hierarchy. This correspondence is in German and for the most part in German script as are the earlier letters. Two letters from Heinrich Balduin Mollhausen, a German artist whose drawings of Indians appear in the National Anthropological Archives are filed with the incoming letters.
Scope and Contents:
Charles Rau (1826-1887), described by The Dictionary of American Biography as "the foremost American archeologist," was curator for archeology of the United States national Museum from 1881 until his death. Included in his private papers are the manuscripts of some of his publications; early personal correspondence; copies of research papers; a few research notes and some newspaper clippings.

Of the approximately 60 incoming letters, only eight were written after Rau's emigration to the United States from Germany in 1848. Of possible interest to the historian are the boyhood letters from his period of apprenticeship in the iron industry of Westphalia and those from the year 1848 which contain much material on the political upheavals of that year.

Charles Rau's letters to Dr. Carl Hermann Berendt (1817-1878), a German political refugee and Central American anthropologist, are concerned mainly with personal matters but contain also comments on the American political scene and much small talk of the contemporary world of anthropology. Included is some rather frank professional criticism of the other scholars and of the Smithsonian Institution hierarchy. This correspondence is in German and for the most part in German script as are the earlier letters.

Two letters from Heinrich Balduin Mollhausen, a German artist whose drawings of Indians appear in the National Anthropological Archives are filed with the incoming letters.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
Arranged in 5 series: (1) Incoming letters, 1839-1856; (2) letters to Carl Hermann Berendt, 1869-1876; (3) writings, undated; (4) material collected by Rau, 1865-1887; (5) miscellany, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rau was born in Belgium and was educated in Germany. He left his studies in 1839 and became an apprentice in the iron industry in Siegen and, later a mining superintendent in Remagen. In 1848, he immigrated to the United States, settling in the St. Louis area. There, while teaching languages in order to support himself, he collected archaeological specimens and began to investigate nearby archaeological sites. Beginning in 1859, he regularly published articles on archaeology and other anthropological concerns. In 1861, he moved to New York and, while still teaching, continued archaeological work that would make him one of America's leading authorities in that field. In 1863, he became a contributor to Smithsonian publications and, in 1875, was employed to prepare the anthropological exhibit of the Smithsonian and Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. In 1881, he was appointed curator in the Department of Archaeology of the United States National Museum, a position he held until he died in 1887.

1826 -- Born Carl Rau in Verviers, Liege, Belgium to German parents

1839 -- Left his studies and home in Heidelberg to enter into an apprenticeship in the iron industry in Siegen, Germany

1844 -- Became a mine administrator (superintendent) near Remagen

1848 -- In October, emigrated to the United States; first to New Orleans and then to work as a language teacher in Bellesville, Illinois

1856-1863 -- Moved to New York where he also taught languages

1863 -- Began to write for the Smithsonian Reports

1875 -- Was asked to prepare ethnological section of the SI Centennial Exhibition

1876 -- Living in Philadelphia

1881 -- Became curator of the Department of Archaeology of the United States National Museum

1882 -- Made an honorary Ph.D. by the University of Freiberg in Baden

1887 -- July 26, died in Philadelphia
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds MS 7065 Letter to Charles Rau, MS 7066 Letter to Charles Rau, and MS 7125 Catalogs of collections of American and European antiquities.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Record Unit 7070, Charles Rau Papers.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
Charles Rau papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0182
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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