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Publication, "History of United States Navy Airships Since World War II," Commander Fleet Airship Wing One

Collection Creator:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Circa 1960
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
J. Gordon Vaeth Collection, NASM.1994.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Gordon Vaeth Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0011-ref532

[Roland Park]: English ivy-covered wall along a street in an unidentified location.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints ((mounted on cardboard), black-and-white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Roland Park (Baltimore, Maryland)
Date:
1916 Jan.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Sidewalks  Search this
Roads, Earth  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Streets  Search this
Piers  Search this
Finials  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MD038001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Maryland / MD038: Baltimore -- Roland Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8433
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Baugh & Sons Company Glass Plate Negatives and Agricultural Ephemera

Creator:
Baugh Fertilizer Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Names:
Baugh Chemical Company.  Search this
Associated name:
Delaware River Chemical Works  Search this
Kerr-McGee Corporation  Search this
William J. McCahan Sugar Refining  Search this
Owner:
Baugh, Daniel  Search this
Baugh, Edwin P.  Search this
Baugh, John P.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Almanacs
Glass plate negatives
Pocket notebooks
Place:
Paoli (Penn.)
Delaware River (Penn.)
Philadelphia (Penn.)
Date:
1903-1914
Summary:
This collection consists of glass plate negatives and advertising ephemera created by the Baugh & Sons Company, also known as the Baugh Chemical Company, manufacturers of a variety of agricultural fertilizers from 1855-1963.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of glass plate negatives documenting various operations of Baugh & Sons Company. The collection also includes trade literature, advertising ephemera in the form of pocket notebooks, and farmer's almanacs published by Baugh & Sons Company.

Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, undated is arranged by size, 5x7 or 8x10. The glass plate negatives came to the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in 1966 from the National Park Service (NPS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. The glass plates, depicting sailing ships and wharf scenes, were given to the Division of Transportation, NMAH. The plates are not dated but appear to be early twentieth century. The glass plates may be ones used for the company publication, History of the House of Baugh, published circa 1927 or used in one of the many almanacs published by Baugh.

The scenes depicted in the various plates center around the company's wharf. Images of ships, tall masted and freighter, at the company dock are included as well as various staged scenes of laborers offloading animal bones (the basis of many of Baugh's products). There are also views of the factory complex from the Delaware River, showing an overhead rail system and large wharf side fertilizer hoppers with the company logo painted on at least one of them. The William J. McCahan Sugar Refining building may be seen in the background of some of the plates. These plates have been scanned.

Series 2, Advertising Ephemera, 1903-1914, undated is arranged chronologically. This series contains one piece of trade literature, seven pieces of advertising ephemera in the form of pocket memoranda, and three farmer's almanacs published by Baugh & Sons Company in the early twentieth century. The 1908 issue of the almanac contained a small black and white individual photograph of the Boston & Bangor Steam Ship Company building in Hampden, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series. Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, undated Series 2, Advertising Ephemera, 1903-1914, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Reportedly one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, Baugh & Sons Company was founded in 1855 by John Pugh Baugh (?-1882) and two of his sons, Edwin P. Baugh (?-1888) and Daniel Baugh (1836-1921) in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Some company materials claim a founding date for the "House of Baugh" in 1817, which is probably based on the fact that the family was initially engaged in the tanning industry near Paoli, Pennsylvania. Baugh manufactured a variety of ground bone-based agriculture fertilizers that were tailored for a wide range of crops. They later expanded into the manufacture of animal charcoal, glue, and chemicals. Baugh's corporate offices were located at the Delaware River Chemical Works on South Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Norfolk, Virginia. Baugh operated manufacturing plants in Baltimore, Maryland at Canton in Baltimore harbor; Oneida, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River at the foot of Morris and Moore Streets; Canton, Ohio; Galveston, Texas, and Norfolk, Virginia at Burton's Point.

A visitor to the Delaware River works reportedly wrote this description of the plant, "I have just inspected the Baugh Fertilizer Works on the Delaware River. I saw many large buildings, much machinery and numerous workmen. There was business activity everywhere; but, more than anything else, I saw bones. The whole placed suggested animal bones. There were bones in heaps, in sheds, on carts, on ships. There were bones whole and bones crushed; and bone ground, ready for shipment. I learned that the annual sales of Baugh's brands aggregate nearly 100,000 tons; which would be six thousand freight-car loads. I was told that these bones came from everywhere: from North America and from South America; from the West Indies and even from the East Indies. It was intimated that the present big bone heaps would soon be bigger, owing to incoming cargoes, but the statement made no impression on me." Baugh's Farmer's Almanac for 1903, page 14.

By the early twentieth century Baugh products were widely available from a network of independently owned farm supply stores. Baugh carried trade brands for each of its primary regions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Norfolk. Baugh also exported products to England, France, Germany, and other countries. In its yearly almanacs they suggested the appropriate brand of Baugh fertilizer for specific crops and in some almanacs printed farmer testimony as well as photographs of crops grown with Baugh fertilizers.

Baugh Chemical Company was purchased by Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Incorporated in 1963. Kerr-McGee ceased to exist as an independent entity in 2006 when purchased by Houston, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
Provenance:
Collected for the museum by the Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History in 1966.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Silos  Search this
Wharves  Search this
Fertilizer industry  Search this
Shipping  Search this
Conveying machinery  Search this
Conveyor belts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1910-1920
Almanacs
Glass plate negatives
Pocket notebooks
Citation:
Baugh & Sons Company Collection, 1903-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1098
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1098
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Emily Hall Tremaine papers

Creator:
Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987  Search this
Names:
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Von Romberg, Maximillian (Baron)  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1890-2004
Summary:
The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.

Biographical material relates to the Hall, von Romberg, and Tremaine families, and includes a sound recording about the Tremaine family. Correspondence is with family members, including Tremaine's three husbands, her mother, and her sister Elizabeth, and includes Christmas cards with reproductions of artwork from Tremaine's collection.

Art collection files include inventory binders and document the purchase dates, prices, market value, and provenance of artwork purchased by the Tremaines. Artist files provide further detail on works by individual artists, and track the purchase, sale, trade, loan, and donation of many of those works. Of note is extensive documentation of the provenance, restoration, and sale of Piet Mondrian's Victory Boogie Woogie which was sold in 1988.

Exhibition loan files document loans from the Tremaine collection for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Records of a 1984 Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition of artwork from the Tremaine collection include a video recording of a lecture by Philip Johnson. Requests for permission to reproduce images from the Tremaine collection document the extensive publication history of many of the works of art.

Two scrapbooks document the courtship and marriage of Emily Hall and Maximilian von Romberg and record von Romberg's passions for polo and aviation.

Photographic material primarily documents Tremaine's personal life, through portraits of Tremaine, her sister, and parents; wedding pictures from her marriage to von Romberg; photos of friends and members of Santa Barbara high society, including Clark Gable, Ruth and Walter Pidgeon, and Jeanne and Juan Reynal; and photos of the home Emily shared with von Romberg on the Brunninghausen Estate in Montecito, California. Two dismantled photograph albums include photos of artwork in the Tremaine collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1910-1980 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1905-1985 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Art Collection Files, circa 1950-1985 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 9)

Series 4: Artist Files, 1936-2004 (4.6 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 9)

Series 5: Exhibition Loan Files, 1960-2001 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 6: Reproduction Request Files, circa 1964-1989 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1937 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1890-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10-11)
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987) lived in New York City and Madison, Connecticut, and was known for having assembled one of the most noteworthy collections of post World War II art focused on modernist, pop, and contemporary artists.

Tremaine was born in Butte, Montana, to mining executive William Hubbard Hall and his wife, Elizabeth Smith Hall. Her first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg was well publicized in the society pages of the time and ended with von Romberg's death in a plane accident in 1938. Tremaine's second marriage to sugar heir Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., ended in divorce in 1940.

While Tremaine collected art in the 1930s, it was not until her 1945 marriage to industrial executive Burton Tremaine that she began acquiring works in earnest. Together, the Tremaines assembled a collection that initially focused on American and European modern artists and would eventually include emerging pop and contemporary art. Their first purchase was Piet Mondrian's unfinished painting, Victory Boogie Woogie, now owned by the Gemeentemuseum. The collection would eventually number over four hundred works of art and range from paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, and Georges Braque to works by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. While single pieces were sold, traded, or donated throughout Tremaine's active collecting years, the bulk of the collection was sold at auction in 1988 and 1991 to raise funds for the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Tremaine died from complications of emphysema in 1987.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Emily Hall Tremaine conducted by Paul Cummings, January 24, 1973.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2005 by Tremaine's step-grandson, Burton G. Tremaine III.
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 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.
Occupation:
Collectors -- Connecticut  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Emily Hall Tremaine papers, circa 1890-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.trememil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Footsteps from North Brentwood Sound Bites

Creator:
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Brentwood A.M.E. Zion Church (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
First Baptist Church (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
North Brentwood Elementary School (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Beverly, Lillian K.  Search this
Dock, Arthur J.  Search this
Fitzhugh, Marion Patricia Hawkins  Search this
Fleming, Elsie Johnson  Search this
Green, Delores  Search this
Hobbs, Addison  Search this
Hodge, Thelma  Search this
Jennings, Georgia  Search this
Palmer, William  Search this
Randall, Henry  Search this
Randall, Peter  Search this
Thomas, James Curtis  Search this
Thomas, William Hammond  Search this
Vaden, Lillie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
Segregation  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
North Brentwood (Md.)
Prince George's County (Md.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1993
Scope and Contents:
Former and present residents of North Brentwood speak about growing up and raising their families in North Brentwood. They discuss education, schools, churches, family histories, incorporation of the town, desegregation, and community as a family. They reminiscence about a time when the area was rural, everyone knew everyone, and neighbors disciplined each other's children.
Interview clips. Part of Footsteps from North Brentwood Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition, Footsteps from North Brentwood, included an oral, pictorial and artifact collection of life in North Brentwood from the 1900s to 1930. It was developed by the North Brentwood Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum; and on display at the Anacostia Museum from April 1996 through December 1996, North Brentwood Community Center from February 1997 through May 1997, and Lowe House of Delegates in Annapolis, Maryland from June 1997 through December 1997. The exhibition used pictures, documents, and artifacts to document the history of the first black incorporated town in Prince George's County. The oral histories describe North Brentwood's social history as told by 23 families who were either residents or descendants of residents who lived there during the 1920 U.S. Manuscript Census; they were collected by students in Dr. Elizabeth-Clark Lewis' public history class at Howard University between November 10, 1993 and November 29, 1993.
General:
Title created by ACMA staff from transcription on physical asset and title of related exhibition.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American families  Search this
Education  Search this
Schools  Search this
Social history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Footsteps from North Brentwood Sound Bites, Exhibition Records AV03-019, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-019, Item ACMA AV000925
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Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records
Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-019: Footsteps from North Brentwood audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-019-ref696

Records

Topic:
History Under the Sea: A Handbook for Underwater Exploration (Monograph : 1965)
Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Historic Archeology  Search this
Extent:
9.58 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Plates (illustrations)
Picture postcards
Date:
circa 1952-1978
Descriptive Entry:
Records include correspondence and memoranda between Peterson and George R. Wallace, President and Treasurer of the Explorers Research Corporation; Bertrand Committee; Caribbean Research Institute; professional contacts participating in the Underwater Exploration Project; individuals interested in the History Under the Sea: A Handbook for Underwater Exploration handbook and underwater exploration; and staff of the Department of Armed Forces History.

This collection also includes Bertrand Committee reports and blueprints for the raising of the steamboat Bertrand in 1969; photographs of Peterson, alongside explorer Waldemar A. Ayres, experimenting with the Proton Processing Magnetometer; additional photographs and illustrations of underwater shipwreck sites, artifacts, and preservation methods; original manuscripts and bibliographical information for the publication History Under the Sea: A Handbook for Underwater Exploration; subject files concerning preservation of artifacts and use of electrolytic reduction on metallic objects; information pertaining to cannon markings and their identification; budgetary records; and proposals for the Hall of Underwater Exploration, NMHT.
Historical Note:
Specialization within the field of underwater historic archeology was established by Mendel L. Peterson, who served as Head Curator of the Division of Military and Naval History, United States National Museum, 1948-1957; Head Curator and Chairman of the Department of Armed Forces History, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1958-1968; and Curator of the Division of Historic Archeology, NMHT, 1969-1973.

Peterson began taking an interest in underwater historic archeology in 1952, and thereafter conducted extensive research as well as headed expeditions to underwater shipwreck sites in the Florida Straits, Bahamas, and West Indies. Grants from the Explorers Research Company and National Geographic Society enabled Peterson to engineer his Proton Processing Magnetometer, an electronic searching device used for locating underwater artifacts and tested in the waters of Bermuda. When the Division of Historic Archeology was organized in 1969, emphasis on underwater historic archeology had more focus. Peterson supervised the Division's Underwater Exploration Project which, until his retirement in 1973, involved further exploration of the Caribbean and thorough research of previously discovered underwater sites.

In 1965 Peterson published History Under the Sea: A Handbook for Underwater Exploration, which remains a standard reference source on surveying underwater archeological sites and on laboratory techniques for preserving artifacts from underwater excavations.
Topic:
Underwater archeology  Search this
Archaeology and history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Plates (illustrations)
Picture postcards
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 381, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Historic Archeology, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 381
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0381

Website Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the History Film Forum website as it existed on January 24, 2018. The History Film Forum, presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities, annually explores history on the screen and the state of film as public history through analysis of narrative film, documentaries, television shows, and internet videos. The website, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, provides information about the Forum and associated events. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Historical films  Search this
Motion pictures and history  Search this
History in motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-107, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-107
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-107

Lonnie G. Bunch Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bunch has served on the advisory boards of the American Alliance of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History. Additionally, he was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 2002 by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Political aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Social aspects  Search this
Public history -- United States  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Historians  Search this
Social history  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Teaching  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Presidents -- United States -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-200
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-200

Broadway ballyhoo : the American theater in posters, photographs, magazines, caricatures, and programs / Mary C. Henderson

Author:
Henderson, Mary C. 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
184 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Theater--History  Search this
Theatrical posters, American  Search this
Arts publicity--History  Search this
Call number:
PN2226.H46 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379401

The Public historian

Author:
University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate Program in Public Historical Studies  Search this
Physical description:
24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
History  Search this
Social history  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
D1 .P976
AP1 .P98
D1.P976
AP1.P98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117255

The financier and the finances of the American Revolution

Author:
Sumner, William Graham 1840-1910  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Robert 1734-1806  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
1891
[1970]
To 1789
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Finance, Public--History  Search this
History  Search this
Finance  Search this
Call number:
HJ247 .S95 1970
HJ247.S95 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4878

Letter from the Post-Master General, transmitting a list of contracts made by him in the year 1816 for transporting the mails

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Department Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Physical description:
12 pages 32 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1817
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Call number:
HE6491 .A3 1817
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007484

Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of Violence

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 21:02:52 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0653b78a0a448cfc1ddf7fd249c2d3c5

[Plates prepared for an unpublished monograph on the mammalian orders Cete and Sirenia]

Title:
Plates for Joel Asaph Allen's unpublished monograph ..
U.S. Geol. Survey of the Territories
Author:
Allen, J. A (Joel Asaph) 1838-1921  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Ill:
Blake, James Henry b. 1845  Search this
Lithographer:
T. Sinclair & Son  Search this
Physical description:
12 leaves of plates : all ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1881
1881?]
Topic:
Cetacea  Search this
Sirenia  Search this
Call number:
QL737.C4 A44 1881
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718442

An illustrated history of U.S. loans, 1775-1898 / by Gene Hessler

Author:
Hessler, Gene  Search this
Physical description:
v, 378 p. : ill. ; 16 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
To 1789
1789-1800
1800-1861
1861-1875
1875-1900
Topic:
Finance, Public--History  Search this
Debts, Public--History  Search this
Loans, American--History  Search this
Call number:
HJ9159 .H58 1988
HJ9159.H58 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_372868

Everything you know about Indians is wrong / Paul Chaat Smith

Author:
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Physical description:
193 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
©2009
1934-
Topic:
Cultural assimilation  Search this
Ethnic identity  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918399

Stewards of memory : the past, present, and future of historic preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon / edited by Carol Borchert Cadou ; with Luke J. Pecoraro and Thomas A. Reinhart

Editor:
Cadou, Carol Borchert  Search this
Pecoraro, Luke J.  Search this
Reinhart, Thomas A.  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799 Homes and haunts  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 18 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Virginia
Mount Vernon (Estate)
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103270

Slavery and public history : the tough stuff of American memory / edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Author:
Horton, James Oliver  Search this
Horton, Lois E  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
Topic:
Slavery--History  Search this
Slavery--Political aspects--History  Search this
Slavery--Historiography  Search this
Public history  Search this
Historic sites--Political aspects  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789183

US public memory, rhetoric, and the National Mall / edited by Roger C. Aden

Title:
United States public memory, rhetoric, and the National Mall
U.S. public memory, rhetoric, and the National Mall
Editor:
Aden, Roger C. 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Memorials--Social aspects  Search this
Monuments--Social aspects  Search this
Public spaces--Social aspects  Search this
Museums--Social aspects  Search this
Collective memory  Search this
Public history  Search this
Group identity  Search this
Memorialization  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104682

Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America's changing communities / edited by Amy K. Levin and Joshua G. Adair

Editor:
Levin, Amy K. 1957-  Search this
Adair, Joshua G.  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Local history
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Museums--Social aspects  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Public history  Search this
Memory--Social aspects  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104441

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