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Romare Bearden papers

Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Names:
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Middleton, Samuel M., 1927-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Maps
Photographs
Date:
1937-1982
Summary:
The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material. Found are numerous letters referring to African-American arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material.

Correspondence is with family, friends, artists, galleries, museums, publishers, universities, arts associations, and colleagues, primarily concerning gallery space, exhibitions, sales of artwork, publishing, and arts events. Also found are numerous letters referring to African-American art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature. Many of the letters are illustrated with Bearden's doodlings and drawings. Although most of the letters are from galleries, museums, publishers, and arts associations, scattered letters from Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence, Ad Reinhardt, Carl Holty, and Sam Middleton are found. In addition, there are letters from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and letters concerning its founding.

Writings by Bearden include lectures, speeches, talks, essays, and prose. Many are handwritten, annotated, and edited in Bearden's hand and several are illustrated with Bearden's doodlings and sketches. Included are a memorial delivered upon artist Carl Holty's death, a tribute to Zell Ingram, autobiographical essays, essays on art, and African-American art, artists, and cultural life. Also found are several handwritten examples of Bearden's prose and poetry. There are also writings by others and one folder of fragments and notes assumed to be by Bearden.

The collection houses two folders of photographs and snapshots of Bearden, family members, other unidentified artists or friends, classes and/or lectures, and works of art. Also found are several undated ink drawings, sketches in pencil and ink, and a hand-drawn and colored map with overlay of Paris. Printed material includes examples of Bearden's commissioned artwork for publications, press releases, exhibition catalogs and announcements, invitations, newspaper and magazine clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials. Although much of the printed material concerns Bearden's work, a fair portion concerns African-American art, artists, and cultural movements.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series based on type of materials. Documents within each of the seven series have been arranged in chronological order, except for the writings which have been further subdivided by creator and are undated. Printed materials have been arranged primarily according to form of material and are in rough chronological order.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical, 1977, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1944-1981, undated (Box 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings By and About Bearden, circa 1950s-1980s (Box 3; 6 folders)

Series 4: Legal and Financial Material, 1970-1977 (Box 3; 3 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, undated (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 6: Drawings, undated (Box 3, OV 6; 4 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1937-1982 (Box 3-5; 1 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1914, Bearden's family relocated to New York City when Bearden was a toddler. Living in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, Bearden was exposed to such luminaries as writer Langston Hughes, painter Aaron Douglas, and musician Duke Ellington. While attending New York University, Bearden became interested in cartooning and became the art editor of the NYU Medley in his senior year. He received his B.S. in mathematics in 1935, initially planning to pursue medical school. Realizing that he had little interest in the other sciences however, Bearden began attending classes at the Art Students League in the evenings, studying under George Grosz.

In the mid-1930s Bearden published numerous political cartoons in journals and newspapers, including the Afro-American, but by the end of the decade, he shifted his emphasis to painting. Bearden's first paintings, on large sheets of brown paper, recalled his early memories of the South. After serving in the Army, Bearden began exhibiting more frequently, particularly in Washington, D.C. at the G Street Gallery and in New York with Samuel Kootz.

During a career lasting almost half a century, Bearden produced approximately two thousand works. Although best known for the collages of urban and southern scenes that he first experimented with in the mid-1960s, Bearden also completed paintings, drawings, monotypes, edition prints, public murals, record album jackets, magazine and book illustrations, and costume and set designs for theater and ballet. His work focused on religious subjects, African-American culture, jazz clubs and brothels, and history and literature. Not confining his abilities to the visual arts, Bearden also devoted attention to writing and song writing. Several of his collaborations were published as sheet music, among the most famous of which is "Seabreeze," recorded by Billy Eckstine. In addition, Bearden coauthored three full-length books: The Painter's Mind: A Study of the Relations of Structure and Space in Painting (1969) with painter Carl Holty; Six Black Masters of American Art (1972); and A History of African-American Artists: From 1792 to the Present (posthumously, 1993), the latter two with journalist Harry Henderson.

Bearden was also active in the African-American arts movement of the period, serving as art director of the Harlem Cultural Council, a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and organizer of exhibitions, such as the Metropolitan Museum's "Harlem on My Mind" (1968). Romare Bearden died in 1988.
Related Materials:
Within the Archives holdings are two oral history interviews with Romare Bearden. One was conducted in 1968 by Henri Ghent and another in 1980 by Avis Berman.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N68-87) including correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs, catalogs, clippings, and writings. Except for the correspondence, loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Romare Bearden lent material for microfilming to the Archives of American Art in 1968, donating the correspondence. Bearden also gave additional papers between 1977 and 1983.
Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collagists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Maps -- Paris (France)
Photographs
Citation:
Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bearroma
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Romare Bearden papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed3f5b60-2e93-4f30-af75-dbd95d060a90
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bearroma
Online Media:

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

15c Albert Einstein single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1774
Depicts:
Albert Einstein, German American, 1879 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (chocolate); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 4, 1979
Topic:
Science  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1980.2493.6282
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm818138819-9842-4530-872e-3da4dca1981b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.6282

Nisei radicals the feminist poetics and transformative ministry of Mitsuye Yamada and Michael Yasutake Diane C. Fujino

Title:
Feminist poetics and transformative ministry of Mitsuye Yamada and Michael Yasutake
Author:
Fujino, Diane Carol  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (x, 246 pages) illustrations
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Illinois
Chicago
États-Unis
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Japanese Americans  Search this
Asian Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Social justice--History  Search this
Human rights workers  Search this
Clergy  Search this
Poets  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise  Search this
Américains d'origine asiatique--Droits  Search this
Mouvements des droits de l'homme--Histoire  Search this
Justice sociale--Histoire  Search this
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme  Search this
Clergé  Search this
Poètes  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156531

Relocating authority Japanese Americans writing to redress mass incarceration Mira Shimabukuro

Author:
Shimabukuro, Mira  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Europe
Date:
2015
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945--Historiography  Search this
Japanese Americans--Reparations--History  Search this
Authority--Social aspects--History  Search this
Creative writing--Social aspects--History  Search this
Literacy--Social aspects--History  Search this
Japanese Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
Japanese Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Community life--History  Search this
Social change--History  Search this
Social justice--History  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Relogement et internement forcés, 1942-1945--Historiographie  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Réparations--Histoire  Search this
Autorité--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Création littéraire--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Vie intellectuelle  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Conditions sociales  Search this
Communauté--Histoire  Search this
Justice sociale--Histoire  Search this
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES--Composition & Creative Writing  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies  Search this
HISTORY--Military--World War II  Search this
HISTORY--Western  Search this
Authority--Social aspects  Search this
Community life  Search this
Creative writing--Social aspects  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Literacy--Social aspects  Search this
Social change  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156546

Traffic in Asian women Laura Hyun Yi Kang

Author:
Kang, Hyun Yi 1967-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages) illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Asia
Asie
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Women--Violence against  Search this
Women's rights--History  Search this
Comfort women  Search this
Women and war  Search this
Femmes--Conditions sociales  Search this
Femmes--Violence envers  Search this
Femmes--Droits--Histoire  Search this
Femmes de réconfort  Search this
Femmes et guerre  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Gender Studies  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156553

Where I have never been migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return Patricia P. Chu

Title:
Migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return
Asian American narratives of return
Author:
Chu, Patricia P  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2019
20th century
21st century
20e siècle
21e siècle
Topic:
American literature--Asian American authors--History and criticism  Search this
Asian Americans in literature  Search this
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Emigration and immigration in literature  Search this
Homeland in literature  Search this
Return in literature  Search this
Melancholy in literature  Search this
Memory in literature  Search this
Asian Americans--Ethnic identity  Search this
Littérature américaine--Auteurs américains d'origine asiatique--Histoire et critique  Search this
Américains d'origine asiatique dans la littérature  Search this
Littérature américaine--Histoire et critique  Search this
Émigration et immigration dans la littérature  Search this
Patrie dans la littérature  Search this
Retour dans la littérature  Search this
Mélancolie dans la littérature  Search this
Mémoire dans la littérature  Search this
Américains d'origine asiatique--Identité ethnique  Search this
LITERARY CRITICISM--American--Asian American  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies  Search this
American literature  Search this
American literature--Asian American authors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156556

Gunboat Democracy U.S. Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama

Author:
Crandall, Russell  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (265 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Caribbean Area
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Panama
Caraïbes (Région)
États-Unis
République dominicaine
Grenade
Panamá
Dominikanische Republik
USA
Date:
2006
20th century
20e siècle
Revolution, 1965
American Invasion, 1983
American Invasion, 1989
1965 (Révolution)
1983 (Invasion américaine)
1989 (Intervention américaine)
Topic:
Intervention (International law)--History  Search this
National security--Decision making  Search this
Intervention (Droit international)--Histoire  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Government--International  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--International Relations--General  Search this
Diplomatic relations  Search this
Intervention (International law)  Search this
Military policy--Decision making  Search this
Militärische Intervention  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
History  Search this
Military policy  Search this
Decision making  Search this
Relations extérieures  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Invasion <1989>  Search this
Invasion <1983>  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156571

Canceling machine

Medium:
iron / cast; plywood; aluminum; steel
Dimensions:
Weight: 738.5 lb. Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 5 1/2 × 15 9/16 × 13 3/16 in. (14 × 39.53 × 33.5 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Date:
1956-1984
Object number:
1985.0724.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c25a121d-479e-4914-af19-38fef5340361
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1985.0724.1
Online Media:

Computer Oral History Collection

Creator:
Blanch, Gertrude  Search this
Bloch, Richard M.  Search this
Bradburn, James  Search this
Brainerd, John G.  Search this
Brown, George W.  Search this
Brown, Gordon S.  Search this
Buchholz, Werner  Search this
Burns, Robert  Search this
Atanasoff, John V.  Search this
Atchison, William  Search this
Auerbach, Issac  Search this
Bartik, Jean  Search this
Bauer, William  Search this
Beek, Allan  Search this
Bernstein, Mort  Search this
Bigelow, Julian  Search this
Coleman  Search this
Cohen, I. Bernhard  Search this
Computer History Forum.  Search this
COT Meeting.  Search this
Coombs, John  Search this
Crawford, Perry O.  Search this
Couret, Lynn  Search this
Campbell, Robert V.  Search this
Campaigne, Howard  Search this
Cannon, Edward  Search this
Canning, R.G.  Search this
Clem, Mary  Search this
Cass, James  Search this
CODASYL Meeting.  Search this
Clippinger, Richard F.  Search this
MIT Club Talks (Brown & Wiener).  Search this
Andrews, Ernest G.  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Alt, Franz  Search this
Alrich, John  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Argonne National Laboratories R.  Search this
Allard, Gerry  Search this
Aiken, Howard  Search this
Adams, Charles  Search this
Acton, Forman  Search this
Halstead, Maurice H.  Search this
Harmon, Leon  Search this
Harvey, Samuel  Search this
Hazen, Dean Harold  Search this
Gruenberger, Fred  Search this
Gunning, William  Search this
Hagen, Glenn E.  Search this
Hall, W.  Search this
Greenwald, Irwin  Search this
Greenwarld, Sidney  Search this
Griswold, Ralph E.  Search this
Grosch, Herbert R. J.  Search this
Goheen, Harry E.  Search this
Good, I.J.  Search this
Goteib, C.C.  Search this
Granholm, Jackson  Search this
Israel, David R.  Search this
Huskey, Harry D.  Search this
Kates, Josef  Search this
Juncosa, Mario  Search this
Householder, Alston S.  Search this
Horwitz, Bernhard R.  Search this
Hurd, Cuthbert R.  Search this
Howard, Bernard  Search this
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Holbrook, Bernard  Search this
Horner, Joseph  Search this
Horn, Robert J.  Search this
Herold, Henry  Search this
Herget, Paul  Search this
Holberton, Betty  Search this
Hertz, Ted  Search this
Elkins, Harold  Search this
Estrin, Gerald  Search this
Edwards, Walt  Search this
Elbourn, Robert  Search this
Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995  Search this
Eddy, Robert Philip  Search this
Downey, William  Search this
Eckdahl, Donald  Search this
Dodd, Stephen  Search this
Dotts, Richard D.  Search this
Dietzhold, Robert  Search this
Dimsdale, Bernard  Search this
Desch, Joseph  Search this
Dickinson, Arthur H.  Search this
Curtiss, John H.  Search this
Dederick, Louis S.  Search this
Glazer, T.  Search this
Givens, Wallace  Search this
Gill, Stanley  Search this
Geisler, Murray  Search this
Garrison, Ken  Search this
Frankel, Stanley  Search this
Forrester, Jay W.  Search this
Forrest, Cameron B.  Search this
Forbes, George  Search this
Fenaughty, Alfred L.  Search this
Fein, Louis  Search this
Feign, David  Search this
Farrand, William R.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 12/6/72.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 11/17/71.  Search this
Everett, Robert  Search this
Nelson, Eldred  Search this
Neisius, Vincent  Search this
Northrop, John  Search this
Neovius, G.  Search this
Parker, R.D.  Search this
Palevsky, Max  Search this
Phelps, Byron R.  Search this
Patrick, Robert  Search this
Pickrell, D.  Search this
Phister, Montgomery  Search this
Pollmyer, R.  Search this
Polachek, Harry  Search this
Quady, Emmett  Search this
Postley, John A. R.  Search this
Rajchman, Jan  Search this
Ream, Norman  Search this
Reed, Irving S.  Search this
Rees, Mina  Search this
Rhodes, Ida  Search this
Rice, Rex  Search this
Rochester, Nathaniel  Search this
Rogers, Jim  Search this
Rogers, Stanley  Search this
Rosenberg, Milton  Search this
Rosenthal, Paul R.  Search this
Rubinoff, Morris R.  Search this
Salzer, John M.  Search this
Samuel, Arthur L. R.  Search this
Sarkissian, Harold  Search this
Schuette, Roger  Search this
Serrell, Robert R.  Search this
King, Paul  Search this
Kilpatrick, Lester  Search this
Killian, James  Search this
Kaufold, Leroy R.  Search this
Lanzarotta, Sandy R.  Search this
Kreuder, Norman L.  Search this
Korn, Irving  Search this
Kirsch, Russell  Search this
Lovell, Clarence A.  Search this
Lehmer, Derrick H.  Search this
Legvold, Sam  Search this
Larson, Harry  Search this
Martin, Richard R.  Search this
Marden, Ethel  Search this
Madden, Don R.  Search this
Lowe, John  Search this
McPherson, John C.  Search this
Mendelson, Jerry  Search this
Mason, Daniel R.  Search this
Mauchly, John R.  Search this
Michel, J.G.L. R.  Search this
Miller, Frederick G.  Search this
Menzel, Donald H.  Search this
Metropolis, Nicholas C.  Search this
Mitchell, Joel  Search this
MITRE Meeting.  Search this
Mills, Roger L.  Search this
Morton, Paul  Search this
Mumford, Louis  Search this
Mock, Owen  Search this
Morse, Philip B.  Search this
Wilkinson, James H. R.  Search this
Wilkes, Maurice R.  Search this
Wizenbaum, Joe  Search this
Williams, Charles  Search this
Wieselman, Irving  Search this
Wiener, Robert  Search this
Wild, Arthur  Search this
Wieser, C. Robert  Search this
Wrench, John W. R.  Search this
Woodger, Michael  Search this
Yowell, E.C. R.  Search this
Youtz, Pat  Search this
Woo, Way Dong  Search this
Wolfe, Philip  Search this
Woodbury, William R.  Search this
Wood, Ben D.  Search this
Zemanek, Heinz  Search this
Zuse, Konrad  Search this
Smagorinsky, Joseph  Search this
Slutz, Ralph R.  Search this
Skramstad, Harold R.  Search this
Skillman, Sherwood R.  Search this
SIAM/SIGNUM Meeting.  Search this
SIAM-72.  Search this
SHARE XXXVIII.  Search this
SHARE Meeting for Pioneers.  Search this
Taylor, Norman  Search this
Tanaka, David  Search this
Strong, Jack  Search this
Stibitz, George  Search this
Steele, Floyd G. R.  Search this
Sprague, Richard E.  Search this
Snyder, Samuel  Search this
Smith, Charles V.L.  Search this
TV Program KQED.  Search this
Uncapher, Keith  Search this
Torfeh, Mark  Search this
Travis, Irven  Search this
Todd-Tausskky, Olga  Search this
Tomash, Erwin  Search this
Toben, Gregory  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Wheeler, R.J.  Search this
Whirlwind Discussion.  Search this
Ware, Willis H.  Search this
Wegstein, Joseph Henry  Search this
Wagner, Frank  Search this
Wang, An R.  Search this
von Hippel, Arthur  Search this
von Neumann, John  Search this
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)  Search this
Interviewee:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Computers, Information and Society  Search this
Extent:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videotapes
Date:
1969-1973, 1977
Summary:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 43.5 cubic feet of material documenting the development of the computer.
ABC -- Atanasoff-Berry Computer

ACE -- Automatic Computing Engine

ACM -- Association for Computing Machinery

ALGOL -- ALGOLrithmic Language

ALWAC -- Axel Wenner-Gren Automatic Computer

ARPA -- Advanced Research Projects Agency

BACAIC -- Boeing Airplane Company Algebraic Interpretative Computing System

BARK -- Binar Automatisk Rela Kalkylator

BINAC -- Binary Automatic Computer

BIZMAC -- Business Machine

BMEW -- Ballistic Missile Early Warning (System)

BUIC -- Back-up Interceptor Control

CADAC -- Cambridge Digital Automatic Computer

CALDIC -- California Digital Computer

CEC -- Consolidated Electrodynamics Corporation

CEIR -- Council for Economic and Industry Research

COBOL -- Common Business-Oriented Language

CODASYL -- Conference on Data Systems Languages

CONAC -- Continental Automatic Command

COMTRAN -- Commercial Translator

CPC -- Card Programmed Calculator

CRC -- Computer Response Corporation

DARPA -- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DINA -- Digital Network Analyzer

DDA -- Digital Differential Analyzer

EDSAC -- Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator

EDVAC -- Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer

EAM -- Electric [or Electronic] Accounting Machines [or Methods]

ENIAC -- Electronic Numerical Integrator and Automatic Computer

ERA -- Engineering Research Associates

ERMA -- Electronic Recording and Machine Accounting

FADAC -- Field Artillery Data Computer

FSQ -- Fixed Special eQuipment

IAS -- Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton University)

ICBM -- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ILLIAC -- Illinois Automatic Computer

INTERCOM -- Intercommunication System (Programming Language)

JOHNNIAC -- John [von Neumann's ] Integrator and Automatic Computer

JOSS -- Johnniac [John's Integrator and Automatic Computer] Open Shop System

LARK -- Livermore Atomic Research Computer

LAS -- Laboratories of Applied Science

LGP -- Librascope

MAC -- Magnetic Automatic Calculator/Multiple Access Computer

MADDIDA -- Magnetic Drum Digital Differential Analyzer

MAGIC -- Machine for Automatic Graphics Interface to a Computer

MANIAC -- Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Computer

MIDAC -- Michigan [University of] Digital Automatic Computer

MIDSAC -- Michigan [University of} Digital Special Automatic Computer

MINAC -- Minimal Automatic Computer

MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MITRE -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Establishment

MX -- Missile, Experimental

NATDAN -- North American Digital Anaylzer

NATPAC -- North American Programmed Automatic Computer

NDRC -- National Defense Research Committee [of Office of Scientific Research and Development, World War II]

NELIAC -- Naval Electronics Laboratory International Algebraic Compiler

NORC -- Naval Ordnance Research Calculator [or computer] [Naval Ordnance Proving Ground]

NTDS -- Naval Tactical Data Systems

ONR -- Office of Naval Research

ORACLE -- Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine

ORDVAC -- Ordnance Discrete Variable Automatic Computer [AEC]

OSRD -- Office of Standard Reference Data [National Bureau of Standards]

PACT -- Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques

QUAC -- Quadratic Arc Computer

RAMAC -- Random Access Memory Accounting Machine

RAYDAC -- Raytheon Digital Automatic Computer

REAC -- Reeves Electronic Analog Computer

RECOMP -- Reliable COMPuter

RESISTOR -- Reusable Surface Insulation Stresses [NASA computer program]

SCERT -- Systems and Computer Evaluation Review Technique

SCM -- Smith Corona Merchant

SEAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Eastern Automatic Computer

SHARE -- Society to Help Avoid Redundant Effort

SHOT -- Society for the History of Technology

SIAM -- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SILLIAC -- Sydney [version of the ] Illiac

SIMSCRIPT -- Simulation Script

SNOBOL -- String-Oriented Symbolic Language

SSEC -- Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator

SUBROC -- Submarine Rocket

SWAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer

TPM -- Tape Processing Machine

UDEC -- United Digital Electronic Computer

UNIVAC -- Universal Automatic Computer

WEIZAC -- Weizmann Automatic Computer [at Weizmann Institute]

WISC -- Wisconsin Integrally Synchronized Computer
NT=No Transcript

R=Restricted
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1967-1973, 1977

Series 2: Supplemental Documentation, 1922-1974

Series 3: Patents, 1940-1973

Series 4: John Vincent Atanasoff's Materials, 1927-1968

Series 5: Audio Tapes, 1967-1974, 1977

Series 6: Video Tapes, 1968-1972
Biographical / Historical:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer. The project collected taped oral interviews with individuals who figured prominently in developing or advancing the computer field and supplemental written documentation--working papers, reports, drawings, and photographs. The AFIPS provided the "seed" money to support the project and to aid the Smithsonian with its expenditures. Interviews were conducted by I.B. Cohen, A. Dettinger, Bonnie Kaplan, Elizabeth Luebbert, William Luebbert, Robina Mapstone, Richard Mertz, Uta Merzbach, and Henry Tropp. In some instances, the audio tapes and/or transcripts are not "formal" interviews, but rather moderated panel discussions/meetings, or lectures delivered by interviewees.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center contains several "computer" related collections:

American National Standards Institute, 1969-1979

Association for Computing Machinery Collection, 1958-1978 (Washington, D.C., Chapter)

N.W. Ayer Advertsing Agency Records, 1889-1972

Paul Armer Collection, 1949-1970

Robert G. Chamberlain Numerical Control Collection, 1954-1984

J. Childs Numerical Control Collection, 1952-1970

Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978

Computer World Smithsonian Awards Collection, 1989-2001

Data Processing Digest Collection, 1955-1974

Max Holland Machine Tool Industry Collection, c. 1941-1990

Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965

Information Age Exhibition Records, 1979-1990

Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project Records, 1950-1957

Instrument Society of America Collection, 1911-1969

Odex I Walking Robot Collection, 1973-1986

Jacob Rabinow Papers, 1910-1917; 1947-1990

Terry M. Sachs Collection, 1965-1969

Scientists and Inventors Portrait File, c. 1950-1980

Share Numerical Analysis Project Records, 1964-1970

SHARE Records, c. 1954-1984

Cliff Shaw papers, c. 1954-1985

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Records, 1956-1992

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, c. 1754-1965

Whirlwind I Computer Collection, 1945-1959

B.H. Worsley, 1946-1959

Within the National Museum of American History there are other related collections that may be found in the Division of Medicine and Science. These collections contain both artifacts and documents. Artifacts include: digital computing machines, automatic digital computers and electronic calculators, logic devices, card and tape processors, slide rules, integrators and integraphs, harmonic analyzers and synthesizers, differential analyzers, other analog computing devices, space measurement and representation, time measurement, and combination space and time measurement. Documentation includes the Electronic Computers History Collection and the Mathematical Devices History Collection. Photographs and video materials can also be found. The Smithsonian Institution Archives contains administrative documentation regarding the Computer History Project.
Provenance:
The Computer Oral History Collection was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 and was concluded in 1973. This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in approximately 1986 from the Division of Information, Technology & Society, formerly known as the Division of Electricity.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but original audio tapes and videotapes are stored off-site. Reference copies do not exist for all of the audiovisual materials. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Computers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Oral history
Sound recordings -- Compact disks
Transcripts
Videotapes
Citation:
Computer Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0196
See more items in:
Computer Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b666ccc2-1644-4513-9a64-89be727d5419
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0196
Online Media:

Apostles of change Latino radical politics, church occupations, and the fight to save the barrio Felipe Hinojosa

Author:
Hinojosa, Felipe 1977-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xvi, 219 pages) illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
{acute}Etats-Unis
Date:
2021
20th century
20e si{grave}ecle
Topic:
Radicalism--Religious aspects--Christianity--History  Search this
Hispanic Americans--Political activity--History  Search this
Protest camps--History  Search this
Church buildings--Secular use--History  Search this
Church and social problems--History  Search this
Urban renewal--Social aspects--History  Search this
Christianity and politics--History  Search this
Radicalisme--Aspect religieux--Christianisme--Histoire  Search this
Am{acute}ericains d'origine latino-am{acute}ericaine--Activit{acute}e politique--Histoire  Search this
{acute}Eglise et probl{grave}emes sociaux--Histoire  Search this
R{acute}enovation urbaine--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Christianisme et politique--Histoire  Search this
Christianity and politics  Search this
Church and social problems  Search this
Church buildings--Secular use  Search this
Hispanic Americans--Political activity  Search this
Protest camps  Search this
Radicalism--Religious aspects--Christianity  Search this
Urban renewal--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Hemispheric Alliances Liberal Democrats and Cold War Latin America Andrew J. Kirkendall

Author:
Kirkendall, Andrew J  Search this
Distributor:
Project Muse  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (1 volume)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
{acute}Etats-Unis
United States
Latin America
Date:
2022
20th century
20e siecle
Topic:
Liberalisme  Search this
Guerre froide  Search this
Liberalism  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
International relations  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy  Search this
Politique et gouvernement  Search this
Relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Fluoroscope

Physical Description:
wood, walnut (overall material)
metal, lead (overall material)
metal, aluminum (overall material)
plastic, lucite (overall material)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 97.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 95 cm; 38 3/8 in x 24 3/16 in x 37 3/8 in
overall: 54 in x 32 in x 77 in; 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm x 195.58 cm
Object Name:
Fluoroscope
x-ray machine, fluoroscope
Associated place:
United States: Ohio, Dayton
Date made:
1945 - 1959
Associated dates:
1987 12 11 / 1987 12 11
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard D. Lee
ID Number:
1987.0470.01
Accession number:
1987.0470
Catalog number:
1987.0470.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-176a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067979
Online Media:

Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982

Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Subject:
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Middleton, Samuel M.  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Maps -- Paris (France)
Photographs
Citation:
Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5881
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208721
AAA_collcode_bearroma
Theme:
African American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208721
Online Media:

Writings By Bearden

Collection Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized 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:
Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Romare Bearden papers
Romare Bearden papers / Series 3: Writings By and About Bearden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984260456-cf84-4c08-af0d-3d00fcccacd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bearroma-ref24
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Writings By Bearden

Collection Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized 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:
Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Romare Bearden papers
Romare Bearden papers / Series 3: Writings By and About Bearden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95695e4d6-b566-4475-a9b9-7b81f3fe8dce
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bearroma-ref608
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The prison letters of Nelson Mandela edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

Author:
Mandela, Nelson 1918-2013  Search this
Editor:
Venter, Sahm  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Dlamini-Mandela, Zamaswazi 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 620 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color), map 25 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Correspondance
Autobiography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Autobiographies
Personal correspondence
Place:
South Africa
Afrique du Sud
Africa
Date:
2018
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Political prisoners  Search this
Anti-apartheid movements  Search this
Government, Resistance to  Search this
Prisonniers politiques  Search this
Mouvements anti-apartheid  Search this
Résistance au gouvernement  Search this
letters (form)  Search this
political prisoners  Search this
heads of State  Search this
South Africa  Search this
HISTORY--General  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Imprisonment  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Politique et gouvernement  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112318

The mysterious affair at Olivetti IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War conspiracy to shut down production of the world's first desktop computer Meryle Secrest

Author:
Secrest, Meryle  Search this
Subject:
Ing. C. Olivetti & C Divisione elettronica History  Search this
Physical description:
304 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Italy
Italie
Date:
2019
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Computer industry--History  Search this
Computer science--History  Search this
Informatique--Industrie--Histoire  Search this
Informatique--Histoire  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computers & information Technology  Search this
Computer industry  Search this
Computer science  Search this
Olivetti  Search this
Personal Computer  Search this
Produktion  Search this
Tischcomputer  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116244

Here African American Art from the Permanent Collection of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas texts: Lenore Shoults, Courtney Taylor, Lisa Farrington, Curlee Raven Holton

Title:
African American Art from the Permanent Collection of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Contributor:
Shoults, Leonore  Search this
Taylor, Courtney  Search this
Farrington, Lisa E  Search this
Holton, Curlee Raven  Search this
Sponsoring body:
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas  Search this
Subject:
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas  Search this
Physical description:
116 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Arkansas
Pine Bluff
Date:
2016
20th century
21st century
20e siècle
21e siècle
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Art noir américain  Search this
Art américain  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147686

The Camp Fire Girls gender, race, and American girlhood, 1910-1980 Jennifer Helgren

Author:
Helgren, Jennifer 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 354 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2022
20th century
Topic:
Girls--Societies and clubs  Search this
Girls--Social conditions  Search this
Girls--Social life and customs  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies  Search this
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156797

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