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Folder 26 Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Container:
Box 15 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, George P. Merrill Collection
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George P. Merrill Collection
George P. Merrill Collection / Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SUBJECTS, UNDATED / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7177-refidd1e7625

Folder 1 Volume 1 #587-#778; #1316A-#1448A. A. S. Hitchcock: British Guiana, 1919-1920; Washington, D.C., including SI and Rock Creek Park; Cuba; Colorado and Wyoming, 1918.

Container:
Box 19 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, United States National Museum. Division of Grasses, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: MARY AGNES CHASE AND ALBERT SPEAR HITCHCOCK PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, CIRCA 1918-1929. / Box 19
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Winter Bird Count, Rock Creek Park, Washington, District of Columbia, 2010-2011 (2 folders)

Container:
Box 10 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-179, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Research Records
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Research Records
Research Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-179-refidd1e2110

Folder 7 Parks: House and Senate bills, Congressional records, and clippings on the following parks: Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., 1888-1906; Yellowstone Park, 1874; Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, 1902.

Container:
Box 29 of 52
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, William Jones Rhees Collection
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William Jones Rhees Collection
William Jones Rhees Collection / Series 1: SUBJECT FILES, 1839 - 1945, AND UNDATED / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7081-refidd1e3002

Jane Cocking Glover

Artist:
Pietro Bonanni, 26 Nov 1789 - 15 Jun 1821  Search this
Sitter:
Jane Cocking Glover, 14 Jun 1789 - 15 Sep 1876  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 75.6 × 62.9 cm (29 3/4 × 24 3/4")
Frame: 92.4 × 80.3 × 5.7 cm (36 3/8 × 31 5/8 × 2 1/4")
Sight: 72.7 × 61 cm (28 5/8 × 24")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1821
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water\River  Search this
Jane Cocking Glover: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Mrs. Nancy E. Symington and Mr. Charles C. Glover III) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
S/NPG.2019.29
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 136
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48f23f91e-0836-4d47-8d4a-4178860c93b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2019.29

Folder 1 Maps - 3: First floor plans of the Iowa Apartment House, undated; map of Rock Creek Park, undated; two maps of Takoma Park, undated; list of post-route maps, 1880; hyposometrical map of the U.S., 1877; map of North Columbia Heights, 1901; four...

Container:
Box 25 of 52
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, William Jones Rhees Collection
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William Jones Rhees Collection
William Jones Rhees Collection / Series 1: SUBJECT FILES, 1839 - 1945, AND UNDATED / Box 25
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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1960 - #B Montage - Scenes from NZP: Polar bear, seals, cleaning waterfowl ponds (b&w), keepers lassoing elk. Pageant of Peace on the Ellipse: Reindeer; NZP: Rock Creek Park flood, reindeer and calf; arrival of maned wolf (b&w); Africa (?): Ostrich, ze...

Container:
Box 4 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Motion Pictures and Videotapes / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0395-refidd1e1167

B-Roll: American Bison Exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-08-27T18:03:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t6qGqF1p5uk

William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection

Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Extent:
2.71 Cubic feet (4 photo albums, 384 glass plate negatives)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Aerial photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1910-1920
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Date:
1918-1920
Summary:
This collection consists predominantly of aerial photography of the Washington, D.C. area created by Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966), a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as part of a research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives which he carried out during the period 1918 to 1919. The collection includes 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, which consists predominantly of aerial photography from the period 1918 to 1919, contains 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.

Series 1 of the collection consists of material donated in 1967 by the Meggers family and includes four photo albums of print photographs, 85 loose print photographs, a photocopy of Meggers' and Stimson's 1920 article "Dyes for Photographic Sensitizing," and 263 glass negatives. One of the albums has prints of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area (such as Arlington, Virginia, and the Great Falls of the Potomac). In addition to the aerial photography, there are a few views of the Fokker DH-4M-2 (Atlantic Model 1) biplanes used for the photography flights. Another of the albums contains images of Niagara Falls and the surrounding countryside. The third and fourth albums contain images predominantly from unidentified locations, except for some showing Fort Monroe at Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia. Photographs found in the albums are believed to be prints from negatives in the collection.

Series 2 of the collection consists of 119 4 x 5 inch glass negatives (almost all aerial photographs of the Washington, D.C. area) transferred on November 17, 2011, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (formerly the National Bureau of Standards). Views of northwest Washington, D.C., include the National Bureau of Standards campus on Peirce Mill Road; the original Wardman Park Hotel in the Woodley Park neighborhood; the William Howard Taft Bridge (Connecticut Avenue NW) across Rock Creek and surrounding Mount Pleasant, Woodley Park, Lanier Heights, and Kalorama Heights neighborhoods; the National Zoological Park (later the Smithsonian National Zoological Park) in Rock Creek Park; new homes in the Richmond Park neighborhood; the McMillan Reservoir, Filtration Plant, and Sand Filtration Site; and the United States Naval Observatory and Observatory Circle area. Views of the National Mall area include the Smithsonian Institution Castle, the United States National Museum (later the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History), the Washington Monument and newly-constructed Lincoln Memorial, and extensive War Office buildings. Views of the Capitol Hill area include the United States Capitol Building, the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, the Hart Senate and Cannon House office buildings, and Union Station. Views of southeast Washington, D.C. include Bolling Field (military airfield) and the Anacostia River and surrounding area. Views made across the Potomac River feature Arlington National Cemetery, including multiple views of the newly-constructed Memorial Amphitheater. This series also contains a few images of the Potomac River waterfront areas of Alexandria, Virginia, including the Torpedo Factory at the foot of King Street and the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation docks at Jones Point, and—farther downriver—views of George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Arrangement:
The materials are divided into two series. Series 1 consists of the original 1967 acquisition donated by the Meggers family, with the materials are subdivided by format. Subseries 1.A consists of the four photo albums; Subseries 1.B consists of loose black and white print photographs found inside the front cover of Photo Album 3 [NASM-9A19047] and grouped by location; Subseries 1.C contains materials relating to Dr. Meggers; and Subseries 1.D consists of glass plate negatives. Series 2 consists of the additional materials transferred from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2011. All glass plate negatives are presented in the order they were received from the donors.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966) was a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). In 1918, Meggers conducted a NBS research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives and the effectiveness of certain aerial cameras. The glass plate negatives were aerial shots of the Washington, D.C. area taken from a Fokker (Atlantic) aircraft. The flights were made from Bolling Field and a field near Port Comfort, Virginia [now known as Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia]. The results from Meggers' study were published in The Journal of the Optical Society of America, 1920. [See: W. F. Meggers and F. J. Stimson, "Dyes for Photographic Sensitizing, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. IV, Number 3, May 1920.]
Provenance:
Dr. William Meggers via daughter Dr. Betty J. Meggers, gift, 1967, NASM.XXXX.0280; additional material received from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), transfer, 2011
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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
Topic:
Aerial photography  Search this
Aerial photography -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0280, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0280
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2658a08e2-e962-495c-a7f2-ca582ef62018
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280
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Glass Plate Negatives, 4 x 5 inches [Temp 058-091, NASM-9A10858 to NASM-9A10891]

Collection Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
1918-1919
Scope and Contents:
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation docks at Jones Point, Alexandria, Virginia; railroad tracks with steam engine; McMillan Filtration Plant and McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington D.C.; National Zoological Park, Rock Creek Park; Anacostia River; Richmond Park neighborhood near Porter Street NW; Russell Senate Office Building; presidential yacht USS Mayflower (PY-1) docked at the Washington Navy Yard; Pan American Union Building (Organization of American States); National Mall showing Smithsonian Institution and Department of Agriculture buildings; Department of the Interior; The White House and surrounding area; Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.
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:
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0280, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection / Series 1: 1967 Acquisition / 1.4: Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c258239a-4150-4095-a06c-a5a288773307
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280-ref543

Glass Plate Negatives, 4 x 5 inches [Temp 128-163, NASM-9A10928 to NASM-9A10963]

Collection Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
1918-1919
Scope and Contents:
Chevy Chase Country Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Taft Bridge over Rock Creek Park (Connecticut Avenue), Washington D.C.; National Mall area with Potomac River; northwest Washington, D.C.; Holy Cross Academy, Cathedral High School; House of the Temple (headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, 16th Street); St. Elizabeths Hospital; Union Station with railroad yards behind; Wardman Park Hotel (Woodley Park neighborhood); Scott Circle, Thomas Circle, Dupont Circle; Anacostia Naval Air Station; rural areas in nearby Maryland and/or Virginia; excursion steamer "Charles Macalester" on the Potomac River; views of water surfaces; farmland.
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:
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0280, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection / Series 1: 1967 Acquisition / 1.4: Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2205963e7-b498-4792-889a-f73a32d82c2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280-ref544

Glass Plate Negatives, 4 x 5 inches [NASM-9A19131 to NASM-9A19163]

Collection Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 12
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
1918-1919
Scope and Contents:
Higher-altitude oblique aerial views of Washington, D.C. area under different atmospheric conditions, including confluence of Potomac and Anacostia Rivers (southeast Washington, D.C.), Washington Monument; Potomac River probably near Alexandria, Virginia; George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia; Woodley Park; Naval Observatory; Capitol Hill; two street-level (ground) views looking up Pennsylvania Avenue NW towards the US Capitol Building; Rock Creek Park; Holy Cross Academy; National Bureau of Standards.
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:
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0280, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection / Series 2: 2011 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28a09a530-1619-4dd9-9682-af9f8b282123
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280-ref551

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, American, founded 1978  Search this
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American, founded 1969  Search this
Association of Black Women Attorneys, American, founded 1976  Search this
National Urban Affairs Council, American, founded 1971  Search this
Raymond A. Jordan Jr., American, born 1943  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946  Search this
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Carats, Inc., American, founded 1959  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Dr. Leslie L. Alexander, Jamaican American, 1917 - 2002  Search this
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, American, 1894 - 1984  Search this
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, American, founded 1981  Search this
National Bankers Association, American, founded 1927  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963  Search this
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915  Search this
Signed by:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  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:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  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
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:
2012.167.19
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/fd5ee110782-b949-43b4-bbec-56a00d4f086e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.19
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Washington, D.C.: It's Our Home

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Washington, D.C.: It's Our Home was a program rich with the memories and flourishing traditional practices of the city's fishermen, taxi and bus drivers, lawyers, dancers, activists, retirees, seamstresses, craftspeople, musicians, choirs, quartets, gardeners, poets, cooks, quilters, and rappers, from east of the Anacostia River to west of Rock Creek Park. Washington, D.C., is a city of refuge and advocacy for the marginalized peoples of our nation and the world, and participants helped visitors see the social, cultural, and political context for their folklife practices. More than 45 researchers from community institutions and universities in the District worked for over a year and compiled cultural documentation on hundreds of potential Festival participants. Then they tackled the ticklish task of making a coherent statement about their multi-faceted city. A few examples illustrate what they found and chose to present on the National Mall.

Soccer, for example, offers windows to connections and community. New immigrants to Washington often search for soccer teams from home. Each week Washington's parks host a small contest between nations, from Trinidad to Korea and Ethiopia. Spectators cook and share traditional foods, play music, and dance, transforming these games into celebrations. Long-time Washingtonians have grown to love soccer as well, and the city has nurtured its own legendary players and coaches, clinics and camps, styles, language, and new generations of players.

Washington, D.C., residents are also enthusiastic participants in and spectators of numerous parades and processions throughout the year. Caribbean Carnival, Gay Pride, Chinese New Year, Unifest, Halloween, the Cherry Blossom, and inaugural parades and Good Friday processions are examples of lively celebratory events that take place on city streets. Participants in those celebrations spend countless hours in detailed planning and preparation to create the delicate balance between artistic style and performance. Spectators interact with performers as this unpredictable form of dynamic street theater pulsates through city neighborhoods. Folklife Festival visitors could enjoy both the celebrations themselves and the behind-the-scenes preparations.

The program also honored community life and civic action, including the memories of the neighborhoods that people built as safe spaces from discrimination, and others that people lost through urban renewal and relocation. Participants described the city's long tradition of human rights activism, and they shared the songs, arts, stories, icons, rituals, and memorabilia that have enlivened this tradition.

Go-go, Washington's indigenous music, may be the quintessential urban music, all percussion and beat, pulsing from garbage can lids, plastic buckets, homemade drums, cowbells, bass guitar, and saxophone, drawing audiences into passionate call-and-response as they identify the neighborhoods where they live. As musicians, deejays, dancers, stylists, instrument builders, and fans make this music, they also communicate its deep and complex roots in African American musical styles, the history of live musical gatherings in the city, and the pride of place expressed in a musical tradition that begins with meager material resources.

Marianna Blagburn, Michael McBride, Brett Williams, and John Franklin were Curators, and Ivy Young was Program Coordinator. Program Area Organizers were: Gabriel Benn (spoken word), Tom Blagburn (basketball), Sally Gifford (social justice dialogues), Lisa Pegram (spoken word), and Lauren Rogers (reunions). Marianna Blagburn and Brett Williams were Research Coordinators.

The program was produced in collaboration with the D. C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Major support was provided by the Government of the District of Columbia, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, Hilton Hotels Corporation, The Dunn and Bradstreet Corporation, The Meyer Foundation, The Washington Post, Chevy Chase Bank, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, IBM, and the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds. Additional support was provided by the D.C. Humanities Council; the Blum Kovler Foundation; Program in African American Culture, Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History; and SPOT Image Corporation.
Researchers:
Lois E. Adams, Diane A. Bacote, Candace Barnes, Sue Barnes, Gabriel C. Benn, Toni Blackman, Tom Blagburn, Iley Brown II, James Brown, Jr., P J. Brownlee, Camilla Bryce-Laporte, Anika Collins, Evelyn Curenton, Sandy Dang, Anna De Fina, Jane Flegel, Christopher Flores, Paul Gardullo, Lilo Gonzales, Alan Hersker, Sherri Lawson-Clark, William Mabry, Atiba Madyun, Angie Manzano, Susie McFadden-Resper, Melinda Michels, Lisa Pegram, Jemima Pierre, Kishanna Poteat, Rose Powhatan, Mingo Roberts, Elizabeth Sheehan, Danette Sokocich, Pallavi Thakur, Michael Twitty, Nilda Villalta, Sheila Wise, Yohannes Zeleke
Presenters:
Gabriel Benn, Kai Blagburn, Rahman Branch, Camilla Bryce-Laporte, Kenny Carroll, Anna DeFina, Robert Fry, Howard Gassaway, Jordan Graye, Marjorie Hunt, Philippa Jackson, Linda Lee, Beverly Lindsay, Diana N'Diaye, Lisa Pegram, Mingo Roberts, Sheila Roberts, Ryan Rodríguez, Stephen Syphax, Michael Twitty, Nilda Villalta, David Wang, Brian Williams
Participants:
CRAFT TRADITIONS

James Brown, fiber artist

Daughters of Dorcas -- Daughters of DorcasViola Canady, quilterRaymond Dobard, quilter

Veronica DeNegri, -- arpilleras -- maker

Videlbina Flores-Fitch, piñata maker

Carlos Gomez, -- berimbau -- maker

Iola Hall, basket weaver

Brian Hamilton, stained glass maker

Alfredo Herrera, woodcarver

Lafayette Elementary School Quilters -- Lafayette Elementary School QuiltersJory BaroneKathy ByrdEdith JicklingJane McIntyre

Patrick Plunkett, stone carver

Vilma Quintanilla, quinceañera dress maker

Francisco Rigores, drum maker

Andy Seferlis, stone carver

Constantine Seferlis, stone carver

Mamo Tessema, potter

Rome Yetbarek, basket weaver

DANCE TRADITIONS

African Heritage Drummers and Dancers

Andrew Cacho African Drummers and Dancers

International Capoeira Angola Foundation -- International Capoeira Angola FoundationSheryll AldredChandra BrownSkher BrownHahnhuynh Armando DrakeCarlos GomezKojo JohnsonGabriela MandolesiCobra MansaSaadika MooreFrancisco Bermudez MoralesGege PoggiSylvia RobinsonAmina Malik SantemuKevin WilsonAyende Youmans

Poetry in Motion -- Poetry in MotionLarry BarronCharles BrownLevet Brown, Jr.Antonio F. BrutonSarah L. CrawleyRenee FinkleyGloria GoodeClinton J. GreenGary HolmesMary D. HopkinsGrace Little, vocalsJames OnqueCrystal P. ThompsonMell L. WalkerWarren E. WashingtonAnthony Yancey

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Smooth & E-Z Hand Dancing -- Smooth & E-Z Hand DancingMichael AshtonKermit BanksLawrence BradfordLarry BrownNovella CampbellKathi DavisVictor HowardJoy HunterVirginia IrbyMary JohnsonB.J. JonesLawrence LindseyDelores MavritteRonald MooreJoseph NelsonGregory OwensCarlyle PrinceCynthia SpignerGerald Woodfork

Step Afrika! -- Step Afrika!Darrius GourdineGenia MorganDavid MyersKirsten SmithBrian WilliamsPaul Woodruff

SECULAR MUSIC TRADITONS

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation -- Archie Edwards Blues Heritage FoundationMichael E. Baytop, guitar, harmonica, vocalsNapoleon Brundage, harmonicaEleanor Ellis, guitar, vocalsResa Gibbs, vocalsJeff Glassey, harmonicaNeal Harpe, guitar, vocalsDavid Jackson, guitar, bass, vocalsNeal Johnson, guitar, vocalsSteve Levine, harmonicaThorin O'Neil, guitarJesse Palidofsky, keyboardMiles Spicer, guitar, drums, vocalsRichard "Mr. Bones" Thomas, bonesDion Thompson, guitarJoe Wabon, guitar, vocalsN.J. Warren, guitar, vocals

Michelle Banks, Quique Aviles, and Friends

the blueshounds -- the blueshoundsChris Dean, bassBarbara Jackson, lead vocalsNick Martin, keyboardsTony Rakusin, guitarBarry Turner, drums

Big Hillbilly Bluegrass -- Big Hillbilly BluegrassMike Marceau, bassTad Marks, fiddleBob Perilla, guitar, vocalsDick Smith, banjo, mandolin

Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers -- Chuck Brown and the Soul SearchersChuck Brown, guitar, vocalsBrad Clement, trumpetGlen Ellis, bassRobert Green, congasJuJu House, drumsBrian Mills, saxophoneSherrie Mitchell, keyboard

D.C.'s Finest -- D.C.'s FinestAvon Barbour, vocalsRichard Collins, vocalsJoe Herndon, vocalsDeane Larkins, vocalsReamer Shedrick, vocals

Davey Yarborough Band

Fugazi -- FugaziBrendan Canty, drumsJoe Lally, bassIan MacKaye, guitar, vocalsGuy Picciotto, guitar, vocals

Nicki Gonzalez Band -- Nicki Gonzalez BandMarc Capponi, pianoIra Gonzalez, bassNicki Gonzalez, vocalsSrdjan Kolacevich, guitarJay Tobey, drums

Image Band -- Image BandPeter Aimable, tromboneJohn Georges, trumpetEric Hamm, lead vocalsDarryle Jones, saxophoneAdrian Laldee, bassMarge Lawrence, lead vocalsJoe Louis, guitarClaude Richards, trumpetLaughton Sargeant, keyboard, vocals

In Process... -- In Process...Tia Ade, vocalsNketia Agyeman, vocalsPaula Pree, vocalsPamela Rogers, vocals

LaJazz -- LaJazzBob Balthis, tromboneBhagwan, bassCliff Bigoney, trumpetPaul Hawkins, percussionDon Junker, trumpetTom Monroe, alto and tenor saxophone, fluteRudy Morales, bongosDarius Scott, pianoSam Turner, percussion

Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. -- Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C.Ray Killian, music directorJill Strachan, general manager

Luci Murphy and Friends -- Luci Murphy and FriendsDarnell Bell, percussionSteve Jones, guitar, pianoLuci Murphy, vocalsRoger St. Vincent, electric bass, vocals

Memphis Gold -- Memphis GoldTony Fraizo, rhythm guitarMorris Freeman, drumsMemphis Gold, guitar, vocalsLorenzo Johnson, congasCharlie Sayles, harmonicaRobert Seymore, keyboardCharles Soleman, bass

Rare Essence -- Rare EssenceMichael Baker, bassEric Butcher, percussionDonnell G. Floyd, Sr., rap, saxophoneAdebayo A. Folarin, vocalsDarrin Frazier, keyboardMilton Freeman, percussionKimberly Graham, vocalsByron Jackson, keyboardAnthony Johnson, lead guitarDerek Paige, trumpetMichael Smith, drumsKent Wood, keyboard

Rumisonko -- RumisonkoCarlos Arrien, kena, zampoña, charango, vocalsMariano Arrien, kena, zampoñaRene Dehega, guitar, vocalsAlberto Lora, kena, zampoña

Sin Miedo -- Sin MiedoAnna Mercedes Castrello, lead vocalsBrad Clements, trumpetRalph Eskenazi, timbalesSamuel Mungia, bassPatrick Noel, bongosDidier Prossaird, pianoGary Sosias, congas

Sweet Honey in the Rock -- Sweet Honey in the RockYsaye Maria Barnwell, vocalsNitanju Bolade Casel, vocalsAisha Kahlil, vocalsCarol Maillard, vocalsBernice Johnson Reagan, vocalsShirley Childress Saxton, ASL interpreter

Nap Turner

Youth Steel Band

D.C. Divas

Julia Nixon -- Julia NixonJulia Nixon, vocalsDavid Ylvisaker, piano

Bernice and Toshi Reagon -- Bernice and Toshi ReagonMichelle Lanchester, vocalsBernice Reagan, vocalsToshi Reagan, vocals, guitarYasmeen, vocals

SACRED MUSIC TRADITIONS

Barbara Gaskins -- Barbara GaskinsRoyce Bouknight, bassDeborah Delgado, vocalsBarbara Roy Gaskins, vocals, lead and rhythm guitarCharles Marvary, drumsKim Watson, vocals

B'nai Shalom Adult and Youth Choir

Cambodian Network Council - Cambodian Arts Project -- Cambodian Network Council - Cambodian Arts ProjectNatalie Chhuan, cymbals, dancerPhavann ChhuanRithy Chhuan, dancerThyda Chhuan, dancerBonnary Lek, dancerAmarind Sam, dancerChanmoly Sam, dancerLaksmi Sam, dancerMalene Sam, dancer

Cardozo High School Concert Choir

Carlton Burgess & Friends

Complete Praise

Rev. James Flowers and the Flowers Family Singers -- Rev. James Flowers and the Flowers Family SingersTommy Crosby, guitarReverend James N. Flowers, Jr., vocalsLizzy Flowers, vocalsMargaret L. Flowers, vocalsYolanda Flowers, vocalsMarie Hickson, vocalsDorothy McDowell, vocalsJerry Parker, keyboardsMargie Pickett, vocalsErma Reed-Flowers, vocalsMildred Scruggs, vocalsGeorge White, drumsTommy White, bass

Foundation Khadimou Rossoul, North America -- Foundation Khadimou Rossoul, North AmericaPape DiengCheikh KèbèMassaer SambKhidim SeckPape SeckAbdoulaye TambaEl Hadj ThiamMourtala Thiam

The Four Echoes -- The Four EchoesGeorge G. Blake, tenorWilliam Evans, lead vocalsJames Stein, baritoneGlen Taylor, lead guitar, vocals

Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Catholic Church Gospel Choir -- Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Catholic Church Gospel ChoirKenneth Louis, music director

Kings of Harmony - United House of Prayer for All Peoples

Keshet Chorale of the D.C. Jewish Community Center

Cantor Aaron Marcus

Reverb -- ReverbMike Brisco, vocalsChristopher Hunter, vocalsRussell Jeter Ill, vocalsSteve Langley, vocalsR. Bruce O'Neal, vocalsVictor Pinkney, vocals

Seven Sons -- Seven SonsJenny Andrews, vocalsLee Haley, drumsRev. James Hardy, vocalsNathan Jones, vocalsThomas Peterson, vocalsWardell Rogers, lead guitarGregory Young, bass

Washington Toho Koto Society -- Washington Toho Koto SocietyClaudia Clark, kotoYuriko Gandol, kotoShuho Ishii, shakuhachiVera Land, kotoKyoko Okamoto, kotoRobert Preston, shakuhachiSachiko Smith, shamisen, kotoJohn Welsh, shakuhachi

The Wright Singers -- The Wright SingersPatricia Bryant, vocalsElizabeth Hunter-Williams, vocalsLaShawn Rembert, vocalsJaqueline Richardson, vocalsEureka Robinson, vocalsFannie White, vocalsLeavia Wright, vocals

FOODWAYS TRADITIONS

Roberta Baietti, Northern Italian cooking

Edith Ballou, African-American cooking

Diana Celarosi, Central, Southern Italian cooking

Liberata Ehimba, Senegalese cooking

Patricia Giles, African-American cooking

Rabbi Hayyim, Sephardic cooking

Columbus Jones, fish fry

Jodie Kassorla, Sephardic cooking

Lillia Knight, Panamanian cooking

Henry Lieu, Chinese cooking

Hala Maksoud, Arab-American cooking

Alpheus Mathis, African-American cooking

Ester Muhammad, African-American cooking

Rashida Muhammad, African-American cooking

Joan Nathan, Jewish cooking

Hai Nguyen, Vietnamese cooking

Mildred Palm, African-American cooking

Charles Reindorf, Ghanaian cooking

Dwane Ricketts, Jamaican cooking

Yvonne St. Hill, Panamanian cooking

Maria Luisa Sylos-Labini, Northern Italian cooking

Sing Tam, Chinese cooking

Ester Treviño, Salvadoran cooking

Taye Wogederes, Ethiopian cooking

Dorothy Young, African-American cooking

Bruno Zara, Central Italian cooking

Christina Zara, Central Italian cooking

GARDENING TRADITIONS

Diane Dale

Patricia Giles

Pride Heitt

Columbus Jones

Frieda Murray

Judy Tiger

SOCIAL JUSTICE TRADITIONS

Judith Bauer

Dorothy Brizill

Carl Cole

Sandy Dang

Lori Dodson

Alfred Dudley

Bernice Fonteneau

Pat Hawkins

George LaRoche

Julius Lofton

Ignatius Mason

Phil Ogilvie

Mark Richards

Maurice Shorter

Kathryn Sinzinger

Larry Smith

John C. Snipes

Ivan Walk

Karen Zachary

SPOKEN, WRITTEN, RHYTHMIC WORD TRADITIONS

D.C. National Teen Slam Team -- D.C. National Teen Slam TeamHenry ArangoKenneth CarrollIsaac ColonJabari ExumOkechukwu lwealaLarry RobertsonLauren Wyatt

Jane Alberdeston

Quique Avilés

Racquel Brown

Grace Cavalieri

Kyra Garrett

Infinite Loop -- Infinite LoopChi Garden

Heady -- HeadyBrandon JohnsonKamaylaErnesto MercerE. Ethelbert MillerTerrance Nicholson

Opus Akoben -- Opus AkobenBlack IndianKokayiSub-Z

Orphyx -- OrphyxLisa PegramTiffany Thompson

Po-Emcees -- Po-EmceesDarrell PerryPatrick Washington

DJ Renegade

Rhyme Deferred -- Rhyme DeferredPsalmayene 24

Silvana Straw

Henry Taylor

Eleanor Traylor

Laurie Tsang

Fong Sai U

Unspoken Heard -- Unspoken HeardMichael AbbottAsheruBlue BlackRahman Branch

SPORT AND GAME TRADITITONS

Joe Lewis Abney

Wil Atkins

Jim "Bad News" Barnes

Bobby Bennett

Theo Brooks

Phil Chenier

Mark Chisolm

Betty Cleeg

Andrew Dyer

Richard Evans

Steve Francis

Barbara Garcia

Sonny Hill

Saleem Hylton

Brenda Jackson

Roy Jefferson

Andrew Johnson

George Johnson

Sam Jones

Andre Jordan

Lamont Jordan

Carver Leech

Dr. George Logan-El

Butch McAdams

Bill McCaffrey

Jimmy McLain

Thurston McLain

Mike McLeese

Lenny Moore

George Nock

Wanda Oates

Soya Proctor

Michael Smith

Betsy Stockard

Marty Tapscott

Tony Watkins

Christie Winters

Willie Wood

Jimmy Wright

WATERWAYS TRADITIONS

Anacostia Watershed Society

Sheila Brennan

Roger Legerwood, boat builder

Bob Martin, boat builder
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2000, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Photographs of William Henry Holmes at Piney Branch Quarry

Names:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
3 Copy prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1889-1894
Scope and Contents note:
Images of William Henry Holmes and others, probably archeologists, at the paleoindian Piney Branch Quarry site in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an artist, geologist, and archeologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, United States Geological Survey, Bureau of American Ethnology, and Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian. From 1894-1897, he was the head of anthropology at the Field Columbian Museum (Field Museum of Natural History) and on the staff of the University of Chicago. Holmes later served as head curator for the US National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1897-1902 and head of the BAE from 1902-1909.

From 1889 to 1894, shortly after his appointment to the Bureau of American Ethnology, William Henry Holmes conducted excavations of the quartzite and steatite quarries in the Rock Creek Valley. Based on these investigations, Holmes found a series of rejected blade forms, proving that they represented early stages of a manufacturing process and not an earlier native presence in North America.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Reports and photographs relating to the Piney Branch Quarry site can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4695 and Photo Lot 4.
Correspondence by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7206, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Manuscripts and notes by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4698, MS 2125, MS 7112, and MS 7570.
The William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931 (SIA RU007084), are held by the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 86-12, Photographs of William Henry Holmes at Piney Branch Quarry, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39788ff2a-42a6-4f09-90b6-789314db2d82
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Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to anthropological exhibits

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Photographer:
Beckwith, Paul E.  Search this
Ellis, Harry C., b. 1857  Search this
Extent:
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Prints (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Apache  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Rock Creek Park
Date:
circa 1890-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of images of exhibits of anthropological material. These include Oceanic and African implements and artifacts exhibited at the Field Columbian Museum; a William Henry Holmes-designed diorama in Piney Branch (1895); costumed mannequins and busts at the United States National Museum; the Smithsonian Exhibit at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1891); dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History; African artifacts in Herbert Ward's studio in Paris; and exhibit halls in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building (1891). The photographers represented in the collection include Paul Edmond Beckwith, Henry E. Sorgersen & Co., and Harry C. Ellis.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, previously filed in Photo Lot 4, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 87-2L.
Additional Harry C. Ellis photographs of Herbert Ward's studio held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 75-52.
Additional images of Smithsonian anthropology collections held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 99-41.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 4, Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to anthropological exhibits, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw357104c4a-b45b-4e2a-aacf-624766e341f7
EDAN-URL:
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Journal articles

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1930s
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.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 2: Soaring and Gliding
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28f5c2653-c8ac-4f77-bc8d-204a31d378f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref108
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Writings: "College Grit"

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1933-10-18
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.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b0f050a9-d4a2-44f8-b68b-38c2960c28b1
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 1 Adams Mill, 1967. Contains "Milling in Rock Creek Park: General Background."

Container:
Box 34 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 8: HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, 1805-1987 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 34
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e5033

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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