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Perry H. Wheeler collection

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Photographer:
Stengle, James M., Dr.  Search this
Creator:
University of Georgia  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Emory University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Names:
Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)  Search this
National Arboretum (U.S.)  Search this
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bonnet, Henri, Ambassador  Search this
Bonnet, Henri, Madam  Search this
Estes, Billie Sol  Search this
Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward, 1920-1997  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Mellon, Paul, Mrs.  Search this
Mesta, Perle Skirvin, 1889-1975  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918  Search this
Truman, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
25.75 Cubic feet
3,958 Photographic items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lists
Awards
Certificates
Invoices
Negatives
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Invitations
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Place:
Canada
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Africa
Europe
Caribbean
South America
West (U.S.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1880-1984
bulk 1950-1965
Summary:
The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garden in collaboration with Rachel Lambert ('Bunny') Mellon during the Kennedy administration.
Scope and Contents note:
The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garen in collaboration with Rachel ('Bunny') Lambert Mellon during the Kennedy adminstration. The collection includes photographic images, plans, drawings, client correspondence, plant lists, invoices, newspaper and magazine clippings, certificates, awards, and invitations. The bulk of the collection and most of the professional papers date from about 1950 to 1965 and relate to various garden design projects by Wheeler, many of them located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Of particular note are documents for Wheeler's public design work including the White House grounds, Washington National Cathedral, U. S. National Arboretum, President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, and the British and Cambodian Embassies in Washington, D.C. Noteworthy correspondents include President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Ladybird Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, and Margaret Truman.

There are also over 3,000 35mm slides dating from the 1950s and 1960s that document Wheeler's personal travels to Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the American West.
Biographical/Historical note:
Perry Hunt Wheeler (1913-1989), a Georgia native, began his higher education at Emory University, going on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1937. Immediately afterward Wheeler enrolled in Harvard University from which he earned a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture in 1938. After graduation, Wheeler collaborated on garden projects in Atlanta, Georgia with fellow landscape architect Helen Hawkins Clarke. During World War II, Wheeler moved to Washington, D.C. to serve under the Office of Civilian Defense and the Office of Strategic Services Camouflage Division. Following the war, Wheeler worked at Garden House a Georgetown shop where he advised homeowners on tasteful garden design, accessories, and furnishings. By 1948 Wheeler had established a landscape architecture practice in Washington, D.C. His practice grew via word of mouth through Washington's social circles and through a shared office with landscape architect Rose Ishbel Greely, and later with architect Gertrude Sawyer.

In 1947, he formed a 'bachelor household' in Georgetown with James Snitzler. Later, at the invitation of Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon, he and Snitzler created a second home outside of Washington called "Spring Hill" on property owned by Mellon. Shortly after Snitzler's death in 1968, Wheeler moved permanently to Middleburg, Virginia and continued to travel, lecture, and consult with clients. Wheeler semi-retired in 1981 to 'Budfield,' a property in Rectortown, Virginia where he passed away in 1989, leaving his estate to his partner, James M. Stengle.

Wheeler is best known for his work on private gardens in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood. He frequently employed the use of intricate brickwork, low-maintenance planting, and simple water features in creating his charming and functional designs. His most noteworthy commissions outside the private realm include collaboration with Bunny Mellon on the White House Rose Garden, designing a Garden Club of America-commissioned gazebo and its surroundings for the U.S. National Arboretum, and plantings for the National Cathedral and President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.
Provenance:
Gift from the estate of James M. Stengle, 1993.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Presidents -- United States  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lists
Awards
Certificates
Invoices
Negatives
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Invitations
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Perry H. Wheeler collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WHE
See more items in:
Perry H. Wheeler collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-whe
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The Henry H. Clifford collection. Part three, California pictorial letter sheets

Title:
California pictorial letter sheets
Catalogue of the collection of Henry H. Clifford. California pictorial letter sheets
California pictorial letter sheets from the collection of Henry H. Clifford
Author:
Dorothy Sloan--Rare Books (Firm)  Search this
Clifford, Henry H  Search this
Printer:
Holman, David  Search this
Wind River Press  Search this
W. Thomas Taylor (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Clifford, Henry H Library  Search this
Clifford, Henry H Bibliothèque  Search this
Dorothy Sloan--Books (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 106 pages, 132 pages of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 38 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Catalogues
Spécimens
États-Unis (Ouest)
Bibliography
Sources
Dans l'art
Bibliographies
Bibliographie
Auction catalogs
History
Pictorial lettersheets
Place:
West (U.S.)
Texas
Austin
Californie
California
États-Unis (Ouest)
West United States
Date:
1994
19th century
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving, American  Search this
Auction catalogs  Search this
Gravure américaine  Search this
Imprimerie  Search this
Papeterie de bureau  Search this
Collectionneurs et collections  Search this
History--Sources  Search this
Libraries  Search this
History  Search this
Sources  Search this
In art  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Découvertes d'or  Search this
Reproductions  Search this
Call number:
NE215.U5 H52 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474664

Soldier in the West; letters of Theodore Talbot during his services in California, Mexico, and Oregon, 1845-53. Edited by Robert V. Hine and Savoie Lottinville

Author:
Talbot, Theodore 1825-1862  Search this
Subject:
Talbot, Theodore 1825-1862  Search this
Frémont, John Charles 1813-1890  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 210 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Oregon
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F592.T22 A4 1972X
F592.T22A4 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16558

Journals of Forty-niners : Salt Lake to Los Angeles : with diaries and contemporary records of Sheldon Young, James S. Brown, Jacob Y. Stover, Charles C. Rich, Addison Pratt, Howard Egan, Henry W. Bigler, and others / edited with historical comment by LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen

Author:
Hafen, LeRoy R (LeRoy Reuben) 1893-1985  Search this
Hafen, Ann W (Ann Woodbury) 1893-1970  Search this
Physical description:
333 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Diaries
Sources
Place:
West (U.S.)
California
Date:
1998
1954
[1998]
1848-1860
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Mormons--Diaries  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific--History--Sources  Search this
History  Search this
Sources  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Gold discoveries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_553836

Art of the Oklahoma State Capitol : the Senate Collection / by Bob Burke ; preface by Frank Keating ; introduction by Duane H. King

Title:
Senate Collection
Author:
Burke, Bob 1948-  Search this
Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund, Inc  Search this
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Oklahoma Legislature Senate Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
West (U.S.)
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
In art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992215

Famous frontiersmen, pioneers and scouts the vanguards of American civilization : two centuries of the romance of American history by E.G. Cattermole

Author:
Cattermole, E. G  Search this
Printer:
Blakely Marsh Printing Co.  Search this
Binder:
J.L. Regan & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
540 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
West United States
Date:
1883
1884
Topic:
Adventure and adventurers  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Call number:
E85 .C37 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000493

Our wild Indians thirty-three years' personal experience among the red men of the great West. A popular account of their social life, religion, habits, traits, customs, exploits, etc. With thrilling adventures and experiences on the great plains and in the mountains of our wide frontier by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, with an introduction by General Sherman

Author:
Dodge, Richard Irving 1827-1895  Search this
Contributor:
Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891  Search this
Subject:
United States Army History  Search this
Physical description:
653 pages, 6 leaves of plates illustrations (some color), portrait 23 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Miscellanea
Place:
West (U.S.)
West United States
Date:
1885
19th century
Topic:
Indians of North America--Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Indians of North America--History  Search this
Wars  Search this
History  Search this
Indians of North America--Kings and rulers  Search this
Indians of North America--Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Call number:
E78.W5 D645 1885
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002930

[Strip mining : color slide (chromogenic phototransparency).]

Photographer:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Collector:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Printer:
Janus, Allan  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (phototransparency, Color-dye gelatin on film., 2-1/4" x 2-1/4")
Container:
Box 140, Sheet 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
West U.S. -- Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Close-up of hillside mine, with mountains in background.
Local Numbers:
AC0145-0000047.tif

45279 Videodisc frame
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Unprotected photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves.
Collection 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:
Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- West U.S. -- Photographs  Search this
Visual pollution -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1990 -- Phototransparencies.
See more items in:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection / Series 5: Transparencies / 5.7A: Framed Subjects, Geographic / Mediterranean (127 format), "To Enlarge"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0145-ref11695

[Food concession at a resort : color slide (phototransparency).]

Photographer:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Collector:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Printer:
Janus, Allan  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (chromogenic color phototransparency, Color-dye gelatin on film., 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".)
Container:
Box 140, Sheet 21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Chromogenic processes
Place:
West U.S. -- Photographs -- 1970-1980
Date:
1978
Local Numbers:
AC0145-0000046.tif (AC scan no.)

45293 Videodisc frame
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

A small number of letters and photographs are restricted until the year 2031. Identification list in box.
Collection 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:
Food vendors -- 1970-1980 -- Photographs  Search this
Resorts -- 1970-1980 -- Photographs  Search this
Visual pollution  Search this
Pollution  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1970-1980
Photographs -- 1960-1990 -- Phototransparencies.
Chromogenic processes
See more items in:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection / Series 5: Transparencies / 5.7A: Framed Subjects, Geographic / Mediterranean (127 format), "To Enlarge"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0145-ref11696

[Advertising signs and carved Indian figure : phototransparency.]

Photographer:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Collector:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Printer:
Janus, Allan  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (phototransparency, Color-dye gelatin on film., 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".)
Container:
Box 172, Sheet 17
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
West U.S. -- Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0145-0000059.tif (AC scan no.)

53908 Videodisc frame
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Unprotected photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves.
Collection 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:
Signs and signboards -- Photographs -- West U.S.  Search this
Cigar store Indians -- Photographs  Search this
Visual pollution  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1990 -- Phototransparencies.
See more items in:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection / Series 5: Transparencies / 5.9: Lectures / Water (1) and Summer (2)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0145-ref11698

William Henry Jackson photographs from the United States Geological Survey of the Territories

Creator:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Extent:
1 Album (30 photographic prints, all ill., 36 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history -- 1860-1890 -- Pictorial works
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works
Rocky Mountains -- Pictorial works
Date:
1871
Summary:
Includes photographs from the Wasatch Mountains sub-series (Ogden; Cache Valley; Bear River; Gooseberry Creek; Red Rock Pass); and also photographs of Fort Hall, Idaho; Snake River; Pleasant Valley; Portneuf Canyon, Idaho; Red Rock Mountains; hydraulic gold mining at Alder Gulch, near Virginia City, Montana; the camp at Fort Ellis, Montana; Shadow [i.e. Mystic] Lake; and the headwaters of the Gallatin.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
Album of photographs (positives) by William Henry Jackson.
Each photograph is mounted on ivory cardstock, with single gilt rule border around print, with gilt-lettered captions ("W.H. Jackson, photo.", "Washington, D.C.", and frequently the place name).
Most of the photographs have a catalog number that was apparently scratched into the negative.
Most of the cardstock mounts have handwritten pencil notes giving the U.S. Geological Survey accession number, the year 1871, and, in some cases, more details about the location.
Image sizes vary, and are mostly 13 x 22 cm. or 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Local Notes:
SCNHRB copy 39088016537961 has photographs numbered (on image): 165, 167-181, 183-186, 188-191, 194-199.

SCNHRB copy has a black buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine. With binder's label for Heckman Bindery.
Topic:
Geology -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Gold mines and mining -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Geological surveys -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0019
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0019

Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Manuscripts
Exhibit scripts
Brochures
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history
Date:
1975-02 - 1975-06
Summary:
An exhibition on African American contributions to America's westward expansion. Organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The show was held at the museum from February --June, 1975. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Manuscripts
Exhibit scripts
Brochures
Citation:
Blacks in the Westward Movement exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-023
See more items in:
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-023
Online Media:

Opening of Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents:
Footage of the exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) and the large posters for the exhibition, Blacks in the Westward Movement, hanging on the exterior walls of ANM. Interior footage includes patrons viewing exhibit displays and artifacts for Blacks in the Westward Movement. Recording includes live musical performances for the exhibition's opening.
Unedited or b-roll footage. Part of Blacks in the Westward Movement Audiovisual Records. AV004335: exhibition footage until 001230 (followed by Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event). Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Collection Citation:
Blacks in the Westward Movement exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-023, Item ACMA AV004335
See more items in:
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records
Blacks in the Westward Movement Exhibition Records / Series 2: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-023-ref745

Lonnie G. Bunch Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bunch has served on the advisory boards of the American Alliance of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History. Additionally, he was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 2002 by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums -- Political aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Social aspects  Search this
Public history -- United States  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Historians  Search this
Social history  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Teaching  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Presidents -- United States -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-200
See more items in:
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-200

To make it home : photographs of the American West / Robert Adams

Author:
Adams, Robert 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Robert 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
West United States
Date:
1989
©1989
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.A216 P54 1989
TR647.A216P54 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379696

The western photographs of John K. Hillers : "myself in the water" / Don D. Fowler

Author:
Fowler, Don D. 1936-  Search this
Hillers, John K. 1843-1925  Search this
Subject:
Hillers, John K. 1843-1925  Search this
Physical description:
166 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Portraits
Pictorial works
Government publications
Illustrated works
Place:
West (U.S.)
Southwest, New
États-Unis (Ouest)
Nouveau sud-ouest
Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
North America
Colorado River Valley
New Southwest
West United States
United States
Date:
1989
©1989
19e siècle
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
Indians of North America--Portraits  Search this
Photographie--Histoire  Search this
Autochtones--Portraits  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
United States  Search this
Call number:
TR647.H645 F7 1989
TR660.F68 1989X
TR647.H645F7 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383361

How the South won the Civil War oligarchy, democracy, and the continuing fight for the soul of America Heather Cox Richardson

Author:
Richardson, Heather Cox  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxix, 240 pages) illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Southern States
United States
West United States
Date:
2020
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Political culture--History  Search this
Oligarchy--History  Search this
Conservatism--History  Search this
Equality--History  Search this
Conservatism  Search this
Equality  Search this
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Oligarchy  Search this
Political culture  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
Political aspects  Search this
History  Search this
Influence  Search this
Call number:
JK1717 .R54 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145273

Caging borders and carceral states incarcerations, immigration detentions, and resistance edited by Robert T. Chase

Editor:
Chase, Robert T  Search this
Author:
Hernández, David 1967-  Search this
Hernandez, Kelly Lytle  Search this
Blue, Ethan  Search this
Diaz, George T. 1980-  Search this
LeFlouria, Talitha L  Search this
Holloway, Pippa  Search this
Miller, Vivien M. L  Search this
McCarty, Heather  Search this
Janssen, Volker (Historian)  Search this
Reiter, Keramet  Search this
Murch, Donna Jean  Search this
Berger, Dan 1981-  Search this
Miller, Douglas K. 1976-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Internet resources
Place:
Southern States
West (U.S.)
United States
West United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Imprisonment--History  Search this
Race discrimination--States--History  Search this
Detention of persons--History  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--African American Studies  Search this
Detention of persons  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Imprisonment  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HV9466 .C34 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145454

The perfect fence untangling the meanings of barbed wire Lyn Ellen Bennett and Scott Abbott ; foreword by Sterling Evans

Author:
Bennett, Lyn Ellen  Search this
Abbott, Scott H  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxiv, 272 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
West United States
Date:
2017
19th century
1860-1890
Topic:
Wire fencing--History  Search this
Barbed wire--History  Search this
Metaphor in literature  Search this
American fiction--Themes, motives  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)  Search this
Barbed wire  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Wire fencing  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F594 .B464 2017 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145604

This land how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West Christopher Ketcham

Author:
Ketcham, Christopher 1973-  Search this
Physical description:
422 pages map 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
United States, West
West United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Public lands  Search this
Environmental degradation  Search this
Capitalism--Environmental aspects  Search this
Political corruption--Environmental aspects  Search this
Environmentalists  Search this
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)  Search this
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection  Search this
NATURE / Endangered Species  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Travel  Search this
Environmental conditions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113227

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