Descriptive Entry This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced by the Office of Telecommunications. The production in this accession is "Telling Lives: That Damn Cowboy." It is the pilot program for a series on the art of biography, shot on location at Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, and hosted by National Portrait Gallery Historian, Marc Pachter. This production won a Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle Award in 1985. The segments that went into the creation of this film include "T. R. Himself," segments from the Library of Congress, as well as original film. Materials include masters, originals, and copies on U-matic and U-matic S videotapes, 16mm films, and 1" and 1/4" magnetic tapes.
Descriptive Entry Here At The Smithsonian was a series of short features for television created and produced by the staff of the Smithsonian's Office of Telecommunications between the years 1982 and 1989. The series was designed for public dissemination of information about Smithsonian exhibition and research activities. Each year had a volume number [1982 (Volume I) through 1989 (Volume VIII)], within the volume were multiple editions (four to five), and multiple segments within each edition (three to six). Although some segments were repeated, they were often lengthened for a second broadcast. Features totaled 160 (including repeats). This accession contains some of the original camera footage, all of the cut shows, and preservation masters of all of the cut shows. The initial features were written and shot by in-house staff using rented professional broadcast equipment, recorded on U-matic tape, rough cut on U-matic tape, then edited to 1-inch tape at a commercial post production ... Read More
Descriptive Entry These records document the assessment of condition and proposed treatment for objects slated for exhibition. Objects represented in the collection come from within the National Portrait Galley collection and outside loans. Materials include condition and treatment reports, memoranda, checklists, photographs, notes and related materials.
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the correspondence of Archibald Willingham Butt from 1908-1912. The letters were written primarily by Butt to his mother, Pamela R.B. Butt, to his sister, Julia Butt (Mrs. John M. Slaton), and to Clara Butt; a few letters are to Butt from others, including Julia Ward Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Letters date from 8 April, 1908 to 27 February 1912. Topics discussed are Butt's service as a presidential aide; Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and other officials; the personal relationship between Taft and Roosevelt; the Roosevelt and Taft families; social life in Washington, D.C.; life in the White House, including notes on its furnishings, portraits painted of Roosevelt and Taft, and visiting dignitaries; and the incident involving Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger and U.S. Forest Service chief Gifford Pinchot. Typed copies of most letters follow each original handwritten or typed letter. A few undated items and ... Read More
University of Michigan - William L. Clements Library
The Russell A. Alger family papers contain personal and professional correspondence of Alger, who served as governor of Michigan (1885-1887), United States Secretary of War (1897-1899), and United States Senator (1902-1907). The collection also includes military correspondence related to the Spanish-American War, materials from a distant branch of the Alger family in Ohio and Missouri, and letters related to United States Representative Bruce Alger's experiences in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War
16 items including two pages of an issue of the American Mercury newspaper (Hartford, Connecticut, June 24, 1823); indenture conveying a plot of land in Levanna, Onondaga County, New York from Henry Kerr to John Richardson, 1798; three manuscript poems in various hands, including "Song of the Fugitive Slave," undated; a legal opinion in a case involving a disputed trust fund, 1861; and letters, including a short note from Theodore Roosevelt, on State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, promising to help F.J. Potter, 1900. Correspondents besides Roosevelt include S. [?] R. Crouse, P.L. Curtis, William L. Benson, and Guy O. Hinman. Most of the letters focus on family news
Included are manuscripts of 16 essays (ca.1886) written by Mr. White while an undergraduate at Cornell; extracts from lectures on paleontologyand geology given by Professor Henry Shaler Williams, 1886-87; Junior Prize for Oratory medal, 1887; two candlesticks inscribed "Second Prize, Land and Water Contest"; record book pertaining to the Salina and Central Square Plank Road Company of Syracuse, a railroad company of which White was a stockholder and officer, including minutes of Board of Directors' meetings, accounts, an undated list of stockholders, and correspondence, 1905-14; letter to White from Theodore Roosevelt, 1914; two autograph books; clippings, broadsides, four phonograph albums, and programs (ca. 1934-ca. 1954) concerning the musical career of Mrs. White (Claire Alcée); two framed portraits of the Whites by Frank Salisbury; family photographs; a library inventory; five scrapbooks; and a Russian tea set sent as a gift from Andrew Dickson White while he served as U.S. ... Read More
Letters, legal documents, and other official communications, mainly concerning business transactions. Documents include indentures conveying plots of land to new owners (1798 and 1845), the will of New York City merchant William Constable (1817), a butcher's license to operate in Albany (1823), receipts for purchases (1833), appointment of a deacon for the Methodist Episcopal Church in Watertown (1836), an appropriation of funds to Abraham V. Putnam from the Commissioners of the Canal Fund for enlargement of the Erie Canal (1843), a commission for a colonel in the state militia (1844), official communications from the U.S. Treasury (1861, 1865), and a trademark registration from the U.S. Patent Office (1907). Letters discuss politics, social and speaking engagements, and family news. Also included is a circular from the headquarters of the Republican County Committee (1878), signed by Frank Hiscock, asking the recipient to send in a list of names of local "luke-warm Republicans, ... Read More