Brooklyn Museum
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of videotapes and one audiotape created during the production of the video "To Achieve These Rights." This video was created to be shown in an Anacostia Museum exhibition, "To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978." Materials include camera tapes, rough cuts, burn-ins, and voice-overs.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records focus most on dealings with the International Council on Museums (ICOM), conservation issues, the Association of American Museums, the Anacostia Museum Training Program, and the Kellogg Project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation to expand the educational influence of museums.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings include: National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Anacostia Museum, Arts & Industries Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Building, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Smithsonian Institution Service Center.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records consist of contracts, cost estimates, blueprints, correspondence, and reports pertaining to construction projects in Smithsonian facilities. Also included are budget (1981-1982), and administrative files, mostly pertaining to personnel. Museums and buildings include: Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), Renwick Gallery, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Museum of American History, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the National Mall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Service Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Natural History, Arts & Industries Building, and Quadrangle Building.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of project files for repairs, renovation, and construction of various Smithsonian buildings and facilities, including the National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Renwick Gallery, Museum Support Center, National Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, Anacostia Museum, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of the American Indian, Quadrangle Complex, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barney Studio House, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Freer Gallery of Art, and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. These records include correspondence with contractors, contractors' progress reports, blueprints and drawings, and specifications.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Introduction The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. S. Dillon Ripley was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his role as an ornithologist and as the eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964 to 1984.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records consist of project files for the renovation or improvement of facilities for various Smithsonian Institution buildings, particularly the construction of the Hirshhorn Museum building. Materials include blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, payroll sheets, progress and inspection reports, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Building, Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Renwick Gallery, Silver Hill Facility, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum Support Center, Anacostia Museum, the National Mall, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records reflect the varied interests and activities of John R. Kinard as Director of the Anacostia Museum. The files consist primarily of official correspondence with museum professionals, community leaders and activists, officials of Washington, D. C., and Smithsonian management. Kinard's involvement with organizations such as the African American Museums Association, the Anacostia Historical Society, the Anacostia Coordinating Council, and the Afro-American Bicentennial Corporation is documented. Materials include photographs and clippings from newspapers and magazines, some of which describe Kinard's May 5, 1987, speech at the 51st annual conference of the Southern African Museums Association held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.