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Community Life Afro American Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
South Carolina Commission for the Arts  Search this
Publisher:
Negro History Associates  Search this
Names:
Bennett, Mary Jane  Search this
Moultrie, Alvina  Search this
Nelson, "Scrape"  Search this
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982  Search this
Simmons, Philip, 1912-  Search this
Smith, Irene  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Filmstrips
Interviews
Videotapes
Place:
South Carolina
Date:
1964-1976
Summary:
The history of the collection is unknown.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one series that includes videotaped interviews with six southern African American folk artists (listed below), five filmstrips covering topics in African American history, and one audiotape. The videotaping project was funded by the South Carolina Commission for the Arts.

Interviewees Mary Jane Bennett, Low Country Basket Sewer Irene Brown Alvina Moultrie Scrape Nelson, Netmaker Nellie Mae Rowe, Folk Artist Phillip Simmons, Blacksmith
Biographical / Historical:
The history of the collection is unknown.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Division of Community Life in February 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies, when available, must be used. Access to this collection is limited because of the condition of the existing reference copies and the format of the original videotapes. A digital reference copy for Phillip Simmons: Blacksmith can be found in the Smithsonian Instsitution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
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:
African American artists -- South Carolina  Search this
Artisans -- South Carolina  Search this
Blacksmithing -- South Carolina  Search this
Basket making -- South Carolina  Search this
Domestic relations -- South Carolina  Search this
Handicraft -- South Carolina  Search this
Folk art, Black -- South Carolina  Search this
Nets -- South Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Filmstrips
Interviews -- 1970-1990
Videotapes -- 1970-1980
Citation:
Community Life Afro-American Audiovsual Collection, 1964-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0201
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Community Life Afro American Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0201

Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection

Donor:
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Source:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Names:
Ameriflora '92 (Columbus, Ohio)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee (Genova, Italy: 1992)  Search this
Expo '93 (Stuttgart, Germany)  Search this
Expo '93 (Taejŏn-si, Korea)  Search this
Exposición Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958: Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Floriade Zoetermeer (The Hague, Netherlands: 1992)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Paris, France: 1991)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893  Search this
Former owner:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Date:
1876-1993
Summary:
Collection documents World's Fairs from 1876 to 1993.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of printed materials and ephemera relating to World's Fairs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series chronologically by fair.
Provenance:
Collected from numerous donors by the Division of Community Life (now called the Division of Home and Community Life.) A number of items in the collection were also collected for the National Museum of American History by the Division. Donors include Viola E. Willcuts, Peter M. Warner, Edith B. Meggars, Elizabeth R. Lindsay, C.W. Holt, Walter Grossman, Margaret Frick, Peter M. Warner, Esther Pauline Annis, Roy Krause, Ameriflora, Expo '92, Expo '93, Colombo, O. Morton Hallwig and Elizabeth Ann Hallwig, Mary C. Shafer, Robert Vogel, John Coppola, Stella M. Carmody, Walter and Josephine Landor, and Stephen Sheppard.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Citation:
Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, 1876-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1132
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Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1132

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 9: Domestic and Community Life

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
66 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1827-1986; undated
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 9: Domestic and Community Life documents family, love, marriage, home, and social organizations.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
The Domestic and Community Life series documents family, love, marriage, home, and social organizations. It does not include Health or Business items, which are included in separate series. Certain issues, such as women's rights, are in Series 2: Politics and Political Movements.

The material dates from the early 1800s (probably earlier) to the 1980s. Most pre-1840 imprints are not dated. Estimates have been made for the dates of many early imprints by checking publisher and address of the publisher in the "Index of Publishers, Engravers and Printers" in Volume III of Richard Wolfe's Secular Music in America 1801-1825: A Bibliography and in Oscar Sonneck's A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music. Several sheets that appear to be very old could not be dated by this method.

This series has 11 subseries:

Subseries 9.1: Adult Family Members, includes songs and instrumental compositions about Mother, Motherhood, Mother's Day, Mother-in-law, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, Aunts, Uncles, Sisters, Brothers, and Cousins. Close to 65% of this subseries is about Mothers.

Subseries 9.2: Children, includes songs and instrumental compositions about Babies and Children, including kidnapped, lost, homeless, orphan, and poor children. This subseries also includes Lullabies and "Sandman" music. Researchers looking for mother/child relationship music will want to look at both of these first two subseries. Songs about children dying are in Subseries 9.9.

Subseries 9.3: Dolls, Stories, and Toys, includes music about Cinderella, Jack and Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, Rip Van Winkle, Robinson Crusoe, and other storybook characters, and Dolls, Teddy Bears, Puppets, Marionettes, and Manikins.

Subseries 9.4: Songs about and Images of Men and Women, focuses on the cover image more than the lyrics. Note the Christy and Manning covers in Folder H. There are a great many more sheets about women than men, with women having close to 90% of the attention. Songs and instrumental compositions include Girl/Gal, Lady, and Women titles, and Bloomer Girl, Gibson Girl and Gibson man, Flapper, Vamp, and women's and men's Names.

i Subseries 9.5: Home, Neighborhood, Immigrants/Refugees, includes music about Bungalows, Cabins, Castles, Chateaux, Cottages, Home, House, Huts, Mansions, and Shacks; City, Neighborhood, and Town; Alley, Avenue, Highway, and Streets; and Immigrants and Refugees. Titles naming specific cities and towns are in Series 8: Geography, under their respective states or countries. More music about emigration is also in Series 8: Geography, especially under the Germany, Ireland, and Scotland subseries.

Subseries 9.6: Love, accounts for 18% of the entire series. Highlighted titles are Angel, Cupid, Darling, Dream, Flirting, Heaven, Jealousy, Kiss, Loveland, Sweetie/Sweetheart, Valentine, and Bachelor/Spinster. By far the largest section in this Subseries are general love songs.

Subseries 9.7: Marriage, accounts for 9% of the entire series. Highlighted subjects are Courting, Wedding, Wedding Rings, Bride/Bridegroom, Honeymoon, Married Life (often about the less blissful aspects), Anniversary, Widows, and Alimony/Divorce.

Subseries 9.8: Friendship and Social Organizations, includes songs and instrumental compositions about Friends, Buddies, Companions, Comrades, Mates, Pals, and Playmates. The Social Organization section includes music about the Boy, Girl, and Cub Scouts, and Campfire Girls, as well as the YMCA, American Legion, and numerous fraternal organizations such as the Eagles, Elks, Kiwanis, Lions, Masons, Odd Fellows, and Shriners.

Subseries 9.9: Age, Death, and Dying, includes music about growing old, being old, and dying. Also see Subseries 9.1 for some references to "old mother."

Subseries 9.10: Domestic Arts and Clothing, includes songs and instrumentals about home activities, such as Knitting, Sewing, Spinning, and Washing; and about clothing, such as Bonnets, Hats, and Footwear.

Subseries 9.11: Albums, Lockets, and Memories, contains songs and instrumentals that, for the most part, refer to family members or love interests. Music about photography is in a separate series.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 12 subseries.

9.1: Adult Family Members

9.2: Children

9.3: Dolls, Stories, and Toys

9.4: Songs about and Images of Men and Women

9.5: Home, Neighborhood, and Immigrants/Refugees

9.6: Love

9.7: Marriage

9.8: Friendship and Social Organizations

9.9: Age, Death & Dying

9.10: Domestic Arts, Clothing

9.11: Albums, Lockets, and Memories

9.12: Ephemera
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 9: Domestic and Community Life forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .

An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S09
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 9: Domestic and Community Life
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s09
Additional Online Media:

Division of Community Life Dissertation Series: Lange, Yvonne: "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico,"

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)  Search this
Names:
Vidal, Teodoro  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Dissertations
Religious objects
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1975.
Scope and Contents note:
One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major features and to explain its existence through the historical, socio-economic, and religious factors that influenced it. This work is illustrated with photographic prints, most of which were taken by the author, mounted on text pages. Some of the santos described and illustrated are from Smithsonian collections, including the Teodoro Vidal Collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
"Santos" is a term used in Latin America to describe the locally made wooden sculptured representations of the Roman Catholic celestial hierarchy. In the nineteenth century this form of folk art developed in the central highlands of Puerto Rico. These cheerful images were deeply revered by the peasant farmers as the embodiment of an invisible and powerful presence which brought sympathetic feeling and fellowship to the community.
Provenance:
Yvonne Lange,Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico, gift,2/21/86
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Religion -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Idols and images  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Christian saints  Search this
Art -- Collecting and Collectors -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Santos (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dissertations
Religious objects -- Puerto Rico
Citation:
Division of Community Life Dissertation Series: Lange, Yvonne, Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975), AC NMAH
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0197
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0197

In Search of Common Ground: Senior Citizens and Community Life at Potomac Gardens

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition records
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1994-95
Scope and Contents:
An exhibition based on an oral history project of the Potomac Gardens Sernior Resident Council and sponsored by the D. C. Communtity Humanities Council City Lights program. The exhibition was held at the Anacostia Museum from December 4, 1994 to January 15, 1995 and explored how both senior citizens and public housing residents are perceived as making positive contributions to urban communities.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, invitations, 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.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Older people  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographic prints
Negatives
Identifier:
ACMA.03-015
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-015

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 25 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e14674

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 25 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e14829

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 30 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e18000

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e285

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e4020

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 583, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0583-refidd1e8682

Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History.  Search this
Container:
Box 24 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-002-refidd1e13203

Community Life

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
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.
Collection Citation:
Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-027-ref1117

NMAH - C - Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-091, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-091-refidd1e2049

Community Life, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-135, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-135-refidd1e1635

Division of Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-094, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-094-refidd1e260

Community Life, 1992

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-146, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-146-refidd1e269

Division of Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-010, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-010-refidd1e1510

Vidal Collections - Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-010, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-010-refidd1e2908

Division of Community Life

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 27 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-152, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-152-refidd1e10735

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