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Accession 93-125,  Washburn, Wilcomb E,  Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, 1962-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Washburn, Wilcomb E
Title: Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Dates: 1962-1990
Quantity: 9.85 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 93-125
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of the personal papers of Wilcomb E. Washburn, also director of the Office of American Studies at the Smithsonian, and document his scholarly interests in American political and cultural history, as well as his professional activities over the years in furtherance of those interests.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the personal papers of Wilcomb E. Washburn, director of the Office of American Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, and document his scholarly interests in American political and cultural history, as well as his professional activities over the years in furtherance of those interests.

Access Restriction

Box 1 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-125, Washburn, Wilcomb E, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers

Container List

Box 1

Administrative Files

Internships - General, 1983-1988

Box 1 of 11

Intern - Heather Dodson, 1985-1986

Box 1 of 11

Intern - Kenneth Haltman, 1986-1990

Box 1 of 11

Miscellaneous Requests for Information on American Studies Program, 1984-1989

Box 1 of 11

Fellowships - General, 1985-1989

Box 1 of 11

Miscellaneous Requests for Fellowship and Grants Information, 1981-1989

Box 1 of 11

Travel, 1985-1989 [RESTRICTED]

Box 1 of 11

Job Applications (filed alphabetically), 1980-1989

Box 1 of 11

Correspondence re: Washburn's acting as adviser to applicants for fellowships (filed alphabetically), 1982-1989

Box 1 of 11

Miscellaneous Inquiries, 1984-1989

Box 1 of 11

Recommendations, General (filed alphabetically) A-C, 1980-1987

Box 1 of 11

Recommendations, General (filed alphabetically) D-I, 1984-1987

Box 1 of 11

Recommendations, General (filed alphabetically) J-R, 1981-1989

Box 1 of 11

Recommendations, General (field alphabetically) S-Z, 1981-1989

Box 1 of 11

Smithsonian Year, 1979-1989 (11 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Native Studies in Canada: A Research Guide (SI entry), 1982-1983

Box 1 of 11

Student File, 1986-1990

Box 1 of 11

American Studies Association (ASA) Files

ASA - Leadership, Facts and Names, 1974-1981

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Correspondence re: publication of American Quarterly, 1983-1985

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Task Force on ASA/American Quarterly Location, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 11

ASA - re: Ethics Committee, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 11

ASA - New Constitution, 1963-1979

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Chesapeake Chapter, 1975-1989

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Other Programs, 1981

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Executive Director's Report, 1983

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Audited Financial Statement, December 31, 1982; 1983

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Official Correspondence (President and Executive Director), 1977-1980

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Council Meeting, October 18, 1980

Box 1 of 11

ASA - 9th Biennial Convention of ASA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1983

Box 1 of 11

ASA - Executive Committee, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

ASA - General Correspondence, 1978-1986

Box 2 of 11

ASA - 1981 Program Committee, Meeting 4/26/1980

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Bibliography Committee, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Executive Director, Problems, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Search for Executive Director, 1982

Box 2 of 11

ASA - ICA (International Communication Agency), 1978-1981

Box 2 of 11

ASA - International Committee, 1980

Box 2 of 11

ICASA (International Committee of the American Studies Association), 1976-1980

Box 2 of 11

British ASA, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Germany, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 11

ASA - France, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 11

Korea - American Studies International Institute, Seoul (Dr. Koo), 1981-1982

Box 2 of 11

American Studies - India: Research Center, 1977-1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Philippines, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 11

Financial Reports, 1972-1979

Box 2 of 11

Secondary School Committee of ASA, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 11

ASA - President's folder, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Benjamin Franklin Translation Prize, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Bicentennial Committee, 1973-1975

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Council Meeting, New York, April 14-15, 1978

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Executive Committee Meeting, October 27, 1978

Box 2 of 11

ASA - American Cultural Association, Popular Cultural Association, 1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Boycott and the 1981 Convention

Box 2 of 11

ASA Council Meeting, New York City, April 15, 1978

Box 2 of 11

ASA Council Meeting, July 28, 1978

Box 2 of 11

ASA Council Meeting, 1977

Box 2 of 11

ASA Meeting, 1977

Box 2 of 11

Ohio-Mid Continent ASA Meeting, New Harmony, Indiana, April 5-7, 1979

Box 2 of 11

Council Meeting, New Harmony, Indiana, April 5-7, 1979

Box 2 of 11

CASA Joint Meeting, San Jose University, February 23-25, 1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA Meeting, San Antonio, 1975

Box 2 of 11

ASA Council Meeting, April 8, 1972

Box 2 of 11

ASA San Francisco Convention Meeting, 1973

Box 2 of 11

ASA 7th Biennial Convention, Minneapolis, September 27-30, 1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - American Council of Learned Societies, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 11

American Council Learned Society Meeting (ACLS), April 1978

Box 2 of 11

ASA/ACLS, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 11

ACLS 1976 Bicentennial Conference

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Interviews, 1979

Box 2 of 11

ASA - Gabriel Prize, 1979

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

ASA Executive Committee/Council Minutes, 1958-1965 (Washburn proposal in 1962)

Box 3 of 11

"The Start of the ASA," by Carl Bode, written 1960

Box 3 of 11

American Quarterly, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 11

American Quarterly Bibliography Issue, 1979

Box 3 of 11

Political Banner Files

American Political Items Collectors

Box 3 of 11

Political Banners: Project Description

Box 3 of 11

Auction Catalogues

Box 3 of 11

Political Campaign Torches

Box 3 of 11

Study of Political Campaigning

Box 3 of 11

Catalogue of Extant Banners

Box 3 of 11

National Party Conventions

Box 3 of 11

Republican National Committee

Box 3 of 11

Request Reply

Box 3 of 11

Returned letters

Box 3 of 11

Television and Presidential Politics

Box 3 of 11

Political Banner Photograph

Box 3 of 11

Political Slogans and Banners

Box 3 of 11

Election Quotes

Box 3 of 11

Hand Painted Political Banners (HPPB), 1940

Box 3 of 11

HPPB - Breakdown of Material, 1852

Box 3 of 11

HPPB - Breakdown of Material, 1848

Box 3 of 11

Politics and Laughter

Box 3 of 11

Opposing Party Banner

Box 3 of 11

Banners - Newspapers

Box 3 of 11

Miscellaneous Memorabilia

Box 3 of 11

Referrals - HPPB - Hold

Box 3 of 11

Responses to HPPB Project

Madison, Wisconsin

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Salt Lake City, Utah (Daughters of Utah Pioneers)

Box 3 of 11

Johnson City, Tennessee

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Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island

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Historical Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 11

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Box 3 of 11

Burns, Oregon

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Oswego, New York

Box 3 of 11

Lyons, New York

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Buffalo, New York

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Canton, New York (St. Lawrence University)

Box 3 of 11

Passau County Historical Society, Paterson, New Jersey

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Cranford, New Jersey

Box 3 of 11

Cape May, New Jersey

Box 3 of 11

Old South Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts

Box 3 of 11

Boston, Massachusetts (Bostonian Society)

Box 3 of 11

HOLD - HPPB

Box 3 of 11

Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material Relating to Banner Project

Box 3 of 11

Copied pages

Box 3 of 11

Budget

Box 3 of 11

APIC Keynoter, Autumn 1966-Winter 1967-1968

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

Political Banner Files

Ehrmann, John

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Stein, Susan

Box 4 of 11

Zaleznik, Ira

Box 4 of 11

Clark, Reverend Aubert

Box 4 of 11

Hansen, David

Box 4 of 11

Morz, Kathy

Box 4 of 11

Dietz and Whitman (Exeter)

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HPPB, 1844 and some 1848

Box 4 of 11

HPPB, 1856 and 1860

Box 4 of 11

HPPB, 1852

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Free Soil, Abolition, and 1840

Box 4 of 11

Abolition, Free Trade - Texas, 1844-1848, 1828 and 1832

Box 4 of 11

Banner Photograph

Box 4 of 11

Abolition, Free Trade - Texas Annex, 1844-1948

Box 4 of 11

HPPB - Breakdown of Material, 1844

Box 4 of 11

HPPB, 1840

Box 4 of 11

HPPB, 1844 and some 1848

Box 4 of 11

Political Symbols Project

Box 4 of 11

Newspaper Articles

Box 4 of 11

Political Campaign Research

Box 4 of 11

Miscellaneous handwritten material (2 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

Shorthand notebooks, 1860, 1852, 1856, 1840, 1844, 1848

Box 5 of 11

HPPB - Breakdown of Material, 1840, 1844, 1848, 1856, 1860

Box 5 of 11

"America Goes to the Polls: Highlights of the Presidential Campaign," 1789-1952 (Published as a tribute to America's political freedom by The Travelers Insurance Companies, Hartford, Connecticut)

Box 5 of 11

Miscellaneous material (4 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Inter-University Consortium

Box 5 of 11

"We Stand by Those Who Stood by Us"

Box 5 of 11

FORTRAN

Box 5 of 11

Image Creation

Box 5 of 11

Replies to Questionnaire (SI-MHT-452, January 3, 1967) concerning possession of hand-painted political banners

Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

Box 5 of 11

California

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Canada

Box 5 of 11

Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

Box 5 of 11

Hawaii

Box 5 of 11

Idaho

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Box 6

Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

Box 6 of 11

Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York (2 folders)

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

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Washington

Box 6 of 11

West Virginia (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Wisconsin

Box 6 of 11

Wyoming

Box 6 of 11

Unfiled Surveys

Box 6 of 11

Political Banner Files

Miscellaneous material re: political banners (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

HPPB - Miscellaneous

Box 6 of 11

HPPB - Breakdown of Material, 1828 and 1860 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Computer Information for Banners Project

Box 6 of 11

Categories for Banner Project

Box 6 of 11

Division of Research Reviews

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

Organizations, Societies, and Smithsonian Institution Files

American Anthropological Association, 1971-1986

Box 7 of 11

American Antiquarian Society, 1984-1989

Box 7 of 11

American Association of Museums, General, 1984-1988

Box 7 of 11

American Council of Learned Societies, General Correspondence, 1982-1989

Box 7 of 11

American Council of Learned Societies, Newsletter, 1987-1989

Box 7 of 11

American Historical Association, 1983-1987

Box 7 of 11

Anthropological Society of Washington, 1980-1988

Box 7 of 11

Champlain Society, 1978-1989

Box 7 of 11

Commission on the Study of Peace, 1983-1987

Box 7 of 11

Cosmos Club, Proposed Members, 1984-1988

Box 7 of 11

Cultural Survival, 1982-1989

Box 7 of 11

Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1983-1989

Box 7 of 11

Eastern National Park and Monument Association Newsletters, 1985-1987

Box 7 of 11

European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Newsletters and Annual Reports, 1982-1989

Box 7 of 11

EAAS, 1981-1989

Box 7 of 11

Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1984-1992

Box 7 of 11

Society for History in the Federal Government, 1983

Box 7 of 11

Institute for Early American History and Culture (IEAHC) Associates, 1986-1989

Box 7 of 11

IEAHC Newsletters, 1984-1989

Box 7 of 11

Institute of the North American West, 1985-1989

Box 7 of 11

International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions, 1977-1989

Box 7 of 11

International Commission for Maritime History( ICMH) Newsletters, Meetings, Reports, etc., 1985

Box 7 of 11

International Commission for Maritime History, General File, 1984-1985

Box 7 of 11

International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1977

Box 7 of 11

John Carter Brown Library, 1984-1989

Box 7 of 11

John Carter Brown Library, Newsletter, 1985-1989

Box 7 of 11

Lowie Museum of Anthropology, University of California, 1986

Box 7 of 11

Marine Corps Historical Foundation, 1984-1988

Box 7 of 11

Marine Corps Historical Foundation, Football, 1985

Box 7 of 11

Maryland Historical Society, 1980-1989

Box 7 of 11

Maryland Historical Trust, 1986

Box 7 of 11

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1975-1989

Box 7 of 11

Meridian House, 1981-1989

Box 7 of 11

National Capital Planning Commission, 1977-1985

Box 7 of 11

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985-1989

Box 7 of 11

National Science Foundation, 1980-1987

Box 7 of 11

Native American Policy Network Newsletter, 1980-1989

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

Newberry Library, General, 1984-1989

Box 8 of 11

A Newberry Newsletter, 1984-1989

Box 8 of 11

The Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian, 1983-1989

Box 8 of 11

D'Arcy McNickle Center for History of American Indian, Newberry Library, Meeting Ground Newsletter, 1986-1989

Box 8 of 11

Malpine - Newsletter, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for History of Cartography, 1985, 1986

Box 8 of 11

North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), 1979-1989

Box 8 of 11

2001 OAH/FIPSE Project Newsletter, 1986-1987

Box 8 of 11

The Peabody Museum, Harvard, 1984-1988

Box 8 of 11

Friends of Old St. Mary's City, 1970-1989

Box 8 of 11

Society for the History of Discoveries, 1984-1989

Box 8 of 11

The Society of American Historians, 1985-1989

Box 8 of 11

Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, 1981-1983

Box 8 of 11

Southern Historical Association, 1985-1989 (Washburn did not renew)

Box 8 of 11

United States Information Agency (USIA), General, 1981-1983

Box 8 of 11

USIA Exhibit File, 1983-1984

Box 8 of 11

USIA Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1981-1984

Box 8 of 11

Vienna Centre, 1985-1989

Box 8 of 11

Virginia Historical Society, 1973-1989

Box 8 of 11

SI - Bicentennial of U.S. Constitution, 1983

Box 8 of 11

SI - Arts & Industries Building (A&I), 1971-1982

Box 8 of 11

SI - Smithsonian Council, 1977-1989

Box 8 of 11

Vienna Newsletters (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Semiotics

Box 8 of 11

Vienna Centre Activities

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Record Albums: Sing Along with Millard Fillmore, LIFE Presents a Salute to Congress, August 19, 1964; Sounds of an Election Year Campaign, 1956

Box 9 of 11

Department of American Studies Ship Models (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Banner Slogans

Box 9 of 11

Political Banners - Computer Master List (3 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Code Breakdown

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

Update Report

Box 10 of 11

Banner Descriptions

Box 10 of 11

Recommendation on the Mall

Box 10 of 11

Political Banner Photograph

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

Political Banner Raw Data

1860

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1856

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1848

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1844

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1840

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1900

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1896

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1892

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1888

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1880

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1876

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1872

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1868

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1864

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Blank Data Sheets (2 folders)

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