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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-372

National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life

Curatorial Records, 1945, 1960-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1945, 1960-2010
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 12-372
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of flag files created and maintained by the Division of Home and Community Life. The flag files consist of research and documentation of the various versions of the United States flag as well as textile examinations of flags conducted by curators. Staff represented included Katherine Dirks, associate curator; Rita J. Adrosko, curator; and Grace Rogers Cooper, curator. Some of the materials date from when staff was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History, the Division of Social History, and the Division of Textiles. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, textile analysis records, drawings, reports, images, textile samples, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of flag files created and maintained by the Division of Home and Community Life. The flag files consist of research and documentation of the various versions of the United States flag as well as textile examinations of flags conducted by curators. Staff represented included Katherine Dirks, associate curator; Rita J. Adrosko, curator; and Grace Rogers Cooper, curator. Some of the materials date from when staff was part of the Department of Social and Cultural History, the Division of Social History, and the Division of Textiles. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, textile analysis records, drawings, reports, images, textile samples, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Access Restriction

Box 2 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 08/13/2012 memorandum, Toda to Winkle; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-372, National Museum of American History. Division of Home and Community Life, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

5 star flags, 1976-1981

Box 1 of 3

10 star flags, 1975

Box 1 of 3

11 star flags - Duncan Clark, 2005 [includes electronic records]

Box 1 of 3

11 star flags - Historic Allaire Village, Laura Poll, 2005

Box 1 of 3

11 star flags, 1993

Box 1 of 3

12 star flags, 1960-2008

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags, 1972, 1998, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag - Elizabeth Lansing, 2005

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag - Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2002

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag - James Vradenburg, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (3-2-3-2-3 pattern), 1971-2005

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (3-2-3-2-3 pattern) - Harold Thomas, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (3-2-3-2-3 pattern) - Mastai Collection, 1970

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (3-2-3-2-3 pattern) - Museum of the City of New York, 1996

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (3-2-3-2-3 pattern) - Clippings, 2003-2006

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (5-4-4 pattern), 1975-1976

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (5-4-4 pattern) - Balsamo flag, silk, 1992

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (4-5-4 pattern), 1971-2009 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Steve Nees (restored by Katherine Richey), 1945, 1961, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - USS Constitution Museum, 1997

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Jennie Hyatt, 2003

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Sarah Blank, 2009

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Rick Kloss, 2005

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, Dade City, Florida, 2005

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (4-5-4 pattern) - Preamble flag, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (4-5-4 pattern) - Clippings, 1997, 2004, 2007

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (2-1-2-3-2-1-2 pattern), 1976

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (with eagle and three more stars on shield), 1971, 1976, 1985

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (with eagle and stars) - Coast Guard, 1999

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (with eagle and stars), 1971-1995

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (with eagle) - Clippings, 2004-2010

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (scattered arrangement), 1975, 2004

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag - Robert Gopher, 1996, 1998

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (1-4-3-4-1 pattern), 1976-1991

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (4-3-4-2 pattern), 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (3-3-4-3 pattern), 1979

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (1-3-5-3-1 pattern), 1976, 2002

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (6 point stars), 1972

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (4-4-5 pattern), 1972

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (5-3-5 pattern), 1973

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arrangement not noted), 1960-1977

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (8 in circle, 1 in each corner, and 1 in center), 1971-2006

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (10 in circle and 3 in center), 2006

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arranged in star pattern), 1965

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (12 in square and 1 in center), 1996, 1999, 2007

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arranged in circle with anchor in center), 1975-1982, 2005, 2008

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arranged in circle), 1975, 1980, 2004-2006

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arranged in oval), 1970, 2007

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (12 in circle and 1 in center), 1972-2006

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (12 in circle and 1 in center) - William Doland, 2001

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (12 in oval and 1 in center), 1976-1978, 1994-1999

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (12 in oval and 1 in center) - H. Richard Schad, 1995

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag (12 in oval and 1 in center) - Milton Rogers, 2001

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (12 in oval and 1 in center) - Clippings, 2005, 2007

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (arranged in "U" shape), 1974, 2009

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (4-3-3-3/4-4-1-4 pattern), 1972, 1992, 1996

Box 1 of 3

13 star flags (12 in diamond and 1 in center), 1988

Box 1 of 3

13 star flag - American Legion Post 18, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

14 star flags, 1976-1978, 2005

Box 1 of 3

15 star flags, 1972-2004

Box 1 of 3

15 star flag (20th century reproduction) - Betty Miller-Smith, 2009

Box 1 of 3

16 star flags, 1969-1979, 1985-1986, 2005

Box 1 of 3

17 star flags, 1973-1977, 2002-2003, 2008

Box 1 of 3

18 star flags, 1974, 2003

Box 1 of 3

19 star flags, 2005

Box 1 of 3

20 star flags, 1970-1977, 2002

Box 1 of 3

20 star flag - John R. Olson, 2000, 2008

Box 1 of 3

20 star flag - Abolitionist flag, 2003

Box 1 of 3

21 star flag (13 1/2 stars) - Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums, 1975, 2007

Box 1 of 3

21 star flags (20 in a 5-pointed star and 1 in center), 1985, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 3

21 star flags (arranged in circle), 1984, 2006-2007

Box 1 of 3

22 star flags, 1978, 2004

Box 1 of 3

23 star flags, 1975, 1984, 2005

Box 1 of 3

24 star flags, 1972-1977

Box 1 of 3

24 star flags - Clippings, 2005

Box 1 of 3

25 star flags

Box 1 of 3

25 star flags - Clippings, 2003, 2006

Box 1 of 3

26 star flags, 1972-1987, 2002-2007

Box 1 of 3

27 star flags, 1993, 2007

Box 1 of 3

28 star flags, 1979

Box 1 of 3

29 star flags, 1986, 2004

Box 1 of 3

30 star flags, 1978, 1983, 2006-2007

Box 1 of 3

31 star flags, 1974-1976, 1985, 2004-2006

Box 1 of 3

32 star flags, 1996

Box 1 of 3

32 star flags - Clippings, 2005, 2007

Box 1 of 3

33 star flags - Clippings, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 3

34 star flags, 1969, 1980-2009

Box 1 of 3

34 star flag (with eagle) - South Salem, New York, 1982

Box 1 of 3

34 star flags - Clippings, 2002-2009

Box 1 of 3

35 star flags, 1967, 1974, 1979, 1998

Box 1 of 3

35 star flags - Clippings, 2001-2008

Box 1 of 3

36 star flags, 1978-2004

Box 1 of 3

36 star flag (with eagle) - Victoria Lenee

Box 1 of 3

36 star flag - Pike County Historical Society, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 3

36 star flags - Clippings, 2004-2010

Box 1 of 3

37 star flags, 1979-1986

Box 1 of 3

37 star flag - Lincoln-Johnson campaign - C. T. Peters, 1998

Box 1 of 3

37 star flags - Clippings, 2004-2007

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

38 star flags, 1972-2009

Box 2 of 3

39 star flags, 1996-2007

Box 2 of 3

40 stars and 38 stars on same flag, 1991, 2004

Box 2 of 3

42 star flags, 1981, 1991, 2001-2005

Box 2 of 3

43 star flags, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 3

44 star flags, 1988-1989, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 3

44 star flags - Clippings, 2003-2008

Box 2 of 3

45 star flags, 1980, 1984, 2000

Box 2 of 3

45 star flags - Clippings, 2004-2008

Box 2 of 3

46 star flags, 1975

Box 2 of 3

48 star flags - Clippings, 2000-2007

Box 2 of 3

50 star flags - Clippings, 2000-2010

Box 2 of 3

Star Spangled Banner - Dust project, 1981

Box 2 of 3

Old Glory - Reproduction project, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 3

Old Glory - Report, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 3

Old Glory - Rita J. Adrosko's report, 1982, 1991

Box 2 of 3

Old Glory - Non-authentic reproduction, 2006

Box 2 of 3

Old Glory - Notes and miscellaneous materials, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 3

POW flags, 1998

Box 2 of 3

POW/MIA flags, 2001

Box 2 of 3

Fonda Thomsen flag report, 1990

Box 2 of 3

Camp flags - Grace Kiess Swiggett, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Grommets

Box 2 of 3

Military flag, 2001

Box 2 of 3

Colonial Williamsburg - 13 star flag

Box 2 of 3

Cowan's Auctions - Montgomery, Ohio, 2006

Box 2 of 3

Clamp dye flags, 1977-1997

Box 2 of 3

Flag code, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Army flags - General, 1999, 2001

Box 2 of 3

Michael Christian flag - Vietnam POW, 2002

Box 2 of 3

Flags at flag house, 1994

Box 2 of 3

Flag fragments, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Ulysses S. Grant flag, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Amelia Earhart flag, 2007

Box 2 of 3

84th Infantry Regiment flag, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Moon flag, 1994

Box 2 of 3

Grand Union flag, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 3

Brandywine flag, 1999

Box 2 of 3

20th Maine battle flag, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Texas Civil War flag - Tracy Lea, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Betsy Ross' granddaughter flag - 13 stars, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 3

Betsy Ross, 1975-1999

Box 2 of 3

Revenue Cutter Service eagle and star flag, 2002

Box 2 of 3

Eagle flags, 2005

Box 2 of 3

Israel Forster flag, 1976

Box 2 of 3

13 stripe "American Mercantile" flag, Boston, Massachusetts, 1971

Box 2 of 3

Silk Easton flag, 1972

Box 2 of 3

Fort Niagara flag, 1998

Box 2 of 3

Silk flag - Sub-legion 1790s, 1979

Box 2 of 3

Lafayette Escadrille, United States Air Force, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Neumann silk flag 1884, 1990-1991

Box 2 of 3

John Shaw flag

Box 2 of 3

Earliest pictures of flags, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Spanish flags, 1982

Box 2 of 3

"Schuyler Flag" - Silk, 1970

Box 2 of 3

W. Hiebert - Concordia College, 1976

Box 2 of 3

Clifton Springs flag, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Hudson flag, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Continental Regiment of 1777 - Treatment report, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Fort Washington flag

Box 2 of 3

RESTRICTED FOLDER -Non-Circulating

Box 2 of 3

Daughters of the American Revolution - Pennant (13 stars), March 1985

Box 2 of 3

"A. Wayne" 18th century flag, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 3

"Sons of Liberty" flag - Schenectady County Historical Society, 1972

Box 2 of 3

Bennington flag, 1974-1975, 2008

Box 2 of 3

"Liberty Flag" - Boston, 2004

Box 2 of 3

Silk Pulaski Banner - Maryland Historical Society, 1975

Box 2 of 3

Silk "Bucks of America," 1975

Box 2 of 3

Fort Ticonderoga flag, 1972

Box 2 of 3

Silk "Pewters" flag, 1973

Box 2 of 3

Vitale flags, 1984-1990

Box 2 of 3

"The Search for the Stars and Stripes" - Rex Sparger and Robert Halliday, 1996

Box 2 of 3

"So you Want to Buy a 13 Star Flag?" - Jeff Bridgeman, 2006

Box 2 of 3

British Union Jack flag, 2004

Box 2 of 3

"No Union With Slavery" banner, 2003-2007

Box 2 of 3

Stars in 1776-1876 arrangement, 2006

Box 2 of 3

South Carolina flag - Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss, 1990-1991

Box 2 of 3

New England flag - Gary Laude, 1999

Box 2 of 3

1st American Bunting flag - Lincoln-Butler, 2002

Box 2 of 3

13 star flag - Gift of President Yeltsin of Russia to President William J. Clinton, 1998

Box 2 of 3

September 11 fake flag, 2004

Box 2 of 3

Philippine Flag - Emilio Suntay, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 3

Panamanian National flag, 1991

Box 2 of 3

North Vietnam flag, 1991

Box 2 of 3

Japanese flags, 1976, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Sotheby's flag sale, 2002

Box 2 of 3

13 star flags exhibition, 1977

Box 2 of 3

Flag quilts

Box 2 of 3

United States flag 1889-1896

Box 2 of 3

Making American flags - World War II

Box 2 of 3

Flag specifications in 1861

Box 2 of 3

Silk flag study, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Making flags - Brooklyn Yard -World War I

Box 2 of 3

Flag and regalia makers

Box 2 of 3

Cotton flags - All types, 1974-1975, 1988, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Relic of Revolution Questioned - Cowpens flag, James Murfin, 1975

Box 2 of 3

Flag files - General, 1981-2008

Box 2 of 3

Receipts for flags, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 3

Flag letters, 1976-1977, 1986-1987, 1995, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Flag letters - Grace Rogers Cooper, 1970-1978 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Flag log

Box 3 of 3

Flag notes - Kathy Dirks

Box 3 of 3