The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included is a CD-ROM with images of the scrapbooks and memoir, along with seven images of Frank-Rush's artwork.
Publication of memoirs, or scientific papers, began in 1849 with the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. The papers in this record unit, apparently unpublished, consist of memoirs sent to or requested by the Smithsonian but for some reason not published. Many are undated, but nothing suggests that any of these papers predate the 1865 ...
The papers of artist and silent film actress Wilna Hervey and her lifelong companion painter Nan Mason date from 1883 through 1985 and measure 4.9 linear feet. The collection is comprised mostly of letters to Hervey and Mason from friends, colleagues, and Mason's father, Dan Mason, also a silent film actor. Also found are personal photographs and snapshots, Hervey's handwritten memoirs, as well as twelve folders of Dan Mason's papers.
The Avis Berman research material on art dealer and curator Katharine Kuh measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from 1939 to 2006. The materials were compiled by art historian Avis Berman in preparing Katharine Kuh's memoir, which was published posthumously as My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator. The collection includes Katharine Kuh's files; Kuh's drafts, manuscripts and interviews for her memoir; and Avis Berman's files relating to the book's publication. Also included is memorabilia.
The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted between 1993 and 2006 with individuals in the computing industry.
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
The collection documents handwritten reminiscences of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines.
This accession consists of the personal papers of the Healey and Dall family. Of importance are the diaries, journals, reports, sermons, and writings of Charles Henry Appleton Dall, circa 1830-1886, first Unitarian missionary to India. In addition there are genealogy notes; Mark and George Healey correspondence; Caroline Healey Dall correspond...
These papers consist of materials compiled by Knight's granddaughter, Rhoda Knight Kalt. Papers include a brief biography of Knight, three sketchbooks published in 2002-2003, a memoir of Knight written by Kalt, and an unfinished autobiography of Knight.
The papers of painter and illustrator W. Langdon Kihn measure approximately 8.5 linear feet and date from 1904-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-1957. Papers document Kihn's career and travels associated with his interests in documenting the native American tribal nations of the United States and Canada in portraiture and writings. Found here are biographical materials, voluminous correspondence, memoirs and writings, one travel diary, printed material, financial records, three sketchbooks, sketches, and photographs.