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Creators:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Dates:
1878-1964
Size:
20.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivinwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers, 1878-1964 (20.5 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. The collection contains some Ivins' family papers including family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs.

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Creators:
American Art Association
Dates:
circa 1853-1929
bulk 1885-1922
Size:
27.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerarta
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The American Art Association records measure 27.8 linear feet and date from circa 1853-1929, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1885-1922. The records include auction and sales files, general financial and legal files, inventory and stock records, client files, printed materials, photographic materials, artwork, and the personal papers of founder Thomas Ellis Kirby.

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Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)
Dates:
2006-2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Smithsonian Affiliations website as it existed on May 19, 2017. The website includes information about the program and its benefits as well as resources for affiliates. The website also includes an embedded blog, "The Affiliate," which highlights programs at affiliate organizations. The blog launched as a se...

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National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
2015-2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Asiloid Flies" blog, maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology, as it existed on August 15, 2017. The blog discusses asiloid fly research conducted by research entomologist Torsten Dikow and his laboratory. The blog launched in June 2015. Materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
National Museum of National History
Dates:
2015-2017
Collection ID:
Accession 18-229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of tweets using the hashtag "#ObjectsofWonder" between February 10, 2015, and March 7, 2017. Use of the hashtag was promoted on the microblog Twitter by the National Museum of National History (NMNH). Tweets using this hashtag referenced the upcoming exhibition "Objects of Wonder: From the Collection of the National ...

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Creators:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
Dates:
circa 1820-1932
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pealremb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. There are seven letters from Peale which discuss his Patriae Pater portrait of George Washington and his subsequent attempts to gain a commission from Congress for his equestrian portrait of the first president, as well as illuminating his opinion on patronage for the arts. The collection also contains a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, two codicils to Harriet Peale's will, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's The Court of Death and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate, and photographs of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale.

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Creators:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891
Dates:
1796, 1848-1905
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcenjerv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Creators:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965
Dates:
1838-1995
bulk 1920-1960
Size:
45 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccaeliz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1960. The collection provides a vast accumulation of research data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material donated later from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.

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Creators:
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994
Dates:
1783-1935
bulk 1804-1877
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.grahrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters measure 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1783 to 1935, with the bulk of the letters dating from 1804 to 1877. Graham, an art dealer and collector, compiled the unrelated letters of several late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century painters such as Thomas Biddle, Thomas Doughty, G. P. A. Healy, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Emanuel Leutze, Samuel F. B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and others.