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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1867-1932
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (circa 35 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1907-1917
Level:
item
Size:
175 Items (pages of handwriting)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Handwritten ledger of Henri Vever's purchases of art from dealers between January 1907 and July 1917. Dealers include Yamanaka Sadajiro, Marcel Bing and George Joseph Demotte.

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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1893
Level:
item
Size:
4 Items (handwritten pages)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Handwritten list of guests to a dinner by Société des amis de l'art japonais (Society of Friends of Japanese Art), likely held in Paris in 1893. Guests included an array of notable artists, politicians, collectors, dealers and publishers.

Guest list of Les Amis de Art Japonaise Diner

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880-1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 11.3 cm. x 23.8 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo manipulation reads, "Varnish on the face and touch ups on the face and eyes."

- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "The glass is broken into pieces on top."

- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "137) Adib. A well-known writer (20 yrs dead)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 46.1: Abib. A well-known writer (#137) (chipped)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]

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Creators:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
Dates:
1970-2012
Size:
28.9 Linear feet
12.48 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.musecraf
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Gates, Robert Franklin, 1906-1982
Dates:
1910-1988
bulk 1928-1988
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gaterobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, D.C. area painter and art instructor Robert Franklin Gates date from 1910-1988, bulk 1928-1988, and measure 2.3 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from government agencies, museums, galleries, and colleagues; business records primarily concerning transactions with the Jack Rasmussen Gallery; artwork including scattered drawings by Gates and block prints by Joe Goethe and D. Neufeld; two scrapbooks; printed materials; and photographs of Gates, family members, models, artwork, and exhibition installations. There are also photograph albums and miscellaneous photographs documenting a 1936 voyage to the Virgin Islands commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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Dates:
1960s
Level:
file
Size:
(5 folders)
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1974
Level:
file
Size:
(4 folders)
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1975
Level:
file
Size:
(4 folders)
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art