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Creators:
Arcier, A. Francis, 1890-1969
Dates:
Circa 1890-1981
Size:
2.97 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0072
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A. Francis Arcier, (1890-1969) was an aviator, scientist, designer and engineer whose pioneering work in aviation design spanned six decades and earned him many honors.

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Creators:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Dates:
1937-1982
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bearroma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material. Found are numerous letters referring to African-American arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature.

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Creators:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910
Dates:
circa 1840s-1965
bulk 1849-1908
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.whitwort
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

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Creators:
Wood, Beatrice
Dates:
1894-1998
bulk 1930-1990
Size:
26.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.woodbeat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California ceramicist Beatrice Wood measure 26.6 linear feet and date from 1906 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1930-1990. There is extensive correspondence with gallery owners, fellow artists, clients, friends, and family. The collection also contains biograpical materials, personal business records, writings, printed materials, photographs, and works of art. Of particular interest are the 28 diaries that Wood maintained from 1916 until her death in 1998 and 42 glazing formula notebooks dating from 1934-1997. Also found are documents of Steven Hoag and Esther Rosencranz, her husband and aunt respectively, that consist of correspondence, business records, and photographs given to the Archives of American Art as part of the Beatrice Wood papers.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
file
Size:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (25 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- The eighteenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, ...

- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra; kleine plane."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "Palace of al-Iṣbaʿain (al-Isbaʿain); Palace of Ṣūr al-Wasṭānī (Ṣūr al-Wasṭāni)."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Dār Bakhtīshūʿ (Dār Bakhtīshūʿ); Palace of Ṣūr al-Wasṭānī (Ṣūr al-Wasṭāni)."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "Topographical measurements."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "Topographical measurements."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Dār al-Khilāfa, cruciform plan of dome chamber inside the square reception-hall block]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "[Dār al-Khilāfa, square reception-hall block, the five halls and the basin on its north side, all situated after the Bāb al-ʿĀmma]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "[Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya (Abu Dulaf Mosque), north quadrant of the mosque and ziyāda and sketch of recessed niche of the courtyard facades]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "[Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya (Abu Dulaf Mosque), south quadrant of the mosque and ziyāda and plan of the miḥrāb]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "[Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya (Abu Dulaf Mosque), west and east quadrants of the mosque and ziyāda]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "[Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya (Abu Dulaf Mosque), levelling measurements]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "[Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya (Abu Dulaf Mosque), double-column base in the qibla aisle and sketch of the nothern quadrant of the mosque]."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "al-Jubairiyyah (Djubairiyyah)."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 reads, "[Section of architectural details]."

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 9

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 lantern slide (b&w, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.

In the savanna country, where hunting is the main activity and settlements are more or less temporary, straw houses are more frequent in the Chokwe villages.

The Chokwe, from childhood onward, are initiated into the execution of sand drawings. These drawings are like ideograms that evoke plants, animals, objrects, places, fables, or legends. The same vernacular term, "sona" (derived from the verb kusona meaning to draw, to paint, to write) designates both the colored drawings on the head-covers of the r...

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Creators:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.
Dates:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Level:
item
Size:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1977-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.

In 1911, on his first tour of inspection, Judge Gorlia travelled by foot from Lusambo to Dilolo. Until 1912, the Luba, the Songye, the Kanioka, the Lunda and the Chokwe territories extending southward to Dilolo, were administered as part of the Congo-Kasai district with headquarters at Lusambo.

In the savanna country, where hunting is the main activity and settlements are more or less temporary, straw houses are more frequent in the Chokwe villages.

The Chokwe, from childhood onward, are initiated into the execution of sand drawings. These drawings are like ideograms that evoke plants, animals, objrects, places, fables, or legends. The same vernacular term, "sona" (derived from the verb kusona meaning to draw, to paint, to write) designates both the colored drawings on the head-covers of the r...