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Creators:
Ryan, Paul, 1943-
Dates:
1931-2009
Size:
19.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ryanpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Paul Ryan papers measure 19.7 linear feet and document Ryan's education and career as a pioneering video artist, theorist, writer, and educator. Records include school records, family papers, correspondence, writings, project files, video recordings, teaching files, printed materials, scattered photographs, and artwork by others. Organizational records are also found for the Earthscore Foundation, Earth Environmental Group, the Gaia Institute, and the Raindance Corporation, among others. The bulk of Ryan's professional work is documented in his writings and project files.

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Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978
Dates:
1925-1937
Size:
4,300 Photographs (black and white)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.2000-42-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection contains4,300 black and white photographs that document architecture and design in Paris from 1925-1937.These silver-gelatin prints, mostly 8 x 10, depicting French industrial art objects, interior settings, and window displays were amassed by Bonney who lived most of her life in Paris. Many of the photographs were done by Bonney. She collected others from news agencies, photographers, and stock photograph vendors. Many of the photographs are accompanied by captions composed in a conversational manner by Bonney.

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Creators:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Dates:
1826-2009
bulk 1826-1871
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.morsesam
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse date from 1826-2009 (bulk 1826-1871), and measure 0.4 linear feet. This small collection documents Morse's role in the early years of the National Academy of Design through his correspondence as the academy's first president, and also includes scattered biographical material, Morse's writings and notes on art from that period, printed material including clippings about Morse and an exhibition catalog, eight photographs, including one of Morse, and a microfilm reel of one of Morse's sketchbooks.

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Dates:
circa 1930-1968
Level:
series
Size:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 2-3)
Collection ID:
AAA.daleches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This series includes inventories of the Chester Dale collection and houses documents related to the appraisal and disbursement of Dale's estate. Several iterations of the collection inventory list artwork in the collection alphabetically by artist and include details such as artist, title, execution and purchase dates, provenance, exhibition hist...

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Creators:
Hollander, Bernard
Bernhard, Lucian
Dates:
1920s-2000
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1 box, 3 rolled items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1161
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents Bernhard's career as an REM advertisement artist in the 1920s as well as his pursuit of canvas painting following his retirement. It contains REM advertisements and materials from posthumous exhibitions of Bernhard's paintings, as well as writings from Bernhard himself and researchers.

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Creators:
Society for the History of Technology
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1956-2017
Size:
353 Cubic feet (378 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0400
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Society for the History of Technology Records (SHOT) consists of documents relating to SHOT from its inception in 1958- [0ngoing]. The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup I, General Records, 1956-2009 which consist of papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers. Subgroup II,Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2009, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as editor-in-chief, 1959-1981 and by succeeding T&C editors.

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Creators:
Gracie Mansion Gallery
Dates:
1972-1991
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gracmans
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York City contemporary Gracie Mansion Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1972-1991. Most of the records date from the gallery opening in 1982 and later. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material and exhibition loan files that document the activities of the gallery and the East Village art scene. Loan and consignment files are found for numerous artists including Michael Bidlo, Buster Cleveland, Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Stephen Lack, Ed McGowin, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, Rhonda Zwillinger, among others. Also found are scattered business records.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Njenje masquerade parade, Mgbom village, players practicing at home then moving out to Amuro Village. Center masquerader dressed as a Muslim. Afikpo is largely Christiam and indigenous beliefs, but one southern Afikpo village, Anohia, partly coverted to Islam in the 1950s, creating a lot of tension in Afikpo." [Ottenberg fi...

Publication caption reads, "Two small boys toward the end of an njenji parade line wearing acali mask."

"The most elaborate masquerade, njenji, presented as part of the four-day Dry Season Festival, Iko Okoci, is a parade of the young adult members through many of the communities of afikpo. The masked paraders walk in a line, arranged in an order of descending age. Many players are dressed in costumes that make them appear as females. Some walk side ...

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Creators:
Swetzoff Gallery
Dates:
1941-1968
Size:
18.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swetgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Boston, Massachusetts Swetzoff Gallery measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1968. Materials include administrative files, scattered general correspondence, named files, exhibition files, financial records, printed material, a scrapbook of printed material, photographs, and the personal papers of Hyman Swetzoff.

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1902-1905
Level:
item
Size:
1 glass negative (b&w, 23.7 cm. x 17.9 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

""I, Kartir, am known in the empire for righteousness and eminence, and known to have been of good service and good will to the Yazads and lords. Further I to the Yazads ward this also thus promised, that, if by the help of the Yazads I, Kartir, for the living upon highest rank were made to look then also by me further to the departed ward of heave...

- Scratched handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "51."

- Faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "821."

- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 38.11: (P) [black-and-white print on hand]. Fars; Naksh-i Rajab. Relief." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]