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Creators:
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library
Dates:
1916, 1922, 1929-1930, 1946-1984
Size:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 463
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the opening of the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Portrait Gallery in the Patent Office Building in 1968. Included are press kits; photographs; development files; pamphlets of the opening; catalogs from the Henry Ward Ranger exhibition, 1929-1930; an annotated copy of Catalog of Collections, volum...

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Creators:
Lerner, Abram, interviewee
Dates:
1998
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-029
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Pinpoint, an educational theater group, presents a dramatic program about Anna Julia Cooper.

Dramatic performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Poor audio. Undated.

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Creators:
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904
Dates:
1971-1992
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.powerich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Richard J. Powell papers date from 1971 through 1992 and mostly concern Powell's research and writings on painter William H. Johnson. Found is correspondence with curators, scholors, arts administrators, and U.S., Danish, and Scandinavian museums and associations. The papers also include two of Powell's illustrated research and travel journals from 1984 and 1985, printed materials concerning the exhibition Powell curated in 1991 at the National Museum of American Art Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946, research files that contain photocopies of original Johnson archival documents from various research repositories, and photographs (copy prints) of Johnson and his artwork.

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Creators:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007
Dates:
1934-2011
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.scarsalv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, and race car driver Salvatore Scarpitta measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1934 to 2012. The papers include personal and professional letters from friends and galleries, exhibition and loan files, legal records pertaining to Scarpitta's estate, financial records, a scrapbook, photographs, printed material, and video recordings.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
1926-1930, 1954-1988
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 383
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence and memoranda documenting research activities, planning exhibitions for the Hall of Naval History, construction of ship models such as the USS Constitution, arrangements for acquiring the gunboat Philadelphia, studies of the submarine Nautilus and the Sperry Gyro-compass, presentation in 1965 of Sir Fr...

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Creators:
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-
Dates:
1920-2015
bulk 1960-2010
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
0.554 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.ebenrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of metalsmith and jeweler Robert Ebendorf measure 4.8 linear feet and 0.554 GB and date from 1920 to 2015, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2010. The papers document Ebendorf's career through scattered biographical material; business correspondence with galleries, universities, and professional groups as well as personal correspondence with friends and family, including a large collection of mail art; artist statements, teaching philosophies, and reflections by Ebendorf as well as writings by others; application materials for the artist's position as Belk Chair at East Carolina University, student fellowship applications, and other teaching files; audio and video recordings of interviews in digital format; inventories, invoices, and publicity material, including several folders of notes and materials for retrospectives; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; sketches, cut paper, and collage work loose and in sketchbooks; and photographic materials of the artist, friends, family, and artwork.

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Creators:
Printed Matter, Inc.
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.prinmati
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.

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Cutipa Lima, Juan de Dios
California Academy of Sciences. Anthropology Department
Zorn, Elayne
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
1,474 Photographic prints
11526 negatives (photographic)
10 Videocassettes
11 Linear feet
57 sound recordings (57 cassette tapes.)
11412 slides (photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.022
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Elayne Zorn Collection measures 11 linear feet and contains thousands of photographic objects including negatives, slides and prints. The collection material spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from around 1975 until 2010. The material in this collection reflects Zorn's long association with the community in Taquile, Peru which led up to the publication of her book, Weaving a Future, in 2004. Zorn also spent a significant amount of time conducting field research in Andean communities in Bolivia examining the relationships between tourism and textiles. Zorn's additional professional activities included serving as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions as well as performing academic duties at the University of Central Florida.

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Creators:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart
Dates:
1948
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Soweto, Johannesburg, 1948." Original caption by Constance Stuart Larrabee. Photographic image of older man sitting in chair with a paper in his hand. Behind him is his fish and chip shop and general store. Leaning against the store window is a young man who is talking to the owner, and two boys. There is also a man in the doorway of the store. So...

This photograph was published in Constance Stuart Larrabee's book "Constance Stuart Larrabee: Time Exposure." (Yale Center for British Art: New Haven, CT, 1995.)

This photograph was featured in a brochure in conjunction with Constance Stuart Larrabee's exhibit "South Africa 1936-1949, Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee at the National Museum of African Art, Sept. 20 1998- Feb. 28, 1999. The caption in the brochure reads as follows: "Conversation, South-Western Townships (now known as Soweto), near Joh...

In 1945, Constance Stuart returned from her assignment as the first female South African war correspondent in World War II. Her reputation as a photographer grew. She maintained a photographic studio in Pretoria and Johannesburg. This series of images which she entitled "Johannesburg Black Man" depict life in downtown Johannesburg and in parts of t...

There is one 8x10 black and white fiber-based print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.