Charles W. White papers
The papers of Los Angeles painter, printmaker, and educator, Charles W. White, measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The collection contains biographical material, including a sound recording of an interview with White; personal and professional correspondence; writings by White and others about his philosophy of art, his life, and career; professional files documenting White's participation in a variety of boards, committees, juries, symposiums, professional projects, and commissions; teaching files documenting White's tenure at Otis Art Institute; extensive printed material charting White's career from the 1930s until his death; scrapbooks primarily documenting his early career; and a small series of photographs.
Pratt, Read Corporation Records
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.
Michael Mazur papers
The papers of artist Michael Mazur measure 22.2 linear feet and 22.83 gigabytes, and date from circa 1936 to 2016, documenting a studio and exhibition practice in addition to teaching and activism activities in both paper and digital formats in the following series: biographical materials, correspondence, studio records, gallery records, project records, affiliations, exhibition records, writings, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Real Estate
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Real Estate forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Education and Research Project Records
This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, and installation of the exhibition "Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual." This exhibition was created by the Office of Folklife Programs in conjunction with the Renwick Gallery and contained six hundred objects all chosen from the collections of nine Smithsonian …
Curatorial Correspondence and Memoranda
This accession documents the work of Museum Specialist Robert W. Purdy. Materials include correspondence and records documenting collections management, exhibitions, websites, specimen loans, media productions and related activities of the Department of Paleobiology. Some materials are in electronic format.
Gropper Art Gallery records
The records of the Gropper Art Gallery measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1975. The records document the history of the gallery through official gallery correspondence of director Joseph Gropper; artist files containing letters, biographical sketches, and price lists; and exhibition files containing announcements and catalogs, newspaper clippings, and reviews.
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, and other planning documents pertaining to Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) biennial meetings and symposia. Also included are some photographs and a collection of oral histories on video and audiocassette tapes. Membership files are also included in this accession.
Symposia and Seminars Records
These records include correspondence, memoranda, purchase orders, budget reports, addresses, invitations, brochures, lectures, fundraising information, announcements, lecturer files, and program plans for the following symposia: "The Muses Flee Hitler;" "Man and Beast Revisited;" "Festival of India;" and "Road after 1984: High Technology and Human Freedom."