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Creators:
Patch, Margaret Merwin, 1894-1987
Dates:
1885-1986
Size:
10.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.patcmarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator Margaret Merwin Patch measure 10.9 linear feet and date from 1885 to 1986. The bulk of the collection consists of material from Patch's involvement with the American Craftsmen's Council and the formation and administration of the World Crafts Council. Also found are scattered biographical materials from Patch and the Merwin and Patch families; correspondence; three diaries; writings and notes by Patch and by others; subject files regarding various other organizations and activities with which Patch was involved; printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1981-1989
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibitions and events at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Materials include press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations to openings, correspondence and memoranda, and clippings from other publications where exhibitions were featured.

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Creators:
Ives, Percy L. (Percival L.), 1864-1928
Dates:
circa 1890-1994
bulk circa 1890-circa 1930
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivesperc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Detroit portrait painter Percy Ives (1864-1928), measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1930. Two hundred and fifty-eight glass plate negatives of sitters, models, and artwork by Ives form the bulk of the collection. Additional papers include two 1923 letters, a folder of notes, news clippings, sketches, and photographs.

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Creators:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960
Dates:
1910-1993
bulk 1910-1960
Size:
15.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cahiholg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Holger Cahill (1887-1960) date from 1910 to 1993, with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1960, and measure 15.8 linear feet. The collection offers researchers fairly comprehensive documentation of Cahill's directorship of the Works Progress/Projects Administration's (WPA) Federal Art Project (FAP) in addition to series documenting his work as a writer and art critic. Material includes correspondence, reports, artist files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-
Dates:
1939-2015
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mescarno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City and Gainesville, Florida based painter Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) measure 13.6 linear feet and date from 1939-2015. The collection documents Mesches' politically-engaged career and work process through biographical material, correspondence, writings, gallery and exhibition files, project files, subject files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material. Project files comprise a bulk of the collection and include grant files, activism files, project notebooks, and over 100 art project files containing drawings, source material, and photographic material for individual artworks.

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Creators:
Yamin, Alice
Dates:
1927-1998
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.yamialic
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, draftsperson, and art consultant Alice Yamin date from 1927-1998, and measure 2.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are letters from artists, writers, galleries, and CIGY-GEIGY Corporation for whom Yamin worked as an art consultant. The collection also contains exhibition files, printed material, and photographs of Yamin, family members, and colleagues.

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Creators:
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931
Dates:
1818-1962
bulk 1877-1939
Size:
7.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.halephil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston painter, teacher, critic, and writer Philip Leslie Hale measure 7.4 linear feet and date from 1818 to 1962, with the bulk of the material dating from 1877 to 1939. Biographical information; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, including many artists; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; writings; printed material; and photographs document the artist's career and personal life. The collection also includes research materials and catalogs compiled by Albert J. Kennedy for a never-published Philip Leslie Hale memorial volume.

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Creators:
Hays, Helen Ireland
Dates:
circa 1903-1983
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hayshele
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of writer Helen Ireland Hays concerning artist Paul Bransom measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1903 to 1983. The papers include correspondence between Helen Hays and Paul Bransom, as well as 36 sound recordings including interviews between Hays and Bransom for the book, All Unplanned: Memoirs of the Golden Age of Illustration. Drawings by Bransom and others as well as photographs of Bransom are also included in the collection.

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Creators:
Weir family
Dates:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weirweir
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

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