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Creators:
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015
Fisch, Arline M.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 January 21
Size:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.schwar01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of June Schwarcz conducted 2001 January 21, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Schwarcz's home and studio, Sausalito, California.

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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:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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Creators:
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976
Dates:
1950-1976
Size:
3 Boxes
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1993-121-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This archive includes interesting documents related to Trude Guermonprez's life and work as a weaver. The archives are especially related to the designer's work for her major clients, like Holland America Line and Owens Corning Fiberglass; other pieces in this archive are related to Guermonprez's work for custom curtains made for major synagogues and her designs, interior fabrics, screens and rugs realized in conjunction with J.P. Oud, Architects Associated, New York; Eric Mendelsohn, Warren Callister, etc. The correspondence and the photographs in this collection provide insight into the designer's private life. Included in this collection are press articles, brochures, correspondence, postcards, photographs, color slides, notebooks, textiles, and textile wood patterns.

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Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dates:
1970-1992
Size:
33.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.womabuil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Woman's Building feminist arts organization in Los Angeles measure 33.5 linear feet and date from 1970-1992. Originally founded by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven in 1973, the Woman's Building served as an education center and public gallery space for women artists in southern California. The records document both the educational and exhibition activities and consist of administrative records, financial and legal records, publications, curriculum files, exhibition files, grant funding records and artist's works of arts and prints. A significant portion of the collection documents the Women's Graphic Center, a typesetting, design, and printing service operated by The Woman's Building.

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Creators:
Heythum, Antonin, 1901-1954
Dates:
1920-1959
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.heytanto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Primarily subject files containing letters, photographs, and printed material pertaining to various international expositions and Heythum's teaching activities.

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Dates:
1970-2012
Level:
series
Size:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 2, OV 4)
Collection ID:
AAA.brogjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The printed material series includes Design Concepts advertisements, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, magazines, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, press releases, published interviews, and a transcript of the dedication ceremonies for the bicentennial sculpture, Flight, in Fullerton, California.

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Creators:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
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Dates:
1946-1952
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.

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Creators:
Bothwell, Dorr
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 February 27
Size:
16 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.bothwe65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Dorr Bothwell conducted 1965 February 27, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art. Bothwell describes her education and art training in San Francisco; painting for the Public Works of Art Project; Federal Art Project murals in Los Angeles; effects of the federal projects on her artistic development; and friends an...

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Creators:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 June 25
Size:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
15 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.lewis64
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Monty Lewis conducted 1964 June 25, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.

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