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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1885-1960
Size:
4.65 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 2 folders, 19 oversize folders, 8 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Soap
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Soap 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

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Creators:
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Dates:
1958-1987
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Papers, 1959-1987, of Elizabeth Gordon, editor of the periodical, House Beautiful from 1941-1964, mostly related to her research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; notes; drafts for articles and lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; drawings of paper and foil art; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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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:
Lippe, Aschwin, 1914-1988
Dates:
1930 - 1988
Size:
36 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Aschwin Lippe was a research fellow and later curator in the Department of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The collection includes his early research and writings on East Asian art, particularly Chinese paintings. It has substantial material on his involvement in selecting the paintings and writing the catalog for the 1961 Chinese Art Treasures Exhibition. He later shifted his research focus to medieval Indian sculpture. The collection includes journals kept during several years of field research in India as well as his extensive photo-documentation of Indian temples and religious sculpture.

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Creators:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Dates:
1897
1929-2016
Size:
30.7 Linear feet
7.24 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.barnwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and educator Will Barnet date from 1897 and 1929-2016. The collection measures 30.7 linear feet and 7.24 gigabytes. Found within the papers are biographical material, including numerous recorded interviews of Barnet; personal and professional correspondence; writings and lectures; financial records; printed material; artwork; and photographs of Barnet, his family and friends, and his work. An addition received in 2016 includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries and daybooks, gallery and exhibition files, project and professional files, printed material, and photographic material.

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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:
National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office
Dates:
1963-1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 379
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the activities and efforts of the Administrative Office to acquire objects and portraits, most notably correspondence with art collectors and professional artists. The records include correspondence and memoranda with various art collectors, professional artists, domestic and foreign museums, educational institutions...

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Creators:
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011
Dates:
1926-2011
bulk 1943-2010
Size:
30.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.friebern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of writer, art critic and collector Bernard Harper Friedman, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010, measure 30.6 linear feet. Extensive professional and personal correspondence, 41 diaries, a large number of his published and unpublished writings, and subject files document Friedman's career as a writer, relationships with cultural institutions and art world figures, and his personal life. Also included are biographical materials, interviews, printed material, 5 scrapbooks and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1968-1979 and undated, some from 1954, 1961-1964
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Department of Cultural History contain a variety of document types. These range from correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, and manuscripts of papers and lectures, to photographs and printed documents such as brochures or journal articles. The records relate to administrative topics such as perso...

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