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Creators:
Pleissner, Ogden M.
Dates:
1928-1976
Size:
3.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pleiogde
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, nine scrapbooks, over one foot of printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Peto, John Frederick, 1854-1907
Dates:
1850-1983
Size:
2.1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.petojohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of still life artist John Frederick Peto and his family date from circa 1850 to 1983 and measure 2.1 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, a few letters to and from Peto, and his daughter Helen Peto Smiley's correspondence with galleries, scholars, and others concerning Peto's artwork. Also found are news clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material, photographs and glass plate negatives of Peto, his family, and his artwork, and one small oil sketch fragment. Much of the collection documents the mid-twentieth century renewed interest in Peto's artwork.

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Creators:
Paeff, Bashka, 1894-1979
Dates:
1920-1981
Size:
1.5 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.paefbash
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Bashka Paeff measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1981. The small collection documents her work as an artist in Boston, Massachusettes, through biographical material, two diaries, printed material, and photographs of Bashka Paeff and her artwork. Also found are an autograph book containing signatures and notes from MacDowell Colony members, one clippings scrapbook, and four photograph albums, including one from a trip to Europe in the 1920s.

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Creators:
Nowack, Wayne, 1923-2004
Dates:
1881-1996
Size:
4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nowawayn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and writer Wayne Nowack measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1881-1996. The collection includes biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, printed material, writings, and photographs of art work and slides.

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Nakashima, George, 1905-1990
Dates:
1950-1991
Size:
1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nakageor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.

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Creators:
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006
Dates:
1948-2004
bulk 1994-2001
Size:
9 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.murrrich2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbot Handerson Thayer measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1948 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating from 1994 to 2001. Project files primarily document Murray's work on the 1999 exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" and subsequent Thayer book project. Also found are extensive research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer and his specific works of art as well as photographic materials depicting Thayer, his family, studio, house, and works of art.

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Creators:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965
Dates:
1910-1978
Size:
0.9 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.muranick
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work.

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Creators:
Mills Family
Dates:
1813-1827
Size:
0.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.millfami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of Robert Mills family letters date from 1813 to 1847 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Found here are 38 letters between architect Robert Mills and his wife Eliza, two letters to Mills from other family, and nine letters to Mills from business acquaintances, including architect John Skirving and engineer Louis Wernwag. Also found are six letters to Mills' daughter Anna from various family members.

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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Dates:
1949-2010
Size:
4.6 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.messthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York museum director and independent curator Thomas M. Messer measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1949-2010. Material includes correspondence, a diary transcript, and printed material that reflect Messer's long career, primarily as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection and documents the relationships he built with artists, art historians, curators, and others colleagues. Notable correspondents include Francis Bacon, Will Barnet, Larry Bell, Alberto Burri, Pol Bury, Marc Chagall, Chryssa, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Jean Hélion, Grace Knowlton, Rosemarie Koczy, Jirí Kolár, Katharine Kuh, Agnes Martin, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Charles Simonds, Clyfford Still, Jack Tworkov, and many others.

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Creators:
Michals, Duane
Dates:
circa 1960-2015
Size:
1.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.michduan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York based photographer Duane Michals date from circa 1960-2015 and measure 1.2 linear feet. This small collection includes Michals' correspondence from the 1970s, printed material, photographs of Michals, as well as photographic prints he has taken for commercial and artistic projects.