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Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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Creators:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.powehira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Education
Dates:
1970-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-086
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the program records of the Office of Education at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and documents their work on educational programming for the museum and its exhibitions. Programming documented includes "Face to Face: Adventure with History!;" "Discover Portraits: Learning to See;" "Those Inventive Americans;" ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1991, 1996, 1999
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes and audiotapes created during the production of "Here At The Smithsonian" ("HATS"), an eight volume series of television productions. The series was conceived by Nazaret Cherkezian, Director, Office of Telecommunications (1976-1986) and produced by Ann Carroll (Volumes I-IV) and John P. Meehan (Volumes V-V...

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1910-1940, 1950s
Size:
21.3 Linear feet ((51 document boxes))
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.MET
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

Originally assembled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for study purposes, this collection is comprised of 2,790 black-and-white photographs documenting the work of 250 sculptors.

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Creators:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
Dates:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Size:
11.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alexjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1937-1990
Size:
38 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 426
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The first NPG director, Charles Nagel, was appointed in 1964. Most of the records document the director's efforts to initiate programs to fulfil the second mission of the Gallery: to provide a research center for American biography, iconography, and history. To achieve this objective, Charles Nagel established the Catalogue of American Po...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1980-1996
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include Benjamin West and His American Students (1980-1981); Charles Wil...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1968-1976
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (29 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 361
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records in this record unit document the exhibition research and activities of the National Portrait Gallery and its Office of Exhibitions. Particularly well represented are exhibitions mounted between 1974 and 1976, with materials documenting research and publications on numerous artists, paintings, prints, broadsides, books, documents and ...

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Creators:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art
Dates:
1883-1962
bulk 1885-1962
Size:
265.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.carninst
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art measure 265.8 linear feet and date from 1883-1962, with the bulk of the material dating from 1885-1940. The collection includes extensive correspondence between the museum's founding director, John Beatty, and his successor, Homer Saint-Gaudens, with artists, dealers, galleries, collectors, museum directors, representatives abroad, shipping and insurance agents, and museum trustees. The collection also includes Department of Fine Arts interoffice memoranda and reports; loan exhibition files; Carnegie International planning, jury, shipping, and sale records; Department of Fine Arts letterpress copy books, and a copy of the original card catalog index to these records.

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