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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1966-2017
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting declined artwork offered by artists, private collectors, dealers, art galleries, foundations, corporations, and through estates and loans to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Earlier records date back to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art and the National Collectio...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
circa 1884-1984
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of will and codicils, financial statements regarding estates, correspondence with executors, amps showing location of deeded property, and memoranda by Smithsonian Institution employees on the status of probation of wills.

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Creators:
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916
Dates:
1888-circa 1999
bulk 1904-1954
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.ranghenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The estate papers of New York tonalist painter Henry Ward Ranger, measure one linear foot and date from 1888-circa 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904-1954.The collection primarily documents the settlement of Ranger's contested will and the administration of his estate, but also provides scattered biographical information on Ranger's life, provenance information about his work, and documentation of the significance of his estate gift to the National Academy of Design. Records include appraisal information including an estate ledger, correspondence and memoranda including two letters from Ranger, court documents, financial and real estate records, news clippings, and two photographs and eight negatives of Ranger.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1972-2012
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-181
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of S. Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, Lawrence M. Small, and G. Wayne Clough during their tenures as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records pertain to legal issues such as deeds, leases, wills, and agreements in regard to th...

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Creators:
Harrow, Gustave
Dates:
1957-1986
Size:
34.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.harrgust2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1957-1986. The records document the case brought by the New York State Attorney General's Office as cross-petitioner to the case brought by Rothko's daughter Kate, against the executors of Rothko's estate, Frank Lloyd and the Marlborough Gallery, for mismanagement and self-dealing. There are also records related to Harrow's writings about the case. Lastly, included in the collection are materials relating to art law issues in connection with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1960-1976
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of alphabetic topical files pertaining to the Hillwood Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), including records concerning gifts, donors, grounds and gardens, loans, vendors, docents, and curatorial correspondence and memoranda to and from Curator Marvin C. Ross. Also included are budget records, maintenanc...

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Creators:
Biel-Bienne, Eugene V., 1902-1969
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.bieleuge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and instructor Eugene Biel-Bienne and Eugene V. Biel-Bienne estate measure 5.0 linear feet and date from 1929-1974. Included are biographical material; correspondence regarding the French-American Art Institute, letters from artists and photocopies of correspondence with family members; photographs and negatives of Biel-Bienne...

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Creators:
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962
Dates:
circa 1910s-2007
bulk 1965-2000
Size:
17.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.louimorr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers measure 17.8 linear feet and date from circa 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-2000. The collection documents Morris Louis' career as a Color Field painter and founding participant in the Washington Color School, as well as the subsequent administration of his estate by his wife Marcella Brenner. Found within Morris Louis' papers are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, scattered financial records, notes, writings, printed materials, and a canvas sample. The Morris Louis Estate papers include records of gallery exhibitions, mostly André Emmerich Gallery; artwork inventories; legal records concerning the lawsuit Bernstein v. Brenner; financial records of the sale of Louis' artwork; printed materials; writings about Louis; photographs of exhibition installations and artwork; and project files which include documentation of film projects by Robert Pierce Productions, a catalog raisonne, documentation of PBS documentaries, video recordings of the exhibition "Morris Louis Now", and numerous sound recordings of interviews with artists discussing Morris Louis conducted by Anita Faatz.

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Creators:
Stable Gallery
Dates:
1916-1999
bulk 1953-1970
Size:
2.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stabgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Stable Gallery records measure 2.9 linear feet and are dated 1916-1999 (bulk 1953-1970). The gallery was known for its representation of the New York School. Records consist mainly of artist files containing biographical notes, correspondence, price lists, sales and payment information, printed matter, and photographs. A small number of gallery administrative and financial records are included, along with printed matter, photographs, and personal papers and estate records of gallery founder and owner Eleanor Ward. There are also reminiscences by gallery owner Eleanor Ward and her assistant Alan Groh, a sound cassette recording of Eleanor Ward, and a videoreel (1/2 inch) documentary of a 1973 Sotheby auction of works from the Robert C. Scull collection.

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Creators:
Hood, Richard, 1910-
Dates:
1930-1983
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hoodrich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Material primarily relating to Hood's work on the Federal Art Project, the Philadelphia College of Art, and the American Color Print Society. Hood's earlier work as a printmaker is not well represented. Included are correspondence, notes, writings, sketches, scrapbooks, printed material and photographs.

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