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Creators:
Vignelli, Massimo
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2011 June 6-7
Size:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 52 min.))
153 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.vignel11
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Massimo Vignelli conducted 2011 June 6-7, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Vignelli's home and office, in New York, New York.

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Creators:
Farber, Joan C., Dr.
Farber, Joseph C., 1903-1994
Dates:
circa 1930-1990
bulk 1962-1990
Size:
15 Cubic feet (71 boxes, Color transparencies and negatives on film; silver gelatin on photonegatives, 11" x 14")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0520
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Black-and-white negatives, black-and-white prints, and color transparencies, mostly created for specific book projects, articles in Antiques magazine, etc. Generally, color was used for magazine articles, while black-and-white images were intended for books. Collection also includes photographs of personal or family significance, and some early art...

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Dates:
1936-1941
Size:
269 Photographic prints (1 box, 1 album; black & white, 12 x 16 cm. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes one photographic album containing 269 silver gelatin black and white prints (12 x 16 cm.) and dates from 1936-1941. The photographs were taken in northern Ethiopia, and possibly Somalia. The images highlight peoples including the Danakil and Afar, dress, adornments, coiffures, churches, and historical residence, among other subjects.

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Creators:
McCoy, Esther
Dates:
circa 1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
Size:
44.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccoesth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of Public Programs
Dates:
1993-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Susan Yelavich, Assistant Director for Public Programs, documenting the development, funding, and publicity of the following exhibits: Power of maps; Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design; Memorial to Jan Palach; Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office; Angles ...

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Creators:
Robinson, Blake
Dates:
1961
Size:
12 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
115 postcards (1 volume)
12 photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 13 x 18 cm. or smaller.)
12 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album purchased by Blake Robinson in 1961 from the Charlejean Studio in Brazzaville, Congo. These images are of great interest as the images were most likely taken by an African photographer. Images include three of rivers scenes, two of funeral ceremonies, one each of a President and a press conference, three of modern house interiors and one aerial of Monumama. 42 postcards are from the city and surrounding countryside of Mogadishu, Somalia and depict architecture and wildlife. Evidence of Italian and Islamic influences appear in the urban scenes of Mogadishu's schools, banks, burial grounds, places of worship and legislative building. People pictured in the background are seen in mostly European clothing. A few scenes of the countryside include Somali herders in their traditional garments. Postcards of wildlife illustrate elephants, wart hogs, lions, buffalo, antelope and a leopard. 73 postcards depict scenes of urban and rural living in Chad, Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo and Morocco. Images include market places, aerial views of Goree and Liberian basket weavers.

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Perkins, Charles C. (Charles Callahan), 1823-1886
Dates:
1844-1868
Size:
64 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.perkchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Sketches, watercolors, sketchbook, a photograph and an illustrated journal.

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Creators:
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907
Dates:
[186-?]
Size:
1 Album (40 leaves, all ill. (some col.), 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.UC480.F71
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

A scrapbook of miscellaneous illustrations of European military uniforms, historical costumes, and some ecclesiastical architecture, featuring both engravings and original artwork (ink sketches and watercolor paintings).The uniforms, with examples from the Prussian, Hanoverian, Austrian, and other armies, date mostly from the first half of the 19th century. The historical costumes are chiefly from the early modern period, and are mostly Italian.

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Creators:
Cranch, John, 1807-1891
Dates:
1831-1892
Size:
8 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.cranjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A journal; watercolor and pencil sketches; and a photograph.

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