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Creators:
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1870-2010
bulk 1962-1985
Size:
39 Slides (photographs)
35 Negatives (photographic)
257 Photographic prints
14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.072
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records collection includes documents and photographs related to works of art accessioned into the IACB collection from it's inception in 1935 to 1999. The collection also includes docuements related to objects accessioned into the IACB's run Southern Plains Indian Museum. The collection is nearly comprehensive and includes works of art from Alaska Native artists to Catawba pottery, and includes artwork from several renowned artists including, Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), and Don Morse "Lelooska" Smith (Cherokee).

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Creators:
Earle, Edwin, 1904-
Dates:
1935-1936
Size:
117 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.earledwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

85 pencil and charcoal sketches of Hopi Indians of Arizona, their villages and countryside by Earle; 20 watercolors of masked Hopi Kachinas by Earle; and 12 watercolors of masked Hopi Kachinas by Hopi children.

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Creators:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Dates:
1840-1860
Size:
1 Reel (ca. 500 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.catlgeop
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters from Catlin to Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1840-1860, and 2 letters from Phillipps to Catlin; writings by Catlin; material on Catlin's Indian Gallery, including clippings, catalogs, handbills, invitations, Indian drawings, and printed material; a watercolor sketchbook; a list of paintings; Indian portrait sketches; and miscellany.

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Creators:
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
Dates:
[undated]
Size:
4 Volumes ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.thomgilc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Four volumes of North American Indian ledgers containing drawings and pictographs.

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Creators:
University of Pennsylvania. University Museum
Dates:
1938
Size:
Partial microfilm reel.
Collection ID:
AAA.univpenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Typewritten list of portraits exhibited, loan forms, and display labels for the exhibit, "American Indian Portraits," held at the University Museum, Feb. 12-Mar. 26, 1938.

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Creators:
Cook, Daniel, 1872-1955
Dates:
1932
Size:
2 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.cookdani
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A sketchbook and a diary from Cook's visit among the Zuni Indians in Gallup, N.M.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Programs. Publications Office
Dates:
1994, 2003, 2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Areas of coverage include NMAI, exhibitions, and Native American identity and culture. Publications include: National Museum of the American Indian: A Postcard Book; Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest by Susan Secakuku; James Luna: Emen...

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Creators:
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899
Dates:
1864 Nov. 21
Size:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.mayefrab
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letter from Mayer in Paris to Henry R. Schoolcraft in Washington, D.C. affirming his dedication to depicting the North American Indian in his paintings and thanking Schoolcraft for encouraging Mayer to pursue the subject.

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Creators:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Dates:
undated
Size:
8 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1175
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Sharples, Ellen, 1769-1849
Dates:
circa 1808
Size:
1 Color slide
1 Copy print
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81D
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph of artist Ellen Sharples' miniature painting of an American Indian man. The man is depicted holding a flintlock rifle, and wearing a tomahawk tucked into his belt and silver trade crosses as ear ornamentation. This may be the "copy of the Indian chief" painting referenced by Sharples in her diary in January 1808.

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