Query: Art -- American Indian
Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records
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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in NMAI.AC.072 for Art -- American Indian
George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
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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in AAA.catlgeop for Art -- American Indian
Ledger of drawings
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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Edwin Earle art works of Hopi Indians and surroundings
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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American Indian Portraits exhibition records
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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Kimowan Metchewais [McLain] collection
Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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in NMAI.AC.084 for Art -- American Indian
Frank B. Mayer letter
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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in AAA.mayefrab for Art -- American Indian
Publications
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 …

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in Accession 08-027 for Art -- American Indian
American Indian social and political memorabilia collection
Dates:
circa 1970 - circa 2005
Size:
36.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection includes posters, flyers, booklets, pamphlets, invitations, bumper stickers, programs, announcements, pins, calendars and other types of ephemera. They concern such matters as elections, legislation, legal matters, education, health (including AIDS), sports, pow wows, dances, art shows, child care, conferences, and rodeos. Some are decorative items. Much of the …

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Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance video collection
Creators:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono)
Dates:
2006-2008
Size:
51 Videocassettes (MiniDV)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.019
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.

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in NMAI.AC.019 for Art -- American Indian