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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 Sept. 22
Size:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.messer70
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Thomas M. Messer conducted 1970 Sept. 22, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Messer speaks of his childhood in Czechoslovakia; his early interest in art and music; coming to the United States; his education at Boston University; directing a museum, in Roswell, N.M., for three years; going to the American Federation ...

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Creators:
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005
Dates:
1933-1977
Size:
2.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.sawychar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, addresses by Sawyer and others, and printed material relating primarily to Sawyer's involvement in the areas of design and crafts, and committees which studied methods of teaching art and the arts in colleges and universities.

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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Decker, Andrew
Dates:
1994 Oct.-1995 Jan
Size:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.messer94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Thomas M. Messer conducted 1994 Oct.-1995 Jan., by Andrew Decker, for the Archives of American Art, at the Americas Society, New York, N.Y.

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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Dates:
1949-2010
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.messthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York museum director and independent curator Thomas M. Messer measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1949-2010. Material includes correspondence, a diary transcript, and printed material that reflect Messer's long career, primarily as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection and documents the relationships he built with artists, art historians, curators, and others colleagues. Notable correspondents include Francis Bacon, Will Barnet, Larry Bell, Alberto Burri, Pol Bury, Marc Chagall, Chryssa, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Jean Hélion, Grace Knowlton, Rosemarie Koczy, Jirí Kolár, Katharine Kuh, Agnes Martin, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Charles Simonds, Clyfford Still, Jack Tworkov, and many others.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1964-1984
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 634
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum of African Art). ...

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United States National Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1921-1973
Size:
38 cu. ft. (76 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records contained in this record unit are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, United States National Museum (1962-1971) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee (1943-1959) and Director of the National Museum of History and Technolog...

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Creators:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983
Field, Virginia
Dates:
1977 March 1
Size:
94 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.washbu77
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Gordon Bailey Washburn conducted 1977 March 1, by Virginia Field, for the Archives of American Art. Washburn speaks of his career in museums, with emphasis on his work as director of the Asia House Gallery.

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Creators:
Public Works of Art Project
Dates:
1934-1964
Size:
11 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.publwoca
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Miscellaneous correspondence of Walter Heil, regional director of PWAP, 1934; form letters from Edward Bruce, national director; and a typescript reminiscence of the PWAP and a letter from Ray Strong addressed to Mary McChesney and dated 1964.[Microfilm title, "Ray Strong"]

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1970-1983, with records dating from 1934
Size:
48.5 cu. ft. (97 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Joshua C. Taylor as Director, 1970-1981, with small amounts of materials from 1960s. Additionally some records date back to 1934. In addition there is a folder of correspondence with David E. Finley dated 1938-1977. Included are files on museum offices, Smithsonian offices, various art commissions, other ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 438
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of administrative subject files maintained by the Office of the Director, documenting his or her activities in the museum, in the Institution, and with outside people and organizations. Also included are files on the National Museum of American Art Commission, its meetings, and its commissioners. Some materials ...

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