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Creators:
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966
Dates:
1921-1982
bulk 1943-1950
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator and museum director James J. Rorimer measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1982, with the bulk from 1943-1950. The papers include documentation of James J. Rorimer's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section of the U.S. Army and his activities protecting historic and cultural sites from bombing, and locating and recovering art work and cultural icons stolen by the Nazis. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, writings include draft versions of Rorimer's book Safe-Keeping or Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War, financial records, photographic materials including a photo album containing photographs of European art work and cultural sites where Rorimer worked, newsclippings and additional printed materials, and one scrapbook of clippings dating from World War II.

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Creators:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Dates:
1932-1984
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Thomas Carr Howe papers measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1984. Howe was director of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for nearly 40 years, and he served as one of the Monuments Men in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The collection documents Howe's MFAA work in Germany and Austria locating and recovering cultural artifacts and artwork stolen by the Nazis. There is significant correspondence with friends and colleagues, as well as fellow Monuments Men such as Samson Lane Faison, Edith Standen, and George Stout. The papers also includes reports, inventories of stolen artwork, maps, annotated photographs, a scrapbook, and photographs. The papers also document Howe's later work at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

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Creators:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 January 12-1980 February 1
Size:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 5 min.), digital, wav file)
47 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.berger79
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Jason Berger, conducted 1979 January 12 and 1980 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Creators:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-
Adamson, Glenn
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 May 20-June 5
Size:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 compact discs (6 hr., 9 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
116 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.saylan06
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Merryll Saylan conducted 2006 May 20-June 5, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, England.

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Creators:
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff
Dates:
1907-1983
Size:
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ritcandr2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, professor, writer, and post-World War II Monuments Men Andrew Carnduff Ritchie measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical material, including materials and photographs concerning his military service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the U.S. Army; correspondence, including letters from numerous artists; writings; committee and organization files; exhibition and project files, teaching files; printed material; and photographs, including portrait images of Ritchie taken by Hans Namuth.

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Creators:
Webb, Todd
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1990 September 4-1992 May 22
Size:
57 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.webb90
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Todd Webb conducted 1990 September 4-1992 May 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Webb speaks of his childhood in Detroit and Ontario, Canada; friendship with photographer Harry Callahan and the influence of a course by Ansel Adams on them both; service as a Navy photographer in World War II; development of a c...

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Creators:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018
Perreault, John, 1937-2015
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2003 April 22 and 29
Size:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital wav)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.woodma03
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Betty Woodman conducted 2003 April 22 and 29, by John Perreault, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York, New York.

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Creators:
Halper, Helen Marjorie Windust, 1908-1996
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 Sept. 27
Size:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording: (ca. 90 min.), analog.)
28 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.halper94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Helen Marjorie Windust Halper conducted 1994 Sept. 27, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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Creators:
Tacha, Athena, 1936-
Berman, Avis
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
2009 December 4-6
Size:
5 Items (sound files (6 hr., 47 min.), digital, wma)
127 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.tacha09
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Athena Tacha conducted 2009 December 4-6, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Tacha's studio, in Washington, D.C.

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