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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office
Dates:
circa 1969-1991
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda perta...

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Creators:
Cancel, Luis R.
Dates:
circa 1900-1998
bulk 1970-1996
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cancluis
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator and artist Luis Cancel measure 10.1 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1970 to 1996. The collection is comprised of biographical material, professional files, arts administration records documenting his directorship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and as Commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs in New York, subject and artist's files, files for the exhibition Legacy / Legado, printed materials, photographs, and unidentified sound recordings.

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Creators:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981
Dates:
1938-1949
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dowsolin
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.

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Creators:
Traylor, Morton P., 1918-1996
Dates:
1936-2003
Size:
3.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.traymort
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Morton Traylor measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2003. The papers document his career as an artist and administrator of the Virginia Art Institute through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, slides, and albums of artwork by Traylor. Three scrapbooks document his education and early career through clippings, photographs, exhibition materials, and letters.

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Creators:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000
Dates:
circa 1930-1980
Size:
5.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.merrfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts administrator Francis Sumner Merritt measure 5.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1980. The bulk of the papers document his career as the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Included are biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and notes, professional files on Haystack and other institutions, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010
Dates:
1942-2010
Size:
9 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vandjan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers or curator and arts administrator Jan Van der Marck measure 9.0 linear feet and date from 1944 to 2010. His career is documented through biographical material, files on artists and art historians, museum administration records, and other professional records. Also found are papers concerning Van der Marck's personal interest and research on modern bookbinding.

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Creators:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-
Dates:
1882
1923-1997
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bakemild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

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Creators:
Claflin, Agnes Rindge, 1900-1977
Dates:
1936-circa 1970s
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.clafagne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, collector, and educator Agnes Rindge Claflin concerning Alexander Calder measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1936-circa 1970s. Included are five letters, two of which are illustrated, and one postcard from Alexander Calder to Claflin; two handwritten manuscripts by Calder, one untitled and "A Propos of Measuring a Mobile," 1943; an invitation to a Calder exhibition at Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1952; and 14 photographs of Calder, of Calder and Claflin in Calder's studio, of Calder's art work, and of a Calder exhibition installation at Vassar Art Gallery, 1942. Transcriptions of three of the letters and both manuscripts are also included.

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Creators:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007
Dates:
1923-2013
bulk 1950-2000
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.moyeroy
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist and arts administrator Roy Moyer measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2013, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 2000. The materials also concern to a limited degree Moyer's life partner, artist and art historian, Karl Lunde. Moyer's career is documented by writings, photographs of his artwork and exhibiton installations, as well as printed materials concerning exhibitions and his participation in cutural and community activities. There is limited correspondence or material of a personal nature.

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Creators:
DeWitt, John, 1910-1984
Dates:
1962-1979
Size:
1.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dewijohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of federal arts administrator John DeWitt date from 1962-1979, and measure 1.4 linear feet. The collection primarily documents 1970s arts programs sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Found within the papers are correspondence concerning the department's art projects and exhibition files for The American Artist and Water Reclamation, 1972, and America 1976.

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