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Creators:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974
Dates:
1920-1991
Size:
9.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blackath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of educators and painters Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991. The papers focus primarily on Blackshear's career but also document the career of Blackshear's partner Ethel Spears, and the involvement of both women in the Chicago, Illinois art scene. Papers include biographical material, correspondence, handmade holiday and greeting cards, artist files, research and subject files, and printed material.

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Creators:
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003
Dates:
1947-1989
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.berdvera
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material; letters received, many from people associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings; sketchbooks; printed material; and a photograph album.

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Creators:
Beal, Jack, 1931-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 March 27
Size:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.beal68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jack Beal conducted 1968 March 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Crawford, James, 1944-
Dates:
1975 Dec. 5
Size:
5 Sound tapes (5 in.)
214 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyon75
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Ellen Lanyon conducted by James Crawford for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Yoshida, Ray
Dates:
circa 1895-2010
bulk 1950-2005
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.yoshray
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

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Creators:
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1928-1994
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials document the orders placed by the clients of the Scurlock Studio. The photographs primarily depict individual portrait sittings but there are also portraits of children, groups, and other subjects.

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