Query: Disegno: Italian Renaissance Designs for the Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)
Exhibition Records
Dates:
1993-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Susan Yelavich, Assistant Director for Public Programs, documenting the development, funding, and publicity of the following exhibits: Power of maps; Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design; Memorial to Jan Palach; Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office; Angles of Repose …

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Lisa Taylor Papers
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, 1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Lisa Taylor, Director, Smithsonian Associates (TSA), 1966-1968, and Director, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM), 1969-1987. These materials document her personal correspondence and professional activities as well as her transition from TSA to CHM and the administration of CHM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, postcards, photographs, invitations, clippings …

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in Accession 09-068 for Disegno: Italian Renaissance Designs for the Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)
Loan Files (Incoming Loans)
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-123
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum exhibitions. Materials include condition reports, correspondence, loan agreements, color object photographs, object lists, shipping information, photocopies of images, catalogs, and contracts. A small portion of the records also document the movement of objects in the collection during …

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Publications
Dates:
1989-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-589
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications created by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum documenting exhibitions, educational programs, and special events. Materials include brochures, pamphlets, postcards, exhibition guides, teacher's guides, invitations, holiday cards, stickers, letterhead, programs, posters, and flyers.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Dates:
1976-2000
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the installation, development, and publicity of exhibitions and visitor response to those exhibitions. Materials include installation photographs, object lists, label copy, scripts, press releases, memoranda, correspondence, and visitor comment books. An exhibitions list is found at the front of Box 1.

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in Accession 04-117 for Disegno: Italian Renaissance Designs for the Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)
Downtown Gallery records
Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection
Creators:
Cornell, Joseph
Dates:
1750-1980, bulk 1930-1972
Size:
196.8 Linear feet
186 Nitrate negatives
Collection ID:
SAAM.JCSC.1
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The Joseph Cornell Study Center collection measures 196.8 linear feet and dates from 1750 to 1980, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1972. Documenting the artistic career and personal life of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), the collection is primarily made up of two- and three-dimensional source material, the contents of the artists' studio, his record album collection, and his book collection and personal library. The collection also includes diaries and notes, financial and estate papers, exhibition materials, collected artifacts and ephemera, photographs, correspondence, and the papers of Robert Cornell (1910-1965) and Helen Storms Cornell (1882-1966), the artist's brother and mother.

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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1981-2001
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Supplementary areas of exhibitions also covered include related symposiums, lectures, and gallery talks. Among those exhibitions covered are The Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and …

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in Accession 07-020 for Disegno: Italian Renaissance Designs for the Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)
Subject Files
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as larger initiatives such as …

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