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Creators:
Elam, Charles H.
Dates:
[undated]
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.elamchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Illustrated thesis by Elam (175 p.), "The Portraits of William Dunlap and a Catalogue of His Works"; 61 photographic negatives of Dunlap's paintings; and printed material, including two pamphlets.

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Creators:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848
Dates:
1834
Size:
0.4 Linear feet (2 v.)
Collection ID:
AAA.coletnot
Repository:
Archives of American Art

William Dunlap's History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States (George P. Scott and Co., N.Y., 1834). Volume II contains Cole's signature inside the front cover and his handwritten reaction to Dunlap's biography of him (p. 350-367), written in light pencil. Accompanying the texts is a photocopy of transcriptions of Col...

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Creators:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848
Dates:
1821-1863
Size:
7 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.colethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Notebooks; sketchbooks; drawings; letters; manuscript poems; catalogs; paintbrushes.

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Creators:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Dates:
1760-1935
Size:
2 Reels (ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.histsopa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.

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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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Creators:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1991
Size:
20.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylpren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 20.8 linear feet, dates from 1885 to 1991 (bulk dates 1908-1986) and documents the career of lithographer, teacher, and painter Prentiss Taylor. The collection consists primarily of subject/correspondence files (circa 16 ft.), reflecting Prentiss' career as a lithographer and painter, his association with figures prominent in the Harlem Renaissance, notably Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes, his activities as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers and other art organizations, his work in art therapy treating mental illness, and his teaching position at American University. The subject files contain mostly correspondence, but many include photographs and printed material. Also included are biographical, financial, legal and printed material; several hundred photographs; notes and writings; sketchbooks, drawings and a few prints by Taylor; and scrapbooks dating from 1885-1956.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 16-September 6, 1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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