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Dates:
1970-1981
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-121
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative and fiscal records maintained by William M. Dunn as assistant Director for Administration.

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Dates:
[1817-1843 and undated]
Size:
6 Items ((on 6 fr. of microfilm))
Collection ID:
AAA.histsocp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An invitation to William Meredith for the eighth annual exhibition of the Artists' Fund Society "Private View," Apr. 3, 1843; circular letters, Mar. 13, 1834 and Oct. 1834, concerning the finances of the Pennsylvania Academy and the durability of the members. The first letter is signed by Joseph Hopkinson and the second by William Strickland, Henry...

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Creators:
Berensohn, Paulus
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2009 March 20-21
Size:
60 Pages (Transcript)
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (4 hr., 13 min.), digital, wav)
Collection ID:
AAA.berens09
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Paulus Berensohn conducted 2009 March 20-21, by Mark Shapiro, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Berensohn's home and studio, in Penland, North Carolina.

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Creators:
O'Brien Galleries (Chicago, Ill.)
Dates:
1811-1970
Size:
3 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.obrigall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, business records, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs chart the gallery's history.

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Creators:
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953
Dates:
1899-1945
Size:
87 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.steralbm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters to the Sterners, primarily regarding art and cultural matters.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator
Dates:
1962-1988
Size:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 545
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created mostly by administrators Rohlfing, Dobkin, and Dunne. They document the activities of the Museum Advisory Board and the acquisitions committee and contain files on fundraising, membership, product development, sales, education, collections management, and exhibitions. The records also include audit reports and annual...

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Creators:
Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
Dates:
1927-1973 (Papers), 1927-1966 (Records)
Size:
24.25 cu. ft. (48 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include both personal and professional correspondence and documents relating to Peters' academic and curatorial careers. Also included are files of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintained by Peters' predecessor, Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968). Correspondents include Jorge W. Abalos, M. Acosta-Solis, Kraig Kerr Adl...

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Creators:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964
Dates:
1887-1984
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.willesth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

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Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Bahr, A. W.
Dates:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Size:
1.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.14
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.

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