The papers of museum director, art consultant and curator Otto Wittmann (1911-2001)date from 1932 to 1996 and measure 10.1 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and other files concerning Wittmann's career as Director of the Toledo Museum of Art and as trustee and acting chief curator of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Eleven scrapbooks contain materials primarily relating to the activities of the Toledo Museum of Art, but also contain documentation of Wittmann's World War II service in the Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the present day CIA. Also found within the papers are files relating to his work with the National Endownment of the Arts, Arts and Artifacts Indemnification Committee, scattered biographical information, and personal correspondence.
Images of several varieties of corn, including types of Pawnee corn, Canadian Sioux corn, Navajo corn, Mandan red sweet-corn, and Red Lake Ojibwa "flint corn." The collection also includes one image of a hoe blade made from a buffalo scapula.
The Hyde Windlass Company was founded in 1895 for the manufacture of deck machinery. Growing interest in marine transportation and the necessity for it because of wars increased the company's size enabling it to design and manufacture a larger variety of products from propellers and marine fittings to other heavy machine assemblies.
Replies to circular letter sent out by Dr Joseph H. Pratt, in cooperation with Mr Myer.
The sound recordings of art critic Charles Giuliano include 10 sound reels and date from 1970 to 1977. Within the collection are interviews and discussions conducted or taped by Giuliano relating to the Boston, Massachusetts art scene.
This 433-page ledger is leather-bound (deteriorating); each page is filled with hand-written entries recording sales of merchandise and payment receipts by customer name. This is apparently the daily account journal of a general hardware store (name, location, and recorder's name unknown). Sales amounts are recorded in the right column; receipts (b...
Account of Cheyenne medicine men, Powder River, Colorado.
The Whitney Halstead papers measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1982. They document the career of art historian, educator, critic, author, and artist Whitney Halstead. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material; a diary and travel journals; writings and notes (almost one-half of the collection); scattered correspondence; miscellaneous records and printed materials documenting Halstead's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago; audio-cassette recordings of African and native music; artists files for Jim Nutt and Joseph E. Yoakum; exhibition files; art work by Halstead and others; and photographs of Halstead, friends and colleagues, and art projects. Also found are numerous photographs, slides, and negatives of primitive art, including American Indian art by Southwest tribes.
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.