Query: Illustrated books -- History
George A. Kubler collection
Creators:
Kubler, George A., 1876-1943.
Dates:
[18--]
Size:
66,000 Items (39 vertical file drawers)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0020
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Collection consists ofapproximately 66,000, high quality engravings collected by Kubler from European and American books and periodicals dating almost exclusively from the 19th century.Portraits and city views document the social history and material culture of the period. Specific topics covered include archery, boxing, funerals, irrigation, milk, peddlers, riots, stenography, volcanos, and wrecks, among others. Among the publications from which illustrations were removed are Harper's weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Puck, Illustrated London News, and King's New York City Views. Dates Kubler noted on the individual items are the dates on which the illustrations appeared in the publication from which they were extracted, not the date of the events or subjects being documented. Each print is mounted on tissue. Folders marked by a red circle indicate extremely rare prints.

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Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Books
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
Dates:
circa 1854-1962
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of miscellaneous publications, notes, drafts, maps and other related materials. Authors and correspondents include Spencer F. Baird, G. Brown Goode, Charles Rau, Theodore Gill, and Charles Greeley Abbot. Topics include Smithsonian history, museology, and scientific research. Provenance to this collection is unknown.

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William Mills Ivins papers
Creators:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Dates:
1878-1964
Size:
20.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivinwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers, 1878-1964 (20.5 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. The collection contains some Ivins' family papers including family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs.

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Grant Records
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1999-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation from other …

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Theodore Bolton papers
Creators:
Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889
Dates:
1917-1958
Size:
5.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 5 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.bolttheo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, typescripts of books, publications and clippings relating to Bolton's published and unpublished works on American art.

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Charles Robert Knight papers
Creators:
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953
Dates:
[ca. 1948-1961]
Size:
0.2 Linear feet (Gift)
Loan portion (on partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.knigchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Books and periodicals illustrated by Knight and miscellaneous writings.

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Oral history interview with Rockwell Kent
Creators:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 Feb. 26-27
Size:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: (3 hours 30 min.), 7 in.)
40 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.kent69
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Rockwell Kent conducted 1969 Feb. 26-27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Kent speaks of his family background; his early interest and talent in art; studying painting with Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase; his early studies and work in architecture; Kenneth Hayes Miller as a …

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Correspondence
Dates:
1968-2011
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-204
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence of Frank D. Ferrari, Research Zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Ferrari's research focused on the development of copepods and related crustaceans, patterning of crustacean limbs, and the taxonomy of deep-sea copepods. He also served …

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Website Records
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-197
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of "The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book: The Gerhard Pulverer Collection" website, maintained by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, as it existed on March 12, 2015. The website is an online catalog for the Pulverer Collection which includes numerous rare and pristine examples …

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Superman Comic Book Collection
Creators:
Austin, Terry
Siegel, Jerry (cartoonist)
Shuster, Joseph (cartoonist)
Salkind, Alexander
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Dates:
1923-1984
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0274
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes numerous newspaper clippings of the Superman comic strip, 1940-1950, promotional material using the Superman character, Superman comic books, 1944-1978 and illustrations of Superman drawn by Terry Austin in 1984. Dramatic scripts for TV and movie portrayals of Superman in 1977 and 1982 as well as a novel by George Lowther about Superman …

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