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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Indians at the Post Office: Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals" online exhibition as it existed on July 2, 2014. The exhibition was jointly created by the National Postal Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the United States Postal Service. It looks at post office murals depicting the ...

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Creators:
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1870-2010
bulk 1962-1985
Size:
39 slides (photographs)
35 negatives (photographic)
257 Photographic prints
14 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.072
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records collection includes documents and photographs related to works of art accessioned into the IACB collection from it's inception in 1935 to 1999. The collection also includes docuements related to objects accessioned into the IACB's run Southern Plains Indian Museum. The collection is nearly comprehensive and includes works of art from Alaska Native artists to Catawba pottery, and includes artwork from several renowned artists including, Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), and Don Morse "Lelooska" Smith (Cherokee).

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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Size:
8 Prints (cyanotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

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Creators:
Siegriest, 1899-1989
United States. Works Progress Administration
Dates:
1939
Size:
7 Posters
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4883
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Titles: "Antelope Hunt from a Navaho Drawing, New Mexico;" "Pomo Indian Basket, California;" "Apache Devil Dancer from an Indian Painting, Arizona;" "Pueblo Turtle Dancers from an Indian Painting, New Mexico;" "Eskimo Mask, Western Alaska;" "Blanket Design of the Haida Indians, Alaska;" and "From an Indian Painting on Elkskin, Great Plains."

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Creators:
Hill, Richard W., Sr.
Dates:
circa 1972-1978
Size:
25 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Informal photographic portraits depicting Iroquois, Seminole, and other American Indians. Images document the preparation of fry bread, a lacrosse player, a corn-husk doll maker, an Iroquois dancer, a longhouse wedding party, a Seneca wood carver making a water drum, a Seneca basketmaker, and a Seneca flute maker.

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Creators:
Forbes, Anne, 1919-
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1948-1977
Size:
472 Photographic Prints
1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.060
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Anne Forbes collection includes documents and photographs pertaining to her research on Indian arts in the Southwest, United States conducted during 1948-1948 and revisited in 1958. The work culminated in the dissemination of a survey titled "Survey of American Indian Arts and Crafts, Southwest and Northern Plains." Forbes focused mostly on Pueblo paintings having developed personal relationships with several Pueblo painters including Joe Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo), Velino Herrera (Zia Pueblo) and Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez Pueblo).

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Creators:
Halstead, Whitney (collector and photographer)
Dates:
undated
Size:
27 Negatives (acetate)
140 Prints (silver gelatin (including proof sheets of contact prints))
1 Print (albumen)
11 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-43
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs documenting pottery and pottery designs from historic Pueblo groups and archeological sites, including Nampeyo pottery and an image of Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso and examples of her pottery. There are also some photographs that depict a pueblo, Southwest landscapes, cliff dwellings, rock art, craftspeople, and dwellings, mostly re...

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Creators:
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968
Dates:
1921-1983
Size:
2.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dharrene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art curator, lecturer, and museum director, René d'Harnoncourt (1901-1968), document d'Harnoncourt's activities, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as they relate to Mexican and Native American art. D'Harnoncourt's career, including his arrival in Mexico in 1925, his curation of the exhibitions, Mexican Art (1930-1932), and Indian Art of the United States (1941), and his work for the Department of the Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board from 1937-1944, are documented in small amounts of biographical material and correspondence, published writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs of d'Harnoncourt and colleagues, and photographs of works of art. The collection also contains a drawing of d'Harnoncourt, and photocopies of caricatures of d'Harnoncourt and others.

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Creators:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966
Dates:
1879-1967
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rusholiv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Olive Rush measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1967. They contain correspondence, artwork, photographs, writings, and other personal papers documenting Rush's education and career as an illustrator, portraitist, muralist, painter, teacher, and promoter of Native American art.

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Creators:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono)
Dates:
2006-2008
Size:
51 videocassettes (minidv)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.019
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.

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