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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Publications
Dates:
1972-2005
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-103
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of contracts and permissions administered by the Office of Publications for various publications, including gallery guides, exhibition catalogs, and brochures. Publications covered include "Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914;" "American Portrait Drawings;" "American Portrait Prints: Proceedings ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1983-1991
Size:
10 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records pertain to eight exhibitions which the Office of Exhibitions organized between 1983 and 1991. The bulk of the records includes correspondence between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Director, Alan Fern, and various national and international museum institutions, donors, art galleries, archives, various municipal and stat...

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Creators:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Dates:
undated
1821-1904
Size:
2.3 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.catlgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.

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Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994
Dates:
1783-1935
bulk 1804-1877
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.grahrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters measure 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1783 to 1935, with the bulk of the letters dating from 1804 to 1877. Graham, an art dealer and collector, compiled the unrelated letters of several late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century painters such as Thomas Biddle, Thomas Doughty, G. P. A. Healy, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Emanuel Leutze, Samuel F. B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and others.

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Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938
Dates:
1876-1963
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dewithom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Dewing family measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876-1963. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Thomas Dewing; personal correspondence from Dewing, his wife Maria Oakey, and other family members; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Dewing, his family, and his work.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1980-1996
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include "Benjamin West and His American Students" (1980-1981); "Charles ...

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Creators:
Lipton, Leah
Dates:
1980-2007
bulk 1980-1986
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NPG.CAP.00001
Repository:
National Portrait Gallery

Research material gathered by Leah Lipton regarding portrait painter Chester Harding (1792-1866), including correspondence with reference librarians, archivists, scholars, private collectors, Harding's descendants, and others; printed material, notes, and photographs.

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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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