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Creators:
Hughes, Phillip S., interviewee
Dates:
1985
Size:
7 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9525
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
circa 1888-1972
Size:
21.5 cu. ft. (43 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Academy include proceedings of the Joint Commission, minutes of general Academy and Board of Managers meetings, correspondence, membership applications, scrapbooks, photographs, and publications.

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Creators:
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916
Dates:
1888-circa 1999
bulk 1904-1954
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.ranghenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The estate papers of New York tonalist painter Henry Ward Ranger, measure one linear foot and date from 1888-circa 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904-1954.The collection primarily documents the settlement of Ranger's contested will and the administration of his estate, but also provides scattered biographical information on Ranger's life, provenance information about his work, and documentation of the significance of his estate gift to the National Academy of Design. Records include appraisal information including an estate ledger, correspondence and memoranda including two letters from Ranger, court documents, financial and real estate records, news clippings, and two photographs and eight negatives of Ranger.

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Creators:
McLanathan, Richard B. K.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 August 31
Size:
3 Items (Sound recording: 3 wav files (1 hr., 52 min.), digital)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.mclana94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Richard B.K. McLanathan, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Phippsburg, Maine, on August 31, 1994.

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Creators:
Kirkland, Larry, 1950-
Berman, Avis
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
2009 Aug. 26-27
Size:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (6 hr., 26 min.), digital, wav file)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.kirkla09
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Larry Kirkland conducted 2009 Aug. 26-27, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Arts' U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Kirkland's studio, in Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
circa 1990-1995
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences
Dates:
1987-1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession contains files about the American Association of Museums (AAM), International Council of Museums (ICOM), National Academy of Public Affairs (NAPA), and Polar Research Board, all of which document Robert S. Hoffmann's roll of Assistant Secretary for Science. The goal of the AAM is to strengthen and expand the educational role of...

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Creators:
American Academy in Rome
Dates:
1855-2012
Size:
65.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ameracar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Academy in Rome measure 65.9 linear feet and date from 1855 to 2012. The collection documents the history of the institution from its inception in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome, through the end of World War II, and chronicles the contributions the academy has made to America's cultural and intellectual development. Nearly one-half of the collection consists of an unprocessed addition received in 2014 containing records that mostly post-date World War II and include correspondence and subject files of officers and executives based in the New York office of American Academy in Rome.

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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