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Creators:
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985
Dates:
circa 1946-1995
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Thomas Downing measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1946 to 1995. The papers document his career as an artist in Washington, D.C. and Provincetown, Massachusetts through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographic material and artwork.

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
circa 1981-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the files of Cesar Romero-Sierra as President of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), 1988-1989; materials regarding the 1995 annual meeting of SPNHC; the files of Catharine A. Hawks as a member of the SPNHC Conservation Committee; the files of the SPNHC Liaison Committee; photogra...

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Creators:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-
Dates:
1862-1985
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.branpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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United States. National Marine Fisheries Service
Dates:
1955-1994
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Isabel C. Pérez Farfante (married name Canet) was born in Havana, Cuba on July 24, 1916. She received her Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1948. She was a professor and researcher at the University of Havana; director of the Cuban Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras; and associate in Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Har...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Programs Department
Dates:
circa 2001-2005
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-164
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development and execution of the exhibition Visual Music: 1905-2005. The exhibition was curated by Judith Zilczer, Curator of Paintings, 1992-2003, who continued to work on the exhibition as Curator Emerita after her retirement. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; background a...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1995-1998
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibition activities of the office for the National Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, condition reports, checklists, insurance records, shipping invoices, lender files, and budget records.

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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:
Rosenak, Chuck
Dates:
circa 1938-2008
Size:
17.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rosechuc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains research files for four books by the Rosenaks and includes letters, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews with artists, and photographic material.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1936-1965
Size:
6.78 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (14 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include some correspondence belonging to Mary Agnes Chase, which was forwarded to Swallen; Ernest R. Sohn, associate curator of Botany, 1956; and Thomas R. Soderstrom, curator of Grasses, 1964-1965. Correspondents include U.S. and foreign botanists; agricultural experiment stations; field botanists; state geological surveys; fores...

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