Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) was a noted American landscape painter whose painting style is associated with American tonalism. His paintings gained international recognition from the 1880s through the 1920s. Charles Lang Freer was his primary patron. Tryon taught art at Smith College and became head of the Art Department. The Tryon papers, dating from circa 1872 to 1930, document Tryon's professional and personal life and include correspondence, photographs, a sketchbook, and newspaper clippings.
These papers consist of Florence Merriam Bailey's diaries, 1874, 1887, as well as additional journals kept on trips to the Bermuda Islands, 1890; California, 1907; and Maine; 1911. Other materials include expense account books; articles and news clippings concerning and written by Bailey; a scrapbook; childhood writings; college papers an...
The papers of Massachusetts lithographer and etcher Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay measure 1.9 linear feet and 0.057 GB and date from circa 1873 to circa 2015, with the bulk of materials from 1890 to 1930. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, fifteen diaries, six travel diaries, teaching files, artwork, printed materials, and photographs.
This accession documents Charles Blitzer's involvement on several committees and councils. Records pertain to Smith College, including the Committee on Planning and Resources, and Committee on Planning and Development; Dumbarton Oaks Advisory Committee; Exploration Board of Trustees; Yale Advisory Committee on American Art and Material Cu...
Photographs taken by Victoria Scott from 1969 to 1979 in Nigeria to document Nigerian art, in particular works at the Oshogbo school, while teaching and working as a visual artist at the Jebba Technical College. Photographs are of artists and their works. Scott used the images in her courses on Nigerian art at the college. The photographs document drawings, graphic prints, paintings and textiles of the Oshogbo school of artists. There are photographic reproductions of the following works: Elephant by Nike; Elmina Castle by Kwe Ade Odus; Free Yourself and See Yourself by Twins Seven-Seven; Mamiwata VoyiboII by Bruce Onobrakpeya; Obatala and his Wife by Joseph Olu-Billy; Ogun, God of Iron by Sam Babarinsa; Reindeer by Jimoh Buraimoh; The Secret Life of the Twins of Nigeria by Asiru Olatunde; and Yam Festival Masquerade by Adebisi Fabunmui. Also included within the collection are images of artists at work and the town in which they live. People portrayed include artist Adebisi Fabunmi; a blacksmith at work in Kaduna, Nigeria; and potters in Gahana. Images of the towns include a market in Abeokuta, Nigeria; a Portuguese fort in Cape Coast, Ghana and an Osun (deity) shrine in Oshogbo.
The papers of architectural historian, author, critic, teacher, and museum director, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, date from 1919-1987 and measure 24.8 linear feet. Almost all of the collection is comprised of Hitchcock's correspondence files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. Letters are from prominent architectural historians, architects, artists, preservationists, museum directors and curators, and family and friends. Also found are two feet of writings by Hitchcock and others, scattered biographical information, printed material, and photographs of Hitchcock and architecture.
The collection, which dates from circa 1989 to 1993 and measures .01 linear feet, includes portraits of African Americans and depictions of African American religious life. The collection is comprised of photographic prints.
The papers of contemporary and folk art curator, historian, and consultant Dorothy C. Miller measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1853-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1996. The papers primarily concern Miller's private art consulting work outside of her curatorial work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials, extensive correspondence and subject files, and project files for her art consulting work for the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the World Trade Center, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Miller's work as a trustee and committee member of various public and private boards and commissions is also represented here. Additionally, the papers contain Miller's research files on Edward Hicks and folk art, and a small number of files of her husband Holger Cahill about his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is a scattered documentation of Miller's early curatorial work with Holger Cahill on the First Municipal Art Exhibition (1934) held at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. Also found is Dorothy Miller's collection of artists' Christmas cards and photographs of Miller and others. An addition to the papers includes biographical material; family papers; correspondence; professional files; art collection and client files; printed material; and photographic material. While a small number professional files are included, the majority of the addition relates to her personal life, including correspondence with her husband Holger Cahill, and files pertaining to her personal art collection.
Anthropometric portraits of Maya Indians in the vicinity of Chichen Itza, probably made for Steggerda's Carnegie Institution publication 434, Anthropometry of Adult Maya Indians: A Study of Their Physical and Physiological Characteristics, 1932.