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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
Ramm, John Milton, 1904-1984
Dates:
1900-1992
Size:
11 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rammjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist John Milton Ramm measure 11 linear feet and date from 1900 to 1992. Found within are biographical materials, family correspondence, personal business records, notes and notebooks, travel journals and other writings by Ramm and his father, John Henry Ramm. Art work consists of sketches, sketchbooks, watercolor sketches, mural designs, and other drawings by John Milton Ramm and John Henry Ramm. Also found are numerous photographs of family, friends, travels and voyages, and San Francisco cityscapes, as well as photographs of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires taken by John Henry Ramm.

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Creators:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951
Dates:
1910-2009
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
0.035 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.meckaust
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers measure 1.4 linear feet and 0.035 GB and date from 1910-2006, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1928-1977. Correspondence, writings, drawings, printed and digital material, miscellaneous items and photographs document Mecklem as an artist, muralist and art instructor and Appel as an artist, puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. A significant part of Appel's papers consists of drafts of two illustrated children's books.

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Creators:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968
Dates:
1904-2010
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fruealfr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of caricaturist and illustrator Alfred J. Frueh measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1904-2010. These papers consist of biographical information, including a sound recording of reminiscences about Frueh by his children; correspondence that includes many illustrated letters and greeting cards; notes and writings; numerous caricature sketches, cartoons, and 25 sketchbooks by Frueh; printed material; and photographs of Frueh and his artwork.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
2012
Collection ID:
Accession 13-049
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Haiti Cultural Recovery Project" website, crawled in two parts on June 5 and 6, 2012. The Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, works to rescue, recover, safeguard, and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media, and architectural features damaged and enda...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Haiti Cultural Recovery Project" website, crawled April 3, 2013. The Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, works to rescue, recover, safeguard, and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media, and architectural features damaged and endangered by the January 12, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2010-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-304
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two blogs maintained by the National Museum of African Art. "Africa Underground," crawled May 7, 2013, promotes an occasional event series of the same name. Africa Underground opens the doors of the National Museum of African Art after hours for the public to enjoy the museum's exhibitions and features performances,...

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Creators:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.powehira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

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Creators:
White, Joseph
Dates:
circa 1870-2010
bulk 1971-2008
Size:
1.7 Linear feet
1.61 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.whitjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, DC, based painter Joseph White measure 1.7 linear feet and 1.61 GB and date from circa 1870 to 2010, with the bulk of the material from 1971 to 2008. White's career as an artist is documented through scattered biographical material, correspondence with family and friends, poetry, plays, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, source material, photographs and digital photographs of White, family, friends, and artwork.

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Creators:
Norman, Irving, 1906-1989
Norman, Hela
Dates:
circa 1920-2010
Size:
10 Linear feet
142.32 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.normirvi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Irving and Hela Norman measure 10.0 linear feet and 142.32 GB and date from circa 1920 to 2010. The papers document the career of painter Irving Norman through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, curators, art galleries, and museums; writings, exhibition records, personal business records, printed material, personal photographs, and photographs of his artwork. Also found are numerous audio and video interviews of Irving and Hela Norman. Some of the materials, interviews and photographs are digital.

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