Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
An interview of Juan Menchaca conducted 1964 Nov. 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
MS 2576 Dictionary of geographical names of North and South America
Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914
Each volume has 200-250 pages. Includes many names of Indian origin, but these are usually indentified only as "Ind." with no indication of language or tribe.
These records include miscellaneous registers of correspondence and other logs of information created by the Document Clerk, J. M. Noah; the Property Clerk for the Bureau of American Ethnology; Frederick William True; Charles D. Walcott; and the Assistant Chief Clerk, J. Louis Willige. Materials pertain to time and attendance, confidential …
Helen Treadwell papers
Correspondence, financial statements, account books, receipts, membership applications, minutes, reports, press releases, printed materials, a photo of Treadwell presenting Julien Levy with a birthday cake, and photos of art work for the following organizations in which Treadwell was an officer: National Society of Mural Painters, National Council on the Arts …
Daniel Koerner papers
Correspondence; material relating to government support for the arts and to artists' unions and international organizations; cartoons and illustrations; writings; notes; legal documents; clippings; and printed material.
Edward Bruce papers
The Edward Bruce papers measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1902 to 1960, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1942. The collection documents Bruce's work as an artist, art collector, exhibition juror, and federal government art administrator, particularly his tenure as Director of the U. S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. Well over one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence with artists, art collectors and dealers, arts associations, galleries, and government officials, including President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917
Talman, Hugh (photographer)
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
National Tribal Chairmen's Association records
The files are those of the Washington, D.C., office that were accumulated primarily under William Youpee. Youpee served as the first president of the association and became its executive director in 1972. There are also files accumulated by Chinzu Toda, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who was on loan to the National Tribal Chairmen's Association. In 1978, Kenneth E. Black became the executive director. Material created from 1978 to the end of the National Tribal Chairmen's Association are in private hands.
W.G. Constable papers
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.