Query: What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Exhibitions Manager
Dates:
2003-2010
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-065
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Exhibitions Manager, Marie Elena Amatangelo, in her work planning and coordinating exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery as well as for a traveling exhibition sponsored by SAAM. Exhibitions represented include Local Color: Washington …

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James A. McGrath papers
Creators:
McGrath, James A.
Dates:
1950-2011
Size:
5.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcgrjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts educator James A. McGrath measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2011. Included are McGrath's papers concerning his artist's residencies and workshops for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in the Yemen Republic, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of the Congo, 1990-1995. Also found are McGrath's papers concerning artist William Wiley. These papers date from Wiley's high school days and includes correspondence, writings, student files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork. Letters from Wiley to McGrath span several decades and provide details about his artwork, family, and travels.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1988-2014
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), previously known as the National Museum of American Art, 1980-2000, as well as exhibitions displayed in the Renwick Gallery. These materials were primarily created by Chief Curator …

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Charlene Hodges Byrd collection
Creators:
Byrd, Charlene Hodges, 1929-2009
Dates:
circa 1750-2009
bulk 1880-1960
Size:
43 Linear feet (35 document boxes and 39 oversize boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2010.26
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Charlene Hodges Byrd collection measures 43 linear feet, and dates from circa 1750-2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1960. The collection documents the personal life and professional career of Charlene Hodges Byrd, an African American teacher from Washington, D.C., along with material for several related families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Family members prominently represented include Sarah A. Shimm, teacher and essayist under the name Faith Lichen; her daughters Erminie F. Shimm and Grace E. Shimm Cummings, both teachers; and Byrd's mother, Joyce Ethel Cummings Hodges, also a teacher. Correspondence and writings chiefly discuss family life, religion, race, education, and the relationship with Frederick Douglass and his family. The collection is arranged in 10 series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Financial and Legal Records, Printed Material, Volumes, Memorabilia, Textiles, and Photographs.

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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1867-1940
Size:
60.45 cu. ft. (91 document boxes) (7 half document boxes) (15 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (2 cu. ft. large oversize box) (67 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 70
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The exposition records of this collection provide an account of the Smithsonian's involvement in twenty-two domestic and foreign expositions between 1876 and 1908. The depth of coverage in the records is uneven, but they still convey a wealth of information about Smithsonian participation in expositions, chiefly during the last quarter of the …

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Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Creators:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Dates:
1956-2011
Size:
36.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.braugall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Braunstein/Quay Gallery records measure 36.9 linear feet and date from 1956 to 2011. The records consist of administrative records, artist files, exhibition and event files, and financial records that shed light on the gallery's operations through correspondence, price lists, inventories, printed material, born digital material, photographs, and more.

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Downtown Gallery records
Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Creators:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1929-1989
Size:
87 Boxes
The subseries consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.06
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Subseries 4.6 consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Records
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and …

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William Jones Rhees Collection
Dates:
circa 1878-1907
Size:
25.72 cu. ft. (50 document boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The William J. Rhees Collection consists of the remains of his Manuscript and Newspaper Scrap portfolio files. The dates of the material indicate that Rhees was collecting these papers from the beginning of his tenure at the Smithsonian, but the files were not organized until 1891 when he was appointed keeper …

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