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Creators:
Bryson, Bernarda
Dates:
1872-2004
bulk 1904-2004
Size:
14.6 Linear feet
5.88 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.brysbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and illustrator Bernarda Bryson Shahn measure 14.6 linear feet and 5.88 GB and date from 1872 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-2004. Found within the papers are family and biographical materials, correspondence, writings including sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns, some in digital format, voluminous notebooks, five diaries, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, one sketchbook and other art work, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection documents Bernarda's work, there are materials about or created by Ben Shahn scattered throughout the collection. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2011 that includes administrative files regarding Bernarda Shahn's work on the board of Skowhegan correspondence of both Bernarda and Ben Shahn; an inventory ledger with names of works of art by Ben Shahn; a scrapbook regarding Ben Shan's work in Japan; photographs of Ben and Bernarda Shahn and images of works of art by Ben Shahn; sketchbooks and notebooks by Ben and Bernarda Shahn; and printed material.

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Creators:
Zilberg, Jonathan Leslie, 1961-
Dates:
1961-1967
Size:
24 Items (24 art originals : watercolor on paper ; mounted in album 25 x 31 cm. + 1 essay (10 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 3 appendices (5, 2, [1] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.))
Collection ID:
SIL-AA.XXXX-0016
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Consists of 24 watercolors mounted in a "Croxley Drawing Book" album ([24] p., interleaved with tissue paper) with the hand-written identification: "Watercolour drawings by f-emale & m-ale African primary school children" on p. [1] of the cover; 1 print-out of essay (2010), Painted drawings by Rhodesian school children in the Smithsonian Institution, by Jonathan Zilberg; and 1 photocopy of a "Suggested press release" for a traveling exhibition of similar paintings that toured the U.S. under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service from 1960 through 1970. The paintings were mounted in the album sometime between 1965 and 1967. The watercolors were created by children at the Nyarutsetso Art Centre, Highfield, Salisbury (now Harare) Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the course of art classes taught by Anglican missionary and art educator, Canon Edward Paterson, and date from 1961-1967.

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Creators:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991
Dates:
1920-2004
Size:
21.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.groschai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City sculptor and teacher Chaim Gross measure 21.1 linear feet and date from 1920-2004. The collection provides comprehensive documentation of Gross's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, educational institutions, and religious and philanthropic organizations, writings, personal business records, extensive printed and published material including motion picture film and video recordings of four documentaries, one hundred and fifteen sketchbooks spanning the bulk of Gross's career, and photographs of Gross, his family, many friends and colleagues from the art world, his studio, personal art collection, and works of art. An unprocessed addition of three sketchbooks was donated in 2020.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director
Dates:
1976-1979, 1986-1987
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of Jean M. Salan, primarily during the years when she was Assistant Director for Administration, 1979-1980, and Assistant Director, 1983- . The records document planning for events, such as the opening of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) and the Warren M. Robbins Library, and include some financial...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1980-1981
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-014
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the outgoing correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1964-1982.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-2002
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records primarily documenting the professional activities of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996, and Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002, of the National Museum of African Art. Included is correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, and individuals in the field of African art ...

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Creators:
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007
Dates:
1936-2007
Size:
95 Linear feet (154 document boxes, 1 manuscript folder, 63 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, plus 64 microfilm reels, 137 sound recordings, 3 map folders, and 3 sets of rolled maps )
Collection ID:
NAA.1984-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Gordon D. Gibson. The collection contains his correspondence, field notes, research files, museum records, writings, photographs, sound recordings, and maps.The bulk of the collection consists of Gibson's southwestern Africa research. This includes his field notes, film scripts, photographs, sound recordings, and grant proposals he wrote in support of his fieldwork in Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. In addition, the collection contains his research notes, maps, drafts, publications, and papers presented at conferences. While most of his research focused on the Herero and Himba, the collection also contains his research on the Ovambo and Okavango and other southwestern African groups. In the collection is a great deal of photocopies and microfilms of literature on southwestern African ethnic groups, many of which are in Portuguese and German and which he had translated for his files. He was also interested in African material culture, especially Central African headgear. His research on African caps is well-represented in the collection, and includes photos of caps at various museums, source materials, research notes, and textile samples of knots and loop work. Gibson's files as the curator of African ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History also make up a significant portion of the collection. Among these records are his files for the museum's Hall of African Cultures and other African exhibits; his files on the museum's African collections, early donors and collectors of the collections; his personnel files; documents relating to his committee work; department and museum memos; meeting minutes; and his records as head of the Old World Division and acting chair of the department. The collection also documents the efforts to establish the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Film Center, now the Human Studies Film Archives, as well as his work on the planning committee to establish the Museum of Man at the Smithsonian. Memos and minutes relating to the Smithsonian's Center for the Study of Man are also present in the collection. In addition to Gibson's field photos, the collection also contains African photos taken by others. Among these are Herbert Friedmann's photos of Kenya; Hausmann's Libya photos; photos by Ralph Kepler Lewis during the Morden Africa Expedition in Kenya; and photos by Lawrence Marshall, Volkmar Wentzel, Alfred Martin Duggan Cronin, and Father Carlos Estermann. There are also photos of the exhibit cases from the Hall of African Cultures; photos of Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian African artifacts; and copies of photographs he obtained from different archives, including the National Anthropological Archives. Other materials in the collection include his files as film reviews editor for the American Anthropologist during the 1960s and 70s and his activities in different organizations.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Council
Dates:
1978-1984
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of background materials for the Smithsonian Council members and participants; correspondence and memoranda from and to James M. Young; the Council's planning committee reports; the Council's expenses; the Council's executive committee reports to the Secretary and Smithsonian Council members; budget reports; program mate...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-2008
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records relating to the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) created by the director's office during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, John E. Reinhardt (Acting), Sylvia H. Williams, Patricia L. Fiske (Acting), Roslyn A. Walker, and Sharon F. Patton. The records relate to grants, fundraising, various museum de...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1963-1980
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Jean M. Salan, volunteer and eventual staff member of the Museum of African Art (MAA), 1964-1976; and Assistant Director for Administration of MAA, 1979-1980, when the Museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution on August 13, 1979. The records mostly consist of correspondence pertaining to MAA f...

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