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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995
Dates:
circa 1909-1977
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.saarlili
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.

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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sullivan family
Sullivan, W. Oscar, 1891-
Dates:
1900-1960
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (8 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs document the careers in show business (traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows) of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates.

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Creators:
Frank, Mary, 1933-
Dates:
1884-2017
bulk 1957-1990
Size:
4.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.

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Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967
Dates:
1920-1997
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.culvchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Charles Culver measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1920-1997. This material documents his personal life and career as a watercolorist and art critic for The Detriot Free Press from the late 1930s-1967. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, business files, artwork, photographs, printed material and artifacts.

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Creators:
Buyck, Edward Pierre, 1888-1960
Buyck, Mary Willard Vine
Dates:
1914-1971
Size:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.buycedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers relating to the activities and careers of Edward Pierre and Mary Willard Vine Buyck, a couple active in art related activities in New York State in the 1930's and 1940's.

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Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-
Dates:
circa 1930s-2015
bulk 1972-2015
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.corteldz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972 to 2015. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, professional files, exhibition and gallery files, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964
Dates:
circa 1930-2012
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.depamarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California jewelry designer Margaret De Patta measure 3.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 2012. The papers include correspondence, writings, teaching files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Mekeel, H. Scudder (Haviland Scudder), 1902-1947
Dates:
bulk 1930-1933
circa 1920-1947
Size:
1 Print (photochrom)
443 Negatives (nitrate)
235 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-21
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The photographs primarily document ceremonies, people, and lands of Native Americans in the Plains and Southwest, taken during Mekeel's field research from 1929 to 1936. A large portion of the collection depicts Mekeel's research during the early 1930s among the Oglala of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Another large portion of the coll...

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Creators:
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Dates:
1958-1987
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Papers, 1959-1987, of Elizabeth Gordon, editor of the periodical, House Beautiful from 1941-1964, mostly related to her research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; notes; drafts for articles and lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; drawings of paper and foil art; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.

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