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Creators:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Potomac-side Naturalists' Club
Dates:
circa 1858-1866
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include membership lists, rules and regulations, and a committee report on the revision of the Club constitution.

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Creators:
Southwestern Watercolor Society
Dates:
1964-1982
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.soutwate
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Consitution and by-laws; clippings; intermittent issues of the newsletter THE SCENE, 1969-1982; form letters; invitations; bulletins; a membership list, 1964; and exhibition catalogs.

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Creators:
History of Science Society
Dates:
circa 1930-1993
Size:
65 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes) (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7474
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment
Friedlein, Gilbert L., 1884-
Friedlein, Gilbert L., Jr., 1921-
Dates:
1880s-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0943
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the life of Gilbert L. Friedlein, semi-professional baseball player and grain elevator operator, and his son Gilbert Friedlein, Jr. It includes photographs, a baseball contract, and correspondence.

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Creators:
Hills, Patricia
Dates:
circa 1900-2015
bulk 1968-2009
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hillspat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, curator, and educator Patricia Hills measure 23.1 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2015, bulk 1968-2009. Central to this collection are project files documenting professional work that resulted in lectures, publications, exhibitions, art history courses on numerous artists including Alice Neel, Jacob Lawrence, May Stevens, Rudolf Baranik, and John Singer Sargent. These files and files documenting Hills's tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art include planning documents, research files, correspondence, manuscripts and accompanying publications, as well as other printed materials. The collection also contains correspondence with art historians, artists, curators, and others, notably Lawrence Alloway, Lowery Stokes Sims, Lucy R. Lippard, T.J. Clark, Leon Golub, and Donald Kuspit; professional files documenting grants and residencies awarded and consulting work; artist and subject files; other writings; and printed material. Membership and affiliation records document Hills' service to the profession, including Women's Caucus for Art and the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus of the American Studies Association.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Friends of the Museum of the Cooper Union
Dates:
1934-1963
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 288
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Friends of the Museum's annual appeals and annual meetings. Included is correspondence requesting donations; invitations to the meetings and exhibit openings; correspondence with guest speakers; receipt and expense reports; copies of speeches given at the annual meetings; and membership lists.

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Creators:
Laguna Gloria Art Museum
Dates:
1965-1980
Size:
9 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.laguglor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

9 bound scrapbooks containing: newspaper and magazine clippings and publicity statements from 1965-1980; press releases from July 1976-August 1977; exhibition catalogs; meeting minutes, membership lists, resumes and receipts.

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Creators:
Contemporary Arts Museum
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Dates:
1957-1972
Size:
5 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.contamur
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Minutes of Board of Directors meetings and financial statements, 1963-1970; membership lists; committee reports; memorandum; correspondence, mainly relating to searches for a new director, 1964-1966, and plans for construction of a new building, 1965-1969; and statements by Board members concerning the Museum's activities, 1957. Also included are h...

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Creators:
American Association of Museums. Committee on Education
Dates:
1976-2005
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities and administration of the American Association of Museums (AAM), Committee on Education (EdCom). EdCom brings together museum educators and other museum professionals to advance the purpose of museums as places of learning, to serve as advocates for audiences, and to promote pr...

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